Peer Reviewers Sought for Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

Peer Reviewers Sought for Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is inviting self-nominations for peer reviewers of the 2019 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) applications. Peer reviewers are typically farmers or ranchers, or from community-based and nonprofit organizations, universities, or government. If selected, reviewers will be expected to attend brief (remote/webinar) training, write reviews of about 15 proposals, and attend a three-and-a-half-day panel meeting in Washington, DC, to be held in the early summer. If you are interested in being considered as a reviewer and will not be involved in any 2019 BFRDP proposal, please send the following information to wdean@nifa.usda.gov: 1) your name, organization name and type (e.g. farm/ranch, NGO/CBO, university), and contact information (email, phone, city and state); 2) a brief description of your interest and experience related to BFRDP, including any experience with military veteran BFRs and/or socially disadvantaged BFRs.