NCAT NCAT ATTRA ATTRA
Home  > Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Sort by Events in Your Region:


February 2016



M T W T F S S
 << <   > >>
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            
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 Webinar on Methods for Teaching Organic Farming and Gardening

February 24, 2016
Online

CCOF presents an opportunity to join farmer-educator Christof Bernau from the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) at UC Santa Cruz from 12-1 p.m. for a free webinar on farm-based experiential education. Bernau will discuss ways to use an array of strategies to engage your audience; build student, intern and apprentice capacity; and grow the next generation of farmers. Through this webinar, participants will gain new insights into how to best support their students' acquisition and development of new agricultural skills and conceptual knowledge, as we work toward growing the next generation of famers who must simultaneously steward precious resources and work to feed an ever-growing population.

In: Online

 

Permalink Agroforestry in Action Webinar: Carbon Farming

February 24, 2016
Online

This webinar is part of the Agroforestry in Action Webinar Series, a production of the Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri. Presentations in this webinar series explore topics in agroforestry from North America and around the globe, showcasing examples of excellence in practice and research. Live webinars are presented on a monthly basis and are free and open to all. In this webinar, Eric Toensmeier, the author of the recently published book "The Carbon Farming Solution," will provide an overview of the potential of agroforestry and perennial crop systems for climate change mitigation. The webinar begins at 11 a.m. CST.

In: Online

 

Permalink On-Farm Food Safety GAP Workshop: Guiding you through the plan writing process

February 25-26, 2016
Great Falls

This free workshop is one of three being offered in Montana in February. This GAP Planning Workshop will guide vegetable, fruit and nut growers through the food safety plan writing process. The workshop is for fresh produce growers, especially those who are exempt from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Rule. However, the workshop will be useful to all fresh produce growers, as well as buyers of fresh produce, and educators working with growers of fresh produce. Farmer participants will leave the workshop with the following: • A draft Food Safety Plan for your farm • Insight into the food safety risks on your farm and ways to mitigate them • The ability to implement new food safety measures and assure your buyers that food safety is a priority on your farm • Understanding of the relationship between FSMA and USDA-GAP Others who will benefit from this on-farm food safety training: • Produce Buyers: Learn what food safety measures to expect of your grower suppliers. • Educators: Understand potential on-farm food safety risks so you can help produce growers identify and address them.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Agricultural Outlook Forum: Transforming Agriculture

February 25-26, 2016
Arlington, Virginia

USDA's 92nd Agricultural Outlook Forum focuses on "Blending Technology and Tradition," with speakers including Howard G. Buffet and Krysta Harden. Sessions will include The Outlook for Organic Agriculture, and tracks offered include Conservation, Opportunities in Agriculture, and Transforming the Rural Economy.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink West Virginia Small Farm Conference

February 25-27, 2016
Charleston, West Virginia

This conference seeks to unlock the potential of West Virginia small farms to produce food profitably and help small farms transition from commodity production to food production for community and local consumption. The conference will provide reliable, tested knowledge about current trends, needed skills, and latest production and operation information, and it will build an understanding of how to develop a successful small farming enterprise.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Plant in a Box: A Solution for USDA-Inspected Poultry Processing?

February 25, 2016
Online

This free, one-hour webinar from the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network begins at 1 p.m. Eastern. David Schafer, owner and founder of Featherman Equipment and NMPAN member, has built a "Plant in a Box" (PIB) that aims to be a turnkey answer for those looking to process chickens, turkeys, and other poultry under USDA inspection. The Plant in a Box unit utilizes a recycled shipping container and comes ready to go: all the operator needs is a site pad, water, power, and a plan for effluent. This webinar will feature John Smith of Maple Wind Farm in Vermont, the first farm in the country to own and operate a PIB. Smith will tell participants about how they got started, successes, challenges and surprises along the way, and plans for the future. Participants also hear from David Schafer and Greg Gunthorp (of Gunthorp Farms) about how the PIB concept got started and their plans for the future.

In: Online

 

Permalink Small Ruminant Webinar: Sericea lespedeza

February 25, 2016
Online

The fourth installment in the University of Maryland Extension Small Ruminant Program's winter webinar series is by Dr. Tom Terrill, Fort Valley State University. Pre-registration is not required for these weekly, evening webinars, but participation is limited to the first 100 people who log on.

In: Online

 

Permalink Food Safety Modernization Act: Changes for Small Scale Producers

February 25, 2016
Online

The University of Illinois Extension presents a weekly educational series for the small farm community. Webinars are held from noon - 1:00 pm on Thursdays and are free. This session is presented by Laurie George, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator.

In: Online

 

Permalink Planning for Success: Growers' and Producers' Entrepreneurship Workshop

February 25-27, 2016
Anaconda, Montana

The Planning for Success workshop offers a robust business development program for direct market sales, based on the 'Planning for On-Farm Success’ curriculum, developed by a partnership with the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition (CFAC) of Missoula County. This Planning for Success: Farming and Food Entrepreneurship Workshop is presented by MSU Extension, Headwaters RC&D SBDC/FADC, NCAT, and the Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center. The event is for farmers, ranchers, and other growers/producers interested in starting-up, expanding, or transitioning their business with direct market sales.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink MOSES Organic Farming Conference

February 25-27, 2016
La Crosse, Wisconsin

The largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming offers 65 workshop choices, an exhibit hall with 170 vendors, and 3,400 participants. Learn ways to improve your farm, discover new resources and tools, and make connections and find support. The Organic University on February 25 offers full-day pre-conference seminars.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Georgia Organics Conference and Expo

February 26-27, 2016
Columbus, Georgia

The 19th Annual Georgia Organics Conference will feature seven farm tours, eight in-depth workshops, 36 educational sessions, a Grits & Vigor Expo, keynote by Joan Gussow, and the famous Farmers Feast, featuring local, organically produced food. More than 1,000 attendees will learn, network, feast, and champion organic foods and farms.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Aquaponics System Construction and Maintenance

February 27, 2016
Overton, Texas

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension offers a hands-on aquaponics workshop. Participants will actually help assemble and set up a fully functional aquaponics system at one of the greenhouses at the Overton, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Seed School in a Day

February 27, 2016
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Seed School in a Day is a powerful, one-day workshop aimed at shifting the seed paradigm back into the hands of our communities. presented by Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Inland Northwest Food Network, and University of Idaho Extension / Master Gardener Program. The program is a condensed version of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance’s Seed School. The program covers a wide range of topics spanning the history, science, business, and craft of seeds. Practical, hands-on activities are balanced with engaging lectures to provide a fun and interactive learning experience.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink NOFA Rhode Island Winter Conference

February 28, 2016
Warren, Rhode Island

"Healthy Soils, Healthy Plants, Healthy People" will feature workshops by Will Bonsall of Khadighar Farm, Jack Kittredge and Julie Rawson of Many Hands Organic Farm, Sam Fox of Earth Care Farm, and Dr. Rebecca Brown of the University of Rhode Island, among others.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Agriculture and Food Conference

February 28, 2016
Dighton, Massachusetts

For this 9th annual conference, the lineup includes workshops for the general public as well as info-packed sessions for farmers and gardeners of all experience levels. The conference offers a track for growers, one on livestock, and one on farm business planning and marketing. The event is produced in partnership between SEMAP and the Bristol County Conservation District.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Go Organic Seminar

February 29, 2016
Winchester, Kentucky

The Kentucky Hemp Research Foundation is hosting a day-long Go Organic Seminar for industrial hemp farmers. The agenda includes presentations on organic hemp markets, organics 101, and growing organic, among other topics.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Greenhouse Tomato Short Course

March 1-2, 2016
Raymond, Mississippi

Mississippi State University Extension presents the 26th Annual Greenhouse Tomato Short Course. Participating in this program will be the best way to learn all about producing greenhouse tomatoes. Expert speakers will present seminars on a variety of fields relevant to the production of greenhouse tomatoes. Special topics this year will be components of the greenhouse system, greenhouse design and engineering, alternative heating options, marketing, budget for greenhouse growers, updates on the latest research, plant nutrition, alternative crops, water sanitation, and pest management. A trade show is also included.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Mid-Missouri Soil Health Seminar

March 1-2, 2016
Boonville, Missouri

The Mid-Missouri Soil Health effort is dedicated to working with Missouri producers to improve the health and condition of Missouri soils. The Day 1 agenda focuses on how to improve soil health on row crop operations with a combination of techniques. Day 2 looks at how to improve soil health on livestock operations with a combination of techniques.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Design and Management of Organic Strawberry/Vegetable Rotations

March 2, 2016
Online

Join eOrganic for a free, one-hour webinar on the design and management of organic strawberry/vegetable rotations for soilborne disease control, fertility management and crop production, presented by Carol Shennan and Joji Muramoto of the University of California, Santa Cruz. Findings from a four-year rotation study and on-farm trials will be discussed. The study compared two and four year rotations with either broccoli or lettuce as the primary vegetables grown between strawberry crops. Advance registration is required.

In: Online

 

Permalink Southern Indiana Grazing Conference

March 2, 2016
Odon, Indiana

This full-day conference will feature outstanding speakers Allan Nation, Doug Peterson, and Wesley Tucker. The event is planned by conservation partnership personnel from southern Indiana: Indiana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative, Indiana Forage Council, Daviess County Soil & Water Conservation District, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. Topics to be covered include "Creating, Managing, and Profiting from Quality Pasture," "High Density Grazing and Soil Health," "Expanding the Beef Operation," "Making Money with Contract Grazing," and "Lowering the Risk of Stocker Cattle."

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink PASA Webinar: Using the Internet to Drive Farm Sales

March 2, 2016
Online

This 90-minute webinar from PASA will provide an overview of the importance, trends, potential and strategies associated for farm internet marketing. Participants will be given basic instruction on how to setup and use email lists, Facebook and Twitter. Participants will come out of the webinar with a framework to develop and distribute content across a variety of platforms on a weekly basis during the busy harvest season. The presenter is Simon Huntley from Small Farm Central. Registration is free, but the session is limited to 100 participants.

In: Online

 

Permalink Farmers Market Boot Camp Workshops

March 2 or 3, 2016
Trenton or Centerville, Tennessee

Farmers planning to sell products at farmers markets can learn simple marketing methods that can make them money at the last two of six Farmers Market Boot Camps in 2016, sponsored by the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Association of Farmers Markets. In addition to five marketing methods, other topics to be addressed at the workshops include basics of marketing by social media and email, sources of grants and microloans, recordkeeping for good business management, requirements for basic types of foods that may be manufactured and sold at farmers markets and an overview of new food safety regulations. These workshops are open to all farmers.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Southeast Ohio Farm to School Conference

March 3-4, 2016
The Plains, Ohio

Join Southeast Ohio food system partners for a two-day, extensive conference that will cover all things Farm to School. The theme is "Partnerships and Innovations for Successful Farm to School Programs." Topics Covered will include Farm to School Procurement, School Gardens, Food Safety, Food-Service Staff Training, Sourcing Local Food, Healthy Food Curriculum, and Food Policy.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Small Farms Winter Webinar Series: Getting Your Beehives Ready for Spring

March 3, 2016
Online

The University of Illinois Extension presents a weekly educational series for the small farm community. Webinars will be held from noon -1:00 pm on Thursdays and are free. This session is presented by Doug Gucker, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator.

In: Online

 

Permalink Empowering Women Veterans Conference

March 3-4, 2016
Pocantico Hills, New York

The Farmer Veteran Coalition cordially invites all women veterans, active duty, and women farming with veterans to participate in the Empowering Women Veterans Conference. This event will focus on equipping women veterans with the business and farming tools they need to begin and achieve their entrepreneurial goals. Over 100 women will be brought together from around the country to make new friends and form community.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Organic Oklahoma 2016

March 3-4, 2016
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

This annual sustainable and organic production conference is designed for both beginning and advanced growers. This year's program topics include hands-on growing techniques, season extension, varietal selections, and farm management practices. In addition, there will be tours of a farmers' market, green houses, and high tunnel facilities, as well as opportunities to visit with product suppliers, educational exhibitors, and industry-related vendors. Featured speakers include national and state recognized specialists and experienced local growers.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Small Ruminant Webinar: Internal parasite control

March 3, 2016
Online

The fifth installment in the University of Maryland Extension Small Ruminant Program's winter webinar series is by Dr. Gareth Bath, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Pre-registration is not required for these weekly, evening webinars, but participation is limited to the first 100 people who log on.

In: Online

 

Permalink Indiana Small Farm Conference

March 4-5, 2016
Danville, Indiana

Join the Purdue Small Farm & Sustainable Agriculture Team for the 4th Annual Indiana Small Farm Conference with pre-conference workshops offered on March 3. With numerous networking activities, this conference provides attendees with many opportunities to learn and interact with other farmers, local food entrepreneurs, educators, researchers, students, businesses, and more. The keynote speaker is Mary Berry. Tracks include restoration agriculture, vegetable production, livestock production, farm financing, on-farm energy, and farm management.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Organic Association of Kentucky Annual Conference

March 4-5, 2016
Shepherdsville, Kentucky

This is OAK's 6th annual conference. 2016 conference tracks include livestock, dairy, produce, and soil. Seminars include information for new and beginning farmers, no-till organic methods, using forage to increase profits, growing organic blueberries, homesteading, health and wellness, and accessing organic markets. Keynote Speakers for 2016 include Jeff Moyer, the Executive Director of the Rodale Institute, and grass-fed beef producer Jim Munsch.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Upper Midwest Hazelnut Growers Conference

March 4-5, 2016
Gays Mills, Wisconsin

The 7th annual conference includes a hazelnut processing symposium on the first day and sessions on advancing the hazelnut industry in the Midwest on the second day. Sessions range from introduction to hazelnuts and cost share for establishment to propagation updates and protecting flavor.

In: North Central SARE Region

 


::

Archives

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