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Permalink Farmer & Rancher Succession Planning Workshop

March 15, 2017
Nevada County, California

The Nevada County Resource Conservation District, in partnership with the Nevada County Farm Bureau and California FarmLink, is hosting a workshop that will help farmers and ranchers pass their knowledge to the next generation and help new ranchers or farmers get started and build on what established ranchers and farmers have accomplished.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Maine Vegetable and Fruit School

March 14 or 15, 2017
Portland or Bangor, Maine

This day-long school is offered for Maine farmers on two dates at two locations. Topics include policy, production, and management.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Northwest Pennsylvania Grazing Conference

March 16, 2017
Clarion, Pennsylvania

The 20th annual conference, "Celebrating Milestones," will focus on tried and true and innovative methods applicable to grass-based farmers facing ever-changing environmental and economic conditions. Various experts will host sessions focused on the economics of a successful grass-fed beef operation, responsible management of pasture, and the economic and soil health benefits of integrating livestock into cropping systems and purchasing hay.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink ASAP's CSA Fair

March 16, 2017
Asheville, North Carolina

ASAP's CSA Fair is an opportunity to meet farmers face-to-face and learn about their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs and products. At the CSA fair, you can sign up to learn more or bring your checkbook to subscribe right on the spot! All participating farms have pickup locations in Asheville or Buncombe County. The fair will also feature children's activities and a local food tasting. This event is free and open to the public.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Come To The Table

March 16, 2017
Durham, North Carolina

Come To The Table is a gathering with community members, faith leaders, farmers, gardeners, farm workers, hunger relief agencies, and many more groups for a variety of workshops, presentations, and strategy sessions on relieving hunger and strengthening local and sustainable agriculture. The 2017 Conference will explore both the history and present state of our food system: how and why food is produced and distributed the way it is, and how faith communities can support both farmers and consumers.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Good Food Festival and Conference

March 16-18, 2017
Chicago, Illinois

The 13th Annual Good Food Festival & Conference invites you to three dynamic days that connect all the people active in the Good Food community – farmers, food producers, investors, trade buyers, policy makers, activists, families, and Good Food lovers. This event includes the Financing & Innovation Conference on Thursday, The Good Food Trade Show on Friday, and the free Good Food Festival on Saturday. Also on Friday, farmers, producers, buyers, schools, and industry stakeholders meet to share knowledge and discuss policy developments.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Maximizing Windbreaks on Your Farm

March 16, 2017

University of Illinois Extension's Small Farms Winter Webinar Series features practical, lunch-hour presentations on small farm enterprises and strategies. Log in every Thursday at noon for the free, one-hour webinars. The series runs through March 30. This session features David Shiley, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator.

In: Online


Permalink Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference

March 16-17, 2017
Liverpool, New York

NOFA New York's 6th annual Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference features half-day intensive workshops and keynote speaker Jack Lazor. The conference welcomes veteran farmers, beginning farmers, and farmers interested in transitioning to organic management. Enjoy two days of learning, networking, and information exchange.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Marketing Your Produce

March 17, 2016
Machipongo, Virginia

Join specialists and agents from Virginia Cooperative Extension in this half-day workshop from the Small Farm Outreach Center to learn best practices for marketing, including: Identifying your Market Strength, Fitting your Market "Thumb Print" to the Best Market Type for You, Finding Potential Market Outlets, and Pricing for Profit.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Appalachia Grows Small Farms Conference

March 17-18, 2017
Cumberland, Maryland

Anyone interested in farming, producing food or farm products, currently farming and want to expand or diversify, or just wanting to learn from experts is encouraged to attend. Friday's program is focused on marketing of local agriculture products. Saturday's program is for everyone, whether you're
farming or not. It will have vendors available to talk about their latest products, lots of time for networking and great sessions on a variety of topics.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink AGAware Small Farm Business Training

March 17, 2017
Greensboro, Georgia

AGAware is a premier training program created to promote and educate the next generation of beginning and small farmers. The educational workshop covers balance sheets, income statements, personal finance, building a budget, and more. The day-long program is free, but space is limited.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Poultry School

March 18-19, 2017
Pocantico Hills, New York

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture presents a two-day conference for poultry growers of any skill level, from backyard flocks to serious pastured poultry farmers. The event features workshops and walking tours covering a wide range of topics on pasture-raised chickens, turkeys, and waterfowl, with guest speakers hailing from North Carolina to Vermont.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Maine Grass Farmers Network Annual Grazing Conference

March 18, 2017
Hinckley, Maine

This day-long conference features keynote speakers Dr. Fred Provenza, Dr. Hue Karreman, and Suzanne Nelson.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Organic Orcharding Workshop Series: Renovating Old Apple Trees

March 18, 2017
Freedom, Maine

Part of MOFGA's Organic Orcharding Series, this half-day workshop offers a hands-on opportunity to learn to renovate and upkeep your heritage trees.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Vegetable Transplant Production Success

March 19, 2017
Ceresco, Michigan

Join Michigan Farmer Field School for this full-day workshop at one of Michigan's oldest and largest diverse organic vegetable farms, Cinzori Farm, for a look at their strategies for large-scale transplant production as they grow transplants for more than 70 acres of vegetables. Denae Friedheim will also share techniques and lessons learned from the 13 years of vegetable transplant production at the MSU Student Organic Farm.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Small Farms Week at North Carolina A&T

March 19-25, 2017
Greensboro, North Carolina

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University's tribute to small–scale agriculture kicks off March 19 with a timely theme: growing a safe, sustainable food system. Small Farms Week will be celebrated with workshops, tours, guest speakers, farming demonstrations, and other events. This year's observance focuses on the many ways North Carolina's $84 billion agricultural industry can be made safer and more sustainable, including new techniques in season extension, pest management, pastured livestock production, urban horticulture, pesticide and growth-hormone-free growing, and more.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Workshop for Livestock Producers Planning to Direct Market Products

March 20, 2017
Tiptonville, Tennessee

University of Tennessee Extension is hosting a free evening workshop for West Tennessee livestock producers who are interested in marketing individual meat cuts or live animals for custom processing. The information will apply to those marketing beef, pork, lamb and goat meat, but will not be relevant to poultry producers.​

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Ensuring Pumpkin Pollination

March 21, 2017

This free webinar is part of the Bee Health Webinar Series offered by eXtension. This webinar series will provide an overview of pollination requirements and strategies to ensure pollination of different specialty crops. Presenter Shelby J. Fleischer, Professor of Entomology at Pennsylvania State University, will review pumpkin and pollinator biology and discuss how management at the farm and landscape scale can help conserve both wild and managed bees that provide the ecosystem service of pollination to pumpkins. Registration is required.

In: Online


Permalink Assistance Programs and Educational Resources for Organic Farming Operations

March 21, 2017

During this webinar Drew Katz, Transition Services Coordinator at Oregon Tilth, will provide an overview of assistance programs that are available for organic producers and how to apply for them, and also give a virtual tour of some of the best organic educational resources that are currently on the web.

In: Online


Permalink Beginning Farmer Whole Farm Planning Workshop

March 21, 2017
Rappahannock, Virginia

This introductory workshop from Virginia State University’s Small Farm Outreach Program is designed for beginning farmers and ranchers to establish and sustain viable agricultural operations through whole farm planning programs. The afternoon workshop is free and open to the public. Class size is limited, and participants must RSVP.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Iowa Water Conference

March 22-23, 2017
Ames, Iowa

The theme for the 2017 Iowa Water Conference is Watershed Management: Partnerships for Progress. Through general and concurrent sessions, conference goers will explore current trends across water resource management in both urban and rural landscapes, with a particular emphasis on the interconnected nature of our water resources, and the opportunities this offers for collaboration. There are nine tracks offered with four to eight sessions each.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture

March 22-23, 2017
Washington, DC

This two-day forum is designed to provide leading discussion and debate on how business can most efficiently improve sustainable agriculture production, raise yields and deliver against company objectives. It will cover important questions around sustainability and agriculture, taking a practical look at the big issues, from emissions to water, and will go on to look into the potential solutions that companies can explore to improve efficiencies sustainably.

In: Northeast SARE Region




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