Eric Sannerud of Mighty Axe Hops and the Central Minnesota Young Farmers Coalition talks about the campaign to pass the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit in Minnesota. This new law gives a tax credit to landowners who rent or sell their land to a new farmer. This year, a million dollars have been allocated for this […]
By Harrison Topp | The rolling of the season brings us into a new cycle of long hours and hard work. Just as the buds are beginning to swell, so are the knots in my lower back and shoulders.
More than 60 young farmer leaders from 26 states gathered in Encinitas, CA in November for our 2nd annual National Leadership Convergence. From rural mid-Missouri to urban New Orleans, our chapters provide a platform for young farmers and ranchers to tackle the challenges they face building careers in agriculture. The Convergence is an annual celebration of […]
Last week was a momentous one for the National Young Farmers Coalition: we hosted our first National Chapter Leader Convergence, an event that brought the leaders of 25 chapters from 25 states together for three days of education, sharing, and momentum-building. NYFC was founded in 2010 to give young farmers a united voice as advocates for […]
Do you want to change food and farming in the US? Then it’s time to get with your chapter and engage elected officials. In this short video, see members of the Hudson Valley Young Farmers Coalition in action– sharing stories, building relationships and winning the change they need!
We believe cooperation beats competition, any day. From barn raisings to crop mobs, having each other’s back is the basis of a strong farming community. Leslie Touzeau of the Missouri Young Farmers Coalition says it best, “Farming is hard…if we’re going to be successful, we have to learn to work together. “ WATCH our short […]
Tierney Creech, organizer of the Washington Young Farmers Coalition (WAYFC), says it perfectly: “In the middle of the summer, camaraderie is almost as invigorating as sleep.” Take it from Tierney, WAYFC knows how to throw a party. Each fall, they bring together hundreds of farmers from across the state for a young farmer mixer complete […]
We’re kicking off the brand new year with a brand new resource for local young farmer organizing – the Organizing Handbook: How to Bring Local Farmers Together for Shared Success!
Headed to Farm Aid tomorrow? Connect with NYFC while there and getting involved! The Young Farmers’ Coalition will have a table in the Farm Aid Farmyard area along with other farm-related organizations. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about joining the national coalition, starting a local group, and what can be […]