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USDA Funds Farmer and Rancher Education

USDA Funds Farmer and Rancher Education
Sustainability and competitiveness addressed by grants.

The Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $17 million dollars in grants to 29 institutions to address the needs of beginning farmers and ranchers and enhance the sustainability and competitiveness of U.S. agriculture. In making the announcement, Deputy Ag Secretary Kathleen Merrigan said the training and education provided through these grants will help ensure the success of the next generation of farmers and ranchers as they work to feed people in their local communities and throughout the world.


This funding announcement is part of USDA's "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food" initiative which was launched in September of 2009 to emphasize the need for a fundamental and critical reconnection between producers and consumers.

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