Watch Live Seminars from the 2017 Young Farmers Conference

Rural America In These Times

The Stone Barns Cen­ter for Food and Agri­cul­ture — a non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion work­ing to pro­mote sus­tain­able, com­mu­ni­ty-based food and teach the next gen­er­a­tion of farm­ers — kicked off the tenth Young Farm­ers Con­fer­ence ear­li­er today, Dec. 6, in Pocan­ti­co Hills, N.Y.

Through Fri­day, hun­dreds of new farm­ers will be joined by sus­tain­able agri­cul­ture experts, sci­en­tists, chefs and speak­ers from across the coun­try. This year, select ses­sions will be streamed live on Face­book and the Stone Barns Center’s web­site. Admin­is­tra­tors will also be tak­ing ques­tions from the online audi­ence, so be sure to tune in.

Check out the stream­ing sched­ule below as well as the keynote from ear­li­er this after­noon (fea­tur­ing Ricar­do Sal­vador and food jour­nal­ist Mark Bittman):

WEDNES­DAY, DECEM­BER 6 (ALL TIMES EASTERN)

11am-12:30pm: Mim­ic­k­ing Nature: Inte­grat­ing Live­stock into Peren­ni­al and Annu­al Crop­ping Systems
1:15 – 1:45pm: What Is Agroecology?
2:00 – 3:30pm: Farm­ers Cul­ti­vat­ing Restau­rant Relationships
3:45 – 5:15pm: Grow­ing from Urban to Rural
5:30 – 6:30pm: Keynote: Ricar­do Sal­vador and Mark Bittman

THURS­DAY, DECEM­BER 7 (ALL TIMES EASTERN)

9:00am-10:30am: Pol­li­na­tion Ecol­o­gy part I
10:45am-12:00pm: Pol­li­na­tion Ecol­o­gy part II
12:45 – 1:15pm: Agroe­quity: Defin­ing a New Equi­ty Frame­work in Food and Agriculture
1:30 – 3:00pm: Cli­mate Change Adaptation
3:15 – 4:45pm: Chang­ing the Way a Gen­er­a­tion Thinks About Food
5:15 – 6:15pm: Keynote: M. Sanjayan

FRI­DAY, DECEM­BER 8 (ALL TIMES EASTERN)

9:00 – 10:00am: Women on the Verge
10:15 – 11:45am: Appro­pri­ate Tools and Tech­nol­o­gy for Emerg­ing Small-Scale Mar­ket Gardeners
1:15 – 2:45pm: Cov­er Cropping

Ricar­do Sal­vador and Mark Bittman at the 2017 Young Farm­ers Con­fer­ence. (Source: stonebarn​scen​ter​.org)

(Vis­it stonebarn​scen​ter​.org/yfc for com­plete infor­ma­tion on the livestream ses­sions and all the con­fer­ence pre­sen­ters. For more infor­ma­tion about the Stone Barns Cen­ter’s work and sup­port for new farm­ers, click here.)

This blog’s mis­sion is to pro­vide the pub­lic ser­vice of help­ing make the issues that rur­al Amer­i­ca is grap­pling with part of nation­al discourse.
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