5 things to love about USDA’s New Farmers website

By Eric Hansen, NYFC Policy Analyst  Yesterday, USDA announced that they are doubling down on their commitment to new farmers. The Department is aiming to boost beginning farmer participation in their programs and services by focusing $5.6 billion of existing funding on these farmers over the next two years. It is exciting to see this commitment to beginning farmers as well as the clear, measurable goals that the Department has set for beginning... Read More

Is social media working for your farm?

Even if we may prefer the company of cows or the peace of a field to the company of others, marketing is an undeniable part of operating a successful small farm or business. The Golden Yoke in Montana uses Facebook to build a loyal base of supporters as they start out their farm business. Farm conferences around the country now regularly offer marketing and social media training specifically to help nudge the more introverted among us and to assist... Read More