Good Food & Farming Day 2016

WAYFC lobby day and party posterGreetings, young farmers!

One of the most important opportunities of the year is around the corner: Good Food and Farming Lobby Day! It’s February 8th, 2016, in Olympia.

Register here:

Every year, farmers from around the state (and other people who care about good food) come to Olympia to ask our state legislature for support. This year, we’re making it extra fun and easy for young farmers to participate.

The fun: We’re having a party! If dressing up and speaking your mind to powerful people isn’t fun enough to bring you to Olympia, join us afterwards at Three Magnets Brewing Co from 4-6 (a brief walk from the capital) to relax over a few pints.

The easy: We’ll get you there! There’s a free shuttle bus heading to Olympia from Bellingham (stopping in Mount Vernon and Seattle) bright and early, and if you don’t live near that route, we’re offering a limited amount of travel stipends! Reply to this email with an estimate of what it will cost you to get there and we’ll let you know how we can help.

Convinced? Here’s all you have to do:

1. Register for lobby day online.
2. Hop on the free lobby day shuttle bus in Seattle on February 8th or meet us in Olympia.
3. We’ll brief you on lobbying etiquette and talking points and equip you with stylish Good Food and Farming swag.
4. You’ll meet with your legislators or their staff.
5. Together we will change the world!
6. (Then come to the after party at Three Magnets! The bus will leave from there.)

The details:
What: Good Food and Farming Lobby Day
When: Monday, February 8th, 2016
Where: Olympia, WA
Why: To ask our legislators to support the Small Farm & Direct Marketing and Farm to School Programs
Who: Farmers and eaters all over Washington!
Does it cost money? No, it’s free! Free bus, travel stipends, and we’ll even schedule your meetings for you. You have to buy your own beers, though.
What do I get out of it? More support from the state government, and the satisfaction of having your voice heard. 🙂
Register here:

Poster attached so you can spread the word!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions –

Happy new year,