Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Webinar: Overview of USDA RD Loan Program

USDA-RD business loan programs are a great opportunity for businesses and communities to encourage local ownership and expansion of local businesses. I would encourage you to consider learning more about them through this webinar.


From: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development []
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:20 PM
Subject: NCRCRD Webinar: Overview of USDA RD Loan Program


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Overview of USDA Rural Development

Loan Program


Mark Brodziski and John Broussard

(USDA Rural Development)


January 22, 2013 (Tuesday)

2:00 PM – Eastern Time


About the webinar:  

The webinar will be presented for participants to become more familiar with the Business Programs of USDA Rural Development,


For a “Sneak Peek” of this webinar go to:


About the Speakers:

Mark Brodziski, US Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Rural Business and Cooperative Programs


Mark Brodziski is the Director of the Specialty Programs Division, Rural Business and Cooperative Programs, USDA. Mark administers loan and grant programs for the purposes of business and economic development in rural communities. His role also includes leading special projects such as expanding the utilization of Rural Business programs in low income communities.  Mark previously served as the Program Director for Business and Community Programs in the WI Rural Development State Office for and has served with USDA since 1983.


John H. Broussard, Director, Business and Industry Division, USDA Rural Development


Since December 2011, John H. Broussard has been appointed as the Director, Business and Industry (B&I) Division within Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) of USDA Rural Development in Washington, DC.  As the B&I Division Director, Broussard directs nationwide rural development activities of the Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program of USDA Rural Development administering a portfolio in excess of $8.5 Billion.  Prior to becoming Division Director, he served as the Program Director for Rural Business-Cooperative Service for the State of Louisiana and has been with USDA since 1983.


Registration: There is no registration and no fee for attending this webinar.


To join the webinar go to, “enter as a guest” is by default already chosen. Type your name into the text box provided, and click on “Enter Room”. You are now in the meeting room for the webinar.


The webinar will be recorded and archived at


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North Central Regional Center for Rural Development

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