2019 Young Farmers Conference has ended
Welcome to the 2019 Young Farmers Conference! Please be sure to register for each session you plan to attend, as capacity is limited. Also make sure to edit your schedule if you decide you no longer want to attend a session so that others have a chance to add it to their schedule.

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Nikiko Masumoto

Masumoto Family Farm
farmer and artist
Del Rey, CA
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 UT Austin. In an agricultural world where 86% of farmers are men, most landowners are white, and few are queer, she employs art and creativity to access her power as an organic farmer. An emphasis on creating deeply engaging and transformative experiences has fueled her work on the farm and in her community. She’s co-authored two books: The Perfect Peach (a cookbook) and Changing Season. You can catch a slice of her performance work in a TEDx talk from 2015.