Throughout the year, New Entry holds dozens of classes, advanced workshops, online trainings, farm tours and field trainings for beginning and established farmers, World PEASCSA customers, and the general public. Almost all of our events require some form of pre-registration but most are free or very low-cost to attend. Filter our events below by your area of interest and then let us know you're coming. We can't wait to see you on the farm!
In the next two decades, a significant number of our nation's aging farmers will retire without someone to take over the land creating a critical need for new farmers and food producers.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (New Entry), a program working to address this challenge by training and supporting beginning and immigrant farmers and partnering with local and national organizations to build a strong network of skilled farmers and ranchers.
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project's Community Food Systems Conference will address common underlying themes between food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture including obstacles in urban and rural environments and fostering community empowerment to create and sustain resilient local food systems. This conference is possible thanks to funding from the Community Food Projects grant program of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
We will provide space for conversations around promoting, facilitating, and supporting self-reliance; breaking down barriers to racial justice; connecting communities to their food sources; and impacting communities at the local and regional level through sustainable food production.
More details: http://nesfp.org/community-food-systems-conference-2017. Registration information coming in 2017.