If you are, know, or believe in a beginning farmer, SIGN THIS PETITION

In 2012 alone, the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program funded forty training programs that provided new farmers the business and technical skills that they need to build successful, independent farms.

With an unprecedented number of American farmers expected to retire in the next twenty years, the nation needs this federal program – and the thousands of new farmers it supports.

By signing this petition, you will help ensure programs like these continue to serve the beginning farmers of America:

– Creating Beginning Farmer Opportunities in Farm Worker Communities in Salinas, CA

– Preparing A New Generation of Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Farmers, in Urbana, IL

– Growing New Women Farmers in Iowa and Nebraska Through Networking, Mentorships, and Business Planning, in Story City, IA

– Lansing Roots: Beginning Farmer Training Program, in Lansing, MI

– Developing a Solid Foundation for Imigrant Farm Workers Transitioning to Farm Operations, in WA