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Permalink Introduction to Agritainment Law Webinar

July 19, 2018

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) presents attorney Marlene van Es of Trellis Legal, discussing factors you should consider for hosting an agritainment venture on your farm, including knowing your legal responsibilities, analyzing potential risks to your farm business, and understanding steps you can take to protect your business from liability concerns.

In: Online


Permalink Working with Organic Producers – Crop

July 19, 2018

This webinar is part of the Iowa Organic Webinar Series from NRCS. This webinar will include an introduction to the organic certification process, a presentation of the basic organic crop production regulations related to conservation, and opportunities for NRCS support. It will also identify resources with more detailed information. The presentation will be relevant for both field crops and diversified vegetable production.

In: Online


Permalink aMAIZEing Organic Field Day

July 19, 2018
Champaign, Illinois

This organic field day at the University of Illinois offers the opportunity to tour the organic corn breeding plots near campus. Learn the ins and outs of the organic seed system and try your hand at data collection. Learn how U of I tests new cultivars.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Rodale Institute Annual Field Day

July 20, 2018
Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Join Rodale Institute's researchers and staff to learn the latest results of research projects and visit nearly 20 demonstration stations on the 333-acre experimental farm. Participants will have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with Rodale Institute experts and learn about a wide variety of research and demonstration projects, all focused on organic agriculture. The event is self-paced. Preregistration is required.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Wholesale Vegetables on a Small Scale

July 20, 2018
Balsam Lake, Wisconsin

MOSES presents this free half-day field day at Seed to Seed Farm. Learn about wholesale production on a small- to medium-sized farm. Farm host Ariel Pressman will explain how to grow quality produce consistently for larger accounts, including supermarkets and co-ops. Tour the farm and talk with Ariel about his general farm efficiency practices, how he selects the best plant varieties, and the many other lessons he has learned since he started farming seven years ago.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Improving Organic Crop Production

July 20, 2018
Paulina, Iowa

This Practical Farmers of Iowa field day at Seven W Farm is hosted by the Wilson family. The Wilsons will share their experiences and efforts to improve their organic crop production systems. They'll start the day with some machinery-shop talk and make their cultivators, planters, and drills available for viewing. After a potluck lunch, they'll offer a hay wagon farm tour. Attendees will see cover crops seeded after small grains harvest; cover crops interseeded to corn in June; and a solid-seeded mix of corn and forage sorghum for silage.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Value-Added Urban Production Farm Tour

July 21, 2018
Cleveland, Ohio

Erich Hooper started growing in the city at Hooper Farm in 1994 and has become known as the 'godfather' of Cleveland urban agriculture. Hooper Farm has over an acre of production situated on residential land and is home to an on-site market stand, educational outreach, and a catering company. Tour attendees will see the greenhouse, production fields, and supporting infrastructure. This event is part of the Central State University Extension farm tour series.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Agroforestry Academy

July 22-27, 2018
Columbia, Missouri

This week-long training for educators and farmers includes integrated classroom workshops, multiple on-farm visits, hands-on demonstrations and content integration into practical on-farm agroforestry planning and design to advance adoption of agroforestry as a cornerstone of productive land use. Experienced trainers will be drawn from the MU Center for Agroforestry, USDA National Agroforestry Center, Extension and NRCS agroforestry specialists, other selected experts from the United States and Canada, farmer educators, and agroforestry practitioners.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Diversified Direct Marketing Farm Tour

July 22, 2018
Russiaville, Indiana

This free afternoon event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Thistle Rock Farm is a diversified operation, home to a community supported agriculture vegetable program; sheep, goat, and pig herds; broiler and laying flocks of chickens; 50 acres of grain, and a mature forest. Join this tour to see a diversified, direct marketing farm, with ground that has not been exposed to chemicals for more than 40 years.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Fundamentals of On-Farm Food Safety

July 23, 2018
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association offers this day-long training.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Dual Cropping Systems: An Introduction

July 24, 2018
Polk City, Iowa

Spend a summer morning at the Lehman Family Farm on this Iowa Organic Association field day. Aaron and Nicole Lehman have a 400-acre farm where they raise conventional and organic corn, soybeans, and hay. The Lehmans will talk about the challenges and opportunities of these dual farming systems.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Farm Transition Taxes and Medicaid Estate Recovery

July 25, 2018

This free one-hour webinar is part of the Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture bi-weekly webinar series. This session offers an overview of the new federal estate tax laws and other related tax issues. Presenters will provide examples of how to determine if your farm estate could trigger federal estate tax limits and Maryland and Delaware gift, estate, and inheritance taxes. It will also discuss longterm healthcare and how to avoid the state's recovery for any healthcare assistance.

In: Online


Permalink Kneading Conference

July 25-27, 2018
Clinton, Maine

Maine Grain Alliance presents its annual gathering of farmers, bakers, millers, researchers, oven builders and others to explore the ways and means of reestablishing regional grain economies. The event brings together the diverse stakeholders who collectively can rebuild lost infrastructure and create demand for local and regional grain systems.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink In Her Boots Workshop: Tools & Machinery, Vegetables, CSA & Diversification

July 26, 2018
Decorah, Iowa

Spend the day with an inspiring group of women farmers and educators dedicated to supporting women to succeed in achieving their farm dreams. This special In Her Boots session at Humble Hands Harvest will focus on tool use, mechanics, and ergonomics from a female farmer lens and how to care for that most important tool: yourself! The MOSES In Her Boots format builds on the idea that women farmers learn best from each other. These day-long, on-farm workshops include a detailed farm tour, hands-on demonstrations and discussions, lunch, and networking opportunities.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Terry's Techniques: Seed Saving and Cultivation Equipment

July 26, 2018
Crescent, Iowa

Terry Troxel at Iowana Farm hosts this Practical Farmers of Iowa free afternoon field day. Hear how the seed saving process works, and how it contributes to her farm's revenue. Terry will also do a demonstration with several types of small, modified cultivating tractors she uses on her vegetable crops.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Industrial Hemp Field Day

July 26, 2018
Petersburg, Virginia

Virginia State University's 2018 Industrial Hemp Field Day will provide a forum for potential growers, researchers, marketing experts, and industrial hemp product users to discuss the future of the crop in Virginia and neighboring states. Learn about the variety of products from industrial hemp, the challenges and opportunities for cultivating this crop, and an update on the legislation governing industrial hemp production in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Fruits of the Heartland

July 26-27, 2018
Danville, Illinois

Fruits of the Heartland is a joint conference of the North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX), the Midwest Fruit Explorers (MidFEx), and the Savanna Institute. Presentations will cover a wide range of topics on growing and marketing fruit. The conference will consist of two days of Pomological presentations and hands-on demos on Thursday and Friday, followed by farm tours on Saturday.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Organic Food & Farming Summit

July 27-28, 2018
Gainesville, Florida

The second annual Organic Food & Farming Summit from Florida Organic Growers will gather farmers, gardeners, educators, students, advocates, and exhibitors to connect, share, and inspire one another. The Summit will include farm tours and on-farm workshops, in-depth educational sessions, classroom workshops, a trade show, and more.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Conference

July 27-29, 2018
Oahu, Hawaii

The 2018 conference will be organized around the themes of indigenous knowledge, decolonization and socio-ecological resiliency in agroecology and sustainable food systems education. Through presentations, workshops, field trips, and hands-on activities, participants will share their theory, practices, and vision for integrating these topics into university-level and adult education programming about food, agriculture, sustainability, and justice.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Supporting the Insects that Make Our Farm & Garden Work

July 28, 2018
Mills River, North Carolina

This workshop will explore the many native bees, predatory wasps, beetles, flies, butterflies, and moths that are vital to healthy farm systems, and the direct practices of farmscaping that can be practiced in order to support their populations. Presenters will introduce participants to a host of beneficial bugs and their preferred habitats, and then take the class on a farm walk to see life in action. Attendees will leave with inspiration at the wondrous workings of nature, as well as the knowledge and confidence to set up farmscaping on their own properties.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink FARM Hacks--Never enough cold storage... Let's Build one!

July 28, 2018
Dallas, Texas

Farmers Assisting Returning Military (FARM) presents Hacks, a workshop series demonstrating a variety of DIY projects and helpful how-to's that stretch dollars and increase farm production. This class will show you how to build a cool bot in any structure. FARM will share its techniques on how to prolong your produce in cold storage. From harvest times to packaging and storing but also techniques on how to sell product that needs moving. FARM has experiemented with many different techniquies to promote the longevity of the produce grown and has nailed it down.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Rotationally Raised – Making Small Grains Work

July 30, 2018
North Mankato, Minnesota

Practical Farmers of Iowa and Freeborn Area Soil Health Team present this day-long conference that will cover a variety of topics about growing small grains and the benefits of an extended rotation. Nine breakout sessions throughout the day will include sessions on integrating animals with a small grains operation, marketing small grains, the agronomy behind successfully raising small grains, and more.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Farmland Owner Legacy Award Celebration + Soil Health Event

July 31, 2018
Red Oak, Iowa

This free evening event from Practical Farmers of Iowa includes a soil health presentation and recognition for Maggie McQuown and Steve Turman, Practical Farmers of Iowa's 2018 Farmland Owner Legacy Award recipients.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Urban Soil Safety Webinar

July 31, 2018
Paris, Illinois

In this webinar you will learn from Extension Horticulture Educator, Gemini Bhalsod, about common urban soil contaminants and recommend best practices. Edgar County Extension will host a viewing of this webinar for the public.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Regenerative Grazing & Cover Your Tracks With Clover

July 31, 2018
Caledonia, Illinois

Angelic Organics Learning Center hosts two workshops in a day. The morning workshop, Regenerative Grazing with Cattle, Goats, and Pigs at Angelic Organics Learning Center, is led by Tom Spaulding, AOLC Manager for Land Regeneration & Livestock, and includes an hour-long pasture walk. In the afternoon workshop, lifelong farmer John Peterson will discuss the fertility program at Angelic Organics, including composted manure, cover crops, and soil amendments.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Fundamentals of On-Farm Food Safety

July 31, 2018
Winston Salem, North Carolina

North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension are partnering with Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) and other partners to deliver workshops across the state with the aim of providing farmers with the tools to reduce food safety risks and meet market requirements. This day-long workshop will combine classroom and on-farm instruction to provide producers with the tools needed to identify potential food safety concerns, as well as strategies to minimize potential contamination.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Pollinator Conservation Training

July 31, 2018
Chanute, Kansas

Join Ray Moranz, Grazing Lands Pollinator Ecologist at the Xerces Society, for this full-day training on Pollinator Conservation. Participants will learn the latest science-based approaches to reversing the trend of pollinator declines and will be provided with the tools necessary to protect and manage habitat for these vital insects.

In: North Central SARE Region


Permalink Where Women Gather: A Celebration of Women in Agriculture Conference and Symposium

October 24-26, 2018
New Haven, Connecticut

Hidden Acres Farm is presenting this event with plenary and workshop sessions. Celebrate the historic roots and inspiring stories of women farmers today and in the future. The conference brings together women farmers to explore feminism, preserving indigenous food traditions, growing local women farmer networks, dismantling racism in the food system, and more.

In: Northeast SARE Region




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