National Incubator Farm Training Initiative (NIFTI) Field School Conference – October 1-3, 2014, Portland, Oregon
The third annual NIFTI Field School is just over one month away and registration closes on Wednesday, August 27th! Come share with your peers and learn from the experts all about running land-based beginning farmer training programs over two and a half days in Portland, Oregon.
The Field School includes two mornings of workshop presentations, two afternoons of discussion groups and skill shares based on attendees’ interests, and two farm tours and a panel discussion with incubator projects in the Portland area: East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District’s Headwaters Farm Incubator Program and MercyCorps Northwest’s Refugee Garden Program.
Workshop topics include teaching financial literacy and business planning to adults, fostering farmer independence, food hubs and collective marketing, program funding, adult education theory and practice, and more! This event is designed for the staff of land-based farm incubator projects. Space is limited!