View this email in your browser
Pennsylvania Veteran Farming Project-
In this issue: NRCS tech/financial assistance, Agritourism profitability survey, Small biz loans, upcoming learning events
Penn State is surveying agritourism operators to help them design resources pertaining to the question "Can agritourism help me stay or become profitable?” . If you host visitors on your farm, please consider responding to the survey.
Lancaster County Army Veteran finds free technical assistance a force multiplier

Sara Hodgkiss knows that accessing public funds is good business for the non-profit equine rescue farm she runs. Learn how she's tapped into USDA technical assistance to improve the facility welcoming fellow veterans to learn about rescued horses and build equine barn skills in our newest blog post.
Small Business Adminstration logo in red and blue
Considering a Small Business Loan? The SBA guarantees commercial loans to eligible borrowers. If you’re a member of a federal credit union, consider this financing option.  

Navy Federal Credit Union offers 5 basic tips for borrowers here. 
Download the Small Business Administration SBA Loan Quick Reference fact sheet here.

The SBA provides business planning advice free to veterans. Visit their site to search for investment capital if you're ready to grow your agribusiness.
Upcoming Events:

Fayette Co: South West Project Grass Field Day and Pasture Walk May 17, Woah Nellie Dairy, Brown Family Farm, Acme, PA Flyer

​Blair Co: Equine and Conservation Pasture Walk, Saturday, June 8th Flyer

Schuylkill Co: Interested in growing lavender? Visit Troy and Wendy Jochem's Hope Hill in Pottsville.  They're hosting an Amateur Herbalist: Lavender Farm Tour, June 12, 6 pm, Pottsville, $10. Co-sponsored by Penn State Extension.

Montgomery Co: 2-day Tractor Operation & Maintenance Workshop for Women, June 3, 2019 9:00 AM to June 4,  5:00 PM, Lundale Farm 2501 Pottstown Pike, Pottstown, PA 19465


 Bradford Co: Bringing Marginal Ground Back Into Productive Grazing  May 21, 2019, Towanda, Pennsylvania Revitalizing soil, strategic mowing, etc.

Philadelphia: Making Fresh Goat Cheese, Thursday, June 6, 6:30-8:30pm, 707 S. 50th St., Jewish Farm School    Register 
We gratefully acknowledge the support of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8 and Chapter 76 (Pittsburgh). The PA Veteran Farming Project is fiscally sponsored by the Westmoreland Conservation District. There's no charge for our services to eligible veterans/Guard/Reserve/military and their spouses. 
Information in this newsletter and on our website is for informational purposes only. Please complete due diligence before entering into any legal or financial agreements. 
Support our work with veterans who farm: donations may be made by check payable to "WCD" with "Troops to Tractors" in the memo line; mail to WCD, 218 Donohoe Rd., Greensburg  PA  15601. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of IRS regulations. 
Copyright © 2019 PA Veteran Farming Project, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp