Welcome to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Course! In this comprehensive course, we will explore the various divisions and programs offered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support farmers and ranchers. Throughout the lessons, you will gain valuable insights into the assistance available for beginning farmers and ranchers, such as the conservation practices provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), funding opportunities from Rural Development (RD), and risk management through the Risk Management Agency (RMA). Each lesson is accompanied by a quiz to reinforce your understanding. Let’s dive in and discover the resources and programs that can help you thrive in the agricultural industry.