The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers and ranchers to ensure their success. Since its inception in 2010, NYFC has built a network of 42 chapters in 28 states, and more than 140,000 young farmers and their supporters working together for change. NYFC tackles the most critical structural and economic barriers that prevent motivated young people from starting and continuing to farm, with the goal of helping 25,000 young people enter into viable farming careers by 2022. NYFC's approach to this goal includes work 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, events, and “Office Hours” to help farmers secure access to farmland. Workshops will be open to New York farmers, landowners and service providers on diverse farmland access topics such as: assessing financial readiness, using farmland conservation to facilitate farm transfers, and understanding leasing options. In addition to land access workshops, NYFC will also host a “Farmland Leases: Real Talk” event to educate farmers and landowners on the farmland rental process.