While we all know that there is no such thing as a free lunch…there is some funding available to farmers and others who apply that might enable them to do a number of things on their farm to try a new way of accomplishing a farm task, reducing environmental impact, growing a new crop, conducting research or an educational program, learning more about a particular issue, becoming more energy efficient, adding value to a raw farm product, developing a local food system, etc.

On the evenings of Wednesday, September 25 and October 2 (6:30- 8:30 pm) there will be free, live interactive webinars collectively entitled Funding Opportunities for Farmers and Others at the Washington County Government Building Meeting Room (806 Martinsburg Rd., Salem) which will provide basic introduction into some of the current grants, loans and cost share opportunities that are available, applicant eligibility and how to apply for funding.  Each session will cover different sources and types of funding.

It is hoped that this online training series will help farmers and others identify sources of funding (grants, loans and cost share) that could be available to them to help take their ag related project from dream to reality.

It is recommended that participants viewing from home or office log in to the site ahead of time to assess their connection and to make sure they have downloaded any necessary software ahead of time.

A full agenda for each part of the series can be found at

For information on how to take part in one or both session of this webinar series from home or at the Washington County Government Building please contact the Purdue Extension – Washington County office at 812-883-4601 or by e-mail at [email protected].