Friday, October 30, 2009

Youth Loan Workshop

Rusk's Singletary Public Library Hosts Youth Loan Workshops for 4-H & FFA Projects
Submitted by: Rene' McCracken, CEP-AgNR Cherokee County

Cherokee County Cooperative Extension Agent, Rene' McCracken has coordinated with the Singletary Public Library in Rusk and Truman Lamb of Heritage Land Bank-Palestine to present Youth Loan Workshops for agriculture projects on Nov 2nd and Nov 9th. This is a free workshop for all youth 10 yrs and up currently enrolled in a 4-H Club or FFA Chapter. The loan terms are: up to $5,000, for one year, with minimum interest paid back after the sale of the project. The loan can be used to purchase market or breeding livestock, materials for shop projects, or to purchase feed for livestock.

At Workshop #1 general loan information will be provided and application forms distributed to those interested youth. At the 2nd Workshop on November 9, 2009, we will hand in the completed forms and assist in completing them if necessary. Loans should be funded by the middle of November. Program begins at 4:30 pm each session. Space is limited - so RSVP early at 903-683-5416 or

Who Should Come? All FFA & 4-H Youth (10 yrs and up), Ag Teachers and 4-H Leaders, Extension Agents, Mentors and Parents. If you cannot attend the meeting but would be interested in the loan program contact Truman Lamb at Heritage Land Bank 903-729-4667. Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.

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