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Permalink ASAP Farm Tour

June 25-26, 2016
Western North Carolina

For one weekend every year Western North Carolina farms open their barn doors to the public. The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project Farm Tour is a chance for you to experience how food is grown and raised in the mountains, taste farm fresh products, meet farm animals, and connect with the community's food producers. Discover some of Western North Carolina's unique and beautiful working farms through tours, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Pick up a tour map, choose your route, and set out with your friends and family to learn about the region's agricultural heritage.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Pasture-Raised, Rotationally Grazed Livestock Farm Tour

June 25, 2016
Chillicothe, Ohio

This free afternoon tour is part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Paul Dorrance and his wife, Heather, started Pastured Providence Farmstead, a small, sustainable, diversified, pasture-based farm, in 2014. Pastured Providence Farmstead focuses on producing healthy food for south-central Ohio using heritage-breed stock, including Red Poll cattle, St. Croix sheep, Large Black hogs, Narragansett turkeys, and Buckeye laying hens. Paul and Heather will share their values, methods, and lessons learned to both educate and encourage others who want to produce food in an ethical, humane, ecologically sound manner.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink GAP Certification for Urban Farms

June 25, 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This full-day workshop from Growing Power will share best practices for GAP certification and compliance, discuss how to create logs and forms that work for your farm, and introduce the auditing process.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee

June 25, 2016
Clovis, California

Join the Ecological Farming Association for the year's most delicious Central Valley event. This fun-filled evening includes fruit tasting and sales of over 60 varieties of peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, and pluots. Enjoy live entertainment, farm tours, a Kids Craft corner, jam making, a Japanese tea ceremony, flower arranging and stone fruit drinks, artisan treats, and pies.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink White Oak Patures Small Ruminant Workshop

June 25, 2016
Bluffton, Georgia

White Oak Pastures will host a farm tour, followed by an in-depth workshop focused on practical skills and knowledge fundamental to the successful and humane management of sheep and goats raised for meat. Class size is limited for this hands-on event.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Crop Establishment & Scheduling for Direct Seeded and Transplanted Crops

June 26, 2016
Holt, Michigan

Michigan State University Farmer Field School offers this one-day intensive at Monroe Family Organics. This workshop provides an intensive focus on stand establishment in vegetable crop production covering seed, seeders, germination, and knowing when to till it in and start again for direct-seeded crops. This workshop will also cover field establishment from greenhouse to a thriving crop for transplanted crops. All core plant families will be covered and optimum systems for each considered. Presenters will cover the right scheduling to get your production on-time for a continuous and bountiful harvest.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Rotational Grazing Field Day

June 26, 2016
Champaign, Illinois

This field day will give participants a comprehensive view of successful rotational grazing strategies being practiced in central Illinois. Tours of Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, Seven Sisters Farm, Bane Family Meats, and Rush Creek Farms will give participants the opportunity to see pasture rotations in action, showing how successful farmers use fencing, forage, feed, and careful planning to tap into the high-demand local meat and dairy market. The field day will particularly emphasize practices for goats and sheep, but will also include examples of rotational grazing for pigs, cattle, and poultry.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Medicinal Herb Production

June 26, 2016
Sunderland, Massachusetts

NOFA Massachusetts offers this afternoon workshop at Full Kettle Farm. Learn the ins and outs of commercial medicinal herb production, from field to drying room. Participants will get an overview of the production and planning methodologies that Full Kettle Farm uses. The workshop will also focus on post-production handling and herb drying for teas, oils, and other value-added products.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Brassicas and Other Fall Crops

June 27, 2016
Lawrence, Kansas

This evening workshop is part of the advanced series of Growing Growers workshops.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Farm Dreams Workshop

June 13 or 27, 2016
Bloomington or Champaign, Illinois

Farm Dreams is a four-hour evening workshop that helps aspiring farmers discover what it would really take to start their own farm business. From assessing your skills and resources, to meeting successful farmers in your region, to deciding next steps for pursuing your farm dream, this workshop is the perfect setting for you to find out what it takes to own a successful farm business.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Filter Feeding is Cool: Aquaculture in NRCS

June 28, 2016

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by the Science and Technology Deputy Area of NRCS.

In: Online


Permalink Cover Crops and Soil Amendments

June 29, 2016
Ithaca, New York

This evening session at Tree Gate Farm is part of Groundswell Center's four-part series on Managing Soils for Better Crops. In this session, learn how you can improve your soil through cover crops and other soil amendments. Presenter Brian Caldwell will discuss individual cover crops and various mixes, composting, and other amendments.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Growing Blackberry Production and Sales in Missouri

June 29, 2016
St. Joseph, Missouri

The "Growing Blackberry Production and Sales in Missouri" project will offer educational sessions and tours of innovative blackberry farms. Join local and nationally known blackberry specialists and farmers for this afternoon workshop to gain expertise on a wide range of blackberry topics.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Record Keeping for Grazing Systems--It's Not Just Spreadsheets Anymore

June 29, 2016

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by the East National Technology Support Center of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

In: Online


Permalink Organic Small Grains Production and Marketing

July 7, 2016
Lone Rock, Wisconsin

Spend the morning at Dolan Farms with Dave Dolan, an experienced organic small grain grower, who will share his knowledge of food-grade grain production. In the afternoon, tour Lonesome Stone Milling where the farm's grain is processed. This is the first of four field days MOSES hosts with OGRAIN, the Organic Grain Resources And Information Network at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In: North Central SARE Region




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