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!

This year’s conference will be held December 3-6, 2018.

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 Coordinator Emma Lindberg if you would like to be a future partner:

Learn more about our partners