2016 Young Farmers Conference at Stone Barns

2016 Young Farmers Conference

The registration lottery for the 2016 Young Farmers Conference at Stone Barns is open!

On December 7-9, 2016, hundreds of beginning farmers from across the United States will gather at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, NY to learn from agricultural luminaries, peers, and advocacy organizations at the Young Farmers Conference.

This year, the conference will span 3 days, starting at 10:30 am on December 7 and ending at 3:30 pm onDecember 9. The registration fee is $285.

Due to high interest, participants for the three day 2016 Young Farmers Conference will be selected by lottery. Beginning farmers (farming for more than 1 year and less than 10) will be given preference. The lottery is open now (as of September 6) and closes September 19, 5:00 pm EST. Accepted attendees will be asked to register for conference workshops on October 5.

For more info and to enter the Young Farmers Conference lottery, click here.

The Growing Farmers Initiative Team at Stone Barns Center

IMPORTANT DATES for the 2016 Young Farmers Conference
September 6: Registration Lottery Opens
September 19: Registration Lottery Closes

Stone Barns Center offers a limited number of farmer scholarships to this conference. This year’s application process is now closed.

The Young Farmers Conference is presented with support from generous sponsors and partners. For information about 2016 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laura Neil at lauran@stonebarnscenter.org.


Profitable Market Gardening | Carbon Farming; Regenerative Agriculture for Climate Stabilization | Seed Breeding | Food Waste Cycles at Stone Barns | No-Till Agriculture

Accounting for Farmers | Find Your Cost of Production and Profitability | Stealing Supermarket Savvy | Starting a Non-Profit Farm

Land Access 
Find Your Farm | Land Access for Urban Farmers

Necropsy for Farmers | Grassfed Grazing Panel | Pastured Rabbit for Profit

Small Engine Mechanics | New Tools and Appropriate Technology for the Small Farm | Designing and Managing the Moveable Greenhouse

Know Your Buyer | Ending Racism in Farming & Food | Worksongs for Small Farms

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