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Permalink Revisiting Organic Agriculture Webinar Series: Weed Management

September 1, 2015
Online

The American Society of Agronomy is offering a monthly webinar series examining several issues associated with organic production and management. Cost for each individual webinar is $25 for members and certified professionals and $40 for non-members. Each webinar will be worth 1.0 CEU in Nutrient Management, Pest Management or Crop Management for CCAs/CPAgs depending on the topic.

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Permalink Vegetable Tunnel Production

September 1, 2015
Burlington, Vermont

In this evening workshop presented by NOFA Vermont, join Andy Jones from the Intervale Community Farm to discuss vegetable tunnel production on your farm. Topics include new house selection, small house and big house tomato production, pepper production, soil fertility, and greenhouse insect management.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink University of Wisconsin Organic Field Day

September 2, 2015
Arlington, Wisconsin

Visitors can tour the Arlington Research Station's 70+ acres of certified organic land. Presentations will cover vegetable variety trials, pastures, cropping systems, and cover crops, with a special emphasis on no-till systems.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink High Tunnel Build at Prairie Sky Farm

September 3-4, 2015
Bridgewater, Iowa

During this two-day, hands-on workshop from Practical Farmers of Iowa, attendees will learn all the steps to building a high tunnel. The workshop will start with post-pounding, and finish with a 72-by-30-foot Four Season Tools high tunnel ready for use at Prairie Sky Farm.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Introduction to Organic Vegetable Production: Soil Quality and Management

September 3, 2015
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

This event is part of Penn State Extension's Introduction to Organic Vegetable Production, a course for people planning to make the leap from vegetable gardening to production for profit and beginning organic vegetable producers who are ready to refine their techniques in order to optimize their production and profit. The agenda includes a tour of the farm and a soil quality demonstration covering soil texture, aggregate stability, water-holding capacity, soil biology, assessing soils on your farm, cover crops, and compost.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm Business Management

September 5, 2015
Kansas City, Missouri

This half-day workshop is part of the Growing Growers workshop series.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Field Day to Evaluate Organic Variety Trials

September 6, 2015
Columbiaville, Caro, Mt. Pleasant, Alma, and Ithaca, Michigan

Michigan State University Extension offers an opportunity to evaluate several organic variety trials. More than 50 non-GMO soybeans, 36 black and navy beans, and nearly a dozen corn varieties are being compared under organic production systems. Join other organic producers to view and voice your preference about characteristics that are desirable for you. Participants may attend for the whole day, or any of the seven stops.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Livestock Water Development & Electric Fencing

September 8, 2015
Salina, Kansas

Mark Green, NRCS specialist from Missouri, will return to Kansas to offer his popular workshop on electric fencing and livestock watering options for all species of livestock. Green will explain electric fence products, the pros and cons of various materials used in electric fence construction, and installation techniques. He will also cover livestock watering topics, water distribution for improved grazing distribution, permanent and portable tanks, above and below ground pipeline, and water sources—wells, streams, springs, and ponds.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink A Path to Beauty and Bounty: Building a Sustainable Eco-System

September 24, 2015
Portsmouth, Rhode Island

This Ecological Landscape Alliance tour is led by landscape designer Sanne Kure-Jensen. After years of ecologically guided design, planting and maintenance, this destination is a thriving landscape ecosystem and bountiful garden. This professionally designed, organically managed property includes a wildflower meadow, liberty lawn and honeybee apiary. Perennial and woodland gardens offer food and shelter for pollinators, birds and wildlife as well as compost inputs and firewood. Leaves, twigs, finished compost and wood ash feed soil life, continuing the cycle. Vegetable and herb gardens feed the homeowners with a comfortable balance between pests and beneficial insects. Fruit trees and shrubs benefit honeybees; homeowners share berries, fruit and honey.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 


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