Authors

Vanessa García Polanco

Vanessa García Polanco is the Interim Federal Policy Director for the National Young Farmers Coalition. She is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, and she brings her identities and experiences to shape her advocacy and research activities. Vanessa is a graduate from Michigan State University and the University of Rhode Island. She has worked with Food Solutions New England, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, and with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Op-ed: Cancelling Student Debt Would Give Young BIPOC Farmers a Chance

young farmers who are carrying high levels of student debt are working in the field