Young Farmer Success Act Reintroduced in Congress

Today, a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives took action to address our urgent national need for more young farmers by reintroducing the Young Farmer Success Act (H.R. 1060).   The National Young Farmers Coalition first worked with members of Congress in 2015 to tackle one of the greatest barriers to young farmer success: student loan debt. The Young Farmer Success Act was introduced in October 2015 and today, that bill was reintroduced with... Read More

New NYFC report finds student loan debt is exacerbating farmer shortage

Today NYFC released a new report, Farming Is Public Service: A Case for Adding Farmers to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which shows that student loan debt is one of the key barriers preventing more would-be farmers and ranchers from entering agriculture. Read the full report here.  The report contains data from a new survey of more than 700 young farmers as well as data compiled from the USDA Census of Agriculture. Highlights... Read More

Check Out Our February Update: New Faces, Discounts, Campaign Updates

In our first monthly update of the year, we have lots of news to share from our snowbound headquarters in Hudson, NY: new staff, new board members, new advisors, and a new guidebook! We also have updates on #FarmingIsPublicService, a rundown of events and conferences, and a reminder about our money-saving member benefits as you order your seeds and supplies. Read More  Read More

Holiday Shopping for the Farmer You Love

The NYFC “Farming is Public Service”  tees are here for the farmers and farm lovers on your list! You can support the campaign to tackle student loan debt – one of the large obstacles new farmers face as they launch their farming careers – and do it in style, with NYFC’s new tees.   Check out the store today to get yours!      Read More

Student Loans are Next on the Agenda!

Young people shouldn’t have to choose between a career in farming and paying off their student loan debt. But we’ve heard it again and again—student loan debt is keeping young people from succeeding in agriculture. Now NYFC is taking this challenge head on. Last week, we launched a new campaign to tackle the student loan barrier for committed, career farmers: #FarmingIsPublicService NYFC is calling for the addition of farmers to the Public Service... Read More

NYFC Launches Student Loan Campaign to Support Beginning Farmers!

Young people shouldn’t have to choose between a career in farming and paying off their student loan debt. But we’ve heard it again and again—student loan debt is keeping young people from succeeding in agriculture. Today, we’re launching a new campaign to tackle the student loan barrier for committed, career farmers. #FarmingIsPublicService is a campaign to add farmers to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Read More  Read More