Disaster recovery workshops for farmers, ranchers

The United States Department of Agriculture Service Centers in Florida are holding disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshops during the next few weeks in 48 counties, including Citrus County, for farmers and ranchers impacted by Hurricane Irma. 
The Citrus County meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Citrus County Extension Service Office, 3650 W. Sovereign Path, No. 1, in Lecanto.
The event is free and open to the public. To find other meeting dates and locations, go to: www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Florida/state-events/index
Representatives from USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) will present information on the various disaster assistance programs and resources available to farmers, ranchers, and rural communities. 
Workshop topics include emergency assistance for livestock and crop-related expenses and losses; financial assistance programs to help with farm and farmland damage; deadlines for applying for disaster assistance programs and programs to help with restoration and rehabilitation of farm and ranch land. For further information, visit: www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Florida/index.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:00