By Margot Brooks I own Sugar House Creamery, I’m one of the founders of the Adirondacks Farmers Coalition, and I’m a member of Young Farmers. When my husband and I bought our land, it hadn’t been farmed in about 50 years. The fields were lying fallow and little trees were coming up in the pasture. […]
This year drought has gripped the West to a new extreme. But both young and seasoned farmers are forging new and innovative solutions, growing more food with less water while enhancing biodiversity, soil health, and their local communities. Yet despite this, too often young farmers are not engaged in shaping water policy. This means their […]
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.
Every day, young farmers, ranchers and their supporters are mobilizing with NYFC to fight for the future of farming. We want you to join our powerful coalition and open-arms community, but we know your funds are limited! So in addition to representation in the capital, invitations to events, and staff support on starting a local […]
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 dedication to sustainable agriculture began at the age of eight when she put down her […]