NYFC envisions a country where young people can support themselves and their families in farming.

Grantee Profile

Founded by three young farmers in 2010, the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) rests on the idea that bringing back what’s missing from agriculture – its young people – is central to solving its many problems. NYFC works in coalition with farmers, consumers, organizations, and government to tackle the many challenges that young and independent farmers face in their first years operating a farm business. In six years, NYFC has established a grassroots base of 130,000+ young farmers and supporters, organized chapters in 26 states, and released the most widely cited research on the needs of new farmers in the country, leading to significant wins for young farmers in the 2014 Farm Bill.

About Our Grants

In 2017, the Woodcock Foundation awarded the National Young Farmers Coalition a $50,000 grant to support its Farm Bill advocacy and efforts to elevate the voices of young farmers. Earlier this year, NYFC administered its second national survey of young farmers, which received nearly 5,000 responses. Woodcock’s grant will support NYFC’s publication and widespread dissemination of the survey’s findings, which represent the only nationwide data on the successes and challenges of young farmers in America.