Growing for the Future - free webinar

Monday, December 4, 2017 to Thursday, December 7, 2017

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!

Growing for the Future - online virtual conference is a FREE four-day online conference, from Dec. 4 to 7, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST, that focuses on developing agricultural leaders from all backgrounds. This annual nationally-focused online conference provides an opportunity for beginning farmers to acquire the skills they need to run a successful operation.

The conference will highlight leaders in the field of agriculture and focus on building a network for beginning farmers and ranchers throughout the country. We look forward to learning with you!

Conference programming may include: Grant Writing 101, Managing Legal Risk on the Farm, Farm Bill Breakdown, NAP: How it Benefits Beginning Farmers, Sticking With It: Surviving the Seven Year Itch, Beginning Farmer Needs for Veterans, Co-Ops 101, MachineryLink Sharing, Biodiversity on the Farm, Farmers Union Progressive, and How She Does It: Women Farmers Generating Income through Diversification. (video links are on the conference website)

More information can be found on the conference website here.

Register by clicking here.

For any questions or concerns please email National Farmers Union Education Director, Melissa Miller at

The conference is hosted by the National Farmers Union with partners Center for Rural Affairs, Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA), California Climate and Agriculture Network, California Farm Academy, California FarmLink, Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, Denver Urban Gardens, Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm), Farmers Market Coalition, GrassWorks, High Mowing Organic Seeds, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), Mighty Axe Hops, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, The National Center for Appropriate Technology, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Organic Farming Research Foundation, Organic Seed Alliance, Practical Farmers of Iowa, The Barn, and Wild Farm Alliance.

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