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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking nominees to the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers.

Eric Keller put the "just figure it out" method to the test while setting up electric fencing for his cattle and sheep.

A new online course will help Ohio’s beginning farmers qualify for the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Beginning Farmer Tax Credit program.

A beginning farmer and Farm and Dairy reader calls for support for a farm bill that supports Appalachia’s small farms.

The Beginning Farmer Tax Credit is now available to those who've recently entered the field and those who help beginning farmers.

Land access continues to be the top challenge for young farmers in 2022, according to a new survey report from the National Young Farmers Coalition. It was the top challenge in 2017, and since then, finding affordable land to farm has only gotten more difficult for many.

The Ohio legislature passed a bill that could help make the road to farming easier for beginning farmers. House Bill 95 authorizes tax credits both for beginning farmers who attend a financial management program, and for people and businesses who sell or rent farmland, equipment, livestock or buildings to beginning farmers.

Appalachia has unique challenges, but also opportunities for beginning farmers. Rural Action is helping farmers in the region take advantage of that potential through mentorship and business planning.

The Ohio House passed House Bill 95, the Family Farm Regeneration Act, which authorizes tax credits to help beginning farmers get access to land and other resources, June 28. It goes to the Senate for consideration next.

It's not easy to be a beginning farmer. But for Black farmers and others who face discrimination, past and present injustices add another layer of challenges.