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2018 BFLN Summit



Please join us for the 2018 Northeast Beginning Farmer Learning Network (BFLN) Summit, a regional convening of beginning farmer service providers!

The 2018 Summit will be held at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in College Park, Maryland on Thursday, January 11, 2018.  The summit brings together beginning farmer service providers from across the region to discuss best practices, policy, and emerging trends in beginning farmer training.  This one-day summit is held annually and rotates through the winter farming conference circuit. In 2018, Future Harvest CASA will host the summit in partnership with the Cornell Small Farms Program.  Here's a look ahead at the agenda!


  • Attendees will receive complimentary breakfast in the morning and beverage service throughout the day. Lunch will be "On Your Own" and can be purchased at conveniently located on-site food trucks or at the hotel restaurent. 
  • Specially discounted room rates are available at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center for BFLN attendees. If you would like to reserve a room, please go to: Book your group rate for Future Harvest CASA - Annual 2018 .
  • Discounted tickets are also available for BFLN attendees to join Future Harvest CASA's 2-day main conference being held in the same location on Friday, January 12th and Saturday, January 13th. These discounted tickets are available for purchase at the end of BFLN registration in Check Out. 

If you have any questions related to either the BFLN Summit or the Future Harvest CASA Conference, please email Shannon Varley at: or call 410.549.7878. 

The 2018 BFLN Summit is made possible with the generous support of Nick and Gardiner Lapham