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Permalink How Regional Food System Investment Creates More Equitable Communities

September 21, 2017

This webinar will explore examples of regional food system actors that have been proactive and thoughtful in how they incorporate equity and inclusion considerations into their efforts, including where those have been successful, and where there is opportunity to improve. This webinar is an outgrowth of the book focused on the community and economic development opportunities of regional food system investments that was developed by the Federal Reserve System and USDA.

In: Online


Permalink Growing Your Market with Grant Funding

September 25, 2017

Are you a farm market manager looking for local, state, federal, and foundation grant programs to expand your market and available programs? If so, plan to attend this introductory 90-minute webinar to learn more about grant writing basics and available grant opportunities. Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant, from New Leaf Consulting, will provide a brief overview of developing and implementing grants, followed by examples of grants that are available for farmers markets. There will be a time set aside at the end of the program for participants to ask questions. This unique webinar is free and open to the public.

In: Online


Permalink Uncommon Fruits for Backyard and Market

September 26, 2017

This free, one-hour webinar from NOFA Massachusetts will describe the flavor and the cultivation of Juneberry, cornelian cherry, lingonberry, and other uncommon fruits.

In: Online


Permalink American Goat Federation Webinar Series

September 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2017

The American Goat Federation is hosting an evening webinar series in September. The first webinar will give a brief history and overview of the current state of the goat industry. The speaker is Dr. Reid Redden, Extension Sheep & Goat Specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. To participate go to at 7-8 p.m. EST.
When prompted for meeting number, enter 649 382 652
When prompted for password, enter Goat1

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Permalink Hybrid, F1, Double Cross, and Open-pollinated Corn: What Does it All Mean?

September 27, 2017

Join eOrganic for a webinar about different types of corn: Hybrid, F1, Double Cross, and Open-pollinated Corn: What Does it All Mean? The intended audience is anybody with an interest in different types of corn varieties and their relative merits. In the webinar, corn breeders Margaret Smith of Cornell University and Richard Pratt of New Mexico State University will explain what different types of corn varieties are, how uniform or variable each type is, and highlight the relative advantages and disadvantages of the different variety types. Advance registration is required for the free, one-hour webinar.

In: Online


Permalink Non-Ruminant Organic Livestock on Pasture

October 3, 2017

This free, one-hour webinar about conservation opportunities for producers with pigs, chickens and other livestock on pasture is part of the Understanding Organic Agriculture series presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. This webinar will focus on resource concerns and opportunities for conservation with non-ruminant animals on pasture. The presentation will also discuss the pasture and outdoor access requirements for producers raising these animals organically.

In: Online


Permalink The Ogallala Water Coordinated Agricultural Project: Optimizing Water Use for Agriculture and Rural Communities

October 5, 2017

The Ogallala Water Coordinated Agriculture project (OWCAP) is a four-year project funded by USDA-NIFA in 2016 to support a regional, interdisciplinary research and outreach effort to water and long-term agricultural sustainability issues facing the High Plains. This free, one-hour joint Climate Learning Network/ANREP Community Science Initiative webinar presents new data from OWCAP to help address the issue of how we will respond as a region to challenges in a way that maximizes water use efficiency and perhaps even stabilizes groundwater levels.

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Permalink Connecting Health Insurance and Agricultural Viability: Helping farmers and ranchers address health-related risks

October 10, 2017

Health, access to care and health insurance affect the vitality of agricultural enterprises and farm and ranch families, according to results from a national research project funded by the USDA. Designed for Extension, tax, loan, health and other agricultural advisors, this webinar will provide an overview of the research findings and introduce some practical tools that educators and advisors can use to help farmers and ranchers make informed decisions for their businesses and households.

In: Online


Permalink ABCs of Trademarking for NC Farm & Food Businesses

October 10, 2017

This one-hour webinar is part of the NC Growing Together Food and Farm Business Development Webinar Series. This seminar focuses on various aspects of trademarks – from choosing between a federal or a state trademark or both to filing for one. Attendees can expect to get an overview of the costs, benefits, and pitfalls of trademarks.

In: Online


Permalink Interseeding, Precision Planting and Management of Cover Crops in a Corn and Soybean Rotation

October 10, 2017

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS Soil Health Division. At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to develop a prescription for interseeding cover crops, understand the potential benefits of the practice, and describe situations where it will have the most potential for success.

In: Online


Permalink Postharvest Handling (Part 2)

October 12, 2017

The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative has developed a series of food safety webinars designed to help Native American farmers, ranchers, and food producers to begin to understand the importance of food safety and what is necessary to reach compliance under the FSMA. This webinar will discuss standard operating procedures and the importance of maintaining strict controls on biological, chemical, and physical food-safety risks on the farm and in the packing and shipping areas of the business. It will discuss general packing-area maintenance and principles of sanitary design and controls.

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Permalink Organic Seed Production Webinar Series: Seed Contracting, Economics and Policy

October 17, 2017

Join Organic Seed Alliance for the last of its six-part Organic Seed Production webinar series that provides training for seed growers and seed production interns. In this month's webinar, participants will hear from seed company representatives and a seed grower about when and how to plan for contract production and how to assess profitability. Presenters will also share perspectives on the details to consider in a contract, including terms for pricing, over-production, field roguing, and seed cleaning.

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Permalink Community-based Pollinator Conservation in Cities

October 18, 2017

This free, one-hour webinar is part of The Ohio State University's Bee Lab series. No registration is required.

In: Online


Permalink Conservation Systems for Micro-Scale Livestock Operations

October 25, 2017

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by NRCS East National Technology Support Center.

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