MYFC works to facilitate meaningful connections among young & beginning farmers and our communities.
The Michigan Young Farmer Coalition is a statewide organization working to foster and develop the burgeoning community of experienced young growers; provide material, organizational and educational support; and facilitate action toward an abundant, just and food-secure future. We are young growers and their supporters living, learning and working in Michigan.
We facilitate connections among beginning and young farmers and gardeners, food justice advocates, and others involved in food systems to build collaborative relationships and the capability to respond to current and future demands on our Michigan food system.
As the average age of Michigan farmers has increased, we know that Michigan’s food security and economic recovery is dependent on increasing the numbers of working, viable farmers in our state. We need more well-trained, well-educated young food producers with access to affordable land for a food-secure, sustainable future. We believe that this transformation of Michigan, food, ecology and economy requires honest communication and cooperation between and within generations.
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