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From feed store to service center to farmer’s market, agriculture grows with strong, local partnerships and farmer-to-farmer learning opportunities. Connect with USDA, partners, and other producers here on farmers.gov.

Connect with Us

USDA service centers, in counties nationwide, support local customers with financial assistance, conservation planning, risk management programs, and so much more. Search our service center locator for a USDA Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or Risk Management Agency office near you.

Connect Through Campaigns

Connect with us and other producers via farmers.gov campaigns.

Ongoing

#FridaysontheFarm: Each Friday, visit local farms, ranches, forests, and resource areas through our #FridaysOnTheFarm stories. 

Completed

#Plant2020: It’s planting season, and our team is closely following spring planting across the country. We encourage you to follow along with our #plant2020 campaign.

#OurFarmers Roadtrip: Follow along on our Summer 2019 roadtrip visiting farms across America.

Connect Through Social Media

Connect with us and other producers on social media: 

And follow USDA Farm Production and Conservation mission accounts: Under Secretary Bill Northey @BillatUSDA, Farm Service Agency @usdafsa, Natural Resources Conservation Service @USDA_NRCS and Risk Management Agency @usdaRMA.

Read the comment policy for USDA digital media and communication rules of the road.

Connect and Learn with Partners

Visit a cooperative extension office near you. USDA and agricultural colleges in the Land Grant University System around the country together support an extensive network of state, regional, and county cooperative extension offices. These offices address common issues faced by agricultural producers, and conduct workshops and educational events for the agricultural community.

Contact your local conservation district. The National Association of Conservation Districts works with millions of cooperating landowners and operators to help them manage and protect land and water resources on private and public lands in the United States. Find your local conservation district office.

Search Farmland Information Center, a clearinghouse for information about farmland protection and stewardship. The Farm Information center is a project of American Farmland Trust maintained on behalf of and with support from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Through the farmland protection directory, producers can search geographically for public programs and land trusts that protect farm and ranch land for agriculture.

Visit the National Association of State Agriculture’s website to find contact information plus an ag snapshot of statistics for your state.

Lead Locally

Join a USDA Farm Service Agency county committee in your community. Committee members help deliver agency programs at the local level and ensure agricultural programs serve the needs of local producers.

Be a voice for your industry by serving on a Research and Promotion Program Board. These programs, which are overseen by USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, focus on research, marketing, and consumer outreach efforts that improve, maintain, and develop opportunities for agricultural commodities. There are 22 Research and Promotion programs serving a variety of commodity industries, from eggs to soybeans, lumber to lamb.

Join or start a youth program. 4-H partners with universities to provide mentoring and help youth build a foundation of leadership and skills for success. The National FFA Organization develops the potential of students for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success as an integral part of agricultural education—from production farming, agribusiness, and forestry to biotechnology, marketing, and food processing.

Find a Mentor

“Shepherding one generation to the next is our responsibility. We want to help new farmers, veterans, and people transitioning from other industries to agriculture. They need land, equipment, and access to capital, but they also need advice and guidance. That's what SCORE is all about.” – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

SCORE offers free mentoring, workshops, and online resources for entrepreneurs, small business owners, farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness. USDA and its partners across rural America are working with SCORE to support new farming and ranching operations. Read more about the USDA and SCORE partnership.

Visit the SCORE website to search for or become a mentor today.

Print and Share Our Media Toolkit

Share your farmers.gov love with our online media toolkit!

Print posters, calendars and more.

Find Your Local Service Center

We are committed to delivering USDA services to America’s farmers and ranchers while taking safety measures in response to COVID-19. While employees continue to staff our Service Centers, some are only available for phone appointments at this time. You can learn the status of your service center through this tool. Learn more at farmers.gov/coronavirus.

USDA Service Centers are locations where you can connect with Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or Rural Development employees for your business needs. Enter your state and county below to find your local service center and agency offices. If this locator does not work in your browser, please visit offices.usda.gov.

Visit the Risk Management Agency website to find a regional or compliance office or to find an insurance agent near you.