The Greenhorns

The Greenhorns is a non-traditional grassroots non-profit organization made up of young farmers and a diversity of collaborators. Our mission is to recruit, promote and support the new generation of young farmers. We do this by producing avant-garde programming, video, audio, web content, publications, events, and art projects that increase the odds for success and enhance the profile and social lives of America’s young farmers.

The news is in from urban, suburban and rural districts alike: America needs more young farmers and more young farmers want a piece of America. It will take millions of rough and ready protagonists of place to care for our ecosystems and serve our country healthy food in the years to come. The Greenhorns enable this critical meeting of minds, bodies, and land by helping young and aspiring farmers to navigate career paths, build skills, and connect with each other. Our multifaceted approach includes on-the-ground organizing of events and workshops, media production, and online coalition building.

Take a look at our Library project!

My Library at LibraryThing

Open Shop Tools
Stage: Ready to Build
Tool type:
"Smart Farm" tools
# of Topics: 70
Last Tool Wiki Update 09/03/2015
# of Wiki Edits: 24
Stage: Concept
Tool type:
Universal farm infrastructure/farm shop, "Smart Farm" tools
# of Topics: 5
Last Tool Wiki Update 07/08/2015
# of Wiki Edits: 34
Stage: Concept
Tool type:
"Smart Farm" tools, Universal farm infrastructure/farm shop
# of Topics: 1
Last Tool Wiki Update 05/02/2015
# of Wiki Edits: 8
Stage: Concept
Tool type:
Harvesting, "Smart Farm" tools
# of Topics: 1
Last Tool Wiki Update 04/21/2015
# of Wiki Edits: 8
Stage: Concept
Tool type:
Universal farm infrastructure/farm shop, Harvesting
# of Topics: 1
Last Tool Wiki Update 02/26/2015
# of Wiki Edits: 4
Stage: Prototype
Tool type:
Universal farm infrastructure/farm shop
# of Topics: 4
Last Tool Wiki Update 03/21/2014
# of Wiki Edits: 17
Stage: Concept
Tool type:
"Smart Farm" tools
# of Topics: 2
Last Tool Wiki Update 07/03/2013
# of Wiki Edits: 17
Stage: Concept
Tool type:
Fencing and livestock management, Harvesting, Water, Post Harvest
# of Topics: 0
Last Tool Wiki Update 12/27/2012
# of Wiki Edits: 4
Stage: Concept
Tool type:
# of Topics: 4
Last Tool Wiki Update 03/16/2012
# of Wiki Edits: 1

Events Hosted

Forum Topics from Organization's members

An international conversation about the Culticycle

Forums: 

Hi all! Severine asked me to throw this conversation up here -Will

On Feb 14, 2013, at 12:17 PM, Etienne wrote:

Hi guys !

I hope everything's fine for you on the other side of the atlantic. I'm Etienne, currently working for ADABio autoconstruction which is, as you probably know, the french cousin of Farm Hack. Julien gave me your e-mail addresses, I'm not sure you'll be all concerned about this topic so sorry about that.

Forum Comments from Organization's members
severine's picture

Yes indeed so glad the momentum on this is strong. We've already built up a number of great datasets to add in the mix, and dorn has been brainstorming up storm of other collaborators.

For now, here's whats coming on our existing www.serveyourcountryfood.net website.

  1. Grange halls
  2. Incubator farms
  3. Farmer-service providers/ finance providers
  4. Farm hack shop sites.

Very easy to also get:

-Shale Gas deposits -WWOOF Farms-Wwooffusa/organic volunteers -Experiment Stations-USDA -Slaughter Facilities- USDA - State and National Ag Committee members, yellow dots - Rail road/ shipping lines - Watersheds - Bus and Amtrak Routes -link to soil maps - Extension offices - country fairs = Farms for Sale -- link to NEfarmfinder.org and other land link sites.

And we can approach other mappers to cross post their maps ie this national family farm coalition map of

land grabs http://placestories.com/project/8465#!v=about http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21351