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Permalink Open Gate: Lowry Range Day

October 26, 2017
Aurora, Colorado

Lowry Range Day is part of HMI's Open Gate Learning Series. Open Gates are peer-to-peer action-based learning days with short presentations and small group exercises geared for participants to share discoveries and management techniques with guidance from experienced facilitators and producers. Visit Piedmont Prairie and see firsthand how grazing management has regenerated grasslands. Learn about enterprise diversification and land-planning strategies.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink International Conference on Sustainable Environment and Agriculture

October 28-30, 2017
Los Angeles, California

This international conference presents novel and fundamental advances in the fields of Sustainable Environment and Agriculture. It also serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in improving Sustainable Environment and Agriculture-related techniques.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink California Small Farm Conference

October 29-30, 2017
Stockton, California

The California Small Farm Conference is for farmers market managers and beginning to advanced producers who honor a small-scale approach to growing, processing, and marketing food. Pulling together innovators, family farmers, and experts in environmentally and economically transformative practices, this event is an opportunity to interact with leaders in your field, to network, and to learn about new trends and practices. In addition to keynote speakers and conference sessions, this event offers a variety of day-long and half-day short courses, field courses, and training sessions.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Focus on Farming

November 1, 2017
Monroe, Washington

Participants will spend an outstanding day of learning, networking, and enjoying farm fresh local products prepared by fantastic chefs. Local and national farmers, researchers, and experts will share innovative ideas, and attendees will learn how new and upcoming farmers are shaping the future of the agricultural world and providing tomorrow's food. Some of the top experts in the country will present 24 great workshop classes in six industry tracks: Aquaponics, Business of Farming, Food Safety, LEAN on the Farm, New Production Opportunities, and Soils.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Holistic Land Management

November 4, 2017
Fallon, Nevada

The Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute presents this workshop. The full-day workshop is for farms and ranches of all sizes that are interested in using livestock as a soil-building tool that can improve production and profits. Savory Institute field professional Spencer Smith will show how a planned grazing system can improve soil's water-holding capacity and increase mineralized nutrients for plant absorption. The workshop includes a ranch tour where attendees will learn how to read soil health indicators and develop an action plan to address issues unique to their operation.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Climate + Culture

November 6-7, 2017
Boulder, Colorado

Influencers, innovators, and leaders in the natural and organic food space, regenerative agriculture movement, soil and carbon sequestration community, as well as farmers, investors, and local food and civic leaders, will work across sectors to build strategies and story-telling that drive adoption of practical, regenerative agriculture methods in our food system. Discover and devise how we can meaningfully collaborate in service to our shared vision of a vibrant, regenerative and health-affirming food system.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Tilth Conference

November 10-12, 2017
Vancouver, Washington

Every year, the Tilth Conference brings together hundreds of farmers, producers, researchers, and food system professionals to network and learn. The agenda includes farm tours, keynote and capnote speakers, and numerous breakout sessions and workshops on production, marketing, business, and more.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Honey Sensory Experience

November 10-11, 2017
Davis, California

The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center is hosting a Honey Sensory Experience so you can learn all about honey, taste honey varietals from all over the world, and hear what researchers are doing. The course is for beekeepers, bakers, mead makers, honey lovers, packers, importers, professional buyers, honey producers, and "anyone who wants to gain expertise in the aroma-of-honey analysis."

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Improving the Quality of the Seed You Grow and Take Your Seed Cleaning Skills to the Next Level

November 11 and 12, 2017
Missoula and Moiese, Montana

Organic Seed Alliance presents two, two-hour workshops on successive days. The first is on seed quality and geared toward specialty crop growers who already save seed or produce seed under commercial contracts, as well as growers who are interested in integrating seed into their diversified operation. The second is a hands-on training that includes a demonstration of seed cleaning, processing, and handling.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Sustainable Ag Expo

November 13-15, 2017
San Luis Obispo, California

The Sustainable Ag Expo is a multi-day seminar and tradeshow that provides an opportunity for farmers, ag professionals, and pest control advisors to learn about the latest in farming research, resource issues, and business trends related to sustainable agriculture. The educational content of the Sustainable Ag Expo is designed to produce insights and foster conversations on the most pressing issues in the field, including pests and diseases, natural resource conservation, technology adoption, and regulatory compliance.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance Conference & Trade Show

November 14-16, 2017
Sparks, Nevada

WODPA's conference is an annual event designed to help organic dairy farmers stay informed about the organic dairy business. It features an update on government and the organic dairy industry, educational sessions, networking, and a trade show.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Open Gate Field Day: Speakeasy Gardens

November 14, 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico

HMI's Open Gates are fun, informative, and interactive field days that feature innovative and regenerative agricultural topics and practices. Each day is hosted by an experienced Holistic Management practitioner and offers the opportunity to connect and learn with like-minded folk.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Produce Safety Alliance - Grower Training

November 14, 2017
Bozeman, Montana

The Montana Department of Agriculture is hosting statewide Grower Trainings, offering the approved course developed by the Produce Safety Alliance. This one-day training will cover an introduction to the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, worker training, soil amendments, post-harvest handling, and more. For farms that will be covered by the new Produce Safety Rule, this training also satisfies the requirement that one person from your farm must attend an approved grower training course.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Quivira Conference: Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center

November 15-17, 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The annual Quivira Conference is internationally renowned for bringing together leaders, innovators, and stewards of the land for three days of provocative plenary presentations, roundtable discussions, and networking with diverse attendees from across the southwest, the country, and globe. The conference creates a unique environment where ideas are sown, exchanged, and grown. This year's conference will explore the myriad work and social relationships that make for healthy people and a resilient planet, with particular attention to the role that ranchers and farmers play in cultivating them.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association Annual Conference

November 15-16, 2017
Kennewick, Washington

The 31st annual conference offers an opportunity to join other growers, meet vendors, and support sponsors. There will be talks about the industry, breakout speakers, and social events. Special sessions are offered on onions, organic production, general vegetable production, and pest management.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink SF Organic Wholesale Market Tour

November 30, 2017
San Francisco, California

Join the CCOF Foundation for a tour of the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market and learn what you need to deal in wholesale. This tour will address key factors in wholesale, including requirements for packing, shipping, and labeling. You'll walk away with an understanding of how to maintain organic integrity and food safety standards throughout the supply chain.

In: Western SARE Region


Permalink Small Farm Equipment Field Day

December 1, 2017
Reno, Nevada

The Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute presents this event.

In: Western SARE Region



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