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Permalink Grazier's Marketing School

October 17-18, 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana

Joel Salatin and Sheri Salatin present a limited-enrollment course on the advantages and disadvantages of many forms of direct marketing. Also covered will be abattoir issues, frozen versus chilled meats, product sampling, risk management and government regulations.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Cover Crops: Selection and Management

October 17, 2018
Online

This webinar is part of the Soil Health and Organic Farming series presented by the Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic. This webinar will focus on selecting the best cover crops, mixes, and management methods for soil health, including crop rotations and cropping system biodiversity. This series is recommended for farmers, extension agents, educators, agricultural professionals, and others interested in building soil health.

In: Online

 

Permalink High Tunnel Purchasing, Management and Production

October 17, 2018
Mill Spring, North Carolina

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association presents an opportunity to learn how to produce in a high tunnel in the fall, winter, and early spring in the high country of North and South Carolina. This day-long workshop will also discuss construction and purchasing considerations for installing a high tunnel on your own property. Finally, presenters will talk about management techniques to help maximize production in high tunnels. After lunch, a hands-on demonstration will be held at Big Frog Nursery on high tunnel construction options.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Getting Ready for Organic Certification

October 17, 2018
Chester, South Carolina

This day-long workshop with Carolina Farm Stewardship Association will include all the basics you need to know to decide if organic certification is for you and how to start the certification process. Presenters will discuss regulations for crops and livestock, the step-by-step process of certification, writing an Organic System Plan, required record keeping, and the resources available to farmers transitioning to organic certification. Participants will learn how to assess what steps they need to take on their own farms to be ready for organic certification. In the afternoon, participants will take an in-depth tour of Wild Hope Farm with a focus on learning how to prepare your farm and management systems for organic certification.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Livestock Guardian Animal Overview -- Llamas, Donkeys and Dogs

October 18, 2018
Online

This webinar is part of FACT's series of free webinars on a variety of topics relevant to humane animal production. This webinar is part 1 of a three-part focus on Livestock Guardian Animals. Presenter Jan Dohner, author of Livestock Guardians, will cover the fundamentals of using guardian animals, including llamas, donkeys, and dogs, to protect your livestock and poultry on pasture. She will address the pros and cons of using each type of guardian animal, how to choose the right animal for your farm, basic care, and much more.

In: Online

 

Permalink Third Thursday Thing: Goats

October 18, 2018
Frankfort, Kentucky

Kentucky State University's Third Thursday Thing monthly sustainable agriculture workshop continues with a session on goats.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Fungi in Your Farm Systems

October 18, 2018
Pocantico Hills, New York

This Growing Farmers Initiative workshop from Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture will cover the basics of mushroom cultivation. Mushrooms are an excellent main crop, or value-added product for farmers. William Padilla-Brown and Shane Hardy present this day-long workshop.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Ginger & Turmeric Field Day

October 18, 2018
Petersburg, Virginia

Learn more about the production and marketing of ginger and turmeric and see how to harvest, clean and package these spice crops. This educational event at Virginia State University's Randolph Farm will include presentations, a grower panel, demonstrations, and a field visit.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Double Digit Growth: What Are Organic and Biodynamic Wines? And What’s Driving the Sector’s Expanding Sales?

October 18, 2018
Online

In this webinar, Women of the Vine & Spirits presents a clear introduction to organic and biodynamic wines and brands, a business-case overview of organic, individual perspectives from organic and biodynamic vintners, and more.

In: Online

 

Permalink A Brief Exploration of the Brand New Livestock Compass - Webinar

October 18, 2018
Online

Join Southern SAWG’s Growing Farm Profits team for a one-hour webinar introducing the new Livestock Compass tool that will help lead you to profitable decision-making on your farm or ranch. Those who raise multiple species of livestock and sell through multiple markets stand to gain the most. Webinar leaders Jim Munsch and John Hendrickson will cover the basics of this new tool and clarify how it can aid your profitability management.

In: Online

 

Permalink Farm Business Planning & Financial Management

October 18 and November 8, 2018
Cold Spring, New York

Glynwood offers a two-part workshop with Faith Gilbert that will help new farmers improve their business management skills through introductory lessons in administration and financial management, enterprise budgeting, recordkeeping and analysis, core financial documents (e.g., balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement), business planning, and how to source capital.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Pecan Harvest Field Day

October 18, 2018
Burneyville, Oklahoma

At this free afternoon event, you will see the process of preparing the orchard floor for harvest and observe pecan harvesting in action on the Noble Research Institute Red River Farm. Equipment demonstrations will highlight the different types of equipment needed for a successful pecan harvest, including tree shakers, limb rakes and harvesters. Pecan specialists will discuss the process of cleaning and marketing pecans. A question-and-answer session will address questions related to harvesting, marketing and orchard management.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Food, Fiber & Farms of the Future

October 18, 2018
Tomales, California

Jefferson Center for Holistic Management, Fibershed, and Stemple Creek Ranch present an opportunity to learn what carbon farming and regenerative agriculture really means; what the financial, social, and ecological benefits of these practices are; and how to implement them on your property. The event includes a field walk on Stemple Creek's ranch, a presentation by the PastureMap Team on Farms of the Future, and a shared meal of organic, locally sourced and regenerative products.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm Foundations: Planning for Success

October 18, 2018
Lonsdale, Arkansas

NCAT and the University of Arkansas are teaming up to offer a free, one-day workshop for beginning livestock farmers at The Farm at Barefoot Bend. NCAT Southeast Regional Director Margo Hale and NCAT Livestock Specialist Linda Coffey will teach sessions on business planning, marketing, and sustainable livestock production. Damon and Jana Helton, owners of The Farm at Barefoot Bend, will lead a tour of the farm and hands-on training on topics including pastured poultry production, forested pork, and grass-fed cattle. Damon and Jana will share their experiences getting started in farming and how their operation has grown.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Planned Grazing Workshop

October 18, 2018
Gainesville, Texas

The Dixon Water Foundation invites you to its workshop about biological capital, planned grazing, relationships between forage and grazing animals, and how to plan for drought recovery. The workshop will feature Walt Davis and Richard Teague, Ph.D., experts in the benefits of planned grazing and the science behind it.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference: Roots & Resilience

October 19-21, 2018
Durham, North Carolina

The Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference is presented by Black Urban Growers (BUGS), an organization committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings. The conference includes a farm tour, speakers, workshops, panel discussions, demonstrations, networking, kinship, and much more. The conference concludes with a morning of community action planning.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Soil Health Workshop and Field Day: Cover Crops Make $ense

October 19, 2018
Eastover, South Carolina

This free workshop for farmers and natural resource professionals will focus on soil health in conventional soybean, corn, cotton, and peanut rotations. During the morning classroom sessions, participants will learn to optimize the short-term benefits of cover crops, how to reduce input costs through soil testing, and the latest findings from soil health research projects across the state. After lunch, the group will travel to nearby Carter Farms to see a standing cover crop and learn cover crop management and soil-sampling techniques.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm to School Field Day

October 19, 2018
Oxford, Mississippi

This Alliance of Sustainable Farms field day is hosted by the Institute of Child Nutrition. The free, mid-day field day will highlight the work of the Institute of Child Nutrition, discuss school food service needs, illustrate how farmers can serve the Farm to School market, and provide a networking opportunity for schools, farmers, and others. Pre-registration is required. To register, send e-mail to AllianceofSustainableFarms@gmail.com.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Yellowstone Valley Fall Farm Tours

October 20, 2018
Billings or Red Lodge, Montana

Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council presents an opportunity to mingle with farm animals, learn about local agriculture, and meet the folks who are committed to providing well-raised meat and produce to the greater Yellowstone Valley

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Windy City Harvest: Season Extension

October 20, 2018
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Botanic Garden's Windy City Harvest one-day intensive workshops are perfect for the small-scale urban farmer or gardener. This is a technical training course intended for aspiring urban agriculture entrepreneurs and individuals who are interested in learning best-practice season-extension techniques. It will combine classroom and hands-on work to prepare students to utilize season extension effectively in their existing urban agricultural projects.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Seed School Teacher Training for Agricultural Professionals

October 21-26, 2018
Denver, Colorado

Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance's new Seed School Teacher Training for Agricultural Professionals course is tailored specifically to cooperative extension agents, National Resources Conservation Service staff, and others whose work directly supports farmers. Participants will receive training based on RMSA's acclaimed Seed School curriculum with a special emphasis on incorporating seed saving techniques into small- to medium-scale farming operations. Ag professionals will learn how to teach seed saving methods to the farmers they serve, enabling them to boost farm profitability, improve soil health, and enhance regional food security. If you are an agricultural professional in the Mountain West (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming) or additional states/territories of the Western SARE region (Alaksa, Arizona, American Samoa, California, Guam, Hawaii, Micronesia, Nevada, North Marianas Islands, Oregon, and Washington), you are eligible to attend this course. Registration fees are fully covered by grant funding from the USDA's Western SARE program. Spaces are limited.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Sebastopol Food & Farm FIre Benefit

October 21, 2018
Sebastopol, California

Attend a local food and farm fire benefit at the Sebastopol Farmers Market, featuring live music, games, tastings, education, and a raffle featuring gifts and experiences from Sonoma County's finest chefs, winemakers, brewers, food artisans, and farmers. Admission is free, with all proceeds benefiting wildfire relief and a new initiative to better prepare our farms and rural communities for future disasters.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Michigan Good Food Summit

October 22, 2018
East Lansing, Michigan

The Michigan Good Food Summit will amplify under-represented voices across the food system to continue advancing the Good Food Charter's vision of equity, sustainability, and a thriving economy for all of Michigan and its people. Food consumers, growers, or buyers; line cooks, servers, or chefs; advocates, educators, or policymakers are invited to connect with others advancing good food and equity in Michigan.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink North Carolina Regional Gatherings for Food Councils

October 1, 15, or 22, 2018
Greenville, Marion, or New Hanover County, North Carolina

Community Food Strategies is organizing a series of regional gatherings to deepen food council partnerships and encourage inspiration and innovation within North Carolina communities.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Online Marketing Webinar Series: Using Adobe Spark to Market Your Business

October 23, 2018
Online

This free webinar is part of the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture's monthly series of online marketing webinars on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

In: Online

 

Permalink The Hazelnut Industry in the Upper Midwest

October 23, 2018
Online

This free, online, evening Nutshell presentation from the Savanna Institute features Jason Fischbach discussing the state of the hazelnut industry in the Upper Midwest.

In: Online

 

Permalink Pigs on Pasture, Hogs in Hedgerows

October 23, 2018
Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania

This one-day workshop from PASA takes place at Blackberry Meadows Farm. Explore how they utilize pigs on pasture and hogs in hedgerows to break sod, dig ponds, clean up fallen fruits and nuts, and clear invasive plant species, and to learn how this integrates with their certified-organic fruit and vegetable CSA farm, which also produces pork, beef, and poultry.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Role of Agroforestry in Supporting Pollinators

October 23, 2018
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center. Join the conversation to learn how agroforestry practices can be designed and managed to support pollinator conservation and services in temperate regions. Agroforestry can enhance habitat and reduce pesticide exposure for pollinators and other beneficial insects.

In: Online

 

Permalink Where Women Gather: A Celebration of Women in Agriculture Conference and Symposium

October 24-26, 2018
New Haven, Connecticut

Hidden Acres Farm is presenting this event with plenary and workshop sessions. Celebrate the historic roots and inspiring stories of women farmers today and in the future. The conference brings together women farmers to explore feminism, preserving indigenous food traditions, growing local women farmer networks, dismantling racism in the food system, and more.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Preparing Your Marketing Efforts for the Holidays

October 24, 2018
Online

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture continues its free, bi-weekly webinar series with a session on developing a social media marketing plan and benchmarking implementation dates to capture the largest portion of holiday market sales possible.

In: Online

 


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