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Permalink Pastured Poultry Workshop

September 21, 2018
Perryville, Arkansas

Join Heifer USA and pastured poultry nutrition specialist Jeff Mattocks to learn about pastured poultry, the rewards and challenges of starting a pastured poultry operation, and what resources and knowledge you need to start farming sustainably.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Grazing for Better Soil Health

September 17, 18, 19, 20, or 21, 2018
Emporia, Eureka, Blaine, Jewell, or Salina, Kansas

Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams presents a one-day workshop in five locations that will focus on the delivery of grazing management strategies designed to improve both soil health and water quality. These workshops will be delivered by Jim Gerrish. Topics include grazing management based on ecological processes, developing off-stream livestock water systems, cost-effective fencing for riparian and wetland management, and cost-benefit analysis for alternative management systems.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Alliance of Sustainable Farms Field Day

September 21, 2018
Ocean Springs, Mississippi

This free field day presented by the Alliance of Sustainable Farms visits Galloway Farm. For registration information, contact AllianceofSustainableFarms@gmail.com.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Native Medicinal Plant Conservation Forest Farming Tour

September 22, 2018
Rutland, Ohio

OEFFA hosts its final farm tour in the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series at the United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary. Participants will have an opportunity to see wild populations of at-risk native medicinal herbs such as goldenseal, ginseng, and more during this farm tour co-sponsored by Rural Action and United Plant Savers. Learn about efforts to conserve at-risk plants and see demonstrations on how to grow medicinal plants in your own woodlands.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Willie Clay Farm’s Beef Cattle Processing and Marketing Field Day

September 22, 2018
West Point, Mississippi

Topics at this Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance morning workshop will include processing methods, herd evaluation, calf management, and board sale consignment. USDA officials and Extension personnel will be on hand to answer questions about how Clay worked with Natural Resources Conservation Services' Environmental Quality Incentive Program to implement conservation practices on his farm. In addition, there will be an afternoon farm tour for area 4-H Club members and MMFA Youth Group members. For more information, contact 662-213-2433.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink From Rotational Grazing to Regenerative Grazing

September 22, 2018
Grant City, Missouri

This Practical Farmers of Iowa afternoon field day visits Welch Family Farms. Topics will include transitioning row-crop acres into pasture, grazing stockers on summer and winter annuals, stockpiling, creating shade in pasture, camels for brush control, and the PastureMap app.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Seed Saving and Variety Improvement Workshop

September 22, 2018
Shelter Island, New York

In this afternoon workshop, join Organic Seed Alliance and farmers at Sylvester Manor to learn basic plant breeding and seed-stewardship skills through classroom and field-based interactive activities. This workshop is designed for market and CSA growers, hobby farmers and experienced gardeners.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm Aid 2018

September 22, 2018
Hartford, Connecticut and Online

Farm Aid’s annual festival is a an all-day celebration of music and family farmers featuring a unique lineup of artists and genres, along with family farm-identified, local and organic foods. NCAT will be participating in Farm Aid's HOMEGROWN Village, where thousands of festivalgoers will explore interactive exhibits and activities. The Farm Aid 2018 festival will stream live in HD at farmaid.org, from 3pm – 11pm EDT.

In: Northeast SARE Region, Online

 

Permalink Open Gate: Arriola Sunshine Farm/Cedar Mesa Day

September 23, 2018
Cortez, Colorado

Attendees will glean insights as they learn about the long-term and short-term benefits of Holistic Management in small-scale livestock operations. Participants will learn how holistic decision making helps both young and seasoned producers negotiate the challenges of farming in today's world. Attendees will gain from the opportunity to identify common challenges and discuss creative solutions in a friendly atmosphere. With experienced facilitators and producers on hand, the goal of the day is to create a forum for sharing practices, ideas, advice, and solutions.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Silvopasture—Animals in the Woods!—Farm Tour

September 23, 2018
Mars Hill, North Carolina

In partnership with the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farming Coalition, Organic Growers School is hosting a public farm tour at Glorious Forest with a focus on forest farming techniques. The tour will include hazelnut variety trials and breeding plots, polyculture tree crop plantings, and diverse silvopasture systems.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Regenerative, Year-Round Urban Market Farm Tour

September 23, 2018
Dayton, Ohio

Central State University Extension offers this final event in its 2018 series of urban farm tours. The first stop is Dayton Urban Grown, an urban farm cooperative and training farm that offers a year-long classroom training program to train new market farmers. Their wash and pack shed and other equipment are available to course graduates and cooperative members. The tour will continue at Mission of Mary Farm, which operates a network of urban farm sites around inner east Dayton.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Regenerative Ag Farm Tour

September 23, 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico

HMI and partners present this free, self-guided open house at South Valley farms. Join the regenerative agricultural community to learn more about regenerative practices, talk with neighbors and farmers, purchase produce and value-added goods directly from the farm, say hello to some farm animals, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Six participating farms are open to the public between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. You can visit one or visit them all.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink How to Choose Farm Insurance and a Business Structure

September 24, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland

This evening workshop is part of the Urban Farmer Field School presented by University of Maryland Extension. Sort through the options of sole proprietorship, LLC, corporation, and cooperative. Nicole Cook, Environmental and Agricultural Faculty Legal Specialist from University of Maryland Eastern Shore, will provide an introduction to the legal vocabulary you need to know. Then there will be a panel on farm liability insurance, including an urban farmer, a farm insurance agent, and a representative from the Maryland Insurance Administration. They will share their experiences and you will have a chance to ask your questions about farm liability insurance.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Conference

September 24-25, 2018
Natchez, Mississippi

The South Area Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) Committee is hosting its 3rd Biennial Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Conference. Registration is free for those who are pre-registered on or before August 31, 2018. This conference will focus on educating/training livestock producers on beef cattle and small ruminants basics.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Permaculture Design Certificate Online

September 24 - December 7, 2018
Online

Oregon State University has created a permaculture program that's delivered online with helpful peer and OSU-instructor interaction. Online and instructor-led by Andrew Millison, the Permaculture Design Certificate offered by Professional and Continuing Education at Oregon State University arms participants with the knowledge needed to successfully employ permaculture philosophies and techniques. Over the course of the 10-week class, students will complete regenerative landscape projects with intensive instructor feedback and one-on-one interaction to help with every step along the way.

In: Online

 

Permalink Kentucky Grazing School

September 25-26, 2018
Versailles, Kentucky

The Master Grazer Educational Program and other sponsors present this two-day course including classroom instruction and field exercises. Learn about grazing theory, planning and setting up a grazing system, and animal and forage management.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Savanna Institute Nutshell

September 25, 2018
Online

In this live, online, evening discussion presented by the Savanna Institute, Dan Shepherd will discuss harvest processing and marketing pecans at Pecan Valley. Shepherd offers a look at the harvesting and cleaning of pecans for processing for the farm store and talks about quality and packaging to get the most out of what is raised.

In: Online

 

Permalink Expand Production with a High Tunnel

September 25, ,2018
Spring Valley, Wisconsin

This free afternoon field day from MOSES includes a farm tour led by Blia and Phua Thao, where they talk about how they manage their farm (they are organically certified), what they grow and the story behind their farm, learn about the design they chose, the building process, and their fall crop selection. This field day will be presented primarily in Hmong, with simultaneous interpretation into English.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Agroforestry for Pollinators Field Day

September 25, 2018
Jefferson, Wisconsin

The Savanna Institute presents this mid-day event at Feral Farm.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Pecan 101 Workshop

September 25, 2018
Ardmore, Oklahoma

This day-long workshop at the Noble Research Institute will teach the basic management skills you need to become a successful pecan orchard manager or hobby pecan farmer. This workshop will provide information on what to consider before planting an orchard as well as how to manage pecan tree production and market pecans.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Rangeland Analysis Platform: Introducing a free, online tool to help manage and monitor western rangelands

September 25, 2018
Online

USDA-NRCS Science and Technology Deputy Area presents this free, one-hour webinar. Participate to learn about the Rangeland Analysis Platform (RAP)-- a free, online tool that helps landowners and natural resource managers track vegetation through time and plan actions to improve America's grazing lands. The RAP can be used to provide strategies to improve productivity of grazing lands, manage weeds, mitigate impacts of wildfire and drought, and benefit wildlife habitats. Powered by Google Earth Engine, RAP merges machine learning and cloud-based computing with remote sensing and field data to provide the first-ever annual cover maps of rangeland vegetation. This new platform allows people to view trends in rangeland resources at an unprecedented blend of space (from the Great Plains to the Pacific Ocean), time (1984 to present), and scale (at the ranch, watershed, or county level).

In: Online

 

Permalink Online Marketing Webinar Series: Understanding and Using Analytics

September 25, 2018
Online

University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture's free monthly webinar series on online marketing continues with this session by Brett Wolff of the Kentucky Center for Crop Diversification​, on understanding and using analytics.

In: Online

 

Permalink Workshops on Sustainable Agriculture Funding Opportunities

September 11, 24, or 25, 2018
Greenwood or Greenfield, Indiana, or online

Purdue University Extension is hosting a series of free workshops to help farmers, educators, and researchers with projects related to sustainable agriculture get the funding to turn their ideas into reality. The Extension workshops will explain SARE grants' purpose, help participants refine their ideas, and discuss how to submit a competitive application.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day

September 26, 2018
Atlanta, Illinois

The 2nd Annual Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day is the Midwest's largest field day devoted to vegetable growers and mechanical weed control. A full day of exhibits, demonstrations, farmers, and industry experts comes to PrairiErth Farm. The field day is an ideal opportunity for farmers to learn about weeding tools and techniques.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Composting -- Animal Mortality

September 26, 2018
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. The webinar will provide viewers with an understanding of the principles of successful composting of animal mortality in routine and emergency situations. The principles of proper mortality composting will be discussed. Discussions will also include the composting process, trouble shooting techniques, what is considered compost, how properly composting animal mortality impacts bio-security.

In: Online

 

Permalink Monarch and Pollinator Field Day

September 26, 2018
Wintersett, Iowa

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Pheasants Forever will host a monarch and pollinator field day designed for landowners and families who want to learn more about planting habitat. The free, mid-day program includes a field tour of pollinator habitat planted by local landowners and a complimentary lunch.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm Recordkeeping

September 26, 2018
Online

This free webinar is part of the Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture bi-weekly Wednesday Webinars series. This session will provide some ideas on financial and production recordkeeping practices as well as organizing records for farm enterprises.

In: Online

 

Permalink Farming with Native Beneficial Insects

September 26, 2018
Mission, Texas

Join Ray Moranz, Grazing Lands Pollinator Ecologist at the Xerces Society, for this full-day workshop as he overviews conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance Field Days

September 27-28, 2018
Knoxville, Maryland

Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance (NODPA) focuses its 18th annual field days event on "Tools for Survival: Weathering the Current Dairy Crisis While Maintaining Organic Integrity." Speakers will be providing reliable tools and practical strategies to help farmers weather the current dairy crisis without sacrificing organic integrity. There will be hands-on, farmer-to-farmer sessions in which everyone can share innovative low-cost and no-cost strategies to maximize net income; to rethink management practices to increase efficiency; even hear all the options available to farm families as they consider the future within the current realities of the organic dairy industry. Presenters will look at the future of the grass-fed label and will tackle the very important issues facing the organic dairy industry. In addition to a very timely, informative educational program, there will be two farm tours.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Radically Rural

September 27-28, 2018
Keene, New Hampshire

Radically Rural is an annual two-day summit that will bring together hundreds of people who are passionate about creating vibrant, robust rural communities and are eager to learn, connect and lead the charge. Tracks include Arts & Culture, Entrepreneurship, Journalism, Working Lands, and Main Street.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 


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