Western Farmer Profiles
This spring we’ll be highlighting a few of the many young western farmers doing things differently with their water. We’re looking for leaders who are implementing high-efficiency irrigation practices and technology, developing soil health, and utilizing systems thinking.
Do you or a farmer or rancher you know in the arid West have a dynamic water story you want to tell? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Harvesting at Prarie Drifter Farm in Litchfield, MN – just one of many job opportunities!
Do you know where you’ll be farming in 2014? Now is the time to check out NYFC’s jobs forum to find a great place! Looking to hire? Log in for free and post away-
Check out your specific region, or just browse the whole board! Here are a few recent posts:
Plus many more! Head over to the NYFC jobs forum to start your search.
Come Find Us at Your Local Farming Conference
This winter, we’re making the rounds!
We wish we could visit all the farms in the NYFC network and say hello. Instead, we’re doing the next best thing – spending the winter tabling and representing the beginning farmer movement at as many farming conferences as we can. Planning on coming out to one? Make sure to stop by – we’d love to meet face-to-face!
Here’s where to find us:
EcoFarm Conference, January 22- 25, Pacific Grove, CA
NOFA-NY Conference, January 24-26, Saratoga Springs, NY
PASA Conference, February 6-8, State College, PA
New Mexico Organic Farming Conference, February 14-15, Albuquerque, NM
Family Farm Alliance Annual Meeting and Conference, February 19-21, Las Vegas, NV
MOSES Conference, February 27-March 1, La Crosse, WI
National Farmers Union Conference, March 8-11, Santa Fe, NM
Colorado Land Link Forum, March 7-8, Nathrop, CO
Front Range Beginning Farmers Conference, March 9, Denver, CO
BATTLE CREEK, MI: Michigan Family Farms Conference – January 18
Join young farmers from far and wide for a casual evening of networking, conversing, and libations. Connections are life!
At the Royal Street Tavern inside Battle House Hotel, Mobile, Alabama from 8:30PM-10:30PM.
Sponsored by the TXYFC, The Greenhorns, SSAWG, Kiva Zip.
Click here to download the flyer.
Meet at 6pm at the Little Lake Grange Hall 291 School St, Willits, CA.
BPACIFIC GROVE, CA: EcoFarm Conference – January 23
Young Farmer Mixer will be held the 2nd night of Ecofarm Conference. Join us to discuss top priorities for young farmers and enjoy local libations, networking, and musical merriment.
Co-hosted by NYFC, Ecological Farming Association, CA Farm Link, Greenhorns, Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, The Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, and California Certified Organic Farmers.
Celebrating 2013: Break out sessions, Issues from the Farm, Issues from the Plate, Board Nominations.
8am – 4:30pm at the Kentucky State University Research and Demonstration Farm.
SONOMA, CA: Sonoma Valley Farmers Guild Meeting – January 26
Meet at 6pm at the Sonoma Valley Grange Hall, 18627 California 12, Sonoma, CA.
TRAVERSE CITY, MI: Northern Michigan Small Farms Conference – February 1
Located at the Grand Traverse Resort, the conference features a trade show with over 80 vendors and over 25 educational sessions.
This intensive course, geared toward diversified horticultural farmers, will help you understand what factors impact profitability and food safety.
Speakers and exercises will walk you through the steps for improving farm profits, efficiency and quality of your produce.
DAVIS, CA: Yolo Farmers Guild Meeting – February 3
Meet at 6:30pm at N-Street Co-op 716 N Street, Davis, CA.
LANSING, MI: Everybody Eats Conference – February 8
A conference dedicated to making Lansing’s food system more self-sustaining and equitable.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM: Young Farmer Mixer – February 14
Young Farmer Mixer held the 2nd night of the New Mexico Organic Farming Conference. Come meet-and-greet with fellow young farmers from the Southwest!
Co-hosted by NYFC and affiliate chapter Rio Grande Farmers Coalition.
SEBASTOPOL, CA: GUILD-RAISING 2014 – February 15
At the Sebastopol Grange Hall, 6000 Highway 12, Sebastopol, CA 95472
CONNECTICUT (LOCATION TBA): Build Your Network, Grow Our Future – February 19
Build Your Network, Grow Our Future – A networking event to strengthen Connecticut’s agricultural community.
Find more information at the New CT Farmers Alliance website.
Lindsey, Wes, Sophie, Kate, Emily, Debbie, Kacey & Sarah
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