2019 Young Farmers Conference
12th Annual Young Farmers Conference
December 4-6, 2019
Pocantico Hills (Lower Hudson Valley), NY
The 12th annual Young Farmers Conference will offer inspiration and education for beginning farmers from around the world. Young farmers will join regenerative farming veterans, business and entrepreneurship leaders, chefs and food artisans, and their peers for this transformative experience.
This year’s conference will offer even more opportunities for participants to build partnerships and relationships with one another and the presenters, to delve into technical innovations through experiential sessions, and to gain tactical insights into how to bring lessons learned back to their farming operations.
REGISTRATION: Due to limited space, registration is managed through a randomized lottery. Applications must be received by 5:00 PM EST on September 26, 2019. Scholarships are available.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We make as much of the conference available live online as possible, and encourage you to sign up to host a watch party in your community and learn more about the livestream as the sessions are finalized.
Sneak Peek for 2019's Conference:
Agriculture As Conservation Stewardship
Jack Algiere, Stone Barns Center
How to Build a Grassroots Nonprofit Farm
Germaine Jenkins, Fresh Future Farm
Mobile Chicken Coops
Stone Barns Center Team
Farming While Black
Leah Penniman, Soul Fire Farm
Fungi and Farming
William Padilla Brown
Perennial Fruit Farming
Peter Jentsch, Hudson Valley Research Laboratory
Previous conference highlightsWatch Sessions
"Read" flowers and come to know the true desires of the organisms you cultivate. Rebecca McMackin from Brooklyn Botanical Garden lead this 2018 workshop.
2018 Keynote: Davon Goodwin
Davon Goodwin shared his story as a veteran, farmer, and owner of Off The Land Farms in North Carolina. Davon is a 2017 Stone Barns Exchange Fellow.
Growing From Urban to Rural
Local farmers and youth of color discussed some of the realities and pitfalls of growing from an urban setting to rural farming in this 2017 workshop.
Know Your Seed
Jason Grauer, Stone Barns Crop Manager, talked with Adrienne Shelton (Vitalis Organic Seeds) and Amy Grondin (Organic Seed Alliance) about their experiences navigating the organic seed industry and why organic seed is important in this 2018 workshop.
Plenary: Women on the Verge
Moving beyond statistics to explore the significance of women in leadership roles in agriculture and opportunities for progress in this plenary session from 2017.
2017 Keynote: Dr. M. Sanjayan
A thought-provoking keynote by M. Sanjayan, a global conservation scientist and CEO of Conservation International.
The Young Farmers Conference is presented with support from generous sponsors and partners. For information about 2019 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Maggie Nolin at email@example.com.