Kerr Center

Growing for the Future: Beginning Farmer & Rancher Online Virtual Conference

Growing for the Future: Beginning Farmer & Rancher Online Virtual Conference
12/04/2017 @ 3:00 pm – 12/07/2017 @ 6:00 pm
Melissa Miller

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

NFU Staff:
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:
Organic Certification

Farm Aid

For more information or to register, visit the conference website or contact Melissa Miller.