Ag Link is a service to help preserve the family farm business by matching beginning farmers who do not own land, with retiring farmers who do not have heirs to continue the family farm business. Ag Link maintains a database of potential beginning farmers and landowners.
The idea for a Beginning Farmer Center was developed from a series of discussions with Legislators, Extension and Outreach personnel and others in search of a better way to encourage new farmers.
The Emerging Research on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Conference is a joint effort between Farm Foundation and USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) to bring cutting-edge research on issues facing beginning farmers and ranchers to the forefront of discussion in agriculture. Researchers in academia and government, practitioners, policy experts, farmers and ranchers are encouraged to take part in the sessions, which will feature paper presentations from leading scholars in the field.
Submit an online application for Beginning Farmers.