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Permalink Growing Farm to School in Iowa Through Partnerships

May 1, 2015
Altoona, Iowa

This is the second of three Iowa workshops that will highlight practical examples of farm to school in action, with discussion of benefits, challenges, and opportunities. Participants will receive a digital toolkit of farm to school resources compiled to address the challenges and opportunities unique to Iowa. These farm to school workshops are being coordinated by the National Center for Appropriate Technology's Midwest Office and FoodCorps Iowa, in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Iowa Nutrition Network.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink The Art and Science of Composting and Ehrenfried Pfeiffer's Chromatography

May 1-3, 2015
Ghent, New York

The Nature Institute offers a weekend workshop that will engage in a phenomenological approach to the Art of Composting. It will explore not only all the practical and technical details of composting but also how we can develop a qualitative understanding of the dynamic processes in the compost pile, and it will consider the significance of compost in the whole farm organism.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm Dreams?

May 2, 2015
Asheville, North Carolina

Farm Dreams? is an entry level, five-hour, exploratory workshop designed to help people who are seeking practical, common sense information on whether sustainable farming is the next step for them, and how to move forward. This is a great workshop to attend if you are in the exploratory stages of getting started farming.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Growing Your Community Food System "From the Ground Up" Workshop

May 2-3, 2015
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Growing Power's "From the Ground Up" Workshops are intensive, hands-on trainings offering diverse groups the opportunity to learn, plan, develop, operate, and sustain community food projects. Project participants leave the workshop with improved skills that they can take back into their communities and pass on to others. These workshops are for both rural and urban projects.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Creating the Cooperative Farm: Designing for Diversity

May 2, 2015
Hudson, New York

Letterbox Farm Collective is a growing collective of farmers, producing specialty vegetables, herbs, pork, pastured poultry, eggs and value added products. In this NOFA New York Field Day, learn how Letterbox has developed their team, systems, markets, skills, and security in their first two years, and delve into the structural components (member agreements, business planning, and more) that make their business work.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink California Farm to School Conference

May 4-6, 2015
Pacific Grove, California

The conference will offer a series of workshops, panels, and discussions that will be of significant educational and networking value to attendees who will represent all facets of the farm to school movement, including farmers, distributors, government representatives, procurement officers, educators, and food program administrators. The pre-conference day on Monday offers optional activities and field trips (most for an additional fee) and opportunities to see programs in action. Five tracks will be offered at the Conference: Education in the Cafeteria and Classroom; Programs on the Farm and in the Garden; Making The Case; Local Procurement; and The Big Picture.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Pastured Poultry Workshop

May 4, 2015
Dartmouth, Massachusetts

This evening event at Copicut Farms kicks off SEMAP's Twilight Workshop Series. There will be a farm tour, where folks will get a close up of the brooder, the broiler field coops, the laying hens, and the pig pastures. Following this, participants will tour the slaughtering facility. There will be in-depth conversation about the set up and daily functioning of the slaughtering facility as well as discussion about the resources available in the state for folks to do their own poultry processing using the State licensed Mobile Processing Unit.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Decoding Organic Feed and Supplement Requirements for Livestock

May 5, 2015
Online

This webinar will help participants understand the livestock feed requirements of the National Organic Standards in more detail. Join Oregon Tilth and presenters Jackie Sleeper and Jeff Mattocks for a breakdown of the livestock feed standards and how they apply to specific systems; an overview of feed supplements, including how they are classified and regulations for use; and guidelines for ensuring that your animals' nutritional needs are being met while remaining compliant with the standards.

In: Online

 

Permalink Pain Management on Organic Dairy Farms Webinar

May 5, 2015
Online

This event is part of an educational livestock health series offered by Veterinary Extension at The Ohio State University and OEFFA. During this webinar led by Dr. Ulrike Sorge DVM and Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann, you will learn how to recognize signs of pain in animals, the economic impact of pain on the well-being and production of animals, and about approaches to address pain in animals within the organic guidelines. The session is geared toward veterinarians, Extension educators, farmers, and others who work with certified organic livestock.

In: Online

 

Permalink Sound and Sensible Organic Certification Workshop

May 5, 2015
College Park, Georgia

NCAT's Gulf States office, in partnership with Quality Certification Services (QCS) of Gainesville, Florida, is offering a free workshop about organic certification for producers in the Gulf States region. The workshop is intended to enlist new farmers and ranchers and help them learn how to become National Organic Program (NOP)-certified. It will provide information and expertise to farmers interested in NOP and answer questions regarding organic farm practices and NOP certification.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm to School & Preschool: Building Healthier Kids & Healthier Communities

May 6, 2015
Shelburne, Vermont

In this workshop offered twice at Shelburne Farms, Emily Jackson, Program Director of the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, will share ASAP's success story of connecting young children, food, and farmers. Take part in taste tests, soil exploration, and planting seedlings.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Exploring the Small Farm Dream

May 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2015
Peninsula, Ohio

This highly rated four-session evening course will take a small group of participants through the process of setting personal and farming goals, assessing available resources, and developing an action plan to guide next steps. Along the way, participants will take a close look at the realities of working for themselves and managing a successful agriculture venture. This is not a farm business planning course, but a precursor to farm business planning, with the ultimate goal of helping participants answer the question, “Is starting an agricultural business right for me?”

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Sound and Sensible Organics, Part II

May 6 or 7, 2015
Atlanta or Commerce, Georgia

NCAT's Gulf States office, in partnership with Quality Certification Services (QCS), is continuing its free workshop series about organic certification for producers in the Gulf States region. This second part of the workshop series will include mock organic certification inspections. This half-day training is designed to help farmers understand what types of records and information are required during an inspection of an organic farm, as well as the ways inspectors verify that all applicable farm activities are in compliance with the national organic standards.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm Skills Refresher

May 7, 2015
Purcellville, Virginia

Future Harvest CASA offers this workshop with folks from Wheatland Vegetable Farm, Potomac Vegetable Farms, and Moutoux Orchard. Topics will include tractor maintenance, vegetable implement repair, irrigation, basic carpentry and electrical work, and workshop tools.
A tour of these diverse, productive operations follows.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Mob Grazing School

May 7-9, 2015
Clark, Missouri

Greg Judy and Ian Mitchell Innes team up for this school covering all the critically important steps in implementing high density planned grazing. There will be classroom sessions in the morning; pasture walks covering all aspects of mob grazing in the afternoons.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Women Caring for the Land

May 5, 6, or 7, 2015
Altoona, Medford, or Marshfield, Wisconsin

The Rural Women's Project, a project of the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), is partnering with the Women, Food, and Agriculture Network (WFAN) to bring the Women Caring for the Land℠ program to Wisconsin. These free workshops support women landowners in learning about land conservation and connecting with various state agencies for program and local resource information. Women landowners who attend this meeting will learn to assess and improve the health of their soils through cover crops, no-till and strip-till, and other conservation practices. All workshops run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and include lunch and a bus tour of area conservation practices.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Cover Crops and Fertility Management Field Day

May 7, 2015
Berea, Kentucky

This Organic Association of Kentucky Field Day will be held at Berea College. Topics will include cover crops to choose in a given situation, methods for termination such as rolling/crimping, mowing, and plow-down, as well as general organic field crop management.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Resilient Food Systems Conference

May 8-9, 2015
San Luis Obispo, California

Join Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for this free, public event. Learn from industry and community leaders from across the food and agricultural landscape who are helping to build a more resilient food system through their innovative enterprises.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Plasticulture Workshop: Using Plastic Mulch in your Home or Market Garden

May 9, 2015
Poteau, Oklahoma

The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture offers an opportunity to learn about using plastic mulch and drip irrigation for vegetable production. The program will include indoor presentations and outdoor demonstration. Pre-registration is required.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Women in Farming Risk Management Education Workshop

May 9, 2015
Linn, Kansas

The Kansas Rural Center's third "Women in Farming" Risk Management Education Workshop will focus on business, financial, and legal risk management during the morning session. In the afternoon a farm tour of Lucinda Stuenkel's farm near Palmer, Kansas, will focus on conservation practices including cover crops and no till, and cattle management for women.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Holistic Management Workshop

May 9, 2015
San Jose, California

Each of the Holistic Management modules--grazing planning, financial planning, land planning, and biological monitoring--is covered as well as the foundations of Holistic Management. Expect to spend some time in a classroom setting and the rest out in the field on pasture walks to observe ecosystem processes.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Small Farm Equipment and Drip Irrigation

May 11, 2015
Lawrence, Kansas

The Growing Growers workshop series continues with this evening event designed to help farmers increase local food production and grow their businesses.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Choosing Equipment for a Small, Diversified Farm

May 11, 2015
New Tazewell, Tennessee

This event is part of a six-workshop series, "Are You Ready to Start a CSA?" from the University of Tennessee. These two-hour workshops are scheduled for one Monday afternoon a month, and will be offered on working farms throughout Tennessee from January to June 2015. Workshops will be taught by experienced growers and UT personnel and will provide growers with training in planning, structuring, marketing, managing, analyzing profitability, and expanding a CSA. This session at Terraced Gardens Farm will cover choosing equipment for a small, diversified operation.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Sound and Sensible Organics, Part II

May 12, 2015
Toney, Alabama

NCAT's Gulf States office, in partnership with Quality Certification Services (QCS), is continuing its free workshop series about organic certification for producers in the Gulf States region. This second part of the workshop series will include mock organic certification inspections. This half-day training is designed to help farmers understand what types of records and information are required during an inspection of an organic farm, as well as the ways inspectors verify that all applicable farm activities are in compliance with the national organic standards.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Opening the Black Box: Rebuilding our food infrastructure to serve regional farmers and eaters

May 14, 2015
Portland, Oregon

This evening event will unveil the results of a one-year study Ecotrust has undertaken to understand our region’s food infrastructure and identify obstacles to creating a robust regional food system. Experts will discuss how entrepreneurs are working to create new markets and how funders are approaching strategic investments with the whole system in mind.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Using Case Studies to Facilitate Farmer Conservation Decisions

May 14, 2015
Online

This webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center. Participants in this webinar will learn how to use case studies of producer experiences to facilitate conservation decision-making.

In: Online

 

Permalink From Tillage to Drainage: Working with Your Farm's Diverse Soils

May 14, 2015
Victor, New York

This NOFA New York Field Day will take place at Mud Creek Farm. Hear from Ruth Blackwell about Mud Creek Farm’s existing soil health management as Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Crystal Stewart adds insight about techniques for making most of the soil and land. Farmers of all experience ranges and land situations will be able to apply the day’s lessons about creative cover cropping, testing soil health, management practices based on soil type, fertility practices, soil microbiology, conservation practices, and infrastructure back to their own soils.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Business of Making Hard Cider

May 15, 2015
Burlington, Washington

The Northwest Agriculture Business Center, WSU - Northwest Washington Research & Extension Center, and the Northwest Cider Association will present a one-day cider making business development workshop for new or existing operations. Industry professionals will provide information about production, economics, risk management and marketing that will provide assistance to both the veteran and the aspiring cider maker. The goal of this workshop is to help maximize cidery business performance.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink IOIA Webinar: On-Farm Food Safety Training

May 15, 2015
Online

The Independent Organic Inspectors Association offers this on-farm food safety training online in two 3.5-hour sessions.

In: Online

 

Permalink Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production Farm Field Day

May 15, 2015
Goodman, Mississippi

The Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production continues its series of monthly on-farm learning opportunities with training on expanding market opportunities, networking, and having an on-line presence. To register, contact Keith Benson at 601-988-4999 or keithmdp@yahoo.com.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Field Day

May 15, 2015
Davis, California

The Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility is a unique 300-acre facility near the UC Davis campus dedicated to investigating irrigated and dry-land agriculture in a Mediterranean climate. It’s also a unit of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute. The theme of the 2015 field day is "Nitrogen through soil, space and time--Using tools and amendments to optimize nitrogen cycling." Register online.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Purdue Extension's Southern Regional Sheep and Goat Conference

May 15-16, 2015
Scottsburg, Indiana

The first day of the conference will consist of training on FAMACHA. The second day will cover a variety of topics, including hoof trimming, common diseases, vaccinations, rotational grazing, pasture management, forage analysis, and goat and sheep nutritional requirements.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Slow Poultry: Sustainable Poultry Production

May 16, 2015
Lanesboro, Massachusetts

This Sustainable Poultry Network workshop looks at poultry history and two aspects of sustainable production--breeding and growing. The workshop presents three different models of sustainable poultry production and considers the practical elements of facilities, feed, finances, and pasture foraging.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink HMI Open Gate Learning Day: Green Fields Farm

May 16, 2015
Rogers, Texas

The Open Gate Learning Series from Holistic Management International consists of farm/ranch days held on the land and hosted by an experienced Holistic Management practitioner. Attendees have the opportunity to identify common challenges and discuss creative solutions in a friendly atmosphere. The goal of the day is to create a forum for sharing practices, ideas, advice, and solutions. This event focuses on Producing Healthy Soil and Water for Nutrient-Dense Foods.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Intro to Small Ruminant Husbandry Class

May 16, 2015
Ashby, Minnesota

Anyone considering adding goats or sheep to their sustainable food production system or those who want to manage their small ruminants more holistically should attend this SFA Deep Roots class. This course provides students opportunity for hands-on work with sheep and goats. In a working-farm setting, students can learn how small ruminants can fit into a natural systems farm. Course topics include: holistic management, ruminant nutrition, animal handling, fencing, grazing strategies, holistic veterinary care, shelters, weight and age estimation.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Whole Systems Agriculture Tours

May 16, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Join Permaculture Research Institute for a whole-systems design tour of two unique farms in Minnesota: Northfield's Mainstreet Project and SouthWoods Center.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Small Tractor Workshop

May 17, 2015
Decatur, Illinois

Join The Land Connection for a workshop on how to use a small tractor well. This workshop goes over basic maintenence tasks, safe and efficient operation, and includes supervised tractor-driving lessons.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Ranch Sustainability Forum

May 18-20, 2015
Sheridan, Wyoming

This event is hosted by Sheridan College and Padlock Ranch. It includes a two-day forum on low-stress livestock handling, sessions on practical software for ranching and on ranch business, and keynote speaker Nina Teicholz.

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Permalink Organic Farming and Pollinators: Assessing Pollinators on Your Organic Farm

May 18, 2015
Rochester, Washington

This Farm Walk is part of the 2015 series presented by Tilth Producers of Washington. At this afternoon event, join them at Wobbly Cart Farm to learn about promoting pollinators on your organic farm with experts from WSU as part of the USDA Native Pollinator Project.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink National Value Added Agriculture Conference

May 18-20, 2015
Austin, Texas

This conference addresses food security, rural development, and value added agriculture. The theme is “The Future of the U.S. Food System: Providing Nutritious, Sustainable, and Healthy Food for All Americans.” The conference will include breakout sessions and tours and will feature innovative businesses. The recent farm bill, food waste, labor issues, functional foods, technology and big data, the adaptability and resilience of the food and agricultural system in the new century are among the topics to be discussed toward the goal of designing and building a sustainable regional food network and agricultural systems.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Kentucky Grazing School

May 20-21, 2015
Versailles, Kentucky

This event focuses on building ruminant grazing systems. It includes expert presentations on forages, fencing, and nutrition. Participants will gain hands-on field experience in planning a rotational grazing system, work on designing grazing systems for their own farms, and participate in field evaluation exercises.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Environmental Benefits of Organic Agriculture: Energy and Climate Change

May 21, 2015
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. It is the first in a four-part series exploring the environmental benefits of organic agriculture. This session will present scientific research examining the energy and climate change benefits of organic farming practices. Presenters are Erin Silva and Betsy Rakola.

In: Online

 

Permalink Targeted Grazing Online Workshops: Monitoring for Success

May 21, 2015
Online

This is the final event in a series of online presentations led by experts on the topic of targeted grazing and made possible by the Targeted Grazing Committee of the Society for Range Management. The free, one-hour presentation is by Dr. Marc Horney, California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo.

In: Online

 

Permalink Introduction to Postharvest Handling for Enhanced Shelf Life

May 21, 2015
Newton, North Carolina

To assist growers in developing skills that will provide a competitive advantage within the fresh produce market, North Carolina Growing Together (NCGT) will offer a series of post-harvest physiology, pathology and handling workshops, in collaboration with NC State University Cooperative Extension. Participants will learn approaches and technologies to maintain product quality and extend shelf-life, limiting post-harvest disorders and loss of sales. This half-day workshop is intended for growers who are interested in learning more about handling fresh fruits and vegetables once they have been harvested. It is geared toward producers who sell into wholesale markets, farmers markets, roadside stands and CSAs. Growers will learn practical ways to meet industry quality standards as they relate to harvest techniques, packing, grading, pack size, packaging, and shelf-life.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink The Benefits of Diversity: Another Look at Whole Farm Revenue Protection in Iowa

May 21, 2015
Online

This National Center for Appropriate Technology webinar focuses on how the new Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) crop insurance may improve coverage and lower insurance costs for diverse field-crop farms or farms that are contemplating adding greater diversity to their cropping systems -- or even considering new livestock production.

In: Online

 

Permalink Basic Ag Field Day: Livestock Management

May 22, 2015
Ardmore, Oklahoma

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation presents this half-day event. The field day will focus on stocker cattle enterprise options for small producers. Basic livestock handling and recommendations regarding purchasing and receiving, health protocol, nutrition, and marketing for small-scale producers will also be discussed.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Restoration Agriculture Design Course with Mark Shepard

May 22-24, 2015
Minerva, Ohio

This is the second of a three-part Design Certification Course in Restoration Agriculture held at Creekview Ridge Farm. The curriculum will cover the design, development, and management of farm-scale agricultural ecosystems. This second course will focus on the layout, final design, and initial installation of the Key Line water-management system.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Hops Hop: Maryland & Virginia Hop Yard Tour

May 23, 2015
Maryland and Virginia

Loudoun County Economic Development and Future Harvest CASA present a day-long bus tour of hop yards in Maryland and Virginia.

In: Northeast SARE Region, Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Poultry Processing Workshop

May 23, 2015
Norwich, New York

This all-day workshop from Small Farms Program: Central NY will be conducted in both a classroom and a poultry processing plant. Students will learn about the proper techniques for processing poultry, health, sanitation and safety issues, HACCP, handling, packaging, storing as well as equipment necessary for processing poultry.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Agriculture Innovation Forum Series: Soil Health and Benefits of Compost

May 26, 2015
Minden, Nevada

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers the last of four free presentations on topics important to agricultural producers and small-acreage owners in northern Nevada. This evening presentation is presented by Chris Savastio, Natural Resources Conservation Service soil scientist, and Craig Witt, Full Circle Compost owner.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Introduction to Agroforestry Systems

May 27, 2015
Online

This webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center. Participants will learn about the five recognized agroforestry practices: Windbreaks, Alleycropping, Silvopasture, Forest Farming and Riparian Forest Buffers. The presenter is Rich Straight, US Forest Service Lead Agroforester, USDA National Agroforestry Center.

In: Online

 

Permalink Sound and Sensible Organics, Part II

May 27, 2015
Hermanville, Mississippi

NCAT's Gulf States office, in partnership with Quality Certification Services, is continuing its free workshop series about organic certification for producers in the Gulf States region. This second part of the workshop series will include mock organic certification inspections. This training is designed to help farmers understand what types of records and information are required during an inspection of an organic farm, as well as the ways inspectors verify that all applicable farm activities are in compliance with the national organic standards.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Louisiana Farm to School Conference

May 27, 2015
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The LSU AgCenter will host a statewide farm-to-school conference to bring together school administrators, teachers and parents, food service managers, farmers, food distributors, and others involved with Louisiana agriculture, school gardens, and healthy school meals.The conference will center on education, gardening, and procurement and provide technical assistance in areas such as local food procurement, food and garden safety, culinary education, and incorporating curricula into existing core classes.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Piedmont Region Come to the Table Conference

May 28, 2015
Elon, North Carolina

These full- day events bring together members of the faith community with farmers, gardeners, farm workers, educators, health professional,s and community organizations to find ways to relieve hunger and support local agriculture. The conferences include plenaries, topical breakout sessions, lunch, and networking opportunities.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Conservation Agriculture and Sustaining Soils

May 28, 2015
Lawrence, Kansas

This day-long Growing Growers workshop is designed for anyone growing fruits and vegetables for sale. The workshop includes a farm tour.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Women Caring for the Land Workshop on Farm Transition Planning

May 28, 2015
Morris, Minnesota

The Land Stewardship Project will be holding this four-hour Women Caring for the Land workshop on Farm Transition Planning.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Sound and Sensible Organic Certification Workshop

May 28, 2015
Gulfport, Mississippi

NCAT's Gulf States office, in partnership with Quality Certification Services (QCS) of Gainesville, Florida, is offering a free workshop about organic certification for producers in the Gulf States region. The workshop is intended to enlist new farmers and ranchers and help them learn how to become National Organic Program (NOP)-certified. It will provide information and expertise to farmers interested in NOP and answer questions regarding organic farm practices and NOP certification.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Grass-Fed Beef Conference

May 28-29, 2015
College Station, Texas

Grass-fed beef producers will have the opportunity to learn more about marketing opportunities and production trends. The conference will cover a broad range of important topics pertaining to grass-fed beef production and is open to both beef producers and consumers. The following topics will be discussed: overview of the beef industry; defining natural, grass-fed and organic beef; forage-growing fundamentals; cattle types suited for grass-fed beef; forage-based nutrition for cattle; preventive herd health; handling cattle for wholesome beef; carcass fabrication; consumers and their expectations; marketing a unique product; and economics and sustainability. A live carcass fabrication demonstration will be a second-day highlight.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink HMI Open Gate Learning Day: Ranney Ranch

May 29, 2015
Corona, New Mexico

The Open Gate Learning Series from Holistic Management International consists of farm/ranch days held on the land and hosted by an experienced Holistic Management practitioner. Attendees have the opportunity to identify common challenges and discuss creative solutions in a friendly atmosphere. The goal of the day is to create a forum for sharing practices, ideas, advice, and solutions. This event at Ranney Ranch focuses on marketing and grazing practices to survive drought.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Animal Fiber Production Opportunities

May 30, 2015
Phillipsburg, Kansas

In this day-long Amazing Grazing event, Sally Brandon, Shepherd’s Mill, and Rachael Boyle, K-State Research and Extension Livestock Agent, will guide you through the world of animal fiber production, from determining which animals are right for you and your farm to selecting a mill and marketing your fiber.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Hoop House Production Workshop

May 30, 2015
Yerrington, Nevada

This workshop is sponsored by the Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute, an innovative program to provide training for alternative farming methods and for high-desert agriculture unique to Nevada and surrounding regions.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink North American Agroforestry Conference

May 30 - June 3, 2015
Ames, Iowa

The conference title is "Agroforestry as a Catalyst for On-Farm Conservation and Diversification." A pre-conference agroforestry field tour on May 30 will visit a variety of agroforestry systems including riparian forest buffers, windbreaks, and specialty forest products. Up to three concurrent half-day advanced agroforestry workshops will be offered on May 31. The main conference June 1-3 features keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, tours and field demonstrations, and poster sessions.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Slow Poultry: Sustainable Poultry Production

May 30, 2015
Bozeman, Montana

This Sustainable Poultry Network workshop looks at poultry history and two aspects of sustainable production--breeding and growing. The workshop presents three different models of sustainable poultry production and considers the practical elements of facilities, feed, finances, and pasture foraging.

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