The 17th annual Emerging Farmer's Conference is coming soon! The conference will be held November 12-13, 2022.

We acknowledge the disproportionate disparities with the pandemic, injustice, and inequities everywhere. More than ever, this is the time that we need to connect with one another to build relationships and share our stories. If you need interpretation of this page or would like to connect further, please contact Marisa Benasutti [email protected]

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EFC 2021 Summary: ReRooting the Emerging Farmers Conference

Welcome to the Emerging Farmers Conference 2022! We’re in the process of planning our November conference. We held a small event last fall, ReRooting the Emerging Farmers Conference, which was a day filled with conversation, reflection, and ideation surrounding the annual Emerging Farmers Conference.

Key goals for the gathering were to: Empower farmers to change the future of the EFC to advance the success and sustainability of immigrant farmers and farmers of color; meet to celebrate the successes of immigrant farmers and farmers of color; and provide a platform to connect emerging farmers to one another and the organizations committed to supporting immigrant farmers and farmers of color.

Major findings from the event include the need for greater conference outreach; an even stronger farmer voice; additional opportunities for farmer network building; and a clear conference mission that establishes farmers as leaders and incorporates food justice principles.

The 2022 Conference Planning Committee held it’s first meeting in January to start crafting ideas on how to incorporate these findings into the 17th Annual Emerging Farmers Conference this November. Reach out to Marisa Benasutti, Outreach Coordinator, at [email protected] with your questions or comments.