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Permalink An Assessment of Organic Farming on Soil Physical Properties

June 5, 2018

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by NRCS Organic Conservation Specialists.

In: Online


Permalink Low Stress Livestock Handling and Grass Growth Response to Grazing

June 4, 5, or 6, 2018
Shelby, Chester, or Havre, Montana

This day-long workshop presented in three locations by NRCS and local conservation districts includes live cattle handling demonstrations on foot and by horseback, featuring Curt Pate, Stockmanship Clinician, and Rick Caquelin, NRCS Range Management Specialist.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Beginners' Hops Clinic: Management and Handling at Brookeville Beer Farm

June 6, 2018
Brookeville, Maryland

Future Harvest CASA presents this event.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Summer Horticultural Field Day

June 7, 2018
Cobden, Illinois

Illinois State Horticulture Society presents a field day at Flamm Orchards, a 130-year-old, fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-generation family business that produces orchard fruit, jams, jellies, fruits and vegetables, and operates a roadside market. The agenda includes a farm tour, UIUC research updates, state-wide crop reports, and exhibitors.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Sustainable Rangelands Symposium

June 7-8, 2018
Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University and New Mexico State University will host this event at the National Ranching Heritage Center. Topics will include precipitation effectiveness, integrated livestock and wildlife on sustainable ranches, use of prescribed burning to maintain sustainable rangelands, importance of deferment for sustainable rangelands, and the Grazing Land Coalition.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Fifth Annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

June 7-8, 2018
Memphis, Tennessee

Hosted by the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium, this program is part of a long-term effort to provide relevant and timely agricultural and environmental legal research and information to attorneys, lenders, accountants, tax consultants, students and other agricultural professionals involved in the agriculture and aquaculture industries in the southern United States. Topics include pesticide drift, ag tax, legal ethics for ag practitioners, and ag financing and land transactions.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Waste Systems: BioEnergy and Compost

June 7, 2018
Pocantico Hills, New York

This two-part class at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture will explore different techniques for waste-system management. It will begin with Dr. Serpil Guran from Rutgers as she explains how farmers can divert food and crop wastes to help power their farms with bio-digesters. The workshop will explore usable feedstocks for bio-digesters, learn from Rutgers EcoComplex, and study how farmers can participate in clean energy systems. The afternoon portion of this class will be dedicated to the Stone Barns Center compost systems with Grounds Manager Shane Hardy.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Slow Poultry Seminar

June 9, 2018
Springfield, Oregon

This eight-hour seminar with Sustainable Poultry Network founder Jim Adkins provides an overview and strategy for developing sustainable poultry production. Learn how to start effectively breeding, growing, and marketing poultry products that are both sustainable and profitable.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Livestock on the Small Farm

June 10, 2018
Chatham, Michigan

This afternoon short course at MSU North Farm will focus on the basics of pig and sheep management for the small-scale producer with presentations by Ben and Denise Bartlett, Log Cabin Livestock, and Dale Rozeboom, MSU Animal Science.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Beekeeping Basics for Southern Illinois

June 11, 2018
Murphysboro, Illinois

In this evening workshop from Southern Illinois Farming Alliance, learn the basics of beekeeping with Scott Martin of Heartland Honey and the Southern Illinois Beekeeping Association.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Wildlife Benefits from Cover Crops on Working Lands

June 12, 2018

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by NRCS Soil Health Division.

In: Online


Permalink Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Holy Hashtag

June 13, 2018

Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture continues its bi-weekly series of free webinars with a discussion of why #hashtags are important and why are they used on some social media platforms and not others.

In: Online


Permalink Weed Management: An Ecological Approach

June 13, 2018

The second webinar in the Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic's nine-part Soil Health and Organic Farming webinar series will focus on integrated organic weed management tools and practices that give crops the edge over weeds, build soil health, and reduce the need for soil disturbance.

In: Online


Permalink Agroecoprospect: The Challenge of Integrating Values, Food and Farming

June 13-16, 2018
Madison, Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin–Madison's Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems will host the Joint Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society and the Association for the Study of Food and Society. This conference is an invitation to engage with the political and governance issues that arise in agricultural and food systems. Giving voice to these issues is fundamental to resolving them, so that we may better function in harmony with natural systems—while ensuring economic viability, food security, and the sovereignty of all people.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Health Meets Food: The Culinary Medicine Conference

June 14-17, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University presents an opportunity to expand your culinary medicine skills and network with other professionals. The keynote presentation will be given by Brian Wansink, PhD. Saturday programming will focus on food insecurity and a panel of innovators in the field. Sunday programming looks at the food supply chain, with a specific emphasis on antibiotic use and its impact on antibiotic resistance in the clinical setting, as well as practical strategies for healthcare providers and culinarians to take action. Both an academic and a culinary/clinical track are offered, with two hands-on cooking modules.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Seed Industry Overview and On-Farm Trials

June 14, 2018
Pocantico Hills, New York

Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture's Growing Farmers Initiative workshop series continues with this session. In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of the organic seed industry and the critical role that farmers and gardeners play in influencing the new varieties that are commercialized. Presenters will discuss how to design and implement successful on-farm trials.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Accessing Land in Baltimore City

June 14, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland

This evening session in the Cultivate Baltimore urban farming series from Future Harvest CASA focuses on land availability. It begins with a facilitated discussion for urban farmers about land access and land-tenure challenges and opportunities. A panel discussion will follow.

In: Northeast SARE Region




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