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17th Annual Emerging Farmers Conference

Nov 12 - Nov 13 | Shoreview, MN | Free
The Emerging Farmers Conference is for new and emerging growers and producers. This conference is for farmers, by farmers, and led by farmers. The goal is to empower emerging farmers with knowledge, resources and connection. For the first time, this conference features field day! Saturday will be a day of learning, networking and story-sharing at Shoreview Community Center. Sunday will be a field day where farmers have the opportunity for hands-on learning. The field day will begin at the U of M St. Paul campus in the morning. You will board a coach bus that will take you around Minneapolis to explore food & agriculture opportunities in an urban setting. Choose from sessions including a commercial kitchen tour at The Good Acre, urban hydroponics freight farm tour at North Market, and a hands-on microgreen demo at the University of Minnesota Greenhouses.

If you would like to join us for the field day on Sunday, please select the field day as an add-on ticket! Space is limited on Sunday.

Farmers can still attend for free! However, if you are able to purchase the $20 ticket option as a farmer, it helps ensure we can plan a great conference next year too.

Lunch will be provided.

Interpretation is available. Please be sure to select this with your ticket option along with the language requested.

Free parking at Shoreview Community Center.

Child care is not available.

Conference is wheelchair accessible.

Stay tuned for more details about covid restrictions as the conference gets closer.

Please let us know if you decide not to attend, it helps us know how much food to order.

Hotel Info:

Best Western Shoreview - $119/night

651-482-0402 (main number for reservations)

Tell them you are with the Emerging Farmers Conference to receive the discounted rate (available Nov. 11-14). Reserve your room by Oct. 11.

Please contact Marisa Benasutti at mbenasutti@thefoodgroupmn.org with any questions.