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.
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.