Farm & Food

Whether your family has been farming or ranching for generations or you're just beginning a farm career, the Center for Rural Affairs has resources to help you grow a successful farm business.

Calling all beginning farmers and ranchers! America’s farmers and ranchers are aging, and it is prime time for a new generation. It can be hard for new farmers to get started, but there’s help. Check out our resources for ways to take advantage of exciting new opportunities. Anyone with interest can...
Farms are businesses, and as with any business, sound financial planning is crucial to success. Considering your farm finances is especially important for beginners getting started and for landowners considering farm transfers. Beginning farmer finances and farm businesses Financial picture overview...
The landscape of food on children’s plates here in Nebraska is diverse, healthy, and delicious. This helps farm to school in Nebraska embrace the entire plate. Farm to School is a natural fit for Nebraska's rich history in agriculture. The term "Farm to School" refers to schools serving locally...
We work with family farmers and supporters like you who care about the structure of agriculture to reform farm policy. Our goal is to create farm policy that keeps families on the land, protects our soil and water for future generations and creates opportunity for a new generation of farmers. Family...