USDA Invests in Training for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

45 organizations receive funding, including veteran-specific programs.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it has distributed $27.9 million to 45 organizations that teach and train beginner farmers and ranchers, some of which are dedicated to training U.S. veterans. According to USDA data, over one-third of America’s 3.4 million farmers are over the age of 65, making onboarding new agricultural professionals a high priority for the aging sector.

“The next generation of farmers and ranchers hold the promise for future American agriculture and rural prosperity,” said USDA Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small. “Under the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is providing our newest producers with the support they need to succeed and the educational resources to guide their operations on the path toward long-term sustainability and profitability.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Deputy Secretary Torres Small as she facilitates the program supporting new farmers and ranchers.
  • For discernment for Secretary Vilsack as he heads the Department of Agriculture.

Sources: Department of Agriculture

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