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Watch and Pass It On: Who Will Grow Food for Future Generations?

September 2, 2011


To create a revitalized, healthier, and safer U.S. food and farm system we need to cultivate a new generation of farmers and ranchers – and quickly.  The current farm population is aging rapidly, and while there are many people that want to farm and ranch they face tremendous obstacles entering this field.

In the coming weeks NSAC will be joining members of Congress and other farm groups in introducing a new Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act.  This is an extraordinary opportunity to break down barriers to entry and give real support to aspiring farmers across this nation.  Watch this new NSAC video, pass it on, and sign up to take action!

Sign up for our action alert list to find out how you can support the next generation of farmers and ranchers.

This video will be hosted on our new video page – pass it on!


Categories: Beginning and Minority Farmers, General Interest


3 responses to “Watch and Pass It On: Who Will Grow Food for Future Generations?”

  1. Jan Dietrick says:

    These young farmers are so inspiring and their work is so vital to the future. Their suggestions are imminently sensible to increase the proportion of assistance to young farmers. How do we get the word out to make this happen?

  2. Mary Queen of Recycling says:

    I will pass this video along to residents in the Condo community in which I live. I will write an article about the Sustainable Agriculture group. Presently, I am personally trying to be a support to my friends who participate in a community garden. I offer my kitchen food scraps to them. I think we ALL need to do whatever we can to make others aware that a healthy food system is not something we should be taking for granted!

  3. bnorton says:

    Thank you so much Jan and Mary! Now there is the chance to take action: http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/an-extraordinary-opportunity/

    Next week the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) will be joining members of Congress and other farm groups in introducing the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2011. We need support from as many legislators as possible – please call today!

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