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National Young Farmers Coalition | Role: 2022-2023 Land Advocacy Fellow

2022-2023 Land Advocacy Fellow

Manuel Juarez

Manuel Juarez is a local farmer, rancher, entrepreneur, and content creator in Laredo, Texas. After earning his Master’s degree from Texas State University, where he studied hydroponics and sustainable farming, Manuel moved back to his family’s farm and ranch in

Jaime Sosa

Hacia un enfoque a lo sostenible siempre respetuoso de los recursos naturales como también a los que en ella habitan. La alimentación siendo parte importante de autosuficiencia al igual que nos enmarcan culturalmente y nos definen como individuos.

Maggie Smith

Maggie was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was inspired to grow food by all the wasted space filled with grass in the city. She has bounced from cooking to farming jobs throughout her 20’s and into her 30’s.

Brooke Porter

Brooke is a seed sower, agroecologist, and visual storyteller committed to cultivating relationships of reciprocity with the land and communities. Brooke is a founding collective member of Agroecology Commons, a worker self-directed non-profit that cultivates knowledge sharing, community action, and

Cally Hale

Cally Hale is a 5th generation farmer living on her family homestead with her father, aunt, and brother in Western Colorado. Western Heritage Farms works to preserve food history through community outreach and the local farmers market. Cally also works

Andrew Chae

Andy grew up skateboarding in Detroit and Chicago. He attended DePaul University, graduating in 2013 with a double major in Environmental Studies and Political Science. While in Chicago, he became enamored with urban farming and saw it as a way

Veronica Mazariegos-Anastassiou

Veronica Mazariegos-Anastassiou is a farmer and operator at Brisa Ranch, a 15-acre diversified fruit and vegetable operation in Pescadero, California. Vero has been farming on the Central California Coast for the past 6 years. She earned a Master’s degree in

Ritchie Wai

I work to support and train farmers in the Stateline region of Illinois and Wisconsin.

Ash Abeyta

Ash Abeyta is from Espanola, New Mexico and has been working on vegetable farms for over a decade. They are now part of a farming collective in Albuquerque called Ashokra Farm where they work to reimagine a farming future that

Kaitlin Akemi Oki

Kaitlin Akemi Oki is committed to the political, economic, and personal realization of land as a commons that belongs to and nourishes all beings. Whether through coalition building, stewardship, or education, she sees herself as a facilitator of reconnecting people

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