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Permalink Using Facebook to Grow Your Farm Business

June 21, 2018
Online

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and the National Center for Appropriate Technology present this free, one-hour webinar with Lauren Manning, partner at Ozark Pasture Beef, and NCAT's Luke Freeman. This webinar will teach you how to set up and manage a Facebook page to help you grow your farm business. It will cover the basics of setting up a farm Facebook page from scratch, tips for creating content for your page, engaging with customers, leveraging Facebook advertising, and tools for managing multiple accounts and scheduling posts.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink NRCS Programs and Support for Organic

June 21, 2018
Online

This webinar will open NRCS's Iowa Organic Webinar Series by providing a look at organic production in Iowa. The webinar will discuss the NRCS programs available to organic producers and their participation (EQIP, EQIP Organic Initiative, CSP, etc). It will also discuss the CAP 138 Transition to Organic Plan and answer any questions.

In: Online

 

Permalink Third Thursday Thing: Aquaculture

June 21, 2018
Frankfort, Kentucky

Kentucky State University's monthly sustainable agriculture workshop series continues with a session focused on aquaculture.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Midwest Ox Drovers Association Annual Gathering

June 22-24, 2018
Scotts, Michigan

This annual event is hosted by Tillers International. First time visitors are welcomed, drovers and teams can participate in work, and friends old and new can enjoy oxen and working cattle.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Grazing Workshop with Jim Gerrish

June 22-23, 2018
Afton, Wyoming

This workshop from Star Valley Conservation District will include classroom and in-field instruction with Jim Gerrish on the first day. The second day features ranch tours.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink ASAP's Farm Tour

June 23-24, 2018
Asheville, North Carolina

ASAP's Farm Tour is an annual event to connect the public to their local farms and producers; a chance to experience first-hand the diversity of working farms in Western North Carolina and learn about their growing practices, goals, and stories. Farms provide guided and self-guided tours, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences. Tour goers choose which farms to visit and on average visit three per day. ASAP's Farm Tour focuses on farms in the Central Mountains of Western North Carolina.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Listening to the Land: Tools and Strategies for Land Assessment Workshop

June 23, 2018
Yellow Springs, Ohio

This morning workshop at Agraria is a component of American Farmland Trust's Farmland for the Next Generation project. Beginning farmers seeking land will gain hands-on experience assessing the suitability of a parcel of land for a farm operation during this workshop. Gain perspective from a beginning farmer and Farm Credit Mid-America appraiser about the appraisal process and common issues beginning farmers face. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn first-hand about conservation easements with Tecumseh Land Trust. A free public tour of Agraria follows the workshop in the afternoon.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

June 23, 2018
Unity, Maine

Farm and Homestead Day at MOFGA is now in its seventh year, a free, noncommercial, volunteer-run event where people from all walks of life share and learn new skills. The event includes more than 40 unique, participatory workshops.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink FARM Hacks--Never enough cold storage... Let's Build one!

June 23, 2018
Dallas, Texas

Farmers Assisting Returning Military (FARM) presents Hacks, a workshop series demonstrating a variety of DIY projects and helpful how-to's that stretch dollars and increase farm production. This day-long class shows you how to build a cool bot in any structure.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink FARM Hacks--Life Extension of Harvested Crops

June 24, 2018
Dallas, Texas

Farmers Assisting Returning Military (FARM) presents Hacks, a workshop series demonstrating a variety of DIY projects and helpful how-to's that stretch dollars and increase farm production. This afternoon workshop will share techniques on how to prolong your produce in cold storage. FARM has experiemented with many different techniquies to promote the longevity of the produce grown and has nailed it down.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Lavender & Herbs – Culinary Products for the Marketplace

June 25, 2018
Sparks, Nevada

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute offers the opportunity to learn from two successful entrepreneurs how to create culinary products for your business enterprise. Lavender has many culinary uses that offer an opportunity for small farms to develop value-added products for year-round sales. Adding other culinary herbs in the product line can expand sales even more. The workshop includes a hands-on demonstration on how to make simple, value-added lavender products.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Sustainable Agronomy Conference

June 26-27, 2018
Madison, Wisconsin

This American Society of Agronomy conference will provide Certified Crop Advisers and Agri-Sales Professionals with the opportunity to better understand and implement sustainable agronomy in the field. Learn the drivers, economics, agronomics, environmental benefits, and implementation techniques of sustainable crop production. Economic, environmental, and social aspects of sustainable agronomy will be considered.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Thinking Outside the Box With Cover Crops

June 26, 2018
Washington, Iowa

At this Practical Farmers of Iowa field day, learn about a wide variety of ways to use cover crops in your operation. Mike and Denny Vittetoe will discuss the benefits and challenges they've experienced thus far on their cover crop journey. Alison Robertson, ISU extension plant pathologist, will share research her lab has conducted to understand the role of seedling disease in yield drag. She will also discuss best management strategies to reduce disease.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Value Chain Coordination: A Beginners Guide

June 26, 2018
Online

This free, one hour National Good Food Network webinar is the first in a series that illuminates, by inspirational example, the skills needed to find success in coordinating a value chain. Panelists will explain value chain coordination, introduce valuable concrete metrics to demonstrate impact, and explain, with a personal example, how one can begin work as a value chain coordinator in a new community.

In: Online

 

Permalink Grow, Process, Market, Eat! … Value-Added Grains

June 26, 2018
Pittstown, New Jersey

This evening event is hosted at the Rutgers University Snyder Farm by the Northeast Organic Growers Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ) and the Organic Growers' Research and Information-Sharing Network (OGRIN). It will include a field tour of more than 30 different varieties/landraces of spring- and fall-planted grains, as well as a demonstration of affordable, small-scale grain processing equipment and tasting of many of these grains in cooked dishes.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink University of Georgia Campbell Center Farm Tour and Corn Boil

June 26, 2018
Watkinsville, Georgia

The Campbell Center serves as the hub of CAES' sustainable row crop and pasture research. From living mulch to rotational grazing for grass-fed beef, researchers here work to make traditional agriculture more profitable and sustainable. Van tours of the farm will depart every 15 minutes and will highlight the farm's roughly 30 ongoing UGA research projects related to sustainable farming systems, nutrient cycling, water quality, organic production, livestock grazing systems, forage breeding, and variety trials.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Farming With Native Beneficial Insects for Pest Control

June 26, 2018
Greenwood, South Carolina

This one-day Conservation Biological Control Short Course is presented by the Xerces Society. Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink FAMACHA and Integrated Parasite Management Workshop in Utah

June 27, 2018
Tremonton, Utah

In this mid-day workshop, Dave Scott, NCAT agriculture specialist and owner of Montana Highland Lamb, and Dr. Whit Stewart, University of Wyoming Extension sheep specialist, will teach participants about combating Barber Pole worm, FAMACHA eye scoring, creating refugias, genetic selection, and grazing methods that help control parasites. Small-ruminant producers, agriculture extension agents, and 4-H and FFA leaders and members are encouraged to attend.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Farmers' Field Day at LESREC

June 27, 2018
Salisbury, Maryland

The University of Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore Research and Education Center (LESREC) hosts this annual farmer/grower field day. Topics will include IR4, nutrient management, weed management, bee and pollen research, variety trials, and more.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Combine Clinic for Small Grains Harvesting

June 27, 2018
Grundy Center, Iowa

Practical Farmers of Iowa presents this event with Titan Machinery, on harvesting small grains with a soybean combine head. In this clinic, learn about combine adjustments in the gathering (head), threshing, and cleaning areas to increase the ability of the combine to capture as much grain as possible, as cleanly as possible.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Facebook Promotions

June 27, 2018
Online

This free one-hour webinar is part of the Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture bi-weekly webinar series. This session reviews strategic ways of promoting your Facebook content, including some free techniques.

In: Online

 

Permalink Sustainable Agriculture Field Day Tour

June 27, 2018
Old Town, Maine

The University of Maine presents this free evening tour at the Rogers Forage and Crops Research Farm. Learn about growing small grains, potatoes, and soybeans, as well as crop modeling from students and University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Innovation and Design in Vertical Agriculture and Sustainable Urban Ecosystems

June 27-28, 2018
Washington, D.C.

At this free workshop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy, representatives from the public and private sectors will identify and discuss challenges, opportunities and possibilities associated with vertical agriculture and sustainable urban ecosystems. The public may attend all morning programs, but your RSVP is required no later than June 17, 2018.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Ranching Towards the Future

June 27-28, 2018
Branson, Colorado

HMI and The Nature Conservancy are joining forces to bring in top-notch experts to inform Colorado ranchers on the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) Sustainability Framework, engage in discussions, and explore putting regenerative methods into practice. Topics will include Holistic Management®, planned grazing and evaluation of ecosystem processes; the PastureMap app and how to efficiently and effectively plan, monitor, and manage grazing; wildlife monitoring; and forage evaluation.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Winter Camelina Field Day

June 27, 2018
Waseca, Minnesota

he University of Minnesota Forever Green Initiative and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) invite processors, food entrepreneurs, culinary professionals, growers, and the curious public to an open house event at the Southern Research and Outreach Center. Attendees will learn about winter camelina, an exciting new oilseed crop currently in the research and development phase, which has the potential to transform food, fuel, and feed in Minnesota. Winter camelina (Camelina sativa) has a long history as an oilseed crop with great potential for use as a cash cover crop, providing both soil and water protection, as well as economic benefits to farmers in the Upper Midwest.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Conservation Infrastructure on a Diverse Livestock Farm

June 28, 2018
La Motte, Iowa

At this Practical Farmers of Iowa free afternoon field day, William and Stacey Borrenpohl at Woven Strong Farm will lead a tour of their diverse livestock farm while discussing their multi-species grazing management practices. Topics will include multi-species grazing, on-farm conservation plan using EQIP funding, and direct meat marketing.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Small Grains, Big Opportunities--Graze, Brew, Harvest, Build Soil

June 28, 2018
Bedford, Iowa

At this evening panel hosted by Practical Farmers of Iowa and Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation District, local producers (Rick Sprague, Paul Ackley and Mick Ware) will discuss small grains from beginning and experienced farmer perspectives. All the panelists use a rotational grazing system, including a traditional pasture mix, small grains and cover crops. Hear their experiences, then walk to two fields adjacent to the event location to view small grains and see a "pasture score" demonstration.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Riparian Grazing Workshop

June 26, 27, or 28 2018
Thompson Falls, Helena, or Deer Lodge, Montana

This workshop repeated in three locations is hosted by Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana, Missouri River Conservation District Council, and the Montana Department of Natural Resources Rangeland Resources Committee. At this workshop, riparian expert Sandy Wyman will help participants learn how to effectively manage riparian grazing areas. Workshops will include a morning session with speakers, catered lunch, and a field tour in the afternoon.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Farming with Native Beneficial Insects

June 28, 2018
Bishopville, South Carolina

Lee County Cooperative Extension invites you to join Nancy Lee Adamson, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist at the Xerces Society, and guest speakers as they overview conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants in this day-long course will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink How to Conduct On-Farm Variety Trials Workshop

June 28, 2018
Westboro, Wisconsin

Join OSA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, MOSES, and workshop host We Grow, LLC for a workshop on identifying the right varieties for your farm. You'll have the opportunity to tour ongoing trials of hoop house broccoli and hear details about the trial from the farmer. Learn why they chose the crop they did and how they decided to design the trial. Hear from OSA and University of Wisconsin-Madison educators about the benefits of conducting on-farm trials and how to design them to meet your goals without adding unnecessary work to the farm.

In: North Central SARE Region

 


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