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Permalink Pigs on Pasture, Hogs in Hedgerows

October 23, 2018
Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania

This one-day workshop from PASA takes place at Blackberry Meadows Farm. Explore how they utilize pigs on pasture and hogs in hedgerows to break sod, dig ponds, clean up fallen fruits and nuts, and clear invasive plant species, and to learn how this integrates with their certified-organic fruit and vegetable CSA farm, which also produces pork, beef, and poultry.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Role of Agroforestry in Supporting Pollinators

October 23, 2018
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center. Join the conversation to learn how agroforestry practices can be designed and managed to support pollinator conservation and services in temperate regions. Agroforestry can enhance habitat and reduce pesticide exposure for pollinators and other beneficial insects.

In: Online

 

Permalink Where Women Gather: A Celebration of Women in Agriculture Conference and Symposium

October 24-26, 2018
New Haven, Connecticut

Hidden Acres Farm is presenting this event with plenary and workshop sessions. Celebrate the historic roots and inspiring stories of women farmers today and in the future. The conference brings together women farmers to explore feminism, preserving indigenous food traditions, growing local women farmer networks, dismantling racism in the food system, and more.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Preparing Your Marketing Efforts for the Holidays

October 24, 2018
Online

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture continues its free, bi-weekly webinar series with a session on developing a social media marketing plan and benchmarking implementation dates to capture the largest portion of holiday market sales possible.

In: Online

 

Permalink Silvopasture Research on the Eastern Coastal Plain of North Carolina

October 24, 2018
Online

The Agroforestry in Action webinar series from The Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri continues with this session featuring the work of Alan Franzluebbers.

In: Online

 

Permalink Ecological Nutrient Management for Organic Production in the Western Region

October 24, 2018
Online

This free webinar is part of the Organic Farming and Soil Health in the Western U.S. Webinar Series presented by Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic. The webinar trainings will target agricultural professionals including Extension personnel, other agency personnel, and agricultural consultants in an effort to increase expertise in organic practices that promote soil health. This webinar will explore the role of the soil food web in nutrient cycling and provisioning, and practical strategies for optimizing the availability of limiting nutrients, such as nitrogen, for soil health, organic crop production, and water quality. Presenters will summarize recent research on nitrogen management for organic vegetable and strawberry production in maritime, Mediterranean, and semiarid climates.

In: Online

 

Permalink Montana Crunch Time

October 24, 2018
Throughout Montana and other states

Join preschools, schools, colleges and individuals across Montana in celebrating Food Day and National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at 2:00pm MST. Montana Crunch Time is a statewide event to celebrate National Food Day and National Farm to School Month in Montana. This year, Montana is participating in the first multi-state Crunch Off with Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. Other states have crunch events scheduled on different dates during October, National Farm to School Month.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Creating and Marketing Value-Added Products

October 4, 15, or 25, 2018
Little Rock, Fayetteville, or Jonesboro, Arkansas

These day-long workshops are being presented in three locations by a Project Team from University of Arkansas (UA) System Division of Agriculture. Speakers will include NCAT's Luke Freeman. Those attending this workshop will explore the process of taking a product from concept to the commercial market as well as the fundamentals of starting a food processing business and marketing processed food products.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink How to Lease Your Land to a Farmer

October 25-26, 2018
Topsfield, Massachusetts

This workshop with farm leasing experts Land for Good will help you understand your land's potential for farming and what goes into a good farming arrangement. An evening workshop on Thursday in Topsfield will be followed by a guided bus tour of leased farmlands on Friday morning, departing from Essex.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Putting Down Roots Workshops

October 25, November 8, and December 12, 2018, or October 15, November 19, and December 17, 2018
East Aurora or Hurley, New York

If you are a beginning farmer with agricultural experience looking for farmland in New York State, consider applying to participate in Putting Down Roots, a three-part workshop series focused on helping farm seekers find the right land. The program, led by American Farmland Trust, along with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County, Farm Credit East, and the National Young Farmers Coalition, will be held in two locations - the Mid-Hudson Valley and Western New York. Each workshop series will be limited to 15 participants who have demonstrated farming experience and are poised to find land. Apply by October 12, 20108.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Value Chain Coordination: Creating Partnership Through Policy

October 25, 2018
Online

This one-hour webinar from the National Good Food Network will look at laws and inter-business operating principles for value chains and how external value-chain coordination can help move all parties to enacting these beneficial laws and rules.

In: Online

 

Permalink Agricultural Water -- Part II

October 25, 2018
Online

This webinar is part of the Native Food Safety series. This session will identify risks that impact food safety related to water sources; practices that can reduce those risks; FDA water quality criteria and the importance of water testing; necessary records to document agricultural water quality; required quality of water for harvest and postharvest activities; cross-contamination; and the practices to maintain and monitor the quality of water used in postharvest activities. It will also discuss the latest actions by FDA related to agricultural water standards.

In: Online

 

Permalink Marketing Your Business with Lucie Amundsen

October 25, 2018
Online

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach local foods program will host a free webinar with Lucie Amundsen, writer, marketer and co-owner of Locally Laid Egg Company, discussing farm marketing and building your enterprise's brand. Amundsen will discuss how to fortify a brand, creating likable content, and how to get your farm or other business a little ink in the press.

In: Online

 

Permalink It Takes a Region Conference

October 25-27, 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group's 25th anniversary conference is themed "Cultivating a Transformative Food System." Come hear from others who are transforming our food system, share what you know, gather resources for the world we seek together, and experience what thriving can and might feel like. The agenda includes pre-conferences by community partners, plenary sessions, numerous workshop sessions, special events, and tours.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink AERO Expo & Annual Meeting

October 26-28, 2018
Missoula, Montana

Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO) presents "Seeds of Sustainability in the Garden City,” with a keynote from Dr. Miguel Altieri. On Friday, attendees can choose from four different tours of innovative breweries, sustainable ranches, aquaponics systems, a local tool library, and educational programs focused on the future of agriculture and energy in the Missoula area. Saturday features talks and workshops from Montana's innovators, solar specialists, goat farmers, home aquaponics farmers, and other DIY-heroes.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Farm Hacks: Tips and Tricks for Efficiency

October 29, 2018
Waldorf, Maryland

Join Future Harvest CASA for this afternoon workshop at Dicot Farm. Learn their tricks for harvesting, washing, and storing greens efficiently, then watch a presentation on a "cheat guide" for pest management. Learn how to ID insects quickly and choose the most effective management methods from the organic farmer's toolbox.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink International Conference on Sustainable Environment and Agriculture

October 29-31, 2018
San Diego, California

This is one of the leading international conferences for presenting 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 So You Want to Raise Beef Cattle?

October 11, 18, or 30, 2018
DuBois, Greensburg, or York, Pennsylvania

A free, three-hour, one-night course covering all things beef, offered by Penn State Extension this fall at multiple locations, will introduce participants to a variety of topics helpful to learning how to raise beef cattle. The course is designed to help participants decide if they would like to get started in the beef business. The workshop will cover topics such as genetics, equipment needs, reproduction basics, breeding and calving issues, feeding and nutrition, health issues, and marketing and finances.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Regenerate: Nurture Diversity, Build Resilience

October 31 - November 2, 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International, and the American Grassfed Association will collaborate to convene ranchers, farmers, environmentalists, land managers, students, teachers, and others for a three-day conference to explore ideas of regeneration. The event will offer long-form plenary talks, cross-sector panel discussions, and in-depth roundtable sessions on everything from the connection between soil and gut health to no-regrets investment in land to interdisciplinary soil health research to wildlife habitat and stock density.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Permalink Organic Marketing For All

November 1, 2018
Paris, Kentucky

In this Organic Association of Kentucky morning workshop tailored specifically to marketing organic products, the Center for Crop Diversification will present several modules from their Marketing for All curriculum. Participants will discover fundamental marketing topics such as knowing your product, understanding your market and customers, and promoting your business. This Field Day is geared toward production farmers who are interested in selling organic products, and / or improving and expanding their markets.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Delmarva Soil Summit

November 1, 2018
Princess Anne, Maryland

Future Harvest CASA presents a full day of learning from farmers and other experts about the latest innovations in soil health and fertility. The event is designed for farmers, service providers, and soil-health enthusiasts. It includes expert speakers and in-depth afternoon breakout sessions. This event immediately precedes the annual University of Maryland Eastern Shore Small Farm Conference and bundled ticket packages are available.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink A Deeper Dive into Livestock Guardian Dogs

November 1, 2018
Online

This free webinar from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) focuses on using dogs as guardian animals. It's the second in a three-part series. Presenter Jan Dohner, author of Livestock Guardians, will cover the various breeds, questions of crossbred dogs, how to find a good dog/breeder, identifying good rescue dogs, choosing a puppy, bringing home a new dog or puppy, and the three different ways you can raise and train it.

In: Online

 

Permalink Vermont Farm to Plate Network Gathering

November 1-2, 2018
Killington, Vermont

The Farm to Plate Annual Gathering is the one time each year when the entire Farm to Plate Network comes together to reflect on what has been accomplished and plan for the challenges that lie ahead implementing Vermont's food system plan. The theme for this year's Gathering will be "Resiliency in a Changing Food System Landscape." Participants will examine as a Network how Vermont's food system can create a greater capacity to learn and adapt, and maintain core purpose and integrity in the face of dramatically changing circumstances (economic, environmental, political, etc.). The keynote speaker is Laura Lengnick.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink South Dakota Local Foods Conference

November 1-3, 2018
Brookings, South Dakota

This conference features keynote speaker Mark Winne, a variety of pre-conference workshops, and conference sessions on local food policy, mentoring the transition of a farm business, food sovereignty, rainwater harvesting for greenhouses, growing mushrooms and microgreens, the significance of fruits and vegetables to human health, Honey Lodge honey and youth advocacy, goat production, agritourism, and more. A Local Foods Showcase will bring together talented area chefs to promote the local fare of South Dakota in inventive and creative ways.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink Women in Agriculture Conference

November 2-3, 2018
Wheeling, West Virginia

The 5th annual West Virginia Women in Agriculture Conference, presented by West Virginia University and WVU Extension Service's Agriculture and Natural Resources unit, focuses on "Stepping Out" – stepping out of your comfort zone, stepping out on your operations, and stepping out to make new connections in the farm community.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Small Farm Outreach Program Annual Conference

November 2-3, 2018
Danville, Virginia

"Sustaining Small Farms in Today’s Economy" is the theme for Virginia Cooperative Extension's annual conference. The agenda includes bus tours of farms, concurrent sessions on a variety of topics, featured speaker Glyen Holmes, exhibitors, and awards.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Year-Round High Tunnel Production

November 2, 2018
Princeton, Kentucky

This afternoon field day from the Organic Association of Kentucky is geared towards production farmers and will highlight mid-scale mixed vegetable production. Host farmer Angela Magney of Magney Legacy Ridge Farm will share the practices they use to achieve year-round production. Supplemented by the expertise of UK Extension personnel, this OAK Field Day will explore crop rotation and timing for year-round growing, soil health and fertility management, irrigation systems, pest management, and finding local markets.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Women, Food & Agriculture Network Annual Conference

November 2-3, 2018
Des Moines, Iowa

WFAN's annual conference is an opportunity to learn from our diverse peers, build a stronger network, and foster connections for long-lasting change. This conference, "Stepping into Action: Changing Foodscapes through Individual and Community Power" will feature women in the network through regional field tours, day-long intensives, a farm-to-table dinner, an art + story gallery featuring work by women farmers, creative community building, and workshops.

In: North Central SARE Region

 

Permalink UMES Small Farm Conference

November 2-3, 2018
Princess Anne, Maryland

University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Small Farm Program hosts this annual conference, focusing this year on "Sustaining Small Farms 360 Degrees." Friday afternoon's program features tours and short courses. Saturday's agenda includes a tradeshow, keynote speakers, and tracks for alternative agriculture, beginning farmers, and business and marketing, as well as a farmer panel.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Permalink Food Loves Tech

November 2-3, 2018
Brooklyn, New York

Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn's all-you-can-eat-and-drink innovation expo focuses on how technology and innovation shape the way we cultivate and consume food. This year's expo will showcase new technologies, new incubators and a few familiar brands with something new to offer.

In: Northeast SARE Region

 


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