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Permalink Missouri Dairy Grazing Conference

July 7-8, 2015
Springfield, Missouri

Farm tours will be held to local pasture-based dairy operations on day one of the conference. Presentations will be given by university faculty, industry, and dairy producers on the latest information related to dairy grazing systems on day two. A trade show is planned. This conference is a great opportunity for dairy producers and industry professionals to learn about the latest in grazing systems and network with other producers.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Forage Management for Livestock Production

July 8, 2015
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS Central National Technology Support Center. This webinar is a refresher course on the basics of conservation planning on pastureland. Participants will learn how to balance forage supply with animal demand.

In: Online

 

Permalink Crop Quality Control on Small Scale Organic Farms & High Tunnels

July 8, 2015
Eden, New York

At this NOFA-NY afternoon field day, learn about quality control and small-scale organic farming in Western New York at Falkimmer Farms. Beginning farmers Lisa and Bryan Falkowski grow Certified Organic vegetables, and have recently constructed a high tunnel to improve their production and extend the growing season for high-value crops like tomatoes. Tour several acres of cultivated fields for the full picture of how they produce quality organic produce (as well as maintain some sheep and laying hens), and how they market it through direct-to-consumer opportunities.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Cornell's Willsboro Research Farm to Reber Rock Farm's Draft-Powered Foodscapes

July 8, 2015
Willsboro, New York

At this NOFA-NY field day, journey to an Essex County agricultural Renaissance farm, Reber Rock Farm, where they use draft horsepower to produce grains, meats, and vegetables. Also, join Cornell researcher Mike Davis, and Dr. Heather Darby of UVM in a tour of the vast variety trials and innovative research projects at Willsboro Farm, encompassing cereal grains, fruits, forages, and greenhouses at the farm's annual open house.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Livestock Winter Pasture/Stocker Seminar

July 9, 2015
Ardmore, Oklahoma

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation presents this free, afternoon seminar.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Women in Farming Risk Management Education Workshop

July 11, 2015
Emporia, Kansas

This is the final workshop in a four-part series. This workshop will focus on building soil health, utilizing cover crops, integrating crops and livestock into the operation; organic farming practices; and high tunnel production of specialty crop options. The morning portion of the workshop will take place at the Flint Hills Technical College in Emporia and an afternoon farm tour will be held at Gail Fuller’s farm. The farm tour will also include a visit to a native prairie with plant identification and pollinator discussion.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink VegScout School

July 11, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota

This workshop is part of a three-part series presented by Women's Environmental Institute. This workshop focuses on Insect Identification & Management. All three workshops in the series will be taught by Dr. Loretta Ortiz- Ribbing. Workshops will have a lecture component, and in-class assignments using live and photo samples to ID, and will involve using dissecting scopes or hand lens to view distinct diagnostic features of pests, followed by hands-on and in-field activities to test knowledge and problem solve.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Cut Flowers for Market Growers Field Day

July 12, 2015
Northfield, Minnesota

This Land Stewardship Project Farm Beginnings Field Day takes place in the afternoon at Humble Pie Farm.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink HMI Open Gate Learning Day: Markegard Family Grass-Fed Day

July 12, 2015
Pescadero, California

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 Grass-Fed Beef on Conservation Lands.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm-to-Resort: Agritourism with a Certified Organic Garden

July 13, 2015
Leavenworth, Washington

This Tilth Producers farm walk visits Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort Garden. This certified organic two-acre garden provides much of the produce and herbs used in Sleeping Lady's restaurants as well as fresh flowers. Learn about sustainable gardening, agritourism, marketing, and farm-to-table at this beautiful mountain resort's garden.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Agroforestry Academy

July 20-24, 2015
Columbia, Missouri

This week-long training includes integrated classroom workshops, multiple on-farm visits, and content integration into practical on-farm agroforestry planning and design. Advanced training will be provided on the main temperate-zone agroforestry practices integrated with options for bioenergy, marketing, financial, social dimensions, and environmental services. The cornerstone of the academy will be an applied planning and design exercise. Limited scholarships are available to military veterans.

In: North Central SARE Region

 


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