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!

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

Tentative 2017 Conference Programming

Eric Sannerud, Mighty Axe Hops:
Access to Land 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
NFU Staff:
Farm Bill Breakdown


Matt Perdue, NFU:
Beginning Farmers & Healthcare


Michael O’Gorman, Farmer Veteran Coalition:
An In-Depth Look Into Vegetable Production


Audra Mulkern, Female Farmer Project:
Live Q&A Session


Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service:
Organic Certification
Farm Aid

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 2017 partner:

Learn more about our partners