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Farming During COVID: A Webinar Series on Adapting to Crisis

April 8, 2020
Online
This webinar series is an opportunity to learn from your fellow farmers and ranchers and from subject area experts about the challenges farmers are currently facing and the different strategies folks are implementing to navigate those challenges, and to inform the organizations that work to serve California small- and mid-sized farmers. This free webinar series is brought to you by the California Farmers Union, California FarmLink, Community Alliance with Family Farmers, the Ecological Farming Association, and the Farmer Veteran Coalition.
In: Online

 

Rapid Response Briefing: Helping Food and Farm Businesses Navigate CARES Act Financial Assistance Programs

April 8, 2020
Online
In response to requests for guidance on helping food and farm businesses navigate the CARES Act financial assistance programs, the Wallace Center is hosting an informal briefing. This call is intended for Technical Assistance providers, support organizations, and other advocates who are assisting small to midsize farmers and food enterprises primarily working in local and regional value chains to access emergency assistance.
In: Online

 

Maine Vegetable & Fruit School

Cancelled University of Maine Extension is offering this day-long class on two dates in two locations.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Small Farm Demonstration Workshop

April 9, 2020
Magnolia, Mississippi
Mississippi State University offers an opportunity to learn how to earn additional income from farm or ag land recreational property or timber land. Learn about different outdoor businesses, ask questions, and talk to wildlife habitat specialists, local forest landowners, NRCS (USDA) experts, and more. Whether you have considered an outdoor business or already have a business that you wish to expand, the information at this workshop will help you.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Got Farm Records...Now What?

April 9, 2020
Pikeville, Tennessee
This workshop from the Center for Profitable Agriculture is designed for existing or would-be operators of a value-added farm business. Using records developed for an example farm with value-added enterprises, presenters will teach how to export the example farm records into a spreadsheet and how to analyze and use them in making business management decisions.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Practical Farm Certifications Workshop

April 9, 2020
Alexandria, Louisiana
Join Louisiana SARE with the LSU AgCenter to learn which certifications are practical for your growing operation. Learn about different produce safety, branding, and organic certifications, including GAPs, FSMA, USDA Organic, SQF, Certified Naturally Grown, and more. The objective of this workshop is for attendees to leave understanding whether or not they need to be certified, who they need to get in touch with, and what the first steps are to get a certification.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Understanding Farm Retirement Webinar

April 9, 2020
Online
Practical Farmers of Iowa and Syverson Strege present online Understanding Farm Retirement workshops that will discuss retirement in the context of farm transition and succession. Facilitated by financial planners from Syverson Strege, these workshops will discuss retirement planning and implementation strategies and will lay out a roadmap to retirement as part of a larger farm transfer or estate plan. Attendees will also hear about new legislation (the SECURE Act), effective December 2019, that includes changes to IRAs, 401(k)s, RMDs, and more.
In: Online

 

Horticultural Crop Enterprise Budgets Webinar

April 9, 2020
Online
In this webinar from Iowa Farm Bureau, Emily Coll, Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Program Coordinator from ISU Extension and Outreach, will lead an interactive session where she will discuss the why's and how's of enterprise budgets and go through a few budgets already completed. Participants will learn about how budgets are different than whole-farm financial records and how market outlets can drastically change profitability.
In: Online

 

Marketing: The Tables Have Turned

April 9, 2020
Online
This webinar from Understanding Ag with Dr. Allen Williams will explore how the recent coronavirus pandemic has impacted the agricultural and food markets. Potential paradigm shifts have already occurred. This webinar looks at how you can take advantage of these markets and plan for what future markets will look like.
In: Online

 

Virtual Community Forum

April 10, 2020
Online
The Quivira Coalition is offering weekly virtual community forums on Friday mornings on topics related to resilience, whole-systems thinking, and regenerative agriculture.
In: Online

 

Labor Law and Communication Workshop

April 10, 2020
Online
MOFGA is offering a free webinar geared towards established farmers, surrounding labor law and communication on the farm. Steven McKinney will cover numerous aspects of farm labor, including common mistakes employers make, pay issues, overtime exemptions and times when overtime may have to be paid, child labor restrictions, record keeping, field sanitation requirements, and also special rules surrounding housing, labor contractor registration, and/or transportation that may apply under the Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act and the H-2A program.
In: Online

 

Virtual Farmer Meet-Up

April 10, 2020
Online
Practical Farmers of Iowa is hosting virtual meet-ups every Friday for six weeks, to provide a place for producers to share their insights, struggles, ideas, and strategies to manage current and anticipated changes related to consumer demand, market access, labor, and enhanced measures for food safety.
In: Online

 

Community & School Gardens in the Time of COVID-19

April 10, 2020
Online
Prescott College's "Food Systems Friday" webinar series continues with this episode. Wendy Sue Harper and Eleanor Tison explore how community and school gardens are innovating to assure they continue as important spaces for people of all ages to learn sustainable practices about and access healthy food.
In: Online

 

Soil School

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West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District present a day-long Soil School. Soil School is tailored toward gardeners, landscape professionals, and farmers in the community, and is designed to educate and provide networking opportunities for attendees.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Small Farmers Conference

Cancelled Alcorn State University presents "Creating Pathways for Farm Families through 20/20 Vision." This conference includes sessions on crop and livestock production, marketing, and business topics. Keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, and on-farm educational presentations are scheduled.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Soil Health Economics Forum

April 14, 2020
Online
The Minnesota Office for Soil Health presents a Soil Health Economics Forum to examine the financial side of building soil health, identify gaps in knowledge, and plan next steps for research and building partnerships. The event is intended for representatives of agricultural industry, farmers, farmer organizations, researchers, educators, and local, state, and federal government agencies. Presenters will help attendees understand the potential of multiple approaches for analyzing soil health economics including farm enterprise budgets, risk management, resilience to weather variation, and the data needs of the financial services sector.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Integrated Pest Management: From Greenhouse to Field

April 14, 2020
Aaronsburg, Pennsylvania
PASA presents this workshop. Join pest management and bio-controls expert Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, owner of Buglady Consulting, and vegetable farmer Scott Case of Patchwork Farm and Greenhouse for an informative workshop. From prevention strategies through proper cultural and biological controls, this session will help you set your vegetable crops up for success.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Biochar Production Technologies

April 14, 2020
Online
This webinar is the second presentation in an 11-part monthly webinar series created by the USDA Forest Service. It will cover information on biochar related to slash pile building, on-site conversion (including small mobile units), bioenergy facilities, saw mills, compost facilities, and more.
In: Online

 

Non-timber forest products in the United States: access, production, markets, and market values

April 14, 2020
Online
In this free webinar, NC State University Extension Forestry and USDA Forest Service will explore past research and gaps in current understanding related to the access, production, markets, and market values of NTFPs in the United States, including the continuum of production from wild-harvesting to forest farming of NTFPs.
In: Online

 

The State of Grass-Fed Value Chains in Illinois

April 14, 2020
Online
Join Delta Institute and the Pasture Project for a webinar on the state of grass-fed value chains in Illinois. This webinar will present research on current grass-fed production, processing, and end markets; showcase 11 case studies of regenerative grass-fed value chain stakeholders; and assess future growth scenarios and recommendations for growing grass-fed beef value chains in Illinois.
In: Online

 

Transition to Organic—A Conversation with Rodale

April 14, 2020
Online
Join Rodale Institute's Organic Crop Consultants (OCCs) for a free virtual seminar on transitioning to certified organic production. Presenters will discuss a multitude of topics, from regulatory compliance to practical applications in your farming operation and recent key research findings conducted on Rodale's farms.
In: Online

 

Marketing: Laying the Foundation

April 14, 2020
Online
In this Understanding Ag webinar, seasoned marketers Gabe Brown, Shane New, and Dr. Allen Williams will provide the foundational base for marketing success. Learn from their hard-earned experience and wisdom so you can build a solid marketing program of your own.
In: Online

 

Farming During COVID: A Webinar Series on Adapting to Crisis

April 15, 2020
Online
This webinar series is an opportunity to learn from your fellow farmers and ranchers and from subject area experts about the challenges farmers are currently facing and the different strategies folks are implementing to navigate those challenges, and to inform the organizations that work to serve California small- and mid-sized farmers. This free webinar series is brought to you by the California Farmers Union, California FarmLink, Community Alliance with Family Farmers, the Ecological Farming Association, and the Farmer Veteran Coalition.
In: Online

 

Outdoor Business Workshop for Landowners

April 16, 2020
Benton, Mississippi
Mississippi State University presents an opportunity to learn about earning additional income from farm or ag land, recreational property, or timber land. Learn about various types of outdoor recreation businesses, such as hunting leases, agritourism, and businesses based on harvesting the resources on your land.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Disaster Recovery for the Food System

April 16, 2020
Online
The CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series is a free, exclusive online series connecting businesses and projects within the food system to development finance tools, such as bonds, tax increment finance, tax credits, revolving loan funds, and much more. This series showcases how development finance agencies from across the country are investing in local food systems. Each installment of this series will explore how the development finance toolbox can be used to generate investment for different focus areas, such as disaster relief, neighborhood redevelopment, entrepreneurs, and more.
In: Online

 

Soil Building Secrets

April 16, 2020
Online
In this webinar from Understanding Ag, Ray Archuleta will explain how soil functions: how plants, animals, and organisms work together as a collective to transform and extract nutrients from the soil. David Kleinschmidt will explain how farmers and ranchers can use diverse crops, cover crops, and animals to enhance that cycle.
In: Online

 

Building Soil Health in Organic Systems

April 17, 2020
Online
This webinar from The Organic Center will look at new research on the benefits of organic farming to soil health and climate change mitigation, and specific organic soil-building practices to illuminate strategies that have the biggest impacts on soil health.
In: Online

 

Virtual Farmer Meet-Up: Strategies for Strange Times

April 17, 2020
Online
Practical Farmers of Iowa is hosting virtual meet-ups every Friday for six weeks, to provide a place for producers to share their insights, struggles, ideas, and strategies to manage current and anticipated changes related to consumer demand, market access, labor, and enhanced measures for food safety.
In: Online

 

New York Nut Growers Association Spring Program

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The Spring Program and meeting of the New York Nut Growers Association focuses on grafting as applied to the propagation of desirable nut tree cultivars. Members will share their past and current experiences with the special requirements for grafting nut trees. There will be hands-on grafting practice and a farm tour.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Urban Farming 101 Three-Part Immersion Program

April 18, April 25, and May 2, 2020
San Diego, California
Join San Diego Seed Company for three immersion workshops on urban farming that will cover a wide range of subjects that will help you get growing successfully. Whether you are a home grower looking to grow healthy, organic food for your family or a budding market grower, this course offers all the information you need to get started. Topics include understanding seeds, vegetable production, and seed saving.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Stress and Safety: Decrease one, Increase the other

April 20, 2020
Online
The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program hosts webinars that showcase important start-up topics and resources for beginning farmers and ranchers. This seminar will illustrate the relationships between stress, injury and overall health among farmers.
In: Online

 

Nutshell Webinar

April 21, 2020
Online
The Savanna Institute's Nutshell Webinar Series continues with this session. In this free evening webinar, Heidi Leuszler of Berries & Flour Bakery & Harvest Goods explains how a labor of love became a perennial cottage food operation and then a farm.
In: Online

 

Economics of Grazing Organic Replacement Dairy Heifers

April 22, 2020
Online
Join eOrganic for the fourth webinar in a series of presentations about organic grazing, based on research projects funded by NIFA OREI and Western SARE at Utah State University and the USDA ARS Forage and Range Lab in Logan, Utah. This free webinar will be presented by Ryan Feuz and Ryan Larsen of Utah State University. This webinar discusses what the expected net annual financial impact would be for organic replacement dairy heifer operation using high-energy grasses and the tannin-containing legume birdsfoot trefoil as its primary source of grazing forage. Advance registration is required.
In: Online

 

The 2020 FNS EBT Equipment Grant Program

April 22, 2020
Online
The Market Link program of the National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs offers farm direct outlets an opportunity to accept SNAP/EBT, debit, and credit card payments from customers via wireless technology. In this webinar, they discuss how to sign up to accept EBT at your site, using USDA's EBT Equipment Grant for farmers and farmers markets.
In: Online

 

Grazing Cover Crops for Resilience—How Grazing Cover Crops Builds Resilience through Stimulating Soil Biology

April 22, 2020
Online
Join Pasture Project and Dr. Kris Nichols for a webinar on cover crops and grazing as ways to stimulate carbon flow to soil biology, and learn how using these practices can build resilience to weather and pest and disease issues, as well as increasing overall profitability.
In: Online

 

Meat Goats for Pasture, Profit and Personal Development Webinar

April 23, 2020
Online
In this free webinar from the Iowa Farm Bureau, Aaron Steele, founder of Goats On The Go (a for-hire goat grazing operation), will present four good reasons and four bad reasons to be in the goat business, revealing hidden opportunities for both upstart farmers and innovative veterans in the process.
In: Online

 

Virtual Farmer Meet-Up: Strategies for Strange Times

April 24, 2020
Online
Practical Farmers of Iowa is hosting virtual meet-ups every Friday for six weeks, to provide a place for producers to share their insights, struggles, ideas, and strategies to manage current and anticipated changes related to consumer demand, market access, labor, and enhanced measures for food safety.
In: Online

 

NOSB Spring Meeting

April 29-30, 2020
Online
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Spring Meeting will be held live online via webinar. The virtual meeting will be open to the public and the transcript will be posted online after the meeting.
In: Online

 

Virtual Farmer Meet-Up: Strategies for Strange Times

May 1, 2020
Online
Practical Farmers of Iowa is hosting virtual meet-ups every Friday for six weeks, to provide a place for producers to share their insights, struggles, ideas, and strategies to manage current and anticipated changes related to consumer demand, market access, labor, and enhanced measures for food safety.
In: Online

 

Regen Ag Mentoring Program Webinar

May 8, 2020
Online
A new program to help ranchers implement regenerative ag practices, the Regen Ag Mentoring Program (RAMP), is now taking applications for two new groups starting soon in Central and East Texas. RAMP is a year-long business coaching opportunity to help ranchers increase profitability and reduce stress while improving soil health and regenerating the land. Holistic Management International, in collaboration with NCAT's Soil for Water initiative, is bringing this program to Central and East Texas. Join NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Kara Kroeger, HMI Program Director Kathy Harris, and Certified Educators Peggy Sechrist, Christine Martin, and Lauri Cellela, as they explain how this program can help you accelerate your ranch business success.
In: Online

 

Virtual Farmer Meet-Up: Strategies for Strange Times

May 8, 2020
Online
Practical Farmers of Iowa is hosting virtual meet-ups every Friday for six weeks, to provide a place for producers to share their insights, struggles, ideas, and strategies to manage current and anticipated changes related to consumer demand, market access, labor, and enhanced measures for food safety.
In: Online

 

AgrAbility National Training Workshop

November 30 - December 3, 2020
Madison, Wisconsin
The 2020 AgrAbility National Training Workshop is the premier training event addressing issues of disability in agriculture. Professionals and consumers from all over the country will participate in four days of plenary sessions, breakouts, tours, networking, and special events.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

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