"Learning from the Past & Growing for the Future" is the theme of the 18th Annual Emerging Farmers Conference. This year's keynote speaker is Angela Dawson, founder and CEO of 40 Acre Co-op.
The annual Emerging Farmers Conference (formerly the Immigrant & Minority Farmers Conference) serves to advance the success and sustainability of farmers who traditionally face barriers to the education and resources necessary to build profitable agricultural businesses, including immigrant farmers and farmers of color.
This innovative conference focuses primarily on the needs and interests of these farmers, and supports their contributions to local economic development and building healthy communities. It does so by connecting farmers, farm advocates, educators, professionals, experts, and agency officials.