2017-01-28 - 2017-01-29

Immigrant & Minority Farmers Conference | University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul, MN

The 12th Annual Immigrant & Minority Farmers Conference, the largest of its kind across the country, takes place from January 28th - 29th, 2017 and and provides education and resources to small operators, and fosters relationships between farmers and community partners. Immigrants, minorities, and women are the fastest growing sector of farmers. The conference supports these new and aspiring farmers and their contributions to building an adequate supply of local foods, local economic development, and healthy communities. A program of the Minnesota Food Association, the IMFC is planned and hosted by a collaborative of farmers and volunteers, government, nonprofit, and University of Minnesota personnel.

This conference is FREE for all immigrant and minority farmers and language interpretation is available in Spanish, Hmong, Karen, Bhutanese, Vietnamese, and Somali. Interpretation is based on registration. We do our best to accommodate all farmers, but cannot guarantee interpretation for last-minute registrations.

​Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided. Childcare is not provided. All others are welcome to attend at a cost of $60 per day or $100 for both days.
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