December 3-6, 2018


 

NFU’s Growing for the Future is a unique online, interactive virtual conference focused on beginning farmer and rancher issues.

The free, four-day event includes farmer-to-farmer webinars, live Q&A sessions, a discussion board, an online resource center, and free giveaways. The theme of this year’s conference is cooperatives, and it will cover a variety of topics including cooperative development, drought management, conservation, technology, food safety, and more! All materials will be available to registrants through February 3, 2019.

If you are registered, you may login to the conference portal here: https://secure.icohere.com/NFUconference2018


2018 Conference Programming


Lexi Clark, Field to Market:
Documenting & Demonstrating Sustainability

 

Vincent Kimura, Smart Yields:
Using Technology and Big Data to Grow More Ag Entrepreneurs

 

Hugh Aljoe, Noble Research Institute:
Drought Management

 

Margaret Bau, USDA Rural Development:
Cooperatives as a Tool to Support Your Goal

 

Bill Stevenson, RMFU Cooperative Development Center:
What Does a Sustainable Co-op Look Like and How Does It Get There?
Tim Velde, Minnesota Farmers Union:
Cooperatives 101

 

Gary Matteson, Farm Credit:
Business Basics for Beginning Farmers

 

Patty Edelburg, National Farmers Union:
The Challenges & Opportunities of Starting a First Generation Dairy Farm

 

Cesar Rodriguez, Florida Growers:
An Auditor’s Perspective: FSMA and Organic Certification

 

Michael O’Gorman, Farmer Veteran Coalition:
An In-Depth Look into Vegetable Production
Chad Ellis, Noble Research Institute:
Advancing Ecosystem Service Markets for Farmer and Public Benefits

Thank you to our sponsors!

Without their generous support, we wouldn’t be able to put on this conference for free.

Thank you to our partners!

If you would like to be a future partner, please email NFU Education Coordinator Emma Lindberg at elindberg@nfudc.org.

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