Beginning Farmer & Rancher News

Wanted: Aspiring & Beginning Women Farmers

Center for Rural Affairs and Women, Food, and Agriculture Network seek passionate, driven, committed women farmers for activities to cultivate thriving farm businesses. Aspiring and beginning women farmers in Nebraska have an opportunity to become successful farmers and business owners.

Exciting opportunities are available:

Small Loans, Big Help for Beginning Farmers

Small farmers, especially minority, socially disadvantaged and beginning farmers and ranchers often have trouble qualifying for small loans from banks or other lenders. But now, thanks to a new USDA loan program, beginning farmers and ranchers are eligible to apply for micro-loans of up to $35,000, designed to help bolster family-run farms and ranches and help disadvantaged individuals and military veterans seeking to start a farm or ranch.

Amazing Opportunity for Livestock Enthusiasts Awaits

An established direct-market meat operation is seeking renters in Oregon’s Central Willamette Valley.

Rainshadow El Rancho is a 120-acre ranch raising and selling bison, pork, and poultry directly to consumers. The operation includes a USDA-approved poultry processing plant used to process the ranch’s birds and birds for other producers. 

Two large barns are included on the property. Livestock handling corrals include a squeeze chute. And an established small orchard and room for a large garden cap off the ranch.

Land Link Sneak Peek

Goat herd in MontanaAspiring Goat Farmers Seek Opportunity: A young couple would love an opportunity to develop their own goat operation. They’re loaded with experience – wrangling, horse training, organic vegetable production, and goat ranching.

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