CUESA | Talk: Growing New Farmers

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market »

OPEN! Sat 8am–2pm | Tue & Thu 10am–2pm

Mission Community Market »

OPEN! Thu 3pm-7pm

Growing New Farmers

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The average age of the American farmer is steadily increasing, and new farmers are entering the profession much more slowly than older farmers are retiring. Who will grow food for the next generation? Join CUESA and a panel of experts to discuss 4-H, beginning farmer programs, the future of farming, and what it takes for an aspiring farmer to achieve the dream.


Kenny Baker, farmer/owner, Lonely Mountain Farm

Kiera Butler, author of Raise: What 4-H Teaches Seven Million Kids and How Its Lessons Could Change Food & Farming Forever

Jennifer Taylor, director of the Center for Land-Based Learning’s California Farm Academy

Evan Wiig, executive director of the Farmers Guild

The talk will be followed by a reception with farmers market refreshments and a book signing with Kiera Butler (books sold by Book Passage).

Location: Port Commission Hearing Room, second floor of the Ferry Building, on The Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco

Cost: $5 at the door

RSVP to reserve a spot.

Photo courtesy of Lonely Mountain Farm



CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to growing thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Learn More »