USDA provides nearly $24 million boost for beginning farmers and ranchers

On Tuesday, USDA Chief Scientist Chavonda Jacobs-Young announced a nearly $24 million investment across 45 organizations and institutions that teach and train beginning farmers and ranchers. This investment is part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, which supports a wide range of professional development activities across an array of important topics for new farmers and ranchers, such as managing capital, acquiring and managing land, and learning effective business and farming practices.