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THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE’S FARM SERVICE AGENCY INVITES MINORITY FARMERS AND RANCHERS IN NORTON COUNTY AND ACROSS THE NATION TO VOLUNTARILY JOIN THE USDA MINORITY FARM REGISTER TO RECEIVE INFORMATION AND OPPORTUNITIES FROM USDA AGENCIES. 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 AND USE OF THE REGISTER. INDIVIDUALS WISHING TO JOIN THE REGISTER MUST SIGN AND DATE A FORM THAT PROVIDES THEIR NAME AND ADDRESS. PROVIDING PHONE NUMBERS, E-MAIL ADDRESS, RACE, ETHNICITY, GENDER AND FARM OR RANCH LOCATION WILL BE VOLUNTARY, ALTHOUGH THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCREASES THE PRODUCER’S OPPORTUNITIES FOR RECEIVING TIMELY ASSISTANCE. THE REGISTER PAMPHLET WITH THE REGISTRATION FORM IS AVAILABLE AT THE NORTON COUNTY USDA SERVICE CENTER OR FROM APPROVED USDA OUTREACH PARTNERS.