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The 2015 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 Young Farmers Conference. On December 2-4, 2015, Stone Barns Center will host the 8th annual 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: THIS IS HOW WE DO IT: LEARNING FROM SUCCESSFUL FARM MODELS 

On December 2nd, 2015, Stone Barns Center will host a full day of workshops and conversations with established farmers who have successfully achieved their goals of economic viability and ecological resilience and want to share their knowledge with beginning farmers.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
To submit a workshop proposal, download the application here.

LOTTERY REGISTRATION
This year, registration for the conference will be by lottery. Beginning farmers (10 years farming or less) will be given registration preference.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Stone Barns Center offers a limited number of farmer scholarships to this year’s conference. The application process will open on August 1 and close at 5:00 pm EST on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

SPONSORSHIP
The National Young Farmers Conference is presented with support from generous sponsors and partners. For information about 2015 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laura Neil at lauran@stonebarnscenter.org

GENERAL INQUIRIES
yfc@stonebarnscenter.org  -  
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PRESS ABOUT THE NATIONAL YOUNG FARMERS CONFERENCE

2014: The Wall Street Journal, Rookie Farmers Get the Dirt on How to Make it Work

2014: The Journal News, Young Farmers: the New Face of the Local Food Movement

2014: Innovation Trail, Teaching Sustainable Business to Young Farmers

2014: The Huffington Post, Where Agriculture and Climate Change Meet

2014: New York Times, Dot Earth: On Smaller Farms, Including Organic Farms, Technology and Tradition Meet

2012: New York Times, Satisfying the Need for Dirty Fingernails

2011: National Public Radio, Who are the Young Farmers of ‘Generation Organic’

 

Click here to view the 2014 Conference Program

Click here to view the 2013 Conference Brochure.