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Permalink National Organic Standards Board Meeting

April 25-27, 2018
Tucson, Arizona

NOSB will meet to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset from the National List in 2020, and guidance on organic policies.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Seedbed: A Soil Symposium

April 26-27, 2018
Santa Cruz, California

This interdisciplinary symposium on the state of soil is co-hosted by the E.A.R.T.H. Lab and the UCSC Farm & Garden and the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems. It will feature performances, interactive activities and pop up exhibitions of visual artworks in the glass cases at the Art Department and in the Barn. Panels will take place in the Cowell Ranch Hay Barn exploring a diverse range of topics from microbes to waste management, labor and farming; the magic of composting and soil science. The symposium is free and everyone is welcome.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink UC ANR Urban Ag Workshop: Food Safety Basics for Urban Farmers

April 26, 2018
San Diego, California

This special one-day workshop is designed to guide urban farmers through common food safety principles and challenges. Participants will learn California laws related to community food producers and food safety; how to develop a Food Safety Plan; how to assess and minimize risk of contamination on the farm, including discussion of water sources, rainwater catchment, animal husbandry, wildlife intrusion and use of manure and compost; sanitation and post-harvest handling; and worker health and hygiene.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Produce Safety Alliance Growers Training

April 24 or 26, 2018
Havre or Billings, Montana

This one-day course provides a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and co-management techniques, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Participants will be eligible to receive a certificate that verifies their completion of the course. This course also satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requiring that at least one supervisor for your farm must successfully complete a food safety training.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Cut Flower Workshop

April 28, 2018
Carson City, Nevada

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute is offering this day-long workshop. Join farmer and cut-flower grower Deena Miller to learn about the business of cut flowers. The workshop will include a tour of the Greenhouse Project, including its nursery and flower-basket program, and demonstrations by Deena on how to make quick bouquets.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink ReGen18

May 1-4, 2018
San Francisco, California

World-changers in philanthropy, business, government, and citizen activism will convene to foster the emergence of a new regenerative society. A roster of well-known experts will guide actionable conversations about regenerative finance, food and agriculture, urban design and policy, health and culture. The event will launch a purpose-driven community to share practical tools, powerful ideas, new business models, and innovative finance mechanisms to accelerate the change we need at the speed of the problems we now face.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Vineyard Soil Health Workshop

May 3, 2018
Yountville, California

Napa RCD, Napa Valley Grapegrowers, CDFA, and DWR present this half-day workshop for vineyard managers. Learn the basics of soil health and what that means for vineyard productivity, sustainability, and resiliency to climate change.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Urban Ag Sacramento Area Workshop: Food Safety Basics for Urban Farmers

May 4, 2018
Rancho Cordova, California

UC ANR Urban Agriculture presents this special one-day workshop designed to guide urban farmers through common food safety principles and challenges. Participants will learn California laws related to community food producers and food safety; how to develop a Food Safety Plan; how to assess and minimize risk of contamination on the farm, including discussion of water sources, rainwater catchment, animal husbandry, wildlife intrusion, and use of manure and compost; sanitation and post-harvest handling; and worker health and hygiene.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink High Tunnel Design and Construction

May 16, 2018
Hamilton, Montana

Community Food & Agriculture Coalition's Farmer Field Days are free, production-focused, on-farm workshops to help beginning farmers and ranchers get practical information that they can use to plan or enhance their own operations. At this afternoon event, Mary and Noah Bricker of Sweet Root Farm will talk about the designs they selected for their three high tunnels, how they installed them, and some of the techniques, tips, and tricks they have learned for managing these structures effectively for their production system.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Pastured and Free-Range Poultry

May 18, 2018
Santa Rosa, California

UC Davis and partners including NCAT present a one-day course for beginning free-range and pastured poultry farmers, with information on husbandry practices, housing, records maintenance, biosecurity, and more.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Sheep Grazing Seminar with Woody Lane

May 19, 2018
Ellensburg, Washington

Washington State Sheep Producers and Kittitas County Sheep Producers offer this short course with Woody Lane, a PhD livestock nutritionist and forage specialist from Roseburg, Oregon. Participants will spend the day discussing how pastures grow and mature and how this affects sheep nutrition and production. This will be both an in-classroom and on-farm event. It will look at science of forage analysis lab results and actually go look at the pasture to evaluate it. Discussions will cover items such as feed choices, livestock management, forages, pastures and which grazing techniques will help you get the most from your pastures.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink New Cowgirl Camp

May 28 - June 1, 2018
Cheney, Washington

Roots of Resilience offers a five-day intensive course for forward-thinking women who are interested in becoming farmers or ranchers. Learn new skills and discover a holistic approach to farming, life, and land management.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Pastured and Free Range Poultry Course

May 30 and June 2, 2018
Salinas, California

UC Davis and partners including NCAT present a course for beginning free-range and pastured poultry farmers, with information on husbandry practices, housing, records maintenance, biosecurity, and more. The course includes an evening instructional session, with an afternoon farm tour on a separate date.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Slow Poultry Seminar

May 31, 2018
Escondido, California

This eight-hour seminar with Sustainable Poultry Network founder Jim Adkins provides an overview and strategy for developing sustainable poultry production. Learn how to start effectively breeding, growing, and marketing poultry products that are both sustainable and profitable.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Low Stress Livestock Handling and Grass Growth Response to Grazing

June 4, 5, or 6, 2018
Shelby, Chester, or Havre, Montana

This day-long workshop presented in three locations by NRCS and local conservation districts includes live cattle handling demonstrations on foot and by horseback, featuring Curt Pate, Stockmanship Clinician, and Rick Caquelin, NRCS Range Management Specialist.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Slow Poultry Seminar

June 9, 2018
Springfield, Oregon

This eight-hour seminar with Sustainable Poultry Network founder Jim Adkins provides an overview and strategy for developing sustainable poultry production. Learn how to start effectively breeding, growing, and marketing poultry products that are both sustainable and profitable.

In: Western SARE Region

 


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