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Permalink PASA's 3rd Annual Soil Health Conference

September 28, 2017
Loysville, Pennsylvania

This day-long farmer-to-farmer exchange event is held at Spiral Path Farm. Farmers Mike and Will Brownback will detail the practices and systems they have pioneered over decades on their 300 acre diversified certified organic vegetable farm in the hills of central Pennsylvania. Participants will learn about the Spiral Path approach to nurturing soil microbial communities for better plant health, explore their aggressive and creative cover cropping schedules, and hear tips for judiciously using tillage and cultivation in an organic crop rotation. The day's agenda features presentations, networking with sponsors, and in-field stations.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Embracing Change in Organic Dairy: 17th Annual NODPA Field Days

September 28-29, 2017
Truxton, New York

Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance will meet for two days of farm tours, educational workshops, and plenty of time to meet with fellow farmers, educators, and organic dairy industry businesses. The event will be about embracing change in Organic Dairy and preparing for it. The 17th Annual NODPA Field Days program will spotlight education and strategies so organic dairy farm families will be well positioned to embrace coming challenges.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Conservation Biological Control Short Course

September 28, 2017
Kaysville, Utah

Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Join Jessa Kay Cruz, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist for the Xerces Society, for an overview on conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Serving Beginning Farmers in New York

September 28, 2017
Syracuse, New York

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is holding a free afternoon workshop highlighting organizations and individuals that serve new and beginning farmers. Representatives from FSA, SCORE, Cornell Small Farms Program, and Farm Ops will present what their organizations provide to new and beginning farmers.

In: Northeast SARE Region



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