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Permalink UMass Vegetable Winter School

January 10 - February 21, 2017
Grafton, Massachusetts

The University of Massachusetts is rolling out a new workshop series designed specifically for vegetable farm owners, managers and employees, to provide education that will help farmers with regulatory compliance and to improve efficiency and overall farm management. This seven-workshop series meets weekly on Tuesdays through January and February offering a different topic each week: support for developing food safety and nutrient management plans, training employees in WPS, developing standard operating procedures compliant with regulations, and preparing an employee handbook and a whole farm IPM plan. Participants will leave Winter School prepared to pass a Commonwealth Quality audit and they will gain a competitive advantage in a heavily regulated market.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm$en$e

January 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2017
Meadville, Pennsylvania

Farm$en$e is a four session workshop from Penn State Extension that teaches farmers how to understand financial statements such as the cash flow statement, the balance sheet, and the income statement. Course participants will learn how to organize and use financial records to make informed financial and production decisions.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Northern Prairies Ag Innovation Alliance Annual Workshop

January 10-11, 2017
Minot, North Dakota

NPAIA's 39th annual workshop Organic Matter Matters features keynote speakers Dan Davidson and Gabe Brown. Other speakers/presenters include Dr. Dave Franzen, Lisa Prassack, Dr. Yvonne Lawley, and Dr. Rick Haney. In addition, there will be three panel discussions and information on new innovations in cover crops. Plan to participate in the inaugural Prairie Innovators Challenge, a chance for producers to showcase their innovations in farming equipment or practices.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Indiana Horticultural Congress

January 10-12, 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana

The Indiana Horticultural Congress is an educational meeting designed to meet the needs of fruit, vegetable, wine, organics, and specialty crop growers and marketers in Indiana and surrounding states. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

January 10, 2017
Lake Alfred, Florida

UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department and the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center present this Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Using Adaptive Grazing to Improve Soil Health in Grazing Ecosystems

January 10, 2017
Online

This free, one-hour webinar from USDA NRCS Soil Health Division will teach strategies for improving soil function on range and pastures, including an emphasis on management of livestock like large migratory herds in natural systems for proper herd impact and increased nutrient and water cycling in grass ecosystems. Stan Boltz, Regional Soil Health Specialist with the USDA NRCS Soil Health Division in Huron, South Dakota, will present. The webinar will include discussion on how adaptive management can be and has been used to improve soil health on grazing lands, including a discussion of management options that may result in improved conditions.

In: Online

 

Permalink Management Options for Striped Cucumber Beetle in Organic Cucurbits

January 11, 2017
Online

Join eOrganic for a free, one-hour webinar on management options for striped cucumber beetle on organic farms by Abby Seaman and Jeffrey Gardner of Cornell University. The presenters will discuss the basics of SCB biology, cultural practices that can minimize damage, the latest on the effectiveness of insecticides allowed for organic production, and a discussion of breeding work underway to help reduce beetle impact. This webinar was organized by members of the NIFA-OREI funded Eastern Sustainable Cucurbit Project, which is a collaboration of growers, researchers and extension agents working to find solutions for the many challenges facing organic cucurbit producers.

In: Online

 

Permalink Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference and Trade Show

January 11-13, 2017
Springfield, Illinois

This major event includes a wide variety of pre-conference workshops and conference tracks on agritourism and marketing, fruits, vegetables, herbs, organic, and emerging issues. There will also be a farmers market vendor boot camp and a cider contest.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Grazing Guides Webinar: Incorporating Brassicas Into Your Grazing System

January 11, 2017
Online

This webinar series covers topics that specifically relate to grazing dairy herds. Topics include technologies available to grazing herds as well as strategies for feeding, grazing and care of your animals. This free, one-hour webinar is led by Mat Haan, Penn State Extension, and, Leanne Dillard, USDA-ARS. Forage brassicas (rapeseed, turnip, radish, kale, etc.) are high quality forages that can be grazed during the spring, used during the summer forage slump, or used to extend fall grazing season. Their high energy and protein content make them excellent forage species for mixtures with small grains, summer annuals, or perennial cool-season pasture. Grazing management is important when using brassicas to ensure maximum animal performance and productivity of the pasture.

In: Online

 

Permalink Wisconsin Local Food Summit

January 12-13, 2017
La Crosse, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Local Food Network presents the 11th anniversary of the Wisconsin Local Food Summit. Come to learn about the components of Local Food System Development with two days of breakout sessions and workshops, La Crosse-based farm and facility tours, facilitated networking opportunities, local food, and more. Attendees can expect to gather with a diverse group of local food advocates to exchange information, strengthen regional alliances, and gain practical strategies and best practices that address issues within local food system development.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Great Plains Growers Conference and Trade Show

January 12-14, 2017
St. Joseph, Missouri

Great Plains Growers Conference is a combination of the Great Plains Vegetable Conference and Mid-America Fruit Conference. The conference showcases educational information from five states: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota, along with vegetable specialists and growers from those states. The conference features keynote Jean-Martin Fortier, a broad selection of all-day workshops, and 12 different conference tracks.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Winter Greens Short Course

January 12-14, 2017
Shelburne, Vermont

University of Vermont presents a three-day long short course that will explore site selection, brands of high tunnels/hoophouses, the four key principles to grow/maintain crops 365 days per year, the economics behind winter greens production, soil fertility management, and much more. The course will use the 10,000-square-foot winter growing space at Bread & Butter Farm as a hands on classroom, as well as exploring other local farms who are extending their seasons to include winter greens. This three-day workshop will be practical, hands-on, and include actual numbers and yields and production plans.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Minnesota Organic Conference

January 12-13, 2017
St. Cloud, Minnesota

The Minnesota Organic Conference offers learning and networking opportunities for people new to organic production as well as folks who are old hands at it: farmers, researchers, educators, consultants, advisors, business people, and anyone else who wants to learn more about organic. The educational program is complemented by an 80+ vendor trade show. Keynote speaker and renowned agroecologist and farmer Fernando Funes-Monzote will share insights about challenges for organic agriculture in Cuba. Keynote Donald Wyse will highlight the Forever Green Initiative and offer insights on improving economic opportunities for farmers.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink TOFGA Farmers and Gardeners Organic Conference

January 12-14, 2017
Mesquite, Texas

Every year the TOFGA annual conference features speakers on a variety of topics in the organic farming, gardening, and ranching world, as well as the marketing, management, and policy realms. Learn, network, and build community around organic practices in Texas! There will be pre-conference workshops and farm tours, as well as a wide variety of conference sessions.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Horticulture Industries Show Conference

January 13-14, 2017
Fayetteville, Arkansas

With the theme "Local Foods, Farms, Gardens and Success," the Horticulture Industries Show provides growers and the public with the latest information on vegetables, fruit, Christmas trees, farmers market crops, and public gardening issues. The public and growers from Arkansas, Oklahoma, and surrounding states are welcome to attend. The keynote speaker is Anthony Flaccavento.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink NOFA Massachusetts Winter Conference

January 14, 2017
Worcester, Massachusetts

Tap into the resources of more than 70 popular workshops and experts from the fields of organic farming, gardening, landscaping, homesteading, DIY skill building, and soil/human/animal health. This year's keynote speaker will be Paul Kaiser from Singing Frogs Farm. Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser will also co-present an all day intensive on the ecologically diverse farming techniques that have led them to years of successful food production and a sustainable livelihood. More than 80 vendors will be featured at the Trade Show.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association Congress

January 16-18, 2017
Sandusky, Ohio

The OPGMA Congress is the annual gathering for the fresh produce industry, including markets, in Ohio. The event includes numerous educational programs, a trade show, and ample opportunities to network with your peers. Food Safety and OPMA Sessions will be offered free of charge each day.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Empire State Producers Expo

January 17-19, 2017
Syracuse, New York

This annual show combines the major fruit, flower, vegetable, and direct marketing associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference for New York producers, as well as neighboring states and Eastern Canada. In addition to educational presentations by Cornell Cooperative Extension personnel and highly regarded speakers from across the country, the event features panel discussions with producers and a trade show featuring over 150 commercial vendors and non-profit exhibitors. There will also be opportunities for intensive training through specialized workshops.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Heart of America Grazing Conference

January 18-19, 2017
Quincy, Illinois

This is an annual regional conference focusing on promoting and utilizing forages for livestock and a sustainable and economically viable manor. Discussions focus on crop management, grazing management, environmental stewardship, economics, and marketing. Green Hills Farm Project will host the event.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Soil Health Workshops

January 17, 18, or 19, 2017
Great Falls, Billings, or Sidney, Montana

Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana, NRCS, and Soil & Water Conservation Society present these one-day workshops with Dr. Dwayne Beck and farmer Dan Forgey. The sessions will focus on profitable and successful no-till production with diversified rotations, cover crops, and integrated livestock.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Profitable Meat Marketing Workshops

January 11, 12, or 19, 2017
Hudson, Hudson Falls, or Auburn, New York

Cornell Cooperative Extension offices in several counties are hosting free Profitable Meat Marketing workshops this winter. The workshops are geared toward livestock producers wishing to learn more about marketing and product pricing. The workshop will focus on helping farmers learn effective marketing strategies in order to increase profit. The Meat Price Calculator will also be introduced. Contact county Extension offices for more information.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm$en$e

January 19 and 26, and February 2 and 9, 2017
State College, Pennsylvania

Farm$en$e is a four session workshop from Penn State Extension that teaches farmers how to understand financial statements such as the cash flow statement, the balance sheet, and the income statement. Course participants will learn how to organize and use financial records to make informed financial and production decisions. Pre-registration is required.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink South Carolina Agritourism 2017 Conference

January 19-20, 2017
Clinton, South Carolina

Thursday will be an educational bus tour to four different area operations. Friday’s conference theme is "Thinking Outside the Crate, Taking Care of the Details." In addition to a keynote speaker, the conference will include planned time to network with other attendees and vendors as well as featuring a panel discussion with agritourism farmers sharing their experiences both good and bad.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Third Thursday Thing: Grapes

January 19, 2017
Frankfort, Kentucky

Kentucky State University presents this monthly sustainable agriculture workshop targeting small farmers, beginning farmers and agricultural professionals. The topic for this month is grapes.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Upper Midwest Regional Fruit & Vegetable Growers Conference & Trade Show

January 19-20, 2017
St. Cloud, Minnesota

Topics at the annual conference include vegetable production, small fruit production, marketing and much more. Each year's program offers a variety of topics designed to be of interest to large and small growers.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Iowa Forage and Grassland Council Conference

January 19-10, 2017
Ames, Iowa

The annual Iowa Forage and Grassland Council (IFGC) Conference will precede the Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) conference. IFGC is partnering with PFI to offer a full slate of producer and industry expert speakers on a variety of topics at the conference. Topics include multispecies grazing, the impact of grazing on soil health, new technologies in grazing, a new genetic test to identify fescue tolerance of beef cattle, pasture renovation strategies, and managing the nutritional needs of beef and sheep. The conference will also feature two producer panels (on extended grazing and grazing management experiences) and break out presentations on beef and sheep forage nutrition and mineral nutrition.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink NOFA - New York Winter Conference

January 20-22, 2017
Saratoga Springs, New York

Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) of New York's 35th Annual Winter Conference will feature 17 tracks, a seed conference, a seed swap, and fun and learning for all. This event will also play host to the Northeast Organic Seed Conference: Owning Our Seed. Keynote Speaker CR Lawn of Fedco Seeds will help tie the two events together.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Missouri Farmers Market Association Annual Conference

January 20-21, 2017
St. Louis, Missouri

The conference includes a pre-conference farm tour, educational sessions, and a social event.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference

January 20-21, 2017
Fairlee, Vermont

This 21st annual conference has the theme "New Rules & New Ways of Farming: Shaping the Next 20 Years." The keynote speaker is modern-day, urban shepherdess Brittany Cole Bush.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Conference

January 20-21, 2017
Ames, Iowa

"Pass It On" celebrates the impact of farmer-to-farmer learning on farmers' confidence to explore new or different farming practices, and their ability improve farm profitability and land stewardship. Attendees will learn from their farming peers about different approaches to conserving money and soil; growing and marketing a range of crops; keeping good-quality financial and production records, accessing land and capital--and more. The conference features more sessions than in the past to give attendees even more learning opportunities.

In: North Central SARE Region

 


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