We believe we have one generation to transform agriculture in service to our communities and the land. We are that generation.
Over the past year, our coalition undertook a collaborative and radical reenvisioning of our work to chart a path toward realizing a bold vision for the future of agriculture. Our strategic planning process involved deep network engagement over the course of eight months, centering the demonstrated leadership of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) farmers, partners, board and staff. By centering BIPOC leadership, we strive to both confront the historical and ongoing violence against BIPOC communities intrinsic to our food system and to orient agriculture toward the realization of justice and a world defined by equitable outcomes. Racial justice is foundational to making farm policy that honors our vision for the future.
We are excited to share the new vision, mission, guiding principles, goals, and core strategies that will shape the work of our coalition moving forward.
Read our 2021-2026 Strategic Plan, and more about the next five years of Young Farmers.
You can also read a condensed version of the plan here.
Thank you to the partner organizations who participated in the process including: HEAL Food Alliance, Rural Coalition, Union of Concerned Scientists, SAAFON, National Family Farm Coalition, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, The Sunrise Movement, Farmworker Justice, Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust, Black Urban Growers (BUGS) and BUGS Pittsburgh, Frontline Farming, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, National Farm Bureau Federation, Practical Farmers of Iowa, San Diego Food System Alliance, Greenhorns, and Black Farmer Fund.