Farmers at a letter-writing event in Portland, OR. Photo courtesy of Sofie SherBurt.
More Time to Take Action on Food Safety Rules
On Sunday, thousands of farmers took action on NYFC’s National Day of Action to Save Local Farms. Meeting in barns, classrooms and living rooms, farmers came together to discuss the FDA’s proposed food safety regulations and to submit comments calling for positive change.
In the words of Hannah Breckbill, an event organizer and farmer at Humble Hands Harvest in Minnesota, “we’re always looking to make sure our food is healthy and safe, and we believe that small farms are part of the solution to healthy, safe food–not part of the problem!”
This is our chance to shape food safety rules that will affect how we run our farms for years to come! Haven’t submitted a comment yet? There are still events happening around the country – check out NYFC’s action map to find one near you. Prefer to comment directly? Click here to learn more and send a comment in right now.
New York Times Publishes NYFC Op-Ed on the problem of land affordability
Earlier this month, the New York Times published our Op-Ed, “Keep Farmland for Farmers” on the difficulty of finding affordable land to start a farm and what can be done to help. Innovative land trusts like the Vermont Land Trust and the State of Massachusetts are going one step further in their conservation easements to ensure that farmland is not only protected from development, but remains in the hands of farmers.
Workers at EarthDance Farms in St. Louis, MO.
Find a Job on the Farmers Forum
Seeking a farmer for Lokelani ‘Ohana, a Maui based initiative in the Camphill movement. Come work on a beautiful biodynamic CSA farm in Hawaii!
Sign up for a slot for 2014 at the Seed Farm New Farmer Training Program and Agricultural Incubator, a vegetable training program on a 45-acre farm in Emmaus, PA.
Seeking a farm manager at EarthDance Farms, an organic farm school in St. Louis, MO (pictured above).
Plus many more! Head over to the NYFC jobs forum to start your search.
CONNECTICUT: Farmland Access and Affordability Forum – October 25th
EAST BERLIN, PA: Young Farmers Mixer – October 26th
ATLANTA, GA: Atlanta Young Farmer Mixer Potluck at Little Farm – October 26th
BURLINGTON, VT: FSMA Letter-Writing Party with the Vermont Young Farmers Coalition – October 27th
SONOMA COUNTY, CA: Sonoma County Young Farmers Guild Meeting – October 27th
FALKVILLE, AL: Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network Young and Beginning Farmer Potluck – October 27th
SPEARFISH, SD: Dakota Rural Action Annual Meeting – November 1st-2nd
PINE PLAINS, NY: FSMA Letter-Writing and Farmer Gathering – November 3rd
IOWA CITY, IA: FSMA Letter-Writing Party – November 4th
PETERBOROUGH, NH: FSMA Letter-writing party and Farmer Mixer – November 9th
AUSTIN, TX: First Annual Moontower Agricultural Coop Harvest Party – November 9th
Lindsey, Wes, Sophie, Kate, Eleanor, Tracy, Debbie & Kacey