Young Farmers

Friday, December 04, 2009

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture’s second annual Young Farmers Conference is December 3-4. Fred Kirschenmann, Stone Barns Center’s Board President and Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, discusses his advocacy of a new "50 year Farm Bill" in Washington, and about his work helping to energize the burgeoning young farmers movement in the United States. He’s joined by Zach Wolfe and Emma Hoyt, two young farmers.

Resources for young farmers:
The Land Institute
Shelter Island Farm
Beginning Farmers
Environmental Working Group's Farm Subsidy Database
Good Farm Movement
Young Farmers, in Their Own Words, For the Greater Green
Farm Living, The New York Times
Young Farmers Unite
2007 Census of Agriculture Report


Emma Hoyt,, Fred Kirschenmann, and Zach Wolfe

Comments [3]

Jon P. from The Garden State

At the turn of the century you had 50% of the population working in AG. 100 years later you have over 3 times the US population and only 3% of that population is working in AG and the average farmer is well over the age of 60. Where is this so called Young farmers movement hiding? Do they have programs in every public elementary school? Why not?

Dec. 11 2009 03:14 PM

You need to include the works of Joel Salatin, star of The Omnivore's Dilemma in the list of Resources for Young Farmers.


Dec. 04 2009 02:39 PM
j from bklyn

i read awhile back that some hedge funds and finance companies were buying farmland [and water?] in upstate NY?
anyone have any updated information on what's happening to this land/resource since the recession hit?

Dec. 04 2009 12:47 PM

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