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Emerging Farmers Conference
January 29, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – January 30, 2021 @ 5:30 pm
Big River Farms and The Food Group are proud to announce their sixteenth annual Emerging Farmers Conference (EFC). Due to COVID-19, the 2021 EFC will be held virtually, enabling greater participation from farmers throughout the country. The virtual 2021 EFC will happen Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30. Virtual evening workshops will also be offered leading up to the conference. All farmers may attend for free by registering online at emergingfarmers.org
This innovative conference offers New American (immigrant and refugee) and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color) farmers with the necessary tools for building profitable agricultural businesses. The conference supports the success and sustainability of farmers who face systemic barriers to accessing educational, financial, and land-based resources.
The 2021 EFC theme is “Reclaiming Our Voices: For Farmers, by Farmers, with Farmers”. Topics include profitable farming, pest/disease management, scaling to wholesale, record keeping, value-added production, land access and conservation, grant opportunities, and more. Interpretation services are available in Spanish, Hmong, Karen, Somali, and other languages based on pre-event registrations.
- Big River Farms/The Food Group
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