When policy puts water back into streams & farms, the benefits are tangible

Farm intern Helen at Thistle Whistle Farms in Hotchkiss, CO. Thistle Whistle uses high-efficiency irrigation technology on their diversified operation Farming is one of the most tangible professions there is. The product of a farmer’s labor is apparent at the end of every work day, with ripening tomatoes on the vine or gallons of milk in the fridge. Policy, on the other hand, is often the opposite: a handful of law makers gathering in an air conditioned... Read More

Western Farmers Kicking into Gear with two Upcoming Farmer Events

  Two amazing events are coming up for young farmers!  Want to organize something in your area?  Get in touch with us (organize@youngfarmers.org) – we’d love to work with you on it. DURANGO, CO: This Thursday, Durango, CO will host a local foods potluck and gathering to discuss the Southwest Growers Alliance that’s been brewing up a lot of excitement in area farmers.  Those who come will talk about the local food distribution... Read More

Hello from NYFC’s New Western Organizer!

Hi, I’m Kate Greenberg.  As the new Western Organizer for the National Young Farmers’ Coalition, I would like to extend warm greetings to everyone in the young farmer community! As I dive into the first weeks in this position, I am already witness to the enthusiasm, hard-work, and innovation of young farmers and ranchers in the West. Our previous Western Organizer, Regina Fitzsimmons, left big shoes to fill as an advocate and a voice... Read More

A Letter from NYFC’s New Western Organizer

Dear agrarians and friends, I’m from Tucson, Arizona and my name is Regina. I joined the National Young Farmers’ Coalition team this month to organize young farmer & rancher chapters in the Colorado River Basin. I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself and close with a question to all of you. I live in the Sonoran Desert between two dry riverbeds—the Rillito and Santa Cruz—and an arms stretch from four mountain ranges (the Rincons,... Read More