National Field School

2018 NIFTI National Field School
November 5-7, 2018  
Millennium Harvest Hotel, Boulder, CO

Request for Proposals now OPEN! Click here to apply

Anticipated Registration Open - Mid August 2018

The 7th annual NIFTI National Field School supports professional development and network building for Incubator Farm Project staff from across the country. The Field School is intended to provide interactive workshops, facilitated resource review sessions and regional networking and goal-setting opportunities. Farm tours and site visits of incubator farm projects and farmer training programs and initiatives in the Boulder/Denver area will be incorporated into the Field School experience. 

Reserve your room at the Millenium Harvest Hotel! Our block room rate is $130/night. 

Workshops, discussion sessions, and resource development focused on:

• Land Management
• Curriculum Design
• Evaluation
• 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

Check out the 2017 agenda, here!

What people are saying about the NIFTI National Field School:

“Really excellent - well planned -well executed - and a lot of fun!”

“This is the premier professional development event that I attend annually. There really isn't anything else out there that I've participated in that so closely speaks to my work and the goal of farmer development.”

“It is definitely my favorite conference that I attend each year!”

“Honestly, this is the best professional development event that I have attended. It was most relevant and constructive to the very uniqueness of an incubator farm project - which isn't just about crop production or marketing (like you see at most other conferences), but an entire sphere in itself.”

“There was a very positive and communal vibe to these professionals coming together. This sets the Field School apart, the willingness and desire to learn from each other.”


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