Vermont Public Radio article on the challenges new and old farmers face when accessing affordable health insurance.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dthAUBasLWM] We are so grateful to Shoshana Inwood, an assistant professor at UVM, for drawing attention to the struggles that young farmers face when it comes to procuring health care and starting a family. This won't be news to any farmers in the audience, but it is worth sharing widely to raise more awareness-- […]
An organization that began in the summer of 2009, out of the recognition that young people's voices were not being heard in the debate over health care reform. Co-Founders Ari Matusiak and Aaron Smith and a few friends wanted to change that. So they put up a one page website, asking young people to share […]
Getting Covered is a campaign to inform young adults and their families about dependent coverage, the provision in the new health care law that allows young adults to stay on their parent's plan until age 26. This provision is important. It alone has the potential to cover over 2 million of our nation's 18.9 million […]
some resources from NYCAMH. Thanks to Aspiring farmer Sarah for sending us this link! In her words, "The NY Center for Agricultural Medicine has a lot of resources about preventing injury on farms and how to best cope with farm-related disease and injury. They have some resources in Spanish and Creole as well as a […]
the farming season is long and leaves lots of impressions. young farmers often eat like kings and get more sunshine than anyone, but the fact is we put our bodies on the line. your young farmer body needs protection! Our hugely muddled and expensive healthcare system doesn't meet the need for a growing rank of […]