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New England’s New and Beginning Farmers: Get Counted by Taking the National Young Farmer Survey

To help gain ground for the next generation of farmers, Land For Good is partnering with the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) to help get the word out so that the issues of young farmers and farm seekers in New England are counted. In quantifying challenges next generation farmers face, this survey will help Land For Good hone and promote the policies and programs we know are important to improve access to land for farming.

Take the National Young Farmer Survey and let Congress know that #FarmersCount! The survey is conducted every five years by the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) in order to understand and elevate the issues that matter most to young, beginning and aspiring farmers. It is crucial that the survey results represent all young, beginning and aspiring farmers, no matter where they live or what they grow. Survey answers are completely confidential.


The results from NYFC’s first national survey in 2011 inspired new programs and influenced policies in every state.

Here are a few things you should know about the survey:

  • All personal data is completely confidential.

  • The survey only happens every five years.

  • NYFC is partnering with George Washington University and former US Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Dr. Kathleen Merrigan on survey design and analysis.

  • Esta encuesta está disponible en español.Taking the survey is one of the most important things you can do to advance our movement.

  • Taking the survey is one of the most important things you can do to advance our movement.

As a thank you, NYFC will mail a packet of coupons to survey takers who provide their mailing address. Coupons are provided by NYFC’s partners, including Harney & Sons, Chobani, and Kashi. Coupons are optional and offered while supplies last.

Tell Congress that young farmers count—take the survey today!

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