Registration Lottery for National Young Farmers Conference

This year’s conference will be held December 6-8, 2017Sign up as a user to the Virtual Grange to receive important updates on 2017 Young Farmers Conference dates and deadlines. 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 applications will be available on this page at 9am on September 6 and sent in a newsletter to all Virtual Grange users.
The cost of the 3-day conference is $295.

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.

 

VIEWING PARTIES
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. Call some friends, and get together to learn about agroecology. If you’re interested, please email yfc@stonebarnscenter.org.

SCHOLARSHIPS
We provide scholarships through two channels:

  1. Stone Barns Center is committed to bringing together a diverse group of participants for our events and conferences. We work with partner organizations to award full scholarships and ensure equal opportunity for all. Full scholarships include conference registration fees, transportation and lodging expenses.

2. Stone Barns Center offers a limited number of scholarships that cover conference registration fees for beginning farmers who lack the funds to purchase a conference ticket. This scholarship does not cover lodging and/or travel expenses. The scholarship application will be available on this page at 9am on September 6 and sent in a newsletter to all Virtual Grange users. Eligible scholarship applicants will be determined by lottery.

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

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