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Indoor Agriculture Energy Solutions Conference

February 24-26, 2020
San Diego, California
The Indoor Agriculture Energy Solutions Conference is a key touchstone in shaping the future of energy policies and utility programs for controlled environment agriculture, drawing from the lessons of early models emerging in cannabis cultivation and extending to the rapidly scaling greenhouse and vertical-farming sectors.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Conference

February 24-25, 2020
Denver, Colorado
The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association's sixth annual conference is designed for all commercial produce growers in Colorado. The organization invites fruit and vegetable growers throughout Colorado of all scales, marketing channels, and production practices to attend.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Hazelnut Informational Meeting

February 24, 2020
Rochester, Minnesota
The Southern Minnesota Hazelnut Grower Cluster is holding a free informational meeting. Growers are invited to come and learn about the emerging Midwest hazelnut industry and how to get involved.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Small Farm & Ranch Webinar Series: Capturing Consumer Demand for Local Food

February 24, 2020
Online
Cultivating Success offers a free lunchtime webinar series designed to help you explore, strengthen, or expand your small farm or ranch operation. This webinar will provide insight into consumer interests and demand for local food and characteristics of local food important to restaurant and retail buyers.
In: Online

 

West Georgia Small Farm Conference

February 26-27, 2020
Waco, Georgia
This conference is a two-day event designed for anyone who is operating a small farm. Topics include honey bee production, small business development, crop scheduling, nuisance wildlife, understanding different ag agencies, small ruminants, vegetable pests, and irrigation. The event will conclude with local farm tours. This event is free for the first 120 registrants.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Farm Journal Hemp College

February 26, 2020
Portland, Oregon
At Farm Journal Hemp College, experts will discuss the best agronomic practices for hemp production and will also touch upon marketing, legal considerations, and policy news.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Delmarva Soil Summit

February 26-27, 2020
Georgetown, Delaware
Whether you farm two acres or 2,000 acres, the Delmarva Soil Summit will deliver information that's relevant to your farm's scale and production type. National experts and local researchers will present in learning tracks and farmer panels for both large-scale commodity farmers and small-scale diversified growers.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Connecticut Hemp Conference and Trade Show

February 26, 2020
South Windsor, Connecticut
The Connecticut Hemp Conference and Trade Show will bring together advocates, cultivators, and businesses interested in the industry. The conference will cover healthy soils practices, local policy and regulations, Connecticut field trial results, as well as innovative production markets. The event will be a valuable resource for local producers and farmers who are seeking connections in the state as well as knowledge about local issues and opportunities.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Cultivating Your Farm's Future: farm succession and estate planning

February 26, 2020
DePere, Wisconsin
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension will host workshops in seven locations in January 2020, providing information and resources on farm succession and estate planning. Participants will have an opportunity to meet individually with speakers, including attorneys and tax specialists to ask specific questions about their situations.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Drones as a Scouting Tool

February 26, 2020
Online
This free webinar is part of the Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Wednesday Webinar Series. Attend this webinar to learn about drone and camera types, the ease of operation, and when to fly row crops. After this presentation you will be able to make an informed decision on whether drones fit your operation, and the most affordable option to buy.
In: Online

 

Planning for On-Farm Success: Managing Farm Risks

February 26, 2020
Missoula, Ronan, Havre, Hardin, Anaconda, and Forsyth, Montana
Community Food & Agriculture Coalition is presenting a series of Planning for On-Farm Success evening workshops in January and February. Workshops take place simultaneously in several Montana communities. In this session, Professor Eric Belasco will talk about business risk that impacts farmers and ranchers and share his research on the value of USDA-RMA Whole Farm Revenue Protection for small farms.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Local Food Connects Conference

February 27-28, 2020
Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Local Food Connects Conference will bring together market managers, farmers, and local food advocates from across New Mexico for two days of information sharing, resources, and inspiration.
In: Western SARE Region

 

California Small Farm Conference

February 27-29, 2020
Paso Robles, California
At the 32nd annual California Small Farm Conference, farmers, ranchers and local food advocates will gather to explore hot topics in sustainable agriculture, work to bridge field and fork, sharpen their skills, network and give voice to those growing a more resilient food system from the soil up. Pre-conference events include intensive trainings, field days, and tours. The main conference includes educational workshops, panels, interactive forums, and networking opportunities. A Spanish-language track and a farmers market track are among the topics offered. This year's theme, "Strength through Diversity," honors the resilience of diversity in our agricultural systems.
In: Western SARE Region

 

MOSES Organic Farming Conference

February 27-29, 2020
LaCrosse, Wisconsin
MOSES Organic Farming Conference is the country's largest educational event on organic farming. It features 60 workshops over six sessions, 10 full-day classes, a two-floor trade show, organic meals, and round-table discussions, plus more opportunities to network. Whether you're certified organic, using organic practices on your sustainable farm, or considering the switch to organic, you'll find information, resources, and connections to help you succeed.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Saturated Media Extract

February 27, 2020
Online
This event is part of the University of Illinois Extension weekly educational series for the small farm community. This series provides practical knowledge on emerging topics that advance local food production in Illinois. Online presentations will give small farm producers a look at how leading practices in production, management, and marketing enable operations to improve profitability and sustainability. For decades the Saturated Media Extract (SME) test has been a routine method used for greenhouse bench crops growing in soil-less mixes and also in irrigated arid production systems. SME represents an option to monitor and manage nutrients at the water-soluble level.
In: Online

 

Defend your Flock from Poultry Disease: Know the Signs & How to Respond

February 27, 2020
Online
In this free webinar from USDA APHIS' Defend the Flock program, learn about preventing poultry disease with USDA/APHIS veterinarians and state poultry experts.
In: Online

 

Basics of Nut Production

February 27, 2020
Online
This webinar is part of Diversifying Production on Small Farms--A Webinar Series about Opportunities, presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture. In this five-part webinar series, experts provide overviews of diverse enterprises that might work for your business. Registration is $25 for entire series, or $6 per webinar.
In: Online

 

Pennsylvania Veteran Farming Conference

February 28, 2020
Boalsburg, Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Veteran Farming Conference focuses on "Growing Your Veteran Farm of Agribusiness." Sessions include an overview of USDA resources, business planning, risk management in agritourism, considerations for nonprofit farms, and a marketing case study.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Kansas Farmers Market Regional Workshop

February 28, 2020
Beloit, Kansas
This day-long workshop is one of six in February offered by From the Land of Kansas. The agenda includes presentations, producer panels, and training on marketing, market management, regulations, and more.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Meat Quality and Value Added Products Workshop

February 28, 2020
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Penn State Extension offers this free workshop where participants will get a better understanding of meat cuts, meat quality issues, and ways to add value to lambs and goats. The workshop includes a lamb carcass cutting demonstration.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Livestock Production for Beginning Farmers

February 28, 2020
Kingston, New York
This course is offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension as part of a series for new and aspiring land owners/lessees and beginning farmers. The class will include everything from keeping animals for domestic use to small and mid-scale commercial animal operations. It will cover production and marketing considerations for the most common livestock types (cattle, small ruminants, pigs, and poultry) as well as how to designing your farm to make the best use of your current resources.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

New Hampshire Grazing Conference

February 29, 2020
Concord, New Hampshire
Granite State Graziers' annual New Hampshire Grazing Conference will cover topics ranging from pastured poultry and swine to marketing farm-raised meats.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Northern Connecticut Agriculture Summit

February 29, 2020
Enfield, Connecticut
"Farming for Your Future" will offer educational seminars for current and prospective farmers. Topics include healthy soil, farmer grants, beekeeping, hemp, protecting assets, and much more.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

High Tunnel Workshop

February 29, 2020
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
In this one-day workshop from Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, participants will learn about high tunnel selection and purchasing, managing the growing environment, crop selection, and varieties. This workshop will include a tour of Xanadu Farm, showcasing several types of high tunnels in production.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Kansas Farmers Market Regional Workshop

February 29, 2020
Leoti, Kansas
This day-long workshop is one of six in February offered by From the Land of Kansas. The agenda includes presentations, producer panels, and training on marketing, market management, regulations, and more.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

NOFA Rhode Island Winter Conference

March 1, 2020
Bristol, Rhode Island
Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) of Rhode Island's 7th annual conference offers a full day of workshops with nationally recognized speakers in organic and sustainable agriculture. The agenda includes influential speakers from across Rhode Island and New England, networking sessions, the annual meeting, and a delicious potluck meal.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Michigan Farmers Market Conference

March 3-4, 2020
Lansing, Michigan
This annual conference brings together the numerous individuals necessary to create and support a thriving marketplace for local food and farm products in Michigan. It includes market managers, farmers, vendors, volunteers, non-profit and municipal employees, as well as people involved in local food systems work. Engaging educational sessions, roundtable discussions, and excellent networking and exhibitor opportunities will offer up-to-date information on timely topics related to farmers market cultivation and management.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Montana Water Summit

March 3-4, 2020
Helena, Montana
The second biennial Montana Water Summit explores hot issues and solutions at the land and water nexus. Can we meet the needs of a growing population and adapt to climate change by more thoughtfully integrating land and water management and policy? Yes! Solutions, though complex, abound at both regional and local scales. NCAT's Dave Scott will speak on a panel at the summit.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Farmers Market Managers Conference

March 3-4, 2020
Kingston, New York
To help farmers markets find their way through the maze of new trends and consumer behaviors, the Board of the Farmers Market Federation of NY announces the 2020 NYS Farmers Market Managers Conference, "Building Markets that Meet the Needs of our Stakeholders." The conference will look at a number of ways that markets can identify consumer behavior changes and work toward a balance of consumer and farmer needs.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Financial Fitness for Farmers: Part 1

March 3, 2020
Online
This free webinar is part of Cultivating Success' Small Farm & Ranch Webinar Series. This webinar will focus on Balance Sheets for small farmers and ranchers. Part 1 is the first webinar in a four-part mini-series that will focus on how to develop financial forms to assess farm enterprise profitability. The mini-series continues with sessions on March 10, 17, and 24, 2020.
In: Online

 

FSMA Food Safety Inspection Resources and Updates for California Produce Growers

March 3, 2020
Online
Join the CCOF Foundation, California Department of Food and Agriculture, and Community Alliance with Family Farmers and the Farmers Guild for a free webinar that provides updates on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule inspection process in California, as well as shares resources produce farmers can use to get into FSMA compliance.
In: Online

 

Pasture Improvement with Sarah Flack—Graziers' Toolbox (Part 3)

March 3, 2020
Online
Join Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) and grazing expert Sarah Flack for part 3 of a three-part series on strategies for pasture management and improvement. The webinar is free.
In: Online

 

Small Grains Conference

March 4-5, 2020
Springfield, Illinois
Practical Farmers of Iowa offers an opportunity to learn about growing small grains, cover cropping, and the benefits of an extended rotation. The conference has 12 breakout sessions that include topics such as integrating animals with a small grains operation, marketing small grains, the agronomy behind successfully raising small grains, and more.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Urban & Small Farms Conference

March 4-5, 2020
West Valley, Utah
Utah State University Diversified Agriculture presents the 8th annual Urban & Small Farms Conference. This conference is perfect for specialty crop producers engaged in direct marketing, including CSAs, farmers markets, and other outlets, as well as commercial growers who are seeking the most up-to-date research on crop production and pest management. There are also workshops for beginning farmers and farmers deciding what they want to grow and how to develop their own marketing strategy and business plan.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Organic Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila

March 4, 2020
Online
Join eOrganic for an update on organic management of Spotted Wing Drosophila based on recent research. It will summarize findings of the research conducted by a multi-regional team funded by USDA-NIFA through OREI, on organically approved strategies including behavioral, cultural, biological, and chemical tactics to manage Spotted Wing Drosophila.
In: Online

 

Indiana Small Farm Conference

March 5-7, 2020
Danville, Indiana
The Indiana Small Farm Conference begins with a series of daylong workshops on March 5. Topics include writing a food safety plan, vegetable crop planning, mushroom cultivation, biological orcharding, and two tours: agri-tourism and livestock processing. Breakout sessions on March 6-7 will cover topics ranging from vegetable and livestock production to farm management and marketing. Participants will have an opportunity to network with Extension educators, expert speakers, other farmers, and vendors. A trade show and poster session are also on the schedule.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Midwest Soil Health Summit

March 5, 2020
Elk River, Minnesota
Sustainable Farming Association presents the 2020 Midwest Soil Health Summit: Farm as Reflection of Farmer. The summit will feature two educational tracks—Silvopasture and Agronomics—plus keynote speakers Jon Stika and John Mesko.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Practices Supporting Sustainable and Economic Cotton Production

March 5, 2020
Online
In this free webinar, a farmer and two conservationists (including NCAT's Rex Dufour) will discuss conservation practices available to cotton farmers. They will address weed control benefits, increasing water-use efficiency, and reducing the need for chemical fertilizers. If you are interested in reducing costs while maintaining yields, this webinar is for you.
In: Online

 

Selling through Food Hubs and Co-ops: A Growers Perspective

March 5, 2020
Online
This event is part of the University of Illinois Extension weekly educational series for the small farm community. This series provides practical knowledge on emerging topics that advance local food production in Illinois. Online presentations will give small farm producers a look at how leading practices in production, management, and marketing enable operations to improve profitability and sustainability.
In: Online

 

Adding Poultry to Your Small Farm

March 5, 2020
Online
This webinar is part of Diversifying Production on Small Farms--A Webinar Series about Opportunities, presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture. In this five-part webinar series, experts provide overviews of diverse enterprises that might work for your business. Registration is $25 for entire series, or $6 per webinar.
In: Online

 

Organic Growers School Spring Conference

March 6-8, 2020
Mars Hill, North Carolina
The Spring Conference is a one-of-a-kind event that offers regionally specific workshops on organic growing and sustainable living. The agenda features full-day pre-conference workshops, as well as weekend workshops in 17 themed tracks including beginning and experienced farming, livestock, poultry, and soils.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Growing a Stronger Economy Through Local Food Entrepreneurship

March 6, 2020
Tampa, Florida
Florida Organic Growers is offering a one-day symposium in several Florida locations. These are one-day events including speakers, training, and workshops aimed at educating and providing resources to small business owners in direct-to-consumer agricultural and food entrepreneurship in Florida.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

OAK Conference

March 6-7, 2020
Louisville, Kentucky
Organic Association of Kentucky's (OAK) annual conference is "Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms: Reshaping Kentucky with Organics." The conference covers an array of organic production topics, regenerative agriculture, livestock management, marketing, homesteading, and food systems change making. Hear from experienced farmers and national speakers covering a range of topics in sessions, short courses, and keynotes.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Farm to Table Expo at the Home & Garden Show

March 6-15, 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The 14th Annual Farm to Table Expo is part of the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show. This event celebrates the region's locally grown and produced food and beverages. There will be more than 60 local food vendors and 10 days of speakers and demonstrations. Seasonal cooking demonstrations, gardening, and information about the nutritional value of local food are presented by local experts.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Midwest School for Beginning Apple Growers

March 6-8, 2020
Madison, Wisconsin
The intensive three-day course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison demonstrates what it takes to set up and run a successful orchard business. Topics include soil fertility, pest management, business planning, risk management, recordkeeping, marketing, and economics. Grower-instructors primarily teach the course, with featured presentations and hands-on labs by UW faculty and other specialists. This course is intended for people who are serious about starting an orchard business in the Midwest.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Cultivating Your Legally Resilient Farm Workshop

March 6, 2020
Cambridge, Minnesota
The East Central Chapter of the Sustainable Farming Association is hosting Farm Commons' "Cultivating Your Legally Resilient Farm" workshop, delivered by their staff of farm law experts and three local farmer co-presenters. The day-long workshop is framed around the 10 steps every farm needs to take to build legal resilience. You'll leave this workshop with a personal action plan for your own farm.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Crop Planning With FarmOS

March 6, 2020
Online
This free webinar from PASA will introduce FarmOS: a free, flexible, and powerful web-based tool for managing farm records for everything from crop planning and pest management to livestock inventories. By participating in this webinar, you'll understand how to get started using FarmOS to improve whole farm management.
In: Online

 

OrganiConn

March 7, 2020
Middletown, Connecticut
Connecticut NOFA's 38th Annual Winter Conference is the largest gathering of organic farming and food enthusiasts in Connecticut. It's the premier event in the state for farmers, gardeners, fans of organic food, and sustainability enthusiasts. The schedule features workshops, networking, and keynote Niaz Dorry.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Indigenous Permaculture Training Course

March 7, 14-21, and 28, 2020
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Northeastern State University's Center for Tribal Studies is conducting a "Restoring and Reclaiming Indigenous Agriculture" project. The project will combine mainstream permaculture design curriculum with indigenous knowledge and practice. The goal is to provide aspiring and amateur American Indian farmers training in permaculture design, with an emphasis on traditional/Indigenous practices. There is an application process for being selected as there are a limited number of spots available for the training. For the selected participants, there will be an eight-day intensive residential training that will take place at Camp Sevenstar on Lake Tenkiller (March 14-21), with two additional training days on NSU's Tahlequah campus (March 7 and March 28).
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Free the Seeds!

March 7, 2020
Kalispell, Montana
The 5th annual Free the Seeds! provides community-powered opportunities to build a sustainable and resilient future through real seeds, real food, and real skills. The fair will open with the seed swap and vendor booths at 9 am. The seed swap runs from 9am to noon. Workshops, booths, and kids' activities will be held 10 am3:30 pm. Free the Seeds! is a program of Farm Hands—Nourish the Flathead.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Fresh Produce and Pathogenic Microbiology

March 9, 2020
Online
This free webinar is part of the Small Farm & Ranch Webinar Series from Cultivating Success. This webinar with Stephanie Smith, Washington State University, discusses ways produce can become contaminated, the source and types of pathogens that often contaminate produce, and ways to prevent contamination.
In: Online

 

National Good Food Network Conference

March 10-13, 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana
Join the Wallace Center, New Orleans-based partner Propeller, and more than 500 food systems leaders for the National Good Food Network Conference, a chance to build skills and share expertise, engage in a dynamic conversation about the past and present of food systems work, and plot a new course for the future. The 2020 NGFN Conference is looking to take food-systems change and movement building to the next level. It offers an opportunity to move towards "A More Just Vision: Collaborating on the Future of Good Food."
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Richard Mifflin Kleberg, Jr. Lectureship on Grazing Management

March 10-13, 2020
Ardmore, Oklahoma
Noble Research Institute and King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management present this advanced-level course for experienced grazing managers. This course provides students the tools to determine correct stocking rate—the ever-changing interface between plants and herbivores. Instructors will share from their wealth of grazing system experiences and emphasize the connection between strategic natural resource stewardship and achieving ranch goals. This lectureship will start participants down the trail to developing a sustainable grazing plan for their ranch.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

The 3 P's of Farmers Markets

March 10, 2020
Online
This free webinar is part of a series based on "Reversing the Downward Trend: Toolkit for Adapting Farmers Markets to Match Consumer Trends," presented by the Farmers Market Federation of New York.

 

New York Certified Organic Meeting Series

March 10, 2020
Waterloo, New York
New York Certified Organic is hosting its annual winter monthly meeting series at Martin Auction Barn. Anyone interested in organic production is welcome to attend. Speakers will present on a range of topics.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Financial Fitness for Farmers Mini-Series: Income Statements

March 10, 2020
Online
This free webinar is one session in a four-part series from Cultivating Success. The Financial Fitness for Farmers Mini-Series focuses on how to develop financial forms to assess farm enterprise profitability. The second session is on income statements.
In: Online

 

Hedging to Increase Pecan Production

March 10, 2020
Wichita Falls, Texas
Noble Research Institute presents this free afternoon event at Montz Pecan Orchard. This master-level workshop is for improved-cultivar pecan producers who want to learn about hedging techniques and methods for controlling tree size and alternate bearing. Join Noble Research Institute pecan specialists as they review strategies for hedging pecan trees and discuss management practices to maintain high quality pecans on a more consistent basis.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Business Planning for Agroforestry

March 10, 2020
Online
This live, online discussion is part of the Savanna Institute's Nutshell Series. Kelleen Wiseman from the University of British Columbia is the presenter.
In: Online

 

Western PA Spring Grazing Conference

March 11-12, 2020
Clarion, Pennsylvania
Headwaters RC&D and numerous partners present the 23rd annual Spring Grazing Conference, featuring keynote speakers Glenn Elzinga and Dr. Allen Williams, breakout sessions, and a trade show.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Growing Healthy Soil

March 11, 2020
Online
This free, one-hour webinar is part of the MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Wednesday Webinar series. This webinar will introduce the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil, and how they interact and affect soil quality and health.
In: Online

 

Pasture Forage Mixtures: Livestock Aspects

March 11, 2020
Online
This webinar is part of the Dairy Grazing Management series from Penn State Extension. Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this series includes presentations on topics important to the management of the dairy farm.
In: Online

 

Getting Started in Drip Irrigation

March 12, 2020
Online
This event is part of the University of Illinois Extension weekly educational series for the small farm community. This series provides practical knowledge on emerging topics that advance local food production in Illinois. Join Bronwyn Aly, Local Foods Systems and Small Farms Educator, as she discusses the basics of setting up a drip irrigation system.
In: Online

 

Managing Pig-Poultry Rotational Grazing

March 12, 2020
Online
This free webinar from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) features Lee Rinehart from the National Center for Appropriate Technology. Lee will discuss how to manage your pigs and poultry in a rotational grazing system to benefit the health of the land and of the animals.
In: Online

 

Basics of Tree Fruit Production

March 12, 2020
Online
This webinar is part of the Diversifying Production on Small Farms webinar series from Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture. In this series, experts provide overviews of diverse enterprises that might work for your business. During this session, Mike Basedow will provide some of the bare essentials to help you determine if growing tree fruit is right for you.
In: Online

 

Growing a Stronger Economy Through Local Food Entrepreneurship

March 13, 2020
Fort Pierce, Florida
Florida Organic Growers is offering a one-day symposium in several Florida locations. These are one-day events including speakers, training, and workshops aimed at educating and providing resources to small business owners in direct-to-consumer agricultural and food entrepreneurship in Florida.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Midwest Organic Pork Conference

March 13-14, 2020
Dubuque, Iowa
The 2nd Annual Midwest Organic Pork Conference will present the best resources and information available to help expand opportunities for organic pork production and distribution. This conference brings together those conducting research (academic and non-academic), expert organic and niche hog farmers, industry experts, and others to share current organic hog research and first-hand experience with new and advanced organic farmers from across the Midwest and other states.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Extend Your Season with Alternative Income

March 13, 2020
Matteson, Illinois
Angelic Organics Learning Center is offering this field day with a panel of farmers discussing ways in which they can extend their farm season and earn income all year long.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Small Farm Conference & Trade Show—Sowing Seeds for Success

March 14, 2020
Mansfield, Ohio
The Ohio State University's Small Farm Conference & Trade Show offers four rounds of concurrent sessions with tracks on horticulture, produce production, natural resources, livestock, specialty crops, farm management, marketing and miscellaneous.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Tree Crop Propagation Workshop

March 14, 2020
Downs, Illinois
This Savannah Institute workshop will provide an overview of the pros and cons of direct seeding, explore sources for seed, and demonstrate techniques for growing nut and fruit trees from seed. Crops covered include hybrid chestnuts, black walnuts, heartnuts, pecans, paw paw, persimmon, and others.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Adapting Your Market to Meet Today's Consumer Needs

March 16, 2020
Online
This free webinar is part of a series based on "Reversing the Downward Trend: Toolkit for Adapting Farmers Markets to Match Consumer Trends," presented by the Farmers Market Federation of New York.
In: Online

 

Southwest Agroforestry Action Network Conference

March 17-19, 2020
Tucson, Arizona
Southwest Agroforestry Action Network's (SWAAN) annual conference theme is "Southwest Agroforestry Challenges and Best Practice Solutions." SWAAN's mission is helping people integrate trees, crops, and animals to regenerate Southwest landscapes. SWAAN's scope of interest is forest-agricultural activities on tribal, state, federal, county, municipal, and private lands in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Veteran Farmers Conference: Boots to Roots

March 17-18, 2020
Colonial Heights, Virginia
Join military veteran farmers, landowners, and agriculture professionals for Boots to Roots, an opportunity to hear about available resources, smart business strategies, and successful production practices—especially for new and beginning veteran farmers who want to learn more about what it takes to farm profitability and sustainability.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Financial Fitness for Farmers: Enterprise Budgets

March 17, 2020
Online
The third webinar in Cultivating Success' Financial Fitness for Farmers Mini-Series focuses on enterprise budgets. The free, four-part series covers how to develop financial forms to assess farm enterprise profitability.
In: Online

 

Vermont Farmers Market Conference

March 18, 2020
South Royalton, Vermont
This annual conference brings together market managers, organizers, vendors, and community members from across the state for a day of education, resource-sharing, and networking. The conference offers resources and information from service providers, state agencies, and fellow market organizers.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Louisiana Small Farmer Conference

March 18-21, 2020
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center is hosting its 10th annual Louisiana Small Farmer Conference. This year's theme is "Investing in Your Small Farm Success." The conference will highlight resources and opportunities with USDA and other experts that help small farmers and gardeners stay in business. Small farmers can register free until February 28, 2020.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Livestock Compass—A Profit Management Tool for Producers

March 18, 2020
Online
This free webinar on the Livestock Compass is offered by Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT). Join this webinar to learn about Livestock Compass, a comprehensive Excel spreadsheet tool developed by the University of Wisconsin to help livestock producers measure profitability and identify ways to improve financial outcomes. Presenters John Hendrickson and Jim Munsch will review the concept and function of this valuable new tool, demonstrating how it works to measure financial results for the totality of a livestock operation.
In: Online

 

Management and Economic Considerations for Mixed Stand Management

March 18, 2020
Online
This is the second webinar in a series from USDA on Managing Mixed-Species Stands. This session discusses preliminary results from a research study in Louisiana that combines Pine-Hardwood mixes in plantations. It also provides a caution for landowners considering adopting mixed stand strategies in the Southeast.
In: Online

 

Greenhouse Crop Production

March 19-20, 2020
Bordentown, New Jersey
Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education presents this two-day course designed to introduce beginners to greenhouse crop production. Topics will include controlled environment crop production, plant nutrition, plant diseases, food safety, and more. The second day will take place at different local greenhouses, giving students the opportunity to view and compare different greenhouse operations.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Third Thursday Thing: Goats

March 19, 2020
Frankfort, Kentucky
Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension presents this monthly sustainable agriculture workshop targeting small farmers, beginning farmers and agricultural professionals. This month's session covers goats.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Food Safety for Small Farms

March 19, 2020
Online
This webinar is part of the Diversifying Production on Small Farms webinar series from Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture. In this series, experts provide overviews of diverse enterprises that might work for your business. In this concluding episode, Elisabeth Hodgdon will guide the audience through a thoughtful approach to designing diversified farming systems with food safety in mind.
In: Online

 

Growing a Stronger Economy Through Local Food Entrepreneurship

March 20, 2020
Tallahassee, Florida
Florida Organic Growers is offering a one-day symposium in several Florida locations. These are one-day events including speakers, training, and workshops aimed at educating and providing resources to small business owners in direct-to-consumer agricultural and food entrepreneurship in Florida.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Apple Grafting Workshop

March 20, 2020
Decorah, Iowa
Seed Savers Exchange is offering the opportunity to learn how to graft and care for apple trees in a half-day workshop. Discuss apple histories, practice apple propagation, and take home three grafted trees to begin your very own orchard.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

The Basics for Goats and Sheep

March 20, 2020
Online
This free webinar is part of the University of Illinois Extension Small Farms Winter Webinar Series. This series provides practical knowledge on emerging topics that advance local food production in Illinois. These online presentations give small farm producers a look at how leading practices in production, management, and marketing enable operations to improve profitability and sustainability.
In: Online

 

Developing an Ozarks Green Thumb

March 21, 2020
Mountain Home, Arkansas
Baxter County Master Gardeners' Spring Gardening Seminar includes presentations on beneficial insects and soil health, as well as NCAT's Guy Ames speaking on Fruit Trees, Bushes and Vines for Natural Growing in the Ozarks.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Lavender & Aromatic Herb Production Workshop

March 21, 2020
Fallon, Nevada
This workshop is presented by the Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Apple Grafting Workshop

March 21, 2020
Decorah, Iowa
Seed Savers Exchange is offering the opportunity to learn how to graft and care for apple trees in a half-day workshop. Discuss apple histories, practice apple propagation, and take home three grafted trees to begin your very own orchard.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Best Practices for Pollinators Summit

March 23, 2020
St. Anthony, Minnesota
Pollinator Friendly Alliance and Xerces Society present the Best Practices for Pollinators Summit, focuses on rebuilding biodiversity from the ground up. Land managers at all scales and public officials are invited to attend. The summit will share practical knowledge and innovation on pesticide reduction, habitat installation, fostering soil health, pollinator conservation, and more.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

AgrAbility National Training Workshop

March 23-26, 2020
Madison, Wisconsin
The 2020 AgrAbility National Training Workshop is the premier training event addressing issues of disability in agriculture. Professionals and consumers from all over the country will participate in four days of plenary sessions, breakouts, tours, networking, and special events.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Farm to Grocery: Meet the Buyers Event

March 23, 2020
Helena, Montana
NCAT offers an opportunity for 20 specialty crop producers to network and discuss all things farm to grocery. How are purchasing agreements made? How is communication maintained? Will grocery stores require specific certifications, food safety practices, levels of insurance coverage, specific packaging etc.? What strategies can producers adopt to successfully market their crops to grocery stores? Learn the answers to these questions and more from panelists, presenters, and fellow attendees.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Grain Growers Conference

March 24, 2020
Essex, Vermont
Northern Grain Growers Association and University of Vermont Extension present the 16th annual Grain Growers Conference, "Revitalizing a Local Grains Community." Amber Lambke, president and founder of Maine Grains, Inc., is the keynote speaker. Get to know what local opportunities are available for grain growers by meeting local buyers in the region. Additional conference sessions will include sensory analysis, tasting panels, producing seed, no-till in organic systems, UVM research results, hands-on baking, and more.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Tribal Agroforestry and Indigenous Fire Stewardship in the Pacific West

March 24, 2020
Online
Savanna Institute presents this free, live online discussion as part of its Nutshell Webinars series.
In: Online

 

Soil Health Innovations Conference

March 30-31, 2020
Bozeman, Montana
NCAT, in cooperation with USDA Rural Development, SARE, and Montana State University, is holding the first annual Soil Health Innovations conference. Join producers, educators, and students from around the region and across the country as panelists, keynotes, roundtables, and forums address the hard questions about soil health and the future of agriculture from the standpoint of researcher, industry professional, and producer.
In: Western SARE Region

 

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