RELEASE: NATIONAL YOUNG FARMERS COALITION RESPONDS TO CHARLOTTESVILLE
HUDSON, NY (Aug. 28, 2017) – In light of recent events in Charlottesville, Lindsey Lusher Shute, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC), issued the following statement:
Through the tragic events in Charlottesville two weeks ago, we bore witness to the very worst and very best of our nation: we saw people on our streets marching under banners of hate, who went on to commit murder and other violent acts; and we saw people linking arms and putting themselves in harm’s way to defend equality, love, and respect. While we are sickened by the acts of terrorism, and haunted by vicious chants, at the same time we are emboldened by the words and actions of so many Americans who are willing to stand up against racism.
Spotlight Charlottesville: Local Food Communities
For those interested in agriculture and food, it is impossible to escape the inundation of buzzwords surrounding the latest agricultural/food movements. Words such as “locavore,” “local food community,” “community food systems,” and “food heritage” are sprinkled heartily throughout most articles on sustainability and agriculture, though the majority of people cannot envision the realization of these […]