Upcoming Ranching/Farming into the Future Workshop

Funding Opportunities

November 20, 2019

Cochise College – Douglas Campus

4130 West Highway 80

Douglas, Arizona 85607

This free workshop will focus on funding opportunities for local ranchers and farmers.

To register, contact the Trust’s Administrative Coordinator, Mark Fischer,

by phone at (520) 577-8564 or send an email at [email protected] by Thursday, November 14.

8:30   Registration

 9:00   Welcome and Introduction

 9:15    Beginning Rancher Loan Options through FSA

               Salvador Camarena and Rebecca Burright, USDA FSA

9:45    The Ins and Outs of Business Structuring for Ranches

                Mark Schmitt, Cochise College SBDC

10:15    Break

10:30    Anatomy of a Succesful EQIP Application

                Donald Decker, NRCS

11:00    The Cost of Doing Business – Real Life Ranch Budgets In-Depth

                Ashley Wright, UA Cooperative Extension

11:30    Ranch Horse Wrecks…Are You Liable?

               Betsy Greene, UA Cooperative Extension

12:00   Lunch (included with pre-registration)

12:45     Financial Record-Keeping Tools and Programs

                Russ Tronstad, UA Cooperative Extension

 1:15       Conservation Easements

                 John Barrett, Arizona Land and Water Trust

 1:30     Arizona Game and Fish Funding Opportunities

               Sarah Gandaria, AZGF

1:35     Panel: Ace a Loan Application and Protect Your Assets

              Local Lenders and Insurance Providers

2:15      Evaluations, Wrap up Discussion and Adjourn 

This workshop is sponsored by:

Arizona Land and Water Trust, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension,

United States Department of Agriculture, Arizona Cattle Growers and Natural Resources Conservation District



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