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.

American Samoa

Laila Jayyousi


Jaime Valdovinos


Vivian Felten

Federated States of Micronesia

Laila Jayyousi

Marshall Islands Counties

Laila Jayyousi


Jack Loomis


Charles Lea

New Hampshire

Andrea Bye

New Jersey

Olyvia Evanko

New Mexico

Kristin Graham Chavez

North Carolina

Linda Gerron

North Dakota

Cierra Hauck

Northern Mariana Islands

Laila Jayyousi

Palau Counties

Laila Jayyousi


Michael Sherman

Puerto Rico

Vivian Vera

Rhode Island

Crystal Lavin

South Carolina

Sabrenna Bryant

South Dakota

Gail Gullickson

Virgin Islands

Madison Charles


Kaitlin Davies

West Virginia

Matt Taylor

National Coordinator

Amanda Robertson

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