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Permalink Holistic Planned Grazing with Kirk Gadzia

September 30 - October 1, 2016
Aurora, Colorado

This two-day workshop allows ranchers to spend time both in the classroom and on the land learning about key grazing strategies and implementation as well as create their own holistic grazing plan to achieve their goals. This workshop is designed to allow land managers to create their own grazing plan.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Urban Agriculture and the Next Farm Bill Symposium

September 30, 2016
Washington, D.C. and Online

The George Washington University, AGree, Michigan State University, and the University of the District of Columbia present this free, one-day symposium focusing on the forthcoming 2018 Farm Bill. The event will also livestream. Panels will discuss social justice and urban agriculture, business and financing of urban agriculture, innovations, and more.

In: Online

 

Permalink Understanding Ecosystem Function

September 30, 2016
Wimberley, Texas

In this free Soil for Water day-long workshop, presenters will be riparian management specialist Steve Nelle, range ecologist Dr. Richard Teague (Texas A&M AgriLife Research), and Peggy Sechrist (Certified Educator in Holistic Management). In the afternoon participants will go on a pasture walk to see key indicators of ecosystem function and learn about their relationships to drought and floods.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Conservation Biological Control Short Course Workshop

September 30, 2016
Carson City, Nevada

The Xerces Society has developed the Conservation Biological Control Short Course, a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems. 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 Cows Love Grass: Intensive Rotational Grazing and Natural Cattle Husbandry Workshop

October 1, 2016
Lovingston, Virginia

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn more about the benefits of intensive rotational grazing: increasing pasture production, stocking rate, animal health and welfare and decreasing disease. This is a workshop on the nuts and bolts of producing all-natural, grass-fed beef. It is appropriate for anyone interested in selling grass-fed beef at their local farmers market or for their homestead or for anyone considering adding cattle to their farm. If you'd like to try raising cattle, but didn't inherit a farm and all the equipment and are working with a limited budget, this workshop is for you. Presenters emphasize a flexible, low-tech approach, working with the pasture you have and the animals you have and using rotational grazing to increase forage production and animal health.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Get Yer Goat: Goat Education Day

October 1, 2016
Central Point, Oregon

This annual event is sponsored by the Rogue Valley Dairy Goat Association. Both Beginner and Advanced workshop tracks are offered. Topics include Goats 101, diseases, parasites, genetics, poisonous plants toxic to goats and other livestock, and building a milk stand.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink WNC Garlic Fest

October 1, 2016
Asheville, North Carolina

This free celebration of all things garlic offers an opportunity to eat some creative, awesome, and inspired garlic dishes. WNC Garlic Fest was founded with a mission to educate people in the simple skill of growing great garlic and offers free garlic lessons.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Hoes Down Harvest Festival

October 1 - 2, 2016
Guinda, California

In the heart of breathtaking Capay Valley, immerse yourself in a festival of rural living, domestic arts, and local agriculture. Full Belly Farm, one of the first and most prolific organic farms in the country, hosts the Hoes Down Harvest Festival, which includes farm tours, traditional arts and crafts, farm-fresh food, folk music, dancing, hands-on workshops, and seminars, offering the public a special chance to enjoy rural life and deepen our understanding of and connection to the local food system.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Pasture Walk

October 1, 2016
Harper, Texas

Dr. Richard Teague (Texas A&M AgriLife Research) will lead a morning pasture walk on Dr. David Hopf's ranch. This site is one of the long-term monitoring sites for the Soil for Water project. Participation is limited, so please send an e-mail to soilforwater@ncat.org to reserve your spot.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Pasture-Raised Multi-Species Livestock Farm Tour

October 1, 2016
Fredericktown, Ohio

This event is part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Hear how Jacob and Elizabeth Coleman of Sweet Grass Dairy are building their soil with about 60 pastured dual-purpose cows and how they raise grass-fed beef, pastured pork, pastured eggs, meat chickens, and pastured Thanksgiving turkeys for direct market and herdshare sales. Learn about multi-species grazing, dairy calf rearing, grazing management, milking, and marketing, and observe cows, chickens, turkeys, and hogs on pasture.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Women Working in the Meat Business

October 2-4, 2016
Efland, North Carolina

NC Choices' Women Working in the Meat Business brings together women farmers, processors, and professionals from across the country who raise, butcher, prepare, and/or market pasture raised meat. In a focused, hands-on setting, women convene in North Carolina for over two days of training, from on-farm management to butchery, by the nation's top professionals. Courses are designed to help women tackle real and perceived barriers in their career by offering educational, technical, and business planning assistance while also providing opportunities to build and expand professional networks.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Agritourism: Farm to Wedding Venue at Rocklands Farm

October 3, 2016
Poolesville, Maryland

Join Future Harvest CASA and Chesapeake CRAFT for this afternoon event at Rocklands Farm.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Goat Production Using No-Till Pastures

October 4, 2016
Arrington, Virginia

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers this free morning workshop at Nappier's Goat Farm. Topics will include steps to follow to set up a small farm livestock operation, USDA services that are available, assistance from your local cooperative extension service and Virginia State and Virginia Tech, and assistance from the VSU Small Farm Outreach Program.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm Skills Workshop: Developing and Managing a Diverse Farm

October 4, 2016
Cold Spring, New York

In this free afternoon workshop at Glynwood, the founders of Old Ford Farm will discuss the how they established the various enterprises of their farm–dairy, laying hens, pigs, turkeys, broilers, and vegetables–on rented land that originally had no infrastructure.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Residue and Tillage Management in Organic Farming Systems: Central States

October 4, 2016
Online

In the Understanding Organic Agriculture series, this free, one-hour webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. Several Iowa organic producers will be interviewed about their management practices to maximize soil health and reduce erosion. Join this webinar for a discussion of these challenges and opportunities in the context of organic farms in Central states.

In: Online

 

Permalink Fence Construction Workshop

October 4, 2016
Ardmore, Oklahoma

Join the Noble Foundation at its Red River Research and Demonstration Farm to see the latest fencing materials and technologies offered in the industry and being used in the construction of this 640-acre Grazing Research Facility. Gallagher and Stay Tuff representatives will demonstrate tools, techniques, and construction of high-tensile electric and net wire fences. The day-long event is free.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Indiana Flower Growers Association Purdue Conference

October 5, 2016
Lafayette, Indiana

Greenhouse operators and horticulturists will have an opportunity to network with industry experts and Purdue Extension specialists. The agenda addresses marketing, business, and resources available from Purdue for flower growers.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Solar Energy on the Farm

October 5, 2016
Stanwood, Washington

Join Tilth Producers and Northwest SEED at Rents Due Ranch to learn how to pursue solar energy on your farm. Fire Mountain Solar and Snohomish Conservation District will demonstrate a solar energy installation at this free event.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Provender Alliance Conference

October 5-7, 2016
Hood River, Oregon

Join Provender Alliance as they celebrate four decades of education and inspiring the community. Keynote events, workshops, Meet Your Maker, networking opportunities, fabulous food, and more are on the agenda.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink How to Implement and Verify Biodiversity Conservation Activities in Organic Agricultural Systems

October 5, 2016
Online

Join eOrganic for a free, one-hour webinar on biodiversity conservation on organic farms. Organic producers will learn how to implement conservation practices, and certification personnel will become skilled on how to observe and verify organic operations' biodiversity conservation practices.

In: Online

 

Permalink Cover Crop Field Day

October 6, 2016
Mifflin, Pennsylvania

Please join Penn State Extension and the Ranck Family at their certified organic dairy farm Charvin Farm to see and learn about current on-farm cover crop research projects. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Resources for Small Farmers

October 6, 2016
Leesburg, Virginia

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers this morning workshop to help new and beginning farmers learn how to take advantage of valuable federal, state, and local programs and provide them with critical information vital to the success of their farming or ranching enterprise.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Hydroponics for Your Home Garden or Small Farm

October 6, 2016
Butte, Montana

This afternoon workshop is offered by NCAT's Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training (SIFT) program.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Indiana Local Food Summit

October 6, 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana

Join Purdue Extension for a morning of focused networking for food councils, farm to school, food hubs, healthy food access, and food business training. Stay for lunch and attend afternoon sessions on 'Getting Started in Farm to School,' Cooperative Business Models, Creative purchasing of local food for institutions and restaurants, and more.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Ohio School Garden Conference

October 7, 2016
Columbus, Ohio

The fourth annual Ohio School Garden Conference theme is "Getting Back to Our Roots." The idea is to help teachers, administrators, after-school program personnel, and interested community members start and maintain school gardens, which provide ample opportunities for hands-on learning about everything from science to art. The conference is being sponsored by OSU Extension.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Local & Regional Foods: Connecting Regional Efforts

October 7, 2016
Online

This webinar is part of a series offered by the Southern Rural Development Center. The South has seen significant activity around local and regional foods systems in the recent months. As a result, a team of Extension and research professionals have come together to create a process for connecting these efforts and growing the work across states and disciplines. Come see what is planned and learn how you can be involved in the initiative. Presenters are Dave Lamie, Clemson University, and Elizabeth Gregory North, Mississippi State University.

In: Online

 

Permalink AERO Expo & Annual Meeting

October 7-9, 2016
Kalispell, Montana

With the theme "What We Need Is Here," this weekend of building and empowering sustainable communities features speakers Mary Berry and Fred Kirschenmann, tours, workshops, panels, and more.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Beginning Farmer Tour: Hawkins Family Farm

October 7, 2016
North Manchester, Indiana

Purdue's Beginning Farmer and Rancher program is offering new and aspiring farmers an opportunity to visit 10 Indiana agribusinesses and learn from Purdue Extension educators, producers and other experts about topics ranging from organic produce to aquaponics. The tours are free, but registration is required. At this event, tour Hawkins Family Farm. This sixth generation farm raises poultry, hogs, cattle, and vegetables. The morning session will include a discussion about poultry processing and marketing regulations, including on-farm poultry processing exemptions in Indiana. Also hear from a chef who purchases direct from Hawkins Family Farm.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Grazing Dairy Cow Health & Genetics: Beyond the Basics

October 8, 2016
Douglassville, Pennsylvania

This PASA field day will be a discussion regarding the challenges cows face at the different stages of their lives, including conversation around genetics, nutrition, and how the soil of the pasture directly influences the health of the animal and the end product of the system. Mark Lopez, VMD, owner of Wholesome Dairy Farms, will lead the group from the pasture to the barn and, finally, to the on-site store that sells the farm's finished products. Susan Beal, DVM, CVH, will also be present to lend her expertise related to whole farm/whole system pasture-based ecology: managing health from the ground up.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Chestnut Roast

October 8, 2016
New Franklin, Missouri

The Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri hosts a festival that celebrates agriculture, forestry, and sustainability. The agenda includes tours, workshops, speakers, and more.

In: North Central SARE Region

 


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