Asilomar State Park is a picturesque seaside backdrop for the work of discussing best practice, developing new tools and connections, and imagining how to strengthen the capacity of beginning farmer training programs across the country.
Workshops, discussion sessions, and resource development will be focused on:
• Land Management
• Curriculum Design
• Market Channel Development
• Incubators in Local/Regional Food Systems
• Staff Capacity
• Financial Literacy & Business Planning
• Working with Socially Disadvantaged Farmers
• Access to Land
• Cooperative Farming Models
• Recruiting Appropriate and Ready Applicants
• Communication/Conflict Resolution
• Supporting Farmer/Mentor Relationships
Collaboration with ISED Solutions will allow for the inclusion of workshops led by and designed for refugee serving incubator projects. A pre-conference for refugee serving projects will include sessions focused on resource sharing and network building.
In addition to session workshops and discussions, expect to hear stories from the field during our NIFTI Story Hour, and to circle up with other program staff during an evening bonfire.
More information can be found here.