March Update: Leanna Says Goodbye to Student Debt

This week, we learned that our Operations Manager, Leanna Mulvihill, was selected to receive student loan forgiveness by New York State. Leanna is starting her own livestock operation this year and will now be able to invest her savings in lambs and pigs instead of student loan payments. This is exactly the kind of impact that we're working to achieve with #FarmingIsPublicService - to help young people manage their student debt while getting a farm operation off the ground. Campaign updates to come! In this March newsletter, you’ll hear directly from Leanna, meet NYFC’s newest chapter, get an update on Western water and see a listing of events across the nation. New York State Forgives Student Debt for Farmers From Leanna Mulvihill, NYFC's Operations Manager and farmer at Four Leg's Farm in New Paltz, NY: “I just found out this week I was selected for the New York State Young Farmers Loan Forgiveness Incentive Program. Over the next two years, all of my student loans will be forgiven. This is the only program of its kind in the country that is currently funded. It is still a very small program and I feel incredibly lucky and grateful to have been selected. This gives me $18,000[...]Read More