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University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center

1890 Buford Avenue

St. Paul, Minnesota 55108

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The annual Emerging Farmers Conference serves to advance the success and sustainability of farmers who traditionally face barriers to the education and resources necessary to build profitable agricultural businesses. This innovative conference focuses primarily on the needs and interests of farmers of color and immigrant farmers, and supports their contributions to local economic development and building healthy communities. It does so by connecting farmers, farm advocates, educators, professionals, experts, and agency officials.

Visit mnfoodassociation.org/about-efc for more information.

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Schedule

Friday, January 25th, Check-in: 6:00 p.m. Workshops 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Friday evening will feature hands-on workshops where farmers can get their hands dirty in learning how to grow healthy transplants, how to grow mushrooms, and organic pest and disease management.

Saturday, January 26th, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Farmers will have nine workshop choices throught the day including topics such as: how to find land to farm, chickens for meat or eggs, cover crops: why? how?, and cut flowers.

See the full schedule here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is food provided?

Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided on Saturday, January 26th.

  • Is language interpretation available?

Language interpretation is based on registration and historically has been available in Hmong, Karen, Somali, Nepali, and Spanish. We do our best to accommodate all farmers but cannot guarantee interpretation for last-minute registrations.

  • I'm from out of town. Where should I stay?

There is a block of hotel rooms reserved at the Radisson Hotel Roseville, 2540 N. Cleveland Avenue, Roseville, MN until January 19, 2018. To receive the reduced rate of $114/night, call (651) 367-3926 before January 19 and reserve your room under the block “EFC.” The hotel has shuttle service available to and from the conference center and a restaurant onsite. Please arrange shuttle service with the hotel.

  • 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 parking fee is $6.00 per day.

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?

Emily Squyres, Minnesota Food Association: emily@mnfoodassociation.org; (651) 433-3676

May Lee, Minnesota Food Association; (651) 795-1606 (Hmong)


THANK YOU to our 2019 Sponsors!

---SUSTAINER SPONSORS--

Latino Economic Development Center

---HARVESTER SPONSORS---

USDA - National Institute of Food and Agriculture

---CULTIVATOR SPONSORS---

AgCountry Farm Credit Services

Compeer Financial

Land Stewardship Project

Lakewinds Food Co-Op

Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Organic Valley

Renewing the Countryside

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE)

The Good Acre

University of Minnesota Extension

USDA - Farm Service Agency

USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service

---SEED SOWER SPONSORS---

Crossroads Resource Center

Healthy Foods Healthy Lives Institute

Johnny's Selected Seeds

Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture

Mississippi Market

Sustainable Farming Association

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