Sebastopol, CA — December 1 — Sebastopol Farmers Guild Buyer/Farmer Mixer Event 4 p.m. at Sebastopol Grange Hall, 6000 Sebastopol Ave. More info.Bozeman, MT — December 3-4 — Montana Organic Association Annual Conference Conference will include an NYFC presentation and policy update. Young & beginning farmer mixer TBD. More information. Cortez, CO — December 4-5 — Soil Health Workshop Hosted by High Desert Conservation District with support from NYFC and other partners San Luis Obispo, CA — December 7 — San Luis Obispo Farmers Guild Gathering 6 p.m. at San Luis Obispo Grange Hall, 2880 Broad St. More info. Woodland, CA — December 7 — Yolo Farmers Guild Gathering 6:30 p.m. at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. More info. Columbia, MO — December 8 — Farm Employee Management 10 AM - 3 PM EST at the Bradford Research Center The Missouri Young Farmer Coalition, Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, and Purple Pitchfork bring you Chris Blanchard, presenting on the good management of employees on the farm. More info. Greenfield, MA — December 12 — 1st Annual Northeast New Farmer Winter Gathering Calling all farmers from MA, CT, RI, NY and beyond to build connections across our region. Conversation, food, music and a good time! Workshops will include anti-oppression training, advocacy training, and cooperative farming. Brought to you by the Hudson Valley Young Farmers Coalition, New Connecticut Farmers Alliance, The National Young Farmers Coalition, The New England Farmers Union, Harvard Food Literacy Project, and the Beginning Farmer Network of Massachusetts. More info. Pacific Grove, CA — January 20 — Organic Elders and the Next Generation: Planning for Succession 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. We invite farmers of all generations to join California FarmLink, and organic industry partners to learn about options and help plan a campaign to create and share farmland and business succession strategies for the founders of California's organic agriculture movement. The project will support established farmers in transitioning their businesses to new farmers. This is an Eco-Farm Pre-Conference event. More info.
Pacific Grove, CA - January 21 - EcoFarm New/Beginning Farmer/Rancher Mixer
6:30-9:30 p.m. at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds during the EcoFarm Conference
Emerging farmers and ranchers! Get to know the people that provide support to new farmers in the sustainable agriculture landscape. Meet other beginners, connect with resources, and link up with potential partners, landowners, and supporters. Enjoy resource speed dating, a lively reception, and music! Register.Asheville, NC — February 20, 2016 — Business of Farming Conference ASAP’s Business of Farming Conference is a day of learning and networking for farmers and those seriously considering farming as a profession. More information.