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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

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An online community of farmers in the Rutland region hosted by the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link

Young Farmers Conference at the Stonebarn Center - registration opens 10/12


This December 2 and 3, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture will present its third annual Young Farmers Conference: Reviving the Culture of Agriculture, a program especially for young and new farmers. This year’s event will be a forum for over 200 participants to learn from agricultural luminaries, peers, and advocacy organizations through workshops, keynotes, and panel discussions. The keynote speakers for the 2010 Young Farmers Conference are Kathleen Merrigan, and Bill and Nicolette Hahn Niman.

Over the two days, participants will have more than 40 workshops to choose from, ranging from technical and hands-on to policy, business, and marketing-related sessions.  The YFC is a unique opportunity for new and aspiring producers to learn from leading thinkers in the field and to connect with their peers from across the country. In addition to workshops, attendees have been inspired by past keynotes including Eliot Coleman, Fred Kirschenmann, and Wes Jackson.

Too much money? Check out the brochure below - at the end is info on scholarships and work-trade opportunities (They are limited...follow up asap if you're interested)

Click here for the Conference brochure and registration info.

Registration begins October 12, 2010.