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Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (ACBFR)

A public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers will take place on June 23 – 24, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Registration begins at 8:00 am both days for persons who wish to make public comments. The meeting will be held at:

The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre
University of California at Davis
One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA

An agenda for this meeting is available under Meeting Information below. Presentations on policies and programs affecting new and beginning farmers and ranchers will be given by the following agencies:

  • Farm and Foreign Agriculture Service Programs
  • Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • Rural Development
  • Marketing and Regulatory Programs
  • Agricultural Marketing Service
  • Research, Education and Economics (National Institute of Food and Agriculture; National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Members of the public are invited to attend all Committee meetings. ACBFR public advisory meetings are also available via teleconference in "listen-only" mode by dialing the numbers below:

Dial-In: (888) 790-3439
Passcode: 1668669

Questions and written statements may be submitted in advance of each meeting to You may also mail statements to the individual under Contact Information below. The Committee also accepts questions or statements after each meeting.

Meeting Information

Meeting Minutes

June 23 - 24, 2014: Summary minutes of the June 23 - 24, 2014 meeting will be available following review by the Committee Chairs. Audio .mp3 recordings for each day of the meeting will be uploaded by June 30, 2014.

Committee Documents and Meeting Presentations

Additional Committee materials available for distribution include the following:

Meeting Records

Records (i.e., minutes, transcripts, audio recordings) for all ACBFR public meetings will be posted here.


  • Press Releases
  • Prior Meeting Information
  • Prior Meeting Records

Contact Information

Please Contact Us if you have any questions:
Kenya Nicholas
Designated Federal Officer (DFO)
1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 535-A
Washington, DC 20250
Office (202) 720-6350 Fax (202) 720-7136