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Permalink Organic Hemp Production and Research

September 18, 2018
Frankfort, Kentucky

This Organic Association of Kentucky Field Day at Kentucky State University's Harold R Benson Research and Demonstration Farm focuses on KSU's current organic hemp research, including use of hemp in a grain rotation and organic soil fertility via integrated livestock production. Doris Hamilton, Kentucky Department of Agriculture Hemp Program Manager, will be on hand to discuss the pilot program, and Chad Rosen, Founder and CEO of Victory Hemp, will share marketing successes of his hemp business and his vision on the future of the hemp industry in Kentucky.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Introduction to Integrity Beef

September 18, 2018
Ardmore, Oklahoma

Connect with Noble Research Institute consultants and Integrity Beef Alliance members to learn more about the Integrity Beef Alliance terminal calf program and replacement heifer development program. Participants will learn about the importance of protocols and record keeping, along with the advantages of being associated with a regionally and nationally recognized marketing program.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Ephemeral Gully Erosion: What is it and how do we treat it?

September 18, 2018
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is offered by the NRCS Science and Technology Deputy Area.

In: Online

 

Permalink Mid-South Organic Conference

September 18, 2018
West Memphis, Arkansas

Poinsett & Crittenden County NRCS and Conservation District present The Mid-South Organic Conference at Arkansas State University Mid-South. The event will be a mutual opportunity for farmers, landowners, and agents from around the Mid-South to learn and share from their experiences and knowledge of organic farming. Speakers include Ramkrishnan (Ram) Balasubramanian and Brie Medina from Quality Certification Services. This will be a great chance for anyone thinking of transitioning to organic or agents who work with progressive farmers looking to make the leap to organic.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink This Study May Save You Millions: Writing a quality feasibility study for your meat business

September 18, 2018
Online

This free, one-hour Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network webinar features Ted LeBow and Rebecca Frimmer of Kitchen Table Consultants, an experienced food and ag consulting firm with years of experience crafting feasibility studies, business and marketing plans, and more.

In: Online

 

Permalink Salad Greens From Seed to Store

September 19, 2018
Huson, Montana

This last event in Community Food and Agriculture Coalition's summer Farmer Field Days series visits County Rail Farm. At this free afternoon field day designed to help beginning farmers and ranchers get practical information that they can use to plan or enhance their own operations, Tracy Potter-Fins will talk about their production systems for arugula and lettuce mix, which they sell at farmers market and grocery stores in Montana, Idaho, and Washington. Come and learn how they have used efficient systems to serve this wide range of markets a consistent, quality product, while operating at a small scale.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Kellogg Biological Station Organic Management Field Day

September 19, 2018
Hickory Corners, Michigan

Join a team of Michigan State University researchers at Kellogg Biological Station to learn about organic vegetable management in this free field day. Learn about disease, insect, weed, nutrient and cover crop management in squash.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Organic Farming, Biodynamics, and Modern Agriculture

September 19-20, 2018
Dallas, Texas

Conference Series LLC Ltd invites participants from all over the world to attend this international conference. It includes keynote speeches, oral presentations, poster presentations, and exhibits.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Practical Conservation Tillage

September 19, 2018
Online

Join the Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic for this session in a series of nine webinars focused on the topics covered in their new Soil Health and Organic Farming educational guides. The webinars will provide practical guidelines for growers, in-depth analysis of research outcomes, and an opportunity to get your questions answered. This webinar includes the impacts of tillage on soil health, including practical, soil-friendly tillage practices for organic systems. Presenters will discuss several newer tillage tools and approaches that reduce adverse impacts on soil life and soil structure.

In: Online

 

Permalink SIFT Farm Expansion onto Asphalt

September 19, 2018
Butte, Montana

This free afternoon workshop at NCAT's Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training project farm presents our plans to expand our production onto asphalt, preparation work and necessary planning, current progress, and an overview of our plans for the next two years.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Olive, Poultry and Wild Asparagus: Integrated Agroforestry Systems for Mediterranean Climates

September 19, 2018
Online

The Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri invites you to participate in the Agroforestry in Action Webinar Series. This presentation will be given by Adolfo Rosati of the Research Centre for Olive, Citrus and Fruit in Rome, Italy.

In: Online

 

Permalink Nutrient Management with Organic Producers

September 20, 2018
Online

Part of the Iowa Organic Webinar Series, this free, one-hour webinar will focus on creating a nutrient budget for organic crop production and examine the impact of various field crop rotations. The following will be covered: determining a crop's nutrient needs; crediting sources of nutrients in the system including the contribution of cover crops and past soil management decisions; and determining the target nutrient application rate. The webinar will include a discussion of inputs commonly used in organic systems and will include resources for working with diversified vegetable operations.

In: Online

 

Permalink Lamb/Small Ruminant Production

September 20, 2018
Perryville, Arkansas

Join Heifer USA and the Dale Bumpers Small Farm Research Center at Heifer Ranch to learn about pasture-based lamb and small ruminant production. Topics covered will include a pasture walk of a lamb production farm, forage identification and management, as well as parasite control and the role of livestock guardian dogs on the farm.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Value Chain Coordination: Making Matches

September 20, 2018
Online

This free webinar from National Good Food Network and Greenbelt Fund looks at Market Matchmaking, or how a third party goes about linking elements of the value chain. Presenters from very different contexts – one nonprofit, one for profit – will illuminate the art of successful matchmaking. They will speak on how they identify what is likely to be a good match, and how to go about moving parties to win-win deals. From how frequently they feel they need to keep up relationships, to how they keep track of it all, these presenters will roll back the curtain so that you may improve your own matchmaking success.

In: Online

 

Permalink Third Thursday Thing: Pawpaws and Horticulture

September 20, 2018
Frankfort, Kentucky

Kentucky State University's Third Thursday Thing monthly sustainable agriculture workshop continues with this day-long event at the Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm. Topics include a tour of the pawpaw orchard, pawpaw grafting, relay cropping, primocane-fruiting blackberry, and sorghum.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink So You Want to Raise Beef Cattle?

September 13 or 20, 2018
Mercer or Bedford, Pennsylvania

Penn State Extension is offering a free, three-hour evening course that will introduce participants to a variety of topics helpful in learning how to raise beef cattle. The course will be offered in several locations during the fall.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Common Ground Country Fair

September 21-23, 2018
Unity, Maine

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association hosts this annual celebration of the rural and agricultural traditions of Maine, drawing 60,000 visitors. Events include a draft horse show, sheep dog demonstration, donkey and mule show, children's activities, demonstrations, exhibits, livestock, agricultural product sales, and much more.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Pastured Poultry Workshop

September 21, 2018
Perryville, Arkansas

Join Heifer USA and pastured poultry nutrition specialist Jeff Mattocks to learn about pastured poultry, the rewards and challenges of starting a pastured poultry operation, and what resources and knowledge you need to start farming sustainably.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Grazing for Better Soil Health

September 17, 18, 19, 20, or 21, 2018
Emporia, Eureka, Blaine, Jewell, or Salina, Kansas

Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams presents a one-day workshop in five locations that will focus on the delivery of grazing management strategies designed to improve both soil health and water quality. These workshops will be delivered by Jim Gerrish. Topics include grazing management based on ecological processes, developing off-stream livestock water systems, cost-effective fencing for riparian and wetland management, and cost-benefit analysis for alternative management systems.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Alliance of Sustainable Farms Field Day

September 21, 2018
Ocean Springs, Mississippi

This free field day presented by the Alliance of Sustainable Farms visits Galloway Farm. For registration information, contact AllianceofSustainableFarms@gmail.com.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Native Medicinal Plant Conservation Forest Farming Tour

September 22, 2018
Rutland, Ohio

OEFFA hosts its final farm tour in the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series at the United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary. Participants will have an opportunity to see wild populations of at-risk native medicinal herbs such as goldenseal, ginseng, and more during this farm tour co-sponsored by Rural Action and United Plant Savers. Learn about efforts to conserve at-risk plants and see demonstrations on how to grow medicinal plants in your own woodlands.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Willie Clay Farm’s Beef Cattle Processing and Marketing Field Day

September 22, 2018
West Point, Mississippi

Topics at this Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance morning workshop will include processing methods, herd evaluation, calf management, and board sale consignment. USDA officials and Extension personnel will be on hand to answer questions about how Clay worked with Natural Resources Conservation Services' Environmental Quality Incentive Program to implement conservation practices on his farm. In addition, there will be an afternoon farm tour for area 4-H Club members and MMFA Youth Group members. For more information, contact 662-213-2433.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink From Rotational Grazing to Regenerative Grazing

September 22, 2018
Grant City, Missouri

This Practical Farmers of Iowa afternoon field day visits Welch Family Farms. Topics will include transitioning row-crop acres into pasture, grazing stockers on summer and winter annuals, stockpiling, creating shade in pasture, camels for brush control, and the PastureMap app.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Seed Saving and Variety Improvement Workshop

September 22, 2018
Shelter Island, New York

In this afternoon workshop, join Organic Seed Alliance and farmers at Sylvester Manor to learn basic plant breeding and seed-stewardship skills through classroom and field-based interactive activities. This workshop is designed for market and CSA growers, hobby farmers and experienced gardeners.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm Aid 2018

September 22, 2018
Hartford, Connecticut and Online

Farm Aid’s annual festival is a an all-day celebration of music and family farmers featuring a unique lineup of artists and genres, along with family farm-identified, local and organic foods. NCAT will be participating in Farm Aid's HOMEGROWN Village, where thousands of festivalgoers will explore interactive exhibits and activities. The Farm Aid 2018 festival will stream live in HD at farmaid.org, from 3pm – 11pm EDT.

In: Northeast SARE Region, Online

 

Permalink Open Gate: Arriola Sunshine Farm/Cedar Mesa Day

September 23, 2018
Cortez, Colorado

Attendees will glean insights as they learn about the long-term and short-term benefits of Holistic Management in small-scale livestock operations. Participants will learn how holistic decision making helps both young and seasoned producers negotiate the challenges of farming in today's world. Attendees will gain from the opportunity to identify common challenges and discuss creative solutions in a friendly atmosphere. With experienced facilitators and producers on hand, the goal of the day is to create a forum for sharing practices, ideas, advice, and solutions.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Silvopasture—Animals in the Woods!—Farm Tour

September 23, 2018
Mars Hill, North Carolina

In partnership with the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farming Coalition, Organic Growers School is hosting a public farm tour at Glorious Forest with a focus on forest farming techniques. The tour will include hazelnut variety trials and breeding plots, polyculture tree crop plantings, and diverse silvopasture systems.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Regenerative, Year-Round Urban Market Farm Tour

September 23, 2018
Dayton, Ohio

Central State University Extension offers this final event in its 2018 series of urban farm tours. The first stop is Dayton Urban Grown, an urban farm cooperative and training farm that offers a year-long classroom training program to train new market farmers. Their wash and pack shed and other equipment are available to course graduates and cooperative members. The tour will continue at Mission of Mary Farm, which operates a network of urban farm sites around inner east Dayton.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Regenerative Ag Farm Tour

September 23, 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico

HMI and partners present this free, self-guided open house at South Valley farms. Join the regenerative agricultural community to learn more about regenerative practices, talk with neighbors and farmers, purchase produce and value-added goods directly from the farm, say hello to some farm animals, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Six participating farms are open to the public between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. You can visit one or visit them all.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink How to Choose Farm Insurance and a Business Structure

September 24, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland

This evening workshop is part of the Urban Farmer Field School presented by University of Maryland Extension. Sort through the options of sole proprietorship, LLC, corporation, and cooperative. Nicole Cook, Environmental and Agricultural Faculty Legal Specialist from University of Maryland Eastern Shore, will provide an introduction to the legal vocabulary you need to know. Then there will be a panel on farm liability insurance, including an urban farmer, a farm insurance agent, and a representative from the Maryland Insurance Administration. They will share their experiences and you will have a chance to ask your questions about farm liability insurance.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 


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