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Black Agroforestry

April 23, 2019
Online
In this free, online Savanna Institute nutshell, Leah Penniman will discuss how Black farmers have innovated agroecological systems for millennia. Learn how farmers at Soul Fire Farm and their sibling organizations are implementing and honoring these practices. Pre-registration is required.
In: Online

 

Integrated Predator Damage Management Workshop

April 24, 2019
Helena, Montana
USDA APHIS and MSU Extension present this day-long workshop to provide information on the science behind non-lethal methods and the practical applications of various non-lethal methods integrated into predator damage management strategies to protect livestock. Presenters will discuss the importance of the non-lethal component of managing predator damage as it relates to producers being able to be proactive in managing predation.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Women Caring for the Land

April 24, 2019
Forest City, Iowa
Women who own or manage farmland in Iowa are invited to participate in free Women Caring for the Land discussions focused on soil health. Registration, coffee and resource sharing start at 8:30 a.m. Interactive activities and discussion will focus on how your local professionals can assist you with soil health and conservation planning for your operation. Free lunch is provided. During an afternoon field tour, participants will travel to a nearby farm to observe simple soil tests you can use to start a conversation with your farmer about profitability and conservation.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

National Organic Standards Board Meeting

April 24-26, 2019
Seattle, Washington
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will meet to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset from the National List in 2021, and guidance on organic policies. The meetings are open to the public, and no registration is required, except to sign up for oral comments. The agenda is available online.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Eastern Kansas Grazing School

April 24-25, 2019
Ottawa, Kansas
A two-day hands-on Management Intensive Grazing (MiG) school for producers will feature several great presenters. The Eastern Kansas Grazing School is limited to a maximum of 35 farms, on a first-serve basis.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Grazing School for Ag Professionals

April 24-25, 2019
Raphine, Virginia
This two-day, in-depth training is designed specifically for conservationists, Extension agents, and other ag professionals working at the field level. This immersion-style training is designed to provide a better understanding of assessment and management of the resources that make up a grazing system.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Benefiting from and Managing Birds and Bugs

April 24, 2019
Los Gatos, California
Santa Cruz Mountains Wingrowers Association and Wild Farm Alliance present this spring meeting at Wrights Station Vineyard. Topics will focus on supporting native birds as natural pest-control agents and on promoting and supporting beneficial insects to consume winegrape pests like mealybugs, leafhoppers, sharpshooters, and tree hoppers.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Do Organic Farmers Want Crop Insurance?

April 24, 2019
Online
In a free, one-hour webinar from NCAT, Dr. Eric Belasco of Montana State University will present results from a national survey of more than 1,000 sustainable and organic growers. How do organic farmers feel about crop insurance? Do they need it? Do they want it? And are they happy with the choices available to them? The moderator, Mike Morris, is NCAT's Southwest Regional Director.
In: Online

 

Predator Control for your Small Flock

April 24, 2019
Online
This free, one-hour webinar is part of the Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture bi-weekly Wednesday Webinars series. This webinar will identify patterns of predation and how to keep your small poultry flock safe.
In: Online

 

Innovative Hand Tool Workshop

April 24, 2019
Goldsboro, North Carolina
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems presents an afternoon workshop on using innovative hand tools in the field. Small-scale mixed annual vegetable producers will have a chance to view these tools and try them out in person. Tools that will be showcased include silage tarps, tilther, flame weeders, quick-cut greens harvester, Jang JP-1 seeder, Terratek double wheel hoe, and paperpot transplanter. There will also be specialized long-handled tools including the zipper, half moon hoe, stirrup hoe, collinear hoe, broadfork, and CobraHead.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Third Thursday Thing

April 25, 2019
Frankfort, Kentucky
The Third Thursday Thing presented by Kentucky State University is a monthly sustainable agriculture workshop targeting small farmers, beginning farmers, and agricultural professionals.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference

April 25-26, 2019
Kerrville, Texas
The sixth annual Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers a chance for landowners in the region to learn more about addressing issues that arise when ranching and tourism combine. Presentations on the first day address prescribed burning, laws, managing unwanted plant species, and more. The second day of the conference will be dedicated to tours. Attendees will choose the Hillingdon Ranch in Kendall County, where legacy management will be discussed, or the Cimarron Ranch in Kerr County, where wildlife management will be the topic.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Organic Crops Field Tour

April 25, 2019
Knoxville, Tennessee
University of Tennessee AgResearch will host this Organic Crops Field Tour at the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

New Modules for Teaching Undergrad Students about Organic Agriculture

April 25, 2019
Online
Join eOrganic for a free, one-hour webinar by Randa Jabbour of the University of Wyoming on new modules she developed for teaching undergraduate students about organic agriculture. The target audience for this webinar is agricultural educators interacting with students at high school or college levels. Pre-registration is required.
In: Online

 

Think Globally, Plant Locally: Restoration & Local Adaptation

April 26, 2019
Winters, California
California Native Grasslands Association offers an opportunity to participate in field tours, expert talks, networking, and beautiful scenery at Hedgerow Farms Inc. The agenda includes expert speakers, walking tours of the seed barn, native plant nursery, seed cleaning mill, production fields, and demonstration gardens, and driving tours in Hedgerow Farms' native grass and wildflower production fields and habitat areas.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Maine Network of Community Food Councils Spring Summit

April 26, 2019
Belfast, Maine
Each year, the Spring Summit attracts community food activists from Food Councils and beyond to engage on topics related to the development and strengthening of Maine's food system. The theme this year is "The Changing Landscape of Maine's Farms and Food Systems."
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Alliance of Sustainable Farms Field Day

April 26, 2019
Beaumont, Mississippi
The Alliance of Sustainable Farms and partners including NCAT present this free, day-long field day at Mississippi State University Beaumont Horticulture Unit. To pre-register (required), e-mail AllianceofSustainableFarms@gmail.com. Topics will include Farmers and Ranchers Training: Production, Financial, Marketing, and Food Safety Issues; and Challenges Facing Beginning Farmers and Ranchers.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Southern Seed School

April 27-28, 2019
Gainesville, Florida
The 3rd Annual Southern Seed School brings together gardeners, farmers, educators, and anyone else wanting to deepen their knowledge of seeds. The two-day, in-depth workshop is designed to inspire local growers to improve the food they grow and increase agricultural biodiversity in North Florida. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to save, breed, and trial your own seeds.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Slow Poultry Seminar

April 27, 2019
Smithville, Missouri
This eight-hour seminar from the Sustainable Poultry Network provides an overview and strategy for developing sustainable poultry production. Learn how to start effectively breeding, growing and marketing poultry products that are both sustainable and profitable.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Meat Sheep Alliance Spring Field Day

April 27, 2019
Live Oak, Florida
Meat Sheep Alliance of Florida presents this field day at Rooney's Front Porch Farm. Learn from experienced producers, marketers, and forage specialists and improve your production and bottom line. There will be a FAMACHA training course. Goat producers are welcome.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Pastured Providence Farm School

April 27-29, 2019
Chillicothe, Ohio
Pastured Providence Farm School offers a weekend-long opportunity to learn about sustainable agriculture on the farm. The event combines academic sessions with speakers and hands-on sessions working with livestock and grazing equipment and taking a pasture walk. There are networking opportunities as well.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Mother Earth News Fair

April 27-28, 2019
Fletcher, North Carolina
The Mother Earth News Fair offers nationally-known speakers on organic gardening, homesteading, natural building, and more, as well as a wide selection of hands-on workshops and lectures by experts in the field and exhibits by regional and national vendors that feature sustainable lifestyle products and services.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Northern Nut Growers Association and Pennsylvania Nut Growers Association Spring Meeting

April 27, 2019
Wrightstown, New Jersey
This Nut Growers Spring Meeting will feature presentations on black walnut, pawpaw, hazelnut trees for truffles, and the spotted lantern fly, a nut-tree pest. After morning presentations, participants will visit a nut and fruit tree orchard in nearby Jobstown, New Jersey.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

MOFGA Spring Growth Conference

April 27, 2019
Unity, Maine
The Spring Growth Conference this year will help you navigate the legalities of hiring and managing farm labor. Learn from other farmers about their farm labor models. Talk about farm labor law, different labor model strategies, and how to adjust to labor shortages. The day will feature two panels: one of farmers with different labor strategies, and one of service providers who will speak about how to find labor and keep it. A roundtable will focus on tips and tricks for different labor models.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Hops Growing Workshop

April 27, 2019
Dickinson, North Dakota
The North Dakota Department of Agriculture will hold a free hops growing workshop at Fluffy Fields Vineyard and Winery. Eric Sannerud with Mighty Axe Hops in Minnesota will lead the workshop. The workshop will cover many areas of hop production, including hop yard design; the economics of starting, growing and selling hops; and an update from the North Dakota State University hops research trials.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Piedmont Farm Tour

April 27-28, 2019
Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Guilford, Johnston, Orange, Person, and Wake Counties of North Carolina
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's Piedmont Farm Tour connects friends, families, neighbors, and customers to 40+ local farms in a 10-county area. Participating farms are open for the self-guided tour during two afternoons.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Introduction to Permaculture: Food Forest Design and Planting

April 28, 2019
Reisterstown, Maryland
Food forests are a reforestation strategy that uses edible plants to mimic a healthy forest. In this one-day course, Pearlstone Center's chief stewardship officer Greg Strella and perennials manager Perri DeJarnette will offer an introduction to food forest design followed by a hands-on workshop to plant a quarter-acre food forest.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Making "Value-Added" Work for Your Agricultural Operation

April 29, 2019
Bozeman, Montana
USDA Rural Development will host a series of four free Agricultural Producer workshops featuring the USDA Value-Added Producer Grant program, which assists farmers and ranchers with value added products, as well as a comprehensive lineup of speakers experienced in assisting agricultural producers with projects. There will be detailed presentations and panels addressing how the program can help finance your value-added products, as well as project examples, opportunities for ag producers, and application assistance.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Ag Leadership: Media Training for Farmers

April 29, 2019
Hinckley, Maine
This one-day course from University of Maine Extension will help you learn how to respond to media requests and welcome visitors to your farming operation. It will also be useful for farms wishing to be hosts for the 30th Anniversary of Maine Open Farm Day.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

UF/IFAS 2019 Stone Fruit Field Day

April 30, 2019
Citra, Florida
This field day presented by UF/IFAS Extension, Central Florida Fruit Production Lake County includes numerous presentations on peach production and management strategies including bagging. There will also be a field plot tour or cultivar tasting.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Farmscaping for Beneficial Insects: Best Practices for Integrated Pest Management

April 30, 2019
Aiken, South Carolina
During this workshop from Aiken Soil and Water Conservation District, Clemson Professor of Entomology Dr. Carmen Blubaugh will discuss the importance, identification, biology, and conservation of beneficial insects, including pollinators and the natural enemies of pest insects. USDA-NRCS District Conservationist Josh Martin will share information about USDA-NRCS programs to assist with pollinator and beneficial-insect habitat enhancement.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

New England Organic Produce Conference

May 1, 2019
Foxboro Massachusetts
The New England Produce Council and the Organic Produce Network announce the first New England Organic Produce Conference, featuring Shannon Allen as the keynote speaker. Some other highlights of this event include Neilson Report, Organics 101, and a Retailer Roundtable.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Western Food Safety Summit

May 1-2, 2019
Salinas, California
Hartnell College hosts the annual Western Food Safety Summit. This event brings together all levels of the agricultural workforce and support services to California's Central Coast for two days of intensive training on the most current Food Safety issues and concerns for fresh fruits and vegetables. Aligned with a theme of "Creating a Sustainable Food Safety Culture," speakers and panelists will zero in on the most immediate safety challenges and opportunities for fresh fruits and vegetables, including irrigation, regulation, and traceability.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Management-Intensive Grazing School

May 1-2, 2019
Lake Butler, Florida
Bradford Union Cattlemen Association is hosting a hands-on Grazing School where participants will leave with the skills to apply the concepts on their operations. Participants will learn planned grazing concepts in the classroom and then apply the principles with hands-on grazing assignments in the field with instructor evaluation and feedback. Class size is limited, and registration is requested by April 15, 2019.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Organic Farming: Principles & Practices--Basic Livestock Handling

May 1, 2019
Albion, Maine
MOFGA presents a day-long workshop at Misty Brook Farm. Jacki Perkins, a long-time homesteader and MOFGA's organic dairy and livestock specialist, will teach livestock handling. Everyone will leave the session with the confidence needed to safely handle animals, and completing this training will benefit current or future employment.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Team Agriculture Georgia Workshop

May 2, 2019
Tifton, Georgia
Team Agriculture Georgia will host a free full-day workshop for new, beginning, and limited-resource farmers. Topics will include the Food Safety Modernization Act, organic certification, USDA Farm Service Agency loans, NRCS cost-share programs, USDA rural development grants, Georgia Department of Agriculture marketing initiatives, and a Farm Bill update.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Designing a Rotational Grazing Plan

May 2, 2019
Belleville, Pennsylvania
This free PASA field day at Hameau Farm will discuss how to establish a rotational grazing plan for your farm. It begins with a pasture walk, led by Hameau Farm owner Gay Rodgers and apprentice Jessica Matthews, to examine the farm's forage, rotational grazing plan, and watering systems. In the afternoon, participants will work with Jeff Biddle of Bear Meadows Farm to review aerial photos of his farm's typography, using it as a case study for developing a formal rotational grazing plan.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Backyard and Small Flock Poultry Workshop

May 4, 2019
Alexandria, Minnesota
Join University of Minnesota experts for this one-day workshop to review some of the challenges and solutions for small-scale and backyard poultry. Backyard bird keepers and small flock poultry producers will learn about poultry bird predators, pests and diseases that can greatly impact small flocks. These workshops are designed for beginning chicken keepers in urban and rural settings, and for those with interest in learning more about caring for chickens. Experienced bird keepers will find the workshops helpful as well.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Ranching For Profit School

May 5-11, 2019
Wichita, Kansas
Ranching For Profit School is a one-week training with experts that can help you find the breakthroughs you've been looking for to increase profit, improve the health of the land, improve the relationships in your business, and increase your satisfaction with your ranch.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Management Intensive Grazing for the Diversified Farm

May 5, 2019
Randolph, Vermont
This day-long class from Earthwise Farm and Forest will provide instruction for setting up a successful grazing system on a diversified farm, using poultry, horses, cows, sheep, goats, and/or pigs. Participants will be introduced to fencing and water system designs, and movable structures for hogs, poultry, and small ruminants, and will learn how to determine daily feed needs of various types of livestock.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Value-Added Meat Marketing and Regulations Workshop

May 6, 2019
Brownsville, Tennessee
University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Southwest Center Grazing School

May 7-9, 2019
Mt. Vernon, Missouri
University of Missouri - Southwest Research Center hosts a three-day seminar on management-intensive grazing for economic and environmental sustainability. This is the "basic" grazing school that is applicable to all types of livestock. Topics include resource management, grazing, fencing, planning, and outdoor field exercises.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Virginia Forage and Grassland Council Grazing School for Producers

May 7-8, 2019
Middleburg, Virginia
This two-day intensive grazing school hosted by Virginia Forage and Grassland Council is designed with both beginner and experienced producers in mind. It will cover everything you need to know regarding better pasture and grazing management on your farm. Learn from specialist how to identify key forage and weed species, timeless principles of grazing management and gain hands-on application of portable fencing components and grazing strategies known to extend the grazing season. Class size is limited to the first 25 participants.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Value-Added Meat Marketing and Regulations Workshop

May 7, 2019
Selmer, Tennessee
University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Value-Added Meat Marketing and Regulations Workshop

May 7, 2019
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Value-Added Meat Marketing and Regulations Workshops

May 7, 2019
Smithville, Tennessee
University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Value-Added Meat Marketing and Regulations Workshop

May 8, 2019
Livingston, Tennessee
University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Value-Added Meat Marketing and Regulations Workshop

May 8, 2019
Celina, Tennessee
University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Keep it Legal: Legal Considerations for Marketing Your Farm with Social Media

May 8, 2019
Online
Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's biweekly Wednesday Webinars series continues with this free, one-hour webinar. Interactive marketing opportunities such as Facebook, Instagram, websites, blogs, e-mail campaigns, podcasts, and even e-commerce hold legal traps for the unwary in cyber land. Learn how to avoid legal landmines by learning the legal parameters concerning postings, dealing with negative feedback, posting pictures, and on-line offerings.
In: Online

 

USDA Harmonized GAP Standards Workshop

May 9, 2019
Asheville, North Carolina
CFSA and NC Cooperative Extension have partnered to deliver a workshop that will provide an overview of the process required to successfully go through a USDA Harmonized GAP Audit. This workshop will provide attendees with the resources to build your Food Safety Plan, discuss how to effectively conduct risk assessments and address common challenges that farms experience as they become GAP Certified.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Value-Added Meat Marketing and Regulations Workshop

May 9, 2019
Erin, Tennessee
University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Value-Added Meat Marketing and Regulations Workshop

May 9, 2019
Dover, Tennessee
University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Farm Fundamentals Workshop

May 10, 2019
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Alcorn University, NCAT, and other partners present a free, day-long beginning farmer workshop at Galloway Family Farm. Training topics include livestock-farm infrastructure, crop husbandry practices, agritourism, and the importance of farm records.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Grassland Vegetation Monitoring Methods and Techniques

May 10, 2019
Concord, California
This one-day workshop from California Native Grasslands Association will provide a comprehensive overview of vegetation monitoring in the context of grassland habitats. The workshop will cover a variety of vegetation monitoring methods, including point-intercept sampling, line-intercept sampling, belt transect sampling, nested frequency sampling, releve, and photo point monitoring.
In: Western SARE Region

 

The Intersection of Food and Health

May 10, 2019
Washington, D.C.
Food Tank and numerous partners are presenting this event as part of their bi-monthly series of bi-partisan conversations about food issues in the U.S. Congress, featuring special guest Congresswoman Chellie Pingree.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Value-Added Meat Marketing and Regulations Workshop

May 10, 2019
Paris, Tennessee
University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Organic Farming: Principles and Practices--Crops

May 10, 2019
Unity, Maine
Join MOFGA's organic crop and conservation specialist, Caleb Goossen, and MOFGA's farmer in residence, Alex Ethier of Killdeer Croft, for a one-day introductory course in organic crop farming.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Organic Strawberry Management

May 10, 2019
Aurora, Oregon
OSU Extension Service Mid-Willamette Valley Small Farms & Berry Initiative presents an afternoon workshop on successful day-neutral production. This hands-on workshop will teach you about organic methods for extending your season--both early and late--with transplant production and low tunnels, how to use fertigation for adequate soil fertility and plant nutrition, organic pest management, and more.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Small Ruminant Workshop

May 11, 2019
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
At this one-day workshop, Mississippi State University Extension offers an opportunity to dig deeper into goat and sheep production by increasing your knowledge in grazing management, animal production, nutrition, parasite identification, reproduction, and meat quality. Speakers include researchers and extension specialists from across the Southeast.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Piedmont Regional Goat and Sheep Conference

May 11, 2019
Pittsboro, North Carolina
The Piedmont Regional Goat and Sheep Conference will address internal parasites, deworming, goat carcass evaluation, starting your enterprise, nutrition, finishing meat goats, small-scale budgets, pasture management, and ethnic holiday marketing. The keynote speaker will be Susan Schoenian, Sheep and Goat Specialist (University of Maryland).
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Organic Orcharding Workshop: Top Grafting Fruit Trees

May 11, 2019
Thorndike, Maine
In this one-day workshop from MOFGA, you will learn to topwork new, disease-resistant, cider, dessert, or heritage varieties onto your existing trees. In this workshop you will see how a professional topgrafts and will be able to try it on your own.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Southwest Florida Crop Up

May 13, 2019
Naples, Florida
UF/IFAS Extension Collier County Agriculture presents a day-long training for farmers market managers, farmers, and farmstand owners to learn the benefits and process for accepting SNAP/EBT.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Value-Added Meat Marketing and Regulations Workshop

May 13, 2019
Rutledge, Tennessee
University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Managing for a Healthy Herd

May 14, 2019
Ardmore, Oklahoma
Join Noble Research Institute consultants and an invited veterinarian for this free afternoon workshop to learn the finer points of herd health management and about the national Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program, which outlines proper vaccine and medicine storage and handling.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Crop Talk: Organic Strawberry Production at Fairfield Farm

May 14, 2019
Corvallis, Oregon
This evening event is part of the OSU Small Farms Crop Talk series of farmer-to-farmer educational opportunities. These are opportunities to get out into someone's field, see their practices in action, ask questions, and connect with other local farmers. This farm tour is hosted by Alice Fairfield of Fairfield farms and will be focused on organic strawberry production.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Value-Added Meat Marketing and Regulations Workshop

May 14, 2019
Newport, Tennessee
University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Value-Added Meat Marketing and Regulations Workshop

May 15, 2019
Rogersville, Tennessee
University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Cover Crop Impact on Crop Yield and Water Quality: Single Species vs Mixtures

May 15, 2019
Online
This free webinar from Iowa Learning Farms features Emily Waring, Graduate Research Assistant, ISU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.
In: Online

 

Third Thursday Thing

May 16, 2019
Frankfort, Kentucky
Kentucky State University Extension offers this monthly sustainable agriculture workshop series targeting small farmers, beginning farmers, and agricultural professionals.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Forcing Bulbs, Flowers & Branches for Early Spring Sales

May 16, 2019
Ottawa Lake, Michigan
This day-long workshop is presented by Michigan State University Student Organic Farm's Farmer Field School. Lindsay Daschner of Forget Me Not Farms will share her experience forcing anemone, ranunculus and other flowers in bulb crates and in-ground in her gutter connect greenhouse, as well as coppicing woody materials, marketing nursery stock. Susan Sharp will discuss forcing flowers at Open Sky Farm and will demonstrate making interesting kokedama and hypertufa containers to market them.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Kerr Center Grazing Management for Healthy Soil and Healthy Food

May 16, 2019
Fort Cobb, Oklahoma
This free, locally led half-day workshop will cover simple steps for healthy forage and the relationships between healthy soil and healthy food. USDA and OSU Extension personnel will also give an overview of the projects, programs, and services of those agencies.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Pastured Broilers and Processing

May 17, 2019
Santa Rosa, California
This workshop from University of California Cooperative Extension and partners including NCAT is geared towards prospective, beginning, or intermediate farmers interested in raising broiler flocks free-ranged or on pasture. During this day-long workshop, participants will get familiarized with several aspects of pastured-poultry production. The workshop will also feature a hands-on processing workshop to teach participants how to slaughter and dress meat hens.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Battleground to Breaking Ground Ag Business Workshop and Farm Tour

May 17-18, 2019
Liberty, Texas
The BattleGround to Breaking Ground Agriculture Business Workshops are designed for military veterans, their spouses, small-scale producers, and those interested in starting an agriculture business. The free workshops provide education regarding agriculture business ideas and start-up, business plan development, possibilities for farming/ranching with a disability, financial funding opportunities, and resources to support agricultural business operations. This event will include a farm tour on May 17, 2019, and a workshop on May 18, 2019.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Growing Cut Flowers for Profit, Pollinators or Just for Fun

May 18, 2019
Ridgeland, Mississippi
Flower Growers of Mississippi hosts a day-long workshop where you can learn what flowers to grow, when to plant, how to grow, harvest, condition, and market locally grown cut flowers. Participants will enjoy professional presentations, lunch, and free plants.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Poultry Health and Production Workshop

May 18, 2019
Half Moon Bay, California
This free workshop features UC Cooperative Extension and NCAT poultry specialists, offering an overview of pastured poultry production and discussing Virulennt Newcastle Disease and biosecurity, regulations, housing, and equipment.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Conservation Resources Workshop

May 21, 2019
Greenville, North Carolina
Through this free, day-long workshop, participants will learn about many conservation practices and how local organizations can assist in the implementation on-farm. This workshop is being conducted in cooperation between CFSA, NC Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Pitt County SWCD.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Greenhouse Crop Production

May 21-22, 2019
Bordentown, New Jersey
Rutgers University Office of Continuing Professional Education hosts this two-day short course designed to introduce beginners to greenhouse crop production. The second day will take place at different local greenhouses, giving students the opportunity to view and compare different greenhouse operations.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Bringing Marginal Ground Back Into Productive Grazing

May 21, 2019
Towanda, Pennsylvania
This mid-day PASA pasture walk focuses on bringing marginal ground into productive grazing rotations for cows. Master Grazier Brian Moyer will explain how he no-till drills annual forage crops into cattle exercise lots to produce forage for grazing, while he mitigates the impact on heavy-use areas to revitalize soil. Learn how Journeyman Dairy Grazier Joseph Moyer transformed edge habitats on the farm, such as woodland areas once overgrown with weeds, into productive grazing paddocks through regular grazing rotations and strategic mowing.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Understanding and Managing Soil Biology for Soil Health and Crop Production

May 22, 2019
Online
This free webinar in the Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic's Soil Health and Organic Farming Webinar Series will examine the functions of the soil food web and key components thereof in promoting soil health and fertility and sustainable organic crop production. Research-based guidance on organic practices and NOP-approved inputs for improved soil food web function will be discussed.
In: Online

 

Conservation Resources Workshop

May 22, 2019
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Through this free workshop, participants will learn about many conservation practices and how local organizations can assist in the implementation on-farm. This workshop is being conducted in cooperation between CFSA, NC Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Pitt County SWCD.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Thought Leadership and Branding on Social Media

May 22, 2019
Online
Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's free bi-weekly Wednesday Webinar series continues with this session on success on social media, measured by engaged conversations, reaching out beyond our comfort zone and cultivating your personal and professional brand into a trusted Thought Leader.
In: Online

 

Selling to School Districts

May 23, 2019
Conyers, Georgia
Georgia Organics is offering a free half-day workshop for farmers interested in selling to school systems. The workshop will address food safety requirements, the bid process and record keeping. There will be an opportunity to network with nutrition directors.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Begin a Farmstead Micro-Creamery

May 23, 2019
Clear Lake, Wisconsin
This free, mid-day MOSES Organic Field Day visits Cosmic Wheel Creamery located at Turnip Rock Farm, a micro-dairy that processes the milk from 20 grass-fed cows on the farm into artisan cheese that is direct-marketed via CSA and farmers markets.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Organic Sheep Production

May 23, 2019
Crestwood, Kentucky
This Organic Association of Kentucky (OAK) afternoon field day visits Rootbound Farm, where Bree Pearsall and Ben Abell will share Rootbound's strategies for parasites and intestinal worms, feeding schedules, pasture management, benefits and challenges of certified organic lamb production, integration of sheep with vegetable production, and their direct marketing experiences. In addition, Kelley Yates, Executive Director of the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office, will share important considerations of adding sheep to your farm, an industry overview and statewide perspective, and resources available to Kentucky's sheep (and goat) producers.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Weathering the Storm in Agriculture

May 23, 2019
Lemmon, Mitchell, Watertown, and Winner, South Dakota
South Dakota State University Extension is offering a free evening meal and 60-minute workshop on Weathering the Storm in Agriculture: How to Cultivate a Productive Mindset. The primary audience for this workshop is farmers and farm families. This workshop is designed to help farmers and their families understand the signs and symptoms of chronic stress, and how to handle stress for a more productive mindset on the farm.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Create Professional Videos with Your iPhone

May 28, 2019
Online
This free webinar is part of the monthly Online Marketing Webinar Series presented by the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture.
In: Online

 

Why Pollinator Habitat Makes Sense on Your Land: Maximizing the Potential of Working Acres

May 28, 2019
Online
This webinar is part of the 2019 Monarch Conservation Webinar Series, hosted by the Monarch Joint Venture and the USFWS National Conservation Training Center.
In: Online

 

Judith Basin Conservation District Range School

May 29-30, 2019
Hobson, Montana
Judith Basin Conservation District Range School presents "Putting the Pieces of the Puzzle Together," Livestock Genetic Management and grazing with Johann Zietsman. Zietsman, a world-renowned speaker, will present a two-day seminar on livestock management and grazing. He will be sharing proven concepts for selecting and utilizing the best adapted genetics with ultra high density grazing, resulting in much higher profitability per acre while greatly improving the land.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Meeting Weather Challenges in the Western U.S.: Organic Practices to Mitigate and Prepare for Climate Change

May 29, 2019
Online
This webinar is part of the organic farming and soil health in the Western United States webinar series presented by Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic. This free, 90-minute webinar will explore the capacity of sustainable organic systems to sequester soil carbon, minimize agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, and help organic cropping and livestock operations withstand the impacts of climate disruptions already underway. The presentation will include a summary of recent research findings and practical implications for the Western Region.
In: Online

 

Food For Thought: Access, Affordability, Equity in the Food System in SF

May 29, 2019
San Francisco, California
Join Mother Jones and Food Tank for an extraordinary evening of conversation about access, affordability, and equity in the food system. The event will convene some of today's top leaders in food, from chefs and restaurateurs to local officials and advocates who are changing what's on our plates.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Missouri Tomato School

May 30-31, 2019
Jefferson City, Missouri
Missouri Tomato School is sponsored by USDA, Webb City Farmers Market, Lincoln Univeristy, and University of Missourui Extension. The event brings together national experts with Missouri experts and successful local tomato farmers to teach growers and serious hobbyists how to better grow Missouri's top-selling vegetable. Thursday will be a full day of presentations at George Washington Carver Farm. Friday morning consists of farm tours and on-site education at area farms.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Farmer to Farmer Field Day: Riverhill Farm

May 30, 2019
Nevada City, California
This Wild Farm Alliance Field Day visits Riverhill Farm. Alan Haight and Jo McProud transformed a dry grassland with a couple of ponds into a profitable farm and an oasis for birds and other wildlife. They have sculpted the farm using crops, native vegetation, and permeable fencing to allow for water and beneficial wildlife to flow right through, while holding the soil in place and reaping some pest control along the way.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Spring Kentucky Fencing School-Russellville

May 30, 2019
Russellville, Kentucky
This day-long workshop is organized and sponsored by the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council, UK Cooperative Extension Service, and the Master Grazer Program. It is designed to help producers learn the newest fencing methods and sound fencing construction with classroom and hands-on learning.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Slow Poultry Seminar

May 30, 2019
Moravia, New York
This eight-hour seminar from the Sustainable Poultry Network provides an overview and strategy for developing sustainable poultry production. Learn how to start effectively breeding, growing, and marketing poultry products that are both sustainable and profitable.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Selling to School Districts

May 30, 2019
Carrolton, Georgia
Georgia Organics is offering a free evening workshop for farmers interested in selling to school systems. The workshop will address food safety requirements, the bid process and record keeping. There will be an opportunity to network with nutrition directors.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Mother Earth News Fair

June 1-2, 2019
Frederick, Maryland
This event features speakers, workshops, and products for homesteading, natural building, natural health, organic gardening, and more. Topics will include elderberries, goats, rainwater harvesting, legal issues on the farm, and many more.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

How Plants and Animals Respond to Grazing

June 4, 2019
Ardmore, Oklahoma
This free morning workshop at the Noble Research Institute is for producers interested in applying the basic concepts of grazing management. Learn about plant and animal interactions, terminology and concepts, and plant and animal responses to grazing. Visit grazing paddocks at the Noble Research Institute and discuss the effects of grazing and applied grazing management with consultants in the field.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Cover Crop Field Day

June 4, 2019
La Porte City, Iowa
This Practical Farmers of Iowa Cover Crop Field Day visits Terry Ward. Terry plants diverse crop rotations that include cereal rye, which he harvests to use in several ways. He'll share his experience making ryelage, rye hay and rye straw. Hear from Terry's dairy farming neighbors who feed this ryelage to their dairy cattle. The event starts in the field to view some cover crops before moving indoors for further discussion and a meal.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Food For Thought: Access, Affordability, and Equity in the Food System

June 5, 2019
Los Angeles, California
Join Mother Jones and Food Tank for an extraordinary evening of conversation about access, affordability, and equity in the food system. The event will convene some of today's top leaders in food, from chefs and restaurateurs to local officials and advocates who are changing what's on our plates.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Strolling of the Heifers

June 7-9, 2019
Brattleboro, Vermont
This year's Strolling of the Heifers theme is "Farmers Are Our Heroes." The weekend includes the annual parade, a Slow Living Expo and farmers market, the Farmers Breakfast featuring local food, the Tour de Heifer bike tour, and guided farm tours.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Chestnut Growers of America Annual Meeting

June 7-9, 2019
Hickory Corners, Michigan
The Chestnut Growers of America Annual Meeting includes presentations on research, management, marketing, and policy, followed by field tours on the second day.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Georgia Farm to School and Early Care and Education Summit

June 7-8, 2019
Macon, Georgia
The Seventh Georgia Farm to School and Early Care and Education Summit is presented by Georgia Farm to School Alliance and Georgia Farm to Early Care and Education and hosted by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and Georgia Organics. This year's Summit welcomes early-care providers and staff, teachers, school nutrition staff, students, parents, farmers, distributors, and others interested in learning more about Georgia's farm to ECE and farm to school community.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Organic Orcharding Workshop--Summer Orchard Care

June 8, 2019
Unity, Maine
This MOFGA Organic Orcharding Workshop will be led by MOFGA's organic orchard educator C.J. Walke. Learn about caring for your orchard through the summer and getting your orchard to a successful harvest in the fall.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Armed to Farm

June 10-14, 2019
Craftsbury Common, Vermont
NCAT's week-long Armed to Farm training allows veterans and their spouses to experience sustainable, profitable, small-scale farming enterprises and explore agriculture as a viable career. ATF's engaging blend of farm tours, hands-on experience, and interactive classroom instruction gives participants a strong foundation in the basic principles of operating a sustainable farm. Participants learn about business planning, budgeting, recordkeeping, marketing, livestock production, fruit and vegetable production, and more. Applications to participate are due by May 3, 2019. All military veterans, as well as their spouses or farm partners, are welcome to apply. However, selection priority will be given to residents of the Northeast region.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Emotional Well-Being: Warning Signs and Resources

June 12, 2019
Online
This free, hour-long webinar is part of Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's bi-weekly Wednesday Webinar Series. This session will share warning signs and resources available to deal with emotional stress. Some topics covered include financial stress, substance abuse, depression, and suicide.
In: Online

 

Soil Biology for the Western Region: Organic Practices to Recruit and Nurture Beneficial Biota in the Soil

June 12, 2019
Online
This free webinar is part of the series on organic farming and soil health in the Western United States presented by Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic. This concluding webinar in the series will examine the roles of the soil food web and key components thereof in promoting soil health and fertility and sustainable organic crop production. Recent research conducted in organically managed soils in the Western Region will provide the basis for practical guidelines for best soil food web management in organic farming and ranching systems.
In: Online

 

Comprehensive Elderberry Workshop

June 13-15, 2019
Jefferson City, Missouri
Since 2009, The Comprehensive Elderberry Workshop & Field Tour has been held in central Missouri. Terry Durham gathers the best new knowledge and delivers it during this workshop. Learn from expert researchers and successful growers. At the end of each workshop, Durham teaches the highly detailed handling techniques mandated at harvest so growers can sell their berries. New Growers will want to attend the separate afternoon workshop on June 13, 2019, designed especially for them. Learn all about elderberry, its introduction into the modern market, early research, and how to propagate.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Rabbit Processing

June 13, 2019
Unity, Maine
MOFGA presents this half-day workshop on Rabbit Processing at the Common Ground Education Center.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Farm Fundamentals

June 14, 2019
McClain, Mississippi
This workshop is the third in a series sponsored by Alcorn University, NCAT, and other partners. The free, day-long event covers production, financial, marketing, food safety, and food policy topics.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Matching Forage Quality to Performance

June 14, 2019
Marietta, Oklahoma
This day-long workshop for cow-calf producers from the Noble Research Institute is designed to help you learn how to manage the relationship between native forage and livestock, enabling you to improve the health and productivity of your native pasture while benefiting your cow-calf operation. At this workshop, you will learn firsthand how to estimate native forage quality and quantity and how to use this to best meet your herd's nutritional needs. Presenters will also explain and demonstrate the benefits of tools, such as grazing exclosures, prescribed fire, and forage testing.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Ginseng Cultivation & Stewardship

June 14, 2019
Petersburg, Pennsylvania
Join PASA and Shaver's Creek Environmental Center to learn about American Ginseng, a native high-value medicinal crop that can be grown on your farm's woodlands. Shaver's Creek Plant Science Program Director Eric Burkhart will be sharing his extensive knowledge of ginseng and his research into cultivation and stewardship of wild populations. Topics will include identification and biology, forest based approaches to cultivation, marketing and profitability, and stewardship of existing crops or wild populations. The day will be divided between indoor slide presentations and outdoor field excursions to nearby forest.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Grazing Pasture Walk

June 18, 2019
Jefferson, New Hampshire
Join UNH Cooperative Extension and Granite State Graziers at Otokahe Farm for an informal, educational evening to discuss grazing management practices to achieve the production goals you desire in your livestock. Topics are how to manage your rotation for good gains and forage production, nutritional value and types of forage species, and other factors in management that impact meat quality. This event is for those interested in or currently grazing looking to learn more and network with fellow graziers.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

June 22, 2019
Unity, Maine
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) offers this free, all-day opportunity to learn all you need to know and more about living in rural Maine. More than 40 unique, participatory workshops are offered, as well as a plant swap and potluck.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

ASAP's Farm Tour

June 22-23, 2019
Western North Carolina
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) offers an opportunity to connect with the region's farmers and get a behind-the-scenes look at local food in the Central Mountains of Western North Carolina. Enjoy guided tours, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and tastings. The two-afternoon tour is a family-friendly event and a great outing for visitors of all ages, abilities, and interests.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

North American Agroforestry Conference

June 24-27, 2019
Corvallis, Oregon
The Association for Temperate Agroforestry will convene for the 16th AFTA Biennial Conference, "Agroforestry for Sustainable Production and Resilient Landscapes." The agenda includes multiple tours, keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, and working group meetings.
In: Western SARE Region

 

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