Beginning Farmer Institute

BFI develops leadership and farm management skills in beginning farmers and encourages them to apply those abilities in their community organizations. Farmers Union employs educational sessions, business tools, and professional speakers in a structured setting that includes on-farm experiences and tours of cooperatives.

2018-2019 BFI Participants


Deanne Boyer
Pennsylvania

Rachel Brann
Minnesota

Leslie Caccamese
California

Jill Chi
Minnesota

Konnor Dehmlow
Colorado

Danielle Endvick
Wisconsin

Jesse Endvick
Wisconsin

Kat Johnson
Virginia

Amanda Olson
North Dakota

Tyler Neubauer
North Dakota

Christina Pegg
Hawaii

Sarah Rachor
Montana

Elliott Salazar
Colorado

Rebecca Sheahan
Dealaware

Sarah Stenuf
New York

Dion Stepanski
Michigan

Molly Stepanski
Michigan

Olivia Terry
Colorado

Jeffery Werner
Alaska

A special thank you to BFI's sponsors!