National Young Farmers Coalition 2018 Annual Report

posted November 30, 2019

Change Is Here‘ ~ read the report!

The National Young Farmers Coalition is a network of nearly 200,000
farmers, ranchers, and supporters building a brighter future for U.S.
agriculture. Working to reform policy to make land, capital, and
training more accessible to young farmers and ranchers; supporting a
growing network of local farmer chapters; and providing farmer-to-farmer technical resources and services. Read the 2018 Annual Report to learn about the National Convergence event, State Policy updates, Farm Bill wins, finding farmland, and farmer-to-farmer support and training. The young farmers featured in this report are demanding a seat at the table.

Sophie Ackoff says, “Over the past ten years our Coalition has transformed the energy of the young farmer movement into a powerful force for change. As CoExecutive Directors, Martin [Lemos] and I commit to prioritizing racial equity in our work and across our organization, creating systems for farmers to truly lead our work, and taking strong action on climate change, the biggest threat to our farm future.


northern NY research evaluates non-traditional crops for high tunnel growers

posted August 19, 2015

tunnel

The Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has funded a number of projects evaluating ways to extend the growing season and crop options for high tunnel farmers in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties; photo: Michael Davis, Willsboro Agricultural Research Farm.

Can cucumbers, basil, ginger, green beans and zucchini be more profitable crops for farmers than tomatoes, the king of high tunnel produce? The Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has released the results of a project evaluating the economic potential of the non-traditional tunnel crops.

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