BEGINNING FARMER & RANCHER SERVICES

THE FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN COOPERATIVES/ LAF ASSISTS NEW FARMERS AND RANCHERS IN UNDERSTANDING FARM BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS

We are actively developing new resources, trainings, and online tools for young and beginning farmers, including guidebooks on federal programs and regulations, in-person workshops and trainings, and a cooperatively farmer-owned software application to help solve fundamental marketing challenges.

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill) reauthorized the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program and provides mandatory funds for which supports education, mentoring, and technical assistance initiatives for beginning farmers and ranchers.

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How to Become a New & Beginning Farmer

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