GROW Urban Agriculture Conference

Wednesday, August 16th, 2023

Announcing the national GROW Urban Agriculture Conference

  • Are you interested in developing multidisciplinary urban agriculture research or education (REE) projects?
  • Are you interested in connecting with others interested in developing integrated REE proposals?
  • Do you want broader impacts from your research, Extension, and/or education work around urban agriculture?
  • Do you want assistance with creating competitive urban ag and integrated REE funding proposals?

Join others with similar interests at the inaugural virtual GROW Urban Agriculture Conference

The GROW (Generating Research Opportunities Workshop) Urban Agriculture Conference strives to enhance urban agriculture and food systems through developing collaborative proposals that tackle critical issues. Working at the intersection of urban agriculture and food systems, we seek to identify value chain concerns and assess their economic, social, and environmental impacts on communities. Join us as we support the development of interdisciplinary REE proposals, bridging disciplinary and geographic divides.

The GROW Urban Agriculture virtual conference is designed to engage researchers, Extension professionals, educators, industry representatives, and community collaborators in the development of integrated urban agriculture funding proposals. During this conference interdisciplinary teams will collaborate to create creative an effective proposals rather than spend resources competing against one another. This conference will occur in three phases:

Phase I: November 1-3, 2023, will focus on developing teams,

Phase II: November 4, 2023 to January 16, 2024, will be a time for teams to work together on proposals at their own pace, and

Phase III: January 17-19, 2024, will include an opportunity for teams to present their proposals to a mock grant review panel and have time to incorporate and refine their proposals.

Registration is required, but there is no cost to participate. This conference is supported by a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant.