The first annual Alumni Network event and RIFT + Veteran Farmer Training graduation ceremony

November 5, 2021
Kutztown, Pennsylvania

This is it—your opportunity to join us back where it all started! We’ve built this event for the many generations of individuals who launched their journeys in regenerative organic agriculture with Rodale Institute internship and training programs.

Join us in celebrating the graduating class of 2021 training program participants who are about to embark on the next steps in their journey, while catching up with friends old and new.

The Alumni Network event is a free event for our valued alumni. Refreshments will be served. See below for more information and instructions on how to RSVP


Please RSVP to reserve your spot!


Friday, November 5th
Kutztown, PA 19530

Who: You + a growing community of alumni, staff, and partners.
What: A welcoming return to the farm. You’ll join us for the graduation ceremony of 2021 RIFT (Rodale Institute Farmer Training) and Veteran Farmer Training program participants, followed immediately by networking, conversation, and cocktails. During this hour, look forward to a few testimonials from your fellow alums and feel free to share your own honest reflection if you feel moved! Small plates of locally sourced organic foods and a bonfire will close out the night. You’ll leave with a special Rodale Institute Alumni hat and memories to continue to fuel your connection with the Rodale Institute family.

We encourage you to bring your business cards and welcome any information you’d like to bring about your farm, business, research, or organization.

When: 4 PM on Friday, November 5th

Where: Rodale Institute Headquarters, Bank Barn
611 Siegfriedale Rd. Kutztown, PA 1953

We believe this Alumni Network is a powerful, unique community of individuals advancing the regenerative agriculture movement, and we cannot wait to bring the network together. We hope you can join us!


For more information about this year’s Alumni Network event, please contact Meredith Beaton at