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Maximizing Production in Your Sap-Collection System

November 24, 2020
Online
Cornell Maple Program's Fall Maple Workshop Series concludes with this session on maximizing production in your sap-collection system. Each course features a selection of self-guided materials including narrated presentations, videos and articles, followed by a live question-and-answer session.
In: Online

 

AERO Expo 2020

November 30 - December 10, 2020
Online
Montana's Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO) is presenting its annual Expo virtually and for free over the course of 10 days. Topic sessions include a track on food systems. There will also be "chat" sessions, designed to promote opportunities for visiting, connection, and information sharing, as well as movie nights.
In: Online

 

Alabama Beginning Farmer Program Webinar

November 30, 2020
Online
Alabama Beginning Farmer program concludes its free monthly Commercial Horticulture Team webinar series with a session on weed control in ground covers, marketing considerations for industrial hemp, and beginning farmer program resources.
In: Online

 

Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course

December 1, 2020
Online
Michigan State University Extension is offering the PSA Grower Training online at no cost to growers. One-day trainings are conducted by trained members of the Michigan On-Farm Produce Safety Team, and a Produce Safety Alliance lead trainer is present at all events. The PSA Grower Training Course is a standardized curriculum that covers a wide range of information on produce safety, including a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule requirements. It is recognized by FDA as one way to satisfy the training requirement of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.
In: Online

 

Acres USA Eco-Ag Conference and Trade Show

December 1-4, 2020
Online
Acres USA is taking its annual Eco-Ag Conference and Trade Show virtual this year. This educational experience and trade show, now in its 45th year, unites farmers, ranchers, and ag professionals from every facet of eco-farming to share their experience and expertise. Beginning and generational farmers running sustainable farms — as well as those in transition from conventional to organic — will learn the latest in cutting-edge technology and methods and walk away with useful, practical information that they can apply to their operations right away.
In: Online

 

Mapping Your Markets: First Step Towards Becoming a Market City

December 1, 2020
Online
The Market Cities Initiative at Project for Public Spaces is presenting this webinar. This webinar will walk you through the method and free tools available to survey and map an area's public market system. Market leaders from Seattle, Washington, and Kampala, Uganda, will discuss how the process of collecting and analyzing data on their market systems has helped them hone in on their local Market City strategies and advocacy efforts. Explore how this method can help you initiate a Market City process and take your market system to the next level.
In: Online

 

Know to Grow: Knowing and Adapting to your Customer's Needs

December 1, 2020
Online
Join University of Minnesota Extension Educators for the Know to Grow webinar series, developed to help you grow your small farm in a variety of ways, from marketing to adapting to customer needs. This session on Knowing and Adapting to your Customer's Needs will explore how to harness consumer information to make strategic changes.
In: Online

 

Let's Get Started: Regulatory Concerns

December 1, 2020
Online
The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance's series of "Let's Get Started" webinars identifies local resources, expertise, and technical assistance to support dairy farmers and processors who have decided to move forward on diversifying their enterprise or developing a new product but are not sure on how to get started. This webinar, the fifth in the eight-part series, focuses on training requirements, licenses, and how not to get into trouble, and offers a how-to in developing regulatory processes, as well as a real-life interview on lessons learned.
In: Online

 

National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

December 1, 2020
Online
USDA Food Disclosure and Labeling Division is holding an informational webinar on the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. The webinar is meant to help regulated entities, including food manufacturers, importers, and certain retailers, comply with the Standard before the mandatory compliance date of January 1, 2022. The webinar will provide an overview of the Standard including bioengineered food disclosure options and guidance on compliance and enforcement.
In: Online

 

High Tunnel Conference

December 1, 8, and 15, 2020
Online
New Hampshire Extension's High Tunnel Conference will be virtual this year, in three parts. The first session is a keynote and kickoff with Dave Chapman, from Long Wind Farm in East Thetford, Vermont, who will present: "Low-tech tunnels to high-tech greenhouses: choosing technologies that work for you," and "Important business considerations for tunnel producers."
In: Online

 

Fall Gardening Series: Reflections on the Season—Growing Fruit Trees in Maine

December 2, 2020
Online
Whether you are a hobby orchardist, commercial grower, or interested in starting your own orchard, University of Maine Extension wants to hear from you! Join this free webinar for a special panel discussion with Fruit Tree experts from across the state to reflect on this past growing season, share lessons and challenges from different parts of the state, and discuss plans for next year's growing season.
In: Online

 

Organic Growing Media: How Can it Affect the Health of my Transplants?

December 2, 2020
Online
eOrganic is presenting this free webinar on organic growing media and transplants, with Wenjing Guan, Clinical Engagement Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Purdue University. The webinar will share results of research comparing performance of tomato and cucurbit seedlings in commercially available organic growing media.
In: Online

 

Agroforestry Design Tool Training

December 2, 2020
Online
This webinar offers training in multistory agroforestry and the use of the Agroforestry Design Tool. It will guide participants in the principles of multistory agroforestry and then demonstrate how the tool can be used to assist them in designing their own agroforestry planting. Registration is required.
In: Online

 

Establishment and Management of Habitat for Monarchs and Its Value for Other Wildlife

December 2, 2020
Online
This third webinar in a three-part series from NRCS focused on monarchs in the Southeast is designed for NRCS conservation planners, farmers, and partners. Participants will learn some nuances of Farm Bill programs for monarch conservation, about Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Guides for monarch conservation, and considerations for seed mix design, site preparation, planting, short-term maintenance, and long-term habitat management using disturbances such as fire, grazing, and mowing.
In: Online

 

Montana Organic Association Conference and Business Meeting

December 3-5, 2020
Online
For the first time, the Montana Organic Association's MOA Annual Conference and Business Meeting will be delivered online via Zoom, at no charge. The agenda includes research updates, discussions, practical workshops, Organic University, and even student sessions. Register online to participate.
In: Online

 

Urban Agriculture Controlled Environment Conference

December 3, 2020
Online
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research welcome new and prospective controlled-environment growers for this free online learning event covering high tunnel, greenhouse, and vertical farm systems. Controlled-environment experts will discuss organic hydroponics, the benefits of supplemental light using LED technology, optimized lighting, and the effects of rootzone chilling. Topics for growers include basic media trials with hydroponics, nutrient analysis in closed-loop systems, supplemental lighting, and microgreen production.
In: Online

 

Marketing Soil Carbon Storage on a 2,000 Acre Regenerative Organic Grain Farm in NY

December 3, 2020
Online
This free, one-hour webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. Join in to learn about how a working farm is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and sequestering carbon. The presentation will also address how a farm can earn income for its carbon offsets. Stone House Farm is a 2,000-acre regenerative organic grain farm in the Hudson Valley in New York. It is also home of Hudson Carbon, a non-profit that focuses on on-farm agricultural research and development of carbon measurement tools. Managing Director Matt Sheffer will present about the regenerative organic management system developed and practiced by Stone House Farm.
In: Online

 

Record Keeping for Farm Business Decision Making

December 3, 2020
Online
The final event in Oregon's online Small Farm School talks about the records you need to start keeping now that will help you make informed business decisions and identify a plan for your farm's environmentally and economically sustainable future. Strategies for integrating record-keeping practices into your day-to-day will be emphasized. This session is for farmers that have at least two seasons of farm management.
In: Online

 

Know to Grow: Agritourism and Farm Processes

December 4, 2020
Online
Join University of Minnesota Extension Educators for the Know to Grow webinar series, developed to help you grow your small farm in a variety of ways, from marketing to adapting to customer needs. This session is on Agritourism and Farm Processes—setting your farm up for success.
In: Online

 

Bioneers 2020 Conference

December 5-6 and 12-13, 2020
Online
Bioneers 2020 Conference, "Beyond the Great Unraveling—Weaving the World Anew," will take place on four days. Each day includes two parts: plenary sessions/panels and interactive, participatory sessions. Participants who are registered for part two will be able to sign up for one of a variety of 90-minute participatory sessions and workshops, hosted and moderated to support the community to connect directly with each other and learn together around timely and relevant topics of interest. The conference includes a food and farming track.
In: Online

 

Perennial Farm Gathering

December 6-9, 2020
Online
The Savanna Institute and the Association for Temperate Agroforestry are co-hosting the 8th annual Perennial Farm Gathering, which will be virtual this year. It will feature five-minute show-and-tell nutshell talks, interactive networking opportunities, and presentations on financing agroforestry, environmental and social justice, specific agroforestry crops, and more.
In: Online

 

Feast! Local Foods Marketplace

December 6, 2020
Rochester, Minnesota
Feast! Local Foods Marketplace will be online this year. More than 40 local food vendors are participating, with more than 400 products. Shoppers can order online until November 29 and pick up curbside on December 6.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Great Lakes EXPO

December 8-10, 2020
Online
The annual Great Lakes EXPO is touted as the premiere show for fruit and vegetable growers, greenhouse growers and farm marketers. The program includes 84 educational sessions on fruit crops, vegetable crops, other specialty crops, greenhouse crop production and marketing, farm marketing ideas and operations, farmers markets, and organic production and marketing. There will also be sessions covering a diversity of general-interest topics, including food safety and labor.
In: Online

 

Let's Get Started: Food Safety and Quality

December 8, 2020
Online
The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance's series of "Let's Get Started" webinars identifies local resources, expertise, and technical assistance to support dairy farmers and processors who have decided to move forward on diversifying their enterprise or developing a new product but are not sure on how to get started. This webinar, the sixth in the eight-part series, focuses on food safety and includes interviews that share lessons learned.
In: Online

 

Lessons Learned from Indiana Conservation Cropping Systems On-farm Soil Health Research-Demonstration Sites

December 8, 2020
Online
This free, one-hour webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS Soil Health Division. Learn how to improve the design, establishment, and operation of a state-wide, on-farm research and demonstration project for education and collection of soil health data. This webinar will discuss the lessons learned by the Indiana Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative (CCSI) in a state-wide program to establish soil health demonstration plots on farmers' fields. It will discuss some of the challenges of this project and some recommendations for future projects with similar goals.
In: Online

 

High Tunnel Conference

December 8, 2020
Online
The second session in University of New Hampshire Extension's three-part High Tunnel Conference is on diseases and insects in high tunnels, addressing common and not-so-common problems and how to manage them.
In: Online

 

Organic Grower Summit Roundtable

December 9, 2020
Online
The Organic Grower Summit Roundtable will explore the opportunities, challenges, and issues facing producers in the organic fresh fruit and vegetable marketplace. The moderator is Dave Puglia, President and CEO of Western Growers Association, and panelists for the event include Bruce Taylor, President, Taylor Farms/Earthbound Farm; Vic Smith, President, JV Smith Companies; and Soren Bjorn, President, Driscoll's of the Americas. The free event is designed to provide an insightful exchange of ideas and information on topics related to organic fresh produce production including labor, ag technology, regulatory challenges, supply chain issues, post-election analysis, and a look into 2021 and beyond.
In: Online

 

Family Communications in Farm Succession Planning

December 9, 2020
Online
This free webinar from MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture will focus on the importance of good communications and strategies for success when discussing topics with family related to farm succession and estate planning.
In: Online

 

?Creating Virtual Farm and Food Experiences

December 9, 2020
Online
This free event is part of a series of virtual agritourism gatherings presented by the International Workshop on Agritourism. Farm and food businesses around the world are experimenting with innovative online formats to share their agricultural experiences and products. Join this online event to learn about lambing tours in Scotland, cider tastings in Vermont, and the Terroir Symposium in Ontario. Presenters will share their challenges, successes, and lessons learned as they have transitioned to virtual events during the pandemic.
In: Online

 

Humane Farming Mentorship Info Session

December 9, 2020
Online
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) offers a Humane Farming Mentorship Program. If you're thinking about participating, join in this special session to hear from mentors and mentees as they discuss their experiences with the program, some of the program perks, and how you can get involved.
In: Online

 

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