Immigrant and Minority Farmer Conference in Minnesota

10th Immigrant and Minority Farmer Conference, February 7-8

Minority and immigrant farmers are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Immigrant and Minority Farmer Conference (IMFC).  The conference will be held February 7-8 at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center located at 1890 Buford Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota. The IMCF focuses on the special needs and interests of immigrant and minority farmers and addresses their needs by bringing together farmers, farm advocates, educators, professionals, experts, and agency officials to one conference to exchange knowledge, network, and support. This year’s IMFC will feature over 12 workshops presented by experienced farmers and professionals on topics that are essential to thriving and successful farming and vegetable productions.  The theme of the 2015 Conference is “Honoring Legacy: Farmers Moving Forward”.  The keynote presenter on Saturday, Feb 7 is Bao Vang, President and CEO of Hmong American Partnership.  The keynote presenter on Sunday, Feb 8 is Bo Thao-Urabe, Social Entrepreneur and Community Builder. The conference is free to farmers.  The cost for other interested people is $60 for one day and $100 for both days.  Language interpretation is available in Spanish, Hmong, Karen, Bhutanese, and Somali. Interested in attending?  Click HERE to register today!

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