Call for Proposals: National Farm Viability Conference
We are inviting proposals for conference sessions from agricultural service providers, capital providers, consultants and program managers who are working to advance the viability of farm and food enterprises.
Proposals are due March 1st and all proposers will be notified of the status of their proposal by April 10, 2017. Final decisions regarding which proposals are selected will be made by the host and advisory committees, and where appropriate, speakers may be asked to collaborate with others on the topic they propose.
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The conference will bring together professionals in the fields of farm and food business planning, financial planning, agricultural financing, farmland conservation, agricultural market development, and food hub management, and conference objectives are to:
- bring together a diverse group of professionals working to build business acumen in the agricultural sector, in order to network and learn from one another;
- highlight the importance of farm viability in the development of more sustainable, resilient and just local and regional food systems; and
- build a long-lasting network of farm viability professionals to broaden and further develop viability services for farmers and food producers.
Please note that we have a minimal budget to pay for speaker honorariums or transportation and lodging costs, and it is our intention that the majority of speakers and presenters are attendees of the conference. All speakers are offered a reduced registration fee for the conference of $150. If this is prohibitive, please make a note of that in the call for proposals submission or contact the conference organizers.
Who? The National Farm Viability Conference is geared towards professionals in the fields of farm and food business planning, financial planning, agricultural financing, farmland conservation, agricultural market development, and food hub management.
What? The conference is an opportunity to network and learn from other professionals in your field, develop new knowledge and skills, and visit farms and value-added processing facilities.
This year's conference is a collaboration between American Farmland Trust, The Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation, GrowNYC, and The Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program.
Visit farmviabilityconference.com for more information and to sign up for email updates.