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Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program

The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program provides grants to organizations for education, mentoring, and technical assistance initiatives for beginning farmers or ranchers. According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service’s most recent Ag Census data, the number of young people entering farming continues to decline, but the number of new farmers and ranchers over the age of 35 as well as the number of smaller farms and ranches nationwide continue to rise. Ensuring there will be a “new generation” of beginning farmers and ranchers — regardless of age or production choice — is especially important to the continuation of agricultural production in the United States.

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Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe
National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems
800 9th St SW
Washington, DC  20024
Phone: (202) 401-4385

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