Farming is the best career in the world. Ask any farmer. Just don’t forget to brace yourself for the ugly, especially when you start a farm.
It can be a bit difficult for young farmers to uncover resources to start a serious for-profit part- or full-time agribusiness.
The most recent Census of Agriculture reports that in 2017, there were 674,940 principal beginning farmers and 908,274 new farmers.
Beginning farmers can now apply for a new mentorship program thanks to a partnership between the USDA and SCORE. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue signed a Memorandum of Understanding with officials from SCORE, the nation’s largest volunteer network of expert business mentors, to provide resources for beginning ranchers, veterans, women, socially disadvantaged Americans and others, […]