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Permalink FAMACHA and Parasite Management in Goat Production

June 27, 2017
State Center, Iowa

Deb and Eric Finch of Finch livestock will host a FAMACHA workshop followed by a field day on goat production and parasite management. Both events are organized by Practical Farmers of Iowa, and guests are invited to attend one or both. The FAMACHA workshop runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and costs $16 per person. Registration is required by June 6, 2017. The field day – "Parasite Management in Goat Production" – includes lunch, a lesson on parasite management, and in-field discussion of pasture management for parasite control.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Farm Law 101 Workshop for Farm Professionals

June 20 or 27, 2017
Madison, Wisconsin, or Falcon Heights, Minnesota

This Farm Commons workshop is designed for folks who work with farmers rather than farmers themselves: farm educators, advisors, and related professionals. Confidently, safely help farmers understand farm law basics.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Iowa Greenhorn Grazing Workshop

June 27, 2017
Winterset, Iowa

Livestock producers interested in learning to optimize forage and livestock production while conserving natural resources are invited to attend. This is the second event in a five-part series extending through November. Each session has classroom and field segments.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink North American Agroforestry Conference

June 27-29, 2017
Blacksburg, Virginia

"Agroforestry for a Vibrant Future: Connecting People, Creating Livelihoods, Sustaining Places," the 15th North American Agroforestry Conference, is for agroforestry producers, researchers, educators, and those involved with related work in the fields of permaculture and agroecology. It will feature three days of networking, discussion, site visits, and more. Eric Toensmeier, Author of "The Carbon Farming Solution," and Victor Harris, Editor-in-Chief of the Minority Landowner Magazine, are keynote speakers for the conference.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Ridge-Till, Weed Management and Oat Production

June 28, 2017
Minburn, Iowa

At this Practical Farmers of Iowa free afternoon field day, Craig Fleishman of Cardinal Farm will talk about growing oats on some of his corn and soybean acres, and how he has recently made a push to try to improve yields and test weights on the oats. He will also share his experiences with combining steel and chemicals in a ridge-tillage system to control weeds effectively – which he hopes will reduce the rate of weed resistance.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Wednesday Webinars: Can I Use This Picture? Media Law

June 28, 2017

Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture and University of Maryland Extension offer this free webinar series twice each month. This session reviews the legal use of image copyright and provides sources where you can find free or low-cost images. Learn how to protect or contribute your images. Also, learn how digital photos can lead to increased SEO.

In: Online


Permalink Building Your Own Farm's Food Safety Manual Workshop

June 21 or 28, 2017
Apopka or Bushnell, 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 was developed and is presented by the University of Florida, Small Farms Academy Extension Agents.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Field to Pint Tour

June 29, 2017
Hudson Falls, New York

Harvest New York launches their inaugural New York Field to Pint Craft Brewery Tours, which will follow the lifecycle of a pint of locally brewed beer. This tour, located in Washington County, is limited to just malting barley and hops growers, malsters, and breweries. Visit fields of malting barley right before harvest, witness craft malt houses in action, see hop bines reaching for the sky, and savor the local flavors brewed by friendly farm breweries.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Nitrogen and Water Week Field Days

June 27, 28, or 29, 2017
Lewis, Boone, Nashua, Sutherland, or Crawfordsville, Iowa

Five field days will be held throughout the state at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms, providing an opportunity to learn about the university's research facilities that evaluate nitrate loss. A tour of plots where Iowa State researchers study the effects of fall application, cover crops, and nitrification inhibitors is included in the event. The field day will also provide an opportunity to learn about factors that are used to make nitrogen fertilizer recommendations and nitrogen deficiency in corn and how to correct it. Each field day will provide the same format and program, with ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists and agricultural engineering specialists leading four 30-minute sessions discussing how a water-quality research site works, what practices are being studied, how effective the various management practices are in reducing nitrogen loss, and the impact of those practices on farm profitability.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Organic Food and Farming Education and Research Field Day

June 29, 2017
Wooster, Ohio

The Organic Food and Farming Education and Research (OFFER) program at The Ohio State University presents its annual field day. The afternoon event will include new findings and discuss important issues related to certified organic research and production for vegetables, crops, and dairy. From 2-3:30 p.m., participants will have the option to participate in a vegetable production tour of OARDC organic research plots located at Horticulture Unit 1, or attend two consecutive sessions focused on dairy farms at West Badger Farm. The two groups will come together for the second half of the event, which will run from 3:30-5 p.m. and will feature a session on soil management, including weed control and soil balancing, and a session on organic forages, grazing, and hay production.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Two New Grains and Their Uses:Hybrid Rye and Kernza

June 29, 2017
New Hampton, Iowa

At this free Practical Farmers of Iowa afternoon field day, Frantzen Farm will discuss hybrid rye for grain production, Kernza perennial grain production, and production of grow-to-finish organic pigs on corn-free diets.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Grass-Fed Beef Conferences

June 28 or 29, 2017
Spring Hill or Athens, Tennessee

University of Tennessee Extension will offer cattle producers a "one-stop" opportunity to learn about producing and marketing grass-fed beef. The same event will be held in two locations. Topics will include Considerations for Grass-Fed Finishing, Developing a Forage System for Grass-Fed Beef, Grass-Fed Beef Nutrition, Branding and Labeling Considerations for Grass-Fed Beef, and Grass-Fed Beef Producer Experiences –Video Farm Tours.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Touring the Lentil Underground

June 29-30, 2017
Ulm, Power, Fort Benton, and Havre, Montana

AERO is offering a free, two-day tour of sustainable farms and farming in Montana's Golden Triangle. Meet the folks Liz Carlisle introduced you to in the award-winning Lentil Underground. The event includes a tour of Timeless Natural Foods Lentil Processing Facility, a visit to Prairie Heritage Farm and Casey Bailey Farm, and a tour and camping at Vilicus Farms in Havre. On Day 2, travel to Manuel Farm and Ranch in Havre for a single, all-day tour, lunch, an address from Liz Carlisle and David Oien, and a pig roast. Vans are provided, and participation is limited.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Farming for Success

June 29, 2017
Manheim, Pennsylvania

The Farming for Success field day is planned and organized by local members of the Penn State Extension Field and Forage Crop Team. This agronomic field day for farmers, industry representatives, and other agricultural professionals features a wide range of crop-production topics. Participants can see research plots in the field, learn from Penn State and Ag industry professionals, and visit with industry sponsors.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Pollinators and Your Land

June 29, 2017
Jamestown, Rhode Island

Conanicut Island Land Trust's historic Godena Farm hosts this evening presentation. Learn how you can create beautiful, functional pollinator habitat on your farm or forest land. Godena Farm's manager will be joined by staff from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Eastern RI Conservation District to speak about site preparation and planting techniques, choosing an appropriate seed mix, how to support Rhode Island's native pollinators, federal funding opportunities, and more. This tour is free, but please register to reserve your spot. The event is geared toward farm and forest land owners, but all are welcome to attend.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Horse Progress Days

June 30 - July 1, 2017
Leola, Pennsylvania

This annual showcase event for newly manufactured and modified horse-drawn equipment features field demonstrations, educational seminars, and more. Demonstrations include field equipment, produce equipment, and haying equipment.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Small Grains Field Day

June 30, 2017
Mount Vernon, Washington

The Bread Lab at Washington State University hosts a free, afternoon event at WSU Mount Vernon. Farmers and grain enthusiasts are invited to tour the research plots and discuss production of small grains such as wheat, barley, and buckwheat for food, feed, and brewing in Western Washington.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Garlic Growers Field Day

July 1, 2017
Red Wing and West Concord, Minnesota

The Upper Midwest Garlic Growers, a networking group of the Sustainable Farming Association, has announced its 2017 Garlic Field Day will be held at Hawk's Brain Garlic and Coffman Garlic & Apples. This event is free but an RSVP is required.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink International Bison Conference

July 4-8, 2017
Big Sky, Montana

The International Bison Conference (IBC) is held every five years and is a celebration of the American bison. The event draws nearly 500 attendees from around the world. The agenda includes keynote and breakout presentations, tours, a bison film festival, and more.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Seed Growers Field Day

July 6, 2017
Ithaca, New York

This annual Cornell University field day is held at the NYS Seed Improvement Barn.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Pest Management Field Day

July 7, 2017
Columbia, Missouri

University of Missouri's Bradford Research Center hosts its annual Pest Management Field Day.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Composting with Purpose Field Day

July 8, 2017
West Bend, Wisconsin

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute offers this field day, which explores the role of high quality compost on soil fertility and environmental systems challenged by today's agricultural practices. Specifically, it looks at the advantage of hot controlled compost for improving soil fertility and the environment. Instructor Angela Curtes is owner of Grounded LLC, a small business located in southeast Wisconsin, which produces, sells, and educates about a hot controlled fermentation compost integrating 12th century methods with biodynamic principles.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Grain Place Farm Tour

July 8, 2017
Hamilton County, Nebraska

The morning will provide an opportunity to tour the Grain Place Farm and/or Grain Place Foods. The afternoon will provide networking, announcements and a Keynote address by Jeff Moyer. Tours, program, and refreshments are free. Folks are welcome to come for all or part of the day.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Hedgerows for Pollinators

July 8, 2017
Hockessin, Delaware

Hedgerows can provide shelter and food for a host of insects and animals and become a travel lane for migratory birds. Kelly Gill of the Xerces Society presents the steps in planning, site preparation, and planting a pollinator hedgerow on your property.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Graze River Country Pasture Walk

July 8, 2017
Black River Falls, Wisconsin

Part of the Graze River Country pasture walk series, this morning event visits the Dave & Will Peasely Farm. It will discuss pasture layout and land conservation projects to move cattle to grazing acres.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Organic Small Grains

July 9, 2017
Chatham, Michigan

Michigan State University North Farm is conducting research trials in organic small grain production to identify challenges and opportunities in the Upper Peninsula. Come see the research plots, talk with researchers and growers, and discuss some of the realities of growing organic grains in northern climates. Topics at this afternoon short course will include plot establishment, weed management, pest and disease challenges, and variety selection.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink No-Till Market Gardening Intensive

July 9, 2017
Tyringham, Massachusetts

During this day-long NOFA Massachusetts workshop, learn techniques for intensively growing vegetables using no-till practices on a commercial scale from long-time farmers Jen and Pete Salinetti of Woven Roots Farm.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Season Extension in Specialty Crops

July 10, 2017
Everson, Washington

Tilth Alliance, in collaboration with WSU, presents the fourteenth year of the Farm Walk program. This Farm Walk visits Growing Washington, a 70-acre diversified, certified organic farm spread across eight sites in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. The farm has six greenhouses and more than twenty high tunnels to help extend the growing season on high-value crops including raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, and other specialty crops. WSU specialists will be on hand to provide additional information about season extension and specialty crops.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Organic Fruit Tree Production for Southern Climates

July 10, 2017
Carbondale and Alto Pass, Illinois

This Southern Illinois Farming Alliance presentation and field day will provide a solid foundation for understanding the challenges and opportunities for growing fruit trees organically in southern Illinois. Growing fruit trees without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers is challenging in southern climates where tree fruits are highly susceptible to rusts, insect damages, and disease. Learn how to select varieties appropriate for this region, the importance of quality rootstock, and what to do with blemished fruit. NCAT's Guy Ames presents the afternoon session.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Farm Dreams

July 10, 2017
Springfield, Illinois

The Land Connection's Farm Dreams workshops are three-hour evening workshops held on a working farm. Discover what it would really take to start your own farm business, from assessing your skills and resources, to meeting successful farmers in your region, to deciding next steps for pursuing your farm dream.

In: North Central SARE Region




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