The National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers and ranchers to ensure their success. Since its inception in 2010, Young Farmers has built a network of 45 chapters in 28 states, and more than 140,000 young farmers and their supporters working together for change. Young Farmers tackles the most critical structural and economic barriers that prevent motivated young people from starting and continuing to farm, and works in three strategic areas: coalition building, structural change, and business services.
As a Regional Navigator for Farmland for a New Generation New York, the National Young Farmers Coalition will hold land access workshops and events to help farmers secure access to farmland and build viable businesses. Workshops will be open to New York farmers, landowners and service providers on diverse farmland access topics such as: financial planning, using farmland conservation to facilitate farm transfers, and understanding land tenure options. In addition to organizing land access workshops, Young Farmers staff can offer direct assistance to young and beginning farmers working to gain land access in New York.