What Is Sustainable Agriculture?

Master Publication List

Search Our Databases


Energy Alternatives

Beginning Farmer

Field Crops

Horticultural Crops

Livestock & Pasture

Local Food Systems

Marketing, Business & Risk Management

Organic Farming

Pest Management

Soils & Compost

Water Management

Other Resources

Home Page

Contribute to NCAT


Newsletter sign up button

· Privacy Policy · Newsletter Archives

RSS Icon XML Feeds

RSS 2.0: Events, Breaking News, Funding Opportunties Atom: Events, Breaking News, Funding Opportunties


NCAT strives to make our information available to everyone who needs it. If you are a limited-access or low-income farmer and find that one of our publications is just not in your budget, please call 800-346-9140.


How are we doing?


Find Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow us on Pinterst Visit the ATTRA Youtube Channel
Home  > Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Sort by Events in Your Region:

July 2015

 << <   > >>
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    
Add an Event
Submit your own Event!

Click on map to see events in your region:
Sare Regions Map Canada Western Region North Central Region Southern Region North Eastern Region

Permalink Growing Cut Flowers for Market

August 10 and 17, 2015
Pittsboro, North Carolina

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a two-part workshop on Growing Cut Flowers for Market. The August 10 workshop will be a full day of presentations and the August 17 workshop will take place at Perry-winkle Farm in northern Chatham County. This is a very unique and rare opportunity to learn from two very successful cut flower growers.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 2015 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day

August 10, 2015
Ames, Iowa

Commercial production topics and practices will be featured at this afternoon event at ISU Horticulture Research Station. This year's field day will showcase small-scale fruit and vegetable production systems, cropping practices, research projects, and tools and equipment needed. The field day is organized in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa, Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Farm Walk: Washington's First Certified Organic Cranberry Farm

August 10, 2015
Long Beach, Washington

At this afternoon farm walk presented by Tilth Producers of Washington, visit Starvation Alley Farms. Washington’s first certified organic cranberry farm will share their passion for growing cranberries and creating in-house, value-added products.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Growing Growers Field Day

August 10, 2015
Olathe, Kansas

This evening event presented by Growing Growers will include a field day and horticultural research update.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink NCSU Vermiculture Conference

August 10-11, 2015
Raleigh, North Carolina

This event provides the tools you need to start or expand an earthworm or vermicompost production operation. Learn about the latest research on the effects of vermicompost and extracts (tea) on plant growth and disease suppression. Discover how to effectively market earthworms and vermicompost, and the different technologies being utilized. At this conference there will be ample opportunities to get answers to your questions from industry experts and other growers.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Northern Pear Cultivars, Rootstocks, and Orchard Floor Management

August 11, 2015
Decorah, Iowa

This Practical Farmers of Iowa evening field day will feature an orchard walk looking at and discussing the pear cultivars and rootstocks growing at Sliwa Meadow Farm. The Sliwas will discuss management practices mimicking forest-edge ecology used to bolster the health and productivity of fruit trees.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Fertility Improvements and Organic Transition

August 11, 2015
St. Albans, Vermont

Join NOFA-Vermont at Holyoke Farm, run by John & Heather Brigham, to see the progress of management and infrastructure investments such as a fertility practices, pasture improvements, and an underground manure pipe. Hear about the Brigham’s lessons learned from their farm's transition to organic. There will also be an opportunity for interested farmers to have questions answered by regional milk buyers and VOF certification staff.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Organic Dairy Day

August 11, 2015
Morris, Minnesota

The University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center’s organic dairy day will feature Organic Valley's Mark Kopecky and his seminar on soil fertilty in dairy pastures and interpreting soil analysis. Updates of current research on organic projects at the West Central ROC will also be included. Field tours and a pasture walk will feature grazing and species selection, as well as a stockmanship demonstration.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Conservation in Action Tour

August 11-12, 2015
Red Wing, Minnesota

See how innovation, decades of commitment to our natural resources, and collaboration combine to yield some of America’s most productive conservation partnerships. Join CTIC and partners for an up-close look at innovative conservation partnerships and practices on a wide range of crops and farms. During the tour, you’ll meet a wide range of farmers and their partners committed to conservation agriculture. Every stop is a chance to hear new voices and gain new insight on conservation.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink NOFA Vermont Farmer Olympics

August 12, 2015
Bolton, Vermont

Teams from all over Vermont are invited to come together to compete in a wide range of events designed to challenge farmers' field skills, take a mid-season break, and enjoy some great food and refreshments along with some healthy competition. Farmers will show off their finely-honed skills in events ranging from physical to cerebral to plain ridiculous, competing in events like"Chicken Tractor Pull," "Rock Hump," "Plumbing Puzzle," "Chuckin' Eggs," and the "Deer Fence Limbo." Online registration is available.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Wisconsin Edge-of-Field Monitoring Experience: Perspectives and Lessons Learned

August 12, 2015

This webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS Central National Technology Support Center. Participants will learn how field conditions and the timing of field-management activities affect the quantity and quality of runoff from agricultural fields. The presenters will share their experiences from more than a decade of small-scale field-edge monitoring in Wisconsin and neighboring states.

In: Online


Permalink Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Workshops

August 4, 6, or 13, 2015
Woodland, Santa Rosa, or Willows, California

These workshops will assist producers in understanding available buy-up options and will provide an overview of the use of a web-based decision tool to determine NAP crop eligibility and estimate NAP fees, premiums, and payments.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference

August 14, 2015
East Troy, Wisconsin

The theme of this year's conference is "Cover Crops and Agricultural Resiliency." This event at the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute features a mix of general sessions and bus tours highlighting successful cover crop practitioners in southeast Wisconsin in a variety of cropping systems. Concurrent tours focus on organic production, no-till systems, and fresh market production.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink NOFA Summer Conference

August 14-16, 2015
Amherst, Massachusetts

Join the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) for three days with 144 workshops on farming, gardening, nutrition, land care, food politics, and much more. The theme for this year's Conference is "Healing the Climate, Healing Ourselves: Regeneration through Microbiology." The conference is fun for the whole family with more than 100 exhibitors, contra dance, country fair, organic meals, in-depth preconferences, and children and teens conferences. This year's keynote speakers are Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, medical doctor and nutritional consultant, and Ronnie Cummins, consumer activist and regenerative agriculture advocate.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink First Coast Specialty Crop Conference

August 15, 2015
Jacksonville, Florida

The First Coast Specialty Crop Conference is designed to provide multiple networking and educational opportunities for farmers and other stakeholders in the regional food system. This conference is the first of the new regional events created by a team of UF/IFAS Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises extension team. The training program has been carefully crafted to attend the needs of the local farmers. Whether you are interested in improving your farming skills by enhancing your soils and pest management, obtaining practical knowledge for food safety and post-harvest practices, or diversifying your farm through cut flower production, mushrooms, or microgreens, this is the event for you.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Pastured Poultry Class

August 15, 2015
Rancho Cordova, California

This workshop at Soil Born Farms is presented by NCAT agriculture specialist Pame Wolfe, DVM. This free, afternoon workshop will cover a variety of poultry topics: layers, meat birds, health, breeds, nutrition, and equipment.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Pizza Farm Field Day

August 15, 2015
Wykoff, Minnesota

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Dream Acres Farm, a successful pizza farm operation, including the commercial kitchen set-up, wood-fired oven and pizza-preparation process. Host farmers will share their start-up experience, challenges and advice for farmers wanting to diversify into such on-farm food service.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants: Growing on Challenging Sites

August 15, 2015
Plainfield, Vermont

In this NOFA Vermont workshop, Nicko Rubin will share his experience and insights gained developing a permaculture site on exhausted hill farm soils, through a tour of East Hill Tree Farm. Discussion will include techniques as they apply to both perennial fruits and annual vegetables.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink One-Day Holistic Management Workshop

August 15, 2015
Siskiyou County, California

Gain an understanding of the processes and practices of Holistic Management at this one-day workshop. Each of the Holistic Management modules--grazing planning, financial planning, land planning and biological monitoring--are covered as well as the foundations of Holistic Management.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Multi-Species Livestock Farming Field Day

August 16, 2015
Mondovi, Wisconsin

This afternoon field day at Together Farms is part of the Land Stewardship Project's Farm Beginnings program.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Value-Added Fruits and Vegetables Farm Tour

August 16, 2015
Fredericktown, Ohio

Enjoy a self-guided tour of Ann's Raspberry Farm to see red raspberries produced using season extension methods and to learn about growing Brussels sprouts all season long. Celebrating 10 years growing specialty crops and crafting artisan products from seed to jar, Daniel and Ann Trudel will share the challenges and rewards of growing a hobby farm into a full-time operation during this multi-faceted event. This event is sponsored by OEFFA and the Clintonville Farmers Market and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Irrigation Distribution Uniformity and Wise Water Use for Small Farms

August 17, 2015
Santa Cruz, California

In this free, afternoon workshop geared toward beginning farmers and managers of demonstration and teaching farms, instructors will show participants how to accurately assess irrigation distribution uniformity and system output (drip and sprinkler) to better inform irrigation design and operation decisions and better instruct their students, interns, and co-managers about wise water use. Learn how to fine-tune water use on the farm, identify and address problems in irrigation systems, and eliminate some of the guess work when it comes to irrigation scheduling. Participants will help collect data and analyze uniformity tests on sprinkler and drip irrigation systems on the CASFS/UCSC Farm. The workshop will also address irrigation scheduling and provide participants with the tools to easily determine system output as a way to improve overall water use efficiency.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Storage Crops

August 17, 2015
Baldwin City, Kansas

Learn more about storage crops and methods for storing them at this afternoon workshop that is part of the Growing Growers workshop series. If you are interested in extending your income-generating season without the hassle of growing and harvesting in the depths of winter, storage crops are an option to consider. For increased variety and extended storage, Coolbot technology allows growers to build walk-in coolers for a fraction of the cost.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Don’t Bare Your Soil: Cover Cropping Options

August 18, 2015
Randolph, Vermont

At this NOFA Vermont workshop held at Vermont Technical College, examine test plots of a wide range of cover crops suitable for Vermont conditions like field peas, crimson and sweet clover, soybeans, sorghum, and forage brassicae. Prepare for fall cover cropping now by inspecting the nutrient building, weed suppressing and soil structure impacts of various cover crops.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Neely-Kinyon Organic Ag Field Day

August 18, 2015
Greenfield, Iowa

Organic agriculture specialist Kathleen Delate and Cynthia Cambardella (USDA-ARS) will present results of research underway at Neely-Kinyon Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm, including the farm's Long Term Agroecologcial Research (LTAR) study, organic no-till for vegetable production, and the new Integrating Livestock in Organic Cropping Systems NIFA project.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Agricultural Risk Management and Business Development Training Workshop

August 19-21, 2015
Mobile, Alabama

This is an annual event presented by the Small Farms Research Center (AAMU) in collaboration with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System that focuses on the risk faced by new and beginning and experienced producers, business development training to enhance their business planning, and ways to handle those risks and improve their farm operation. The event includes a farm field day and instructional sessions.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Farmer Field Day: River Road Farm

August 19, 2015
Missoula, Montana

This free, afternoon field day is part of the Farmer Field Day series offered by Community Food & Agriculture Coalition of Missoula County. River Road Community Garden and Neighborhood Farm is one of four urban farms managed by Garden City Harvest. Established in 1996, River Road sits on 3.5 acres and includes 55 community garden plots and a farm that offers 15 winter CSA shares and 64 summer CSA shares. Farm manager Greg Price will talk about the unique benefits and drawbacks of farming as a nonprofit, along with a discussion of the ins and outs of managing a large CSA program and his seed saving, cover cropping, and weed- and pest-management techniques.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Pasturing Alternative Forages

August 19, 2015
Preble, New York

Join NOFA-NY and Organic Valley CROPP Cooperative for a field day that will explore the use of alternative forages on Cobblestone Valley Farm with Paul and Maureen Knapp. The Knapps will discuss their pasture management including what alternative forages succeeded on their farm. Tim Darbishire, Grazing Consultant, will talk on forage options, seeding, maintaining a stand, and rotations.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Crop Diversity and Grazing Livestock for Soil Health

August 19, 2015
Jefferson, Iowa

At this Practical Farmers of Iowa field day, Bill Frederick will showcase how he pairs crop and livestock management on his farm. He will describe growing small grains and how, after harvesting the grain for seed, he then plants the field with a diverse cover crop forage mix for grazing cattle. Attendees will see cattle grazing on this mix and observe forage growth where the cattle have not yet grazed. The field day will also feature a demonstration with the Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District's soil health unit.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Dry Beans Production: From Field to Processing at Cayuga Pure Organics

August 20, 2015
Brooktondale, New York

NOFA New York offers this opportunity to join Anne Riordan at CPO for a field walk through her cannellinis beans, with experimental mustard plantings for disease control. She will provide an overview of planting, nutrient management, weed control, harvest, and drying. This will be followed by a limited tour and demonstration of the newly renovated beanery.

In: Northeast SARE Region




[Submit your own Event!] [Contact] [Log in] [Admin]