Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coordinators

Are you new to farming or ranching? USDA can help you get started or grow your farming operation through a variety of programs and services. From farm loans to crop insurance, and conservation programs to disaster assistance, USDA is here to support you and your operation.

Whether you are currently farming, or would like information on getting started, please contact the appropriate state coordinator below.

California

Victor Hernandez

Connecticut

Vivian Felten

Massachusetts

Rachael Phillips-Barnes

Mississippi

William Newlin

North Carolina

William Ferris

North Dakota

Lindsey Abentroth

New Hampshire

Andrea Bye

New Jersey

Austin Baird

New Mexico

LeAnn Gibbs

Pennsylvania

Michael Sherman

Puerto Rico

Ileana Curbelo

Rhode Island

Ashley Martone

South Carolina

Sabrenna Bryant

South Dakota

Gail Gullickson

U.S. Virgin Islands

Julie Wright

Washington

Kaitlin Davies

West Virginia

Matt Taylor

National Coordinator

Sarah Campbell

For more information, visit farmers.gov/newfarmers