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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.