Young farmers hold forum with Congressman Tipton to discuss access to farming, water

Congressman Tipton speaking with James Ranch founder Dave James and farm intern. On Friday, over 25 Southwest Colorado farmers and farm advocates took time out of a busy harvest day to meet with Republican Congressman Scott Tipton to share hopes and concerns for the future of farming in the Southwest. The forum, organized by NYFC and hosted by the farmers of James Ranch in Durango, was held the day after the surprise failure of the 5-year Farm Bill... 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