Don’t miss the upcoming Farming Our Future conference on February 22nd, 2014! Mark your calendar today!
Now entering its third year, Farming Our Future has established itself as an important conference for the Northeast Region, attracting farmers, businesses, community leaders and engaged citizens in the topic of farming.
Our 2014 conference focuses on strategies and ideas for ensuring farms will continue to be in our region for many years to come. Speakers and workshops will cover topics related to accessing locally produced food, attracting and getting youth interested in farming as an occupation, thoughts on farm transfer and tools to train beginning farmers.
We hope you will join us Saturday, February 22nd 2014 at Taconic Hills Central School District for a thoughtful discussion of where our food will come from in the future. Mark your calendars!
The 2013 Conference was a huge success!
Many thanks to our sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees, along with our presenters and keynote speaker, Jim Slama!
Jim Slama, Founder and President of FamilyFarmed.org, which encourages the production, marketing and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced food, delivered an amazing keynote address.
View Jim’s Slide Presentation:
Thank you Jim, our sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers and the over 250 farmers, educators, market managers, agriculture students, and providers of goods and services who came from across the northeast region in for this one day conference. Hope to see you next year!
Proceeds from the conference will go toward Taconic Hills’ award winning H.A.R.V.E.S.T. Club (Healthy Agricultural Resources by Volunteers & Educators in Science & Technology), a program that engages youth in the process of growing healthy fruits, flowers and vegetables in a school based garden, and the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).
Karen DiPeri – Event Producer, DiPeri & Co.
Stephen E. Hadcock – Beginning Farmer and Market Development Educator Capital Area Agricultural and Horticultural Program, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Marissa Codey – Conservation and Agricultural Programs Manager, Columbia Land Conservancy
Todd M. Erling – Executive Director, Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation
Sandra Gardner – Director of Instruction and Staff Development, Taconic Hills Central School District
Christie Hegarty – Agriculture Teacher Taconic Hills High School
Tracy Lerman – Sustainable Food Systems Advocate, Researcher, and Campaigner
Virginia Martin – Farm to School Consultant
Emili Ponte - Farm Credit East, ACA
Karen Preuss – Director of Marketing and Communications, Hawthorne Valley Association
Jonathan Ronsani – Lineage Farm
Contact: Web: www.farmingourfuture.org │ 518-329-0890 │ email@example.com
All payments should be made out to:
Cornell University Cooperative Extension
479 Rte. 66, Hudson, NY 12534
ATT: Farming Our Future 2/22/2014