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Permalink Integrating Livestock with Organic Perennial Fruit Production Field Day

June 28, 2015
LaCrescent, Minnesota

Land Stewardship Project offers this afternoon field day at Hoch Orchard as part of the Farm Beginnings program.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Sunny Meadows Flower Farm Open House

June 28, 2015
Columbus, Ohio

Join Steve and Gretel Adams for a guided tour of Sunny Meadows Flower Farm. This seven acre urban flower farm specializes in mixed cut flower bouquets for local farmers’ markets, grocery stores, florists, weddings, special events, and for sale at their recently opened on-site retail farm stand.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Production Systems for Successful Urban Farming

June 28, 2015
Dayton, Ohio

This event is sponsored by OEFFA and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. Experienced farmer and Findlay Market Farm Manager Mike Hass will compare and contrast different bed and production systems from urban and rural settings, and share ideas for inexpensive post-harvest handling setups for urban growers. The workshop will start with a private tour of Mission of Mary Farm before heading to Garden Station. Pre-registration is required.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Field Day in Eastern Iowa

June 28, 2015
Tripoli, Iowa

This field day will begin at the Bremer County Extension Office with a presentation of the new Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) crop insurance program by Jeff Schahczenski, agriculture policy and funding research director with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). Diversified producer Rob Faux will speak about the role of the Iowa Organic Association and lead a tour of his Genuine Faux Farm, nearby. The field day is co-sponsored by NCAT, the Iowa Organic Association, and Genuine Faux Farm, with support from the USDA Risk Management Agency. RSVPs requested to Ann Robinson, annr@ncat.org by Friday, June 26.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Organic Pest & Disease Management in Apples and Pears

June 29, 2015
Zillah, Washington

This afternoon Farm Walk is part of the series offered by Tilth Producers of Washington. Hear from an experienced certified organic fruit grower at Leach Orchards on ways to manage pests and diseases of apples and pears.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Dairy Herd Health Workshop

June 29, 2015
Maria Stein, Ohio

Join OSU Extension veterinarian Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann for a workshop held at Othmary Farm, a family-owned certified organic dairy farm managed by Daniel and Rebecca Fullenkamp and family. Gustavo will discuss herd health monitoring and recordkeeping, and perform an on-farm risk assessment with an emphasis on herd health and productivity to identify areas for improvement. This workshop, co-sponsored by OEFFA, the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council, and Organic Valley, is intended for veterinarians, Extension educators, farmers, and other animal health professionals who work with certified organic farmers and dairy herds.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Missouri Dairy Grazing Conference

July 7-8, 2015
Springfield, Missouri

Farm tours will be held to local pasture-based dairy operations on day one of the conference. Presentations will be given by university faculty, industry, and dairy producers on the latest information related to dairy grazing systems on day two. A trade show is planned. This conference is a great opportunity for dairy producers and industry professionals to learn about the latest in grazing systems and network with other producers.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Forage Management for Livestock Production

July 8, 2015
Online

This webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS Central National Technology Support Center.

In: Online

 

Permalink Crop Quality Control on Small Scale Organic Farms & High Tunnels

July 8, 2015
Eden, New York

At this NOFA-NY afternoon field day, learn about quality control and small-scale organic farming in Western New York at Falkimmer Farms. Beginning farmers Lisa and Bryan Falkowski grow Certified Organic vegetables, and have recently constructed a high tunnel to improve their production and extend the growing season for high-value crops like tomatoes. Tour several acres of cultivated fields for the full picture of how they produce quality organic produce (as well as maintain some sheep and laying hens), and how they market it through direct-to-consumer opportunities.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Cornell's Willsboro Research Farm to Reber Rock Farm's Draft-Powered Foodscapes

July 8, 2015
Willsboro, New York

At this NOFA-NY field day, journey to an Essex County agricultural Renaissance farm, Reber Rock Farm, where they use draft horsepower to produce grains, meats, and vegetables. Also, join Cornell researcher Mike Davis, and Dr. Heather Darby of UVM in a tour of the vast variety trials and innovative research projects at Willsboro Farm, encompassing cereal grains, fruits, forages, and greenhouses at the farm's annual open house.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Livestock Winter Pasture/Stocker Seminar

July 9, 2015
Ardmore, Oklahoma

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation presents this free, afternoon seminar.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Women in Farming Risk Management Education Workshop

July 11, 2015
Emporia, Kansas

This is the final workshop in a four-part series. This workshop will focus on building soil health, utilizing cover crops, integrating crops and livestock into the operation; organic farming practices; and high tunnel production of specialty crop options. The morning portion of the workshop will take place at the Flint Hills Technical College in Emporia and an afternoon farm tour will be held at Gail Fuller’s farm. The farm tour will also include a visit to a native prairie with plant identification and pollinator discussion.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink VegScout School

July 11, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota

This workshop is part of a three-part series presented by Women's Environmental Institute. This workshop focuses on Insect Identification & Management. All three workshops in the series will be taught by Dr. Loretta Ortiz- Ribbing. Workshops will have a lecture component, and in-class assignments using live and photo samples to ID, and will involve using dissecting scopes or hand lens to view distinct diagnostic features of pests, followed by hands-on and in-field activities to test knowledge and problem solve.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Cut Flowers for Market Growers Field Day

July 12, 2015
Northfield, Minnesota

This Land Stewardship Project Farm Beginnings Field Day takes place in the afternoon at Humble Pie Farm.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Agroforestry Academy

July 20-24, 2015
Columbia, Missouri

This week-long training includes integrated classroom workshops, multiple on-farm visits, and content integration into practical on-farm agroforestry planning and design. Advanced training will be provided on the main temperate-zone agroforestry practices integrated with options for bioenergy, marketing, financial, social dimensions, and environmental services. The cornerstone of the academy will be an applied planning and design exercise. Limited scholarships are available to military veterans.

In: North Central SARE Region

 


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