United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Jun 09, 2023
The term “beginning farmer or rancher” has the meaning given such term in section 2279(a) of this title.
The term “National Coordinator” means the National Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coordinator established under subsection (b)(1).
The term “State coordinator” means a State beginning farmer and rancher coordinator designated under subsection (c)(1)(A).
The Secretary shall establish in the Department the position of National Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coordinator.
Not less frequently than once each year, the National Coordinator shall distribute within the Department and make publicly available a report describing the status of steps taken to carry out the duties described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (2).
The National Coordinator, in consultation with State food and agriculture councils and directors of State offices, shall designate in each State a State beginning farmer and rancher coordinator from among employees of State offices.
The Secretary shall develop a training plan to provide to each State coordinator knowledge of programs and services available from the Department for beginning farmers and ranchers, taking into consideration the needs of all production types and sizes of agricultural operations.