Young Farmers Conference!

posted October 15, 2008

Stone Barns is pleased to announce an upcoming program: The Young Farmers Conference: Reviving the Culture of Agriculture.

The conference will take place 12/4-12/5-2008 at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture.
Workshops during the conference will cover topics on four tracks:
§ Getting Started – the economics of buying land and starting a business
§ General Skills – raising a variety of livestock and diverse produce
§ Policy, the Farm Bill, and Global Agricultural Issues
§ The Farmer-Chef Relationship—cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships with restaurants and chefs

In addition to workshops, The Young Farmers Conference will feature keynote addresses by Frederick Kirschenmann of Stone Barns Center and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and Eliot Coleman of Four Season Farm (Harborside, ME). The conference will also include entertainment, a seed swap, tabling area, networking and more.

Registration forms and more information can be found on our website www.stonebarnscenter.org (scroll to the bottom of the homepage).