Start2Farm Together Illinois

Start2Farm Together Illinois 2014

Farming's Future - Advancing New Farmer Training Programs in the US

At Start2Farm Together, beginning farmer and rancher educators and service providers come together to share resources and best practices. 

The Event will take place at the Illinois Farm Bureau in Bloomington, IL on April 15 and 16, 2014.  

Registration is $25.00 and includes the conference and two lunches.  

Start2Farm Together supports beginning farmer and rancher training. The successful future of Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (BFRs) rests in the ability of educators and service providers like yourself to effectively meet the needs of BFRs by instituting training programs and other services.  The Start2Farm Together program brings together trainers and service providers, to share resources and best practices, as well as identify any resource gaps.

This event is hosted by Start2Farm headquartered at the USDA’s National Agricultural Library, American Farm Bureau Federation, Illinois Farm Bureau, University of Illinois Extension and Illinois Department of Agriculture with support from Farm Credit Network.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (All day) to Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (All day)


Illinois Farm Bureau Auditorium 1701 Towanda Avenue Bloomington, IL 61701

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Additional Information

Lodging: Conference attendees can stay at Bloomington Chateau, 1601 Jumer Dr, Bloomington, IL (309) 662-2020.  Link to Chateau:  A block of rooms have been reserved at $69.00 per night.  Hotel registrants need to ask for "Start2Farm" when reserving rooms.  The room block is reserved until March 7, 2014.

Travel Assistance: A small number of travel stipends are available for those who would not otherwise be able to attend Start2Farm Together. Recipients will be reimbursed after the event for their travel and lodging up to $1000. Applications for the travel stipend can be found below

It is fundamental to the mission and success of Start2Farm to provide assistance and information to all beginning farmers and ranchers regardless of operation size, production practices, race, gender, or ethnicity.

The Start2Farm site and program are a project of the National Agricultural Library in partnership with the American Farm Bureau Federation. Start2Farm is funded through a grant from the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) Beginning Farming and Ranching Development Program and was developed to assist people new to farming or ranching.

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