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Permalink Winter Workshop--Relevant Tillage and Crop Management

January 23, 2018
Albert Lea, Minnesota

The Freeborn Area Soil Health Team will be having a Winter Workshop soil health event with keynote speaker Jodi DeJong-Hughes and a local farmer panel.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Soil Health U and Trade Show

January 24-25, 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. This event reflects land as a resource that, when treated with care, can continue to provide for farmers and ranchers even when times are tough. The event features more than 20 speakers, including farmer panels, and offers 20 breakout sessions.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Understanding the ABCs of USDA Programs

January 24, 2018
Eldon, Missouri

University of Missouri Extension sponsors a free, full-day workshop to help beginning farmers and ranchers, including military veterans, learn about resources offered by state and federal agencies. Representatives of Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Rural Development, MU Extension and the Missouri AgrAbility Project will provide information on how to access their services.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Annual Conference

January 25-26, 2018
Ankeny, Iowa

This event features Chris Blanchard as keynote speaker on Thursday, as well as Kyle Vesperman with Vesperman Farms on Friday. The conference will also feature successful farming operations across Iowa in its popular farm features tract. It will also have sessions on apple protection, agritourism, and digital marketing and social media. There is also a trade show with the latest seeds, supplies, high tunnel, irrigation, equipment, and grower information.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Agroforestry Symposium

January 25, 2018
Columbia, Missouri, and livestream

The Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri presents the ninth annual Agroforestry Symposium. The theme is "Soil Health in Diverse Cropping Systems." The agenda includes keynote speaker Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, President and CEO, Soil Health Institute; numerous presentations; and a poster session.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink NPSAS Winter Conference

January 25-27, 2018
Aberdeen, South Dakota

This event offers three pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers Blake and Blaine Hitzfield from Seven Sons Farms and Dr. Jonathan Lundgren, and a wide range of conference breakout sessions on marketing, production, soil, and policy.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Deep Winter Greenhouse Tour

January 26, 2018
Pelican Rapids, Minnesota

Get a peek inside and out of Ryan Pesch's Deep Winter Greenhouse with a tour of his facility at Lida Farm. Discussion of construction, maintenance, and the advantages of year round growing.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink OGRAIN Winter Workshop

January 26-27, 2018
Madison, Wisconsin

This event for new, experienced, and yet-to-be organic grain farmers features two packed days of all things organic grain, including beginning and advanced agronomics, marketing and financials, and equipment/machinery--presented by farmers, industry, and university experts.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Emerging Farmers Conference

January 26-28, 2018
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 Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference

January 26-27, 2018
Acme, Michigan

The NMSFC 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. The keynote speaker for the conference is Richard Wiswall. The Farm School on Friday offers tracks on agroforestry, lean farming, and local sales. Saturday sessions cover a wide range of topics.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink New and Small Farm College Scioto County

January 29 - March 31, 2018
Portsmouth, Ohio

This eight-week course evening course from The Ohio State University is filled with practical knowledge on a variety of topics including getting started, appropriate land use, sources of assistance, business issues, natural resources, recordkeeping, marketing and more. Learn to make the most of a few acres.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink GrassWorks Grazing Conference

January 30 - February 1, 2018
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

The 26th annual grazing conference theme is "Covering All Ground." Tracks include dairy, above-ground, below-ground, beginners, and business. Speakers include Kit Pharo, Greg Gunthorp, Hue Karreman, Suzanne Nelson Karreman, and Joe Tomandl.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Mid-America Organic Association Conference

January 31 - February 2, 2018
Independence, Missouri

At the 10th annual MOA conference, 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. Speakers include Edwin Blosser, Dr. Don Huber, Mark Shepard, Gabe Brown, YouTube sensation Off Grid with Doug and Stacy, and many more. There will be educational workshops and daily Boot Camps with networking opportunities for organic, resilient, and alternative agricultural crops and systems.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Produce Safety Alliance Training

February 1, 2018
Ottumwa, Iowa

The PSA courses are designed for growers of fruits and vegetables. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires 'At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.' The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in seven modules.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Produce Safety Training

February 1, 2018
Jackson, Missouri

The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement. This full-day training is for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs).

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink North Dakota Farmers Market and Growers Association & Local Foods Conference

February 2-3, 2018
Minot, North Dakota

Learn more about taxes, licenses, marketing, and regulations that affect your business.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Northern Indiana Grazing Conference

February 2-3, 2018
Shipshewana, Indiana

This two-day event features keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and a farmer panel. Topics include grass-based dairy, low-stress animal handling, farm business, and more.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Organic Vegetable Production Conference

February 2-3, 2018
Madison, Wisconsin

This conference is based on farmer to farmer networking and information sharing. Extension specialists support the dialogue with research based information on diseases, pests, and fertility. Detailed handouts on the featured vegetable crops are provided to all participants. This year's conference will feature farmer panels on cauliflower, cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries, and niche hoophouse crops. There will also be interactive sessions on labor recruitment, equipment for every farm size, favorite varieties, and more. Interpretation is available in Hmong and Spanish.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Michigan Family Farms Conference

February 3, 2018
Kalamazoo, Michigan

The 15th Annual Michigan Family Farms Conference "Cultivating a Thriving Food Community… From the Soil on Up!" offers beginning, small-scale and culturally diverse farmers a chance to network, learn, and build sustainable family farms. Topics will include specialty crop production, labor laws, and how to choose a market.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Energy Efficiency Workshop for Farms and Rural Businesses

February 7, 2018
New Castle, Indiana

Purdue Extension hosts this mid-day workshop where farmers and other business owners in rural areas can learn critical steps to increased energy efficiency. Topics will include energy efficiency audits for improvements on farms and rural businesses, rebate and incentive programs, and assessing the suitability of solar PV.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Gateway Small Fruit and Vegetable Conference

February 7, 2018
O'Fallon, Illinois

University of Illinois Extension presents this one-day annual conference on small fruits and vegetables.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Southwest Michigan Horticulture Days

February 7-8, 2018
Benton Harbor, Michigan

Michigan Grape Society, Michigan State University Extension, and Lake Michigan College present this event with a trade show, general sessions, and breakout sessions on wine grapes, blueberries, tree fruit, vegetables, and marketing.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Produce Safety Alliance Training

February 9, 2018
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The PSA courses are designed for growers of fruits and vegetables. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires 'At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.' The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in seven modules.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Healthy Farms Conference

February 9-10, 2018
Lincoln, Nebraska

Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society's annual conference, Getting Back To Our Roots, features a dynamic keynote by Wes Jackson, as well as numerous breakout sessions and a full program of youth activities.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink North Central Aquaculture Conference

February 9-10, 2018
Kansas City, Missouri

The Aquaculture Associations of Missouri and Kansas, along with the North Central Region Aquaculture Center, invite you to attend the 3rd joint regional aquaculture conference, "Aquaculture in the Heartland of the United States." The conference brings vendors, experts, and farmers together, providing the opportunity for farmers to learn of new products and advances in the industry. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from many aquaculture experts in the region, including producers and researchers from NCRAC. These presentations will cover a wide variety of aquaculture topics and research updates relevant to the region.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Iowa Small Farms Conference

February 10, 2018
Ames, Iowa

The Iowa Small Farms Conference is an event for people excited to learn more about opportunities with small acreage and ways they can make income on their land or improve their rural lifestyle. It includes concurrent sessions on hops production, farm finances, vegetable transplants, wildlife habitat, tapping trees, mushrooms, fruit-tree grafting, drip irrigation, and beekeeping.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm to Fork Alcona Small Farm Conference

February 10, 2018
Lincoln, Michigan

Farm to Fork Alcona offers an opportunity to learn how to turn your garden or farm into a thriving business and how to process local foods for profit. The event is for both seasoned growers and those starting a new trade. The conference will feature a keynote speaker and morning and afternoon breakout sessions.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Sustainable Farming Association Annual Conference

February 10, 2018
St. Joseph, Minnesota

This conference will include networking, children's programming, and sessions on livestock, grazing, soil health, food safety, deep winter greenhouses, and more.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Kansas Farmers Market Regional Workshops

February 1, 2, 3, 9, or 10, 2018
Colby, Great Bend, Wichita, Olathe, or Chanute, Kansas

Sessions at these one-day regional workshops will address marketing, pricing, production, and regulations for farmers markets.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Indiana Horticulture Conference & Trade Show

February 13-15, 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana

The Indiana Horticultural Congress is an educational meeting designed to meet the needs of fruit, vegetable, wine, organics, and specialty crop growers and marketers in Indiana and surrounding states. All interested individuals are invited to attend. There will be sessions on food safety, greenhouse production, high tunnels, disease management, pesticide drift, and more.

In: North Central SARE Region

 


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