This is a story about a group of young farmers staging a pageant-like protest about the terms of trade in our agricultural economy, and the nature of transportation and exchange within that model.
Access to farmland persists as the top challenge faced by new farmers in this country. The purpose of this little book is to interprete the landscape of options available to young and beginning farmers who wish to access land and credit for starting or growing farm businesses.
“It’s clear that we face common challenges. It’s also clear that by working together, we get more than just a solution to a problem: we get solidarity.”
The Greenhorns presents Cooperative Farming, an in-depth resource for forming collaborative businesses. Compiled from 42 interviews with farmers and professionals, this is a how-to handbook on structuring and operating a group venture.
This guide was created with the NE Beginning Farmers Program, and is intended for use by educators to help young people explore a career in farming.
A mini compendium of resources for beginning farmers on the topic of finding sustainable land tenure.
This compendium was put together for our Land Access Forum for beginning farmers in the Hudson Valley on September 29, 2010 at the Pfeiffer Center in Chesnut Ridge, NY. We give incredible thanks to the many organizations who contributed resources for the Forum and were willing to share their materials with us.
This is a guidebook written by young farmers, for young farmers. It is written to help you plan your professional trajectory into the field of sustainable agriculture. In this 30-page guide, we cover some of the major areas of institutional support for young farmers, some likely venues of learning and useful references. You should come away with a sense of how to approach the many hurdles with style, persistance, and improvisational zip.
It’s a collaboration of Greenhorns, affiliates, and those who have contributed online to: foryoungfarmers.wikispaces.com