COVID-19 Farmer Stories: Tianna Neal, Keysville, Georgia

Located on several acres of the once renowned Boggs Academy, now Boggs Rural Life Center, in Burke County, Georgia, Starlit Roots is an organic vegetable farm in its first year of operation. Hoping to grow into a wholesale business that provides local schools with fresh produce for their students, Starlit Roots business has adjusted to […]

Introducing NYFC’s Newest Advisory Committee Members – Kelvin Graddick

While growing up in a small rural community in Harris County, GA, Kelvin Graddick noticed the inequalities that exist in local food systems and related economic opportunities. He started volunteering with community development and social  service organizations in high school, and continued these endeavors in college with AGAPE (All God’s Anointed People Evangelizing) and Baptist […]

Checking in with the Southeastern Young and Beginning Farmers' Coalition

Farmers of the Southeast have found the time in between a whirlwind of sowing and harvesting in the past few months to come together into the Southeast Young and Beginning Farmers Coalition! After a fantastic inaugural meeting earlier this Spring, NYFC spoke with Olivia Sargeant of Farm 255 and Moonshine Meats – and an integral […]

Southeastern Farmers to Organize a New Young Farmers Coalition!

A new coalition for young and beginning farmers is springing up in the Southeast, with a kick-off meeting set for March 5th in Athens, GA. The new organization, the Southeastern Young and Beginning Farmers Alliance, will be a resource to connect farmers from across the region and engage in dialogue about what the farming community […]