2014 Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference

9th Annual Conference


Thanks for your interest in the 9h Annual Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference. The conference will be held on February 1-2, 2014 in St. Paul at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1809 Buford Avenue, St. Paul.  We wll be providing parking vouchers for attendees.  

The Schedule is below!


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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