Episode 85. Helping Young Farmers

In this episode, Kara Kroeger, a sustainable agriculture specialist with the NCAT ATTRA sustainable agriculture program, talks with Kate Greenberg – who at the time was the acting Western program director of the National Young Farmers Coalition and chair of the board of the Quivira Coalition.

Kate has since left those positions to become the Colorado Agriculture Commissioner.

Kara works out of NCAT’s Southwest Regional Office in San Antonio, Texas.

Their discussion was recorded during the recent “Regenerate” Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which was sponsored by the Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International, and the American Grass-Fed Association.

Kara and Kate have a wide-ranging conversation about the demographics in American agriculture, including the growing number of young people who are interested in becoming farmers, their diversity, and the obstacles they face. Kate talks about the National Young Farmer’s Coalition – how it works and some of the recent state-level policy changes it has been involved in.

For more information on this topic, you can contact Kara Kroger directly at karak@ncat.org

Related ATTRA Resources:

Sustainable Farming Internships and Apprenticeships

Beginning Farmer tutorials

Funding Opportunities

On-Farm Food Safety and FSMA

Social Media Tools for Farm Product Marketing

Using Social Media to Grow Your Farm Business

Using Instagram to Grow Your Farm Business

Using Facebook to Grow Your Farm Business

Getting Started in Farming: an Introduction to Farm Business Planning

Other Resources:

National Young Farmers Coalition

Quivira Coalition

Holistic Management International

American Grassfed Association

Please call ATTRA with any and all of your sustainable agriculture questions at 1-800-346-9140 or e-mail us at askanag@ncat.org. Our two dozen specialists can help you with a vast array of topics, everything from farm planning to pest management, from produce to livestock, and soils to aquaculture.

You can get in touch with NCAT/ATTRA specialists and find our other extensive, and free, sustainable-agriculture publications, webinars, videos, and other resources at NCAT/ATTRA’s website.

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