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, […]
Though starting a farm is never easy, thoughtful planning can greatly improve your chances of success.
If you want to buy the farm, you need to have a business plan. That’s the first step Farm Credit Services highly recommends to young and beginning farmers. We visited with Carl Horne, Farm Credit Services of America and Frontier Farm Credit, at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention in Kansas City to find […]