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(Formerly Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference)


When: Friday, January 25 - Saturday, January 26, 2019

Where:
 University of Minnesota Continuing Education & Conference Center,
1890 Buford Ave., St. Paul, MN.


Who:
 FREE for Farmers!  
The Emerging Farmers Conference serves to advance the success and sustainability of farmers who traditionally face barriers to the education and resources necessary to build profitable agricultural businesses.

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*Special!* We are offering a special add-on seminar for EFC attendees on FARMLAND ACCESS, Friday, January 25th, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is food provided?

Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided on Saturday.

  • Is language interpretation available?

Language interpretation is based on registration and historically has been available in Hmong, Karen, Somali, Nepali, and Spanish. We do our best to accommodate all farmers but cannot guarantee interpretation for last-minute registrations.

  • I'm from out of town. Where should I stay?

There is a block of hotel rooms reserved at the Radisson Hotel Roseville, 2540 N. Cleveland Avenue, Roseville, MN until January 18, 2019. To receive the reduced rate of $114/night, call (888) 333-3333 before January 18th and reserve your room under the block “EFC.” The hotel has shuttle service available to and from the conference center and a restaurant onsite. Please arrange shuttle service with the hotel.

  • What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

*Parking is available in Parking Lot S104, the parking lot bordering the east side of the Conference Center. The parking fee is $6.00 per day.

Driving directions and map to the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

From I-694 take 35W south to the Cleveland Avenue exit (Note: exit to the left). Follow Cleveland Avenue to Larpenteur Avenue. Go east (left) on Larpenteur to Gortner, turn south (right) on Gortner, and go to Buford Avenue. Turn east (left) on Buford Avenue to the parking area.

From I-35W take the Highway 36 exit and turn south on Cleveland Avenue to Larpenteur Avenue. Go east (left) on Larpenteur to Gortner, turn south (right) on Gortner, and go to Buford Avenue. Turn east (left) on Buford Avenue to the parking area.

From downtown St. Paul: Go west on I-94 to Snelling Ave. Go north on Snelling Ave. to Larpenteur Avenue. Go west (left) on Larpenteur to Gortner, turn south (left) on Gortner, and go to Buford Avenue. Turn east (left) on Buford Avenue to the parking area.

From downtown Minneapolis: Go east on I-94 to MN-280, exit number 236. (Note: exit to the left.) Merge onto MN-280 north. Exit at Larpenteur Ave. Take Larpenteur east (right) to Gortner (third traffic light). Turn south (right) on Gortner and go to Buford Avenue. Turn east (left) on Buford Avenue to the parking area.

  • Who can I contact with questions?

Emily Squyres, Minnesota Food Association: info@mnfoodassociaition.org; (651) 433-3676.