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Permalink Minnesota Agroforestry Institute

June 19-21, 2018
Lamberton, Minnesota

The Minnesota Agroforestry Institute is a three-day training hosted by University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center that includes classroom workshops and on-farm visits of Agroforestry practices in the field. Learn more about the Agroforestry practices of Windbreaks, Alley Cropping, Silvopasture, Riparian Buffers and Forest Farming in Minnesota. The target audience for this training is Natural Resource and Agricultural consultants/professionals, farmers and school teachers. Presentations and tours of area buffers will be a highlight this year. Participants will work in small groups to gain hands-on practice in agroforestry design based on the needs of a working farm case study.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference

June 19, 2018
Chicago, Illinois

FamilyFarmed's annual Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference connects investors and industry leaders with some of the region's most promising early-stage businesses. In its 8th year, this conference is the Midwest's premiere event for thought leaders, innovators, stakeholders, and entrepreneurs to learn, connect, cultivate ideas, and drive innovation in Chicago's booming Good Food landscape. Businesses can apply to participate in a Pitch Slam competition.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink WNY Fresh Market Vegetable Twilight Meeting

June 19, 2018
Eden, New York

Cornell Cooperative Extension is hosting a free evening meeting for vegetable growers, followed by dinner. Topics will include a FSMA update, scouting for sweet corn pests, weed management in vegetable crops, and an early-season vegetable pest management discussion and crop walk.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Wows and Woes of Diversifying the Farm with Cover Crops and Small Grains

June 19, 2018
Weldon, Iowa

At this Practical Farmers of Iowa free, mid-day field day, learn about the benefits and challenges of cover crops, especially corn production following rye and the challenges of seedling diseases. Alison Robertson, ISU extension plant pathologist, will share research her lab has been doing to understand the role of seedling disease in yield drag, and discuss best management strategies to reduce disease. You'll also learn about incorporating small grains production into traditional row crop rotations and the unique cover crop opportunities this provides. The event is hosted by Arlyn and Sue Kauffman.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink IPM for Vegetable Producers

June 12, 14, or 19, 2018
St. Paul, Waseca, or Alexandria, Minnesota

UMN Extension's Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Team is hosting three Vegetable IPM evening field days featuring integrated pest management strategies for vegetable crops. In Alexandria, the field day will include information on high tunnel pest management. This event is for anyone growing vegetables for market, including both organic and non-organic growers. Topics will include insect, disease, and weed management.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Accessing Crop Insurance for Organic Farmers

June 19, 2018
Online

Join the CCOF Foundation and California FarmLink for this free webinar to find out how Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) and other risk management programs address the needs of organic and diversified farms. Learn the basics of the Whole Farm Revenue Crop Protection (WFRP) program from Catharine Anderson of the USDA Risk Management Agency, then join Vivian Soffa from the USDA Farm Service Agency for an introduction to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program. Nathan Weller from California FarmLink will touch on the benefits and challenges of crop insurance, as well as highlight ways that farmers can assure that crop insurance programs for organic and diversified farms continue in the future.

In: Online

 

Permalink Farming With Beneficial Insects for Pest Control

June 19, 2018
Charlo, Montana

This one-day Conservation Biological Control Short Course is presented by the Xerces Society. Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink The Grassfed Exchange

June 20-22, 2018
Rapid City, South Dakota

The Grassfed Exchange Conference is a gathering of regenerative ranchers, dairymen, and sustainable food supporters from across the world who come together to network and exchange ideas. This event seeks to help producers and consumers grow in the knowledge of the grassfed industry.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Small Fruit Production & Using Urban Resources

June 20, 2018
Missoula, Montana

This free afternoon field day at Red Hen Farm and Orchard is part of the monthly series of production-focused, on-farm workshops to help beginning farmers and ranchers get practical information, presented by Community Food and Agriculture Coalition. Greg Peters and Julie Engh-Peters will talk about how they have pursued their goals with their crop selection, farm design, and u-pick and CSA marketing channels. They will also discuss some of the uniquely urban resources they have utilized in their farm's fertility plan and how they use innovative approaches to attract visitors to the farm.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Building Resilient Agricultural Communities

June 20, 2018
St. Paul, Minnesota

The Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture are hosting a working forum to bring stakeholders together from across the state of Minnesota to explore the impact of availability, accessibility, affordability, and acceptability of mental health outreach and support services in rural Minnesota. This one-day, limited-registration event is a working forum on mental health outreach and community-based support for Minnesota farmers, agricultural workers, and their families.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink In Her Boots Workshop: Wylymar Farms

June 21, 2018
Monroe, Wisconsin

Farmer Emily Harris shares how she manages her dairy and beef operation, and the process of getting it certified organic in 2017. The workshop includes a formal education session, farm tour, lunch, and networking opportunities, building on the philosophy that women farmers learn best from each other. Special focus: tools and machinery suited for women, plus value-added dairy products.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Growing Farmers Initiative: Pollination Ecology

June 21, 2018
Pocantico Hills, New York

This one-day workshop is part of the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture's Growing Farmers Initiative. This workshop will teach you the basics of pollination ecology as well as how to maximize food production by encouraging both native and exotic pollinators.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Teaming Up and Starting a Vegetable Farm

June 21, 2018
Decorah, Iowa

This Practical Farmers of Iowa afternoon field day takes place at Humble Hands Harvest CSA farm. At this field day, you will see how a hay field was transformed into a working diversified organic farm, and discuss what is left to be built. Hannah and Emily will share their business plan and structure, as well as financials for the business.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Third Thursday Thing: Aquaculture

June 21, 2018
Frankfort, Kentucky

Kentucky State University's monthly sustainable agriculture workshop series continues with a session focused on aquaculture.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Midwest Ox Drovers Association Annual Gathering

June 22-24, 2018
Scotts, Michigan

This annual event is hosted by Tillers International. First time visitors are welcomed, drovers and teams can participate in work, and friends old and new can enjoy oxen and working cattle.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Grazing Workshop with Jim Gerrish

June 22-23, 2018
Afton, Wyoming

This workshop from Star Valley Conservation District will include classroom and in-field instruction with Jim Gerrish on the first day. The second day features ranch tours.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink ASAP's Farm Tour

June 23-24, 2018
Asheville, North Carolina

ASAP's Farm Tour is an annual event to connect the public to their local farms and producers; a chance to experience first-hand the diversity of working farms in Western North Carolina and learn about their growing practices, goals, and stories. Farms provide guided and self-guided tours, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences. Tour goers choose which farms to visit and on average visit three per day. ASAP's Farm Tour focuses on farms in the Central Mountains of Western North Carolina.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Listening to the Land: Tools and Strategies for Land Assessment Workshop

June 23, 2018
Yellow Springs, Ohio

This morning workshop at Agraria is a component of American Farmland Trust's Farmland for the Next Generation project. Beginning farmers seeking land will gain hands-on experience assessing the suitability of a parcel of land for a farm operation during this workshop. Gain perspective from a beginning farmer and Farm Credit Mid-America appraiser about the appraisal process and common issues beginning farmers face. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn first-hand about conservation easements with Tecumseh Land Trust. A free public tour of Agraria follows the workshop in the afternoon.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

June 23, 2018
Unity, Maine

Farm and Homestead Day at MOFGA is now in its seventh year, a free, noncommercial, volunteer-run event where people from all walks of life share and learn new skills. The event includes more than 40 unique, participatory workshops.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink FARM Hacks--Never enough cold storage... Let's Build one!

June 23, 2018
Dallas, Texas

Farmers Assisting Returning Military (FARM) presents Hacks, a workshop series demonstrating a variety of DIY projects and helpful how-to's that stretch dollars and increase farm production. This day-long class shows you how to build a cool bot in any structure.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink FARM Hacks--Life Extension of Harvested Crops

June 24, 2018
Dallas, Texas

Farmers Assisting Returning Military (FARM) presents Hacks, a workshop series demonstrating a variety of DIY projects and helpful how-to's that stretch dollars and increase farm production. This afternoon workshop will share techniques on how to prolong your produce in cold storage. FARM has experiemented with many different techniquies to promote the longevity of the produce grown and has nailed it down.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Sustainable Agronomy Conference

June 26-27, 2018
Madison, Wisconsin

This American Society of Agronomy conference will provide Certified Crop Advisers and Agri-Sales Professionals with the opportunity to better understand and implement sustainable agronomy in the field. Learn the drivers, economics, agronomics, environmental benefits, and implementation techniques of sustainable crop production. Economic, environmental, and social aspects of sustainable agronomy will be considered.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Thinking Outside the Box With Cover Crops

June 26, 2018
Washington, Iowa

At this Practical Farmers of Iowa field day, learn about a wide variety of ways to use cover crops in your operation. Mike and Denny Vittetoe will discuss the benefits and challenges they've experienced thus far on their cover crop journey. Alison Robertson, ISU extension plant pathologist, will share research her lab has conducted to understand the role of seedling disease in yield drag. She will also discuss best management strategies to reduce disease.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Farming With Native Beneficial Insects for Pest Control

June 26, 2018
Greenwood, South Carolina

This one-day Conservation Biological Control Short Course is presented by the Xerces Society. Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink FAMACHA and Integrated Parasite Management Workshop in Utah

June 27, 2018
Tremonton, Utah

In this mid-day workshop, Dave Scott, NCAT agriculture specialist and owner of Montana Highland Lamb, and Dr. Whit Stewart, University of Wyoming Extension sheep specialist, will teach participants about combating Barber Pole worm, FAMACHA eye scoring, creating refugias, genetic selection, and grazing methods that help control parasites. Small-ruminant producers, agriculture extension agents, and 4-H and FFA leaders and members are encouraged to attend.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Farmers' Field Day at LESREC

June 27, 2018
Salisbury, Maryland

The University of Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore Research and Education Center (LESREC) hosts this annual farmer/grower field day. Topics will include IR4, nutrient management, weed management, bee and pollen research, variety trials, and more.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Combine Clinic for Small Grains Harvesting

June 27, 2018
Grundy Center, Iowa

Practical Farmers of Iowa presents this event with Titan Machinery, on harvesting small grains with a soybean combine head. In this clinic, learn about combine adjustments in the gathering (head), threshing, and cleaning areas to increase the ability of the combine to capture as much grain as possible, as cleanly as possible.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Facebook Promotions

June 27, 2018
Online

This free one-hour webinar is part of the Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture bi-weekly webinar series. This session reviews strategic ways of promoting your Facebook content, including some free techniques.

In: Online

 

Permalink Conservation Infrastructure on a Diverse Livestock Farm

June 28, 2018
La Motte, Iowa

At this Practical Farmers of Iowa free afternoon field day, William and Stacey Borrenpohl at Woven Strong Farm will lead a tour of their diverse livestock farm while discussing their multi-species grazing management practices. Topics will include multi-species grazing, on-farm conservation plan using EQIP funding, and direct meat marketing.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Small Grains, Big Opportunities--Graze, Brew, Harvest, Build Soil

June 28, 2018
Bedford, Iowa

At this evening panel hosted by Practical Farmers of Iowa and Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation District, local producers (Rick Sprague, Paul Ackley and Mick Ware) will discuss small grains from beginning and experienced farmer perspectives. All the panelists use a rotational grazing system, including a traditional pasture mix, small grains and cover crops. Hear their experiences, then walk to two fields adjacent to the event location to view small grains and see a "pasture score" demonstration.

In: North Central SARE Region

 


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