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Register Now: 11th Immigrant & Minority Farmers Conference – Jan. 30 & 31 in St. Paul

Posted on January 4, 2016

Minority and immigrant farmers are invited to participate in the 11th Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference (IMFC). The conference will be held on Saturday, January 302016 - 11th IMFC logo & Sunday, January 31 at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108. The conference is free to farmers. Language interpretation is available in Spanish, Hmong, Karen, Bhutanese, and Somali. The cost for other interested people is $60 for one day and $100 for both days.

Immigrants and women are the fastest growing sector of farmers. The conference supports these new and aspiring farmers and their contributions to building an adequate supply of local foods, local economic development and healthy communities. Hosted by a collaborative of farmers, volunteers, and government, nonprofit, and University of Minnesota personnel, the two-day conference provides education and resources to small farm operators, and fosters relationships between farmers and community partners.

Registration is on-line at http://2016imfc.eventbrite.com, or by calling Hli Xyooj at 651-223-5400. Registration closes January 18, but no farmers will be turned away. Interested farmers and community-based members who have questions should contact Mai Pakou Yang or Hli Xyooj at Farmers’ Legal Action Group (FLAG), at 651-223-5400 or imfconf@gmail.com.