Angelic Organics Learning Center has partnered with USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) to present a three-hour workshop for farmers interested in learning more about FSA loan programs and services on Friday, February 17, 2017, 1:30 PM, at Big Hill Center in Beloit, WI. The FSA offers loan assistance to farmers who have some experience and want to own or operate a farm, but who don't yet meet the qualifications to get financing from a traditional lender. The benefits of working with FSA include favorable interest rates and terms for farm ownership and operating loans, access to non-traditional types of credit such as microloans, and assistance in completing loan applications. The workshop agenda includes a presentation in which Wisconsin and Illinois FSA staff will provide information on how FSA loans can help non-commodity farmers grow their operations. Presenters will outline the steps in the loan application process and discuss the types of experience lenders look for in successful applicants. The workshop will also include a question-and-answer period with a panel of local farmers who have worked with FSA to grow their businesses. The workshop will be 1:30-4:30PM at at the Big Hill Center, 1201 W Big Hill Rd. Beloit, WI. Registration is $15 and will be open until February 15th, 2017. To register for this event please visit www.LearnGrowConnect.org/events or call 815-389-8455.