About the Network:

Goal: The goal of the network is to support programs that foster the next generation of farmers and ranchers.

The Need: The economic future of the nation's agriculture depends on the ability of a new generation to enter farming. The barriers faced by the next generation are creating a crisis in agriculture.

Challenges to farm entry include:

The Network believes that programs that help create the opportunity for young people to begin a career in agriculture, particularly by addressing farm access, must be part of the government's rural development effort.

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