FSA Part of Team Helping Beginning Farmers Secure Land

Caleb and Lauren Langworthy positioned themselves to get as much farming education as possible. Several internships and knowledge of both farming and business took them from renting land to a path of farm ownership. After investors took an interest in their organic operation, the couple moved from renting land to buying a 153-acre former dairy farm. Investors footed half of the risk of purchasing the farm while the Langworthy’s went to the Farm Service Agency, where they obtained a beginning farmer loan to help spread the risk. The couple now grows a variety of vegetables, launched a Community Supported Agriculture operation and started an elderberry enterprise. They also have a sheep operation with 50 ewes. Read more (AgriNews).

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