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Permalink Adding Organic to Large-Scale Farms

August 24, 2017
Grand Marsh, Wisconsin

This day-long MOSA event visits 3,200-acre Wallendal Farms, which is in the process of transitioning one third of their crop ground to organic production, adding additional complexity, diversity, and resilience to their operation. Learn what it takes to transition part of a large-scale conventional farm to organic.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Multiple Benefits of Prairie Buffers Field Day

August 24, 2017
La Farge, Wisconsin

This free, afternoon field day visits a working organic farm that has a recently established prairie buffer. This field day will cover establishment of prairie strips with emphasis on preparation, seeding, and first-year maintenance.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink In Her Boots: Market Farming in Suburbs

August 24, 2017
Libertyville, Illinois

The In Her Boots format encourages women farmers to learn from each other by sharing their ideas and experiences. These day-long, on-farm workshops include a formal education session, a detailed farm tour, lunch and networking opportunities. This session visits Radical Root Organic Farm, where farmer Alison Parker and her husband, Alex Needham, raise diversified vegetables for a CSA, farmers market and farm stand on a 10-acre certified organic farm. Learn how Alison creatively connects resources and learning opportunities to access the education and land the operation needs to grow into a successful farm business in a unique urban/suburban setting.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Organic Variety Trials Field Day

August 24, 2017
Verona, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin West Madison Agricultural Research Station offers an afternoon opportunity to see the beautiful vegetable trials, season-extending technology, and cover crops under a certified organic system.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink GROWing Your Farm Profits

August 24, 2017
Corpus Christi, Texas

Join GROW Local South Texas for a one-day Summer Producers Workshop. Speakers from GROW Local South Texas, UT-RGV, Del Mar Small Business Development Center, Texas Farm Credit and the USDA will be on hand to help new and existing farmers learn how to effectively run their farm businesses.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Baskets or Pallets: Vegetable Grading and Packaging

August 24, 2017
Deposit, New York

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County is offering a hands-on, on-farm experience to aide in understanding how to determine quality and grade of agricultural products. The field day is open to 25 participants; preference given to active or retired NYS Military Veterans on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be hands-on training with peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers.

In: Northeast SARE Region



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