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Permalink Cider Production, From Tree to Tap

September 25, 2017
Carlton, Washington

This Tilth Alliance Farm Walk visits Sixknot Cider, a certified organic cidery and orchard located in the Methow Valley. Learn why Sixknot chose to build a taphouse instead of developing a less expensive, canned product to compete for retail shelf space. Additional information will be provided by Bri Ewing, WSU Extension Fermentation Specialist, and Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension Tree Fruit Specialist.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Carolina Meat Conference

September 25-26, 2017
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

At the largest gathering of pastured meat-makers in the country, farmers, chefs, butchers, and industry leaders convene for two days of unparalleled networking, hands-on training, and technical and business assistance. This conference supports a growing community committed to advancing market opportunities and increasing customer access to pasture-based meats. Attendees can expect more than twenty innovative class sessions on diverse topics, butchery demos, special technical tracks for professionals, and many opportunities for social networking. New this year, NC Choices is holding a Pre-Conference event on September 24 for Extension agents, specialists, and associates seeking additional meat-related training in a smaller atmosphere.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Indiana Food Summit

September 25-26, 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana

Each year, Purdue Extension, along with many partnering organizations, hosts the annual Indiana Local Food Summit. This event provides learning, networking and sharing opportunities for the people, communities, and organizations working to create an Indiana food system that is more resilient, economically vibrant, and diverse. Attendees will learn about new topics and be able to take a deep dive into learning and professional development as well as share their own community work with those from their region.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Microgreens Production

September 25, 2017
Kansas City, Missouri

This afternoon workshop is part of the Growing Growers Advanced Workshop Series.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink On-Farm Food Safety Workshop

September 25, 2017
Clark Fork, Idaho

This two-hour on-farm food safety workshop takes place at Breigh Peterson and Darren Cloud's Mountian Cloud Farm. Certified trainer David Wise will teach participants how to look at the farm through the lens of food safety by leading us through the process of conducting an on-farm food safety assessment using the Good Agricultural Practices checklist as a guide.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Wellness Tourism Field Day

September 25, 2017
St James, Missouri

The Vintage Homesteader Potager Herb Farm received SARE support to test market new agritourism opportunities specifically designed for niche wellness tourism consumers in Missouri. Join them for an afternoon Field Day to learn more.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Building Your Own Farm's Food Safety Manual Workshop

September 25, 2017
Gainesville, Florida

This program is a one-day workshop to help growers develop their own food safety manuals. It is targeted to fresh fruit and/or vegetable farming operations, field or greenhouse. The workshop is conducted using computers (one laptop is provided for in-house use per farm if necessary, limited laptops available) to access a web-based food safety manual development program. The workshop is limited to 20 farms on a first come, first serve basis. The workshop was developed and is presented by the University of Florida, Small Farms Academy Extension Agents, and is partially supported by a grant through the Florida Specialty Crops Block Grant program from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Growing Your Market with Grant Funding

September 25, 2017

Are you a farm market manager looking for local, state, federal, and foundation grant programs to expand your market and available programs? If so, plan to attend this introductory 90-minute webinar to learn more about grant writing basics and available grant opportunities. Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant, from New Leaf Consulting, will provide a brief overview of developing and implementing grants, followed by examples of grants that are available for farmers markets. There will be a time set aside at the end of the program for participants to ask questions. This unique webinar is free and open to the public.

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