ATTN: Attorneys, accountants, and consultants for cooperatives
Debbie Rausch, USDA Rural Business and Grant Analyst, will describe grant, loan, and guaranteed loan options for cooperatives at USDA Rural Development.
In this webinar, Participants will:
✅ Become aware of grant, loan, and guaranteed loan options for cooperatives at USDA Rural Development
✅ Understand the legal requirements to obtain a Rural Development grant, loans, or guaranteed loan and to keep the grant, loan, or guaranteed loan in good standing with the agency
About the Facilitator: Debbie Rausch has been with USDA since May of 1999. In January 2021, she accepted a position as part of the National Office Staff in the Cooperative Services Division. Prior to that she served as a Business Program Specialist for the Business and Cooperative Services Programs in the Ohio State Office. She was responsible for direct and guaranteed loan making and servicing. She also provided technical assistance regarding loan and grant programs within Rural Development. Prior to joining USDA, Debbie worked for Cooperative Extension in an eight-county area of Northwest Ohio focused on farm management and business planning. She also worked at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County New York as a dairy and livestock agent. Ms. Rausch received her Bachelor of Science in Dairy Science and a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics both from Ohio State University. Ms. Rausch and her husband are currently the 4th generation to steward the family farm in Central Ohio.
This Webinar has been approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California.
Dues paying members of the Cooperative Professionals Guild receive access to this webinar for a 50% discount ($12.50). Not a member? Join today by clicking here!