Listening Session for Beginning Farmers on Impacts of COVID-19
The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will host a virtual listening session with beginning farmers and ranchers to hear how COVID-19 has impacted their farming operations—from market disruptions to supply chain issues.
Beginning farmers and ranchers are invited to share their experiences in navigating USDA’s resources for assistance, discuss how their businesses have been impacted, and share how they are adapting their operations. USDA will use insights from this session to inform discussions about outreach strategies, programmatic needs, technical assistance, and accessible program delivery.
AMS and Farm Production and Conservation Leadership as well as USDA’s National Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coordinator will provide relevant program updates.
For more details or to register, visit the registration page.