Center For Farm Transitions
The Center for Farm Transitions brings together a number of agricultural researchers, manufacturers, distributors, farmers, and other individuals to develop new farm products using state of the art technologies. They plan to combine the best advances in technology and science for agricultural engineering. The organization also works with farmers to market their products, gain new business, help them implement new technologies, provide them with sales and marketing assistance, and help them expand their current farms. They have developed a series of farm productivity studies that they use to improve the nation’s agricultural competitiveness.
The Center for Farm Transitions was established to address the needs of farmers and ranchers across the country by helping them adapt to the recent advancements in farming and rural development. The agricultural products that they promote are designed to increase food production, improve farm productivity, promote better working conditions, save energy, reduce fertilizer use, reduce water consumption, and improve soil and water quality. They also work with farmers to reduce food waste and produce healthy, nutritional meals. Through the Center for Farm Transitions, farmers can develop new farm operations, expand their operations, and take advantage of government agricultural programs and financial assistance.
The Center for Farm Transitions was created by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and is located in Agriculture Research Service (ARS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. There are two divisions of the ARS. One is the Rural Development Service which is responsible for implementing the policies and strategies in farm policies and strategies to rural development; and the Rural Productivity Service which provides technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to use new farm products and techniques to improve their food supply. Both of these divisions conduct a variety of activities that integrate science with the agricultural markets to strengthen the food supply.