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Sign up today! Beginning Farmer Lunchtime Learning Webinars

The Northeast Beginning Farmer Project is pleased to announce the remaining two webinars in the Summer Lunchtime Learning Series: Alternative Farm Financing and Serving Diverse Beginning Farmer Audiences. The 1 hour webinars are for beginning farmers and service providers. The webinars are free to attend, but please register here.
**Please note the date change for the second webinar: originally scheduled for Aug 20, it will now be held on Aug 27, 12-1:30pm EST**
Land Access (part 2): Farm Financing Alternatives
Mon, July 23, 12-1pm EST
Ben Waterman, VT New Farmer Project. This is the second part of the land access webinar, and focuses on emerging financing strategies, including alternative financing for land access as well as topics covered in the new book, Guide to Financing the Community Supported Farm, such as legal/accounting considerations, promissory notes, and multi-year CSAs.
Is Your New Farmer Support Inclusive? Cultural Competency for Organizations Serving Diverse Beginning Farmer Audiences
NOTE NEW DATE: Mon. Aug 27, 12-1:30pm EST
Gail Myers, Farms to Grow Inc. (Oakland, CA) and Joanna Green and Millie Gustafson, Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming. Do you wish your organization’s audience was more diverse, but aren’t sure how to accomplish this? Gail will present strategies for any organization wishing to ensure their programs meet the needs of ethnically and socially diverse audiences. Joanna and Millie will share their experiences working diversity into the ethic and realities of Groundswell’s new farmer programs. We really hope you will join us for this frank and open dialogue about serving *all* new farmers.
Register for either or both sessions here!
These webinars are offered for beginning farmers and service providers by the Cornell Small Farms Program through their Northeast Beginning Farmers Project, with funding support from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. For more information, call Erica Frenay at 607-255-9911 or email ejf5@cornell.edu.
For more information about small farms, visit www.smallfarms.cornell.edu For more information about beginning farmers, visit www.nebeginningfarmers.org

Violet Stone

Violet Stone

Violet is the coordinator of the Baskets to Pallets project, which seeks to prepare small and mid-sized farmers to enter intermediated market channels such as food hubs, groceries, schools and cooperatives.  She also serves as the NY SARE Coordinator and can help farmers and educators navigate NESARE grant opportunities.
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