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NMSU to co-host workshop on agricultural funding opportunities

New Mexico State University and the Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico will host a free workshop on Thursday, Nov. 15, to inform those in the agriculture community on possible funding opportunities.

The workshop will focus on the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers program, formerly known as the Section 2501 program. During the workshop, participants will learn about various funding opportunities as well as grant writing skills. Farmers and ranchers as well as nonprofits working with farmers, ranchers and/or rural communities are encouraged to attend.

Representatives from the Office of Advocacy and Outreach, the Farm Service Agency, the Natural Resources and Conservation Service and Rural Development will be in attendance to answer questions.

"This is a real opportunity to learn about USDA funding and grants for farmers and ranchers," said Paul Gutierrez, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service specialist in range livestock production and marketing economics.

Registration as well as a continental breakfast will start at 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks for the event will begin at 9 a.m. At 9:30 a.m. the "Grant Writing for Success," portion of the workshop will take place. This will give the public learn about grants and helpful tips. A question and answer session will take place at 11:30 a.m. Closing remarks will start at 11:45.

The CAA SNM building in Las Cruces is located at 3880 Foothills Road, Suite A.

For more information on the workshop or to RSVP contact Eduardo Medina at 575-621-1188 or Rosanne Norris 757-646-3125.