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April 10, 2020 – Nevada County Farmers and Ranchers are invited to attend an informative webinar and roundtable discussion regarding how Nevada County Agriculture can continue to provide safe and healthy food for our community while remaining economically viable. Guest speakers from the Federal, State, and local level will be on hand to discuss their roles and support programs during this difficult time.

Monday, April 13, 2020 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Agenda:

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• Opening comments- Nevada County Board of Supervisor Sue Hoek, District 4
• Congressman LaMalfa’s Office
Updates on how our Congressman is working hard to protect the Agriculture Industry in Nevada County as well as California during this unprecedented time.
• Sierra Business Council- Kristen York, Vice President of Business Innovation
A great resource on how to better understand your cash situation as well as navigating the SBA loan process. Information on the recently enacted Federal CARES package will also be discussed.
• USDA-Farm Service Agency- Kathleen Bowman & Ehab El Liessy, Program managers
Learn about the many traditional programs that the Farm Service Agency has to offer. From commodity price support to conservation programs as well as conventional loans, the Farm Service Agency may provide a safety net for farms.
• Produce Safety for Farmers- Shane Rainey, CDFA Northern California Region Inspector
Hear about how CDFA is responding to COVID-19 crisis and what you can do to ensure your employees and the food that you produce is safe.
• Nevada County Agricultural Department- Chris de Nijs, Agricultural Commissioner
Come to know how your County Ag Department is working hard to ensure your food system is being protected during these trying times.

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