Farm Safety Day
This is an excellent opportunity for you and your employees to review procedures for staying safe and productive in the field and grove. One CEU* is available and completion certificates will be mailed after the class for insurance purposes. When: 7:45 am October 31st Where: Lake County Extension Cost: 25.00 (includes lunch) Reserve your spot by 10/21/11 call Vera Deaver 352-343-4101 x 2723
Women and Hispanic Claims Program
If you believe that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) improperly denied farm loan benefits to you between 1981 and 2000 because you are Hispanic, or because you are female, you may be eligible to apply for compensation .
If you want to register your name to receive a claims package, you can call the Farmer and Rancher Call Center at 1-888-508-4429 or access the following website: www.farmerclaims.gov
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