Get Counted in the Census of Agriculture – Your Voice Matters!

Posted on December 8, 2022 by Alicia Alferman

The Census of Agriculture is a complete count of America’s farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Taken every five years, the census provides valuable information used at the local, state, and national levels to plan for the future. The census is the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every state, county, and county equivalent in the nation. By participating in the census, you help show the value and importance of U.S. agriculture. As the USDA is shifting more attention and resources to urban agriculture, now is the time make sure Kansas City farmers are counted!  

Your response provides input for future agricultural planning and decision making. The information collected helps USDA work with other organizations and communities to develop short-term and long-term improvements, strategies, and safeguards to better serve you. Results from the 2022 Census of Agriculture will play a role in determining future decisions about: 

  • Agricultural research 
  • Beginning farmer programs 
  • Conservation programs 
  • New agricultural technologies 
  • Production practices 
  • Transportation and marketing locations and more! 

A farm is not defined by its size – urban farms count! Do you produce and sell at least $1,000 of agricultural products in any given year? If yes, the census gives you a voice. If you grow to donate, your work may count too – LEARN MORE HERE.   

How to complete the Census of Agriculture

If you received or requested a mailed form, keep an eye out for it to be arriving soon and follow the instructions to complete the form online using your unique code or by mail by February 6, 2023.  

If you did not receive or request a mailed form, Cultivate KC is partnering with NASS to help collect responses from Kansas City area farmers and here is how you can complete the form:  

  • Download and print Form 22-A100 and a revised SUPPLEMENTAL SHEET FOR SECTION 13.  
  • Complete your form and mail it to Cultivate KC, Attn: Ami Freeberg Ag Census, 300 E 39th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. Cultivate KC will compile and mail unopened envelopes to the appropriate NASS Field Office to ensure they get processed correctly and confidentially. If you prefer to return your form in person, representatives from NASS will be at the Annual Farmers & Friends Meeting on February 11th to collect surveys and answer questions as well.  
  • If you need assistance with translation or printing or completing the forms, please contact Ami Freeberg at or 913-713-9264. We’re here to help make sure Kansas City farmers get counted!  

Join this collective voice by responding to the census with information about your farm or ranch. You have the information and power to influence decisions that will shape the future of your operation, community, and agriculture in our region.