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Young farmers have it hard — it’s hard to buy land, and it’s hard to start something from scratch that tends to span generations. Add on setbacks like student debt, immigration and institutionalized discrimination, and you’ve got yourself a mountain to climb right from the beginning.
Liz Brownlee cofounded the Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition in 2016 with the idea that all that can become just a little bit easier when you have friends to share the struggles and the rewards of starting a farm.
Their monthly potlucks and impromptu music sessions took a hit when COVID struck, but they haven’t stopped advocating for each other and helping each other move forward.
In this final episode of the summer series, Liz tells us what it means to be a young farmer today, and what keeps her going through the good times and the hard times.
Follow Liz and Nate's farm at Nightfallfarm.com.
Learn more about the coalition at Hoosieryfc.org, and on Instagram at @hoosieryoungfarmers