I want to start farming. How do I do that?

There are many resources available for those who are interested in farming. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has developed a website geared specifically toward new farmers. From cutting edge research, access to loans, managing risk and protecting the environment, there is a wealth of information. In addition to the USDA’s website, it has developed a microsite called Start 2 Farm, with additional resources about successful planning, farm management, effective marketing, and growing a farm.

USFRA Point of View

In order for agriculture to provide healthy choices for all Americans, as well as people around the world, we need all types of farms and ranches – big and small, organic and conventional, rural and urban. Only when farmers and ranchers collectively respond to the marketplace, sharing best... Read more