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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing How Form 8453 S Reduced

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USDA programs, so today I'm going to start by giving you a little bit of background on our organization that's putting on the workshop here tonight via webinar. We are Michigan food and farming systems myths, a statewide nonprofit that's been operating in Michigan since 1998. Basically, what we do is serve underserved communities in agriculture. This includes multicultural farmers, immigrant farmers, women farmers, beginning farmers, and veteran farmers. We support these communities through workshops, both on the ground and virtual. We also have farmer networks, such as the women in agriculture network and the veterans in agriculture network. The incubator farm in Grand Blanc is a 3-acre complex where women come together to learn about agriculture. The veterans in agriculture network helps veterans transition to careers in agriculture. We have about 500 veteran members who participate in this network. When joining the webinar, please make sure to turn off your phone or computer microphone to avoid any unwanted sounds that may be recorded. We also operate the Ann Arbor farm development center, which is a 40-acre farm where we help individuals transition from beginner farmers to growing on a larger scale. We provide shared resources on the farm to support these farmers. The Italian farm development center is one of our incubator farms, where we had participating farmers in 2015. Michigan food and farming systems also hosts two annual events: the meet the buyers event and the Michigan family farms conference. The meet the buyers event allows farmers to talk one-on-one with buyers from organizations like Meijer, Kroger, and Bronson hospitals. The Michigan family farms conference is geared towards beginning farmers and their families, offering workshops on various topics such as healthy soils, pollinator habitat management, and mushroom farming. The conference also includes a youth tract for children ages...