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Permalink Farming with Beneficial Insects for Pest Control: A Conservation Biological Control Intensive

December 15, 2018
North Easton, Massachusetts

In this full-day course from NOFA Massachusetts, participants will learn how to identify helpful insects in the field at various stages in their life cycles, and how to support species of beneficial insects that provide pest control. Presenters will also touch on the impact of farm practices on beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Biological Controls for Better Integrated Pest Management

December 17, 2018
Kintersville, Pennsylvania

This full-day intensive from PASA will explain how to accurately identify pests and beneficial insects, show how to control common pests, provide strategies for managing disease on leaves and roots, and review how to safely and effectively use biological products.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Dairy Grazing Discussions: Putting It All Together, Monitoring & Testing

January 3, 2019
Latrobe, Pennsylvania

This mid-day session concludes a series of seven discussion-group meetings focused on The Art and Science of Grazing. The event is primarily for dairy producers interested in grazing management.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink New York Certified Organic Winter Meeting

January 8, 2019
Geneva, New York

This free series of monthly meetings brings together grain and dairy farmers to hear guest speakers on topics of organic crops and dairy production. This meeting will feature a presentation by Tomasz B. Falkowski, Ph.D of the Cornell University Horticulture Department. He and his colleagues have developed a project that would empower farmers to do farm research on their farms. Farmers Mike and Karen Hooper of Memphis, N.Y., and Ben and Kate Whittemore of Candor, N.Y., will share their experience with bedded-pack barns.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Pesticide Safety for Conventional and Organic Producers

January 9, 2019
Simsbury, Connecticut

This evening class is part of the Solid Ground Farmer Trainings series from University of Connecticut Extension.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Welding Basics for Agriculture

January 12, 2019
Dayville, Connecticut

This day-long course is offered as part of the Solid Ground Farmer Trainings series from University of Connecticut Extension.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink NOFA Massachusetts Winter Conference

January 12, 2019
Worcester, Massachusetts

This year's NOFA/Mass Winter Conference explores the theme "Food As Medicine" in terms of plant nutrition, personal health, and soil restoration. The agenda offers three all-day intensives, more than 60 workshops, and 70 experienced and knowledgeable exhibitors. The keynote speaker is founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA) and host of the Regenerative Agriculture podcast, John Kempf.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Identifying Financial Benchmarks for Vegetable Farms

January 10 or 15, 2019
Elizabethtown or Richland Township, Pennsylvania

This workshop offered in two locations by PASA will help vegetable farmers chart a course for improving profits by participating in the Diversified Vegetable Financial Benchmark Study. This study is helping vegetable farmers improve their bottom lines by plugging into a nationwide research project, coordinated by the University of Wisconsin, to determine financial benchmarks for diversified vegetable farmers. During the workshop farmers will complete a detailed survey about their farm business finances. The reported information will provide attendees with personalized information about how their finances compare to farms across Pennsylvania and the country. Participants are eligible for a $100 stipend for completing the study. To qualify, participants must register by January 3, 2019, and prepare basic financial records from 2017 before the workshop.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Empire State Producers Expo

January 15-17, 2019
Syracuse, New York

The Empire State Producers Expo offers sessions on food safety; fruit, vegetable, and Christmas tree production; marketing and business; and soil health. It includes more than 45 educational sessions and an agricultural trade show.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Growing Our Future Harvest: 20th Anniversary Conference

January 17-19, 2019
College Park, Maryland

Future Harvest -- Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture presents its 20th annual conference, with three days of deep-dive workshops, farm-fresh meals, inspiring speakers, and farmer and foodpreneur learning and networking. The agenda includes presentations by Karen Washington, Forrest Pritchard and Ellen Polishuk, and Dr. Ray Weil.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Maine Farmers Market Convention

January 17, 2019
Augusta, Maine

Network with friends and neighbors, learn about business-strengthening innovations and connect with industry leaders at this dynamic, full-day event. Features include workshops and break-out sessions tailored to the needs of market farmers; tracks for beginners and experienced farmers market participants; DACF scale testing; a help desk for those interested in accepting SNAP; and an exhibit hall packed with resources.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink NOFA New York Winter Conference

January 18-20, 2019
Saratoga Springs, New York

"Climate of Change" is the theme for NOFA New York's 37th annual Organic Farming & Gardening Conference. The keynote speaker is Leah Penniman. The conference will also host the Second Biennial Northeast Organic Seed Conference, featuring 12 in-depth seed saving and plant breeding workshops for beginners and experts. The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and the Cornell Small Farms Program are hosting a farmer veteran meet-up at 4:00 pm on January 18, 2019.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies

January 19, 2019
Simsbury, Connecticut

This one-day course is offered as part of the Solid Ground Farmer Trainings series from University of Connecticut Extension. This course will help attendees increase their knowledge about the impacts to agriculture from climate change, and help them develop potential strategies for adaptation and mitigation. Current examples and techniques being used will be discussed, including soil management practices, cropping plans, and the use of technology. Participants will have also have the opportunity to share their own experiences, to do a self assessment of their risk, and learn about State and Federal programs that can help succeed in a changing and unpredictable climate. Opportunities that will develop from these changes will also be explored.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Growing Crops in Low, High and Movable Tunnels

January 26, 2019
Hartford, Connecticut

This free mid-day workshop is part of the University of Connecticut's Solid Ground Farmer Training series.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Flowering in the North Conference

January 28-30, 2019
Portland, Maine

University of Maine Cooperative Extension hosts this winter meeting to share knowledge about Zone 5 growing, marketing, and designing with farm-fresh flowers. The first day is a hands-on day-long workshop on design and management for weddings. The main conference features numerous breakout sessions.

In: Northeast SARE Region


Permalink Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

January 29-31, 2019
Hershey, Pennsylvania

The Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention has become the premier grower meeting in the Northeast, combining three days of six or more concurrent educational sessions with a large industry trade show and numerous networking opportunities, all designed to enable fruit, vegetable, and berry growers, as well as direct marketers, to stay on the cutting edge of their industries. Registration is open to all interested commercial fruit, vegetable, and berry growers, direct marketers, and allied industry personnel.

In: Northeast SARE Region



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