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Permalink Impacts and Opportunities of Climate Change on Northeast Crops and Livestock – Part 2

December 18, 2019
Online

USDA Northeast Climate Hub presents this free, one-hour webinar on climate change effects on livestock in the Northeast and strategies for adaptation. Northeast Climate Hub partners have published two new studies exploring how a changing climate is affecting regional crops and livestock. Hear the lead authors of these studies highlight species or production systems that might be particularly vulnerable to changing conditions. They also include practical actions one can take to reduce the harmful aspects of some of these changes.

In: Online

 

Permalink Breeding Multi-use Naked Barley for Organic Systems

December 18, 2018
Online

Join eOrganic for a free, one-hour webinar about naked (or hull-less) barley by Brigid Meints of Oregon State University. This webinar will cover research on naked barley applications for multiple end-uses (feed, food, and malt) and the breeding work being done to develop multi-use naked barley for organic systems.

In: Online

 

Permalink Kelp for Supplemental Feeding of Dairy Cows on Pasture

December 19, 2018
Online

This session is part of Dairy Grazing Management Guide, a series of free webinars from Penn State Extension, geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. The one-hour webinar is presented by Andre Brito (University of New Hampshire).

In: Online

 

Permalink Using an LLC to Strengthen Your Farm Operation

December 19, 2018
Online

Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's biweekly webinar series continues with this free, one-hour webinar that will provide you with examples of the potential pros and cons of utilizing an LLC in your farming operation and give you ideas to discuss with your individual attorney.

In: Online

 

Permalink Pastured and Free-Range Poultry Workshop: Husbandry, Pasture Management, and Poultry Diseases

January 7, 2019
Davis, California and Online

The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program's Pastured / Free-Range Poultry Project presents this three-hour workshop as the first in a five-part series that is offered live and online. This session focuses on the basics of free-range and pastured poultry husbandry; common viral, bacterial and parasitic diseases; and management of forage for pastured poultry.

In: Western SARE Region, Online

 

Permalink Predator Protection for Poultry

January 7, 2019
Online

This free, one-hour webinar continues Food Animal Concerns Trust's webinar series. In this session, learn practical strategies for protecting your flock from predators such as raccoons, foxes, and birds of prey. The presenter is Jan Dohner, author of The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators.

In: Online

 

Permalink Permaculture Design Certificate Online

January 7 - March 22, 2019
Online

Online and instructor-led, the Permaculture Design Certificate offered by Professional and Continuing Education at Oregon State University arms participants with the knowledge needed to successfully employ permaculture philosophies and techniques. Through this 10-week online course, you can learn from industry experts wherever you happen to be. You can expect to create a sustainable permaculture design in this course, with design work beginning on day one. There are no pre-requisites or out-of-state fees.

In: Online

 

Permalink Water Management and Water Quality

January 9, 2019
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is part of the Soil Health and Organic Farming Webinar Series from Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic. This series is recommended for farmers, extension agents, educators, agricultural professionals, and others interested in building soil health.

In: Online

 

Permalink Farm Bill Update

January 9, 2019
Online

Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture continues its bi-weekly webinar series with this free, one-hour webinar. Howard Leathers will bring us up to date on the current status of the 2018 farm bill. If a bill is passed by this date, he will review the major provisions.

In: Online

 

Permalink Predator Protection of Livestock

January 14, 2019
Online

In this free, one-hour webinar from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT), learn how to keep your cattle, goats, and sheep safe from predators such as coyotes, roaming dogs, and birds of prey. This webinar will help you identify threats through tracks, scat, and the damage they leave behind. The presenter is Jan Dohner, author of The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators. Register online.

In: Online

 

Permalink Pastured and Free-Range Poultry Workshop: Coop Design, Regulations, Economics, & Marketing

January 15, 2019
Davis, California, and online

The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program's Pastured / Free-Range Poultry Project presents this three-hour workshop as part of a five-part series that is offered live and online. This session focuses on design and material considerations for coops, as well as regulations for free-range and pastured poultry, and it will feature round-table discussion among farmer speakers who will shed some light on what the economics of pastured poultry farming as well as some marketing techniques that have worked well.

In: Western SARE Region, Online

 

Permalink What to Grow in an Urban Market Garden

January 23, 2019
Online

Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's bi-weekly series of free, one-hour webinars continues with this session. This webinar will talk about the kinds of specialty crops that are particularly suited to growing in an urban market garden for direct marketing to local customers.

In: Online

 

Permalink Creative Leasing for Livestock Farmers

January 23, 2019
Online

Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) continues its series of free webinars with this webinar that will delve into creative leases and the types of creative leasing arrangements that livestock farmers can explore. It will also cover resources and tips for livestock farmers working with lawyers around leases. The presenter is Esther Akwii from the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School.

In: Online

 

Permalink Pastured and Free-Range Poultry Workshop: Disease Prevention & Pastured Poultry Welfare

January 23, 2019
Davis, California, and online

The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program's Pastured / Free-Range Poultry Project presents this three-hour workshop as part of a five-part series that is offered live and online. This session focuses on methods of mitigating risk in free-range and pastured poultry production, such as biosecurity, vaccination, and husbandry, and on welfare considerations of raising poultry on pasture or free-ranged systems.

In: Western SARE Region, Online

 

Permalink Practical Conservation Tillage for Western Region Organic Cropping Systems

January 23, 2019
Online

Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic are offering a monthly series of eight free webinar trainings on organic farming and soil health in the Western United States. This webinar with Dawn Thilmany of Colorado State University will discuss practical approaches to reducing the adverse impacts of tillage and cultivation on soil life and soil health. The webinar will also cover recent research into newer tillage tools and minimum-till strategies for Western Region organic vegetable, fruit, and field crop production.

In: Online

 

Permalink Sheep Shearing: The New Zealand method

January 29, 2019
Online

Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) continues its series of free webinars on humane animal production with this presentation on the New Zealand method, an efficient and low-stress way to shear sheep. Learn an overview of the technique, the tools, and the importance of shearing in the humane treatment of fiber bearing animals. Presenter Amber Van Hove is the owner of Barnhart Fields Farm in Washington State and a certified national sheep shearer.

In: Online

 

Permalink Holistic Grazing Planning Online Course

January 29 - March 5, 2019
Online

HMI offers this weekly online course on Tuesdays. In this course you will learn the key grazing planning principles and practices for improving land health and productivity. You will learn the steps to this simple approach to grazing planning so that you can better analyze and address critical grazing considerations, as well as determine forage inventory, animal needs, and grazing and recovery periods. Once you have clarity about these parameters you will learn how to develop and communicate to others a written grazing plan.

In: Online

 

Permalink Agroforestry Symposium

January 31, 2019
Columbia, Missouri and livestreamed

The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry presents the 10th annual Agroforestry Symposium, "Innovation to Entrepreneurship: Fostering a Culture of Research Translation." The Symposium is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is requested.

In: North Central SARE Region, Online

 

Permalink Pastured and Free-Range Poultry Workshop: Alternatve Species Overview & Duck Welfare Considerations

January 31, 2019
Davis, California, and online

The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program's Pastured / Free-Range Poultry Project presents this three-hour workshop as part of a five-part series that is offered live and online. This session will focus on the basics of waterfowl commercial poultry production on small farms, with a talk on the relationship between duck welfare assessment, management, and health.

In: Western SARE Region, Online

 


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