This free, day-long training is offered alongside the Emerging Farmers Conference on Friday, January 25th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at The Good Acre.
Participants will also be introduced to the Land Access Hub, an initiative created to help new farmers navigate the increasingly difficult process of finding affordable land to farm in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. The hub includes many partners working to provide new farmers with an integrated, supportive process to help them gain affordable and secure access to farmland. The hub offers workshops, day-long trainings, and no-cost, one-on-one coaching with farmland access navigators. Technical advisors include attorneys, real estate professionals, financial experts, and seasoned farmers.
All land-seeking farmers are welcome. Interpretation services will be available.
Where: The Good Acre
Or contact Eli Goodwell - [email protected] // 612-208-8354
Lunch will be provided.
Bob Kell works with Main Street Project as a trainer to advance its model for poultry- centered regenerative agriculture, supporting particularly beginning Latino farmers and others to establish free-range poultry production operations. Bob has worked in MN as a Farmland Access Navigator since 2017, with a special focus on providing support to Latino farmers seeking land.
Jennifer Nelson and her husband own and operate Humble Pie Farm. They grow specialty cut flowers and produce for retail, restaurant, and wholesale markets in the Twin Cities. She manages New Organic Stewards, MOSES' beginning farmer program, and works as a Land Access Navigator in partnership with Renewing the Countryside.
Brett Olson is the co-founder and creative director of Renewing the Countryside, a Minnesota non-profit focused on strengthening rural communities. He provides individualized technical assistance and designs strategic communication campaigns and publications on issues important to rural America. Brett is a farmland access navigator in Minnesota.
Rodrigo Cala, Cala Farm
Hosted in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa.
600 N 2nd Ave
Newton, IA 50208
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