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Paid Advocacy and Leadership Fellowship Offered to Young Farmers

by Guest Blogger |

The National Young Farmers Coalition is offering an advocacy and power-building educational opportunity for 35 to 40 farmers across the country.

Organized into two major phases, Root and Bloom, the program will dive into how many of the challenges young and BIPOC farmers face nationwide are deeply rooted in federal agriculture policy. Fellows will then explore the ways those same policies and power dynamics play out in their communities and regions and will bloom into making change at home through new opportunities, positions of power, local relationships, and projects.

Over nine months, from September 2024 to June 2025, Root and Bloom fellows will meet (virtually) for bimonthly sessions that will foster relationships amongst this geographically diverse cohort; allow space to dive deep into topics like organizing, advocacy, power analysis (and so much more!); and culminate in fellows pursuing local and regional leadership positions.

Fellows will receive stipends for their time spent on program activities. Organizers estimate that this fellowship will involve a time commitment of four to six hours per month.

Applications will be accepted through June 3, 2024.

More information and the link to apply can be found on the Young Farmers website:

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The National Young Farmers Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to shift power and change policy to equitably resource our new generation of working farmers.

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