The Greenhorns

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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
Type:
"Smart Farm" tools
# of Topics: 70
Last Tool Wiki Update 09/03/2015
# of Wiki Edits: 24
Stage: Concept
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
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
Type:
Harvesting, "Smart Farm" tools
# of Topics: 1
Last Tool Wiki Update 04/21/2015
# of Wiki Edits: 8
Stage: Concept
Type:
Universal farm infrastructure/farm shop, Harvesting
# of Topics: 1
Last Tool Wiki Update 02/26/2015
# of Wiki Edits: 4
Stage: Prototype
Type:
Universal farm infrastructure/farm shop
# of Topics: 4
Last Tool Wiki Update 03/21/2014
# of Wiki Edits: 17
Stage: Concept
Type:
"Smart Farm" tools
# of Topics: 3
Last Tool Wiki Update 07/03/2013
# of Wiki Edits: 17
Stage: Concept
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
Type:
# of Topics: 4
Last Tool Wiki Update 03/16/2012
# of Wiki Edits: 1

Events Hosted

Forum Topics from Organization's members

A GreenHorns Event Guide

How to run a Farmhack event

Running a superlative, memorable and effective event is not rocket-science, but it is a learned artform. Take it seriously, and bring some whimsy. Farmhack events are generally co-organized by a small team, usually take at least a few hundred hours of coordination, and generally end up costing at least 500 dollars all told in hard costs. Take it seriously.

Forum Comments from Organization's members
severine's picture

Please see the tool we created at the Hack in Davis California , a proposal of the functionality and improvements on existing ' pay per service' programs which centralize control.

" Farmer owned distribution software" is the name of the tool we created at that time. I wish I knew how to cross link to it, but you can go look for it.

Sev