NYFC May Newsletter: Gary Nabhan on the Forum, Update from the West

In the West, spring has arrived with hail, a foot of snow and three-digit temperatures. As climate change comes to the farm, we’re reminded how much we need a strong farm community. This newsletter is all about how NYFC is bringing farmers together to face local challenges as a united front. We’ll fill you in on chapter events, policy updates, new developments in our Western water projects, and our May forum expert—who you won’t... Read More

Western Water Profile: De Smet Dairy Farms

Mike De Smet is known for his friendly disposition, his inability to say no to a challenge, and a deeply ingrained love of dairy farming. De Smet grew up on the 125-acre dairy farm he now manages. But this is not his father’s dairy—he and his wife, Erica, have embarked on an ambitious and pioneering effort to build New Mexico’s first, and only, USDA certified organic, raw, grass fed dairy farm. De Smet started learning the dairy trade as soon... Read More