The First Years on the Farm or Ranch

Day One Breakout Track: The First Years on the Farm or Ranch – Tools, Perspectives and Lessons for Success


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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)