The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success. We envision a country where young people who are willing to work, get trained and take a little risk can support themselves and their families in farming.
NYFC was founded in 2010 by and for a new generation of farmers in the United States. We use "young farmers" to include all people who are kicking off a career in agriculture, typically in their first 10 years of growing. As a diverse and dynamic coalition, NYFC is composed not only of young farmers, but also of established farmers, farm service providers, good food advocates and conscious consumers. As a community, we support:
1) Independent family farms 2) Sustainable farming practices 3) Affordable land for farmers 4) Fair labor practices 5) Farmer-to-farmer training 6) Farmers of every gender, race and sexual orientation 7) Cooperation and friendship between all farmers