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Permalink Grow Your Farm! Lease Literacy for Farmers & Landowners

December 19, 2018
Everett, Washington

WSU Snohomish County Extension and the Snohomish Conservation District are offering a three-part Grow Your Farm! series of evening workshops. This informal workshop is designed to help address some of the challenges landowners and tenants have, related to developing and maintain good land lease arrangements. There will be a lawyer familiar with land leases on hand to explain the legal details and answer questions. In addition, much of the evening will be devoted to a panel of experts on the topic: farmers, landowners, and farm incubator managers willing to share their experiences regarding what works, what doesn't, and how to create good lease relationships.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Utah Farm & Food Conference

January 3-5, 2018
Cedar City, Utah

This conference is a unique opportunity for smaller-acreage producers, small commercial farmers and homesteaders to gain insight and unite for three days and engage in conversations, workshops, activities, farm tours, and meals. Breakouts and keynotes feature inspirational farmers, ranchers, activists, and writers, including Joel Salatin, Liz Carlisle, Gary Nabhan, Paul Kaiser, Laura Bledsoe, Sally Fallon, and more.

In: Western SARE Region

 

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 AgEmerge

January 9-11, 2019
Monterey, California

AgEmerge is an opportunity to learn from and interact with emerging thought leaders and entrepreneurs about how they are solving some of the most significant challenges in agriculture. Each speaker will have 17 minutes to dig into their subject of expertise and a breakout session the following day to answer further questions. Each entrepreneur will pitch to a panel of investors in a pitch competition followed by a short expo to answer any additional questions. The winner will receive $5,000 based on the votes of investors and conference attendees. This event is for growers and industry leaders who crave the knowledge, influence and camaraderie that is required for impactful change.

In: Western SARE Region

 

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 Planning For On-Farm Success Workshop Series

January 16 - March 6, 2019
Missoula, Bozeman, Hamilton, or Lewistown, Montana

Geared toward beginning farmers and ranchers, this seven-part series on Wednesday evenings will equip participants with the tools and the support network needed to manage a profitable business and turn a passion into a career. Community Food and Agriculture Coalition and county Extension agents are partnering to offer workshops held in multiple communities simultaneously. All locations will receive the same high-quality content delivered via Adobe Connect broadcast, and each class will feature in-person insight from local farmers, ranchers, and service providers. Topics will include business planning, financing, marketing, and more.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Sustainable Foods Summit

January 16-17, 2019
San Francisco, California

Organized by Ecovia Intelligence (formerly Organic Monitor), the Sustainable Foods Summit is an international series of summits that focuses on the leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels, such as Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, etc. The North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will feature sustainable ingredients, plant-based foods, and green marketing.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference

January 17-18, 2019
Missoula, Montana

Livestock and crop producers, as well as natural resource professionals and educators, from across Montana will converge for a two-day event hosted by Lake County Conservation District. The focus of the conference is to continue the conversation about improved on-farm practices.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Soil Health Workshops

January 14, 15, 16, 17, or 18, 2019
Great Falls, Three Forks, Billings, Forsyth, or Sidney, Montana

Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana, Montana NRCS, and local conservation districts are joining to present this series of Soil Health Workshops across Montana, featuring leaders in the soil health movement. Race King, Derek Axten, and Keith Berns will be sharing techniques and lessons learned that will help you improve your soil health.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Exploring New Local Sales Opportunities: Workshop

January 18, 2019
Petaluma, California

This afternoon workshop is part of a three-part series on new local sales opportunities for North Bay farmers. Meet regional produce buyers who care about sourcing locally and build new sales relationships with local grocers, food hubs, food processors, and more. At this workshop, learn from experienced small- and mid-scale farmers and wholesale buyers how to market and sell what you grow successfully.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Cascadia Grains Conference

January 18-19, 2019
Olympia, Washington

The 7th annual Cascadia Grains Conference brings together more than 400 participants, convening and connecting growers, processors, brokers, investors, and policymakers across the grains value chain to answer the question, "How do we make a local grain economy work?" The agenda includes six different hands-on Friday Field Trips.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink EcoFarm 2019

January 23-26, 2019
Pacific Grove, California

The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) presents the 39th annual EcoFarm Conference, "Resistance is Fertile," featuring 70+ workshops, intensives, keynotes, farm tours, an exhibitor marketplace, and organic culinary fare. Building upon its farmer-to-farmer education model, EcoFarm is a prime networking and educational hub for ecologically minded farmers, ranchers, and all who work to support their success in growing a healthy food system and world.

In: Western SARE Region

 

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 Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum

January 25-26, 2019
Montrose, Colorado

At the 7th annual Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum, tap into a wide array of breakout sessions that convey vital, regionally specific agricultural information in areas including maximizing regenerative crop and livestock production, innovative agricultural marketing and management strategies, and specialty crops. Keynote speakers are Joel Salatin and Ben Hartman.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool

January 26, 2019
Stanwood, Washington

WSU Livestock Master Foundation, WSU Extension, and the Cattlemen's Association present a day-long opportunity to attend classes on a multitude of topics, network with other small farmers, and visit local agricultural businesses at the trade show.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Exploring the Small Farm Dream

January 29, February 7, and February 12, 2019
Tangent, Oregon

This three-part class series from Oregon State University Small Farms Program will give you the tools to start making choices to determine if farming is right for you. In this course, you will learn about current opportunities in small-scale agriculture, explore objectives, assess personal and financial resources, conduct preliminary market research, and learn about farm business finances, which will all feed into an action plan and guide your next steps.

In: Western SARE Region

 

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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