NFU Presents: Growing for the Future


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!

All content will be archived and posted for two months!

2017 Dates: December 4-7, 4pm-7pm EST


2017 Conference Programming


Eric Sannerud, Mighty Axe Hops:
Changing Policy as a Beginning Farmer

 

Sarah Campbell, USDA Farm Service Agency:
Access to Capital

 

Cara Fraver, National Young Farmers Coalition:
FSMA Produce Safety Rule: Are You In or Are You Out?

 

Donna Marie Pahl, Produce Safety Alliance:
FSMA Produce Safety Basics

 

Kriss Marion & Lisa Kivirist, Soil Sisters:
Mentorship & Networking
Barbara Patterson:
Farm Bill Breakdown

 

Matt Perdue, NFU:
Beginning Farmers & Healthcare

 

Michael O’Gorman, Farmer Veteran Coalition:
The Mathematics Vegetable Production

 

Audra Mulkern, Female Farmer Project:
Female Farmer Project: The Power of Storytelling Live, Q&A Session

 

Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service:
Organic Certification
Farm Aid, Joe Shroeder:
Farm Advocacy 101 

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!

Please email NFU Education Director Melissa Miller if you would like to be a future partner: Melissamiller@nfudc.org

Learn more about our partners