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Permalink Conservation Biological Control Short Course

November 30, 2017
Unity, Maine

Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course from the Xerces Society and MOFGA. Join Nancy Lee Adamson, 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: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Voluntary Third Party Audits for Meat Processors: Organic Certification and Animal Welfare Approved

November 30, 2017

This free webinar from the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN) features three speakers on what you can expect about the process, costs, and benefits of organic and Animal Welfare Approved certification for processors. Could going through the process of organic certification or passing an animal welfare review open up new customer segments for you? Is it worth it? What kind of changes to your infrastructure, equipment, or SOPs might be needed? Will the benefits outweigh the potential costs?

In: Online


Permalink Dairy Sheep Symposium

November 30-December 2, 2017
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

The DSANA Dairy Sheep Symposium is a major event of the dairy sheep industry in North America. For the 23rd year, more than 100 producers, specialists, and stakeholders from Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the United States will participate in the Symposium. The conference includes speakers, panels, question-and-answer sessions, a visit to two dairy sheep farms, and a cheese factory class.

In: Canada


Permalink Legal Issues in Tribal Food Safety

November 30, 2017

The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative has developed a series of food safety webinars designed to help Native American farmers, ranchers, and food producers to begin to understand the importance of food safety and what is necessary to reach compliance under the FSMA. This one-hour webinar will discuss very specific legal issues pertaining to farms that grow produce (fruits and vegetables) in Indian Country and will provide key discussion points to ensure differences in jurisdiction and authority are identified. Presenters will also assist the Tribal producer or those producing food on Indian Country lands in identifying and spotting key issues that face us as unique producers.

In: Online


Permalink SF Organic Wholesale Market Tour

November 30, 2017
San Francisco, California

Join the CCOF Foundation for a tour of the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market and learn what you need to deal in wholesale. This tour will address key factors in wholesale, including requirements for packing, shipping, and labeling. You'll walk away with an understanding of how to maintain organic integrity and food safety standards throughout the supply chain.

In: Western SARE Region



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