The Drake Forum – America’s New Farmers: Policy Innovations and Opportunities

This two day national policy conference will identify innovative policies and projects at the federal, state, and local levels to support new and beginning farmers. To be held in Washington DC on March 4 and 5, 2010, the conference will feature national keynote speakers and regional voices on panel discussions. Click here for: Fourm Agenda, Registration, Accommodations, Forum Objectives, Speaker Biographies Organized by Drake University Agricultural Law Center with financial support from USDA Risk Management Agency; Farm Credit; National Center for Agricultural Law Research; Walton School of Business Center for Applied Sustainability, University of Arkansas; Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University; and the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust. Held in cooperation with: the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition; American Farmland Trust; the Farm Foundation; California Land-link; the Glynwood Center; the Beginning Farmer Center, Iowa State University; the International Farm Transition Network; the Farmers Legal Action Group (FLAG); the Land Stewardship Project; the Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA); the National Association of Counties; the Center for Rural Affairs; the National Farm to School Network; Land for Good; FRESHFARM Markets; Seed Savers Exchange; National Young Farmer Coalition; the Harvest Initiative; Buy Fresh Buy Local – Iowa; Food Routes; Liberty Prairie Foundation – Prairie Crossing Farm Business Development Center; Pratical Farmers of Iowa; the National Center for Appropriate Technology; the Greenhorns; Arkansas Land and Farm Development Corporation (ALFDC); Angelic Organics Learning Center; Upper Midwest Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT); Farm Beginnings Collaborative; the Farm Foundation; the Wholesome Wave Foundation; and the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. E-Mail questions regarding the forum to americasnewfarmer@drake.edu or call 515-271-4956

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