2014 Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference

9th Annual Conference


Thanks to everyone who helped make the 9h Annual Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference a success! The conference was held on February 1-2, 2014 in St. Paul at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1809 Buford Avenue, St. Paul.  

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Many thanks to our Visionary sponsors - we couldn't do this without you!
















Schedule for the Conference - subject to change

Saturday, February 1, 2014- Exhibits open from 8:00 am-3:30 pm


8:00                    Registration and Breakfast 

8:30-9:00            Welcome by sponsors 

9:00-9:30            Keynote Speaker Presentation-FSA Administer Juan Garcia


9:30-10:30          Visit exhibits


10:30-Noon         1-Soil Health: Preventing Soil Loss on Hilly Land 

                          2-Better Record Keeping for Your Farm 

                          3-Learn about Licensing: Selling Produce Someone Else Grew


Noon-1:30             Lunch and Panel of storytellers


1:45-3:15            4-Farming for Future Generation 

                          5-Organizations that can Help Your Farm 

                          6-Farm Safety with Chemical Use on Your Farm


3:30-4:30            7-Making Your Work Faster and Easier with Modern Hand Tools 

                          8-Growing Asparagus 

                          9-Farm Safety - Using Tractors and more


4:30-5:00             Gift Drawings and Certificates


Sunday, February 2, 2014- Exhibits open from 8:30 am-2:30 pm


8:00-8:45              Focus Group 1- Tell us About Your Experience at the Conference 

8:45-9:00              Breakfast and Welcome 

9:00-9:30              Keynote Speaker-Dr. Diane Wilson, Executive Director of Dream of Wild Health 

9:30-10:20            Visit Exhibits


10:30-Noon          10-Sustainable Farming-Transition to Organic Farming 

                           11-What is a Food Hub? How can I sell Wholesale? 

                           12-Efficient Water Management - Alternative Irrigation-Drip


Noon-1:15             Lunch and Storytelling Panel

                            Focus Group 2-Tell us About Your Experience at the Conference


1:30-2:30              13-High and Low Tunnels Can Help you Farm 

                             14- Open Space Network and Learning for Advanced Hmong Farmers 

                             15-Dealing with Difficult Customers


2:30-3:45              Gift Drawings and Attendance Certificates