Seminars scheduled for ag lenders


OTTAWA, Ohio — The Ohio State University Extension has scheduled two educational seminars in western Ohio for lenders who work with agriculture.

Dates and locations

The dates are Oct. 13 at the Putnam County Extension office in Ottawa and Oct. 15 at the Champaign County Extension office in Urbana.

These seminars are opportunities for ag lenders, Farm Service Agency financial personnel, farm managers, county Extension educators and others to learn about OSU Extension research, outreach programs and current agricultural topics of interest across the state.


Robert Moore, attorney for the Wright Law Co. LPA, will address ag lenders on the pros and cons of farmers moving their operations to Limited Liability Corporations.

Mike Bumgarner from the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will speak on Issue II which will be on the November ballot in Ohio.

David Drake, acting director of the Farm Service Agency in Ohio, will discuss the FSA beginning farmer loan program and the grain storage structure loan program.

Barry Ward, Ohio State University Extension leader, Production Business Management will be on hand to discuss Ohio Land Rents and the updated Crop Enterprise Budgets for 2010.

Cost and deadline

The registration cost to attend one of the seminars is $60 and the registration deadline is Oct. 5.

Local county extension offices can provide a registration form or access it at

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