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Permalink Blueberry Field Day

July 18, 2018
Aurora, Oregon

Oregon State University's North Willamette Research and Extension Center hosts this free afternoon event with presentations on blueberry production research, pest control research, an organic steam weeder, and more.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Irrigation Systems on a Diversified Farm

July 18, 2018
St. Ignatius, Montana

This free afternoon field day at Foothill Farm is part of a monthly series of production-focused, on-farm workshops presented by Community Food and Agriculture Coalition to help beginning farmers and ranchers get practical information. Farmer Julie Pavlock will talk about the different irrigation systems they utilize across this diversified, certified-organic, multi-generational family farm, and how Foothill Farm worked with local NRCS agents to design for water-efficiency and quality production at the same time.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Cover Crops and Soil Health at the Grundy County Fair

July 18, 2018
Grundy Center, Iowa

Practical Farmers of Iowa, Grundy County Extension, and Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District present this event on soil health, rotational grazing, habitat, buffer strips, soil testing, and more.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Tillage & Soil Health Workshop

July 19, 2018
Benson, Minnesota

This morning workshop is part of a series sponsored by the Land Stewardship, in cooperation with the Chippewa River Watershed Project and local Soil and Water Conservation District offices in Swift, Chippewa and Kandiyohi counties. Jodi DeJong Hughes from University of Minnesota Extension will talk about soil health, tillage and tillage options/alternatives. Presenters will also demonstrate easy home/farm soil monitoring techniques. The day will include a field visit and a soil pit examining many layers below the surface.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Introduction to Agritainment Law Webinar

July 19, 2018
Online

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) presents attorney Marlene van Es of Trellis Legal, discussing factors you should consider for hosting an agritainment venture on your farm, including knowing your legal responsibilities, analyzing potential risks to your farm business, and understanding steps you can take to protect your business from liability concerns.

In: Online

 

Permalink Working with Organic Producers – Crop

July 19, 2018
Online

This webinar is part of the Iowa Organic Webinar Series from NRCS. This webinar will include an introduction to the organic certification process, a presentation of the basic organic crop production regulations related to conservation, and opportunities for NRCS support. It will also identify resources with more detailed information. The presentation will be relevant for both field crops and diversified vegetable production.

In: Online

 

Permalink aMAIZEing Organic Field Day

July 19, 2018
Champaign, Illinois

This organic field day at the University of Illinois offers the opportunity to tour the organic corn breeding plots near campus. Learn the ins and outs of the organic seed system and try your hand at data collection. Learn how U of I tests new cultivars.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Rodale Institute Annual Field Day

July 20, 2018
Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Join Rodale Institute's researchers and staff to learn the latest results of research projects and visit nearly 20 demonstration stations on the 333-acre experimental farm. Participants will have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with Rodale Institute experts and learn about a wide variety of research and demonstration projects, all focused on organic agriculture. The event is self-paced. Preregistration is required.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Wholesale Vegetables on a Small Scale

July 20, 2018
Balsam Lake, Wisconsin

MOSES presents this free half-day field day at Seed to Seed Farm. Learn about wholesale production on a small- to medium-sized farm. Farm host Ariel Pressman will explain how to grow quality produce consistently for larger accounts, including supermarkets and co-ops. Tour the farm and talk with Ariel about his general farm efficiency practices, how he selects the best plant varieties, and the many other lessons he has learned since he started farming seven years ago.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Improving Organic Crop Production

July 20, 2018
Paulina, Iowa

This Practical Farmers of Iowa field day at Seven W Farm is hosted by the Wilson family. The Wilsons will share their experiences and efforts to improve their organic crop production systems. They'll start the day with some machinery-shop talk and make their cultivators, planters, and drills available for viewing. After a potluck lunch, they'll offer a hay wagon farm tour. Attendees will see cover crops seeded after small grains harvest; cover crops interseeded to corn in June; and a solid-seeded mix of corn and forage sorghum for silage.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Value-Added Urban Production Farm Tour

July 21, 2018
Cleveland, Ohio

Erich Hooper started growing in the city at Hooper Farm in 1994 and has become known as the 'godfather' of Cleveland urban agriculture. Hooper Farm has over an acre of production situated on residential land and is home to an on-site market stand, educational outreach, and a catering company. Tour attendees will see the greenhouse, production fields, and supporting infrastructure. This event is part of the Central State University Extension farm tour series.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Agroforestry Academy

July 22-27, 2018
Columbia, Missouri

This week-long training for educators and farmers includes integrated classroom workshops, multiple on-farm visits, hands-on demonstrations and content integration into practical on-farm agroforestry planning and design to advance adoption of agroforestry as a cornerstone of productive land use. Experienced trainers will be drawn from the MU Center for Agroforestry, USDA National Agroforestry Center, Extension and NRCS agroforestry specialists, other selected experts from the United States and Canada, farmer educators, and agroforestry practitioners.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Diversified Direct Marketing Farm Tour

July 22, 2018
Russiaville, Indiana

This free afternoon event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Thistle Rock Farm is a diversified operation, home to a community supported agriculture vegetable program; sheep, goat, and pig herds; broiler and laying flocks of chickens; 50 acres of grain, and a mature forest. Join this tour to see a diversified, direct marketing farm, with ground that has not been exposed to chemicals for more than 40 years.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Grazing Cover Crops: Planning and Infrastructure

July 23, 2018
Online

In this free evening webinar from The Pasture Project, Kent Solberg, Livestock and Grazing Specialist with the Sustainable Farming Association, will share field-tested best practices for successfully integrating cover crops and adaptive grazing, including species selection, cover crop establishment, forage chain integration, temporary infrastructure, lease options, and more.

In: Online

 

Permalink Blooms and Bouquets: A Farmer and Farmer-Florist Workshop

July 23, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland

Blooms and Bouquets is a flower farming intensive hosted by Butterbee Farm; aspiring farmers, beginning and experienced farmers, and farmer-florists are welcome. At this full-day event, participants will soak up knowledge from ASCFG President Dave Dowling, florist and business owner Ellen Frost of Local Color Flowers, special guest farmer and designer Julio Freitas of The Flower Hat in Bozeman, Montana, and Butterbee farmer Laura Beth Resnick.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Fundamentals of On-Farm Food Safety

July 23, 2018
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association offers this day-long training.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Online Marketing Webinar Series: Social Media Basics

July 24, 2018
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is part of a monthly series for farm direct marketers, offered by University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture.

In: Online

 

Permalink Williams Farm Soil Health Field Day

July 24, 2018
Waverly, Kansas

At this No-Till on the Plains field day, hosts Darin and Nancy Williams will share their farm experiences with attendees. The Williams' use soil-health practices to produce crops and livestock on nearly 2,000 acres in Coffey County Kansas. Other speakers will be no-till farmer David Brandt and cover-crop grazier Jacob Miller from Culbertson, Nebraska.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Produce Grower Training Workshop

July 24, 2018
Bentonville, Arkansas

This full-day training on produce safety in Arkansas is presented by University of Arkansas Research & Extension, the National Center for Appropriate Technology, and Arkansas Agriculture Department. Topics include produce safety, worker training, agricultural water, soil amendments, animals, and farm food-safety plans. The session on postharvest handling and sanitation will be presented by NCAT's Luke Freeman.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Dual Cropping Systems: An Introduction

July 24, 2018
Polk City, Iowa

Spend a summer morning at the Lehman Family Farm on this Iowa Organic Association field day. Aaron and Nicole Lehman have a 400-acre farm where they raise conventional and organic corn, soybeans, and hay. The Lehmans will talk about the challenges and opportunities of these dual farming systems.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Using Instagram to Grow Your Farm Business

July 25, 2018
Online

This free one-hour webinar from NCAT and University of Arkansas Extension will teach you how to set up and manage an Instagram account to help you grow your farm business. We will cover the basics of creating a farm Instagram account from scratch, tips for creating stunning photos and videos for your feed, how to engage with followers and other businesses, advertising on Instagram, and using tools to manage multiple accounts and scheduling posts ahead of time.

In: Online

 

Permalink Farm Transition Taxes and Medicaid Estate Recovery

July 25, 2018
Online

This free one-hour webinar is part of the Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture bi-weekly webinar series. This session offers an overview of the new federal estate tax laws and other related tax issues. Presenters will provide examples of how to determine if your farm estate could trigger federal estate tax limits and Maryland and Delaware gift, estate, and inheritance taxes. It will also discuss longterm healthcare and how to avoid the state's recovery for any healthcare assistance.

In: Online

 

Permalink Kneading Conference

July 25-27, 2018
Clinton, Maine

Maine Grain Alliance presents its annual gathering of farmers, bakers, millers, researchers, oven builders and others to explore the ways and means of reestablishing regional grain economies. The event brings together the diverse stakeholders who collectively can rebuild lost infrastructure and create demand for local and regional grain systems.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Hops Part 3: Productive Varieties & Harvesting

July 26, 2018
Queenstown, Maryland

Future Harvest CASA presents this afternoon workshop, the third in its 2018 hops growing series. The workshop will cover local research trials on the best varieties for the Delmarva region, the ins and outs of harvesting bines, and opportunities to process or sell your hops through the Chesapeake Hop Exchange.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Value Chain Coordination: Getting Started

July 26, 2018
Online

This free National Good Food Network webinar is the first in a series that illuminates, by inspirational example, the skills needed to find success in coordinating a value chain. Panelists will illustrate their experiences with value chain coordination, introduce concrete metrics to demonstrate impact, and explain, based on their past work, how one can begin coordinating value chains in a new community.

In: Online

 

Permalink South Georgia Muscadine Grape Conference

July 26, 2018
Americus, Georgia

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is teaming up with Wolf Creek Plantation for a day-long workshop on all things muscadines: cultivation, marketing, and winemaking. Growers and horticulturalists with UGA Extension and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will cover the business of growing muscadines as well as the technical aspects, like choosing cultivars and pruning.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink In Her Boots Workshop: Tools & Machinery, Vegetables, CSA & Diversification

July 26, 2018
Decorah, Iowa

Spend the day with an inspiring group of women farmers and educators dedicated to supporting women to succeed in achieving their farm dreams. This special In Her Boots session at Humble Hands Harvest will focus on tool use, mechanics, and ergonomics from a female farmer lens and how to care for that most important tool: yourself! The MOSES In Her Boots format builds on the idea that women farmers learn best from each other. These day-long, on-farm workshops include a detailed farm tour, hands-on demonstrations and discussions, lunch, and networking opportunities.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Terry's Techniques: Seed Saving and Cultivation Equipment

July 26, 2018
Crescent, Iowa

Terry Troxel at Iowana Farm hosts this Practical Farmers of Iowa free afternoon field day. Hear how the seed saving process works, and how it contributes to her farm's revenue. Terry will also do a demonstration with several types of small, modified cultivating tractors she uses on her vegetable crops.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Industrial Hemp Field Day

July 26, 2018
Petersburg, Virginia

Virginia State University's 2018 Industrial Hemp Field Day will provide a forum for potential growers, researchers, marketing experts, and industrial hemp product users to discuss the future of the crop in Virginia and neighboring states. Learn about the variety of products from industrial hemp, the challenges and opportunities for cultivating this crop, and an update on the legislation governing industrial hemp production in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Fruits of the Heartland

July 26-27, 2018
Danville, Illinois

Fruits of the Heartland is a joint conference of the North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX), the Midwest Fruit Explorers (MidFEx), and the Savanna Institute. Presentations will cover a wide range of topics on growing and marketing fruit. The conference will consist of two days of Pomological presentations and hands-on demos on Thursday and Friday, followed by farm tours on Saturday.

In: North Central SARE Region

 


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