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Permalink Hoes Down Harvest Festival - Dirty Thirty

October 7-8, 2017
Yolo County, California

Full Belly Farm, one of the first and most prolific organic farms in the country, hosts the Hoes Down Harvest Festival, which includes farm tours, traditional arts and crafts, farm-fresh food, folk music, dancing, hands-on workshops, and seminars, offering the public a special chance to enjoy rural life and deepen our understanding and connection to the local food system. The main festival takes place on Saturday, with specialized,hands-on seminars that require pre-registration taking place on Sunday.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Homestead Dreams

October 7, 2017
Candler, North Carolina

Homestead Dreams is an entry level, exploratory workshop designed to help you incorporate small-scale, self-sufficiency and sustainability into your life. Organic Growers School's full-day workshop covers commonsense, relevant information to help maximize your independence, increase your connection to community, place, and self, and plan out your dreams for the next one to five years.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Open Gate Field Day: Goode Farm

October 7, 2017
Central Park, Oregon

This event is one of HMI's Open Gate learning days. These fun, informative, and interactive field days feature innovative and regenerative agricultural topics and practices. Each day is hosted by an experienced Holistic Management practitioner and offers the opportunity to connect and learn with like-minded folk.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Missouri Chestnut Roast

October 7, 2017
New Franklin, Missouri

The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry will host its 11th annual Missouri Chestnut Roast, a celebration of Missouri specialty crops. The event includes educational presentations and demonstrations, as well as fun family activities.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Cornell Maple Program Fall Open House

October 7, 2017
Van Etten, New York

This event will take place at Cornell's research and production sugarbush in the Arnot Forest and will feature demonstrations, free samples, and information on cutting edge maple research. Admission is free and open to all.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink WNC Garlic Fest

October 7, 2017
Asheville, North Carolina

WNC Garlic Fest is a food-focused festival that offers an exciting and eclectic set of garlic experiences. The event is free to attend and family friendly, with the aim of getting everyone involved with local food and local business. It also offers free garlic eating, preserving, and growing workshops.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Building Healthy Soil with Managed Grazing: A Workshop with Greg Judy

October 7, 2017
Hudson, New York

Greg Judy comes to Churchtown Dairy to run a workshop exploring the building of healthy soil through managed grazing techniques including multi-species grazing. He will also speak about monitoring animal performance on pasture.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Growing Food As If The Earth Matters

October 8, 2017
Newbury, Massachusetts

In this full-day NOFA Massachusetts workshop, veteran grower Ricky Baruc, co-creator of Seeds of Solidarity, will provide low-cost, easy-to-implement, minimal maintenance techniques to sequester carbon and build life in the soil. The morning session is Carbon-Smart Regenerative Growing Principles and Practices: Learn to grow on marginal land using local resources for fertility and never tilling (no machinery necessary). The afternoon session is Designing a Garden as if the Earth Matters: Learn how to design and implement a garden the carbon smart way. Using Earth Harmony Farm and Sanctuary as a template, Erin Stack, manager of the Earth Harmony Farm, and Ricky will discuss how to ensure your garden is multi-functional, aesthetically pleasing, and ecologically integrated. Specific topics may include creating borders, designing habitats, reclaiming overgrown garden areas, and more.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers Fall Grower Meeting

October 8, 2017
Columbus, Ohio

This event offers a chance spend a day at Sunny Meadows Flower Farm, one of the fastest-growing and successful cut flower farms in the country. In less than ten years, Steve and Gretel Adams have created a profitable urban farm which values maintaining a healthy environment as it produces quality cut flowers. The agenda includes presentations, demonstrations, and a tour.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Open Farm Tours

October 8, 2017
Corralitos, California

Eleven family-owned farms are participating in this year's tours. Tour the farms at your own pace and learn what is involved in growing our food and how important sustainable farming methods are to the health of the Earth and our community.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Low-Stress Cattle Handling

October 9, 2017
Ardmore, Oklahoma

Noble Research Institute offers an opportunity to learn about low-stress cattle handling from Tom Noffsinger, DVM, in a free morning workshop. Noffsinger is a world-renowned expert on cattle handling and stockmanship.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Raising Pastured Poultry for Profit

October 9, 2017
Buncombe, Illinois

At this Southern Illinois Farming Alliance evening field day, Andrew Banks of Five Hen Farm will share his thoughts on pasture rotation, chicken tractor design, sourcing non-GMO feed, processing, and electric fencing and how to scale up for profitability. Participants will also learn about how they rotate pork on pasture and how pasture rotations differ for pork and poultry.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Connecting Health Insurance and Agricultural Viability: Helping farmers and ranchers address health-related risks

October 10, 2017
Online

Health, access to care and health insurance affect the vitality of agricultural enterprises and farm and ranch families, according to results from a national research project funded by the USDA. Designed for Extension, tax, loan, health and other agricultural advisors, this webinar will provide an overview of the research findings and introduce some practical tools that educators and advisors can use to help farmers and ranchers make informed decisions for their businesses and households.

In: Online

 

Permalink ABCs of Trademarking for NC Farm & Food Businesses

October 10, 2017
Online

This one-hour webinar is part of the NC Growing Together Food and Farm Business Development Webinar Series. This seminar focuses on various aspects of trademarks – from choosing between a federal or a state trademark or both to filing for one. Attendees can expect to get an overview of the costs, benefits, and pitfalls of trademarks.

In: Online

 

Permalink Interseeding, Precision Planting and Management of Cover Crops in a Corn and Soybean Rotation

October 10, 2017
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS Soil Health Division. At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to develop a prescription for interseeding cover crops, understand the potential benefits of the practice, and describe situations where it will have the most potential for success.

In: Online

 

Permalink Postharvest Handling (Part 2)

October 12, 2017
Online

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 webinar will discuss standard operating procedures and the importance of maintaining strict controls on biological, chemical, and physical food-safety risks on the farm and in the packing and shipping areas of the business. It will discuss general packing-area maintenance and principles of sanitary design and controls.

In: Online

 

Permalink Greenhouse and High Tunnel Workshop

October 12-13, 2017
Mountain Grove, Missouri

The State Fruit Experiment Station Mountain Grove - Missouri State University will host this event presented by Missouri State, University of Missouri Extension, Lincoln University, and Industry Sponsors. Topics will include cucurbit and tomato production in high tunnels, tomato and ginger rotation in high tunnels, seed starting, raspberry production in grow bags, bedding plant and ornamental container production, hydroponics, soil health, and greenhouse and high tunnel tours on site.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Grassland Management Workshops

October 10, 11, or 12, 2017
Pierre, Mitchell, or Watertown, South Dakota

The South Dakota Grassland Coalition, SDSU Extension and partner organizations are cooperating to improve landowner understanding of grassland establishment and maintenance through a series of free morning workshops. Workshops will begin with a short presentation on critical issues and will quickly move toward more of an open discussion format between agency staff and landowner attendees.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink It's Alive! Principles and Practices to Build Soil Health on your Farm

October 12, 2017
Winters, California

UC Davis Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility will host a free morning workshop for all farmers who want to learn about soil health. It will focus on organic systems, but will include principles and practices relevant to all systems. Participants will learn through demonstrations, hands-on exercises, and field observations how to assess soil health and how management practices affect soil health.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Mississippi Farm to Cafeteria Conference

October 12, 2017
Jackson, Mississippi

Gather with farm to school practitioners from all fields for an all-day conference. Topics from cafeteria, classroom, and community connections to farm to school will be discussed. A keynote, delicious lunch featuring local foods, and huge networking session will all be included.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Grass Based Dairy Management

October 13, 2017
Worcester, New York

Interested in transitioning to grass-based milk production or looking to find out more about fine tuning your pasture management? Join NOFA-NY and Maple Hill Creamery to learn more about grass-fed organic cow health, breeding, grazing, and feed production. Tom McGrath will share his success with restoring depleted pastures through bale grazing, chicken manure, and lime applications. Tour Autumn Valley Farm and hear from Tom as he shares his experiences in producing quality feed to meet your herd's nutritional needs in a grass-based system. Tom will also share his thoughts on dairy genetics and inline breeding with the group.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Purdue's Beginning Farmer and Rancher Tour: Blue Yonder Organic Farm

October 14, 2017
North Salem, Indiana

As part of Purdue's Indiana Beginning Farmers program, Purdue Extension offers tours across the state that offer beginning farmers the opportunity to learn from experts and to network with fellow farmers at a variety of farming operations. Blue Yonder Organic Farm is a Veteran-owned and -operated farm near North Salem, Indiana, producing pastured poultry, sheep, and other products. Learn from a licensed certifier about organic certification process, and Sara Creech, owner and operator of Blue Yonder Organic Farm, will discuss her journey to develop an organically certified poultry farm.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Homesteaders of America Conference

October 14, 2017
Warrenton, Virginia

The Homesteaders of America conference is a self-sustainable conference of education and support for homesteaders across the United States and beyond. The conference will have multiple keynote speakers, demonstrators, outdoor speakers, vendors, food stands, and more. Topics include off-grid living, cheese making, soap making, fiber art, food preservation, and more.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Assessing Fruit Quality at Harvest

October 14, 2017
Trumansburg, New York

This workshop from Know Your Roots will cover how to assess fruit quality. Learn how much fruit quality can change over just a few days or weeks. Learn how to determine optimal harvest time by knowing your objectives, taking note of obvious changes such as seed color, skin color, aroma, acidity, tannins, and overall taste, and measuring brix, starch, titratable acidity, tannins, firmness, and more. The workshop will go over each metric and how to use affordable instrumentation accurately.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm Vision Workshop

October 15, 2017
Columbus, Ohio

Are you an aspiring or new farmer planning your dream farm? This four-hour workshop will help you map out your farm vision, clarify your goals and values, and assess your strengths, resources, and needs before beginning a farming enterprise. Participants will hear from a panel of early career farmers and will receive important planning resources.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink SOIL 2017

October 16-17, 2017
Boulder, Colorado

The Slow Money conference this year focuses on bringing our money back down to earth. Day one offers an opportunity to meet the thought leaders, activists, farmers, food entrepreneurs, and investors who are leading the charge around the country. Sessions will explore everything from soil biology to human health to investing in local food systems. Day two is an opportunity for up to 125 people to focus on SOIL—Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally—a new Colorado initiative. The event will explore the state of the local food system and what success would look like for this new program. The day will culminate with members of SOIL selecting one or more farmers/food entrepreneurs to receive 0% loans.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Protected Agriculture Conference

October 17-18, 2017
Ardmore, Oklahoma

At this Noble Research Institute event, conference attendees will learn about the many ways low-cost, passive greenhouse structures, commonly referred to as high-tunnel hoop houses, are being used locally and around the world to make fruit and vegetable production more sustainable.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Organic Seed Production Webinar Series: Seed Contracting, Economics and Policy

October 17, 2017
Online

Join Organic Seed Alliance for the last of its six-part Organic Seed Production webinar series that provides training for seed growers and seed production interns. In this month's webinar, participants will hear from seed company representatives and a seed grower about when and how to plan for contract production and how to assess profitability. Presenters will also share perspectives on the details to consider in a contract, including terms for pricing, over-production, field roguing, and seed cleaning.

In: Online

 

Permalink Farm Food Safety and Purchasing Locally Grown Produce; What’s It All Mean?

October 17, 2017
Geneva, New York

Cornell Cooperative Extension, through the Cornell Vegetable Program, the Lake Ontario Fruit Team, and NOFA-NY, is presenting an educational session on farm food safety for all types of locally grown food buyers. Learn about the farm food-safety alphabet of programs and what they might mean for you. The agenda will cover GAPs, HGAPs, other third-party audit schemes, FSMA federal regulations, and more.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Community-based Pollinator Conservation in Cities

October 18, 2017
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is part of The Ohio State University's Bee Lab series. No registration is required.

In: Online

 


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