New Members Appointed to USDA Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
USDA has announced the appointment of 20 members to serve two-year terms on the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers. Their names are listed online. The Committee includes representatives for state beginning farming programs; commercial lenders; private nonprofit organizations with active beginning farmer or rancher programs; the National Institute of Food and Agriculture; the Farm Service Agency; community colleges or other educational institutions with demonstrated experience in training beginning farmers and ranchers; and other entities or persons providing lending or technical assistance for qualified beginning farmers and ranchers. This Committee is an important part of the USDA strategy to engage, support, and service new and beginning farmers.