Hi, I’m Bilal Sarwari, Membership and Communications Manager at the National Young Farmers Coalition. I want to tell you about my journey from full-time farmer to member of the Young Farmers staff. Earlier this year I was working at White Oak Pastures, a pastured livestock ranch and organic farm in southwest Georgia. The journey that […]
In our first monthly update of the year, we have lots of news to share from our snowbound headquarters in Hudson, NY: new staff, new board members, new advisors, and a new guidebook! We also have updates on #FarmingIsPublicService, a rundown of events and conferences, and a reminder about our money-saving member benefits as you […]
We’ve been on the road this summer, crop mobbing with the Missouri Young Farmers Coalition, talking shop with first-generation organic grain farmers in Montana, and square dancing with the Washington Young Farmers Coalition. All along the way, we’re collecting stories for our campaigns and building a stronger young farmer movement. Want to see us in action? Follow the […]
We’ve got some exciting news to report! Musician Jack Jonson has announced his support for the National Young Farmers Coalition through a partnership between NYFC, Jack, and YOU! For the next 25 hours, Jack Johnson’s foundation, the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, is matching all donations made to NYFC – but only if you JOIN or […]
Thank you. Last month, 213 farmers and consumers joined NYFC. This growth topped off an incredible year: a dozen new chapters formed, we rallied nearly a thousand farmers and consumers to tell the FDA that organic and diversified farms produce the safest food (more on that below!) and we started to move innovative land […]
A few weeks ago, I interviewed Temple Grandin, activist, author and the leading ranchers’ consultant on livestock conditions, about her advice for sustainable American farms and why she supports NYFC. Here’s some of what she had to say…
NYFC is a grassroots coalition of farmers and ranchers just like you – from fruit growers in Maine to livestock ranchers in Louisiana to West Coast CSA farmers – who believe there should be fewer obstacles to starting a farm.