> April 25 2013: Opportunity Knocks - Two Underutilized USDA Programs For Supporting Local and Regional Food Systems

Are you a for-profit business, a nonprofit, or a state, local or tribal government looking to finance a local or regional food system project? Listen to this webinar to learn about two USDA programs you may never have heard of: the Business and Industry Loan Guarantee program and the Community Facilities Loan and Grant program. USDA Rural Development can provide significant funding and technical assistance for local and regional food system infrastructure – and applications are being accepted now. Learn from USDA program experts and recipients who have successfully used these programs on this webinar.

Special guest: Kathleen Merrigan, outgoing Deputy Secretary of USDA and a champion of local and regional food systems. 

Learn more about this webinar at NGFN.org/webinars, and browse the archive, featuring past and upcoming webinars.