Farm On!, NYFC’s Latest Affiliate, Debuts in Oregon

The past couple of months have been a whirlwind of activity in Oregon as the Friends of Family Farmers (FoFF), a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting socially responsible farming in Oregon, began FarmOn!, a project for beginning farmers.  FarmOn!, an affiliate of NYFC, works to build links within the young and beginning farmer community by creating face-to-face connections to promote learning, friendship, and inspiration between farmers. ... Read More

Occupy the Farm Fights Back for Urban Agriculture in the East Bay

This Earth Day, April 22, a Bay-area coalition of local residents, farmers, students, researchers, and activists called Occupy The Farm began an action protesting the loss of farmland and agricultural education in the East Bay.  The group planted over 10,000 seedlings at the Gill Tract, the last remaining 10 acres of Class I agricultural soil in the urbanized East Bay area. The Gill Tract is public land administered by the University of California,... Read More