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The Emerging Farmers Conference is a collaborative event organized by local, state, and federal organizations, led by Big River Farms, a program of the Food Group.

Planning Committee Members

Bekah Kropp Big River Farms

Eli Goodwell Renewing the Countryside

Erika Resendiz Alonso Fond du Lac Tribal Community College

Kaitlyn Walsh

KaZoua Berry Big River Farms

Lucinda Winter Sustainable Farming Association

Nan Roberts Conference Volunteer (since year 1!)

Nikki Crowe Fond du Lac Reservation

Rodrigo Cala Cala Farm

Zoe Hollomon Midwest Farmers of Color Collective

Dan Mahoney Farm Service Agency

Eric Wilson Community Member

Hindolo Pakawa Sierra Leone Foundation for New Democracy

Karl Hakanson UMN Extension

Lillian Otieno MN Dept of Agriculture

Michael Chaney Project Sweetie Pie, Midwest Farmers of Color Collective

Natalie Hoidal UMN Extension

Pilar Ingram Land Stewardship Project

Shannon Kesner MN Dept of Agriculture