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VIEDA to host free informational webinar for USVI farmers on April 22

The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will host an informational webinar at 10AM on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 for USVI small business owners. Webinar participants will learn about available resources for farmers during the current impact of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

This webinar titled, “Farmers Loans, Grants & COVID-19 Resources”, will be conducted via Zoom, a software-based platform for video and audio communications. Small-business owners can register for the webinar at

This webinar will feature the following experts from the respective agencies:

  • Nadine T. Marchena Kean, Managing Director, Enterprise Zone Commission, VIEDA
  • Monique T. Samuel, Acting Director of Lending, Economic Development Bank, VIEDA
  • Representative from the V.I. Department of Agriculture
  • Mikol Hoffman, Plow to Plate Program Director, World Central Kitchen
  • Rudy G. O’Reilly, Jr., District Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Rena Elias, Area Specialist, USDA Rural Development

Moderator: Cusa Holloway, Incubator Program Manager, VIEDA

For more information, contact Shanell Petersen, VIEDA Managing Director, Marketing and Vision 2040 at

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