The Young Farmer Network Mission:
To support farmers developing socially, ecologically and economically sustainable farm businesses and happy lives by cultivating personal and professional relationships between people of all ages and backgrounds across state borders.
The Young Farmer Network Statement of Purpose:
Young Farmer Network (YFN) connects farmers, aspiring farmers and farm allies from all backgrounds. The farmer-driven, regional network is accessible and open to all. YFN fosters community and cooperation, building strong local food systems and economies, and enduring farm businesses through fun, rotating, on-farm events. Inspired by the agrarian tradition of neighborly collaboration once embodied by the Grange, YFN addresses the unmet needs of beginning farmers by creating opportunities for social interaction and knowledge sharing.