New Farmer U

Jumpstart your farm business at the all-in-one
beginning farmer conference!
Education, connections, resources!

Wisconsin | April 27-29, 2018
Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells

$125 for training, lodging & all meals
$25 discount for farm partners

Registration is closed.

Farm Machinery 101

New Farmer U – Wisconsin Dells | April 27-29, 2018
Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center

MOSES and Renewing the Countryside are excited to partner with Land Stewardship Project to bring New Farmer U home to Wisconsin! Prepare yourself for a weekend of learning and networking with other farmers at a lovely outdoor learning center in the Wisconsin Dells. Consider taking a full-day pre-course to gain ground on your farm finances or produce food safety plan.

View the weekend’s program here.

Schedule

Friday, April 27

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Supper

5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Chair Massage Available – Laura Grosewisch, Grounded Vitality

6:30 p.m. Workshop Session + Networking
Leadership + Policy – Dela Ends, Scotch Hill Farm + Dori Eder, Land Stewardship Project


Saturday, April 28

7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Chair Massage Available – Laura Grosewisch, Grounded Vitality

7:30 a.m. Breakfast 

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Workshop Session
Farm Business Planning – Paul Dietmann, Compeer Financial
Land Access 101 + Financing – Brett Olson, Renewing the Countryside + Lauren Langworthy, MOSES

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Workshop Session
Building a Resilient Farm – Keefe Keeley, Savanna Institute
Multi-Species Grazing – Jacob Marty, Green Fire Farm

12 p.m. – 1:30 Lunch + Table Topics
Resources for Women in Sustainable & Organic Agriculture, Lisa Kivirist
Running Your Farm on Renewable Energy, John Ivanko
Farm Law 10-minute Consultation, Stephen Carpenter
Healthy Movement, Laura Gosewisch
What Equipment Do I Need? Tom Manley

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Farmer Panel
Rachel Henderson, Mary Dirty Face Farm
Annelie Livingston-Anderson, Good Turn Farm
Jacob Marty, Green Fire Farm

 

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Workshop Session
Farm Law – Stephen Carpenter, Farmers’ Legal Action Group
Organic Certification – Chris Barnier

5 – 6 p.m. Supper 

5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Chair Massage Available – Laura Grosewisch, Grounded Vitality

6:30 – 8 p.m. Farmer Trivia + Social Networking
Snacks + Bring your own adult beverage!


Sunday, April 29

7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Chair Massage Available – Laura Grosewisch, Grounded Vitality

7:30 a.m. Breakfast 

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Workshop Session
Creative Marketing: Orange Cat Farm Story – Laura Mortimore, Orange Cat Farm
Balancing Farming + Life – Kat Becker, Cattail Organics

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Workshop Session
Come and Get it…and Stay Awhile! On-Farm Food Service + Cottage Food Law + Agrotourism  – Lisa Kivirist + John Ivanko, Inn Serendipity, Brett Olson, Renewing the Countryside
Farm Mechanics 101 – Tom Manley, MOSES

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

12 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Chair Massage Available – Laura Grosewisch, Grounded Vitality

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Workshop Session
Soil Fertility Building – Paul Burkhouse, Foxtail Farm
The Business of Flower Farming – Erin Schneider, Hilltop Community Farm

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Join us to jumpstart your farm!

Email Jennifer Nelson with questions.
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2017 Completed Events

New Farmer U – Iowa | Nov. 10-12, 2017

Iowa New Farmer U program

New Farmer U – Illinois | Dec. 8-10, 2017

New Farmer U Illinois Program

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New Farmer U is supported by NIFA, USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (2015-70017-24092).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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