Beginning Farmer Events at the SSAWG Conference

Headed to the SSAWG conference later this month?  Come out to a couple of beginning farmer mixers while you’re there to meet up with like-minded folks and get some dancing in!  These events are sponsored in part by the Southeast Young and Beginning Farmer Alliance, an NYFC affiliate.  (Haven’t heard about the conference or not yet registed?  It’s not too late – check out the conference web site for more information.) In... Read More

Checking in with the Southeastern Young and Beginning Farmers’ Coalition

Farmers of the Southeast have found the time in between a whirlwind of sowing and harvesting in the past few months to come together into the Southeast Young and Beginning Farmers Coalition! After a fantastic inaugural meeting earlier this Spring, NYFC spoke with Olivia Sargeant of Farm 255 and Moonshine Meats – and an integral organizer of the nascent group – about this new project and what’s in store for the future. NYFC: Tell us about... Read More

Southeastern Farmers to Organize a New Young Farmers Coalition!

A new coalition for young and beginning farmers is springing up in the Southeast, with a kick-off meeting set for March 5th in Athens, GA. The new organization, the Southeastern Young and Beginning Farmers Alliance, will be a resource to connect farmers from across the region and engage in dialogue about what the farming community needs.   With existing state or regional young farmers’ coalitions–including Washington, Michigan, and... Read More