CUESA Growing New Farmers Panel Discussion

Sunday, January 25, 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. To put it bluntly, the US farming population is aging and shrinking. Who will grow food for the next generation? Join CUESA and a panel of experts to discuss 4-H, beginning farmer programs, 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.

Port Commission Hearing Room, Ferry Building, 2nd Floor
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111