Ask the Expert: New to Farming Because of the Pandemic Q&A with Anne Stephens
In this Ask the Expert, Anne Stephens answers a few questions about USDA programs and opportunities for people who are new to agriculture due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anne is the district conservationist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Susanville, California. Her career has taken her to four states and over 16 counties, each with its own resource concerns.
Anne, like other USDA employees, is committed to building trusting relationships and serving local producers and partners. She empowers her local team to assist clients with developing conservation plans that protect natural resources while helping achieve the clients’ operational goals.