Please join us at Stone Barns Center in early December for a gathering of beginning farmers, chefs and leaders in the food and agriculture movement to explore practical approaches and innovative ideas for changing our food system.

The 2017 Young Farmers Conference is your opportunity to engage with committed change makers and thought leaders: farmers, chefs, scientists, activists and others who are committed to a more just and sustainable food system. It’s your chance to connect with your community of peers and forge lasting bonds that will help you on your road to farming and cooking.

Due to high interest, registration for the 2017 Young Farmers Conference will be by lottery. Beginning farmers (farming for more than one year and less than 10) will be given registration preference.

Lottery registration is now open. Visit to register.

Chefs and cooks can enter the Culinary Lottery. Visit Virtual for more information. 

For information on registering for this year's conference, which will be held December 6-8, 2017, visit

Photo galleries from past conferences can be found here

Select sessions from this year's Young Farmers Conference will be streamed live--and we're looking for dedicated fans to host watching parties around the country. Hosts can receive special materials from Stone Barns, and we'll help you get set up before the conference. So grab some chips, call some friends, and get together to learn about agroecology. If you're interested, please email

The Young Farmers Conference is presented with support from generous sponsors and partners. For information about 2017 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Maggie Nolin at