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Ohio Agritourism Conference

March 25, 2019
Hartville, Ohio
Ohio State University presents this opportunity to network with peers from around the state and learn about the latest Agritourism trends and topics. The event will be hosted by Maize Valley Market and Winery. Tours of the farm will be offered as one of the education sessions.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Ohio Soil Health Symposium

March 26, 2019
Shelby, Ohio
The Third Annual Ohio Soil Health Symposium will feature presentations by farmers, conservation folks, researchers, and other agriculture industry experts. Discussion Rooms will provide space for small groups to discuss solutions "For Farmers," "For Advisors," and "From Industry" relating to herbicides, nutrient management, manure, on-farm research, small grains, planting equipment, and weather events. Attendees can choose throughout the day which sessions will be most valuable. The symposium will feature special guests Sarah Carlson, Paul Hepperly, and Dave Brandt.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Organic Agronomy Training Series

March 26-27, 2019
Bismarck, North Dakota
Organic Agronomy Training Series (OATS) is a two-day intensive workshop on the basics of transition to certified organic crop production designed for Certified Crop Advisers and other agricultural service providers who work directly with farmers. The agenda includes introductions to key principles of organic transition, certification, marketing, and agronomy. This OATS workshop is focused on agronomic crop production in the Northern Great Plains and will emphasize large-scale wheat, other small grain, pulse crop, corn, and soybean production.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Southern Minnesota Organic Crops Day

March 26, 2019
Owatonna, Minnesota
This Organic Crops Day program from University of Minnesota Extension aims to provide current, transitioning, and future organic crop producers with additional tools and knowledge to help their operations succeed. The event offers a broad range of topics applicable to organic row-crop production.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Farm Workplace Safety Workshop: Caring for Your Body While Caring for the Land

March 27, 2019
Atlanta, Illinois
This workshop from The Land Connection will cover proper lifting techniques, nutrition, recovery, breathing drills (hands-on), body mechanics, yoga for farmers (hands-on), OSHA for farmers, packhouse hazards (scavenger hunt), and assessing risk on your farm (self-assessment) and discuss how corrective actions can be built into your employee manual and safety plan. The workshop is going to be packed with a ton of great information, tips and tricks, and some easy routines and procedures to implement on your farm to ensure that you and your employees are all operating safely.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Iowa Community Food Systems Program Event

March 29, 2019
Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa's Community Food Systems Program is a joint effort of the ISU Extension and Outreach Local Foods and Community and Economic Development programs. This fourth annual Community Food Systems Program event provides an opportunity for anyone engaged in local food systems development to network and learn from national voices. Workshop topics range from developing farmer feasibility training to mapping and technology, food donation and gleaning. The event also includes information on the new certification programs offered by the Community Food Systems Program to develop professional skills for local food leaders.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

New and Small Farm Conference and Trade Show

March 29-30, 2019
Piketon, Ohio
This conference from Ohio State University Extension is designed for small farm owners wanting to learn more about how to make their farms work better for them. Many topics will be offered to help landowners expand their operations. Landowners can attend workshops and seminars taught by Extension professionals and industry leaders on a wide variety of agricultural enterprises. There will be a full-day Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) training Friday and a hops workshop on Friday evening, with a full-day conference and tradeshow on Saturday.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Finding Farmland: A Workshop for Beginning & Aspiring Farmers

March 30, 2019
Northfield, Minnesota
This free, day-long workshop from the Land Stewardship Project will help you approach your land access journey with confidence. Participants will engage in participatory goal-setting and financial planning exercises using the LSP "Farmland Access Financial Decision-Making Tool," and hear directly from farmers about the creative land access methods they have used. Additional resources and programs to help plan for, find, and afford farmland will be introduced.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Backyard and Small Flock Poultry Workshop

March 30, 2019
Gaylord, Minnesota
Join UMN experts 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

 

Farm Finance Boot Camp

March 30, 2019
Caledonia, Illinois
Angelic Organics Learning Center hosts this afternoon workshop. Farm Finance Boot Camp will give you the tools to learn the basic farm financial statements and learn how to understand your farm business through these statements.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Women Caring for the Land

April 2, 2019
Toledo, 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

 

Women Caring for the Land

April 3, 2019
Dallas Center, 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

 

Your Farm Future: A blueprint to move your farm forward

April 3, 2019
South Range, Wisconsin
The UW-Extension Program "Your Farm Future: A blueprint to move your farm forward" is intended for farmers interested in planning and preparing for the future of their farm business in the context of current challenging economic conditions. The world of agriculture is always shifting, and developing a plan will help farmers navigate the future and regain a sense of control of their future. This program offers an opportunity for farmers interested to further develop and/or re-evaluate their plans and goals for their farm with consideration for family business dynamics and current economic conditions.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Illinois Farmers Market Association Annual Conference

April 4, 2019
Monticello, Illinois
This full-day conference will be packed with informative and inspiring speakers, three educational tracks (Market Managers, Market Vendors, and Market Presentations), targeted break-out sessions at all experience levels, networking opportunities, and a winter market and vendor fair.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Planning for Transition Workshop: Ensure Smooth Succession or Transfer of Your Farm

April 6, 2019
Springfield, Ohio
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association and others present a full-day workshop on options and resources to assist you in the transition, succession, or transfer of your land. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to better assess your situation, articulate goals for the future of your land, and develop a transition plan.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Ohio Valley Small Farm and Garden Conference

April 6, 2019
Evansville, Indiana
Purdue Extension offers the Ohio Valley Small Farm and Garden Conference to help current, beginning, and prospective small farmers in the Tri-State area improve and diversify their farm operations. The day-long conference includes presentations on hemp production, strawberry production, soil fertility, beekeeping, backyard poultry, pastured pork, organic pest control, grape production, urban soil health, fruit tree grafting, sheep and goat parasite control, and rainscaping. Conference participants will receive information on production methods and processes from a variety of experts to plan for new ventures, improve profitability, and diversify current operations.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Beginning Apple Grower Spring Field Day

April 6, 2019
Madison, Wisconsin
This special event is part of the Midwest School for Beginning Apple Growers, sponsored by the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, University of Wisconsin. The day will include stops at two orchards, as well as a short classroom session and lunch. The day will emphasize critical business startup issues such as assessing market opportunities, orchard design, vital decisions about root stocks and apple varieties, and financial planning tools.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Farm Dreams Workshop

April 7, 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Land Stewardship Project is offering Farm Dreams, a four-hour workshop designed to help people clarify what motivates them to farm, get their vision on paper, inventory their strengths and training needs, and get perspective from an experienced farmer.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Vegetable IPM Workshop

April 9, 2019
Dubuque, Iowa
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is holding a free, one-day workshop to help growers, local foods coordinators, extension staff, county horticulturists, and industry representatives learn about managing common insects, diseases, and weeds in vegetable production systems. Topics to be covered include insect, disease, and weed management, and crop rotation in vegetable crops. Pre-registration is required by March 31, 2019.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Women Caring for the Land

April 10, 2019
Story 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

 

Growing Edible Mushrooms

April 11, 2019
Salem, Missouri
The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry presents this day-long workshop with an introduction to fungi, information on growing shiitake, oyster mushrooms, and winecap mushrooms, and instructions for getting started.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Backyard and Small Flock Poultry Workshop

April 13, 2019
Elko New Market, Minnesota
Join UMN experts at this one-day workshop to review some of the challenges and solutions for small-scale and backyard poultry. This workshop for beginning chicken keepers in urban and rural settings, and for anyone interested in learning more about caring for chickens.
In: North Central 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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