1st Generation Farmer Conference


Event date: 8/10/2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Export event
1st Generation Farmer Conference
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1st Generation Farmer Conference

Are you a 1st generation farmer looking to connect with a strong community of friends and mentors? Do you want to make your farm business more resilient by improving your financial plan and communication strategies? Are you a city-slicker itching to get your boots on land but don’t know where to start?

Join us at the 1st Generation Farmer Conference to get relevant, ready-to-apply farm knowledge from a fantastic line up of speakers and to meet other passionate farmers in Alberta!

When: Saturday, August 10, 2019

Where: Rosy Farms (about 1h NW of Edmonton, AB). Lots of parking and camping space available on-site.

Cost: $50/person includes conference attendance and a delicious, locally-sourced lunch (prepare your taste buds for a charcuterie style feast!). All proceeds will be going to the Young Agrarians as they continue to support and cultivate the dreams and aspirations of new farmers

Conference Topics

Our goal is to cover a wide range of topics that are suitable for every type of farmer at every stage of being/becoming a farmer – from hard-core farmers to the city folks just thinking about getting started!

  • Success stories – hear about the experiences of other 1st generation farmers in Alberta
  • Product development – ideas about how to turn what you grow into what you sell
  • Farm financing – how to find and apply for grants, talking to banks
  • Telling customers your story – how to develop your brand and market it effectively
  • Support networks – working with your county and other relevant organizations in Alberta

According to a Young Agrarians study, 68% of new farmers have no farming background. Lets build those numbers!

Questions? Please contact Andrew at andrew@rosyfarms.com or Alex at centralalberta@youngagrarians.org


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