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national young farmers coalition, now hiring

VIEW CURRENT JOB POSTINGS, HERE! Applications are due on July 13th. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] Information from NYFC below: Young Farmers seeks a California Campaigns Director to build support and capacity for farmer-led change at the state level. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about building power among communities that have been excluded […]

Posted: June 17 2020
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watch: national young farmers coalition lindsey lusher shute's fantastic statement before the senate.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bGiCRNkjpk?ecver=2] We are so proud of Lindsey Luscher Shute after her outstanding performance before the senate committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. She did a fantastic job of representing the struggles facing young farmers, from land access and affordability, student loan debt, health care affordability to the bias against women and people of color […]

Posted: August 10 2017
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guess who's going to congress

We are unbelievably proud and excited to stand with over 100 organizations in support of the Young Farmer Success Act, a bill that would help our nation's young farmers manage their student loan debt and has finally gotten to the floor of congress. The legislation has been in the works for years now, due in large part […]

Posted: April 11 2017
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show the country that farmer's count!

Greenhorns! It's no secret that the National Young Farmers Coalition goes to Herculean efforts for young farmers across the country, from fighting lobbyists from big ag to make sure the farm bill addresses the needs of small farmers to advocating their chaps off for farmer student loan forgiveness programs. Now, it's time to help them […]

Posted: February 3 2017
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NYFC is looking for grain farmers to blog

Apply to be a 2017 Blogger for NYFC Each year, NYFC recruits a few young farmers to blog about their experience starting a new farm business. Our bloggers chronicle the trials and triumphs of the season and shed light on what it takes to make it in this difficult yet (in our opinion) heroic line […]

Posted: June 28 2016
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HVYFC spring mixer at kinder hook farm, may 28

Anna will give us a tour of the lambing operation where she's raising 300 lambs this year. Then we'll enjoy a BBQ with Kinderhook meat and beer from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. Bring a side dish if you can and plate/cup/utensils. Kinderhook Farm (1958 Co Rd 21, Valatie, NY 12184) All farmers, friends and family […]

Posted: May 17 2016
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georgia: second annual farmer prom!

MAY 14th, 5pm Young Farmer Mixer Alert! Second Annual Farmer Prom 2016 It's that time of year again! Your spring-time chance to dress up fancy and boogie down in the barn! Sparkly dresses are encouraged ...and sparkly overalls are EVEN MORE encouraged. THIS IS A MUTLI-PURPOSE EVENT... This is our launch party for the Middle […]

Posted: May 12 2016
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second annual farmer prom, gordon, ga

Young Farmer Mixer Alert! Second Annual Farmer Prom 2016 It's that time of year again! Your spring-time chance to dress up fancy and boogie down in the barn! Sparkly dresses are encouraged ...and sparkly overalls are EVEN MORE encouraged. THIS IS A MUTLI-PURPOSE EVENT... This is our launch party for the Middle Georgia Chapter of […]

Posted: May 10 2016
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GOOD DIRT premier @ BAM, april 10

GOOD DIRT is a multimedia performance based on real stories from six diverse farm families in the Hudson Valley. Written by Jeremy Davidson and directed by Mary Stuart Masterson of Storyhorse Documentary Theater, GOOD DIRT illustrates the fragility of our agricultural heritage and inspires the audience to rebuild what’s been lost.  APRIL 10, 2016 // PREMIER Show starts at […]

Posted: March 13 2016
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is farming an act of public service? time to prove it.

Enter the Young Farmer Success Act, which would extend the student loan debt forgiveness granted to persons in public service by the Higher Education Act of 1965 to full time farmer and farm workers. It's in the senate now!  What you think? Is farming an act of national service? Then join up with the folks […]

Posted: February 21 2016
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northeast new farmer winter gathering: dec 12

For more information, click HERE!

Posted: November 14 2015
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the young farmer success act of 2015!

Big news from the National Young Farmers Coalition! The Young Farmer Success Act of 2015 (H.R. 2590) has been introduced in the House by Representative Chris Gibson (R-NY) and Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT) with the goal of adding farmers to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Under the program, farmers who make 10 years of […]

Posted: June 3 2015
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maine's young farmer alliance

Gathering of Maine’s Young Farmers Alliance! The next gathering will be held at Grassland Farm in Skowhegan on Saturday May 10th at 5pm. After a round of introductions there will be a farm tour and potluck. Please bring a dish and drinks to share. FMI or to carpool email David Gulak, [email protected] Grassland Farm is located at 41 Grassland Lane, […]

Posted: May 5 2014
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send your hudson valley peeps to the nyfc benefit!

Our cocktail party to benefit NYFC's work in 2014 is fast approaching! Please join us on Sunday, Dec. 8th (one week from today) at the Red Devon Restaurant in Bangall at5pm for delicious food and drink, beautiful art and good conversation.  We're teaming up with the Hudson Valley Seed Library for an exhibit of their spectacular Art of the Heirloomcollection and […]

Posted: December 4 2013
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nyfc's new website

Lookin' great!  Check it out during the next thunderstorm. http://www.youngfarmers.org/

Posted: June 27 2013
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well done, lindsey

Op-Ed: To Recruit a New Generation of Farmers, We’ve Got to Get the Story Right The National Young Farmers Coalition wants to set straight the economic facts of local food production. By Lindsey Lusher Shute, April 16, 2013 In the past year, the mainstream media featured more than a few stories critiquing America’s local and […]

Posted: April 19 2013
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NYFC online forum

Want to be a part of the young and beginning farmer national community? National Young Farmers Coalition is proud to launch the NYFC Forum!  Serving as a link between farmers, coalitions, and farm-supporters from around the country, the forum is a space for chatting about farm techniques and practices, making sense of farm laws and […]

Posted: March 9 2013
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young farmers @ georgia organics conference

3rd Annual GO Conference Farmer Mixer Kick off the conference on the Thursday night prior with another awesome mixer,  this year hosted by our very own Alliance and the generous Chef Shaun Doty at his Bantam + Biddy chicken joint. We've got the patio to ourselves for our shindig, and B+B will be donating chicken-y and […]

Posted: February 6 2013
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NYFC seeks a western organizer!

A great opportunity to work with the National Young Farmers' Coalition in the Colorado River Basin. COLORADO RIVER BASIN ORGANIZER The National Young Farmers’ Coalition seeks a full-time Colorado River Basin Organizer to build 7 new young farmers coalition affiliates in Colorado River Basin states (AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, UT, WY) and promote various […]

Posted: June 19 2012