Day One Breakout Track: The First Years on the Farm or Ranch – Tools, Perspectives and Lessons for Success
Breakout Session #1 – 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Discover some financial and market challenges that new farmers face and how to manage them.
Speakers: Paul Dietmann (Compeer Financial), Charlotte Smith (Champoeg Creamery), Kevin Klair (University of Minnesota)
Breakout Session #2 – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Hear from new farmers about their hurdles and successes.
Speakers: Erika Muhammad (Be and It Is Homestead), David Paulk (Sassafras Creek Organic Farm), Adam Reed (Victory Farm), Andy Hazzard (Hazzard Free Farm, Invited)
Breakout Session #3: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Explore what every farmer or rancher needs to know by hearing from established producers.
Speakers: Andre Barbour (Barbour Farms), Jeanne Carver (Imperial Stock Ranch), Joe Tomandl (Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship)