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.


Victor Hernandez


Vivian Felten


Rachael Phillips-Barnes


William Newlin

North Carolina

William Ferris

North Dakota

Lindsey Abentroth

New Hampshire

Andrea Bye

New Jersey

Olyvia Evanko

New Mexico

LeAnn Gibbs


Michael Sherman

Puerto Rico

Ileana Curbelo

Rhode Island

Ashley Martone

South Carolina

Sabrenna Bryant

South Dakota

Gail Gullickson

U.S. Virgin Islands

Julie Wright


Kaitlin Davies

West Virginia

Matt Taylor

National Coordinator

Sarah Campbell

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