Fall 2015 Young Farmer Events Throughout the Country
Austin, TX— October 21—TXYFC 3rd Wednesday Meet-Up
7-9 p.m. at Blackstar Coop, 7020 Easy Wind Dr. Ste. 100
Join us for a night of hanging out and meeting other folks! More information.
Durango, CO — October 21 — Young Farmers: Land Access and Policy Change
6:30 p.m. at Animas Grange, 7271 County Rd. 203
Presentation by Kate Greenberg, Western water program director for NYFC.
Las Vegas, NM — October 21 — Pipe bending workshop
12-3 p.m. at Bodhi Farms, 50 Sheridan Road
This workshop will cover pipe bending techniques for building your own greenhouse. Hosted by the Northern New Mexico Young Farmers Association. More information.
Carbondale, CO — October 22 — Roaring Fork Beginning Farmers Launch Party
5-9 p.m. at Beer Works, 647 Main Ave
$1 from every beer sold goes back to your local farmers. Special menu made from the freshest local ingredients grown by RFBF members! More information.
Hudson, NY — October 24 — 35th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures
The lectures, entitled “Cattle & Kelp: Agriculture in a New Economy,” will be delivered by agricultural innovators Allan Savory, president and co-founder of Savory Institute, and Bren Smith, owner of Thimble Island Oyster Co and Executive Director of GreenWave. More information.
Grand Junction, CO — October 28-29 — Upper Colorado River Basin Water Forum
Colorado Mesa University
Presentation by NFYC staff at 10:45 a.m. on October 29. More information.
Ghent, NY — October 30-31 — Hands-on Farm-scale Composting at The Nature Institute
Join us for a unique opportunity to delve into the practical and technical details of biodynamic farm-scale composting using the compost site of Hawthorne Valley Farm. Please register by October 26. Sliding-scale fee: $100 – $250. More information.
Encinitas, CA — November 2 — Young and Aspiring Farmer Mixer
5 – 7:30 p.m. at Leichtag Property – Barn 2, 441 Saxony Road
Meet young farmers from across the country and the region. The evening will begin with a presentation by Jean-Martin Fortier, “the Market Gardener,” followed by a mixer featuring wood-fired pizza and New Belgium Brewing Beer. The event is free for farmers 21 and over. RSVP here.
Albany, NY — November 4 — Harvesting Opportunities in New York Conference
This conference is for people who care about New York agriculture and want to work together to grow local food economies, protect farmland from development, promote environmental stewardship on farms and support the next generation of farmers. More information.
Durham, NC — November 7 — Young Farmer Mixer at Fullsteam Brewing
8 p.m. at 726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701
This event will be held in conjunction with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Conference. Come meet fellow young and beginning farmers from across the region! Fullsteam Brewery is in downtown Durham and a 15 minute drive from the conference. If you’re driving or looking for a ride, please meet us in the hotel lobby at 7:30pm to arrange carpools.
Albuquerque, NM—November 11-13—Quivira Conference – The Next Wave: Cultivating Abundance
Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Pl. More info here.
In this conference, we will hear from ranchers, farmers, scientists, activists and others who are leading the next wave. We’ll look down the road with them and share their thoughts on how to flourish amidst the emerging conditions and challenges of the twenty-first century.
Albuquerque, NM. — November 11 — New Agrarian Career Connections
5:30-6:45 p.m. at Quivira Conference
New agrarians and established farm, ranch, and conservation employers gather for an evening of connection and job prospects. This event is free and open to everyone. More information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information.
Saratoga Springs, NY—November 13-14—NESAWG It Takes a Region Conference
At the Saratoga Hilton. More info here.
NESAWG’s annual It Takes a Region Conference brings together farm and food practitioners across the 12-state Northeast region to learn, debate, collaborate, and innovate ideas and solutions to critical food systems issues.
South Glastonbury, CT — November 14 — New CT Farmer Alliance (NCTFA)’s fall gathering
NCTFA hosts social events throughout the year for beginning and experienced farmers alike to connect with each other and strengthen Connecticut’s farming community. This event is free and open to farmers of all ages and backgrounds. Lunch and drinks will be provided. More information.
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
Williamsburg, 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.
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.