Tuesday, October 16, 2012

USDA Hispanic & Women Farmer and Rancher Claims Process

Below are meeting locations for meetings held at the end of this month on October 29-30, 2012.  These meetings will not only discuss the USDA Hispanic and Women Farmer and Rancher Claims Process which was opened on September 24, 2012 and closes March 25, 2013, but it will also include presentations from FSA, RD, and NRCS regarding programs available to producers.


Subject: Hispanic &Women Farmer & Rancher Claims Process


If you, or someone you know, believe the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has improperly denied you farm loan benefits between 1981 and 2000 because you are Hispanic or female, you may be eligible to apply for compensation and should attend one of the scheduled public meetings.


Thursday, October 18, 7PM – 9PM EST


Marion County Extension Office

Southeastern Livestock Pavilion

2232 NE Jacksonville Rd.

Ocala, FL 34470


Friday, October 19, 7PM – 9PM EST


Univ. of Florida/IFAS/Gulf Coast REC

14625 CR 672

Wimauma, FL 33598


Saturday, October 20, 2PM – 4PM EST


Dade County Farm Bureau

1850 Old Dixie Hwy.

Homestead, FL 33033


Monday, October 29, 6PM – 8PM CST


Jackson County Extension Office

2741 Pennsylvania Ave.

Marianna, FL 32448


Monday, October 29, 7PM – 9PM EST


Palm Beach County Extension Office

Mounts Auditorium

531 North Military Trail

West Palm Beach, FL 33415


Tuesday, October 30, 6PM – 8PM EST


Hamilton County Extension Office

1143 US Highway 41 NW

Jasper, FL 32052




For additional information contact Tim Manning (352) 379-4500, tim.manning@fl.usda.gov

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should contact Tim Manning.


Crystal Snodgrass, M.S.
Extension Agent, Vegetables
Manatee County Government
University of Florida IFAS Extension
941-722-4524, Ext. 230
Fax: 941-721-6796


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