Young Farmers Podcast
There is a new generation of farmers ready to steward the land, nourish their communities, and build a bright and just future for agriculture. They’re committed to conservation and regeneration, educated, politically engaged. What’s standing in their way?
The Young Farmers Podcast, a project of the National Young Farmers Coalition, is digging into the most critical issues facing the future of farming: land access, climate change, racial equity, water for the next generation, government access and accountability. This season, you’ll hear from policy makers, experts and advocates, and, of course, young farmers themselves, all fighting to make sure that the 2023 Farm Bill does what we need it to do: supports the future of farming in the U.S. Find out more about how YOU can join the young farmer movement.
The Young Farmers Podcast is edited by Hannah Beal.
Join us for a special series of The Farm Report in collaboration with Heritage Radio Network that’s all about The Farm Bill. Tune in to hear from farmers, policymakers, organizers, and food advocates about all the ways the farm bill directly impacts our lives – whether we realize it or not.
Young Farmers Podcast: Organizing Series
In this separate 5-episode podcast series, Young Farmers Farmer Leadership and Advocacy Manager Faith Shaeffer interviews BIPOC farmer leaders about different stages in the process of making long lasting structural change for an equitable farming future. In each episode, we share the stories of Black, Indigenous, and other leaders of color in the farming community who have organized for change at the intersection of racial equity and sustainable agriculture.
Every episode also has personalized messages from members of Congress to our listeners, answering the question “Why is it important to your work in D.C. to hear from young farmers directly?” We then close each episode with an interview with members of the Young Farmers staff, speaking to a time when we witnessed the voices of Young Farmers making change, from D.C., to statehouses across the country, and how your stories are at the heart of our current Land Campaign for the 2023 Farm Bill. We hope these stories inspire you to take action at the intersection of sustainable agriculture and racial justice in your own communities.