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Permalink Diagnosing Plant Disease at One Straw Farm

July 16, 2018
White Hall, Maryland

Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture presents an opportunity to join Joan and Drew Norman for a tour of One Straw Farm's plant-disease-prevention practices, followed by an in-field scouting demo led by University of Maryland Extension (UME) Plant Pathologist Dr. Karen Rane and UME Integrated Pest Management Vegetable Specialist Dr. Jerry Brust.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Cover Crop & High Tunnel Skillshare Field Day

July 16, 2018
Turtle Lake, Wisconsin

The Good Acre offers an opportunity to learn about cover cropping and high tunnels from organic farmer Rodrigo Cala and University of Minnesota Researcher Vivian Wauters. At this mid-day field day, Rodrigo will discuss how he manages and uses different high tunnels and share tips on what he has learned. Then Rodrigo will share how he uses cover crops and Vivian will talk about the summer cover crop installation she is managing at Rodrigo's farm. Farmers of all experience levels as well as resource providers and technical assistance providers are invited to attend.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Farming with Native Beneficial Insects

July 16, 2018
Lingle, Wyoming

Join Thelma Heidel-Baker, Conservation Biocontrol Specialist at the Xerces Society, for this day-long course, as she 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: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Record Keeping for Successful Value-Added Enterprises

July 17, 2018
Blountville, Tennessee

The University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture, in cooperation with UT Extension and the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation, is offering a workshop for farmers to learn better record keeping for value-added enterprises. The seven-hour workshop is designed to help farmers learn to keep better financial records. Participants will be introduced to QuickBooks accounting software and learn about setting up a chart of accounts, items, customers and vendors, entering sales and recording deposits, paying bills and writing checks, and creating reports. The workshop is designed for producers who sell fresh and processed farm products at direct marketing outlets such as farmers markets, on-farm stands, pick-your-own, and agritourism operations.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Strengthening Enforcement Rule Webinar

July 17, 2018
Online

From 1:00 PM to 2:00 pm (Eastern Time), the National Organic Program (NOP) will host an interactive webinar engaging the organic community about NOP's upcoming Strengthening Organic Enforcement rulemaking. The webinar will provide an overview of the scope of the proposed rule and invite general feedback on these topics and NOP's data needs for this activity.

In: Online

 

Permalink Expanding Conservation With Cover Crops, Livestock and Small Grains

July 17, 2018
Dayton, Iowa

This free Practical Farmers of Iowa field day is hosted by Kellie and A.J. Blair, who will share how they've steadily increased their use of cover crops while also reducing tillage. The Blairs will explain how grazing cattle on their cover crops and conducting on-farm research with the Iowa Soybean Association have helped them expand their cover crop usage. Learn more about their experiences and research results, as well as one of their newer endeavors: raising their own cover crop seed.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink New York Soil Health Summit

July 18, 2018
Albany, New York

This event, organized by the New York Soil Health project, is for farmers, researchers, agriculture service providers, government agencies, nonprofits, and policy-makers interested in advancing soil-health efforts across the state. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with colleagues and contribute critical feedback to the NY Soil Health Roadmap. Keynote speaker is David Montgomery, and the summit will host 20 expert panelists and speakers, including farmers, researchers, agricultural specialists, and policymakers.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink FAMACHA and Integrated Parasite Management Workshop in Montana

July 18, 2018
Stevensville, Montana

In this half-day workshop, Dave Scott, NCAT agriculture specialist and owner of Montana Highland Lamb, and Dr. Whit Stewart, University of Wyoming Extension sheep specialist, will teach you about combating Barber Pole worm, FAMACHA eye scoring, creating refugias, genetic selection, and grazing methods that help control parasites. Sheep producers, agriculture extension agents, and 4-H and FFA leaders and members are encouraged to attend.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Contract Cattle Grazing and Establishing Grazing Leases

July 18, 2018
Online

This evening webinar is part of the Pasture Project's grazing webinar series. In this webinar, Robert Bauer, Grazing Specialist with Southwest Badger RC&D, and Mike Mueller, Owner of Double M Cattle Company, will share the fundamentals of contract grazing and how it can most effectively be applied, including contract arrangements, negotiation strategies and conservation planning.

In: Online

 

Permalink Weed Control in Organic Grain & Vegetable Systems

July 18, 2018
Eden, Maryland

Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture presents this mid-day workshop at Cutfresh Organics, an organic grain and vegetable farm. Farmer Aaron Cooper, the lower Maryland shore's most experienced organic grain grower, will lead the workshop on latest innovations in mid-sized farm weed control and equipment.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Farming with Native Beneficial Insects

July 18, 2018
Cañon City, Colorado

Join Thelma Heidel-Baker, Conservation Biocontrol Specialist at the Xerces Society, as she overviews conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants in this full-day worksop will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

In: Western SARE Region

 

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

 


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