VIDEO: Young Farmers Show You How To Party!

Tierney Creech, organizer of the Washington Young Farmers Coalition (WAYFC), says it perfectly: “In the middle of the summer, camaraderie is almost as invigorating as sleep.” Take it from Tierney, WAYFC knows how to throw a party. Each fall, they bring together hundreds of farmers from across the state for a young farmer mixer complete with live music, local food, dancing, camping and, of course, plentiful opportunities to make new friends. Thanks... Read More

Guest post from Washington – Taking lessons from a killer crop mob

A lot of folks have gotten in touch with us about coming up with practical ways young farmers (and their communities!) can help each other out.  One amazing – and simple – solution is to use crop mobs to focus a large group’s energy all on one specific project.   Put simply, a crop mob is a group of farmers, farm interns, or community members who come together on a specific day to tackle a specific labor-intensive project, whether... Read More

Washington Young Farmers Coalition Lobby for local food next week!

Good luck to the Washington Young Farmers Coalition (an NYFC affiliate) as they join forces with other Washington food and farming groups in pushing for positive change in state programming!  Here is more about the event from WAYFC: WA Young Farmers Coalition is joining forces with Tilth Producers of WA, the Washington Sustainable Food and Farming Network, and the Good Food Coalition to ask our state legislature to restore funding for the WSDA’s... Read More

Washington Young Farmers Coalition Annual Mixer Coming Up!

Washington Young Farmers The Washington Young Farmers Coalition is ever-so-pleased to announce: Its 3rd Annual Washington Young Farmers Mixer! The Washington Young Farmers Coalition is doing it again, and this year, they are teaming up with Viva Farms and Happy Little Farm to present a better-than-ever, not-to-be-missed night of potluck and revelry, spit-roast and dancing with the Tuckborough Stringband, farm jokes and celebration. Washington farmers... Read More

Farm On!, NYFC’s Latest Affiliate, Debuts in Oregon

The past couple of months have been a whirlwind of activity in Oregon as the Friends of Family Farmers (FoFF), a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting socially responsible farming in Oregon, began FarmOn!, a project for beginning farmers.  FarmOn!, an affiliate of NYFC, works to build links within the young and beginning farmer community by creating face-to-face connections to promote learning, friendship, and inspiration between farmers. ... Read More

Washington State Takes Legislative Steps to Legalize Farm Internships

Washington State has become the first state in the country to take legislative steps towards legalizing agricultural internships. The Small Farm Internship Bill completed a very small two year pilot program in just two counties and is now working its way through the house and senate once again as an extended 5 year program in 14 counties. On February 11th, the Small Farm Internship Bill (SB 6392) came up for a vote in the Senate and passed 47 to... Read More