Farmshare Austin currently seeking veggie grower students

This just in from our Texas Young Farmer affiliate! Farmshare Austin (FSA) is a new 501c3 in Austin,TX dedicated to educating the next generation of organic vegetable growers in Central Texas. This fall we will accept our first class of students who will live and work on our educational farm as part of an intensive six month program. Produce grown on the educational farm will go to individuals in Austin who may otherwise find it difficult to access... Read More

States Expanding Cottage Food Laws

Cottage food laws by stateCourtesy Cottagefoods.org In April we wrote about Value-Added Producer Grants and how these federal awards can potentially help small farmers. However, with the contents of the 2013 Farm Bill facing uncertainty, state legislatures are providing inexpensive ways for farmers to produce limited quantities of value-added products.   Read More  Read More

Join the young farmer events in your area!

As we move into Spring, young farmer potlucks, meetings, and gatherings are popping up like wildflowers all over the country.  Today we want to highlight just a few, and give you some inspiration to start organizing in your region! In Albuquerque, NM, the brand-new Rio Grande Farmers’ Coalition is having its first annual Spring Farm Social.  Young and new farmers, as well as more experienced farmers and advocates, will celebrate the start... Read More