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Permalink Dairy Grazing Discussions: Grazing System Design, Grazing Math

December 13, 2018
Latrobe, Pennsylvania

This mid-day session continues a series of seven discussion-group meetings focused on The Art and Science of Grazing. The event is primarily for dairy producers interested in grazing management.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Southeast Vegetable And Fruit Expo

December 13-15, 2018
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

North Carolina Vegetable Growers' Association presents this 33rd annual Expo, with sessions on production, disease and weed management, and marketing.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Ranching for Profit With Dave Pratt

December 11, 12, 13, or 14, 2018
Redwood Falls, Staples, Thief River Falls, or Floodwood, Minnesota

Sustainable Farming Association and multiple co-sponsors are hosting a workshop series with nationally known sustainable agriculture expert Dave Pratt in locations around Minnesota. Workshop one, "The Three Secrets for Increasing Profit," is offered on December 11, 13, and 14. Workshop two, "Cattlemen vs. Grassmen – The In’s and Out’s of Cell Grazing" is offered on December 12.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Agritourism Destination Safety & Health Best Practices Workshop

December 14, 2018
Iowa City, Iowa

Join the Visit Iowa Farms Program and Iowa State University experts for a free one-day workshop to learn safety and health best practices for agritourism destinations to keep the public and employees safe on your farm. Topics include food safety, pesticide safety, biosecurity, emergency preparedness, and legal risks.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Farming with Beneficial Insects for Pest Control: A Conservation Biological Control Intensive

December 15, 2018
North Easton, Massachusetts

In this full-day course from NOFA Massachusetts, participants will learn how to identify helpful insects in the field at various stages in their life cycles, and how to support species of beneficial insects that provide pest control. Presenters will also touch on the impact of farm practices on beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Biological Controls for Better Integrated Pest Management

December 17, 2018
Kintersville, Pennsylvania

This full-day intensive from PASA will explain how to accurately identify pests and beneficial insects, show how to control common pests, provide strategies for managing disease on leaves and roots, and review how to safely and effectively use biological products.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Courses

December 5, 12, or 17, 2018
Hutchinson, Brooklyn Park, or St. Paul, Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Agriculture Produce Safety Program is presenting this day-long course in locations across the state. If your farm is covered by the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, attending this Grower Training Course satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement. However, all growers interested in learning about produce safety, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and the FSMA Produce Safety Rule are encouraged to attend and will find the course material valuable.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Impacts and Opportunities of Climate Change on Northeast Crops and Livestock – Part 2

December 18, 2019
Online

USDA Northeast Climate Hub presents this free, one-hour webinar on climate change effects on livestock in the Northeast and strategies for adaptation. Northeast Climate Hub partners have published two new studies exploring how a changing climate is affecting regional crops and livestock. Hear the lead authors of these studies highlight species or production systems that might be particularly vulnerable to changing conditions. They also include practical actions one can take to reduce the harmful aspects of some of these changes.

In: Online

 

Permalink Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development’s Grant Workshop

December 5, 11, 12, or 18, 2018
Russelville, Covington, Morehead State University, or Barbourville, Kentucky

The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development's Grant Workshop provides information about available funding programs, helps applicants understand planning for grants, and works on common grant requirements. The full-day workshop includes an overview of common grant and financial-assistance programs and working sessions to understand what makes a good grant, with hands-on guidance and a toolkit for developing your own goals, work plans, and budgets.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Breeding Multi-use Naked Barley for Organic Systems

December 18, 2018
Online

Join eOrganic for a free, one-hour webinar about naked (or hull-less) barley by Brigid Meints of Oregon State University. This webinar will cover research on naked barley applications for multiple end-uses (feed, food, and malt) and the breeding work being done to develop multi-use naked barley for organic systems.

In: Online

 

Permalink Kelp for Supplemental Feeding of Dairy Cows on Pasture

December 19, 2018
Online

This session is part of Dairy Grazing Management Guide, a series of free webinars from Penn State Extension, geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. The one-hour webinar is presented by Andre Brito (University of New Hampshire).

In: Online

 

Permalink Grow Your Farm! Lease Literacy for Farmers & Landowners

December 19, 2018
Everett, Washington

WSU Snohomish County Extension and the Snohomish Conservation District are offering a three-part Grow Your Farm! series of evening workshops. This informal workshop is designed to help address some of the challenges landowners and tenants have, related to developing and maintain good land lease arrangements. There will be a lawyer familiar with land leases on hand to explain the legal details and answer questions. In addition, much of the evening will be devoted to a panel of experts on the topic: farmers, landowners, and farm incubator managers willing to share their experiences regarding what works, what doesn't, and how to create good lease relationships.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Using an LLC to Strengthen Your Farm Operation

December 19, 2018
Online

Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's biweekly webinar series continues with this free, one-hour webinar that will provide you with examples of the potential pros and cons of utilizing an LLC in your farming operation and give you ideas to discuss with your individual attorney.

In: Online

 

Permalink Utah Farm & Food Conference

January 3-5, 2018
Cedar City, Utah

This conference is a unique opportunity for smaller-acreage producers, small commercial farmers and homesteaders to gain insight and unite for three days and engage in conversations, workshops, activities, farm tours, and meals. Breakouts and keynotes feature inspirational farmers, ranchers, activists, and writers, including Joel Salatin, Liz Carlisle, Gary Nabhan, Paul Kaiser, Laura Bledsoe, Sally Fallon, and more.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Dairy Grazing Discussions: Putting It All Together, Monitoring & Testing

January 3, 2019
Latrobe, Pennsylvania

This mid-day session concludes a series of seven discussion-group meetings focused on The Art and Science of Grazing. The event is primarily for dairy producers interested in grazing management.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Horticulture Industries Show

January 3-5, 2019
Fayetteville, Arkansas

"People, Plants & Pollinators" is the theme for this event that features a high tunnel walking tour of the University of Arkansas Research Farm, a tradeshow, keynote address, and tracks for fruit, vegetables, organic, master gardener, local foods, and Christmas trees. NCAT's Luke Freeman and Guy Ames are among the presenters.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink American Forage and Grassland Council Annual Conference

January 6-9, 2019
St. Louis, Missouri

This conference recognizes the AFGC 75th anniversary. It will kick off with Dr. Garry Lacefield presenting on the history of AFGC and forages and the impact both have had on the world the past 75 years. The conference will feature workshops focused on how to get started with forages, soil health, grass based dairies, and more. In addition to workshops, the conference offers scientific poster presentations; an exhibit hall ; networking opportunities; and several competitions, such as the Forage Spokesperson, Emerging Scientist, Photo, and Essay Contests.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Pastured and Free-Range Poultry Workshop: Husbandry, Pasture Management, and Poultry Diseases

January 7, 2019
Davis, California and Online

The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program's Pastured / Free-Range Poultry Project presents this three-hour workshop as the first in a five-part series that is offered live and online. This session focuses on the basics of free-range and pastured poultry husbandry; common viral, bacterial and parasitic diseases; and management of forage for pastured poultry.

In: Western SARE Region, Online

 

Permalink Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference

January 7-8, 2019
Lexington, Kentucky

This event includes the Kentucky State Horticultural Society's 163nd Annual Meeting, the Kentucky Vegetable Growers Association's 48th Annual Meeting, and meetings of the Organic Association of Kentucky, the Kentucky Wine Association, and Kentucky Horticulture Council. There will be concurrent sessions on tree fruit, farmers markets, high tunnel production, and vegetable production; a grape and wine short course; round table discussions; and a trade show.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Predator Protection for Poultry

January 7, 2019
Online

This free, one-hour webinar continues Food Animal Concerns Trust's webinar series. In this session, learn practical strategies for protecting your flock from predators such as raccoons, foxes, and birds of prey. The presenter is Jan Dohner, author of The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators.

In: Online

 

Permalink Permaculture Design Certificate Online

January 7 - March 22, 2019
Online

Online and instructor-led, 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. Through this 10-week online course, you can learn from industry experts wherever you happen to be. You can expect to create a sustainable permaculture design in this course, with design work beginning on day one. There are no pre-requisites or out-of-state fees.

In: Online

 

Permalink Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium

January 8, 2019
Schererville, Indiana

This symposium, sponsored by Purdue Extension and University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, offers commercial vegetable growers and market farmers opportunities to learn more about pest management, production practices, farm management and marketing; to visit with vendors; and to network with other growers.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Agritourism Destination Safety & Health Best Practices Workshop

January 8, 2019
Waterloo, Iowa

Join the Visit Iowa Farms Program and Iowa State University experts for a free one-day workshop to learn safety and health best practices for agritourism destinations to keep the public and employees safe on your farm. Topics include food safety, pesticide safety, biosecurity, emergency preparedness, and legal risks.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Pesticide Safety for Conventional and Organic Producers

January 9, 2019
Simsbury, Connecticut

This evening class is part of the Solid Ground Farmer Trainings series from University of Connecticut Extension.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference

January 9-11, 2019
Springfield, Illinois

This major conference includes full-day, pre-conference workshops on food safety, financing, cut flowers, berries, and sweet corn. The conference agenda includes tracks on fruit, vegetables, herbs, agritourism and marketing, organic, and special-interest topics including sampling and farm machinery.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference

January 9-11, 2019
Savannah, Georgia

North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association's 2019 conference will be held in association with the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. The agenda includes a tour, poster session, and numerous production and management workshops.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Water Management and Water Quality

January 9, 2019
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is part of the Soil Health and Organic Farming Webinar Series from Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic. This series is recommended for farmers, extension agents, educators, agricultural professionals, and others interested in building soil health.

In: Online

 

Permalink AgEmerge

January 9-11, 2019
Monterey, California

AgEmerge is an opportunity to learn from and interact with emerging thought leaders and entrepreneurs about how they are solving some of the most significant challenges in agriculture. Each speaker will have 17 minutes to dig into their subject of expertise and a breakout session the following day to answer further questions. Each entrepreneur will pitch to a panel of investors in a pitch competition followed by a short expo to answer any additional questions. The winner will receive $5,000 based on the votes of investors and conference attendees. This event is for growers and industry leaders who crave the knowledge, influence and camaraderie that is required for impactful change.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm Bill Update

January 9, 2019
Online

Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture continues its bi-weekly webinar series with this free, one-hour webinar. Howard Leathers will bring us up to date on the current status of the 2018 farm bill. If a bill is passed by this date, he will review the major provisions.

In: Online

 

Permalink Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference

January 10-13, 2019
Savannah, Georgia

The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference is the largest educational conference and trade show in the southeastern United States that unites growers, vendors, and suppliers. Anyone with an interest in specialty crop agriculture is invited to be a part of this event. More than 80 hours of educational sessions will address food safety concerns, specific commodity issues on production practices and increased yields, and marketing strategies. An organic track is offered.

In: Southern SARE Region

 


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