The 2nd Annual Beginning Farmer and Rancher Conference will take place Feb. 18-20, 2012, in Grand Rapids, Mich., at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel & DeVos Place Convention Center.
The conference is presented by the American Farm Bureau Federation and Start2Farm.gov.
Beginning farmers and ranchers interested in all types of agriculture are encouraged to attend. Farm Bureau membership is not required.
The conference provides an opportunity for attendees to network with other farmers from around the country and learn from experts about how to start and maintain a thriving farm or ranch business.
The registration fee of $250 per person includes conference materials, farm tours and meals for Saturday lunch, Sunday lunch and dinner, and Monday lunch and dinner. Attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations.
The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Conference will be held in conjunction with the annual American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference.
Attendees at both conferences will have the opportunity to attend sessions at the other meeting.
For more information, including online registration and hotel information, visit http://2012bfrconference.eventbrite.com
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