Farming

#FridaysOnTheFarm: Grazing Cattle on Cover Crops in South Dakota

From the kitchen table to the boardroom table, USDA brings people together across the nation for: healthier food, natural resources, and people; a stronger agricultural industry; and economic growth, jobs, and innovation. Each Friday, meet those farmers, producers, and landowners through our #FridaysOnTheFarm stories. Visit local farms, ranches, forests, and resource areas where USDA customers and partners do right and feed everyone.

Truck Bed Farming Rolls into the Big City

Six pepper plants inspired one USDA employee’s entrepreneurial spirit to take truck farming to a whole new level – the bed of his pickup truck. 

David Matthews recently drove his unconventional garden to the USDA’s weekly farmers market to showcase his green thumb and promote farmers.gov, USDA’s new website for farmers, ranchers, and foresters.

Are You a Veteran Interested in Farming? USDA Can Help.

Chris Barnes grew up farming with his grandfather and knew one day he would farm the land himself. Chris purchased the family farm in Bastrop County, Texas, while actively serving in the U.S. military. In the beginning, he spent backbreaking hours in the Texas heat clearing brush by hand. Then he found a USDA program that provided technical and financial assistance to help him with the process.

In Their Own Words: Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool For Farmers, By Farmers

Meet Victoria Chapman and Vanessa Wiebe, two USDA summer interns from Oklahoma State University. A part of the farmers.gov website team, these proud Oklahoma State University "cowgirls" work their own farm business operations while pursuing agriculture degrees - with never-ending support from their farm families. Learn more about Vanessa and Victoria "in their own words." Read their perspectives on farmers.gov and the new farmers.gov Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool.