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Permalink Grazing Workshop & Field Training

October 27, 2017
Ono, Pennsylvania

The Capital Resource Conservation and Development Council and its partners are hosting a Grazing Workshop and Field Training. The program will showcase experienced and successful grass-based farmers as well as technical experts and will provide participants with opportunities to network and learn from each other. The morning offers classroom and breakout sessions. Afternoon sessions will take place at Garden Meadow Farm, a grass-based beef operation, with a pasture-walk and in-field training. Speakers with varying operations will focus on elements of operating a successful grass-based system.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Controlled Environment Agriculture Entrepreneur Conference

November 1-2, 2017
Ithaca, New York

This conference is intended to provide more detailed knowledge of CEA production systems, economics, marketing, and ways to access financing and state resources. It will also help guide new or transitioning operations through the process of developing a business plan for a CEA greenhouse vegetable business. The group size will be limited to 30 businesses, and attendees must apply to be accepted into the program.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink New Hampshire Working Lands Conference

November 3, 2017
Keene, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts presents this conference featuring a full day of informative workshops and the option to hop on a bus for a Cheshire County Cover Crop Tour. NCAT will host a Veterans Networking Session for veterans interested in discussing farming practices, challenges, and available resources with other like-minded veterans.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink UMES 2017 Small Farm Conference

November 3-4, 2017
Princess Anne, Maryland

The two-day conference from University of Maryland Eastern Shore delivers timely, up-to-date, practical information for farmers, landowners, entrepreneurs, aspiring small business owners, and supporters of agriculture. Friday includes a diverse mix of workshops, hands-on demonstrations, and tours on topics like beekeeping, sheep and goat management, basics of establishing a fruit orchard, learning to raise fish in cages, and climate impacts in agriculture and forest management. Saturday a variety of speakers and well-planned workshops are set to address innovative concepts concerning alternative agriculture, farm business and marketing, and beginning farmers.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink MOFGA Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 4-6, 2017
Northport, Maine

This conference is based on the idea that farmers learn best from their peers and other practitioners. It features a unique three-hour workshop session format, in which one half is dedicated to talks by both agricultural service professionals and farmers, and the other to a round table discussion intended to solicit and capitalize on the accumulated knowledge of all the farmers in attendance. The agenda includes farm tours and a keynote address by Emily Oakley.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Widening the Welcome: The Future of Agriculture for Communities of Color

November 4, 2017
Hartford, Connecticut

Hidden Acres Farm, Inc. hosts this exploration of how we can encourage more African American/Black, Latinx, indigenous/Native American and API/APA communities to be in the vanguard of the changing face of farming in New England. Join in this rare opportunity to raise the voices of global majority actors with a vested interest in agrarian-based ventures statewide and regionally.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink New York Farmers Market Managers Conference

November 7-9, 2017
Binghamton, New York

The Farmers Market Federation of New York presents this annual conference for market managers, focused on creating customer-friendly markets. The agenda includes tours, concurrent sessions, and plenary sessions.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Northeast Cover Crops Council Annual Meeting

November 8-9, 2017
Ithaca, New York

Farmers, the academic community, ag professionals, and other cover crop enthusiasts are invited to the first Northeast Cover Crops Council-sponsored event, hosted at Cornell University. Concurrent sessions will include soil health, pest suppression, cover crop mixtures, and cover crop breeding efforts. Breakouts will target individual cropping systems and other issues including, grain, forage, vegetables, and equipment. The second day will include a field tour of the latest cover crop research and demonstrations at the USDA NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Open Gate Field Day: Ortensi Farm Day

November 11, 2017
Richfield Spring, New York

This Ortensi Farm Day is part of HMI's Open Gate Learning Series. Open Gates are peer-to-peer action-based learning days with short presentations and small group exercises geared for participants to share discoveries and management techniques with guidance from experienced facilitators and producers. The workshop focuses on enterprise analysis. Learn how the Ortensi Family evaluates the performance of grazing enterprises through Holistic Management on their 500-acre farm in the beautiful hills of Herkimer and Ostego Counties in central New York.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Maine Harvest Festival

November 11-12, 2017
Bangor, Maine

This two-day event showcases products from Maine agriculture, food processors, brewers, and artisans. There will be cooking demonstrations, product presentations, and music and food.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink SEMAP Annual Meeting

November 16, 2017
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Southeast Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership will hold its annual meeting, an evening with opportunities to network with SEMAP members, farmers, and foodies from across southeastern Mass, elect members to the SEMAP Board of Directors, familiarize yourself with SEMAP's educational offerings and membership benefits, and hear from experts in the ag community.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Massachusetts Food System Forum

November 17, 2017
Leominster, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Food System Collaborative invites you to join them for updates on progress being made toward the goals of the MA Local Food Action Plan, discussions about future efforts toward a sustainable and equitable food system, information on legislative activities related to the food system and how to get engaged, and lots of opportunities for networking with MA food system leaders.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink NY Veterans in Agriculture Conference

November 29, 2017
Syracuse, New York

Join the Cornell Small Farms Program for the NY Veterans in Agriculture conference, where participants will have an opportunity to network and learn. The day will include opening remarks from Commissioner Ball, a special announcement from the Farmer Veteran Coalition of New York, and networking and training sessions for both veterans and service providers. There will also be a formal announcement about the official formation of the New York Chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 


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