the irresistible fleet of bicycles


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women dairy farmers: three short films

The National Young Farmers Coalition featured three women who had started dairy farms in 2013. Later, they were shipped goodie bags of film equipment. These videos are the result of that.

Chaseholm Farm

Read Sarah’s blog posts HERE

Golden Yoke Farm

Read Laura’s blog posts HERE

Clover Mead Farm (a neighbor of the Greenhorns!!)

Read Ashlee’s blog posts HERE


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maine’s young farmer alliance

Gathering of Maine’s Young Farmers Alliance!

Grassland Promo

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, davidgulak@gmail.com. Grassland Farm is located at 41 Grassland Lane, Skowhegan.

Photo courtesy of Grassland Farm: http://www.grasslandorganicfarm.com/

Maine’s Young Farmer Alliance is a Chapter of NYFC: http://www.youngfarmers.org/


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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. sawkill-farm-watching-over-the-pics-small

We’re teaming up with the Hudson Valley Seed Library for an exhibit of their spectacular Art of the Heirloomcollection and Jean-Paul Courtens of Roxbury will be joining us to talk about the future of farming in the Valley.

All proceeds will support our work in 2014, including: working with land trusts to make farmland affordable, working with the USDA to reform programs to better target young, organic and diversified growers, and helping young farmers launch new NYFC chapters across the country.

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time here or please rsvp to sophie@youngfarmers.org if you plan to buy your ticket at the door. Farmer tickets are only $25!


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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

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In the past year, the mainstream media featured more than a few stories critiquing America’s local and organic foods movement. The New York Times and others swallowed the findings of a Stanford study debating the value of organic foods hook, line and sinker; Time and Dr. Oz declared, “Organic food is great, it’s just not very democratic”; and NPR recently reported that growing local food doesn’t pay.

Vigorous debate is good, but these stories seemed more about selling clicks and papers than getting the facts straight. And that’s bad news for a nation that’s in need of a new generation of young people to provide it with healthy food.

Read the full article here


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NYFC online forum

forumWant 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 regulations, and organizing grassroots networks.
Check out the NYFC Forum here.
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