Training & Networking Events Around the Country


(Listed in order by DATE) 
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The Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference brings together farmers, educators, food system activists, and other women in sustainable agriculture takes place October 17 – 19, 2019 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The event features workshops, demonstrations, and meetings on leadership, empowerment, and farm business success. Presenters come from the rich network of women working locally as well as nationally to support sustainable agriculture. Learn more and register.

The Virginia Farmers Market Association will host its 7th annual conference November 13-15, 2019 at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton Virginia. Click here to learn more.

The Colorado Food Summit works to build linkages that meet diverse urban food goals while creating viable market opportunities that build wealth for Colorado farmers and ranchers and rural communities. The event will be held on January 7th, 2020 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Learn more here.

South Carolina:
South Carolina Association of Farmers Markets 2020 Annual Conference will take place January 14, 2020 in in West Columbia, SC. The event will cover various topics including Grants, Specialty Crops, FMNP, and Cottage law. Learn more here.

The Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference is an annual conference providing practical information and tools for new and experienced organic and sustainable producers, young farmers, ranchers, value-added food producers, and those creating more vibrant community food systems. Event offers pre-conference courses, field trips, conference sessions, poster display, networking opportunities, and trade show. January 22-25, 2020. Learn more here.

Pennsylvania Sustainable Agriculture’s 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Conference will be held February 5-8, 2020 in Lancaster, PA. Sponsor and exhibitor applications are now open. Learn more here.

2020 WSFMA Farmers Market Conference, February 20-22, 2020. Email for more info or to get on conference updates mailing list.

The California Small Farms Conference is a great opportunity for direct-marketing farmers and market managers to network and focus on peer-to-peer learning. The conference will take place in Paso Robles, California, February 27 – 29, 2020. The conference is currently looking for workshop proposals for the farmers’ market manager track. Submit a workshop proposal today by November 1 2019. Learn more.