Beginning Farmer Programs & Resources

Center for Rural Affairs is a great resource for somebody who would like to learn how to be a farmer and rancher!

“Beginning Farmer Programs & Resources

First, Finding Land

Matching and Land Linking Programs: Learn about and find programs across the US and abroad that match beginning farmers with retiring ones

Land Link: The Center’s Land Linking Program

Transfer Strategies: Examples of successful linking arrangements

Navigating Land Transfers for Retiring Farmers/Ranchers: Workshop series to help retiring landowners secure their retirement planning and farm transfer

Other Programs

Conservation Reserve Program Transition Option: Incentives for landowners to return land to production and rent to new or socially disadvantaged farmers

Beginning and Socially Disadvantaged Farmer and Rancher Land Contract Guarantee Program: Incentives for landowners to sell to new or socially disadvantaged farmers

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program: Grants designed to provide support to collaborative networks or partnerships.”

via | Center for Rural Affairs.