2024 National FIELD School


Monday, October 28, 2024 to Wednesday, October 30, 2024


8:00am – 5:00pm


Madison, Wisconsin  800 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706



Related Program(s):

Get ready for our 13th Annual FIELD School in 2024 - join us in Madison, Wisconsin in partnership with Fairshare CSA Coalition and University of Wisconsin-Madison Dane County Extension - October 28 - 30, 2024!  We host the National FIELD School in a different community each year.  We move the annual conferences across the country to create regional equity and to experience and honor the land and climates where our networks of apprenticeship and incubator farmers thrive.  We annually bring together over 45-60 organizations from almost every US state (and Canada) to participate in workshops, breakout and open space sessions, goal setting and networking opportunities. Peer-to-peer sharing informs beginning farmer trainers about how they run successful incubator and apprenticeship training programs.  Folks gather ideas for their farms and programs, and spent time building relationships with people passionate about our collective work.  We also host field trips to local incubator and apprenticeship projects to see programs' land-based facilities, farm/ranch operations, and to learn together how each incubator farm and apprenticeship training program is unique.  We often hear from farmer participants during these tours to get a holistic perspective on participants' involvement in the programs.

We look forward to sharing more program details as they are developed, so stay tuned and keep up to date with details on our webpage:  https://nesfp.nutrition.tufts.edu/national-and-state-networks/field-school!

The National FIELD School will be held at the Memorial Union Conference Center located at 800 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706. 

Detailed program schedule and workshops will be available in early September.

2024 Conference Schedule:

Monday, October 28 - learning about the local farming community with our hosts:

    Field Trips to local Wisconsin-area incubator and apprenticeship training programs.  Buses will leave promptly at 8:00 AM and return late afternoon.
    Networking Reception on Monday evening at a hip local venue in Madison!

Tuesday, October 29 - Wednesday, October 30 at the Memorial Union Conference Center - learning from each other through networking and information sharing:

    Plenary speaker
    Concurrent Workshops with Incubator Farm and Apprenticeship Program Tracks
    Round Table Discussions, Open Space, and Peer Networking

Stay tuned for our FIELD School Program Lineup and Registration!