Online Beginning Farmer Conference Happening Now

online beginning farmer conference

Online Beginning Farmer Conference Happening Now: Free Online Conference for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

National Farmers Union is proud to present Growing for the Future! Growing for the Future is a unique online, interactive virtual conference focused on beginning farmer and rancher issues, including mentorship, business planning, USDA programs, women and veterans in farming, conservation, and much more! All content will be archived and posted for two months!

Register today and join all of our LIVE and archived sessions, the conference will run December 4th-7th.

Learn more and register here:

For any additional questions please contact NFU Education Director Melissa Miller at:

2017 Conference Programming

Eric Sannerud, Mighty Axe Hops:
Changing Policy as a Beginning Farmer

Sarah Campbell, USDA Farm Service Agency:
Access to Capital

Cara Fraver, National Young Farmers Coalition:
FSMA Produce Safety Rule: Are You In or Are You Out?

Donna Marie Pahl, Produce Safety Alliance:
FSMA Produce Safety Basics

Kriss Marion & Lisa Kivirist, Soil Sisters:
Mentorship & Networking

Barbara Patterson:
Farm Bill Breakdown

Matt Perdue, NFU:
Beginning Farmers & Healthcare

Michael O’Gorman, Farmer Veteran Coalition:
The Mathematics Vegetable Production

Audra Mulkern, Female Farmer Project:
Female Farmer Project: The Power of Storytelling Live, Q&A Session

Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service:
Organic Certification

Farm Aid, Joe Shroeder:
Farm Advocacy 101 

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