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Ohio Produce Network

ong>January 21-23, 2019 Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio Produce Network is the annual gathering for the fresh produce industry, including markets, in Ohio. The two-day event includes numerous educational programs, a trade show, and ample opportunities to network with your peers. Programs often cover production techniques, disease/pest mitigation, management, marketing, and retailing strategies, food safety, and emerging technologies.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Cultivating Your Farm's Future: farm succession and estate planning

January 21, 2020
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension will host workshops in seven locations in January 2020, providing information and resources on farm succession and estate planning. Participants will have an opportunity to meet individually with speakers, including attorneys and tax specialists to ask specific questions about their situations.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society Food & Farming Conference

January 23-26, 2020
Fargo, North Dakota
The NPSAS Winter Conference features pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, workshops, and a trade show. Topics include weed control, unusual crops, deep winter greenhouses, farmland transition, and more.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

GrassWorks Grazing Conference

January 23-25, 2020
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
"Regenerating our Grass Roots" is the theme for the 2020 GrassWorks Grazing Conference. Featured speakers include Fred Provenza, Peter Ballerstedt, and Jasmine Dillon. There will be a trade show and concurrent sessions on a wide variety of pasture-health, production, and business topics.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Iowa Specialty Producers Conference

January 23-24, 2020
Ankeny, Iowa
The Iowa Specialty Producers Conference is a partnership between the Iowa Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association and the Iowa Wine Growers Association. The conference features keynote speaker John Stanley, a world-renowned retail consultant, speaker, and author, as well as six breakout session tracks focusing on viticulture, enology, fruits, vegetables, other specialty crops, and business/marketing.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference

January 24-25, 2020
Acme, Michigan
The Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference brings together farmers and gardeners from across Michigan to learn and connect. The agenda includes Farm School intensives on hemp, maple syrup, and herbs, as well as farm tours, workshops, a trade show, and more.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

OGRAIN Winter Conference

January 24-25, 2020
Madison, Wisconsin
The fifth annual conference for those interested in organic grain production in the Upper Midwest will feature expert farmers, researchers, and industry representatives sharing their knowledge, along with ample opportunity for networking and discussion. Workshops and discussion will highlight issues important to organic grain farmers.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Emerging Farmers Conference

January 24-25, 2020
St. Paul, Minnesota
The annual Emerging Farmers Conference serves to advance the success and sustainability of farmers who traditionally face barriers to the education and resources necessary to build profitable agricultural businesses. This innovative conference focuses primarily on the needs and interests of farmers of color and immigrant farmers, and supports their contributions to local economic development and building healthy communities. It does so by connecting farmers, farm advocates, educators, professionals, experts, and agency officials.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

"Blazing Trails" Food Regulations Training

January 24, 2020
Grand Marais, Minnesota
"Blazing Trails through the Jungle of Food Regulations" is a project to bring a half-day training workshop about local food regulations to every county in Minnesota. The training presents information and resources about how to navigate food regulations that pertain to local food, in order to help individual food entrepreneurs and local food systems move forward. "Blazing Trails" is a project of the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Renewing the Countryside, and the Minnesota Farmers' Market Association.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Mitigating Flood Damage to Water & Soil

January 25, 2020
Owatonna, Minnesota
Farmers, landowners, and anglers can learn how to buck the damage caused by extreme weather to soil and water during a program hosted by the Izaak Walton League's Owatonna chapter and the Upper Mississippi River Initiative (UMRI). Confirmed speakers include Minnesota cover crop farmer-experts Tom Cotter and Myron Sylling, and George Boody of the Land Stewardship Project (LSP), also a co-sponsor. Speakers will address why no-till fields need cover crops to battle erosion, how to strike a better deal for conservation in rental agreements, the role of livestock, 260-bushel corn, and how soil health pays the bills.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Wisconsin Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Conference

January 26-28, 2020
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Conference is a three-day conference that provides educational programming for growers of fresh produce including apples, berries, grapes and vegetables; agri-tourism and winery operators; and farmers market vendors and managers. There are more than 80 educational sessions in seven different tracks.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Farm Journal Hemp College

January 27-28, 2020
Chicago, Illinois
During Farm Journal's Hemp College, experts will discuss the best agronomic practices for hemp production and touch upon marketing, legal considerations, and policy news.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Cultivating Your Farm's Future: farm succession and estate planning

January 27, 2020
Dodgeville, Wisconsin
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension will host workshops in seven locations in January 2020, providing information and resources on farm succession and estate planning. Participants will have an opportunity to meet individually with speakers, including attorneys and tax specialists to ask specific questions about their situations.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

"Blazing Trails" Food Regulations Training

January 27, 2020
Sartell, Minnesota
"Blazing Trails through the Jungle of Food Regulations" is a project to bring a half-day training workshop about local food regulations to every county in Minnesota. The training presents information and resources about how to navigate food regulations that pertain to local food, in order to help individual food entrepreneurs and local food systems move forward. "Blazing Trails" is a project of the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Renewing the Countryside, and the Minnesota Farmers' Market Association.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

No-Till on the Plains

January 28-29, 2020
Wichita, Kansas
The 24th annual No-till on the Plains Winter Conference features an expert lineup of soil health speakers, including Steve Groff, Dr. Daphne Miller, Lucinda Stuenkel, Doug Peterson, Brendon Rockey, and more. Topics include cover crops, soil biology, and livestock grazing, among others.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

"Blazing Trails" Food Regulations Training

January 28, 2020
Cold Spring, Minnesota
"Blazing Trails through the Jungle of Food Regulations" is a project to bring a half-day training workshop about local food regulations to every county in Minnesota. The training presents information and resources about how to navigate food regulations that pertain to local food, in order to help individual food entrepreneurs and local food systems move forward. "Blazing Trails" is a project of the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Renewing the Countryside, and the Minnesota Farmers' Market Association.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Cultivating Your Farm's Future: farm succession and estate planning

January 28, 2020
Marshfield, Wisconsin
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension will host workshops in seven locations in January 2020, providing information and resources on farm succession and estate planning. Participants will have an opportunity to meet individually with speakers, including attorneys and tax specialists to ask specific questions about their situations.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Cultivating Your Farm's Future: farm succession and estate planning

January 28, 2020
Kewaskum, Wisconsin
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension will host workshops in seven locations in January 2020, providing information and resources on farm succession and estate planning. Participants will have an opportunity to meet individually with speakers, including attorneys and tax specialists to ask specific questions about their situations.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Cultivating Your Farm's Future: farm succession and estate planning

January 29, 2020
Menomonie, Wisconsin
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension will host workshops in seven locations in January 2020, providing information and resources on farm succession and estate planning. Participants will have an opportunity to meet individually with speakers, including attorneys and tax specialists to ask specific questions about their situations.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Cultivating Your Farm's Future: farm succession and estate planning

January 29, 2020
St. Joseph's Ridge, Wisconsin
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension will host workshops in seven locations in January 2020, providing information and resources on farm succession and estate planning. Participants will have an opportunity to meet individually with speakers, including attorneys and tax specialists to ask specific questions about their situations.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Cover Crops, No-Till & Grazing: Evaluating the Economics and First Steps to Improving Soil

January 29, 2020
Elgin, Minnesota
This Land Stewardship Project workshop features presentations by southwestern Minnesota farmers Grant and Dawn Breitkreutz, along with southeastern Minnesota farmers Tom Cotter and Myron Sylling. Presenters will address the soil-health learning curve with stories from their own operations.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

UMCA Agroforestry Symposium

January 30, 2020
Columbia, Missouri and Online
The Univeristy of Missouri Center for Agroforestry presents the 11th Annual UMCA Agroforestry Symposium, focusing on "Value-Added Processing for Missouri Agriculture and Forestry." The symposium is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is requested. Sessions are also available via livestream.
In: North Central SARE Region, Online

 

Cover Crops, No-Till & Grazing: Evaluating the Economics and First Steps to Improving Soil

January 30, 2020
Ridgeway, Iowa
This Land Stewardship Project workshop features presentations by farmers who will address the soil-health learning curve with stories from their own operations. The workshop will include a producer panel with Northeast Iowa farmers Parker Beard, Mark and Ethan Imoehl, and Jerome Fulsaas.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Healthy Farms Conference

January 31 - February 1, 2020
Grand Island, Nebraska
Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society's annual Healthy Farms Conference facilitates farmer-to-farmer training and support. The event includes breakout sessions, keynote presentations, ample time for meaningful conversation, a fun dinner on Friday night, and the annual NSAS membership meeting.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Kansas Regional Farmers Market Workshop

February 1, 2020
Iola, Kansas
From the Land of Kansas is presenting six regional Farmers Market Workshops across the state.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

"Blazing Trails" Food Regulations Training

February 5, 2020
Eagan, Minnesota
"Blazing Trails through the Jungle of Food Regulations" is a project to bring a half-day training workshop about local food regulations to every county in Minnesota. The training presents information and resources about how to navigate food regulations that pertain to local food, in order to help individual food entrepreneurs and local food systems move forward. "Blazing Trails" is a project of the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Renewing the Countryside, and the Minnesota Farmers' Market Association.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

"Blazing Trails" Food Regulations Training

February 5, 2020
Little Falls, Minnesota
"Blazing Trails through the Jungle of Food Regulations" is a project to bring a half-day training workshop about local food regulations to every county in Minnesota. The training presents information and resources about how to navigate food regulations that pertain to local food, in order to help individual food entrepreneurs and local food systems move forward. "Blazing Trails" is a project of the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Renewing the Countryside, and the Minnesota Farmers' Market Association.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Northern Indiana Grazing Conference

February 7-8, 2020
Shipshewana, Indiana
The Northern Indiana Grazing Conference includes plenary presentations, breakout sessions, and producer panels. Topics include production, farm business, and general interest.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Iowa Farmers Market Association Workshop

February 8, 2020
Des Moines, Iowa
The Iowa Farmers Market Association presents this one-day workshop focused on positioning your farmers market as a community asset. Session topics include food trucks, grants, and market questions.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Sustainable Farming Association Annual Conference

February 8, 2020
St. Joseph, Minnesota
The agenda for Sustainable Farming Association's Annual Conference includes sessions on livestock, soil health, produce, farm business, and more. The schedule features several producer panels, as well as children's programming.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Michigan Family Farms Conference

February 8, 2020
Kalamazoo, Michigan
The theme of the 17th Annual Michigan Family Farms Conference is "Nurturing Resilient Farms - 2020 & Beyond." Farmers, educators, and food system professionals gather to network, learn, and share resources and experiences. There will be a full lineup of workshops focusing on resilience of small Michigan farms as well as a special keynote and awards ceremony. It is an energizing, hands-on event featuring multiple tracks of breakout sessions, plus a youth track.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Kansas Regional Farmers Market Workshop

February 8, 2020
Wichita, Kansas
From the Land of Kansas is presenting six regional Farmers Market Workshops across the state.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Indiana Horticultural Conference & Expo

February 11-13 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana
This event offers a major trade show and educational sessions in numerous tracks, including new tracks such as Urban Agriculture, Hemp Production, Agronomic Crops, and Farm 360. The event will also offer many opportunities for networking with fellow Indiana and other Midwestern farmers and vendors.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Meeting and Conference

February 11-12, 2020
Kansas City, Missouri
In cooperation with the Midwest Cover Crops Council, the University of Missouri Extension will host the Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Meeting and Conference. February 11 is the annual meeting, which is open to the public. On February 12, there are poster sessions and education sessions open to farmers, farm advisors, and others interested in cover crops.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

LSP Farm Crisis Forum: Resiliency & Resources

February 12, 2020
Elgin, Minnesota
Come to one of the Land Stewardship Project's upcoming Farm Crisis Forums to hear resilient farmers share their stories. At this event there will be a panel providing legal and financial resources, including MDA Farm Advocate Connie Dykes, Stephen Carpenter from Farmers' Legal Action Group, and Dan Miller from Farm Business Management.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

OEFFA Conference

February 13-15, 2020
Dayton, Ohio
The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association presents Ohio's largest sustainable food and farm conference. The agenda includes keynote speakers Laura Lengnick and Eric Holt-Giménez, as well as tours, workshops, exhibits, and social events. NCAT's Jeff Schahczenski is one of the featured speakers. The conference theme is "A Climate for Change."
In: North Central SARE Region

 

LSP Dairy Crisis Meeting & Farm Crisis Forum

February 13, 2020
Preston, Minnesota
At this free event from the Land Stewardship Project, hear Dr. Richard Levins, professor emeritus of applied economics at the University of Minnesota and dairy policy advisor to the National Farmers Organization, speak on that group's response to the crisis in dairy farming in his talk, "A Plan to Take Action for Family Dairy Farmers." Hear from a panel of experts who will speak about the resources available to support farmers in need. LSP's "Farm Crisis Forum: Resiliency and Resources" features resilient farmers and a resource panel.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Southeast Kansas Specialty Crops Workshop

February 15, 2020
Burlington, Kansas
The first annual Southeast Kansas Specialty Crops Workshop covers production, marketing, and management. Both experienced and beginning specialty crop producers from across Kansas are invited to attend.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

"Blazing Trails" Food Regulations Training

February 18, 2020
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
"Blazing Trails through the Jungle of Food Regulations" is a project to bring a half-day training workshop about local food regulations to every county in Minnesota. The training presents information and resources about how to navigate food regulations that pertain to local food, in order to help individual food entrepreneurs and local food systems move forward. "Blazing Trails" is a project of the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Renewing the Countryside, and the Minnesota Farmers' Market Association.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meeting

February 19-20, 2020
West Lafayette, Indiana
This annual education and networking event brings together the growing organic grain farming community in Indiana and surrounding states. Wednesday, February 19, offers a full-day workshop focused on transitioning to organic grain production. This workshop is for farmers exploring a transition of acreage to organic grain production and those with ground in transition. On Thursday, February 20, the full day of education and networking will include breakout sessions, farmer panels, networking time, and an industry trade show.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference

February 20-21, 2020
Kearney, Nebraska
The annual Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference features five general-session speakers and more than 30 concurrent workshops that focus on agricultural risk management. Through workshops and presentations, attendees will learn how to better manage risk, improve their farms and ranches, and become more successful operators and business partners. Topics are production risk, market risk, financial risk, human risk, and legal risk.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Renting It Out Right Workshop

February 21, 2020
Mankato, Minnesota
This Land Stewardship Project "Renting It Out Right" workshop is for landowners and farmers who are interested in soil building, soil health, and conservation leases. It is being held in partnership with the School Sisters of Notre Dame at the Living Earth Center.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Kansas Regional Farmers Market Workshop

February 21, 2020
Olathe, Kansas
From the Land of Kansas is offering six workshops throughout the state. The agenda includes presentations and training on marketing, regulations, and more.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Kansas Regional Farmers Market Workshop

February 22, 2020
Hiawatha, Kansas
From the Land of Kansas is offering six workshops throughout the state. The agenda includes presentations and training on marketing, market management, regulations, and more.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

"Blazing Trails" Food Regulations Training

February 22, 2020
Isanti County, Minnesota
"Blazing Trails through the Jungle of Food Regulations" is a project to bring a half-day training workshop about local food regulations to every county in Minnesota. The training presents information and resources about how to navigate food regulations that pertain to local food, in order to help individual food entrepreneurs and local food systems move forward. "Blazing Trails" is a project of the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Renewing the Countryside, and the Minnesota Farmers' Market Association.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Cultivating Your Farm's Future: farm succession and estate planning

February 26, 2020
DePere, Wisconsin
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension will host workshops in seven locations in January 2020, providing information and resources on farm succession and estate planning. Participants will have an opportunity to meet individually with speakers, including attorneys and tax specialists to ask specific questions about their situations.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

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