Beginning and Young Farmer Survey
Information about young and beginning farmers is currently being
gathered by the Farm Credit System Foundation. Data from the survey
will be analyzed and made available broadly to policy-makers so
that recommendations can be developed for the next Farm Bill.
Secondly, demographic data on this group will be collected that
is not otherwise available. Please encourage these beginning and
young farmers to fill out the online, 25-minute survey available
now through June 1, 2001 at http://www.fccouncil.com/FCSfound/newpage1.htm,
click on "barrier's study." These farmers are the future for agriculture.
Information is needed to begin to understand what beginning and
young farmers need to be successful and develop programs to assist
in their success.