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:
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:
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