2014 Conference Content

If you missed the 2014 Young Farmers Conference – or if you were there and have been wondering about the workshops you missed – we created this page for you. Below you will find audio recordings and slideshows from many of the presentations. You can also find workshop descriptions and the full list of 2014 conference and pre-conference sessions here.

 

PRE-CONFERENCE

  • Climate Change Impacts on Farms: Mitigation, Adaptation and Policy Options (Allison Morrill Chatrchyan) – slides
  • State of Organic Seed Listening Session (Virginia Moore) – slides
  • Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture – From Global to Local (Anton Seimon) – audio + slides
  • Reducing Tillage in Organic Vegetables (Anu Rangarajan; Ryan Maher) – slides
  • Closing Remarks, Tim LaSalleslides

MAIN CONFERENCE 

  • Profitable Market Gardening (Jean-Martin Fortier) – audio + slides
  • Why All the Fuss Over GMOS – An Open Mic Session (Chuck Benbrook; Mardi Mellon) – audio + slides
  • Farmers are Voters! Federal Farm Policy Campaigns and Opportunities for Engagement (Eric Hansen; Lindsey Lusher Shute) – audio + slides
  • Stealing Supermarket Savvy (Maria Rojas; Christopher Wayne) – audio + slides
  • Mimicking Natural Environments in Commercial Poultry Production (Øistein Thorsen) – audio + slides
  • Tips for a Successful Flower Farm (Gretel Adams; Steve Adams) – audio + slides
  • Scaling Up for Wholesale Markets (Jerry Cosgrove; Anusuya Rangarajan) – audio
  • A to Z of Successful Chestnut Production (Michael Gold) – audio + slides
  • The Common Sense Approach to Raising Premium Lamb on Pasture (Chester Parsons; Kathleen Parsons) slides
  • Creating your Mission-Driven Farm: Story Weaving from Soul Fire Farm (Leah Penniman; Jonah Vitale-Wolff) – audio + slides
  • Soil Science Part I (Christopher Roddick) – audio
  • Kickstarting Your Farm Business: How Cricket Creek Farm Raised Over $115k in 30 Days (Suzanna Konecky) – audio
  • Multi-Productive Forest Management for Small Farms (Connor Stedman) – audio + slides
  • Record Keeping for Farm Profitability and CSA Planning (Shiloh Avery; Jason Roehrig) – audio + slides
  • Keynote Address: David Orraudio
  • Find Your Cost of Production and Profitability (Richard Wiswall) – audio
  • Farmland Access: How to Find the Right Farm (Tim Biello; Marissa Codey) – slides
  • Reading the Land: Matching Your Crops to Your Farm (Crystal Stewart) – audio + slides
  • Pastured Pork (Tim Holmes) – audio + slides
  • Beekeeping 101 (Dan Carr) – audio
  • Marketing to Schools: A Panel Discussion of Buyer and Producer Perspectives (Chelsey Simpson; Sunny Young) – audio
  • Farm Mechanization Tools for Increased Efficiency (Richard Wiswall) – audio
  • Building Food Safety Into Your Business Plan (Michele Pfannenstiel) – audio + slides
  • CSA LAW: Making it Work for Your Farm and Community (Rachel Armstrong) – slides
  • De-mystifying Biodynamics (Steffan Schneider) – audio + slides
  • Ag Finance Hour (Benneth Phelps)slides
  • Crop Rotation (Jack Algiere) – audio
  • Leasing Clinic (Kathy Ruhf) – audio
  • Pesticide Law: What Every Grower Needs to Know (Emily Cook) – audio
  • Closing Address, Fred Kirschenmannaudio

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PRE-CONFERENCE

Climate Change Impacts on Farms: Mitigation, Adaptation and Policy Options (Allison Morrill Chatrchyan) >> PowerPoint

State of Organic Seed Listening Session (Virginia Moore) >> PowerPoint

Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture – From Global to Local (Anton Seimon)


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PowerPoint

Reducing Tillage in Organic Vegetables (Anu Rangarajan; Ryan Maher) >> PowerPoint

Closing Remarks, Tim LaSalle >> PowerPoint

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MAIN CONFERENCE 

Profitable Market Gardening (Jean-Martin Fortier)

>> PowerPoint

Why All the Fuss Over GMOS – An Open Mic Session (Chuck Benbrook; Mardi Mellon)

>>
PowerPoint

Farmers are Voters! Federal Farm Policy Campaigns and Opportunities for Engagement (Eric Hansen; Lindsey Lusher Shute)

>>
PowerPoint

Stealing Supermarket Savvy (Maria Rojas; Christopher Wayne)

>> PowerPoint

Mimicking Natural Environments in Commercial Poultry Production (Øistein Thorsen)
>> PowerPoint

Tips for a Successful Flower Farm (Gretel Adams; Steve Adams)

>> PowerPoint

Scaling Up for Wholesale Markets (Jerry Cosgrove; Anusuya Rangarajan)

A to Z of Successful Chestnut Production (Michael Gold)

>>
PowerPoint

The Common Sense Approach to Raising Premium Lamb on Pasture (Chester Parsons; Kathleen Parsons) >> PowerPoint

Creating your Mission-Driven Farm: Story Weaving from Soul Fire Farm (Leah Penniman; Jonah Vitale-Wolff)

>>
PowerPoint

Soil Science Part I (Christopher Roddick)

Kickstarting Your Farm Business: How Cricket Creek Farm Raised Over $115k in 30 Days (Suzanna Konecky)

Multi-Productive Forest Management for Small Farms (Connor Stedman)

>> PowerPoint

Record Keeping for Farm Profitability and CSA Planning (Shiloh Avery; Jason Roehrig)

>>
PowerPoint

Keynote Address: David Orr

Find Your Cost of Production and Profitability (Richard Wiswall) 

Farmland Access: How to Find the Right Farm (Tim Biello; Marissa Codey) >> PowerPoint

Reading the Land: Matching Your Crops to Your Farm (Crystal Stewart)

>> PowerPoint

Pastured Pork (Tim Holmes)

>>
PowerPoint

Beekeeping 101 (Dan Carr)

Marketing to Schools: A Panel Discussion of Buyer and Producer Perspectives (Chelsey Simpson; Sunny Young)

Farm Mechanization Tools for Increased Efficiency (Richard Wiswall)

Building Food Safety Into Your Business Plan (Michele Pfannenstiel)

>> PowerPoint

CSA LAW: Making it Work for Your Farm and Community (Rachel Armstrong) >> PowerPoint

De-mystifying Biodynamics (Steffan Schneider)

>>
PowerPoint

Ag Finance Hour (Benneth Phelps) >> PowerPoint

Crop Rotation (Jack Algiere)

Leasing Clinic (Kathy Ruhf)

Pesticide Law: What Every Grower Needs to Know (Emily Cook)

Closing Address, Fred Kirschenmann