12th Immigrant & Minority Farmers Conference
The annual Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference (IMFC) is a two-day event that serves to advance the success and sustanability of immigrant and minority farmers. The IMFC focuses on the special needs and interests of immigrant and minority farmers and addresses their needs by bringing together farmers, farm advocates, educators, professionals, experts, and agency officials to one space to exchange knowledge, network, and find support. The IMFC will feature over 12 different workshops presented by experienced farmers and professionals on topics that are essential to thriving and successful farming and vegatable productions. The IMFC is a program of the Minnesota Food Association.
Visit www.imfconference.org for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is language interpretation available?
Language interpretation is based on registration and historically has been available in Hmong, Karen, Somali, and Spanish. We do our best to accommodate all farmers but cannot guarantee interpretation for last-minute registrations.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
***Parking is available in Parking Lot S104, the parking lot bordering the east side of the Conference Center. The IMFC Planning Committee will reimburse farmers for the parking fee. The parking fee is $6.00. Please bring your parking ticket to the registration table for reimbursement.***
Driving directions and map to the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
From I-694 take 35W south to the Cleveland Avenue exit (Note: exit to the left). Follow Cleveland Avenue to Larpenteur Avenue. Go east (left) on Larpenteur to Gortner, turn south (right) on Gortner, and go to Buford Avenue. Turn east (left) on Buford Avenue to the parking area.
From I-35W take the Highway 36 exit and turn south on Cleveland Avenue to Larpenteur Avenue. Go east (left) on Larpenteur to Gortner, turn south (right) on Gortner, and go to Buford Avenue. Turn east (left) on Buford Avenue to the parking area.
From downtown St. Paul: Go west on I-94 to Snelling Ave. Go north on Snelling Ave. to Larpenteur Avenue. Go west (left) on Larpenteur to Gortner, turn south (left) on Gortner, and go to Buford Avenue. Turn east (left) on Buford Avenue to the parking area.
From downtown Minneapolis: Go east on I-94 to MN-280, exit number 236. (Note: exit to the left.) Merge onto MN-280 north. Exit at Larpenteur Ave. Take Larpenteur east (right) to Gortner (third traffic light). Turn south (right) on Gortner and go to Buford Avenue. Turn east (left) on Buford Avenue to the parking area.
Who can I contact with questions?
Interested farmers and community-based members who have questions should contact Emily Squyres at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-433-3676 or Moua Meng Yang at mouamengy@hmong org or 651-495-1528.
Date and Time
University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108