New and Young Farmers Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events for New and Young Farmers in August, September and October, 2013 Compiled by the National Young Farmers’ Coalition HAMPTON, CT: New CT Farmer Alliance Summer Farm Tour - August 18th NCTFA will be organizing a farm tour and potluck at Sweet Acre Farm in Hampton, CT.  Sweet Acre Farm is a small certified-organic diversified farm operation.  Discussions will include pros and cons of organic certification, BCS usage and other technical insight from the farm.  Tour starts at 4 pm – click here for more information. PROVIDENCE, RI: Young Farmer Nights tour, potluck and discussion - August 21st Join us at Jessyloo's Urban Herb Gardeny for a farm tour, potluck and discussion. Starts at 5:30 pm.  Click here for more information. NARROWSBURG, NY: Pig Mountain - August 24th Pig Roast and Veggie Fest: Great New York Chefs, great food all for NY farmers.  Don't miss it!  This year's event benefits the Young Farmers Coalition.  Click here for more information.

And many more! Click "read more" for a full listing of upcoming events. CRANSTON, RI: Young Farmer Nights tour, potluck and discussion - August 27th Join us at Scratch Farm for a farm tour, potluck and discussion.  Starts at 5:30 pm.  Click here for more information. HOPE VALLEY, RI: Young Farmer Nights tour, potluck and discussion - September 4th Join us at Arcadian Fields for a farm tour, potluck and discussion on seed growing and saving. Starts at 6 pm.  Click here for more information. SEBASTOPOL, CA: Monthly Gathering of the North Coast Young Farmers Guild - September 10th Join the North Coast Young Farmers Guild for another gathering of young farmers, ranchers, butchers, food artisans, chefs, and anyone else paving the way for the food-makers of tomorrow (and today).  Come trade a skill, swap a crop, learn from others' mistakes or share stories of goats, gourds and grain gleaners. Second Tuesday of each month. Potluck begins at 6 pm. Click here for more information. LYME, CT: New CT Farmer Alliance Summer Farm Tour - September 15th NCTFA will be organizing a farm tour and potluck at New Mercies Farm in Hampton, CT.  New MerciesFarm is a five-acre organic vegetable farm in the first full year of operating.  Discussions will include good recording-keeping and other insight from the farm.  Tour starts at 4 pm – click here for more information. SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY: Farm Aid - September 21st NYFC will have a table in Farm Aid's Homegrown Village. If you're at the concert, stop by to meet us and sign a postcard telling Governor Cuomo to support young farmers!  Click here for more information. UNITY, ME: Common Ground Country Fair - September 20-22nd We're thrilled to join in celebrating the rural and agricultural traditions of Maine. We'll have a table and are presenting in the Litchfield Tent Saturday at 1pm, and Sunday at 2pm to recruit for our brand new Greater Portland Young Farmers Coalition.  Click here for more information. ARUNDEL, ME: Greater Portland Young Farmers Mixer - September 28th  Join us for the kick-off event of the Greater Portland YFC! There will be music, food and drink, bonfires, camping, and young farmers galore.  Starts at 6pm. Email Erica at erica@rusticrootsfarm.org and Laura at rechainedmelodies@gmail.com to get involved. TEXAS - TXYFC Annual Mixer and Farm Olympics - October 5th Come and mix it up with young farmers, food-folks, and the like! Enter in the first ever Texas Farm Olympics and test your skills with the best and the rest of them.  Oct. 5th. Details TBA, more information is available here. FRANKFORT, KY - Kentucky Beginning Farmers Conference- October 5th A one-day statewide event for beginning farmers, including workshops, great food, and networking opportunities.  Stay tuned for more details! OKANOGAN, WA: Washington Young Farmers Mixer - October 6th Fourth annual WAYFC Mixer, to be held at Filaree Farm, in Okanogan, WA.  Details to be released soon. Visit the Washington Young Farmers Coalition website for more information. BURLINGTON, VT Vermont Young Farmers Coalition Tractor Maintenance Workshop and Mixer at the Intervale Center - October 6th Join VYFC in gathering for a tractor maintenance workshop and mixer.  Starts at 3pm. Email Brittany at bdooling@uvm.edu to get involved. HARRISBURG AREA, PA: Young Farmers Mixer - October 19th  We're planning a mixer in South Central PA to launch a new NYFC chapter and would love your help! Starts at 5 pm.  Email Emily at emilycgb@gmail.com to get involved! MISSOULA, MT: Young Farmer Mixer - Date TBA We're partnering with our friends at MontanaGrow to host a young farmers mixer in Missoula this fall. More details to come, email Sophie at sophie@youngfarmers.org to get involved.  

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