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Thursday, December 8 • 3:45pm - 5:15pm
CONSULTING SESSION: How to Launch a Local Chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC)

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National Young Farmers Coalition’s (NYFC) affiliate chapters bring farmers together to tackle local challenges, forge cooperative partnerships, change local and national policy, and build supportive communities. In this session, Sophie Ackoff will guide participants through the process of bringing fellow farmers together for shared success. This training on grassroots organizing includes: building a team, facilitating your first meeting, formulating a vision and objectives, community outreach, strategic partnerships, member recruitment, and event and campaign planning. Sophie will present examples from successful NYFC chapters from Oregon to Missouri to Connecticut and give participants the tools they need to start the newest NYFC chapter in their region.

Conference attendees have the opportunity to sign up for small-group consulting sessions with experts in farm financing, food law, farm business planning and more. Descriptions of the sessions are listed among the workshops below. Sessions run simultaneously with conference workshops on all days of the conference.

Please note: When signing up for a consulting session you will be participating in a very small group, possibly even one-on-one. You may be asked to provide the consultant with material in advance to prepare for your meeting.


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Sophie Ackoff

National Field Director, National Young Farmers Coalition
Sophie Ackoff is National Field Director of the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC). Sophie directs the grassroots side of NYFC’s campaigns, mobilizing young farmers across the country to make their voices heard in the federal policy process. She has helped farmers in 30 regions launch and grow chapters of NYFC... Read More →

Thursday December 8, 2016 3:45pm - 5:15pm