New Farmers Website Introduction
New and beginning farmers and ranchers are as diverse as American agriculture itself. New farmers are growing traditional crops and innovative varieties, organic produce and heirloom products. They are part of row-crop farms—employing cutting-edge technology and equipment—and community-supported agriculture programs, delivering fresh products directly to their neighbors. They are raising beef, pork, dairy cattle, poultry, and fish on operations of every size.
The diversity, level of youth engagement, and varieties of U.S. agriculture are all increasing, and growing the next generation of agriculture has never been more exciting or more urgent than it is right now. Here at USDA, we are working hard to make sure we are ready to meet the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.
For additional help and support, USDA Service Centers are located across the country, throughout the communities they serve. These centers provide customers access to some of the most critical services offered by USDA. They can also connect you to local resources and organizations to help you achieve your goals.
Note: Some service centers may not offer all services. Contact the center before making the trip if you have questions.
Read this introduction in another language: