The practice of agriculture relies upon a tremendous amount of knowledge, skill, and hard work. It is also uniquely subject to pressures from outside of the farmer’s immediate control. ‘Beyond the Field’ is a series of posts that examines the
We are thrilled to announce that NYFC is bringing on Sophie Ackoff as its Membership Development Coordinator. Sophie has been working closely with NYFC as a volunteer and blog contributor, and we are excited to have her on staff. Sophie’s
My name is Sophie Ackoff, I have been an apprentice at Glynwood Farm. Like so many other beginning farmers today, I don’t come from a farming family and I have no land or agricultural skills to inherit from my parents.