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Advisory Committees

The information provided below is to assist you in identifying USDA Advisory Committees. This list is not exhaustive, and we encourage you to notify us of any links that you think should be added by e-mailing us at


Advisory Committees Coordinated by the Office of Advocacy and Outreach

Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers
Advises the Secretary of Agriculture on the administration of the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Competitive Grant Program, advises the Secretary on how to increase participation of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs, and advises the Secretary about civil rights activities of USDA as such activities affect USDA programs.

Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
The Committee advises the Secretary on ways to develop programs to provide coordinated assistance to beginning farmers and ranchers while maximizing new farming and ranching opportunities. The Committee also works to enhance and expand Federal State partnerships to provide financing for beginning farmers and ranchers.

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