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Permalink Mother Earth News Fair

October 22-23, 2016
Topeka, Kansas

The Mother Earth News Fair features more than 150 workshops from the leading authorities on organic gardening, food preservation, homesteading and livestock, green building, and natural health, as well as exhibitors, demonstrations, and inspiring keynote speakers.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Is Your Ecosystem Working?

October 22, 2016
Wimberley, Texas

NCAT's Soil for Water project presents this free, day-long workshop. Dr. Richard Teague, Steve Nelle, and Peggy Sechrist present in the morning. Participants will spend the afternoon outdoors learning and practicing simple ecosystem-monitoring techniques.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Improving Tractor Skills for Women Farmers

October 23, 2016
Poultney, Vermont

Learn how to build your skills and confidence operating a tractor safely and efficiently, in this full-day workshop. You'll get hands-on practice with other women in driving and hitching up implements. You'll be taught with women farm owners as your mentors so that you gain experience to plan ahead for successful female farm employment and management.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Management Intensive Grazing for the Small Diversified Farm

October 23, 2016
Bethel, Vermont

This day-long hands-on class, taught by Lisa McCrory, will provide instruction for setting up a successful grazing system on a small, diversified farm, using poultry, horses, cows, sheep, goats and/or pigs. Participants will learn how to set up a grazing system to complement their animal numbers (or anticipated animal numbers).

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Improving Tractor Skills for Women Farmers

October 23, 2016
Poultney, Vermont

Learn how to build your skills and confidence operating a tractor safely and efficiently, in this full-day workshop at Green Mountain College from University of Vermont Extension. You'll get hands-on practice with other women in driving and hitching up implements. You'll be taught with women farm owners as your mentors so that you gain experience to plan ahead for successful female farm employment and management. This workshop requires some previous experience operating a tractor.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Restoring Native Plant Communities: Soil and Hydrology Suited Planning Tools

October 25, 2016
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. The webinar will highlight resources that can aid in the identification and selection of native plant communities adapted to the ecological conditions of a restoration site. An example of how such resources were used to develop Iowa native plant community restoration planning tools will be discussed along with a cursory introduction to appropriate native plant material selection. The presenter is Jennifer Anderson-Cruz, State Biologist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Georgia State Office, Athens, Georgia.

In: Online

 

Permalink Buying Seed: Not a Leap of Faith

October 26, 2016
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center. Presenter Ramona Garner, Ph.D., Plant Materials Specialist, USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center, will discusses the physical, physiological, health, and genetic qualities that determine seed quality. In addition, explore what it means to purchase certified seed and how it ensures seed quality. The webinar will also look at various ways to calculate seeding rates.

In: Online

 

Permalink Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance Annual Conference and Trade Show

October 26-27, 2016
Centralia, Washington

This event includes presentations on robotic milking, maintaining a sustainable farm gate price, and environmental issues facing dairy producers. A tour of Austin Family Farm includes speakers on production. The second day includes the WODPA business meeting and additional opportunities to visit the trade show.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Designing Sustainable, Working Landscapes with Perennial Crops for Bioenergy & Ecosystem Services

October 26-27, 2016
State College, Pennsylvania

Offered by Penn State Extension in partnership with Penn State Biomass Energy Center and the NEWBio bioenergy consortium, this short course will provide an in-depth look at opportunities for the use of perennial biomass crops in accomplishing conservation and rehabilitation goals on a landscape scale. Presentations, panels, and discussion sessions feature leading researchers, agency representatives, and industry professionals in the field.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Soil Health Workshop with Jim Gerrish

October 25, 26 or 27, 2016
Missoula, Dillon, or Livingston, Montana

Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana, NRCS, and the Soil & Water Conservation Society are bringing forage and grazing expert Jim Gerrish to Montana for three day-long workshops.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Healthy Foods Summit

October 27-28, 2016
Minneapolis and Chaska, Minnesota

This year's two-day Healthy Foods Summit is co-hosted by the University of Minnesota's Healthy Foods/Healthy Lives Institute, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The agenda for the first day, "Food, Microbes, and Health," will include cutting-edge research and policy perspectives. The second day, "The Minnesota Response: Working for and against the microbes in our food system," will focus on practical applications and will be held at the Arboretum. Both days are designed for community leaders, policymakers, citizens, and stakeholders to connect with one another and today's foremost scholars, authors, and experts.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Montana Governor's Local Food and Agriculture Summit

October 28-29, 2016
Bozeman, Montana

This important summit will examine local food systems and explore opportunities for expanding these systems. Five tracks are offered: Challenges of Food and Agriculture Manufacturing, Processing, and Local Distribution; Farm to Folk: Positive Economic and Health Benefits of Communities Becoming Markets for Local Food; Creating a New Generation of Farmers; Resilience in Agriculture; and Marketing Montana Products.

In: Western SARE Region

 


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