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.
Register today to learn more about:
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| Increased Profits |
| Sustainability |
To reserve a spot at the Louisiana Women in Agriculture Conference, call or e-mail (318) 473-7687 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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Join us on September 20 . . .
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
Louisiana Women in Agriculture Conference or to find out more information about the conference,
call or e-mail:
(318) 473-7687 or
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.
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