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national young farmers conference!

Yes, it’s not until December, but you can start planning now.

SAVE THE DATE: 2012 Young Farmers Conference: December 12-14, 2012

Every December, over 250 young farmers from across the United States gather at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture to learn from agricultural luminaries, peers, and advocacy organizations at the National Young Farmers Conference: Reviving the Culture of Agriculture. On December 12-14, 2012, Stone Barns Center will host the fifth National Young Farmers Conference, providing participants with access to inspiring keynotes and more than 50 unique workshops that address soil science, technical skills, agricultural policy, farm business management, marketing, and more.

Requests for Proposals:
The Growing Farmers Initiative at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is now accepting workshop proposals for the 5th annual National Young Farmers Conference, December 12-14, 2012. Continue reading


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hello! usda cares what young farmers think

News from Stone Barns…

This December 2 and 3, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture will present its third annual Young Farmers Conference: Reviving the Culture of Agriculture, a program especially for young and new farmers. This year’s event will be a forum for over 200 participants to learn from agricultural luminaries, peers, and advocacy organizations through workshops, keynotes, and panel discussions.

We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the 2010 Young Farmers Conference are Kathleen Merrigan, and Bill and Nicolette Hahn Niman.

Over the two days, participants will have more than 40 workshops to choose from, ranging from technical and hands-on to policy, business, and marketing-related sessions.  The YFC is a unique opportunity for new and aspiring producers to learn from leading thinkers in the field and to connect with their peers from across the country. In addition to workshops, attendees have been inspired by past keynotes including Eliot Coleman, Fred Kirschenmann, and Wes Jackson.

Registration begins October 12, 2010.

More info, including scholarship & work trade applications, can be found here:

http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/our-work/young-farmers-initiative/young-farmers-conference/

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