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Workshop: Access to Capital for New and Beginning Farmers and Food Businesses

  • Seafarers Memorial Park 601 Seafarers Way Anacortes, WA, 98221 United States (map)

Farm businesses need access to capital whether it’s a new
business start-up, a business expansion, purchasing land or new
equipment, or building inventories to support a market expansion.
All Beginning Farmers and Food Businesses are invited....
with a special focus on lenders and institutions offering services to
U.S. Veterans, limited-resource and minority farmers, and food
business owners. Come and meet representatives of lending
programs and financial institutions that provide loans from less
than $5,000 to more than $300,000.

Participating programs and lenders include:
 Business Impact Northwest
 Community Food Co-op's Farm Fund
 Community Sourced Capital
 Craft3
 Farm Services Agency
 Industrial Credit Union
 North Coast Credit Union,
 Northwest Farm Credit Services
 Port of Bellingham Revolving Loan Fund
 Skagit Council of Governments Revolving Loan Fund
 USDA Rural Development Department

Technical Assistance providers will be on hand from the
Economic Development Association of Skagit County,
Sustainable Connections Food to Bank On program, Viva
Farms, and Western Washington University’s Small
Business Development Center. Growing Veterans will be at
the workshop to share their programs with interested U.S

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 8:45AM to 3:45 PM
Seafarers Memorial Park
601 Seafarers Way
Anacortes, WA 98273

Registration is $25, includes lunch, refreshments, and
Workshop scholarships are available upon request

Earlier Event: October 22
Orcas Island Green Home Network Tour
Later Event: January 28