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Permalink Bee Lab Webinar: A Lot about Drones

June 21, 2017

The Ohio State University Bee Lab's monthly webinars are free, and no registration is required. This session is presented by Kim Flottum, Author and Editor, Bee Culture Magazine.

In: Online


Permalink Grazing Management for Soil Health

June 21, 2017
Lolo, Montana

FarmLink Montana offers this free afternoon field day at Oxbow Cattle Company. Owner Bart Morris uses management-intensive grazing rotations to raise animals while building soil health. Participants will tour several pasture locations and Bart will talk about their grazing principles and how they have adjusted their system to best fit each specific piece of land. Field days in this series are geared toward people who are just at the beginning of their farm exploration – farm hands, interns, folks thinking about starting a farm in the near future, and those who are currently in the startup process. Beginning and established farmers and ranchers are welcome too.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink UC ANR Bay Area Urban Agriculture Workshop Series: Marketing and Business Management for Urban Farmers

June 22, 2017
Oakland, California

Learn the basics of urban farming from UC advisors and local partners in the last of a four-workshop series. This session is titled "Marketing and Business Management for Urban Farmers: From business planning to labor laws, basics to help you succeed." Each workshop is $20 for a full day of expert speakers, which includes lunch and refreshments.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Open the Gate: Rejuvenating Soils, Pastures, and Profits

June 22, 2017
Wibaux, Montana

Wibaux Conservation District presents an afternoon of presentations and field and pasture visits with Greg Judy. This opportunity is limited to 125 participants.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Black Sheep Gathering

June 23-25, 2017
Eugene, Oregon

This event celebrates natural colored animals and their fiber: sheep, goats, and alpaca. It offers more than 50 workshops for fiber enthusiasts, taught by some of the best fiber artist and animal husbandry instructors from the Northwest and beyond.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Upstate Small Ruminant

June 23, 2017
Gaffney, South Carolina

Clemson University Extension offers this day-long event. Morning sessions include parasite control methods, systems approach, and a weed identification pasture walk. Afternoon options are FAMACHA training and a farm tour at Carolina Savanna Farms.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Prospective Winegrowers Workshop

June 23, 2017
Houston, Texas

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension presents a day-long workshop for prospective winegrowers. Topics will include the current status of the Texas wine industry, risk factors, site selection, vineyard establishment, winery establishment, labor and economic requirements, and expertise and resources available for growers.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Soil Health for Perennial Fruit Crops

June 24, 2017
Trumansburg, New York

This workshop will discuss the basics of your soil so you can better understand what's going on right under your feet, the mineral connection, and what you can do to improve the soil's health and overall vitality to grow better fruit. The afternoon will focus on the practical aspects of what you can do to holistically improve your soils, but will also go over some basics methods you can use to assess your overall soil health and fertility.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink ASAP's Farm Tour

June 24-25, 2017
Western North Carolina

ASAP's Farm Tour is a self-guided driving tour of Appalachian Grown family farms. Visitors choose two to four participating farms to visit per day. The farms are open on Saturday and Sunday afternoon and are prepared to offer visitors guided tours, demonstrations, hands-on activities, tastings, and more. The tour showcases a variety of farms, including fruit and vegetable farms, creameries, vineyards, orchards, fiber farms, farms that raise animals, and more. The Farm Tour is a chance to experience firsthand the diversity of working farms in Western North Carolina and learn about their practices, philosophies, and stories.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink SFA Herb Project Field Day

June 24, 2017
Hutchinson, Minnesota

The SFA Herb Project's Herb Specialist Connie Karstens will conduct a tour of her herb plots and on-farm market at The Lamb Shoppe.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee

June 24, 2017
Clovis, California

The 10th anniversary of this fruit-filled evening features tasting and sales of 60+ varieties of peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, and pluots direct from organic growers. There will also be farm tours, family activities, and vendors.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Purdue's Beginning Farmer and Rancher Tour: Silverthorn Farm

June 24, 2017
Rossville, Indiana

This event is part of a 10-tour summer series organized by Purdue Extension as part of Purdue's Indiana Beginning Farmers program. This tour visits Silverthorn Farm, which uses organic practices to produce a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. The tour will include a session on working with restaurants.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Open Gate: Heather Ridge Farm Day

June 24, 2017
Preston Hollow, New York

This HMI Open Gate field day focuses on managing your time and your pastures with holistic management. Hear the Heather Ridge Farm story and tour the farm and learn how Holistic Management enables producers to better manage risk, make better decisions, and enjoy the benefits of regenerative agriculture. Explore the possibilities in maintaining land health and profitability while offering healthy, local food and living the quality of life you want.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Value-added Lavender Workshop

June 26, 2017
Yerington, Nevada

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute offers this one-day workshop that explores using lavender extracts for making skin care products for commercial sale. The agenda includes ingredients, recipe formulations, consumer safety, and labeling requirements. The workshop includes a hands-on demonstration showing how to make lotion and a visit to a local lavender farm.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Fresh Market Vegetable Field Day

June 26, 2017
Batavia, New York

Cornell Vegetable Program offers an opportunity to view demonstration plots that exemplify sustainable pest management options for fresh market vegetable production. In addition to the demonstration plots, sessions will be offered throughout the day on weed and disease identification and biology, resistance management, and GAPs/FSMA updates by CVP team members. Regional equipment dealers and industry representatives will be onsite to display equipment and new technology.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink PASA Education Event - Farmer Innovations

June 26, 2017
Dover, Pennsylvania

Join PASA for a Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange Event at Sunnyside Farm. Learn about their innovative approach to integrating animals, vegetables, and flowers onto their small farm without a tractor.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink UMN New & Innovative Crops Forum

June 26, 2017
St. Paul, Minnesota

The U of M Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships welcomes researchers, culinary professionals, chefs, food processors, farmers, and producers to a new and exciting public forum highlighting U of M-developed and improved specialty crops. This is the first of four public forums to share the latest UMN research and development of a wide range of crops that are in development or ready for production. The June 26 forum will feature panels on two U of M-researched specialty crops: day-neutral strawberries and hybrid hazelnuts. Each panel includes 1) a UMN researcher working on the crop, 2) a producer growing the crop, and 3) a processor and/or a food professional who is sourcing and preparing the crop. The discussion will highlight successes and challenges associated with integrating new UMN crops onto the landscape and into the supply chain.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Farm Law 101 Workshop for Farm Professionals

June 20 or 27, 2017
Madison, Wisconsin, or Falcon Heights, Minnesota

This Farm Commons workshop is designed for folks who work with farmers rather than farmers themselves: farm educators, advisors, and related professionals. Confidently, safely help farmers understand farm law basics.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Iowa Greenhorn Grazing Workshop

June 27, 2017
Winterset, Iowa

Livestock producers interested in learning to optimize forage and livestock production while conserving natural resources are invited to attend. This is the second event in a five-part series extending through November. Each session has classroom and field segments.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink North American Agroforestry Conference

June 27-29, 2017
Blacksburg, Virginia

"Agroforestry for a Vibrant Future: Connecting People, Creating Livelihoods, Sustaining Places," the 15th North American Agroforestry Conference, is for agroforestry producers, researchers, educators, and those involved with related work in the fields of permaculture and agroecology. It will feature three days of networking, discussion, site visits, and more. Eric Toensmeier, Author of "The Carbon Farming Solution," and Victor Harris, Editor-in-Chief of the Minority Landowner Magazine, are keynote speakers for the conference.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Wednesday Webinars: Can I Use This Picture? Media Law

June 28, 2017

Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture and University of Maryland Extension offer this free webinar series twice each month. This session reviews the legal use of image copyright and provides sources where you can find free or low-cost images. Learn how to protect or contribute your images. Also, learn how digital photos can lead to increased SEO.

In: Online


Permalink Building Your Own Farm's Food Safety Manual Workshop

June 21 or 28, 2017
Apopka or Bushnell, Florida

This program is a one-day workshop to help growers develop their own food safety manuals. It is targeted to fresh fruit and/or vegetable farming operations, field or greenhouse. The workshop was developed and is presented by the University of Florida, Small Farms Academy Extension Agents.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Grass-Fed Beef Conferences

June 28 or 29, 2017
Spring Hill or Athens, Tennessee

University of Tennessee Extension will offer cattle producers a "one-stop" opportunity to learn about producing and marketing grass-fed beef. The same event will be held in two locations. Topics will include Considerations for Grass-Fed Finishing, Developing a Forage System for Grass-Fed Beef, Grass-Fed Beef Nutrition, Branding and Labeling Considerations for Grass-Fed Beef, and Grass-Fed Beef Producer Experiences –Video Farm Tours.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Touring the Lentil Underground

June 29-30, 2017
Ulm, Power, Fort Benton, and Havre, Montana

AERO is offering a free, two-day tour of sustainable farms and farming in Montana's Golden Triangle. Meet the folks Liz Carlisle introduced you to in the award-winning Lentil Underground. The event includes a tour of Timeless Natural Foods Lentil Processing Facility, a visit to Prairie Heritage Farm and Casey Bailey Farm, and a tour and camping at Vilicus Farms in Havre. On Day 2, travel to Manuel Farm and Ranch in Havre for a single, all-day tour, lunch, an address from Liz Carlisle and David Oien, and a pig roast. Vans are provided, and participation is limited.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Farming for Success

June 29, 2017
Manheim, Pennsylvania

The Farming for Success field day is planned and organized by local members of the Penn State Extension Field and Forage Crop Team. This agronomic field day for farmers, industry representatives, and other agricultural professionals features a wide range of crop-production topics. Participants can see research plots in the field, learn from Penn State and Ag industry professionals, and visit with industry sponsors.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink International Bison Conference

July 4-8, 2017
Big Sky, Montana

The International Bison Conference (IBC) is held every five years and is a celebration of the American bison. The event draws nearly 500 attendees from around the world. The agenda includes keynote and breakout presentations, tours, a bison film festival, and more.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Seed Growers Field Day

July 6, 2017
Ithaca, New York

This annual Cornell University field day is held at the NYS Seed Improvement Barn.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Pest Management Field Day

July 7, 2017
Columbia, Missouri

University of Missouri's Bradford Research Center hosts its annual Pest Management Field Day.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Grain Place Farm Tour

July 8, 2017
Hamilton County, Nebraska

The morning will provide an opportunity to tour the Grain Place Farm and/or Grain Place Foods. The afternoon will provide networking, announcements and a Keynote address by Jeff Moyer. Tours, program, and refreshments are free. Folks are welcome to come for all or part of the day.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Organic Small Grains

July 9, 2017
Chatham, Michigan

Michigan State University North Farm is conducting research trials in organic small grain production to identify challenges and opportunities in the Upper Peninsula. Come see the research plots, talk with researchers and growers, and discuss some of the realities of growing organic grains in northern climates. Topics at this afternoon short course will include plot establishment, weed management, pest and disease challenges, and variety selection.

In: North Central SARE Region




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