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August 2020

Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch

August 17 - November 8

August 17 - November 8, 2020 Online Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch is a 12-week online course offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for new landowners, whether they are inheriting or purchasing land. Participants will work towards developing a business plan with plenty of support from professionals who specialize in each field and topic. Participants will be introduced to land management tools and techniques and will also learn about starting a new agriculture business or enterprise, including tax implications, insurance needs, developing grazing or wildlife leases, finance management, direct-marketing, and goal-setting. Through this course, participants will have…

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September 2020

Positioning Your Livestock Business for Financial Success: A Financial Management Workshop for Livestock Producers

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - November 18 @ 9:00 pm

September 30 - November 18, 2020 Online Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County, Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program, is offering a seven-week workshop series on farm financial management for livestock producers. This workshop series will help you better understand the financial position of your livestock business so that you can make your business thrive. Each Wednesday evening, CAAHP CCE educators will host a webinar covering a specific topic, featuring guest speakers with firsthand experience. Participants will be able to ask any questions they may have.

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October 2020

All About the GRAS*

October 23 - November 13

October 23 and 30, and November 6 and 13, 2020 Online Western Sustainability Exchange and producer Steve Kenyon are offering a four-part webinar series called "All About the GRAS*" that covers soil building, water management, grazing plans, bale grazing, and economic viability. Steve will give new graziers a sound foundation for a successful operation. In addition, long-time graziers will enjoy a fresh look at the finance and economic sections. Registering gives you full access to the complete series through December so you can watch or listen at your own pace.

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OSU Extension Beginning Farmer Workshop

October 30

October 30, 2020 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Oklahoma State University Extension is offering a series of three full-day workshops in October for people interested in starting their own livestock enterprise and the best avenue to pursue that dream. The October workshops will focus on risk management, general herd health, animal nutrition and industry overviews. This final session focuses on poultry production, featuring a visit to Native Pastures Farm in Tuttle. Registration is limited.

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November 2020

Bee-ginner’s Beekeeping: The Basics of Apiculture

November 2 - November 16

November 2-16, 2020 Online Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education is offering this online beekeeping course designed to provide information that new beekeepers need to start and care for a honey bee colony. Participants will be introduced to bee biology and management. Participants will also learn how to assemble hives, open and examine colonies, and see how honey and beeswax are harvested. Participants can complete the course content (which will take approximately 14-15 hours) at their own pace anytime during the period the course is open.

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Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

November 2, 2020 Online The Agriculture Law Education Initiative is offering its annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference free and online this year, in three parts. This first part has two sessions: "Pivoting in a Pandemic: Risk Management During COVID-19 from the Perspective of Maryland's Dairy Farms" and "A Fresh Look at Clean Air: Maryland Ambient Air Quality Study Roundtable." This event attracts agricultural professionals, attorneys, educators, environmentalists, farmers, policymakers, and students to discuss the complex intersection of environmental regulation and agriculture in Maryland.

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Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 2 @ 2:30 pm - November 6 @ 4:00 pm

November 2, 4, and 6, 2020 Online MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer Conference is known for its intimacy, in-depth treatment of topics, and amazing discussions. This year's conference goes virtual, bringing together presentations, panels, and breakout groups mixed with farmer-led discussion groups and one-on-one farmer connection opportunities. The conference will be run through a platform that will allow you to engage with other participants in private or group chats, creating your own discussion topics or meetings throughout the conference week. The event includes keynote speaker Laura Lengnick and pre-recorded farm tours available throughout the conference.

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Why Trees Die in Silvopasture

November 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

November 2, 2020 Online Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) is offering part 2 of its three-part silvopasture webinar series with presenter Steve Gabriel from Wellspring Forest Farm in New York. This session looks at why trees die in silvopasture and how you can help save them.

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Organic Growers’ Research and Information-Sharing Network Grain Workshop Session Three

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

November 2, 2020 Online The Organic Growers' Research and Information-Sharing Network is presenting a series of three workshops regarding the growing and production of grain crops in the Northeast. The training program will be a series of three intensive 75-minute online short courses with video field days/workshops that will largely be taught by farmers and northeast grain experts and located on farms and/or at processing venues. Session three is on processing (dehulling) and marketing.

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Small Farm School: Vegetable Weed Management

November 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

November 3, 2020 Online Oregon's online Small Farm School is a series of webinar sessions for beginning and intermediate small-scale farmers and rural landowners. This evening course will discuss effective, efficient strategies for managing weeds on your farm. From tractor cultivation to custom-designed, scale-appropriate hand tools, and everything in-between. This presentation and discussion comes from many years of experience and experiments.

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Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Sustainable Agriculture Conference

November 4 - November 8

November 4-8, 2020 Online The 35th Sustainable Agriculture Conference is a virtual event featuring more than 50 live-streamed workshops, 155 speakers, interactive networking opportunities, product demos, an exhibit hall, and ask-the-expert breaks. Fun events and prizes are also offered. The agenda includes a wide range of sessions on how to adapt your marketing, distribution, production, and food safety practices to the current crisis, and build a more resilient operation in the process.

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Essential Aspects of Monarch Habitat in the Southeast

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

November 4, 2020 Online This free, 90-minute webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center. In this second webinar in a three-part series focused on monarchs in the southeast, NRCS planners and community conservationists will learn about specific habitat needs of larvae and adults. Presenters will highlight monarch ecology in terms of the habitats that best support them in the region, and the host plants and nectar plants that they prefer to use. The webinar will also discuss resources to help you select and find plant materials for restoring monarch habitat.

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National FIELD School

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - November 8 @ 5:00 pm

November 4-8, 2020 Online The National Incubator Farm Training Initiative National Ag Apprenticeship Learning Network NIFTI & AgALN Field School, now known as the National FIELD School, will be held virtually, in partnership with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference. The National FIELD School "Track" features eight to 10 incubator and apprenticeship training program-focused workshops throughout the multi-day conference, "meetups" or facilitated discussion sessions, virtual farm tours, and a virtual "trade show" table.

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Forest Farming: Ginseng

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

November 4, 2020 Online During this webinar from Pasa Sustainable Agriculture, Dr. Eric Burkhart from Shaver's Creek Environmental Center will discuss one of Pennsylvania's most valuable woodland crops: ginseng. Basic horticultural aspects of the crop will be discussed, as will economic considerations for the crop.

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South Dakota Local Foods Conference

November 5 - November 7

November 5-7, 2020 Online The South Dakota Local Foods Conference provides classes and networking for producers, chefs, and anyone with an interest in local foods. The event will be held online, and features keynote speakers David Montgomery and Charlotte Smith. The agenda also includes chef demos, breakout sessions, and livestream classes, tours, and interactive events.

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Farm Leasing 101 Practical Legal Advice for Illinois Farmers & Landowners

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

November 5, 2020 Online This online workshop from Liberty Prairie Foundation for farmers and landowners will help you understand in an in-depth way what a lease should include and how to negotiate good terms without souring the relationship. You will come away with a wide variety of resources and knowledge, including Illinois state laws you need to know and when to go right to an attorney. Rachel Armstrong, an attorney and the Director of Farm Commons, will lead this program. She will also discuss ways to integrate sustainability provision into leases as well as specific sample provisions. There will be…

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Growing Your Farm and Food Business: Writing Grants

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

November 5, 2020 Online The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) is hosting a series of five "Growing Your Farm and Food Business" webinars to assist agricultural producers and food businesses with understanding business fundamentals, identifying grant opportunities, and developing a strategy to seek funding. The webinar series will provide an in-depth understanding of business plan and marketing plan development along with an overview of funding options for farmers and agribusinesses in Kentucky.

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CCSI-SARE Advanced Cover Crops

November 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

November 5, 2020 Online This virtual training from the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative and SARE provides opportunities to build cover crop knowledge and skills. The 2020 event will feature updates to the MCCC Decision Tool specific to Indiana.

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Lunch with Forages

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

November 5, 2020 Online Oregon Forage and Grassland Council's Lunch with Forages series presents this event with professor Derrick Moot, who will share how defining alfalfa grazing management rules increases its use on rainfed properties in summer dry regions of New Zealand, including legumes and arables.

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Vegetable Nutrient Quality and Soil Health in the Vegetable Systems Trial, 4th Season Updates

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

November 5, 2020 Online Join Dr. Gladis Zinati, Director of Rodale Institute's Vegetable Systems Trial (VST), in this free webinar to learn about the recent research findings related to the impact of management practices on vegetable nutrient quality and soil health in the long-term, side-by-side comparison of organic and conventional cropping practices in the Vegetable Systems Trial.

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Drip Irrigation on the Small Farm

November 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

November 5, 2020 Online New Mexico State University Extension is hosting a free, six-part online series on sustainable agriculture topics. This session, Drip Irrigation on the Small Farm, is presented by Brad Tonnessen, NMSU Extension senior program vegetable specialist.

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Small Farm School: White Farmers and Food System Members Forming an Anti-Racist Affinity Group: Experiences from a Portland Farmer Development Group

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

November 5, 2020 Online Oregon's online Small Farm School is a series of webinar sessions for beginning and intermediate small-scale farmers and rural landowners. This session is part of the Racial and Food Justice Series in partnership with Friends of Family Farmers. The focus of this session will be on how white farmers and food system members can create learning caucuses.

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Women, Food, and Agriculture Network Annual Conference

November 6 - November 7

November 6-7, 2020 Online Women, Food, and Agriculture Network (WFAN) is holding its 2020 Annual Conference online. The theme is "Cultivating (Bio)diversity: Seeding Our stories, Growing Our power." Participants will gather with the web platform Whova in a space designed to foster connection and community. The agenda offers 17 different workshops, affinity groups, a movie night, yoga sessions, and more. The conference provides a platform to advocate and agitate for social transformation in our lives, communities, and shared work.

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Tilth Conference

November 9 - November 10

November 9-10, 2020 Online Over the course of two days, farmers, food system professionals, researchers and educators have the opportunity at this virtual Tilth Conference to learn from one another and share best practices, catch up with old friends, and make new connections. Knowledgeable presenters will speak on topics such as crop and livestock production, pest and weed management, marketing, certifications, land access and opportunities and challenges in sustainable and organic agriculture, covering a range of scales, experience levels, and interests. An industry trade show takes place both days, along with keynote speeches and social events providing attendees with numerous…

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Emerging Research on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Conference

November 9 @ 9:00 am - November 10 @ 3:00 pm

November 9-10, 2020 Online The Emerging Research on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Conference is a joint effort between Farm Foundation and USDA's Economic Research Service to bring cutting-edge research on issues facing beginning farmers and ranchers to the forefront of discussion in agriculture. Researchers in academia and government, practitioners, policy experts, farmers and ranchers are encouraged to take part in the sessions, which will feature paper presentations from leading scholars in the field. Research topics such as credit and access to capital, land access, innovation, alternative markets and more will be discussed by highlighting successful programs, innovative ideas and future…

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New Hampshire Direct Marketing Conference

November 9 @ 12:30 pm - November 16 @ 2:00 pm

November 9 and 16, 2020 Online The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food announce the 12th New Hampshire Direct Marketing Conference: Marketing Your Agriculture Business in the New Normal. The conference will be held, free of charge, virtually via a Zoom meeting over two sessions. It will bring together a breadth of speakers addressing issues around the themes of innovation, trust, communication, and hope.

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Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

November 9, 2020 Online The Agriculture Law Education Initiative is offering its annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference free and online this year, in three parts. This second part has two sessions: "The Conowingo Dam Settlement—Litigation, Opposition and Re-Licensing" and "The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, et. al. v. EPA—A Case to Require a Watershed Wide Effort to Reach 2025 Bay Restoration Goals." This event attracts agricultural professionals, attorneys, educators, environmentalists, farmers, policymakers, and students to discuss the complex intersection of environmental regulation and agriculture in Maryland.

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Choosing the Right Animal, for the Right Place, at the Right Time

November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

November 9, 2020 Online This is the final part of a free, three-part silvopasture webinar series from Food Animal Concerns Trust. The presenter is Steve Gabriel from Wellspring Forest Farm in New York. Learn some of the differences is livestock and when to leverage different types for different uses.

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Biochar Basics Overview

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

November 10, 2020 Online This event is part of a free Biochar Webinar Series from Cornell Cooperative Extension that will provide an introduction to biochar and review some current advances in biochar science, with subsequent discussion of nursery and landscape research and applications.

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Dairy Business Innovation Alliance “Let’s Get Started” Series

November 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

November 10, 2020 Online The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance is presenting a free webinar series designed to support dairy farmers and dairy product producers who are interested in diversifying, creating new value-added products or exporting by helping them identify the local and state resources available to assist them in these endeavors. This session is on "Marketing: Accessing Market Information and Developing a Plan."

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Careers in Agroforestry

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

November 10, 2020 Online This free online discussion is part of Savanna Institute's "Nutshell" series. In this evening session, Savanna Institute's Farm Director, Erik Hagan, Farm Manager, Kaitie Adams and the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry's Outreach and Education Coordinator, Hannah Hemmelgarn will discuss their journey to careers in agroforestry, and the on- and off-farm opportunities that exist to get started and stay engaged in perennial agriculture.

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Small Farm School: Bookkeeping for Farmers

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

November 10, 2020 Online Oregon's online Small Farm School is a series of webinar sessions for beginning and intermediate small-scale farmers and rural landowners. In this session, Kellee Boyer of Blackthorn Bookkeeping will cover tips for developing a bookkeeping system, data entry and archiving, and how to use this data to make decisions on the farm. A robust record-keeping system can use data from one platform for loans, grants, tax filing, and certifications.

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Farm & Land Transition Strategies

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

November 10, 2020 Online In this free webinar from Pasa Sustainable Agriculture, representatives from PA Farmlink will explain how they work in Pennsylvania to connect farmers interested in land with landowners looking for farmers. Also, Pasa's executive director and Village Acres Farm co-owner, Hannah Smith-Brubaker, and Kimberton CSA co-owner Frank Kurylo will share their personal experiences navigating farm transitions.

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Permaculture Principles: Introduction, Urban Applications, Rural & Community Projects

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - November 12 @ 8:30 pm

November 10 and 12, 2020 Online Part one of this two-part webinar series from Pasa Sustainable Agriculture will review permaculture basics and see how this approach to landscape design and stewardship is applied in urban and residential settings. Part two will explore how permaculture techniques—including water management, energy use, landscape diversity, and food forests—are being utilized in a variety of farm settings and community initiatives.

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Tips for Top-Quality, High-Flavor Syrup

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 11, 2020 Online The Cornell Maple Program is offering six online maple workshops this fall. Each course features a selection of self-guided materials including narrated presentations, videos, and articles, followed by a live question-and-answer session. Learn at your own pace from the safety of home, then dial in for the discussion with Cornell experts and fellow sugar makers.

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Online Biodynamic Conference

November 12 - November 15

November 12-15, 2020 Online The Biodynamic Association will be hosting an online gathering with inspiring keynote speakers, interactive small-group conversations, three-day themed workshops, virtual exhibits, and updates and opportunities to engage with the unification of the Biodynamic Association and Demeter USA toward the formation of the new Biodynamic Demeter Association. You can look forward to engaging with the land where you live and connecting with fellow biodynamic community members in your local region before, during, and after the online gathering. The theme is "Seeding the Spirit of Stewardship: Climate, Agriculture, and Community."

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Fibershed Wool & Fine Fiber Symposium: Healthy Soil and Sea

November 12 - November 14

November 12-14, 2020 Online The 9th annual Fibershed Symposium will focus on how natural fiber and dye systems can positively impact soil and sea. In land-based fiber and dye systems, we see living examples that restore soil health and change the course of fashion and agriculture's impact on waterways. Reconnecting to bioregional and cultural models of production, we can contribute to our oceans' health and well-being, our soils, our manufacturing sector, and our fiber and dye sovereignty. Hear from scientists, community leaders, landscape managers, and designers. The symposium is an entirely virtual event with engaging presentations and interactive elements.

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Remote South Carolina Produce Safety Rule Grower Training

November 12 @ 11:00 am - November 13 @ 3:30 pm

November 12-13, 2020 Online South Carolina Department of Agriculture and Clemson Extension present this remote produce safety training. Participants are monitored in order to verify participants' attendance and engagement. Participants will only be eligible for the PSA/AFDO Certificate of Course Completion if they are present for all modules of the course. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement.

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Biochar as Carbon-Emissions-Negative Technology and Climate Change

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

November 12, 2020 Online This free webinar is part of the Biochar Series hosted by the U.S. Biochar Initiative and the Southern Regional Extension Forestry, Forest Service Research and Development. The Speaker is Carlos Rodriguez Franco from the USDA Forest Service Research and Development.

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Impact of Management Practices on Colored-Potato Crop Nutrient Quality and Soil Health

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

November 12, 2020 Online In this free webinar from the Rodale Institute, Dr. Gladis Zinati will compare and discuss the differences in nutrient quality of colored-flesh potato varieties and and soil health indicators in organic and conventional cropping systems.

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