On Oct. 21, agriculture thought leaders, policymakers, change agents, and seasoned farmers from around the U.S. will convene in Red Wing, Minn., for the Upper Midwest Farmland Summit to address land access issues and discuss innovative strategies and solutions to help farmers successfully transition their farms both within and outside the family.
The Upper Midwest Farmland Summit is presented by the Farmland Access Hub, which is an initiative that assists beginning farmers in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa in accessing farmland, securing land tenure, developing basic literacy about what they should consider and how to be prepared, and providing specialized knowledge, expertise and connections.
For more information about the Upper Midwest Farmland Summit, visit www.renewingthecountryside.org/farmlandsummit
National Farm Viability Conference
Following the Upper Midwest Farmland Summit, Renewing the Countryside will host the fourth annual National Farm Viability Conference in Red Wing from Oct. 22-24.
The conference is a gathering of professionals in the fields of farm and food business planning, agricultural financing, farmland conservation, agricultural market development, and food hub management. It will feature three days of workshops, discussions and tours focused on strengthening farm sustainability, building more resilient local food systems and supporting the long-term profitability of farming and agri-entrepreneurs, from start-ups to generational businesses.
This is the first time the conference has been held outside of the East Coast.
For more information about the National Farm Viability Conference, visit www.renewingthecountryside.org/nfvc