Webinars will cover beginning farmer resources, eligibility requirements for programs
The webinars are free however pre-registration is required to get a link to each webinar. Please register at these links or by emailing email@example.com.
- USDA Resources for Beginning Farmers in New York State: USDA’s Beginning Farmer Team in New York will offer this webinar on March 4 from 12 – 2 p.m. Register here.
- Understanding Eligibility Requirements for NRCS and FSA Programs: USDA’s Urban Agriculture Team in New York will offer this webinar for urban producers on March 24 from 12 – 1 p.m. The webinar will be useful to all beginning farmers. Register here.
According to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, 27% of farmers were categorized as new and beginning producers, which means they have 10 years or less of experience operating a farm or ranch.
Feel free to reach out to the Beginning Farmer Team for additional questions. The New York team consists of:
Lynnette Wright – FSA – Lynnette.firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne Baker – NRCS – Suzanne.email@example.com
Bill Ferris – RMA – William.firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph Heller – Urban Conservationist – Joseph.email@example.com
USDA offers a variety of farm loan, risk management, disaster assistance, and conservation programs to support farmers, including beginning farmers and ranchers. Additionally, a number of these programs have provisions specifically for beginning farmers, including targeted funding for loans and conservation programs as well as waivers and exemptions. Learn more about USDA’s resources for beginning farmers at farmers.gov/newfarmers. Additionally, find information on urban agriculture programs at farmers.gov/urban.
If you need an accommodation to participate in one of these webinars, please contact Lynnette Wright at (315) 477-6309, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, at least one day prior to the event. You may also contact Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.