The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will offer a Farm Service Agency (FSA) Borrower Training Course from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3-4.


The course will be held at the S.J. Parker Agricultural Research Center Conference Room, according to a news release.


“Farmers and ranchers completing this course will satisfy the FSA requirement for borrower training and be eligible for additional FSA loans,” said Henry English, director, UAPB Small Farm Program.


“This business education course is required for many new or beginning FSA borrowers or for farmers receiving a second year or other FSA loans,” he said.


The course provides 12 hours of farm financial training and six hours of crop or livestock production training. Course participants will be required to do homework and take a test at the end of the training. Homework and study assistance will be provided. Producers will receive a score of 1 to 3. A score of 1 or 2 is necessary to pass the course. Scores will be sent to the participant’s local county FSA loan officer and to the FSA state office, according to the release.


The cost of the course is $300 per person, which must be paid in full before the workshop. Cashier checks or money orders are the only accepted forms of payment. They should be made payable to the “UAPB Small Farm Program.”


Those interested in taking the course should call the Small Farm Program at 870-575-7225 or 7226 or email leek@uapb.edu. The S.J. Parker Agricultural Research Center is located at 2101 Oliver Road at Pine Bluff.


The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff offers all of its Extension and Research programs and services without discrimination.