Farm Fact: Careers in Farm Producing

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Sponsored - For anyone considering a career as a producer there may not be an app for that, but there is a website. The US Department of Agriculture’s site newfarmers.usda.gov offers a range of information about access to capital, land and other resources necessary to begin. The site also includes links to resources on risk management, health care, food safety and marketing, among other topics. A discovery tool allows the reader to formulate personalized categories of information. Specialized sections are available for veterans and women.

In the U.S. Alone, 31 percent of farmers are women, farming over 300 million acres with an economic impact of $12.9 billion. Women in agriculture network, discuss issues important to the agriculture industry, and refine their leadership skills, at the Florida Farm Bureau Federation Women's Leadership Conference March 28 through 30 in Orlando.