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.
Click here to view the 2014 Conference Program.
**Registration for the 2014 National Young Farmers Conference on December 4 and 5 is closed but it’s not too late to register for our pre-conference on agroecology and climate change on December 3**
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.
Click here to register for the pre-conference.
This year, registration for the conference was by lottery. Beginning farmers (10 years farming or less) were given registration preference. The deadline for lottery applications is closed.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- August 1: Call for Scholarship Applications
- August 12: Scholarship Application Deadline
- September 8: Lottery Registration Opens
- September 21*: Lottery Registration Closes
- October 7: Pre-Conference Registration Opens
- December 3: Pre-Conference
- December 4-5: Conference
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PRESS ABOUT THE NATIONAL YOUNG FARMERS CONFERENCE
- 2012: New York Times, Satisfying the Need for Dirty Fingernails
- 2011: National Public Radio, Who are the Young Farmers of ‘Generation Organic’