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Permalink Speed Marketing Plan Workshop & Speed Trading

October 15, 2018
Natick, Massachusetts

A two-hour morning Speed Marketing Plan workshop led by Myrna Greefield, founder of Good Egg Marketing, will help you outline your plan and get feedback from other farmers and food entrepreneurs. The afternoon speed trading event will encourage buyers and producers of local food to connect and form new relationships on a one-on-one level. Producers will set up tables showcasing their products and will have approximately five minutes to meet with each buyer.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Mid-Atlantic Care Farming Summit

October 16, 2018
Germantown, Maryland

Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices for health, social, or educational purposes for vulnerable groups of people. This full-day summit will focus on care farming for the benefit of individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Join Future Harvest CASA and numerous participants in sharing experiences, talking through challenges, and brainstorming ways to improve the field. You'll leave this event with new connections and a support network for the future.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Fungi in Your Farm Systems

October 18, 2018
Pocantico Hills, New York

This Growing Farmers Initiative workshop from Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture will cover the basics of mushroom cultivation. Mushrooms are an excellent main crop, or value-added product for farmers. William Padilla-Brown and Shane Hardy present this day-long workshop.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm Business Planning & Financial Management

October 18 and November 8, 2018
Cold Spring, New York

Glynwood offers a two-part workshop with Faith Gilbert that will help new farmers improve their business management skills through introductory lessons in administration and financial management, enterprise budgeting, recordkeeping and analysis, core financial documents (e.g., balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement), business planning, and how to source capital.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Pigs on Pasture, Hogs in Hedgerows

October 23, 2018
Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania

This one-day workshop from PASA takes place at Blackberry Meadows Farm. Explore how they utilize pigs on pasture and hogs in hedgerows to break sod, dig ponds, clean up fallen fruits and nuts, and clear invasive plant species, and to learn how this integrates with their certified-organic fruit and vegetable CSA farm, which also produces pork, beef, and poultry.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Where Women Gather: A Celebration of Women in Agriculture Conference and Symposium

October 24-26, 2018
New Haven, Connecticut

Hidden Acres Farm is presenting this event with plenary and workshop sessions. Celebrate the historic roots and inspiring stories of women farmers today and in the future. The conference brings together women farmers to explore feminism, preserving indigenous food traditions, growing local women farmer networks, dismantling racism in the food system, and more.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink How to Lease Your Land to a Farmer

October 25-26, 2018
Topsfield, Massachusetts

This workshop with farm leasing experts Land for Good will help you understand your land's potential for farming and what goes into a good farming arrangement. An evening workshop on Thursday in Topsfield will be followed by a guided bus tour of leased farmlands on Friday morning, departing from Essex.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Putting Down Roots Workshops

October 25, November 8, and December 12, 2018, or October 15, November 19, and December 17, 2018
East Aurora or Hurley, New York

If you are a beginning farmer with agricultural experience looking for farmland in New York State, consider applying to participate in Putting Down Roots, a three-part workshop series focused on helping farm seekers find the right land. The program, led by American Farmland Trust, along with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County, Farm Credit East, and the National Young Farmers Coalition, will be held in two locations - the Mid-Hudson Valley and Western New York. Each workshop series will be limited to 15 participants who have demonstrated farming experience and are poised to find land. Apply by October 12, 20108.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink It Takes a Region Conference

October 25-27, 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group's 25th anniversary conference is themed "Cultivating a Transformative Food System." Come hear from others who are transforming our food system, share what you know, gather resources for the world we seek together, and experience what thriving can and might feel like. The agenda includes pre-conferences by community partners, plenary sessions, numerous workshop sessions, special events, and tours.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm Hacks: Tips and Tricks for Efficiency

October 29, 2018
Waldorf, Maryland

Join Future Harvest CASA for this afternoon workshop at Dicot Farm. Learn their tricks for harvesting, washing, and storing greens efficiently, then watch a presentation on a "cheat guide" for pest management. Learn how to ID insects quickly and choose the most effective management methods from the organic farmer's toolbox.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink So You Want to Raise Beef Cattle?

October 11, 18, or 30, 2018
DuBois, Greensburg, or York, Pennsylvania

A free, three-hour, one-night course covering all things beef, offered by Penn State Extension this fall at multiple locations, will introduce participants to a variety of topics helpful to learning how to raise beef cattle. The course is designed to help participants decide if they would like to get started in the beef business. The workshop will cover topics such as genetics, equipment needs, reproduction basics, breeding and calving issues, feeding and nutrition, health issues, and marketing and finances.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Delmarva Soil Summit

November 1, 2018
Princess Anne, Maryland

Future Harvest CASA presents a full day of learning from farmers and other experts about the latest innovations in soil health and fertility. The event is designed for farmers, service providers, and soil-health enthusiasts. It includes expert speakers and in-depth afternoon breakout sessions. This event immediately precedes the annual University of Maryland Eastern Shore Small Farm Conference and bundled ticket packages are available.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Vermont Farm to Plate Network Gathering

November 1-2, 2018
Killington, Vermont

The Farm to Plate Annual Gathering is the one time each year when the entire Farm to Plate Network comes together to reflect on what has been accomplished and plan for the challenges that lie ahead implementing Vermont's food system plan. The theme for this year's Gathering will be "Resiliency in a Changing Food System Landscape." Participants will examine as a Network how Vermont's food system can create a greater capacity to learn and adapt, and maintain core purpose and integrity in the face of dramatically changing circumstances (economic, environmental, political, etc.). The keynote speaker is Laura Lengnick.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Women in Agriculture Conference

November 2-3, 2018
Wheeling, West Virginia

The 5th annual West Virginia Women in Agriculture Conference, presented by West Virginia University and WVU Extension Service's Agriculture and Natural Resources unit, focuses on "Stepping Out" – stepping out of your comfort zone, stepping out on your operations, and stepping out to make new connections in the farm community.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink UMES Small Farm Conference

November 2-3, 2018
Princess Anne, Maryland

University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Small Farm Program hosts this annual conference, focusing this year on "Sustaining Small Farms 360 Degrees." Friday afternoon's program features tours and short courses. Saturday's agenda includes a tradeshow, keynote speakers, and tracks for alternative agriculture, beginning farmers, and business and marketing, as well as a farmer panel.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Food Loves Tech

November 2-3, 2018
Brooklyn, New York

Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn's all-you-can-eat-and-drink innovation expo focuses on how technology and innovation shape the way we cultivate and consume food. This year's expo will showcase new technologies, new incubators and a few familiar brands with something new to offer.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Choose Food Symposium

November 5-8, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland

The Choose Food Project is an initiative of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. At this symposium, the program will examine ethical issues associated with food and agriculture by sharing the framework for ethical assessment of food products. Experts will share Core Ethical Commitments that set parameters for ethical conduct, and goals for ethical improvement of food products.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink How to Use Mobile High Tunnels

November 8, 2018
Brookville, Pennsylvania

Join PASA and Quiet Creek Herb Farm and School of Country Living for this intensive, all-day workshop that will show you how you can make the most of mobile high tunnels on your farm. Presenters will comprehensively discuss selecting, siting, and constructing mobile high tunnels and also explain how to move them safely and lay out your utilities appropriately. Finally, the workshop will review how you can adapt your crop plan to take advantage of opportunities for extended harvest and improved crop storability.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink So You Want to Raise Beef Cattle?

November 6 or 8, 2018
Montoursville or Honesdale, Pennsylvania

A free, three-hour, one-night course covering all things beef, offered by Penn State Extension this fall at multiple locations, will introduce participants to a variety of topics helpful to learning how to raise beef cattle. The course is designed to help participants decide if they would like to get started in the beef business. The workshop will cover topics such as genetics, equipment needs, reproduction basics, breeding and calving issues, feeding and nutrition, health issues, and marketing and finances.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink New England Food System Innovation Challenge

November 9-11, 2018
Standish, Maine

At this third annual event, college teams and enterprise teams will work to advance their projects with the help of advisors in the industry. College teams address the challenge, "How might we create products, services, apps, or organizations that support the expansion of production, distribution, processing, and consumption of local, sustainably produced food and seafood." Enterprise teams address the challenge, "How might we create new models of aggregation, distribution, and new products through innovative processing that adapt to local and regional needs, utilize technology – high-tech and low-tech – and are sustainable – both financially and ecologically– while offering a fair return to the farmer or fisherman at a fair price to the buyer, while minimizing their carbon footprint.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Dairy Grazing Discussions: Animal Health, Grass Only Systems

November 15, 2018
Latrobe, Pennsylvania

This mid-day session continues 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 Northeast Cover Crops Council Conference

November 15-16, 2018
State College, Pennsylvania

At the Northeast Cover Crops Council's conference, hear from farmers and researchers about cover crops. Learn about recent advances, using cover crops to improve soil health and manage fertility, interseeding, planting green, grazing cover crops, mixtures, and more. The 2018 conference will feature innovative Ontario cover cropper Blake Vince and University of Maryland researcher Ray Weil as keynote speakers.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 


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