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La. Women in Agriculture Conference is Rescheduled Due to Tropical Storm Isaac

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08.27.2012
La. Women in Agriculture Conference is Rescheduled Due to Tropical Storm Isaac
NEW DATE:  September 20, 2012 - Delhi, Louisiana

Due to Tropical Storm Isaac, the Louisiana Women in Agriculture Conference originally scheduled for August 30, 2012, at the Delhi Civic Center in Delhi, Louisiana, has been rescheduled for September 20, 2012.  The location of the conference will remain the Delhi Civic Center in Delhi, Louisiana.  Everyone who registered to attend the August 30, 2012, conference will be registered to attend the September 20, 2012, event.

Women farmers and ranchers from across the state are invited to attend the September 20, 2012, conference and learn more about farm/ranch funding sources, reducing farm/ranch operation costs and increasing profits, and ensuring farm/ranch sustainability.  There is no cost to attend, and lunch will be provided.

FREE Conference
Register today to learn more about:

Funding Sources
Increased Profits
Sustainability

To reserve a spot at the Louisiana Women in Agriculture Conference, call or e-mail (318) 473-7687 or adele.swearingen@la.usda.gov before September 18, 2012.

For information on conservation opportunities with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, contact your local Natural Resources Conservation Service office or Soil and Water Conservation District.

 

 

 

 

Join us on September 20 . . .
Special Session

Prominent Louisiana women in agriculture will lead a roundtable discussion of issues important to women in agriculture in Louisiana.  Panelists will include: 

  • Paula Mathes, Ouachita Parish Producer (cropland)
     

  • Angie Tyler, Lincoln Parish Producer (poultry)
     

  • Genevieve Lyons, St. Landry Parish Producer and President of the Louisiana Cattlewomen’s Association (livestock)
     

  • Tammie McDaniel, Franklin Parish Producer (cropland)
     

  • Betsy Moreland, American National Cattlewomen Association (livestock)
     

  • Sarah Haymaker, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Agencies sponsoring the Louisiana Women in Agriculture Conference include:

  • USDA Farm Service Agency

  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

  • USDA Rural Development

  • West Carroll Soil and Water Conservation District

  • Northeast Soil and Water Conservation District

  • Boeuf River Soil and Water Conservation District

  • Delta Regional Authority

To reserve a spot
at the
Louisiana Women in Agriculture Conference or to find out more information about the conference,
call or e-mail:

(318) 473-7687 or

adele.swearingen@la.usda.gov

before September 18, 2012
  

 The Delhi Civic Center is located at
231 Denver Street, Delhi, Louisiana. 

Conference check-in begins at 10:00 a.m. on September 20; conference sessions begin at 10:30 a.m.; and the conference ends at 2:30 p.m.

 

 

Commitment to Equality
USDA believes every farmer and rancher should be treated equally and fairly, and we are committed to resolving all cases involving allegations of past discrimination by individuals.

Referral Guide for USDA Settlements and Claims Adjudication Process

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Women and Hispanic Farmers and Ranchers Claims Adjudication Process
If you believe that USDA improperly denied farm loan benefits to you for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000 because you are a female or because you are Hispanic, you may be eligible to apply for compensation.  To request a claims package by telephone, call 1-888-508-4429.  To request a claims package online, please visit www.farmerclaims.gov

Native American Farmer and Rancher Class Action Settlement (Keepseagle v. Vilsack)
If you are a Native American who was denied a farm loan or loan servicing by the USDA between January 1, 1981, and November 24, 1999, you may be eligible for benefits from a Class Action Settlement.  To request a claims package by telephone, call:  1-888-233-5506.  To request a claims package online, or for more information, please visit:  www.indianfarmclass.com

African American Farmer and Rancher Class Action Settlement (Pigford II)
If you are an African American farmer (a) who submitted a request to file a late claim on or between October 13, 1999, and June 18, 2008, under the 1999 USDA settlement in the earlier class action known as Pigford v. Glickman ("Pigford") and (b) who did not receive a merits determination on your discrimination claim, you may be eligible for benefits from a Class Action Settlement.  To hear information by telephone, call 1-866-950-5547 or 1-866-472-7826.  To find information online, please visit:  www.blackfarmercase.com

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To find out more about this conservation opportunity and more, contact your local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service:  Office Locator