WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue Extension is offering free online workshops to help farmers and others identify sources of funding to help them take their agriculture-related projects from dream to reality.

“Funding Opportunities for Farmers and Others” will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EDT Sept. 25 and Oct. 2. They will provide basic introduction into some of the grants, loans and cost-share opportunities that are available and explain applicant eligibility and how to apply.

Participants also will learn how to use outside funding to begin a new farm enterprise or grow an existing one.

It is recommended that participants viewing the webinars from home or office log in to the site ahead of time to assess their connection and make sure they have downloaded any necessary software.

A full agenda for each part of the series can be found at www3.ag.purdue.edu/counties/hancock/Documents/AgFiles/Programs/AgendaSAREfarmerFundingwebinar12.pdf.

Each session will be recorded and made available for later use via the Web.

Co-sponsors of the webinars are Michigan Voices for Good Food Policy, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute and North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

For more information on how to take part in the sessions, contact Roy Ballard at (317) 462-1113 or rballard@purdue.edu.