Growing for the Future: Beginning Farmer & Rancher Online Virtual Conference
Growing for the Future is a unique online, interactive virtual conference focused on beginning farmer and rancher issues, including mentorship, business planning, USDA programs, women and veterans in farming, conservation, and much more!
Join the National Farmers Union for this FREE four-day online conference focused on developing agricultural leaders from all backgrounds. The annual nationally focused online conference provides an opportunity for beginning farmers to acquire the skills they need to run a successful operation.
The conference will highlight leaders in the field of agriculture and focus on building a network for beginning farmers and ranchers throughout the country.
Tentative 2017 Conference Programming:
Eric Sannerud, Mighty Axe Hops:
Access to Land as a Beginning Farmer
Sarah Campbell, USDA Farm Service Agency:
Access to Capital
Cara Fraver, National Young Farmers Coalition:
FSMA Produce Safety Rule: Are You In or Are You Out?
Donna Marie Pahl, Produce Safety Alliance:
FSMA Produce Safety Basics
Kriss Marion & Lisa Kivirist, Soil Sisters:
Mentorship & Networking
Farm Bill Breakdown
Matt Perdue, NFU:
Beginning Farmers & Healthcare
Michael O’Gorman, Farmer Veteran Coalition:
An In-Depth Look Into Vegetable Production
Audra Mulkern, Female Farmer Project:
Live Q&A Session
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service: