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In: North Central SARE Region
April 29-30, 2017
This on-farm short course focuses on equipping both new and seasoned farmers for success in pasture-based animal agriculture. Topics include rotational, management-intensive grazing; business planning and farm finances; and branding and marketing techniques.
In: Southern SARE Region
April 29, 2017
This free, on-farm field day is hosted by Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension to educate and demonstrate to Extension professionals and livestock producers on developing and managing a year-round pasture system. This field day will be conducted at the farm of a goat- and beekeeper who has been involved in developing year-round pasture and managing the pasture with a rotational grazing system. Participants will be able to see and experience how the livestock production system can be improved and diversified, and how they can apply a similar system on their farms.
May 1, 2017
These webinars, offered by Illinois Farmers Market Association, are free of cost and open to anyone. Choose between a daytime or evening presentation. Vendors, producers, and farmers market managers discover the steps you will need to acquire a statewide food sampling certificate, valid at any Illinois Farmers Market. Rebecca Osland, Policy Associate at the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, will guide you through the requirements needed to offer product samples safely and legally. The webinar will also preview anticipated rules that will bring greater consistency to markets statewide, and will make sure that the Food Safety Modernization Act is on your radar.
May 2, 2017
This free, one-hour webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. In this webinar, participants will learn about the agricultural uses of neonics, movement through the landscape and into aquatic systems, and demonstrated impacts on beneficial insects, aquatic organisms, and birds. The webinar will also describe measures to mitigate these impacts.
In: Southern SARE Region
May 2-3, 2017
College Station, Texas
Learn about grass-fed beef production from pasture to plate at this conference at Texas A&M University. The conference will cover a broad range of important topics pertaining to grass-fed beef production and is open to both beef producers and consumers. Topics include production systems, forage, herd health, carcass fabrication, and marketing.
In: Western SARE Region
May 3-5, 2017
Santa Rosa, California
Farmer Veteran Coalition announces a conference with the goal of equipping women veterans with the business and farming tools necessary to be successful in their agricultural endeavors. The conference, which is open to all active duty and veteran women, as well as women who farm with veterans, will feature a farm tour highlighting livestock, vegetable, and vinicultural production, in addition to educational workshops and presentations given by women veterans, women in agriculture, and other experts.
In: Northeast SARE Region
May 4, 2017
This evening NOFA Massachusetts workshop is presented by Dan Kittredge, Bionutrient Food Association, and held at Ground Work Location. Prepare the soil well and create the environment for your seedlings to thrive. With a few simple practices and good systems, weeding, pests and disease can be dramatically reduced while your crops thrive.
May 4 - June 8, 2017, Thursdays
In this weekly, online course from HMI, you will learn how to integrate key land-planning principles and practices to improve land or infrastructure investment and implementation strategies.