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Women Caring for the Land Learning Circle

September 21, 2020
Online
Women Caring for the Land is inviting women landowners to join a virtual learning circle discussion to learn more about ways you can make changes to improve the long-term value of your farm while maintaining short-term profitability for your farm tenant. A panel of Iowa women landowners will tell their stories and answer questions about how they have helped their tenant transition to using cover crops and no-till/strip-till, pollinator plantings, Prairie Strips, CRP and more. Also included in the presentation portion will be short videos, slides with pictures, and the speakers on camera. Additionally, there will be time for participants to meet each other and share their expertise through small group break-out rooms. This event will be hosted online using Zoom.
In: Online

 

"Question, Persuade, Refer" Virtual Training Session

September 21, 2020
Online
The Wisconsin Farm Center is hosting a series of Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) virtual training sessions for agriculture service providers, farmers, and the agricultural community. QPR is an intervention method designed to help trainees identify and interrupt mental health crisis situations and direct individuals to proper care.
In: Online

 

Testing Apple Varieties for Readiness

September 22, 2020
Online
This Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day continues the series "Keeping Up With the Johnsons at Buffalo Ridge Orchard." See how Emma and Marcus Johnson test and determine when different apple varieties are ready to be picked. Topics will include apple varieties, the iodine test, the Brix test, and the pressure test.
In: Online

 

Oregon Small Farm School: Food Safety from Field to Market

September 22, 2020
Online
Oregon's online Small Farm School is a series of webinar sessions for beginning and intermediate small-scale farmers and rural landowners. In this session, learn about food-safe harvest and post-harvest handling practices, best practices for post-harvest storage of fruit and vegetable crops, farm direct exemptions for value-added products, and how to safely produce a value-added product in your home/farm kitchen.
In: Online

 

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Caring For Your Septic System and Water Wells

September 23, 2020
Online
MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture continues its Wednesday Webinar Series with this session on the basics of drinking water wells and septic systems.
In: Online

 

A Deeper Look at Strategies for Heirs Property Owners

September 23, 2020
Online
In this follow up to its Heirs Property: Standing on a Lot of Love webinar, North Carolina State University Extension Forestry will take a look at one family's journey with their heirs property to get much needed forestry and legal services for their land. Based on a fictional case study, this free one-hour webinar will give participants a deeper understanding of the issues involved with heirs property such as owner conflicts and requirements to access services from government agencies and third parties. After the presentation of the case study, participants will be able to ask questions.
In: Online

 

Putting Your Garden to Rest: Soil Health Virtual Workshop

September 23, 2020
Online
Join NCAT Soil Specialist Nina Prater and Horticulture Specialist Luke Freeman for a free virtual workshop to learn about soil health practices for the fall and winter seasons on produce farms and market gardens. Topics include soil health principles, winter-season practices to build soil health on produce farms, winter cover-crop species for Arkansas and the Mid-South, and management of winter cover crops.
In: Online

 

Fiber Farming: Growing Flax & Making Linen

September 23, 2020
Online
In this webinar from Pasa Sustainable Agriculture, join Philadelphia textile artist Heidi Barr and Chester County farmer Emma Cunniff to learn about their collaborative 2020 pilot project at Kneehigh Farm: growing and harvesting flax for making fine linen. Topics covered will include the horticultural aspects of growing flax, from seed to harvest, as well as post-harvest processing into linen.
In: Online

 

Creating Consumer-Friendly Bulk Meat Sales

September 23, 2020
Online
This free online program is organized in partnership with Granite State Graziers and UNH Cooperative Extension. COVID-19 created a challenging situation for conventional livestock markets and processors. Along with this challenge, farms are presented a unique opportunity to market meat directly to the consumer. This workshop is designed to equip the producer with clear and simple steps towards making bulk meat sales, such as quarters, halves, and mixed-cut bundles. Join Ag Marketing Consultant Matt LeRoux, formerly of Cornell Cooperative Extension, for this workshop that covers understanding the consumer, pricing, product formats, reaching consumers, and "how to" tips to help you get started quickly.
In: Online

 

Establishing a Pecan Orchard

September 24, 2020
Online
Noble Research Institute is presenting this free evening course that covers all of the necessary details to prepare you to start your own pecan orchard. It is crucial to select the right soil type, to know your irrigation requirements, to select varieties for proper pollination, and to design the orchard layout to accommodate operational equipment and future tree removal.
In: Online

 

Techno-Economic and Lifecycle Assessments of Biochar Production from Forest Residues

September 24, 2020
Online
This free webinar is made possible through a partnership with the U.S. Biochar Initiative, the Southern Regional Extension Forestry, and USDA Forest Service Research and Development. Presenter Kamalakanta Sahoo will report on his research on bio-based products system analysis including techno-economic analysis (TEA), lifecycle assessment (LCA), machine learning and big data, and design and simulation of the sustainable bioenergy/bioproduct supply chain.
In: Online

 

Listening Session: Farm Worker Needs

September 24, 2020
Online
Pasa Sustainable Agriculture is inviting farm employees and employers, as well as farm worker advocates, to join a free listening session on farm worker needs. In addition to sharing their perspectives on this topic, attendees will learn about recent policy ideas and initiatives for farm workers in Pennsylvania, including the Movement of Immigrant Leaders' "Driving Forward" driver's license campaign.
In: Online

 

Conservation Assessment Ranking Tool (CART): The Process

September 24, 2020
Online
"The CART before the Horse: Understanding Access to Federal Assistance for Natural Resource Conservation on Working Lands" is a three-part webinar series from NCAT and NRCS to provide interested farmers and ranchers with an overview of the Conservation Assessment Ranking Tool (CART), as well as a deeper look into how it works. This second webinar will walk through an example of a farmer or rancher who is interested in applying for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) with NRCS. It will start with completing a CART assessment on the client's operation and then explain how that application is considered for funding.
In: Online

 

The Root of It: Rejuvenating the Ag Ecosystem

September 24, 2020
Online
This webinar continues a three-part series with ZeaKal on rejuvenating the ag ecosystem. This second session focuses on "Fresh Looks: Integrating New DNA into Agriculture," by looking at how agriculture can draw from other sectors for inspiration.
In: Online

 

Conservation Innovation Grants: Water Quality

September 24, 2020
Online
Join USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center for this free webinar to discover highlights in water quality innovations from two recent Conservation Innovation Grants recipients. Presenters will describe their projects, the lessons learned about the various technologies demonstrated, and provide suggestions for how NRCS can use the information learned to assist livestock producers with water quality issues.
In: Online

 

CFAP 2 Producer Webinar

September 24, 2020
Online
To introduce CFAP 2, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) will conduct a producer webinar to discuss the expanded eligibility for certain commodities, new payment categories including a sales-based approach to specialty crops and other specific commodities, and information on how to apply. CFAP 2 provides direct support for producers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic since April 2020. USDA listened to producer feedback during the first round of CFAP, and CFAP 2 has been adapted to better meet the needs of impacted farmers and ranchers of non-specialty and specialty crops, livestock, dairy, eggs, aquaculture, nursery crops, and cut flowers.
In: Online

 

Stepping Up To Contract Seed Production: A forum for Midwest growers

September 24, 2020
Online
This forum from Organic Seed Alliance and North Circle Seeds is designed to provide beginning or intermediate seed growers with a foundation in how to pursue, negotiate, and deliver on seed contracts. The conversation is targeted toward growers in the Midwest region, but will be useful to growers in other regions as well.
In: Online

 

Oregon Small Farm School: Growing and Marketing Winter Vegetables West of the Cascades

September 24, 2020
Online
Oregon's online Small Farm School is a series of webinar sessions for beginning and intermediate small-scale farmers and rural landowners. Join this session to learn about growing and marketing winter vegetable west of the Cascades. Heidi Noordijk, OSU Extension, will share field management, harvest, and handling techniques for field-grown winter vegetables, including information from experienced growers.
In: Online

 

Future of Farming and Food Town Hall: Climate and Energy

September 24, 2020
Online
Kansans are invited to attend the Kansas Rural Center's four "Future of Farming and Food" Town Hall virtual meetings. The Town Halls will offer opportunities to share information and community dialogue on the unique challenges or opportunities communities face in each topic area, within the context of an election year and the new realities of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus for this session is "Climate and Energy."
In: Online

 

Online Common Ground Country Fair

September 25-27, 2020
Online
This year, MOFGA's Common Ground Country Fair features three days of live programming online, with livestreaming video workshops, talks, and demonstrations. There will also be online educational offerings available via a content library and a marketplace for vendors. Keynote speakers are Leah Penniman, Barbara Damrosch, and Winona LaDuke.
In: Online

 

Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day—Episode 3: The First Encounter

September 25, 2020
Online
The 4th Annual Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day is being presented as a three-part virtual series. Field day organizer Sam Hitchcock Tilton and farmer-friend Peter Seeley will discuss new and old weed control equipment, including set-up and use in both row crops and vegetables. This session focuses on "Precision Cultivation in Direct-Seeded Vegetables."
In: Online

 

Poultry Webinar

September 25, 2020
Online
NCAT is co-sponsoring this poultry webinar with University of California, Davis, Veterinary Medicine; Modoc Harvest, and University of California Cooperative Extension. This two-hour evening webinar is on keeping chickens happy and healthy and navigating poultry sales. Learn about direct-to-consumer sales, preventing poultry diseases, and husbandry for healthy birds.
In: Online

 

Alabama Beginning Farmer Webinar

September 28, 2020
Online
The Alabama Beginning Farmers Project continues its monthly webinar series with this free session addressing trellising for specialty crops, cover crops for weed suppression, and row cover use in strawberry.
In: Online

 

Healthy Soils for a Sustainable Future: Soil Health and Greenhouse Gases

September 29, 2020
Online
This free webinar is presented by the USDA Northeast Climate Hub. It's intended for technicians and educators who are looking to assist landowners in navigating options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from soil through soil carbon and nitrogen management. Presenter Peter Woodbury of Cornell University will also address other social, environmental, or economic considerations.
In: Online

 

Elderberry Processing and Market Opportunities

September 29, 2020
Online
Savanna Institute is presenting this Elderberry Processing and Market Opportunities webinar with Terry Durham of River Hills Harvest and Chris Patton from Midwest Elderberry Cooperative. Topics will include processing for commercial and small-scale use, food safety compliance with GAP and FSMA, retail direct-marketing opportunities for new and existing growers, and wholesale/contracted berry and/or flower sales opportunities.
In: Online

 

CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series

September 29, 2020
Online
The CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series is a free, online series connecting businesses and projects within the food system to development finance tools, such as bonds, tax increment finance, tax credits, revolving loan funds, and more, to create equitable local and regional food systems. This fourth and final session focuses on Financing Food Systems Entrepreneurs.
In: Online

 

Oregon Small Farm School: Equitable Food Access: Hear from Farmers in the Field

September 29, 2020
Online
Oregon's online Small Farm School is a series of webinar sessions for beginning and intermediate small-scale farmers and rural landowners. In this session, hear from Black, Indigenous, and Farmers of Color who've come up with creative and successful solutions to both make a livable wage while also ensuring they can support and feed their community. What have been their challenges, successes, and failures? This is an opportunity for the farm community at large to listen to the needs of the BIPOC farmer community and leverage their resources to support these creative solutions.
In: Online

 

Goat and Sheep Webinar: Connecting Producer to Consumer

September 30, 2020
Online
University of Minnesota Extension is hosting a free webinar on the different factors and steps to connect goat and sheep producers with consumers. Discussion will center around the different types of processing and direct marketing, animal ID and record keeping, factors affecting the marketing of sheep/goats, cuts of meat, profit calculators, outlets for direct marketing, and how to tell your story. Additional topics include direct marketing and regulations regarding meat processing, managing costs and customer expectations, and growing specialty meat-marketing opportunites in Minnesota.
In: Online

 

Positioning Your Livestock Business for Financial Success: A Financial Management Workshop for Livestock Producers

September 30 - November 18, 2020
Online
Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County, Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program, is offering a seven-week workshop series on farm financial management for livestock producers. This workshop series will help you better understand the financial position of your livestock business so that you can make your business thrive. Each Wednesday evening, CAAHP CCE educators will host a webinar covering a specific topic, featuring guest speakers with firsthand experience. Participants will be able to ask any questions they may have.
In: Online

 

7 $ecrets of Effective Farmers Webinar Series: Succession Planning

October 1, 2020
Online
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture's free monthly webinar series on effective farm business management, marketing, and planning concludes with this episode on succession planning.
In: Online

 

The Root of It: Rejuvenating the Ag Ecosystem

October 1, 2020
Online
This webinar concludes a three-part series with ZeaKal on rejuvenating the ag ecosystem. The series closes with an open dialogue about how to create a better innovation system through the lens of a startup and industry-leading CEO, Paul Schickler, Owner, III Ag, LLC, and former president, DuPont Pioneer.
In: Online

 

"Question, Persuade, Refer" Virtual Training Session

October 1, 2020
Online
The Wisconsin Farm Center is hosting a series of Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) virtual training sessions for agriculture service providers, farmers, and the agricultural community. QPR is an intervention method designed to help trainees identify and interrupt mental health crisis situations and direct individuals to proper care.
In: Online

 

Small Farm School: Pasture Management

October 1, 2020
Online
Oregon's online Small Farm School is a series of webinar sessions for beginning and intermediate small-scale farmers and rural landowners. This session will cover the biology of the pasture growth cycle, ways to improve pastures, management of winter pastures, supplemental feeding to extend pasture value in the summer, and weed-control choices.
In: Online

 

Advancing Industrial Hemp

October 5, 2020
Online
Acres USA presents an industrial hemp event focused on advancing the education of growers who are trying for market share, a higher quality product, a higher CBD percentage, and improved soil management. Gain in-depth information on soil analysis, fertilizer and crop nutrition, and pest and weed management from hemp industry innovators and soil health experts. The event features five hours of educational presentations.
In: Online

 

Defend the Flock: Controlling Salmonella in Commercial Poultry through Biosecurity

October 5, 2020
Online
The USDA/APHIS public education program Defend The Flock is hosting a free webinar, "Defend your Flock: Controlling Salmonella in Commercial Poultry through Biosecurity." Learn from USDA/APHIS vets and industry experts about preventing the spread of poultry disease.
In: Online

 

Small Farm School: How to Start a Farm Business

October 6, 2020
Online
Oregon's online Small Farm School is a series of webinar sessions for beginning and intermediate small-scale farmers and rural landowners. In this session, a farm business expert will go over what you need to know when starting a farm business. This will be followed by practical experience from two beginning farmers. Topics will include financing, business structure, leasing land, selecting markets, and farming with a partner.
In: Online

 

Soil Summit

October 7, 2020
Online
The Northern Plains Resource Council presents the 2020 Soil Summit, virtually bringing together farmers and ranchers, nonprofits, agency officials, and legislators from Montana and beyond. In this free half-day event, explore together how policy and financing tools can promote soil health and the adoption of soil health practices.
In: Online

 

Urban Food Systems Symposium

October 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2020
Online
The 2020 Urban Food Systems Symposium, hosted by Kansas State University, will be held virtually on Wednesdays in October. Its goal is to bring together a national and international audience of academic and research-oriented professionals to share and gain knowledge on urban food systems and the role they play in global food security. This symposium addresses urban agricultural production, local food systems distribution, climate change, nutrition, urban farmer education, urban ag policy, planning and development, food access and justice, and food sovereignty.
In: Online

 

Cascadia Grains Regional Call

October 7, 2020
Phone
Cascadia Grains, which is re-vitalizing a culturally relevant, environmentally sound, regional grain movement in the Cascadia bioregion that is focused on equitable access, health and nutrition, and taste and flavor, is hosting an open source group phone call. All are welcome. Announce your latest project, upcoming event, or next greatest idea.
In: Online

 

Finance Your Soil Health: Pennsylvania's Resource Enhancement & Protection Program

October 7, 2020
Online
Pennsylvania's Resource Enhancement and Protection Program (REAP) allows farmers and businesses to earn tradable tax credits for implementing management practices that will enhance production and protect natural resources. In this free webinar from Pasa Sustainable Agriculture, join REAP program manager Joel Semke, Pasa's Policy Strategist Sara Nicholas, and Pasa's Education Director Franklin Egan to learn more about this valuable opportunity, as well as Lamont Garber from Stroud Water Research Center who started the program.
In: Online

 

Harvesting Fruit and Nut Crops at Red Fern Farm: Chestnut, Pawpaw & American Persimmon

October 7, 2020
Online
Practical Farmers of Iowa's free three-part series featuring the cultivation and harvest of fruit and nut crops at Red Fern Farm concludes with this session on chestnut, pawpaw, and American persimmon.
In: Online

 

AgrAbility National Training Workshop

November 30 - December 3, 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

 

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