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Survival Strategies Conference

  • Subject: [cg] Survival Strategies Conference
  • From: JSBMH2@aol.com
  • Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 17:40:38 EDT

This is FYI.  Sounds pretty neat though.

John Herndon
Village Green Community Garden
Norman, OK


From: Alesia Swan [mailto:Alesia.Swan@rma.usda.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 7:24 AM
To: Alesia Swan
Subject: National Outreach Conference Scholarship Form
 I would like to share with each of you the scholarship application form for the upcoming Risk Management Agency's National Outreach Conference - Survival Strategies for Small and Limited Resource Farmers and Ranchers.  Attached are two files. One in Regular Microsoft Word (allowing applicants to email their form) and the other in Adobe Acrobat PDF (if they choose to submit application in writing). Please apply and/or share this information with others as you deem appropriate.  Thank you for your consideration.  Looking forward to hopefully seeing each of you at the National Outreach Conference, October 6-9 in San Diego, CA!
Alesia Swan, Western Region Outreach Specialist

National USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) Survival Strategies for
Small-Limited Resource Farmers and Ranchers Conference
October 6-9, 2003
San Diego, California

                       Scholarship Application/Nomination                                       

1. Name of applicant/nominee:__________________________________
Phone:_____________ Email:__________________________________

2. Type of application: Self____      Nomination ____
Nominator's name: __________________________________________
Phone:______________________ Organization ___________________        
3. Type of AG Business (check all that applies) Producer/Farmer _____, Commodity Group Leader/Member _____, Community Based Organization Leader/Member _____, Insurance Agent _____,
Banker _____, Pesticide Dealer/Applicator) _____, Federal/State/Local
Gov't _____, Extension/Farm Agent _____, Member of Farming/Commodity/Business Groups (identify)_______________, __________________, ____________,  Other ____________________.

4. Please tell us about the applicant/yourself (include community involvement, small farm knowledge, honors, awards) ________________________________________________________

5.  Briefly state how attendance at this conference could help or will
benefit the applicant and/or an organization or business the applicant
is representing:

6.  Briefly state how attendance at this conference could help or will
benefit the applicant's community:

7.   Which level of scholarship are you applying for?

A. Full_____ Registration (includes workshop materials, meals, and up to 3 nights lodging, airfare, airport parking at airport near resident/home, transportation to and from airport, if applicable).
B. Partial____ Registration (includes workshop materials, meals and mileage).

       *Please note: Scholarship recipients are responsible to pay for any    
       incidentals such as telephone calls, computer/internet service, video
       rentals, additional cost of hotel room for extra family members, etc.


Please submit your completed application to the following locations:

Email Address: jo.lynne.seufer@rma.usda.gov Please send using return-receipt email confirmation.

FAX Number: (509) 353-3149 Please call (509) 353-2147 to confirm location has received the application.

2003 National Outreach Conference Steering Committee
ATTN: Jo Lynne Seufer, Scholarship Committee Chair
112 North University, #205
Spokane, WA  99206
Please Send by Certified Return-Receipt to Ensure Delivery Confirmation.

Your application must be received no later than Friday, July 25, 2003.  Applicants will be notified of selection by Friday, August 15, 2003.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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