USDA Programs for Beginning Farmers

Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers

Small and mid-size producers provide new opportunities for American agriculture across the country.

The USDA has recently added the Small and Mid-Sized Farmers website. This page provides small and mid-size producers valuable resources and program information about access to capital, land management and conservation practices, managing risk, finding local markets, and other educational resources.

For more information visit: Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers

USDA Launches Resource for Farmers, Ranchers

See for a new USDA resource to help farmers and ranchers get easy to access, reliable information for technical assistance in getting their business started. Here find online courses, videos, presentations, apps, and other materials. FarmAnswers is supported by a grant from USDA-NIFA through its Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) and was developed by the Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota. Items on the site can be filtered to the specific information the user wants and help them find educational programs in their localities. Toolboxes are available on topics such as business planning, marketing products locally, and accessing land. FarmAnswers is a key partner of the USDA-wide effort to make it easier for people to find USDA programs and services for new farmers through a streamlined website and discovery tool at The NewFarmers website also includes information specifically for women in agriculture, youth, and veterans.