DigIn and Donate

USDA recently announced that it’s launching a new program for beginning and farmers and ranchers, which includes a new website, usda.gov/newfarmers, that allows new farmers or ranchers discover USDA initiatives that will help them succeed.

USDA‘s New Farmers website has in depth information for new farmers and ranchers, including: how to increase access to land and capital; build new market opportunities; participate in conservation opportunities; select and use the right risk management tools; and access USDA education, and technical support programs. The website will also feature instructive case studies about beginning farmers who have successfully utilized USDA resources to start or expand their business operations. 

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Gayle Branch

Multicultural Farmers

Michigan is a diverse state and our farmer population reflects this. MIFFS offers many different services for our dedicated multicultural farmers. Read more about our programs here, and contact us for support or to offer your services.

Eladio Barragas

Agricultores Multiculturales

Michigan es un estado diverso y lo refleja en nuestra poblacion agricola, MIFFS ofrece diferentes servicios culturalmente apropiados para nuestros dedicados agricultores multiculturales. Lea mas acerca de nuestros programas aquí, y pongase en contacto con nosotros para obtener asistencia o para ofrecer un cervicio.

Denae Friedheim

Women Farmers

The faces of farming are constantly changing. MIFFS is dedicated to supporting Michigan’s increasing population of female farmers. Read more about our collaborative farming program and contact us for support or to offer your services.

Join

We are a community dedicated to supporting the many faces of farming. Join our statewide network of members supporting sustainable agriculture, family farms and local food!

Volunteer

MIFFS is always looking for support in our office, on-line, or on a committee. Whatever your skill, we will find a place for you! Contact us at miffs@msu.edu or 517-432-0712 to Rise Up & Dig In!

Participate

From hoophouse construction, to translation services, to outreach for our Family Farms Conference, there is always a project in need of your skills. Get out there and Rise Up & Dig In! Contact miffs@msu.edu or 517-432-0712 for more info.