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Permalink Commercial Berry and Vegetable Field Day

June 16, 2015
Ettrick, Virginia

Learn from Extension specialists about soil nutrition, insect and weed control, best practices and more. The event takes place at Virginia State University's Randolph Farm agricultural learning center.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Environmental Benefits of Organic Agriculture: Biodiversity

June 17, 2015
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. It is the second in a four-part series exploring the environmental benefits of organic agriculture. This session will present scientific research examining the biodiversity benefits of organic farming practices in temperate and tropical farm systems. The presenters are John Quinn and Betsy Rakola.

In: Online

 

Permalink Impact of Hedgerows and Wildflower Plantings on Bees

June 17, 2015
Esparto, California

This morning workshop will focus on the benefits of hedgerows of California native plants in agricultural landscapes, including enhanced populations of native bees and beneficial insects on farms. Presenters will also discuss establishment and maintenance practices for planting habitat on field crop edges and provide an overview of plant species appropriate for hedgerows in the Sacramento Valley and beyond.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Midwest Farm Energy Conference

June 17-19, 2015
Morris, Minnesota

The conference will be held at the University of Minnesota's West Central Research and Outreach Center. The event will address energy-optimized systems for dairy production and energy conservation and generation in swine facilities. It will provide practical information for agricultural producers, as well as an opportunity to network with energy experts and professionals. Renewable energy bus tours are also offered.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Farmer Field Day: Lifeline Produce

June 17, 2015
Victor, Montana

This free, evening event is part of the Farmer Field Days series presented by Community Food & Agriculture Coalition of Missoula County. Lifeline Produce encompasses about 40 acres of pasture, hay, mixed vegetables, flowers, and herbs. At this event, Steve Elliott and Luci Brieger will be focusing on the ways in which they incorporate livestock into their rotations and how they've specialized their tools and equipment for their specific farm operation.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Comprehensive Elderberry Workshop & Field Tour

June 18-19, 2015
Jefferson City, Missouri

During this event at George Washington Carver Center, learn about elderberry research, culture, and marketing. Meet experienced growers and processors. Harvest, post-harvest handling, and processing quality standards will also be addressed.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Creative Financing for Food

June 18, 2015
Online

This National Good Food Network webinar is free, and takes place 1:30 - 2:45 pm MDT. Whether you run a farm, food hub, processing facility, retail store, co-op or shared kitchen this webinar will introduce you to new and creative sources of capital.

In: Online

 

Permalink Value-added Products for Commercial Lavender Growers

June 19, 2015
Yerington, Nevada

This workshop is offered by the Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute, is an innovative program to provide training for alternative farming methods and for high-desert agriculture unique to Nevada and surrounding regions.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production Farm Field Day

June 19, 2015
Goodman, Mississippi

This on-farm event is part of a monthly series of field days presented by the Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production. Topics will include crops scouting and integrated pest, disease, and weed management, as well as vendor opportunities. Pre-registration is required. Contact Keith Benson, 601-988-4999, keithmdp@yahoo.com.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Introduction to Tree Fruit Production

June 20, 2015
Kansas City, Missouri

This workshop is offered as part of the Growing Growers workshop series. Workshops are geared toward beginner farmers, but all the classes offer great information and skill development for more experienced farmers as well.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Going Organic Workshop

June 22, 2015
Salinas, California

Join CCOF, the California Strawberry Commission, and Driscoll's for this workshop on the tenets of organic certification. The workshop will help assess how close your operation is to being organic and will detail the steps necessary to transition towards certification. The day will include a tour of an organic berry farm as well as talks by organic growers, presentations about the rules and regulations of organic certification and resources for transitioning to organic, and pest-control information. This workshop will focus on berries and mixed vegetable production, but presenters will be able to answer questions about going organic in any production system. The workshop will be offered in English and Spanish.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Bridging the Past, Cultivating the Future: Exploring Sustainable Foodscapes

June 24 - 28, 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chatham University will host the Joint 2015 Annual Meetings and Conference of the Association for the Study of Food and Society and the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society. This year's theme emphasizes the need to plan forward by looking backwards, by imagining and creating spaces where agricultural and culinary practices mesh with opportunities for environmental, social, cultural, and material sustenance.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 


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