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Permalink Hard Cider Apple Grafting Workshop

April 21, 2018
Madison, Wisconsin

This free workshop is organized by the UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems. All attendees will have the opportunity to take home grafted root stock to plant and grow following the workshop. Advance registration is required.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Improving Dairy Profitability through Managed Grazing

April 6, 10, or 23, 2018
Mineral Point, Chilton, or Baldwin, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Farmers Union is partnering with regional RC&Ds and their grazing networks this spring to hold a series of workshops for dairy farmers who want to learn about the financial and managerial benefits grazing can provide. The sessions are targeted at both farmers who are not presently using managed grazing and current dairy grazers who want to improve their management skills and share ideas. Each meeting will also have a separate track for area farm agency and conservation staff to learn effective ways to promote grazing to farmers.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Ohio Farm to Cafeteria Pre-Conference

April 25, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio

This is a pre-conference to the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, for Ohio Farm to School program stakeholders to discuss emerging issues, unique opportunities, challenges and barriers, and policy development. The event features a panel representing the 3C's (Cafeteria, Classroom, and Community) of successful Ohio Farm to School Programs.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

April 25-27, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio

This biennial event will convene more than 1,000 diverse stakeholders working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America. The agenda includes 36 skill-building workshops, educational short courses, experiential field trips, inspiring keynote addresses, and more.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink New Farmer U

April 27-29, 2018
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

MOSES, Renewing the Countryside, and Land Stewardship Project offer a weekend of learning and networking with other farmers. Workshop topics address farm business, grazing, renewable energy, farm equipment, agritourism, soil, and production. Full-day pre-courses on Fearless Farm Finances or Food Safety Grower Training are also offered.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Vegetable Pest Management Workshops

April 26 or 27, 2018
Iowa City or Calmar, Iowa

Iowa State University Extension is offering two free workshops to help growers, local foods coordinators, extension staff, county horticulturists, and industry representatives learn to manage common insect and disease challenges in vegetable production in Iowa. Topics to be covered include pest and disease management in vegetable production, weed management, and how to correct nutrient deficiencies in vegetable crops. Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to better protect their vegetable crops from both harmful diseases and insect pests, allowing them to have the best chance to remain profitable and sustainable.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Spring High Tunnel Vegetable Production Field Day

May 5, 2018
Afton, Minnesota

This free organic field day presented by MOSES offers an afternoon visit 10th Street Farm & Market, an intensive half-acre farm owned and operated by Hallie Anderson and her mom, Lisa Talbott. Learn about movable high tunnels for extended-season production and the farm's strong crop rotation plan. Hallie and Lisa will discuss their three-season CSA and on-farm market.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Improving Dairy Profitability through Managed Grazing

May 7, 2018
Abbotsford, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Farmers Union is partnering with regional RC&Ds and their grazing networks this spring to hold a series of workshops for dairy farmers who want to learn about the financial and managerial benefits grazing can provide. The sessions are targeted at both farmers who are not presently using managed grazing and current dairy grazers who want to improve their management skills and share ideas. Each meeting will also have a separate track for area farm agency and conservation staff to learn effective ways to promote grazing to farmers.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Know Your Bugs: Integrated Pest Management for Small Farms

May 14, 2018
Carbondale, Illinois

Southern Illinois Farming Alliance offers this opportunity for small farmers, homesteaders, and home gardeners to network and learn from their fellow food growers. This evening event includes a panel discussion with experts and a farm tour. Share your best bug and pest strategies to ensure a good harvest and get some new ideas for dealing with bugs, mildew, and fungus.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Field Day: Biodynamic Spring Prep

May 26, 2018
Elkhorn, Wisconsin

At this free afternoon field day with potluck to follow, attendees will tour the Zinniker Family Farm, unearth the Biodynamic preparations that were buried last fall, and prepare new ones for the summer months. This is an Open House for Upper Midwest CRAFT members, those interested in joining, or those interested attending this field day.

In: North Central 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 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 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

 


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