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Permalink Peppers & Trials Workshop

August 18, 2017
Nevada

This workshop is presented by the Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Organic Medicinal Herb Production

August 21, 2017
La Center, Washington

Join Tilth Producers for a farm walk at Sego Herb Farm, a 55-acre certified organic farm that specializes in selling wholesale quantities of herbs used as plant-based medicines. Currently, the farm grows ginkgo leaves, ginseng, and goldenseal. The farm washes and dries all of their herbs on-site in their new custom-designed drying facility.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Dry Farming Collaborative Field Day

August 22, 2017
Elmira and Veneta, Oregon

Twelve Dry Farming Collaborative sites will be hosting tours in August. Learn about dry farming and see crops (tomatoes, potatoes, squash, melon, zucchini, dry beans, corn, orchard crops) grown with little or no supplemental irrigation in the field. This tour visits The Regulus Associates dry farm trial site, which has been experimenting with dry farming for five years and is growing beans and garlic. It also visits The Last Year's Rain Dry Farm trial site, which is growing squash, melon, dry beans and tomatoes.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm-Based Food Safety Training in Montana

August 22, 2017
Kalispell, Montana

Fresh-produce farmers will be able to see and experience practical on-farm solutions to developing their food safety plans at this farm-based food safety training. The workshop is designed for fresh-produce growers who want to enter into wholesale markets that may require a food safety plan, or for producers who are curious about the food safety modernization act or will require a GAP audit. This free, one-day training will take place at Mountain View Growers.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Dry Farming Collaborative Field Day

August 29, 2017
Philomath, Oregon

The Dry Farming Collaborative's August series of field days concludes with this event at Gathering Together Farm, Sunbow Produce, and the OSU Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture. Crops that will be featured include tomatoes, melons, squash, and dry beans.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Foust Farms Cover Crop Walk and Pollinator Planting Tour

August 29, 2017
Charlo, Montana

Join the Lake County Conservation District (LCCD) and the Ronan Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office for the final event in the Summer Pasture Walks series. For the past three years the Fousts have used a diverse mixture of cover crops to improve their soil health and feed their livestock. Presenters will talk about cover crops, species selection, and management and share stories of successes and challenges. The tour will also visit a new dryland grass seeding with a diverse mixture of grasses, forbs, and legumes.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink National Heirloom Expo

September 5-7, 2017
Santa Rosa, California

This event features more than 100 speakers in three themed speaker halls: The Garden Hall, The Pure Food Pavilion, and The Farmers Forum. There will also be demonstrations, exhibits, and vendors.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink SIFT Farm Variety Trials

September 5, 2017
Butte, Montana

NCAT's Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training Program is always growing new varieties. We will feature the tomatoes, peppers, and other vegetables that performed best and taste best at this annual event. The afternoon event is free.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Soil Health Bus Tour to South Dakota and North Dakota

September 12-14, 2017
Billings, Miles City, and Baker, Montana

Montana Soil and Water Conservation Society offers the opportunity to join a bus tour to Dakota Lakes, South Dakota, and the Menoken Farm and Gabe Brown's Farm in North Dakota to see soil health in action. Participants will meet with special guests David Brandt, Ray Archuleta, and Dr. Allen Williams at the Brown Ranch.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Farming with Beneficial Insects for Pest Control

September 12, 2017
Boise, Idaho

Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course from The Xerces Society. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Field Day with Rio Del Rey Heirloom Beans

September 13, 2017
Valley Center, California

At this free field day, Rio Del Rey's Mike Reeske will take participants on a tour of the farm's heirloom bean trials. Also also learn about organic seed production and see thresher and seed-cleaning demos.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Jefferson County Farm Tour

September 16-17, 2017
Jefferson County, Washington

Every year the Jefferson County Farm Tour draws thousands of visitors eager to experience a working farm and connect with local farmers. The two-afternoon event celebrates locally grown food, fiber, and farm-made products, invites community members to learn and engage with their local farmers, and stimulates economic opportunity for farms in Jefferson County.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink CCOF Pacific Southwest Organic Symposium for Local Farmers

September 17, 2017
Encinitas, California

This one-day, interactive summit is being hosted by the CCOF Pacific Southwest Chapter, centered on organic farming in the Pacific Southwest. It will bring together experts on topics of relevance for regional growers, both the beginner and the experienced. It is intended to be a day of education and networking, including a session with "Buyers Ready to Buy." Participation is limited.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Jim Gerrish Sustainable Grazing Workshop

September 19, 2017
Dodson, Montana

The Matador Ranch hosts Jim Gerrish, offering an opportunity to learn about ranching without iron and oil, managing cow costs,matching forage and livestock resources,using custom grazing as a management tool, and planning for a low-labor operation.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Stockmanship for Improved Grazing Management

September 18, 19, or 20, 2017
Ronan, Missoula, or Deer Lodge, Montana

This will be a stockmanship course with a focus on using stockmanship to improve grazing management, presented by NRCS and local conservation districts. Curt Pate will lead three, one-day workshops.

In: Western SARE Region

 


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