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Permalink Growing Food Businesses Workshops

January 10, 11 or 23, 2018
Havre, Glasgow, or Helena, Montana

AERO and Lake County Community Development Corp are presenting a series of one-day workshops across Montana to answer your questions about taking advantage of changes to Montana's food laws in order to grow your business and the local food economy. These workshops are for food entrepreneurs and business owners, direct market farmers, state and local health officials, business and economic development resource people, local food non-profits, and folks with cottage food business ideas.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink EcoFarm Conference

January 24-27, 2018
Pacific Grove, California

The 38th annual Eco-Farm Conference, "Sow Good," is a gathering for inspiration, renewal, and celebration. The agenda includes pre-conference events, keynotes, a wide range of workshops, and special events. Topics include production, policy, case studies, research, and more.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference

January 25-26, 2018
Missoula, Montana

Livestock and crop producers as well as natural resource professionals and educators from across Montana will converge for the second annual two-day event. The focus of the conference is to continue the conversation of sustainable, profitable, and environmentally sound on-farm practices.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm Business Planning Short Course

January 25 - March 1, 2018
Auburn, California

This seven-session short course (Thursday evenings plus one Saturday) is designed to help farm and ranch businesses that have been in business for at least one year. It will cover farm/ranch economics, cash flow management, operations and continuity planning, risk management, and marketing strategies. The course is limited to eight operations.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Sustainable Foods Summit

January 30-31, 2018
San Francisco, California

The eighth North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit focuses on organic and eco-labels, sustainable ingredients, and health impacts. For the first time, the executive summit will discuss the future of organic products and health foods in a high-level forum.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Farmers Inspired

February 1-7, 2018
Los Angeles, California

The North American Farmers' Direct Marketing Association presents an annual convention with three days of bus tours. Each tour has an individualized focus so that attendees can choose topics important to them. There will also be two days of sessions and workshops by peer members and industry leaders.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Growing Your Farm Business: Visioning and Scaling Up Workshops

February 2-3, 2018
Cortez, Colorado

Southwest Farm Fresh, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Colorado Tourism Office, and Guidestone Colorado are offering this free, two-day training opportunity to aspiring farmers and ranchers or current producers who are exploring the possibility of starting or expanding an agricultural business.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Nevada Small Farm Conference

February 2-3, 2018
Sparks, Nevada

This conference features keynote speakers and new and local speakers bringing their expertise to participants in intensive workshops and breakout sessions.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink California Plant & Soil Conference

February 6-7, 2018
Fresno, California

The American Society of Agronomy California Chapter presents this conference with a keynote address by California Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross, a main session on the Intersection of Water & Nutrient Management, and breakout sessions on topics including nutrient management, pest management, sustainable use of water, and managing farm energy.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Growing Food Businesses Workshops

February 6 or 7, 2018
Joliet or Miles City, Montana

AERO and Lake County Community Development Corp are presenting a series of one-day workshops across Montana to answer your questions about taking advantage of changes to Montana's food laws in order to grow your business and the local food economy. These workshops are for food entrepreneurs and business owners, direct market farmers, state and local health officials, business and economic development resource people, local food non-profits, and folks with cottage food business ideas.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Establishing a Montana Orchard

February 8, 2018
Corvallis, Montana

The MSU Western Agricultural Research Center, in partnership with Missoula and Ravalli County Extension offices, is hosting a free four-part series on beginning and managing an apple orchard in Montana. This second session will give participants a foundational knowledge to begin designing a hard cider or dessert apple orchard. Topics covered will include site selection, plant material, orchard design, tree planting and care, and considerations for installing an efficient irrigation system.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Farmer Training

February 8-9, 2018
Golden, Colorado

Come and learn how to take your farm to the next level. This two-day training brought to you by Family Farmed, USDA Risk Management Agency, GoFarm, CSU Extension, and Jefferson Conservation District is an education opportunity for farmers to learn about food safety, wholesale, and direct-market success.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Sierra Harvest Sustainable Food & Farm Conference

February 9-11, 2018
Grass Valley, California

This event features tours, 20 workshops, and a food and farm expo. Speakers include Joel Salatin, Elizabeth & Paul Kaiser, and Daphne Miller.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Washington State Farmers Market Association Full-Day Training Intensive

February 10, 2018
Renton, Washington

Washington State Farmers Market Association is offering a series of one day workshops for market organizers, with in-depth training on effective market organization and management.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Attaining and Maintaining Soil Health Workshop

February 13, 2018
Wibaux, Montana

Jon Stika, Rick Caquelin, and a local producer panel will present at this afternoon soil health workshop sponsored by Wibaux Conservation District.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Farming Evolution

February 13-14, 2018
Holyoke, Colorado

If you farm or graze cropland you will want to plan to attend Farming Evolution. Bring your questions about no-till, cover crops, and grazing livestock on cropland. The headline speaker will be Allen Williams, along with Jonathan Lundgren of Blue Dasher Farms and Julie Peterson, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. On day two, Allen will get to the "brass tacks" of how to implement these ideas on the farm. This will be a working session where producers can share information about their operation and get feedback from Allen.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Organic Seed Growers Conference

February 14-17, 2018
Corvallis, Oregon

The biennial Organic Seed Growers Conference is the largest organic seed event in the United States. You'll hear the latest in cutting-edge research and policy advocacy, and trade knowledge, techniques, and ideas with other seedheads from around the world. The conference provides a full agenda of presentations, panel discussions, and networking events. The first two days include farm tours and short courses prior to the full conference. The 9th Organic Seed Growers Conference theme is "Synergy that Sustains."

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Grassfed Livestock Roundtable Session

February 15, 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance presents a half-day roundtable discussion as a pre-conference adjunct to the New Mexico Organic Farming Conference. Topics include the following: 1) State of Grassfed Report Summary; 2) Certifications Panel and Discussion; 3) Soil Health Presentation, Demonstration, and Discussion; 4) Meat Processing Options and Discussion.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Training

February 16, 2018
Yerington, Nevada

This one in a series of trainings offered across Nevada by the Desert Farming Initiative and the Nevada Department of Agriculture. Attendance at this training meets the FSMA training requirement and will give instructions on how to meet the full set of regulations.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink New Mexico Organic Farming Conference

February 16-17, 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico

This event offers a mutual opportunity for farmers, ranchers, and researchers from around the Southwest to share their experiences and expertise. The event includes exhibits, demonstrations, keynote by Steve Ela, networking sessions, and breakout sessions on carbon farming, production information, high tunnels, water management, and much more.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Slow Poultry Seminar

February 17, 2018
Puyallup, Washington

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

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink North American Raspberry and Blackberry Conference

February 21-24, 2018
Ventura, California

This event includes a full-day bus tour of farms and research, as well as educational sessions, posters, and a trade show. Sessions will include organic/biological pest and disease management options, post-harvest handling, food safety, high tunnel production, and many more.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference

February 21-23, 2018
Fairbanks, Alaska

This conference is held every year and brings together farmers, ranchers, researchers, Extension agents, and members of the agriculture-support industry together to learn from one another and to find ways to continue to develop and improve the agriculture industry in Alaska. Pre- and post-conference workshops include birch sap processing, reindeer husbandry, and farm business topics. Keynote speakers and exhibits are also on the agenda.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Western Colorado Soil Health Conference

February 22-23, 2018
Delta, Colorado

This conference is designed to educate producers, government officials, and the broad community about ways to increase organic matter in and the health of our soils through cover crops, green manure, grazing, compost, entomology, and other sustainable practices. This conference will provide cutting-edge information on how to put practices to work on local farms, orchards, and smaller homesteads/gardens. The featured speaker is Dr. Allen Williams.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Pastured & Free-Range Poultry Workshop

February 22, 2018
San Diego, California

The Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program project on pastured and free-range poultry is offering a one-day workshop with essential information regarding such topics as husbandry practices, housing, records maintenance, biosecurity, and more. The course will include both lecture and hands-on labs and provide farmers with the knowledge and resources to succeed in this growing industry.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Training

February 23, 2018
Fallon, Nevada

This one in a series of trainings offered across Nevada by the Desert Farming Initiative and the Nevada Department of Agriculture. Attendance at this training meets the FSMA training requirement and will give instructions on how to meet the full set of regulations.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Pruning Fruit Trees in Montana

February 24, 2018
Hamilton, Montana

The MSU Western Agricultural Research Center, in partnership with Missoula and Ravalli County Extension offices, is hosting a free four-part series on beginning and managing an apple orchard in Montana. This third session will feature certified arborists and Extension professionals in a hands-on outdoor pruning workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to learn various techniques for pruning trees in different stages of development and conditions.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Grazing for Change

February 24, 2018
Chico, California

Jefferson Center for Holistic Management and CSU Chico Regenerative Agriculture Initiative present the third Western Regional Grazing Conference. Producers, graziers, and innovative agriculturalists can gain valuable knowledge about viable market opportunities and production techniques that are not based on consolidation and commoditization. Learn from speaker presentations, a discussion panel, and networking opportunities with regional and national producers, as well as leaders in regenerative agriculture.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Oregon Small Farms Conference

February 24, 2018
Corvallis, Oregon

The Oregon Small Farms Conference is a daylong event geared toward farmers, agricultural professionals, food policy advocates, students, and managers of farmers markets. Twenty-seven educational sessions are offered on a variety of topics relevant to the Oregon small farmers, including a track in Spanish. Speakers include farmers, OSU Extension faculty, agribusiness, and more.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink InTents Conference: Grow Your Farmers Market Business

February 26-27, 2018
San Diego, California

Whether you're a small farmer, artisan food maker, or farmers market manager, discover smart new ways to increase your income at the 2nd Annual InTents Conference from San Diego Markets. Speakers include experienced farmers, food makers, farmers market managers, authors and experts on branding, packaging, costing and pricing, hiring and training and expanding your business to wholesale and beyond. The event also features a Resource Lounge and a Marketing 101 session for beginners.

In: Western SARE Region

 


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