NYFC March 2014 Newsletter

We’ve kicked off the spring with an exciting win at the USDA! Thanks to feedback from our coalition, the Farm Service Agency is making key changes to its facilities loan program that will increase access to diversified farmers. Want to be involved in NYFC’s next policy win?  Now’s your chance – we’re calling for applications for a new Policy Analyst for the coalition, one of two new positions. In this March newsletter,... Read More

Rachel Armstrong, Founder of Farm Commons, on the Farmers Forum This Week

We are excited to welcome Rachel Armstrong, attorney and founder of Farm Commons, to the Farmers Forum this week (March 24th-28th) to answer your farm legal questions! Running a strong farm business is easier with the help of a knowledgeable attorney who truly understands the business of farming and can help farmers meet their financial and social goals. Rachel is generously offering legal advice on the “Legal” section of the Farmers Forum... Read More

Draft Animal Power on the Farmers Forum

Interested in incorporating draft animal power on your farm? We’re happy to announce that Donn Hewes, President of the Draft Animal Power Network (DAPNet) will serve as expert on the Farmers Forum February 24th-28th. Read More  Read More

Apply now for the Oregon-based Advanced Farmer Training Program

OK, so you’ve been working on farms for a couple of years – now what? That’s the dilemma a lot of beginning farmers face, and it’s one that the folks at Rogue Farm Corps (RFC) are working to address.  Read More  Read More

Temple Grandin Answers Your Questions on The Farmers Forum

We’re excited to announce that Temple Grandin, author, activist and animal behavior expert, will be answering your questions on the NYFC Farmers Forum! Read More  Read More

NYFC November 2013 Newsletter

  November is #FarmerHeroes month!  We’re celebrating a few farmer-members who represent our incredible network of bold, passionate, young farmers providing great food for their communities. Follow #FarmerHeroes this month on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Want to be a super hero?  Take a few minutes today to send a comment to the FDA to fix the food safety rules.  Deadline is Friday. Then, kickstart your winter business planning... Read More

NYFC October Newsletter: Jobs, Forum Experts, Farm Hack, Food Safety Action

  This has been an incredible month for our coalition. We took a stand on affordable land access in the NY Times, we are working together to change new food safety rules that threaten our farms and Farm Hack is now its own organization! We’re gathering this weekend for Farm Hack Colorado and are gearing up to prep you for next season with job postings and events.  From top to bottom, this newsletter will catch you up on a busy... Read More

Last chance to get your pest questions answered!

Crops getting hit hard this summer? Head over to the Pest Management section of the Farmers Forum to get some relief!Image courtesy of the University of Minnesota. Today and tomorrow are your last chances to pick the brain of NYFC’s two pest management experts on the Farmer Forum! The NYFC Farmers Forum is the place to find immediate answers on managing farm pests naturally with beneficial insects, traps and sprays.  To date, we’ve talked... Read More

Get some relief to what’s bugging you on the NYFC Farmers Forum

Crops getting hit hard this summer? Head over to the Pest Management section of the Farmers Forum to get some relief!Image courtesy of the University of Minnesota. Are the flea beetles, leaf hoppers and other intruders wreaking havoc on your farms?  the NYFC Farmers Forum is the place to find immediate answers on managing farm pests naturally with beneficial insects, traps and sprays. This week (July 22-26th), Mike Dimock, PhD and Field Director... Read More

Ask a Johnny’s Expert on our online Farmer Forum

Greenhouse season is on, and we know you have some questions. Thanks to our friends at Johnny’s Selected Seeds, we’ve got answers. Head on over to our online Farmer Forum this week to ask any and all questions on seedling care, varieties, germination issues, planting, growing under cover,etc.  On our newly launched Farmer Forum, we’re creating a space for conversation among farmers across the country to troubleshoot farm problems, discuss policy,... Read More

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