Food & farming education

No matter your experience level or agricultural interests, you’ll be able to pack your schedule with valuable sessions that help hone your craft, grow your business, and advance your cause. Each year, we work hard to assemble educational programming—from lectures and panels, to demonstrations and learning circles—that serves the evolving needs and interests of our diverse attendees. Our virtual event will be no different! You can check out session topics from our 2020 Conference here.

Who attends our conference?

Our annual conference draws 2,000+ farmers, food system professionals, educators, advocates, market managers, homesteaders, and others who are passionate about building a better food system.

  • Over 80 percent of attendees grow, raise, and produce a variety of agricultural goods—from vegetables and fruit, to cattle and poultry, to grain and industrial hemp, to cheese and cider—for commercial and personal use.
  • Sixty percent of attendees are current or aspiring farmers.
  • Farmer attendees operate at scales that run the gamut from urban farms and market gardens, to farms that span several thousand acres, and everywhere in between. 

Social & networking events

Educational sessions are interspersed with networking and social events—virtually, this time around!

Future Farmers (K–8th grade)

We’re currently evaluating if we might be able to offer virtual conference programming for kids, and will provide updates as we’re able.

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