Read about the challenges farmers face, see the policy solutions that are required, hear stories of on-the-ground innovations, and explore resources from Young Farmers and other organizations.Read More
That is why Young Farmers is launching the One Million Acres for the Future Campaign. With our partners, we are calling on Congress to invest $2.5 billion in the 2023 Farm Bill to facilitate equitable access to one million acres of land for the next generation of farmers.
To win this change, we are building a coalition of partner organizations, engaging D.C. policymakers, and resourcing farmer advocates through the 2022-2023 Land Advocacy Fellowship.Learn more
Farmer voices are the heart of this campaign. Young Farmers is launching a two-year, paid advocacy and leadership fellowship that will resource 100 young farmers, growers, and land stewards to build momentum and shift power to advocate for equitable land policy in the 2023 Farm Bill.
The fellowship will include mentorship, professional development, advocacy training, a stipend of $3,000 per year, and a November 2022 Young Farmer fly-in to Washington, D.C. Applications are open until January 15, 2022.
Young farmers across the country are navigating the daunting challenge of accessing land with tenacity and creativity. Their actions are just one piece of the puzzle, however. As these farmers’ experiences show, networks of community support are vital and policy change is sorely needed. Read the farmer stories shared here to learn more about the realities of finding secure land access and the policy solutions that will help.