University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Hardin Hall Auditorium
3310 Holdrege Street
Agriculture is rapidly evolving, and USDA is constantly striving to meet the shifting demands of producers, consumers, businesses, families – and everyone in between. Over the past seven years, USDA has engaged its resources to support a strong next generation of farmers and ranchers by improving access to land and capital, building new markets and market opportunities, extending new conservation opportunities, offering appropriate risk management tools, and increasing our outreach, education, and technical support. We see great opportunity on the horizon, but also recognize the need to highlight creative solutions to the major challenges that USDA will face in the years to come.
The Forum, featuring USDA’s Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse will provide a platform to share policies and practices that are essential to supporting next generation of farmers and ranchers. Panelists and guests include fellow rural leaders, members of the National Association of State Department of Agriculture (NASDA), elected officials, and the UNL Agriculture School faculty and students at this important event.
Please bring your suggestions on how USDA can partner with others to address issues related to land tenure and transition, new and beginning farmers, and tools to support the next generation of agriculture. For more information on USDA’s work to support beginning farmers and land tenure, please visit www.usda.gov/newfarmers and USDA’s Land Tenure information source.
See also interactive directions and parking map. Visitors can park in the lot north of Hardin Hall. Back up parking is available on the northwest corner of 33rd and Holdrege at the Quilt House.