USDA Creates Voluntary Register to Reach Minority
The new Minority Farm Register is an outreach tool to underserved
farmers and ranchers who are not currently enrolled in USDA loan, farm,
or conservation programs. The register will create a shared
outreach list that will help USDA, community-based organizations and
minority-serving educational institutions to communicate with minority
farmers and ranchers.
By joining the Register, minority producers may receive outreach
materials, newsletters, and program announcements from USDA Agencies.
They may also receive information and assistance from other
USDA-approved outreach partners, such as community-based organizations,
faith-based organizations, and minority-serving educational
institutions. USDA will carefully control access to the Register.
The Register application is available at USDA Service Centers or from
approved USDA outreach partners. Completed applications may be
mailed to: Minority Farm Register, USDA Stop Code 0503, 1400
Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C., 20250. The sign-up
information will also be available on the USDA Web site at
www.sc.egov.usda.gov/eforms/, (search for Form AD-2035). Sign-up forms will be issued in Spanish and
For more information in South Dakota, please contact Denise Gauer, ASTC(O), by phone at (605) 352-1243; fax at (605) 352-1270; or email at