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Permalink Ranching for Profit With Dave Pratt

December 11, 12, 13, or 14, 2018
Redwood Falls, Staples, Thief River Falls, or Floodwood, Minnesota

Sustainable Farming Association and multiple co-sponsors are hosting a workshop series with nationally known sustainable agriculture expert Dave Pratt in locations around Minnesota. Workshop one, "The Three Secrets for Increasing Profit," is offered on December 11, 13, and 14. Workshop two, "Cattlemen vs. Grassmen – The In’s and Out’s of Cell Grazing" is offered on December 12.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Agritourism Destination Safety & Health Best Practices Workshop

December 14, 2018
Iowa City, Iowa

Join the Visit Iowa Farms Program and Iowa State University experts for a free one-day workshop to learn safety and health best practices for agritourism destinations to keep the public and employees safe on your farm. Topics include food safety, pesticide safety, biosecurity, emergency preparedness, and legal risks.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Courses

December 5, 12, or 17, 2018
Hutchinson, Brooklyn Park, or St. Paul, Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Agriculture Produce Safety Program is presenting this day-long course in locations across the state. If your farm is covered by the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, attending this Grower Training Course satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement. However, all growers interested in learning about produce safety, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and the FSMA Produce Safety Rule are encouraged to attend and will find the course material valuable.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink American Forage and Grassland Council Annual Conference

January 6-9, 2019
St. Louis, Missouri

This conference recognizes the AFGC 75th anniversary. It will kick off with Dr. Garry Lacefield presenting on the history of AFGC and forages and the impact both have had on the world the past 75 years. The conference will feature workshops focused on how to get started with forages, soil health, grass based dairies, and more. In addition to workshops, the conference offers scientific poster presentations; an exhibit hall ; networking opportunities; and several competitions, such as the Forage Spokesperson, Emerging Scientist, Photo, and Essay Contests.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium

January 8, 2019
Schererville, Indiana

This symposium, sponsored by Purdue Extension and University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, offers commercial vegetable growers and market farmers opportunities to learn more about pest management, production practices, farm management and marketing; to visit with vendors; and to network with other growers.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Agritourism Destination Safety & Health Best Practices Workshop

January 8, 2019
Waterloo, Iowa

Join the Visit Iowa Farms Program and Iowa State University experts for a free one-day workshop to learn safety and health best practices for agritourism destinations to keep the public and employees safe on your farm. Topics include food safety, pesticide safety, biosecurity, emergency preparedness, and legal risks.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference

January 9-11, 2019
Springfield, Illinois

This major conference includes full-day, pre-conference workshops on food safety, financing, cut flowers, berries, and sweet corn. The conference agenda includes tracks on fruit, vegetables, herbs, agritourism and marketing, organic, and special-interest topics including sampling and farm machinery.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Returning to the Farm Seminar

January 10-11 and February 8-9, 2019
Ames, Iowa

The four-day seminar offered by the Beginning Farmer Center through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides an opportunity for families to begin developing a farm succession plan. The seminar will cover topics including conflict resolution, goal setting, business analysis, estate planning, farm planning and farm management. It provides multigenerational farm families an opportunity to discuss how to live and work together as the farm business is passed from one generation to the next.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Great Plains Growers Conference

January 10-12, 2019
St. Joseph, Missouri

Great Plains Growers Conference is a three-day conference featuring presentations by knowledgeable speakers from throughout the nation. The conference showcases educational information from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska along with vegetable specialists and growers from those states. The trade show consists of more than 50 exhibitors with the latest seeds, supplies, equipment, and grower information. There will be ample opportunities to visit with other growers, exhibitors, and speakers. Full-day workshops are offered the first day, with tracks on organic, drought, tree fruit, season extension, and more offered during the second and third days.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Minnesota Organic Conference

January 10-11, 2019
St. Cloud, Minnesota

Each year, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture hosts this conference and trade show for farmers and others interested in organic agriculture. Attend for two days of networking, learning, and great food. Featured speakers this year are Chef Sean Sherman and Mary Jo Forbord.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Wisconsin School For Beginning Market Growers

January 11-13, 2019
Madison, Wisconsin

This intensive three-day course aims to give students a realistic picture of what it takes to run a successful small-scale produce operation—including capital, management, labor, and other resources. Topics include soil fertility, crop production, plant health and pest management, cover crops, equipment needs and labor considerations at different scales of operation, and marketing and economics. Three grower-instructors primarily teach the course, with featured presentations and hands-on labs by University of Wisconsin faculty and other specialists. Grower-instructors' farms vary in scale, cropping mix, marketing strategies, and growing methods.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Organic Intensives

January 12, 2019
East Lansing, Michigan

Michigan Organic Food & Farm Alliance offers a one-day, in-depth learning experience in one of four topic areas: Healthy Organic Livestock, Organic Mushroom Cultivation, Technology in Organic Field Crops, or Advanced Organic Soil Management. Organic Intensives are an opportunity to acquire practical, detailed information over the course of a day with fellow Michigan farmers and gardeners.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Soil Health Summit

January 15-16, 2019
St. Louis, Missouri

The Soil Health Partnership's Soil Health Summit fosters making soil health research relevant to operational success and facilitates discussion on the adoption of data-driven practices such as cover crops, reduced tillage, and nutrient management on farms. Open to the public for the first time in 2019, the Summit provides a place to learn the latest in data surrounding adaptive management practices, engage in deep-dive education, and for farmers to connect with others in vital peer-to-peer networking and learning.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Conference

January 17-19, 2019
Ames, Iowa

Practical Farmers of Iowa's 2019 annual conference, "Cultivating Connections," draws attention to the many connections, both large and small, that are vital for farms, communities, rural economies and natural ecosystems to thrive--from individuals connecting to share knowledge, to the microscopic links between plants and soil organisms that have visible effects on crop and landscape health. Attendees will hear practical insights from their farming peers and other experts about everything from using cover crops to control weeds in field crops to niche pork production, biodynamic farming to profitably marketing meat, growing winter small grains to farm transition, eggplant production to adding prairie habitat, cultivating civility to organic dairying, rural mental health to regenerative grazing--and much more. The keynote address is by farmer and author Michael Phillips, and there are 60 sessions and two pre-conference short courses scheduled.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Upper Midwest Regional Fruit, Vegetable & Farmer's Market Conference and Trade Show

January 17-18, 2019
St. Cloud, Minnesota

This event is sponsored by the Minnesota Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association and the Farmer's Market Association, in cooperation with University of Minnesota Extension and Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Sessions address berry production, organic, marketing, cottage foods, specialty crops, tree fruit, high tunnels, and more.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink No Till Event: Integrating Livestock, Building Soil

January 17, 2019
Wall, South Dakota

South Dakota State University Extension, South Dakota No-Till Association, and USDA-NRCS present this free, day-long event on integrating livestock and building soil. Presenters will cover grazing synergy, livestock integration, soil sampling, and profitability.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Alcona Regional Farm Conference

January 19, 2019
Lincoln, Michigan

This conference presented by Farm to Fork Alcona offers informative and entertaining speakers, time to talk with other participants, and lunch and dinner. Vendors will be on site as well.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Heart of America Grazing Conference

January 22-23, 2019
Ferdinand, Indiana

Indiana Forage Council is hosting the Heart of America Grazing Conference, featuring a managed grazing refresher seminar and presentations on pasture and animal health.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink South Dakota Soil Health Coalition Annual Meeting and Conference

January 22-23, 2019
Brookings, South Dakota

South Dakota Soil Health Coalition presents this event featuring keynote speakers Dwayne Beck, Allen Williams, and Keith Berns. Educational sessions and networking opportunities are planned.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Soil Health U

January 23-24, 2018
Salina, Kansas

High Plains Journal presents a two-day event providing high-quality instruction to teach High Plains farmers and ranchers how to sustainably maximize profit from every acre of land. A large slate of speakers includes Buz Kloot, Gabe Brown, Dale Strickler, and Brendon Rockey. There will be three keynotes, 20 breakout sessions, farmer panels, and a trade show.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Ag Finance Boot Camp

January 23, 2019
Coralville, Iowa

Farm Futures offers a one-day workshop packed with sessions presented by savvy ag finance experts and lenders. The workshop will help you boost your financial recordkeeping skills for improved farm business management.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Mid-America Organic Association Conference

January 24-26, 2019
Independence, Missouri

"Cultivating Resilience" offers the opportunity to 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 Northern Plains Food & Farming Conference

January 25-27, 2019
Fargo, North Dakota

Connect with others building a sustainable food system across the northern plains at this conference featuring keynote speakers Dan Barber and Steffen & Rachel Schneider. Learning tracks include livestock, crops, specialty crops, marketing, building healthy families, and consumers.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Emerging Farmers Conference

January 25-26, 2019
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 OGRAIN Winter Conference

January 25-26, 2019
Madison, Wisconsin

This fourth annual conference for those interested in organic grain production in the Upper Midwest will feature expert farmers, researchers, and industry representatives sharing their knowledge, along with ample opportunity for networking and discussion. Fifteen workshops highlighting issues important to organic grain farmers will be offered. This year there is a special focus on organic no-till and reduced tillage systems.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference

January 25-26, 2019
Grand Traverse, Michigan

The Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference includes a full-day Farm School, followed by a day-long conference. There will also be a two-day trade show. This conference 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.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Courses

January 9, 16, 23, or 25, 2019
St. Cloud, Mankato, or Cloquet, Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Agriculture Produce Safety Program is presenting this day-long course in locations across the state. If your farm is covered by the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, attending this Grower Training Course satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement. However, all growers interested in learning about produce safety, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and the FSMA Produce Safety Rule are encouraged to attend and will find the course material valuable.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink No-till on the Plains Winter Conference

January 28-30, 2019
Wichita, Kansas

This event features day-long pre-conference workshops on soil health for beginners and on integrating nutrition and biology toward plant and soil health to reduce the fertilizer budget. Main conference topics include soil biology, holistic management, crop rotations, livestock grazing, and more. Conference scholarships are available to women working in agriculture or people of color working in agriculture.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm Transition and Estate Planning: Create Your Farm Legacy

January 15, 16, 22, or 29, 2019
Lamberton, Madison, Goodhue, or Austin, Minnesota

This program from University of Minnesota Extension is designed to assist farm families with the necessary preparation to develop and implement their farm transition and personal estate plan. The one-day course is offered in locations across the state.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Agroforestry Symposium

January 31, 2019
Columbia, Missouri and livestreamed

The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry presents the 10th annual Agroforestry Symposium, "Innovation to Entrepreneurship: Fostering a Culture of Research Translation." The Symposium is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is requested.

In: North Central SARE Region, Online

 


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