Last year was incredibly tough. And 2021 continues to challenge, demand creativity and adaptability, and constant relearning.
As the National Young Farmers Coalition has adapted to meet the urgent needs of our farmers and communities through the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff has also been feeling the impacts of drastically scaling up our organization, services, and workload, all while balancing increased stressors and responsibilities in our personal lives.
Young Farmers is committed to fostering a work environment that promotes wellness for our staff and that embodies our values as an organization. As part of that commitment, from June 28th to July 9th, we will be observing a two-week collective pause after finishing our Strategic Plan and before launching into exciting new campaigns. During this period, our organization will be closed and we will not be available to respond to emails or messages on social media until July 12th. We are looking forward to this period of rest and recovery, and hope that each of you is also able to find some time to take care of yourselves, your families, and your communities this summer.
What are the ways that you plan to take care of your mental and physical health this season?