Emerging Research on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Conference

Farm Foundation and USDA’s Economic Research Service hosted a free, two-day virtual conference on November 9-10, 2020, dedicated to bringing cutting-edge research on issues facing beginning farmers and ranchers to the forefront of discussion in agriculture. Researchers in academia and government, practitioners, policy experts, farmers and ranchers took part in the sessions, which featured paper presentations on research topics such as credit and access to capital, land access, innovation, alternative markets and more. Presentations highlighted successful programs, innovative ideas and future solutions—all with a dedicated focus on economic research into the challenges and opportunities experienced by new agriculture professionals.

If you missed the event or would simply like to review any of the session recordings, please click the button below to view the session recordings on YouTube.

You can also access session descriptions, the presenters’ slide decks and the resources shared in the USDA networking booths from this page.