The Annual Beginning Farmers Conference
Scheman Building, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Next Conference will be held February 4, 2017 at Scheman Center in Ames
For beginning and experienced farmers to come together, network, and share ideas.
- The Beginning Farmers Network is a student run organization at Iowa State University supporting all beginning farmers. The goal of the organization is to keep beginning farmers informed on current events in agriculture.
- The conference will feature speakers on topics including Commodity Marketing, Government Programs for Beginning Farmers, Animal Agriculture, and Farm Succession.
Highlights from past Beginning Farmers Network Conferences
- "Agriculture and farmers face big challenges.
- We can accept things as they are and say they can't be changed, or we can help shape Iowa's agricultural future."
The Beginning Farmers Network, a student organization at Iowa State University hosted its sixth annual Beginning Farmer Conference. The Conference was held on February 12, 2011 at the Scheman Building on the ISU Campus. Conference speakers presented information on a wide variant of topics including commodity marketing, government programs for beginning farmers, crop insurance, and farm succession.
Featured speakers include Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Loren Kruse from Successful Farming Magazine. John R. Baker, the Administrator for the Beginning Farmer Center and David Baker, the Beginning Farmer Center’s Farm Transition Specialist made two presentations on farm succession planning and the Farm On project.
(Pictures provided by Luke Gran with Practical Farmers of Iowa)