At Niman Ranch, keeping the family farming tradition alive takes anything but stagnation: General Manager Jeff Tripician describes the farming network’s evolution to better support farming families, young farmers, and rural communities.
Lindsey Lusher Shute, Executive Director and co-founder of the National Young Farmers Coalition, talks about the risks young farmers navigate at every level of the food system—and how Congress can help.
Farmers talk labor, climate, change, and new agricultural ideas from young people in the 2018 San Diego Food Tank Summit “Farming for a Better Food System” panel.
Niman Ranch farmer, April Wilson, talks about the importance of knowing where your food comes from, interacting with the animals and the land, and inspiring people to farm.
Randy Gadient, a Niman Rancher and hog farmer, explains why connecting with animals, involving more young farmers, and reviving small farms are key to changing the food system.
The number of American farmers is decreasing and their average age is increasing. This report examines obstacles young farmers face and suggests policies to ensure the future of American agriculture.