Farmers, FFA members learn about available FSA loan programs

Friday, January 14, 2011
Brian Wheeler, Farm Loan Officer with the Farm Service Agency spoke to a roomful at the first Santa Fe Agri-Leaders winter meeting. He serves Saline, Lafayette, Cass, Jackson and Johnson counties.

Brian W. Wheeler, Farm Loan Officer, with the Farm Service Agency spoke to a roomful of farmers and FFA members during the Santa Fe Agri-Leaders first winter meeting on Thursday, Jan. 13 at the high school

He highlighted and explained the details of the available programs, ranging from Beginning Farmer Loans, Youth Loans and guaranteed loans.

He also spoke about some of the other loan programs offered including the Soil Conservation Loans.

The next meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 20. Vern Sevcik, Cargill Feed Specialist will be discussing animal nutrition.

As a nutrition consultant for Cargill Animal Health, Sevcik has years of knowledge and experience in ruminant animals. Not only here in the U.S., but abroad as well. Sevcik has gained insight on animal nutrition as well as a wide variety of farm related issues.

More to follow.