Farmers and Ranchers

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Assisting Farmers and Ranchers in locating the information they need.


Watch the Video on finding Small Farm Funding Resources

U.S. Department of Agriculture. National Agriucltural Library. Rural Information Center.

Screencast on using the Small Farm Funding online guide.

A field with a barn and silo in the background Farm Service Agency

United States Department of Agriculture.

"Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans."

Somone holding a bunch of vegetables: Copyright IStock Photos Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

United States Department of Agriculture.

A USDA initiative to promote sustainable local and regional food systems that will support small and mid-sized farms and ranches, strengthen rural communities, promote healthy eating, and protect our natural resources.

A father with his son and two pigs Small Farms

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Small farms contribute a substantial portion of the value of United States farm production.

Apples in Basket; Copyright iStock Photos Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass

United States Department of Agriculture.

An interactive tool set that helps people, "learn about how USDA supports local and regional food economies; see examples of producers, businesses and communities putting these resources to work; and explore the map to find out what's happening near you."

dry land indicating drought: Source U.S.Department of Agriculture, NRCS U.S. Department of Agriculture's Drought and Drought Assistance

U.S.Department of Agriculture.

"This page provides resources and information related to the current drought crisis from across the Government."

Man on horseback herding cattle in a field Agricultural Safety and Health Program

Ohio State University.

"nationally recognized center of excellence for educational extension programming and agricultural safety and health research."

A variety of interplanted crops including sunflowers Natural Resource Conservation Service Programs

USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Lists all of NRCS's natural resources conservation programs. These programs help people increase wildlife habitat, reduce soil erosion, reduce damages caused by natural disasters, enhance water supplies and improve water quality.

Windmill Energy Programs

USDA. Rural Development

Includes information on the Rural Energy for America Programs (REAP).

Farm with white fence and red barn Small and Family Farms

USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

"NIFA administers competitive and non-competitive funding opportunities that help its partners undertake research, education, and extension activities that support the work of farmers and ranchers across the United States."

tractors in crops Agriculture Outlook Reports

USDA. Economic Research Service.

These are reports that use data to provide agriculture outlooks by product and special reports, like agricultural trade data.

Cow and Calf Disaster Assistance Programs for Farmers and Ranchers

USDA. Farm Service Agency.

"The Farm Service Agency provides assistance for natural disaster losses, resulting from drought, flood, fire, freeze, tornadoes, pest infestation, and other calamities."

  • Emergency Farm Loans

  • Woman carrying cabbage: USDA, Agriculture Research Service Photo Annie's Project

    Annie's National Network Initiative for Educational Success.

    "Annie's Project
    is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern
    farm enterprise."