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Research Sources of Additional Information: Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers




For general information about farming and agricultural occupations, contact:

  • Center for Rural Affairs, P.O. Box 406, Walthill, NE 68067. Internet: http://www.cfra.org
  • National FFA Organization, The National FFA Center, Attention Career Information Requests, P.O. Box 68690, Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960. Internet: http://www.ffa.org

For information about certification as an accredited farm manager, contact:

  • American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, 950 Cherry St., Suite 508, Denver, CO 80222. Internet: http://www.asfmra.org

For information on the USDA’s program to help small farmers get started, contact:

  • Small Farm Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State, Research, Education, and Extension Service, Stop 2220, Washington, DC 20250-2220. Internet: http://www.usda.gov/oce/smallfarm/

For information on aquaculture, education, training, or Community Supported Agriculture, contact:

  • Alternative Farming System Information Center (AFSIC), National Agricultural Library USDA, 10301 Baltimore Ave., Room 132, Beltsville, MD 20705-2351. Internet: http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic
  • Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas, P.O. Box 3657, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Internet: http://www.attra.org