Extension Ag Update
May/June 2001
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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.