Emerging Farmers Forum

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 5:00pm
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  • I want to return to the family farm but don't know how to start that crucial conversation...
  • Where should I be investing my money and time as I begin farming?
  • How can I care for the land and water for the future while still making a living today?
  • How do I standout to potential landlords and compete in the cash rent market?

If you've been asking yourself these questions, apply today to attend the free, two-day Emerging Farmers Forum on August 1-2, 2018!

The Emerging Farmers Forum is an all-expenses paid two-day workshop/cabin stay will include:

  • Tours of Pinhook Farm, owned and operated by innovative + entrepreneurial farmer Seth Watkins
  • Hands-on activities
  • Thought-provoking discussions on conservation practices, business + financial planning, marketing, diversification
  • Tip on facilitating crucial conversations with parents and family as you transition into the farming operation
  • And more!

Who are emerging farmers?
Emerging farmers include anyone who has recently started farming, would like to farm or would like to have a voice in the management of their family's farm.

To Apply: Application for August 2018 Emerging Farmers Forum

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 16 – space is limited so apply today!

All applicants will be notified of their application status by June 1, 2018.


For more information check out the attached flyer or click here. Questions can be directed to Liz Juchems at ejuchems@iastate.edu.