applications for calypso farm & ecology center's 2018 farmer training program are now open!
Calypso Farm & Ecology Center (Fairbanks, AK) is now recruiting applications for their 2018 Farmer Training Program, a 5-month immersive residential programs. The Program runs from May 7th to September 29th, 2018 and is designed to equip participants to become self-reliant farmers through immersion in all aspects of farm operations, working alongside experienced farmers for an entire […]
business planning workshop for future farm leaders: jumpstarting the next generation
the farm school is now accepting applications for 2018
Program Dates: October 2018 - September 2019 Since 2002, The Farm School has offered a practical, real-world agricultural education for aspiring farmers, educators and community leaders. The Learn to Farm program is a full-time, residential immersion in the work and rhythms of sustainable farm life. Everyday, and in every way, student farmers at The Farm School […]
maine harvest credit project
http://maineharvestcp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Harvest-Final-Master.mp4 Hey young farmers! There is a new Credit Union for farmers in Maine! It was founded in recognition that access to credit is one of the most difficult hurdles for young and new farmers to overcome. The Maine Harvest Credit Project is working to create a specialised credit union that is focused on providing […]
farmer fundraiser in santa fe for a lending tool library
The Northern New Mexico Young Farmers Alliance, (affiliate of the National Young Farmers Coalition and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union) is hosting a “Farmer Fundraiser” next week in support of a greater-Santa Fe Tool Lending Library next week. There will be a local food supper, beer and entertainment provided and it takes place on Thursday, October […]
support the young farmer success act
A new bill to provide debt relief to young farmers!
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 […]
man writes the NYT advice column in a panic that his son want might volunteer on an organic farm
This one here is a good laugh for all of us who may or may not be the black sheep of the family. (My grandma clipped the above cartoon out of the New Yorker and promptly sent it to me without any card when I started farming six years ago. I like to think she was smiling […]
did we mention that it's free?
Please join National Farmers Union December 5-8, 2016 for our FREE online beginning farmer and rancher conference. Growing for the Future is a unique online, interactive virtual conference focused on beginning farmer and rancher issues, including: mentorship, business planning, USDA programs women and veterans in farming, conservation and much more! The conference is completely online, and features […]
so(/e)wing hemp in Kentucky
[vimeo 165600324 w=640 h=360] "In the end there is more than just fiber that tears and fades when you use cheap goods to hold things together." Harvesting Liberty, about Michael Lewis (of Growing Warriors) and Rebecca Burgess (of Fibershed), who have received a grant from Patagonia to support their incredible budding hemp projects in Kentucky. Like most […]
declaration against the criminalisation, persecution and judicialization of the struggle for the defence of life, rights, land, water, seeds and mother earth
International Conference on Agrarian Reform La Via Campesino, The Peasant's Movement Marabá, 15 April 2016 From 13 to 17 April 2016, in Marabá, Pará, Brazil, more than 130 delegates from 28 countries around the world were brought together as part of La Vía Campesina and allied movements, as part of the International Conference on Agrarian […]
event for landless farmers and lucky landowners, forest grove, or
Dairy Creek Community Food Web presents: Fields for Food a workshop on leasing farmland Tuesday March 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m. @ St. Bede's Episcopal Church 1609 Elm St. Forest Grove, OR To RSVP, call: 503-992-0078 ext. 302 Free with snacks provided! Presentations by: Nellie McAdams, Director of Farm Preservation Program at Rogue Farm Corps. Nellie will […]
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 […]
thanks, huffington post!
This week from the Huffington Post: "Millenial Farmers Fight an Uphill Battle. It's Time to Support Them." Probably nothing in the article is going to be groundbreaking for the greenhorns audience, but it's always nice to feel validated... and, possibly, to email the source of that validation to you parents. Plus there are some great quotes […]
farming with draft animals scholarship
For young farmers, Tillers is offering scholarships in Alternative Power – how to use draft horses and oxen to power farms more sustainably and productively. These scholarships will fund 60% of tuition for the following classes. +Draft Horse Basics – April 5-8 +Oxen Basics – June20-24 and August 22-26 +Farming with Horses and Oxen – […]
kale, racial justice, and reclaiming our collective right to the earth
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StygQm6YlwQ] A beautiful walk around Soul Fire Farm with the thoughtful, insightful, and fiercely passionate Leah Penniman. This film was produced by The Next System Project and the Laura Flanders Show, as part of their series on gender, race, and the next system. I'd write more about the farm, but my paraphrasing would never be as powerful […]
Fabulous news, Greenhorns, our new spiffy website for Up up! is live! Up up! is a DIY collective festival made of a great gaggle of amazing agrarian films. The spiffy new website is much clearer than the old one and has a new Resources page to help facilitate your festival. Check out the festival locator to see screenings near you! Or […]
hootenanny in hartford, ct, feb. 20
need a new farmer podcast?
Farmerama is a new podcast brought together by sourcing various clips from farmers across Europe. In one episode you'll hear from dairy farmers protesting in the UK and then get transported to a vineyard in Italy to discuss the happiness of grape vines and how that brings about a sustainability of taste. This is a […]
save the date!
Yes, yes. Up UP~ order this film festival for your school, grange, library or community non profit
We made this, and we're dang proud. It's a whole glorious collection of young farmer films! Now, you can order it to screen from Collective Eye Films for your nonprofit or community.
rootstock radio interview with severine von tscharner fleming
Listen to radio interview here: http://rootstock.coop/featured-post/rootstock-radio-severine-von-tscharner-fleming/ Rootstock CROPP Cooperative: "We recently had the great pleasure of speaking with farmer, activist and professional organizer Severine von Tscharner Fleming. This woman is a force of nature for the Millennial generation. Not only is Severine a farmer herself, when Rootstock Radio host Theresa Marquez spoke to her in mid-2015, she […]
200 episodes on greenhorns radio!
Greenhorns Radio is radio for young farmers, by young farmers. Hosted by acclaimed activist, farmer and film-maker Severine v T Fleming, Greenhorn Radio is a weekly phone interview with next generation farmers and ranchers, surveying the issues critical to their success. We hold no punches. Greenhorns is a six year old grassroots cultural organization with […]
three springs farm, from youngfarmers.org
Check out the youngfarmers.org young farmer profiles, including this from Greenhorns in OK: http://www.youngfarmers.org/2010/12/emily-oakley-and-mike-appel-ok/ and their super nice website! www.threespringsfarm.com