Through our first national survey in 2011, young farmers and ranchers across the country came together to tell the nation—citizens, advocates, and policy makers—who they were and what they needed in order to succeed. The results from that survey inspired new programs and influenced policies in every state. Now we have the opportunity to speak up again.

Help us tell Congress that #FarmersCount by taking our National Young Farmer Survey:

The survey will help us understand and elevate the issues that matter most to young farmers. It is crucial that the survey results represent all young farmers and aspiring farmers, no matter where they live or what they grow.

Here are a few things you should know about the survey:

  • All personal data is completely confidential.
  • The survey only happens every five years.
  • NYFC is partnering with George Washington University and former US Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Dr. Kathleen Merrigan on survey design and analysis.
  • Esta encuesta está disponible en español.
  • Taking the survey is one of the most important things you can do to advance our movement.  

To show our appreciation for your time, survey takers who provide their mailing address will receive a bundle of coupons from our partners, including Chipotle, Canidae, Kashi, Applegate, Chobani, and Harney & Sons. Coupons are optional and offered while supplies last.

Help us tell Congress that young #FarmersCount – take the survey today!


Thank you to our outreach partners!

We are asking organizations across the country to sign on as survey partners to help us share the survey with their networks. It is crucial that the survey results represent all young farmers. We would be very grateful to have your help. Click here to become a survey partner.


Amagansett Food Institute
Biodynamic Association
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture’s CRAFT program
Boulder County Farmers Markets
California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN)
California Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers
Carpe Diem West
Cornell University Small Farms Program
Delaware State Farm Bureau
Farmers Market Coalition
FARMroots, GrowNYC
Food Tank
Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming
Holistic Management International
Just Food
Kansas Rural Center
Land For Good
Middle Tennesse Growers & Tennessee Organic Growers Association
National Farm to School Network
Native Seeds/SEARCH
Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society
Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network
Oregon State University Small Farms Program
Organic Growers School
Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network
Rogue Farm Corps
Rural Roots, Inc.
San Juan Soil & Water Conservation District
The BARN – BARN Media – Colorado Ag News Network
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
University of California Cooperative Extension, Placer & Nevada Counties
Water Center at Colorado Mesa University
WI Fresh Market Vegetable Growers Association
Willamette Farm & Food Coalition
Willamette Women’s Farm Network
Yancey Co. Farmers Market