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Careers in Agriculture

A renewed interest in farming, ranching and food business entrepreneurship is influencing the professional decisions of people young and old across the country. Learn more about how USDA supports beginning farmers and ranchers, innovative new food businesses, and careers serving the agricultural industry through public service in this section of the KYF Compass. Then explore the interactive map for examples of USDA-funded projects targeting new and beginning farmers and ranchers.

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Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

Environmental Quality Incentives Program
In 2009, USDA funded 29 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development projects that trained more than 5,000 new producers in the first year. In 2010, 40 projects were funded. The projects operate in 40 states.