SFA Executive Director John Mesko (right) spoke about SFA’s farmer-to-farmer networking at the second annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation conference on Nov. 6 at the UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles. An excerpt from the Seedstock recap:
“The day continued with a panel on growing new farmers. The panel, moderated by new farmer Paul Greive of Primal Pastures looked at the challenges of attracting new talent and the reasons why a new farmer should choose to embrace sustainable practices. ‘Why should farmers get into sustainable ag? Because it’s the only type of ag that will exist in the future,’ said panelist John Mesko of the Sustainable Farming Association.”
The event featured a broad lineup of speakers from urban agriculture experts, sustainable farmers and aquaponics entrepreneurs to investors, crowdfunding experts and organic and local buyers and distributors. Read the whole recap here.
The magazine profiled SFA state board treasurer Josh Reinitz’s family farm in 2012.