Beginning Farmer Institute Application Available

March 30, 2016Uncategorized

Applications for National Farmers Union’s Beginning Farmer Institute are now available. This program aims to develop and encourage agricultural leaders from all backgrounds. The new nationally focused program provides an opportunity for beginning farmers to acquire leadership and farm management skills. It concentrates on building confidence in beginning farmers and farm couples, and additionally encourages them to … Read More

Massachusetts Pollinator Plan Comments Welcome

March 4, 2016Uncategorized

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is seeking public comment on the state Pollinator Protection Plan, currently in draft form (click here to see the plan). New England Farmers Union members with an interest in contributing comments, please email with the subject line “Pollinator Plan Comments.” The deadline to submit comments is March 31, 2016.

Holstein Foundation Honors NFU Leader

February 5, 2015Uncategorized

National Farmers Union (NFU) Senior Vice President of Programs Chandler Goule has been named the 2015 Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) Distinguished Alumni Leader by the Holstein Foundation. New England Farmers Union congratulates Goule on this accomplishment and is grateful for his service on behalf of the dairy farmers of this region. The Young Dairy … Read More

Member Profile: Arthur Carroll Crop Insurance

February 5, 2015Uncategorized

At New England Farmers Union’s annual convention December 13, members voted in new board member Arthur Carroll of Limerick, ME. Carroll is the founder of Arthur Carroll Crop Insurance Agency. We spoke to Carroll about his work and what he sees as the future of risk management. As weather patterns become more erratic and farmers’ margins grow … Read More