Kate Greenberg: Young Farmer Becomes Colorado’s Commissioner of Agriculture
Lindsey talks with Kate Greenberg, Colorado’s new Commissioner of Agriculture, and former Western Program Director with the National Young Farmers Coalition. Lindsey and Kate check in about what it’s been like to be the youngest person, and first woman, to hold this role in Colorado, as well as Colorado’s plans to address climate change, land […]
Release: Young Farmers’ Western Program Director, Kate Greenberg, named Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: https://www.youngfarmers.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Screen-Shot-2021-08-17-at-2.19.49-PM-2-1.png, firstname.lastname@example.org | View full release and contacts NYFC’s Western Program Director, Kate Greenberg, named Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture DENVER, CO (December 21, 2019) – The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) congratulates Western Program Director, Kate Greenberg, on being appointed as Colorado’s next Commissioner of Agriculture by Governor-elect Jared Polis. Greenberg, originally […]
“Water is Scarce, Water is Rare”
“If we don’t start doing things differently, there won’t be agriculture to pass down.” Climate change is a hot-button political issue, but in the Western U.S., no one can deny that the drought and above average temperatures are real. Mike Nolan, a young farmer in Mancos, Colorado, gives an insider perspective on farming in extreme […]
One young farmer is thankful for crop insurance, could it be right for you?
Case Study: Topp Fruits, Paonia, Colorado The western slope of Colorado is known for its peaches, so when Harrison Topp returned to the Rockies after years of farming vegetables in North Carolina, it’s no surprise that he was happy to start restoring 15 acres of older stone fruit trees on his family’s land in Paonia, […]
Victory in Colorado! Bipartisan Apprenticeship Bill Becomes Law
Over the last year, NYFC chapters and members across Colorado testified, authored op-eds, met legislators in Denver, and brought legislators out to the farm to talk about the importance of supporting beginning farmer education through apprenticeships. SB18-042, a bipartisan effort to create an Agricultural Workforce Development Program is the result of their efforts.
Today, Colorado Governor Hickenlooper traveled to Durango, CO to sign SB18-042 into law.
RELEASE: National Young Farmers Coalition applauds Colorado Senate Agriculture Committee passage of bipartisan legislation to help build agricultural workforce
SB18-042, the Agricultural Workforce Development Program, cost-shares the expense of hiring on-farm interns with farm and ranch business owners. Young farmer drive-in at the Capitol set for Tues., Feb. 13th
DENVER, CO (February 1, 2018) – Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee of the Colorado General Assembly voted 9-2 in support of a new bill to increase agricultural apprenticeships in Colorado. SB18-042, the Agricultural Workforce Development Program, would reimburse qualified agricultural businesses up to 50 percent of the cost of hiring a farm intern. The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) applauded the continued bipartisan efforts in support of the measure.
News from the West
The end of summer brought both bounty and hardship to Western farmers and ranchers. From hurricanes to fire, flood to drought, many have struggled with serious impacts to both their operations and their communities. But as farmers do, you are rebuilding, pitching in, and standing together. Times like these remind us how important it is […]
RELEASE: National Young Farmers Coalition to testify before new Colorado Young and Beginning Farmer Interim Study Committee
Will advocate for stronger state policies supporting young farmers, especially regarding land succession and farmland conservation
DURANGO, CO (August 7, 2017) – The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC), the only national advocacy organization focused solely on the needs of young and beginning farmers and ranchers, which has four chapters in Colorado, will testify before the first-ever Colorado Young and Beginning Farmer Interim Study Committee on Thursday, August 10, 9 a.m., Room 357, State Capitol Building, 200 East Colfax Avenue, Denver.
RELEASE: National Young Farmers Coalition applauds Colorado General Assembly for creating Interim Study Committee on Young and Beginning Farmers in Colorado
Interim Study Committee on Young and Beginning Farmers in Colorado
DURANGO, CO (May 1, 2017) — The Colorado General Assembly’s recent creation of an Interim Study Committee on Young and Beginning Farmers in Colorado was applauded by the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC), the only national advocacy organization to focus solely on new farmers and ranchers.
Farming is an art of adaptation
By Tyler Hoyt | This has been one of the warmest winters on the books for our area, which means that most of our precipitation has come as rain instead of snow. That means endless “mud season.”