Upcoming Events for New and Young Farmers, 2013 - From the National Young Farmers' Coalition LA FARGE, WI: Wisconsin "Weed Dating" - July 27th Meet young farmers at the Kickapoo Country Fair in La Farge, WI! Keep an eye on the Wisconson Young Farmers website for info on our "weed dating" event. CHARLESTOWN, RI: Young Farmer Nights tour, potluck and discussion - July 30th Join us at AKA Farm (497 Old Coach Rd, Charlestown, RI) for a farm tour, potluck and discussion on food systems and alternative marketing strategies to make the most out of a small scale operation. Starts at 6 pm. Click here for more information. FORT COLLINS, CO: Young Farmers of the Front Range Summer Gathering - August 1st An open invitation to all those young farmers and ranchers on Colorado's Front Range to discuss this newly formed chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition. Topics to include current projects, future projects, ways to engage, and strategies for the group to become a major player in local food systems infrastructure development. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, CO. For more information contact Michael Baute at firstname.lastname@example.org STANFORDVILLE, NY: Fresh and Seasoned, a Farmer Mixer at Big Rock Farm - August 4th Uniting beginning and experienced farmers through local food, swimming, live music, and revelry. From2-7 pm. Contact email@example.com for more information. AMHERST, MA: NOFA Summer Conference - August 9th-11th Join NYFC at the NOFA Summer Conference featuring 200+ workshops, music and a country fair! Stop by our table throughout the weekend and join us for a beginning farmer meet-up on Saturday afternoon. SEBASTOPOL, CA: Monthly Gathering of the North Coast Young Farmers Guild - August 13th Join the North Coast Young Farmers Guild for another gathering of young farmers, ranchers, butchers, food artisans, chefs, and anyone else paving the way for the food-makers of tomorrow (and today). Come trade a skill, swap a crop, learn from others' mistakes or share stories of goats, gourds and grain gleaners. Second Tuesday of each month. Potluck begins at 6 pm. Click here for more information. HAMPTON, CT: New CT Farmer Alliance Summer Farm Tour - August 18th NCTFA will be organizing a farm tour and potluck at Sweet Acre Farm in Hampton, CT. Sweet Acre Farm is a small certified-organic diversified farm operation. Discussions will include pros and cons of organic certification, BCS usage and other technical insight from the farm. Tour starts at 4 pm – click here for more information. NARROWSBURG, NY: Pig Mountain - August 24th Pig Roast and Veggie Fest: Great New York Chefs, great food all for NY farmers. Don't miss it! This year's event benefits the Young Farmers Coalition. Click here for more information. TEXAS - TXYFC Annual Mixer and Farm Olympics - October 5th Come and mix it up with young farmers, food-folks, and the like! Enter in the first ever Texas Farm Olympics and test your skills with the best and the rest of them. Oct. 5th. Details TBA, more information is available here. FRANKFORT, KY - Kentucky Beginning Farmers Conference- October 5th A one-day statewide event for beginning farmers, including workshops, great food, and networking opportunities. Stay tuned for more details! OKANOGAN, WA: Washington Young Farmers Mixer - October 6th Fourth annual WAYFC Mixer, to be held at Filaree Farm, in Okanogan, WA. Details to be released soon. Visit the Washington Young Farmers Coalition website for more information.