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Permalink Farm Law Focus Session: Liability Insurance, and Food Safety Updates

April 20, 2018
Online

In this broadcast session from Farm Commons, learn about the latest developments regarding legal liability for injuries and the most recent FSMA and food safety regulations. Also, explore up-to-date issues with crop/property insurance.

In: Online

 

Permalink Conservation Practice Standard Basics

April 24, 2018
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by NRCS Science and Technology Deputy Area.

In: Online

 

Permalink Small Flock Management- Getting Started with your Backyard Flock

April 25, 2018
Online

This free webinar is part of the Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Wednesday Webinar series. This webinar will teach the essential of housing, feeding, water, zoning, regulations, animal husbandry, biosecurity and much more.

In: Online

 

Permalink Farm Law Focus Session: Land, Events, and Value-Added Production

April 27, 2018
Online

Farm Commons offers this free, online opportunity to get up to speed on land: leasing and purchasing it, making and selling products on it, hosting events on it. The broadcast is full of legal updates and farmers' own experiences.

In: Online

 

Permalink Land Access: 127 Easy Steps to Finding Farmland

May 1, 2018
Online

In this free, 90-minute Practical Farmers of Iowa farminar, farmer Kate Edwards and Renewing the Countryside co-founder Brett Olson will cover assessing the farmability of a piece of land; whether buying or leasing is the best option for you; resources for finding land; and what to know about financing. You'll also learn more about the Land Access Hub.

In: Online

 

Permalink Land Access for Livestock Farmers

May 2, 2018
Online

Whether you are a new, beginning or established farmer, this webinar from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) will help you navigate the issues around accessing farmland or a farm property. Jason Silverman with Land For Good will discuss land tenure arrangements, including leasing and owning, as well as provide tips for finding and evaluating a piece of land.

In: Online

 

Permalink Using Adaptive Nutrient Management to Answer "How Much Fertilizer Do You Really Need?"

May 8, 2018
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by NRCS Soil Health Division.

In: Online

 

Permalink Building Organic Matter for Healthy Soils: An Overview

May 9, 2018
Online

This webinar is the first in a nine-part series on Soil Health and Organic Farming, presented by the Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic. The webinars will provide practical guidelines for growers, in-depth analysis of research outcomes, and an opportunity to get your questions answered. This session will discuss the attributes of healthy soil, the central role of organic matter, and how to monitor and enhance soil health in organic production. The presentation will outline key organic practices for building soil organic matter and optimizing soil functions in relation to fertility, crop yield, and resource conservation.

In: Online

 

Permalink How to Avoid the Probate Process

May 9, 2018
Online

This episode in the Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture bi-weekly webinar series discusses the process of probating a will and some of the negative impacts of probate, and then provides examples of other farm-succession and estate-planning legal tools that can help farmers avoid the probate process if that is the best option for their operation.

In: Online

 

Permalink AgSTAR Webinar: Federal Financing Resources for Anaerobic Digesters

May 9, 2018
Online

This webinar will focus on federal funding opportunities and support services available to anaerobic digestion projects. The webinar will cover EPA AgSTAR anaerobic digestion operations and highlights of AgSTAR tools and resources, USDA Rural Development financial assistance, and NRCS technical services available.

In: Online

 

Permalink Growing Nutrient-Dense Vegetables

May 10, 2018
Online

This free one-hour webinar from the Rodale Institute will present updates to Rodale Institute’s Vegetable Systems Trial, a side-by-side comparison of organic versus conventional vegetable production. Led by Dr. Andrew Smith, the lead researcher on the project, the webinar will compare methods for growing produce, as well as begin to examine how we can produce more nutrient-dense food, raised not only for yields, but for human and environmental health.

In: Online

 

Permalink Irrigation Scheduling Tools for Improved Water Management & Water Use Efficiency

May 10, 2018
Online

A Climate Learning Network/ANREP Climate Science Initiative collaboration in partnership with the Ogallala Water Coordinated Agriculture Project, this webinar will introduce a series of tools for scheduling irrigation for improved water management and water use efficiency. This webinar will provide information on three irrigation scheduling tools: the WISE Irrigation scheduler, KanSched3, and the Dashboard for Irrigation Efficiency Management (DIEM). These tools were developed to help support water use decision making by producers located in the High Plains and other regions with limited precipitation and water resources. Overviews and demonstrations of each tool will be provided, as well as information related to field research, modeling efforts and other work currently underway to develop these tools further and to improve their user-friendliness.

In: Online

 

Permalink Irrigation Water Management in High Tunnels

May 15, 2018
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by the Science and Technology Deputy Area of NRCS.

In: Online

 

Permalink Nutritional Benefits of Pasture-Raised Animals

May 15, 2018
Online

In this free webinar from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT), nutritionist Collette Lentz, MS, will discuss the nutritional advantages and associated human health benefits of pasture-raised meat, milk, and eggs.

In: Online

 

Permalink Bugs in a Jug Call-in Conversation

May 16, 2018
Online

The Ohio State University Vegetable Production Systems Laboratory is hosting a monthly call-in conversation series, "Building capacity for best use of microbial-based biostimulants/biofertilizers in organic and sustainable vegetable production." The May session is on evaluating the value of microbial-based biostimulants/biofertilizers on your farm. Pre-registration is required.

In: Online

 

Permalink Bumble Bee Ecology and Conservation

May 22, 2018
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by the NRCS Science and Technology Deputy Area. Participants will learn the status of North America's nearly 50 species of bumble bees, the threats they face, and the role that important habitat features and land management play in supporting robust bumble bee communities. Participants will also learn basic identification skills as well as the resources available for a more in-depth investigation.

In: Online

 

Permalink Food Marketing Trends

May 23, 2018
Online

This free webinar is part of the Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Wednesday Webinar series. Look at what food trends have surfaced so far in 2018 and how that affects your product offerings and marketing strategies. Knowing what's "hot" and "what's not" could seriously affect your bottom line.

In: Online

 

Permalink Climate Resilience: An Online Course for Farmers

May 30 - July 30, 2018
Online and 1 Farmer-to-Farmer Field Day in California

In this interactive online course from MESA, you will learn and share knowledge with climate resilient agriculture experts, experienced farmers, and MESA's network of agroecology educators. You will build relationships to a peer group to share expertise and strengthen community-based farmer-to-farmer networks. You’ll learn to create and apply strategies to improve environmental conditions on your farm while helping build resilience and productivity within your management practices, all oriented to confronting climate change in your context. After July 30, there's an in-person farmer-farmer field day to wrap up the course.

In: Online

 

Permalink Develop a Forage Chain for Your Livestock

May 30, 2018
Online

In this free webinar from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT), Kent Solberg, Grazing and Livestock Specialist with the Sustainable Farming Association, will discuss options for building a forage chain. Make the most of your livestock operation by sequencing a combination of annual, perennial, and stored forages to feed your ruminant animals.

In: Online

 

Permalink An Assessment of Organic Farming on Soil Physical Properties

June 5, 2018
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by NRCS Organic Conservation Specialists.

In: Online

 

Permalink Wildlife Benefits from Cover Crops on Working Lands

June 12, 2018
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by NRCS Soil Health Division.

In: Online

 

Permalink Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Holy Hashtag

June 13, 2018
Online

Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture continues its bi-weekly series of free webinars with a discussion of why #hashtags are important and why are they used on some social media platforms and not others.

In: Online

 

Permalink Weed Management: An Ecological Approach

June 13, 2018
Online

The second webinar in the Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic's nine-part Soil Health and Organic Farming webinar series will focus on integrated organic weed management tools and practices that give crops the edge over weeds, build soil health, and reduce the need for soil disturbance.

In: Online

 


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