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The National Young Farmers Conference

Every December, hundreds of beginning 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 3-5, 2014, Stone Barns Center will host the 7th annual National Young Farmers Conference, providing participants with access to inspiring keynotes and unique workshops that address soil science, technical skills, agricultural policy, farm business management, conservation and more.

PRE-CONFERENCE: AGROECOLOGY & CLIMATE CHANGE  

On December 3, 2014 Stone Barns Center will host a day of workshops and conversations with scientists, farmers and policy experts to explore issues related to agriculture and climate change, with a focus on mitigation and adaptation strategies.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • August 1: Call for Scholarship Applications
  • August 12: Scholarship Application Deadline
  • September 8: Lottery Registration Opens
  • September 15: Lottery Registration Closes
  • October 7: Pre-Conference Registration Opens
  • December 3: Pre-Conference
  • December 4-5: Conference

SCHOLARSHIPS

Stone Barns Center is offering a limited number of farmer scholarships to this year’s conference. The application process opened on August 1 and closed at 5PM EST on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

REGISTRATION 

This year, registration for the conference will be by lottery. Beginning farmers (10 years farming or less) will be given registration preference. We will post the online application on September 8. Applications must be received by 5PM EST September 15 to be included in the lottery.

SPONSORSHIP

The National Young Farmers Conference is presented with support from generous sponsors and partners. For information about 2014 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Erica Helms at ericah@stonebarnscenter.org.

GENERAL INQUIRIES

yfc@stonebarnscenter.org

914.366.6200 x136

PRESS ABOUT THE NATIONAL YOUNG FARMERS CONFERENCE

Click here to view the 2013 Conference Brochure.