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 4-5, 2014, Stone Barns Center hosted 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
PRE-CONFERENCE: AGROECOLOGY & CLIMATE CHANGE
On December 3, 2014 Stone Barns Center hosted 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 view the pre-conference program
This year, registration for the conference was by lottery. Beginning farmers (10 years farming or less) were given registration preference.
Stone Barns Center offered 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 2015 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Erica Helms at email@example.com
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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 2013 Conference Brochure.