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Permalink Agroforestry Symposium

January 25, 2018
Columbia, Missouri, and livestream

The Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri presents the ninth annual Agroforestry Symposium. The theme is "Soil Health in Diverse Cropping Systems." The agenda includes keynote speaker Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, President and CEO, Soil Health Institute; numerous presentations; and a poster session.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink NPSAS Winter Conference

January 25-27, 2018
Aberdeen, South Dakota

This event offers three pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers Blake and Blaine Hitzfield from Seven Sons Farms and Dr. Jonathan Lundgren, and a wide range of conference breakout sessions on marketing, production, soil, and policy.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Deep Winter Greenhouse Tour

January 26, 2018
Pelican Rapids, Minnesota

Get a peek inside and out of Ryan Pesch's Deep Winter Greenhouse with a tour of his facility at Lida Farm. Discussion of construction, maintenance, and the advantages of year round growing.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink OGRAIN Winter Workshop

January 26-27, 2018
Madison, Wisconsin

This event for new, experienced, and yet-to-be organic grain farmers features two packed days of all things organic grain, including beginning and advanced agronomics, marketing and financials, and equipment/machinery--presented by farmers, industry, and university experts.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Emerging Farmers Conference

January 26-28, 2018
St. Paul, Minnesota

The annual Emerging Farmers Conference (formerly the Immigrant & Minority Farmers Conference) serves to advance the success and sustainability of farmers who traditionally face barriers to the education and resources necessary to build profitable agricultural businesses, including immigrant farmers and farmers of color.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Organic Farming Research Conference

January 26, 2018
Rutgers, New Jersey

OFRF, in partnership with Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey and Rutgers University, will be presenting the 2018 Organic Farming Research Conference immediately preceding the NOFA-NJ Annual Winter Conference. The symposium will feature talks from researchers, farmer and rancher researchers, students, and other agriculture specialists on topics related to organic farming and food systems, as well as from other systems of sustainable agriculture that employ techniques compatible with organic standards. The intent of the symposium is to provide current information to farmers, ranchers, extension staff, educators, agricultural professionals, and others interested in organic agriculture.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference

January 26-27, 2018
Acme, Michigan

The NMSFC promotes and builds a local vibrant agriculture community, equips the small farm community with the tools to be successful, and provides a forum for the open exchange of ideas within the small farm community. The keynote speaker for the conference is Richard Wiswall. The Farm School on Friday offers tracks on agroforestry, lean farming, and local sales. Saturday sessions cover a wide range of topics.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Winter Green-Up Grazing Conference

January 27, 2018
Latham, New York

This tenth annual conference features speakers Brian Maloney, MacKenzie Waro, and Sandra Kay Miller on production and marketing topics. Vendors will be exhibiting and the agenda includes a speaker panel.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink NOFA New Jersey Winter Conference

January 27-28, 2018
Rutgers, New Jersey

NOFA-NJ's 28th Annual Winter Conference is "Regenerating Our Communities, Restoring Our Land." This event makes the knowledge of how to breathe new life into vast expanses of our agricultural system and to reap the rewards of thoughtful, regenerative, organic practices available to everyone in an open, inspiring, and collaborative way. Developing the skills required to be successful as an organic grower can be accelerated greatly when people come together in a sharing community that holds mutual support as a core value.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Southern New England Livestock Conference

January 28, 2018
Dighton, Massachusetts

The Livestock Institute of Southern New England & Bristol County Agricultural High School Department of Animal Science present this conference featuring Andrew Gunther from A Greener World as the keynote speaker. The conference will include workshops and panel discussions ranging from beginner discussions on raising animals to more advanced seminars and panel discussions on certifications, pasture management, marketing, and slaughter. This conference will gather the region’s most experienced and knowledgeable professionals, including experienced producers, pasture specialists, and chefs.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink GrassWorks Grazing Conference

January 30 - February 1, 2018
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

The 26th annual grazing conference theme is "Covering All Ground." Tracks include dairy, above-ground, below-ground, beginners, and business. Speakers include Kit Pharo, Greg Gunthorp, Hue Karreman, Suzanne Nelson Karreman, and Joe Tomandl.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

January 30 - February 1, 2018
Hershey, Pennsylvania

The Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention has become the premier grower meeting in the Northeast combining three days of six or more concurrent educational sessions with a large industry trade show and numerous networking opportunities, all designed to enable fruit, vegetable, and berry growers as well as direct marketers to stay on the cutting edge of their industries. Registration is open to all interested commercial fruit, vegetable, and berry growers, direct marketers, and allied industry personnel.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Sustainable Foods Summit

January 30-31, 2018
San Francisco, California

The eighth North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit focuses on organic and eco-labels, sustainable ingredients, and health impacts. For the first time, the executive summit will discuss the future of organic products and health foods in a high-level forum.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Virginia Winter Forage Conferences

January 29, 30, 31, or February 1, 2018
Wytheville, Chatham, Madison, or Weyers Cave, Virginia

The Virginia Forage and Grassland Council (VFGC) and Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) winter forage conference is a daylong event that will be repeated at four locations. This year's conference highlights the realities of grassland farming and what it takes to adapt to the changing circumstances. The keynote speaker is Dr. Dennis Hancock from the University of Georgia. Participants will also hear from Keith Tuck, who currently farms in the Moneta community in southern Bedford County. Local livestock producers will speak to the afternoon theme of "Solutions for your farm and future."

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Mid-America Organic Association Conference

January 31 - February 2, 2018
Independence, Missouri

At the 10th annual MOA conference, learn about organic, sustainable, and alternative agricultural crops and systems. This event is for farmers, gardeners, retailers, distributors, consumers, and more. Areas of interest include Organic and Non-GMO Grain and Vegetable Production, Sustainable Livestock Production, and Health and Wellness Living.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Cut-Flower Growers Conference

January 31 - February 1, 2018
Virginia

This special conference will serve growers who are interested in beginning or improving cut-flower businesses. Speakers will provide valuable education, demonstrations, and helpful advice for industry practices. The event will feature Keynote Addresses from Lisa Ziegler and Mimo Davis Dschack, and will cover organic growing, growing in high tunnels, and marketing, as well as production for bulbs, lavender, orchids, and more.

In: Southern SARE Region

 


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