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Recruiting leadership for the future of U.S. agriculture

Executive Director Job Posting Letter from co-founder, Lindsey Lusher Shute Dear Friends, In 2019, I will resign as founding executive director of the National Young Farmers Coalition to become the founding CEO of the new Farm Generations Cooperative. This new

New year, new farm bill, climate news

On December 20th, after months of heated debate, the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law. Though it’s by no means perfect, the bill’s passage brings some much needed relief to farmers and ranchers across the country dealing with trade

A Farm Bill for the Future

  WARNING: This blog post is long. Why, you ask? Because the 2018 Farm Bill contains so many wins that our movement has spent years fighting for, and we just have to tell you about all of them. Just before

A new chapter for the Coalition

In 2019, I will resign as founding executive director of the National Young Farmers Coalition to become the founding CEO of the new Farm Generations Cooperative. This new agricultural cooperative, built by and for members of the National Young Farmers

#NYFCconvergence 2018: Olivia Watkins

Olivia Watkins of Holly Springs, NC shares why she is joining the 100 young farmers heading to DC for our 4th Annual National Leadership Convergence this November 12th-15th. “Next week I will be going to the Capitol with 100 other

#NYFCconvergence 2018: Happy Family Ranch

Roberto Melendez of Happy Family Ranch in Midland, VA shares why he is joining the 100 young farmers heading to DC for our 4th Annual National Leadership Convergence this November 12th-15th. “My parents and I own and operate Happy Family

Land Team Dispatch: Climate,  Land  Trusts,  and  Finance

Last year, NYFC released Building A Future with Farmers II, our report on the findings of our 2017 National Young Farmer Survey. We found that land access is the number one challenge facing young farmers and ranchers across America. The

The time is now for young farmers to take climate action

Last week, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report on climate change, calling for “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” including agriculture, in order to keep atmospheric warming from exceeding 1.5°C

Farm bill expires, stranding young farmers

At midnight on October 1, the 2014 Farm Bill expired. Not only did it expire, but Congress has left D.C. without passing a temporary extension to fund key programs while the final bill is being negotiated. Without a farm bill

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