NYFC Welcomes its new Membership Development Coordinator

We are thrilled to announce that NYFC is bringing on Sophie Ackoff as its Membership Development Coordinator.  Sophie has been working closely with NYFC as a volunteer and blog contributor, and we are excited to have her on staff. Sophie’s dedication to sustainable agriculture began at the age of eight when she put down her fast-food burger and decided she would no longer eat factory farmed meat. Though an active environmental and local food... Read More

The Farm Bill’s Real Impact – BFRDP Helps Train the Next Generation

My name is Sophie Ackoff, I have been an apprentice at Glynwood Farm.  Like so many other beginning farmers today, I don’t come from a farming family and I have no land or agricultural skills to inherit from my parents.  I believe that the government needs to support beginning farmers and shouldn’t short-change farmer training programs.  Please act now to send that message to Congress. I grew up in suburban Southern California, a region... Read More