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Friday, December 6 • 9:15am - 12:15pm
So You've Attended YFC - Now What? Activating an Entrepreneurial Mindset

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This workshop will provide tools, tips, and maps to practice entrepreneurial leadership - so when the buzz of the Young Farmers Conference has worn out you won’t be stuck asking, now what? In this active workshop, participants will meet two California farmpreneurs, Jesse Smith and Nikiko Masumoto, who were part of the first cohort of the Stone Barns Farmer Entrepreneurship Intensive (2018). They will each share key components of their entrepreneurial practice in their operations (one based in regenerative ranching, the other in organic farming). Participants will learn about unlocking place-based leadership, how to look at holistic decision-making, practice telling the story of place, and develop a plan to enact goals and dreams articulated during the Young Farmers Conference.



Speakers
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Nikiko Masumoto

farmer and artist, Masumoto Family Farm
Nikiko is a yonsei (4th generation) farmer at the Masumoto Family Farm. Though she grew up on her family’s peach farm, she came to farming herself through a journey that included a B.A. in Gender and Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley and a MA in Performance as Public Practice at... Read More →
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Jesse Smith

Director of Land Stewardship, White Buffalo Land Trust


Friday December 6, 2019 9:15am - 12:15pm EST
West Haybarn