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The Carrot Project's E- News | September 2009

In This Issue

Did You Know?

The Highlighted Farmer Resource is AGPLAN. The Agricultural, Fisheries and Small Business Planning Website, which helps rural business owners develop business plans free of charge.









This fall offers many ways for you to participate in our work and help strengthen farming in the Northeast. Read on for details.

Thanks for your interest in our work.
Dorothy Suput, Founder and Executive Director

Expanding the Reach of The Strolling of the Heifers Microloan Fund for New England Farmers

Saxophonist Paul Winter and his ensemble, the Paul Winter Consort, Paul Winter Crestone Lakewill appear in two benefit concerts on September 11th and 12th, in Brattleboro and Pittsfield, to support the expansion of the Microloan Fund for New England Farmers. Read More.

The three Whole Foods stores in Cambridge, Massachusetts are hosting a 5% Day on September 16th to expand the Microloan Fund for New England Farmers to Eastern Massachusetts. Read More.

Brown Bag: Lesson Learned from the Microloan Fund for New England Farmers

brown bag with booksWe are hosting a conference call to discuss the lessons learned from administering the Microloan Fund. If a similar program could be helpful in your area, you want to know how the program operates, or have feedback about our work, please join us. The call is scheduled for noon on Friday, October 2.  Learn More

Farmers’ Workshop: Is the Microloan Fund Right for My Farm? 

If you are asking yourself if credit is right for your business, or if youFarmer C. Currie want to find out more about the Microloan Fund for New England Farmers, as well as other financing and business planning resources, please join us November 4 in the conference room at the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources in Amherst, MA. Read More. (Photo credit: E. Ferry.)

Strolling of the Heifers Microloan Fund for New England Farmers Application Deadline: Friday, November 27, 2009 


We are pleased to announce that the Strolling of the Heifers Microloan Fund for New England Farmers will be accepting applications through November 27, 2009 for loans of $10,000 or less. Applicants must live in one of the four counties of Western Massachusetts or in Vermont, and must prequalify.  Learn More.

Farmer Resources

Need help pulling together the documents for your loan application, putting together a business plan, or deciding if credit makes sense for your business? Please check out the business planning and financial management resources on our website to Learn More.

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