Join us for the USDA Oregon Beginning Farmer Virtual Event: In The Know

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Join us for the USDA Oregon Beginning Farmer Virtual Event: In The Know

Version number: 2022-06-005

Contact: Kathy Ferge, Beginning Farmer Coordinator
[email protected]

Join us for USDA Oregon Novice Farmers: Up to date virtual event

PORTLAND, Oregon, June 24, 2022 – If you are new to agriculture or ranching and are considering becoming a producer or serving this audience, you are invited to USDA Oregon’s latest installment Beginning farmer breeders: up to date Virtual Events 2022. Oregon’s Beginning Farmer Rancher (BFR) team and small farm and organic agriculture specialists from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offer the opportunity to learn more about the programs of the USDA and how they can benefit newcomers to farming or ranching.

Join us online for the latest USDA Oregon Beginning farmer breeders: up to date virtual event of 2022 on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 160 074 7686
Dial:+1 669-254-5252

The July session will focus on the USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America program and the Natural Resources High Tunnel program. Additionally, representatives from the Risk Management Agency (RMA) and the Agricultural Services Agency (FSA) will provide information on the respective BFR programs during the first part of the session. Attendees will then have the opportunity to join agency representatives in one-on-one breakout sessions for agency-specific question and answer sessions.

The purpose of the Aware event is to connect beginning farmers to relevant USDA resources. The USDA BFR program offers a variety of agricultural loan, risk management, disaster assistance, and conservation programs to support farmers, including beginning farmers and ranchers. Additionally, a number of these programs have provisions specifically for beginning farmers, including targeted funding for loans and conservation programs, as well as waivers and exemptions.

“These Novice Farmer Knowledgeable Breeder The sessions provided farmers and ranchers new to production with an overview of USDA programming and connected them to USDA staff dedicated specifically to working with these newbie producers. We look forward to an engaging final session,” says Kathy Ferge, Oregon USDA Coordinator for Beginning Farmers.

To learn more about the USDA Beginner Farmer Rancher program, visit Begin Farmers and Ranchers |


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