Champions of Change

Jacqueline and Glen Young

Jacqueline and Glen Young

Jacqueline and Glen Young, Young’s Greenhouse, Maine

A five-generation family farm, Young’s Greenhouse was severely damaged in a tornado. Since the early 1900s, Young’s Greenhouse has been family owned and operated providing vegetables and flowers to the community. The tornado ripped through the families 300 plus acres destroying all of their greenhouses and numerous outbuildings that support their livestock operation.

The Young’s sought the help of the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Emergency Loan Program which provides assistance to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to natural disasters. With this loan the Young’s were able to pay off the major bills incurred during reconstruction. Since then with the help and support of their family, friends and the community the Young’s have rebuilt eight greenhouses, making them extra long. Additionally, they added one 30’ x 300’ cold frame greenhouse.

Nominate a Champion of Change

Looking for a way to serve that's right for you?

Serve.gov is a new portal for you and all Americans to find your own ways to serve in your own communities. Just choose whatever interests you – and type in your zip code to see what opportunities our partner organizations have in your area. Americans are putting their own country back on the right track, be a part of it.

 

Visit serve.gov