Farm Foundation Announces the 2024 Young Farmer Accelerator Cohort

Farm Foundation, an accelerator of practical solutions for agriculture, is pleased to announce the 2024 Young Farmer Accelerator cohort.

Farm Foundation Next Generation programs are unique in that they connect promising young leaders to a broad network of professionals, offering them a well-rounded view of every step of the food supply chain. The Young Farmer Accelerator program actively engages farmers from 21-40 years old in a yearlong series of interactive learning and networking experiences, focused on gaining a deeper understanding of a wide variety of agriculture, agribusiness, and government issues. The program also helps young farmers build a strong, enduring network of peers and agribusiness and government contacts. 

This is the fourth cohort for the Young Farmer Accelerator program since it began in 2020. Participants are sponsored to attend events, engage in virtual conversations, and participate in exclusive learning and networking opportunities. Each participant is also connected with a senior agribusiness/farmer mentor to aid in career growth and development. Young Farmer Accelerator program participants engage in a variety of Farm Foundation programming, including the chance to attend at least one Farm Foundation Round Table meeting.

The 2024 Young Farmers are:

  • Hannah Borg, Borg Farms
    Hannah Borg raises crops, cattle, and chickens (for Costco) as the sixth generation on her Nebraska farm.
  • Shane Duncan, Duncan Enterprises
    Shane is a custom farmer and operator for dry land agricultural production in the area known as the Palouse in Idaho.
  • Asad Ismail, IMEX Organics
    Asad founded IMEX Organics in 2019, specializing in importing and exporting organic fresh fruits and vegetables globally. 
  • Daniel Losekamp, Semper Grazing Ranch
    After nine years in the Marine Corps, Daniel moved home to Ohio and began pasture-raising animals on his own small-scale farm: Semper Grazing Ranch.
  • Nia Nyamweya, Beauty Blooms Farm
    Nia is the founder and owner-operator of Beauty Blooms Farm, a 6-acre, no-till, certified naturally grown food and flower farm in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Learn more about each farmer and the Young Farmer Accelerator program at

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