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Produce Safety Grower Training Course

March 9, 2021
Online
Michigan State University Extension is hosting the Food and Drug Administration-defined FSMA Produce Safety Grower Training course online. Those interested in learning about Good Agricultural Practices (GAP's), produce safety, co-management, and the FDA FSMA Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule are invited to participate in the seven-module, day-long course.
In: Online

 

New York Certified Organic Meeting Series

March 9, 2021
Online
The free, monthly New York Certified Organic (NYCO) meetings feature a speaker for half the time and discussion between organic farmers in attendance for the other half.
In: Online

 

Organic Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila

March 9, 2021
Online
Join eOrganic for a new, free webinar on the latest updates on organic management of Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD). A multi-regional team was funded by USDA-NIFA to develop, evaluate, and implement systems-based organic management programs for SWD. This webinar will provide a comprehensive update on organic management of spotted-wing drosophila. It will summarize findings of the research conducted by the project team on organically approved strategies including behavioral, cultural, biological, and chemical tactics to manage SWD.
In: Online

 

Labor Management on Small and Medium-Sized Farms

March 9, 10, and 11, 2021
Online
The Farm Labor Dashboard presents a free online seminar series on Labor Management on Small and Medium-Sized Farms. This interactive series will present highlights from recent research and extension projects focusing on labor management and decision-making on small and mid-sized produce and livestock farms. Each session will include ample time for questions and discussion, providing multiple opportunities to connect and share with other session attendees.
In: Online

 

Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Farmer Showcase

March 9, 2021
Online
The Soil Health Institute is presenting a weekly series of eight virtual meetings showcasing farmers in different states, as part of its Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton project. The series features cotton producers and soil health specialists across the United States discussing the challenges and successes they have encountered on their journey to improve soil health. This episode is "Soil Health: View from the Cotton Gin" and focuses on North Carolina/Virginia.
In: Online

 

Food Forests, Foodscaping, and Edible Agroforestry

March 9, 2021
Online
This free, live webinar from the Savanna Institute will feature Sarah Lovell, director of the Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri, and Matt Lebon of Custom Foodscaping in St. Louis, Missouri, discussing ways of incorporating edible agroforestry into neighborhoods and urban areas.
In: Online

 

Using EQIP to Improve Wildlife Habitat on Private Lands

March 9, 2021
Online
In this installment of Practical Farmers of Iowa's free Winter Farminar Series, hear from Kelsey Fleming, a private lands biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, about how programs like EQIP can provide landowners with financial assistance for wildlife conservation on their farms. Also hear about other technical and financial assistance opportunities available to farmers and landowners.
In: Online

 

Empowered Farm Financials Workshop Series

March 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2021
Online
The University of Minnesota's Center for Farm Financial Management is partnering with MOSES to present a free workshop series that focuses on topics and tools developed to help farms of any size manage their financial situation and plan for the future. Session topics are Planning for the road ahead: business and transition planning, Taking charge of your finances, Negotiating land rental arrangements, and Navigating farm financial information.
In: Online

 

Federal Funding Opportunities for Livestock Farmers

March 10, 2021
Online
Join Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) and Margaret Krome, an experienced grant writer with the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, to learn how to succeed at using federal programs to support your farm or sustainable agriculture initiatives. This workshop will introduce participants to designing projects; finding federal grant opportunities to support them; and basic grant-writing do's and don'ts. It's designed to maximize audience engagement and help people unfamiliar with grant-writing realize how many important skills they already have that will help them write successful grant proposals, its participants will receive clearly-written and practical handouts, including the Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture.
In: Online

 

Stress-Free Livestock Handling

March 10, 2021
Online
This online workshop presented by Elaina Enzien is part of the Granite State Graziers Winter Learning Series. How you handle your livestock has a direct impact on your production, and therefore your profit. This session will discuss the basic techniques behind low-stress livestock handling, a method used to improve the efficiency, welfare, and profitability of your livestock herd.
In: Online

 

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project CSA Fair

March 10, 2021
Online
ASAP's CSA Fair, offered virtually this year, is an opportunity to meet local farmers face-to-face and learn more about CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs. Attendees can sign up for a CSA during the fair or follow up with farmers later. Participating farms include traditional produce CSAs as well as meat and flowers CSAs. All farms have pickup locations in Buncombe County and the surrounding region.
In: Online

 

Utah Hemp Seminar

March 10-11, 2021
Online
This is the 2nd Annual Utah Hemp Seminar hosted by Utah State University Extension. Topics include pesticide use, market outlook, production, research, and buyer outlook.
In: Online

 

NH Food System Statewide Gathering

March 11-12, 2021
Online
New Hampshire Food Alliance presents the 2021 NH Food System Statewide Gathering, "Harvesting the Momentum: The Power of Local in Building a Reliable Food System." The goal for this year's gathering is to identify, share, and build on the innovative responses to COVID-19 that have developed in the network and the food system at large. Participants will network, discuss, and explore these responses and other opportunities to keep emphasizing the power of local in creating a resilient and vibrant future for the NH food system.
In: Online

 

Hygienic Design for Produce Farms Workshop

March 11, 2021
Online
Michigan State University Extension presents a two-and-a-half-hour program designed for small and beginning farmers. It focuses on a variety of topics related to post-harvest sanitation. There will be hands on demonstrations and lots of practical information shared from On Farm Food Safety experts from all around Michigan. Program topics include hygienic design of packhouse equipment; picking the better post-harvest equipment option; cleaning and sanitizing food contact surfaces; and practical pointers when using sanitizers.
In: Online

 

Farmer-to-Farmer Chat: Non-Profit Farming

March 11, 2021
Online
Future Harvest presents an opportunity to join your fellow non-profit farmers (and managers) for a collective discussion about the unique challenges and benefits to farming as a 501c3.
In: Online

 

Winter Meat-ings #5—Labor Struggles & Solutions

March 11, 2021
Online
Wisconsin Farmers Union is holding a series of "Winter Meat-ings" on solutions to meat processing struggles in the state. This session focuses on labor struggles and solutions.
In: Online

 

Containerized Production: Options When Quality Native Soil Isn't An Option

March 11, 2021
Online
The University of Illinois Extension's free Small Farms Winter Webinar Series continues with this session. Many urban farmers find there may be limited options for growing in high quality native ag soils. Containerized production offers an alternative. Choice of alternative growing media and container are the key decisions for non-soil based production. This webinar with Zack Grant will look at container options, non-container options, growing media, and the economics of containerized production.
In: Online

 

Saffron: From Start to Finish, Planting to Selling

March 11 and 18, 2021
Online
The North American Center for Saffron Research & Development presents its 2021 workshop, "Saffron: From Start to Finish, Planting to Selling," over the course of two afternoons. This event will provide information about growing, handling, and marketing saffron. It is for those who grow, sell, or study saffron now or will in the future.
In: Online

 

Organic Growers School Spring Conference

March 13-21, 2021
Online
The Organic Growers School Spring Conference is a one-of-a-kind event that offers workshops on organic growing and sustainable living. Its mission is to provide down-to-earth, practical advice while remaining affordable and accessible. Attendees will learn how to farm, garden, and live organically through 11 tracks and more than 30 workshops presented virtually. The agenda features keynote speakers, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and more.
In: Online

 

Farm to Table Conference

March 13, 2021
Online
Gunnison Valley Producers Guild and the Center for Cold Climate Food Security present the 7th annual Farm to Table event, "How to Be Food Independent." A line-up of amazing speakers will provide actionable information at this free online conference.
In: Online

 

Soil Regen Summit

March 15-18, 2021
Online
Soil Food Web School is offering an opportunity to join some of the world's most knowledgeable experts in Regenerative Agriculture in the Soil Regen Summit, a free, virtual, four-day event. Topics will include holistic grazing, agroforestry, soil biology, market gardening, mycology, carbon sequestration, human health, ecology and more. The host for this event is Dr. Elaine Ingham.
In: Online

 

InTents: The Farmers Market Conference

March 15-18, 2021
Online
This virtual conference is designed to make your farmers market, farm, or food business stronger and more profitable, reduce stress, and expand your revenue streams. Daily themes are "Farmers Markets Are Essential," "No Farms, No Markets," "Expanding Our Reach," and "Forward to Better."
In: Online

 

Produce Safety Grower Training Course

March 16, 2021
Online
Michigan State University Extension is hosting the Food and Drug Administration-defined FSMA Produce Safety Grower Training course online. Those interested in learning about Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), produce safety, co-management, and the FDA FSMA Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule are invited to participate in the seven-module, day-long course.
In: Online

 

Farm Succession Planning Webinar Series

March 16, 23, and 30, 2021
Online
Land for Good is offering a free Farm Succession Planning Webinar Series. It's an opportunity for farmers and farm families to learn the basics of farm succession planning, how to get started, where to find advisors and additional resources, ask questions of succession planning experts, and get support on this challenging process.
In: Online

 

Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Farmer Showcase

March 16, 2021
Online
The Soil Health Institute is presenting a weekly series of eight virtual meetings showcasing farmers in different states, as part of its Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton project. The series features cotton producers and soil health specialists across the United States discussing the challenges and successes they have encountered on their journey to improve soil health. This episode is "Lessons from 8 Years of Regenerative Agriculture" and focuses on the Carolinas.
In: Online

 

Urban and Suburban Land Access

March 16, 2021
Online
In this Pasa Sustainable Agriculture webinar, join farmers and community gardeners as they share their first-hand experiences of finding and securing land to grow on. Learn about the opportunities and challenges of partnering with community programs for land access, navigating local municipalities, and working with private landowners. There will be time for discussion with the growers at the end of the session. This session is part of a year-long series of workshops called "Growing to the Next Level."
In: Online

 

Pollinators & Climate Change: Making an Impact on the Farm

March 16, 2021
Online
In this free Practical Farmers of Iowa farminar, learn more from Xerces Society climate change lead, Angela Laws, about how climate change impacts pollinators. Then hear from Sarah Nizzi, Xerces Society farm bill pollinator conservation planner and NRCS partner biologist, about the cost-share and technical assistance programs that can help you sustain pollinators on your farm.
In: Online

 

Record Keeping for Soil Health

March 17, 2021
Online
Join this webinar from Future Harvest CASA to hear from farmers who keep good soil health management records. Learn from their mistakes and successes and how the information collected helps them make smarter decisions for their farm. This workshop focuses on records associated with the Soil Health Benchmarking Study, but the session will also be relevant for those interested in applying for organic certification.
In: Online

 

Soil Steamer Virtual Workshop

March 17, 2021
Online
Cheshire County Conservation District has acquired a soil steamer to make available to growers through their equipment rental program. Join the CCCD along with partners at Picadilly Farm, UNH Cooperative Extension, and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) for a Virtual Workshop to learn more about how the Soil Steamer can serve your growing operations. Soil steaming is being utilized to manage disease, weeds, and pests in high tunnels. There is also an application for steam in sanitizing greenhouse goods and distribution containers and preparing the ground for a pollinator planting.
In: Online

 

Grain-Free Dairy

March 17, 2021
Online
Granite State Graziers' Winter Learning Series continues with this episode on Grain-Free Dairy. Ben Gotschall is the owner of Holt Creek Jerseys and the Dairy and Livestock Manager at Wolfe's Neck Center in Freeport, Maine. He will discuss the challenges and opportunities of 100% grass-fed dairy production as well as share some lessons learned, mistakes made, and success stories from a lifetime of raising and grazing Jersey cattle on native rangeland and improved pastures.
In: Online

 

Small Ruminant Direct Marketing: Building Your Brand for the Future

March 17, 2021
Online
This event is part of University of Wisconsin&endash;Madison's Farm Ready Research Webinar Series. "Building your brand for the future, innovative marketing" will focus on branding and marketing your farm or products and will feature Leslie Svacina from Cylon Rolling Acres. UW-Madison Extension agricultural educators Lyssa Seefeldt and Heather Schlesser will host and facilitate the discussion.
In: Online

 

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