Beginning Farmer

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Two Nebraska Department of Agriculture programs, NextGen and Negotiations, are valuable resources for Nebraska producers seeking help as beginning farmers and ranchers, and to solve various operational setbacks, such as ag loan and credit issues, fence repairs, and more.

Cultivate Your Legacy: Nebraska Department of Ag Programs

July 11, 2024
A new webinar shares details on NDA's beginning farmer tax credit and the farm mediation programs.

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USDA to Host Beginning Farming and Ranching Webinar Series for Service Members, Veterans

April 16, 2024
This webinar series will provide service members, veterans and military spouses with critical USDA Beginning Farming and Ranching Program information that will better position attendees to enter ag careers.  

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USDA Provides Nearly $24M Boost for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

November 16, 2022
The funds will support projects that assist farmers and ranchers with managing capital, acquiring and managing land, and learning effective business and farming practices.

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NextGen Beginning Farmer Program Raises Net Worth Eligibility Requirement Effective Oct. 1

October 19, 2022
The net worth requirement for beginning farmer applicants is now up to $250,000. Deadline to apply for the 2022 income tax credit or personal property tax exemption is Nov. 1.

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Profitability vs. Feasibility and the Paradox of Purchasing Farmland

February 10, 2022
Center for Agricultural Profitability Director Larry Van Tassell explains how profitability and feasibility factor into purchasing farmland in today’s economic environment.

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Corn is harvested southeast of Lincoln Monday morning. Sept. 24, 2021. Photo by Craig Chandler

Nov. 8 Symposium to Focus on Resources for Young, Beginning and Small Farmers

October 29, 2021
A series of panel discussions with Nebraska farmers who are beginning traditional and non-traditional operations will be featured at the symposium. Deadline to register is Monday, Nov. 1.

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Contact Update for NDA Mediation, NextGen Programs

June 12, 2019
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s NextGen and Negotiations Programs have a new phone number: 402-471-4876. The Negotiations Program provides mediation services for ag borrowers, lenders, and USDA program participants.

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June Workshops: Beginning Farmer Tax Credit, Loan Programs

May 15, 2017
The Nebraska Beginning Farmer and Rancher Network will be hosting two programs in June on the Farm Service Agency Disaster and Loan Programs, as well as use of limited liability entities and the Nebraska Beginning Farmer Tax Credit.

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