Get information, resources, and instructions to participate in programs to help you develop your agricultural business with The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
The United States Department of Agriculture provides national leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy.
The USDA supports farmers through the Farm Service Agency, The Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Rural Development, among other services/agencies.
NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION SERVICE (NRCS)
The “NRCS works with landowners through conservation planning and assistance designed to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animals that result in productive lands and healthy ecosystems.” – Federal Register
Cooperative Extension “brings evidence-based science and modern technologies to farmers, consumers, and families. […] By educating farmers on business operations and on modern agricultural science and technologies, extension contributes to the success of countless farms, ranches, and rural business.”
Rural Development offers “loans, grants, and loan guarantees to help create jobs and support economic development and essential services such as housing, health care, first responder services and equipment, and water, electricity, and communications infrastructure.”
mano-Y-ola is a minority- and female-owned company with over thirty years of experience in leadership development, education research and evaluation, and community outreach and development. To learn more about mano-Y-ola LLC, go to our main website:
With headquarters in North Carolina, and team members in:
- Puerto Rico
- The Netherlands