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The Farmers’ Museum Conference on Food & Farming 2016

  • The Farmer's Museum 5775 New York 80 Cooperstown, NY, 13326 United States (map)

The mission of The Farmers’ Museum’s annual conference A Celebration of Our Agricultural Community is to inform and inspire farmers as well as the public, unifying and driving the agricultural economy in Central New York. 

The Farmers’ Museum recognizes the importance of contemporary farming and is committed to providing resources and networking opportunities for regional farmers to connect with information, potential partners, and prospective customers. The Farmers’ Museum desires to be an active member of the farming community, educating people about useful practices from both yesterday and today. 

At the same time, this conference will empower the public to become engaged consumers, providing opportunities for people to learn more and get involved.  It is in fostering a deeper appreciation for and understanding of the various processes involved in farming, as well as the issues farmers face today, that we support and stimulate the agricultural evolution that is so vital to the health and well-being of our citizens, our animals, and our land.  We start local to go global, becoming a dynamic force in the agricultural movement that will shape the 21st century.

With a focus on the theme Climate Change & Its Impact on Farming in Central New York in 2016, the conference will provide essential tools and inspiration to take positive action:  Farmers will have the latest and best information to grow their businesses and products in exciting ways, while also broadening capabilities and capturing a new customer base.  General attendees will learn how to better their families and their communities by making informed choices about their food and recreation. 

Free for all to attend! Space is limited. To reserve a spot, please register here.

Farmers and agricultural partners are invited to share their products or information at the conference for a small fee; contact Barbara Luhmann at (888) 547-1461.