Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with Eric Hansen, policy analyst of the NYFC, who was one of the speakers at the 2015 Food Tank Summit.
Eric Hansen leads the National Young Farmers Coalition's federal policy work. In this role, he focuses on improving young farmers' access to capital, credit, and land. He helps young farmers understand the resources available at USDA and he advocates for NYFC's members to Congress and USDA. Previously, he was a Project Associate at the Meridian Institute, a nonprofit environmental consultant. At Meridian, he supported multi-stakeholder problem solving around issues involving agriculture, food security, and community resilience. He holds an M.E.M. from Duke University, where he studied agriculture policy and community-based environmental management.