Training the Next Generation, Feb 21st

Beginning farmers

The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Denver Botanic Gardens, and National Young Farmers Coalition present the second annual Front Range Beginning Farmers Conference!

When: Saturday, Feb. 21, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., followed by social time from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, a working farm at Wadsworth and C-470

Why: The average age of U.S. farmers today is 57. Two acres of farmland are lost every minute. Many young people dream of starting a farm, but lack access to land, capital, education, and training. So let’s do something about that!

What: A one-day conference featuring instructional workshops from regional experts, targeted towards small scale, sustainable farming. Topics include land access and financing, crop rotation and food safety, coop development, animal production, policy advocacy, and more. Time to share and connect over a locally sourced lunch and post-conference social hour.

Who: Those who are considering starting an urban, suburban, or rural farm, those who have already been growing for a couple of years, and those who want to learn more and support the burgeoning small farm movement on the Front Range.

How: Pre-registration is highly encouraged.

$52 general public, cost of lunch and social hour is included.

Schedule: Each block of time will have three breakout sessions options to attend. Check back for the final schedule in January.