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Growing Organic Expertise in Iowa

February 18, 2020
Council Bluffs, Iowa
The Iowa Organic Association and regional partners will deliver a series of organic workshops across Iowa to provide the information, tools and resources for ag service providers (NRCS, Extension, FSA, SWCD, RCD, County Conservation), crop insurance agents, farm lenders, farming organizations, farmers and others to support farmers interested in organic transition, diversification and expansion. This full day workshop will provide an overview about the National Organic Program, information about organic certification and transition, organic standards and production practices and insight into current organic market trends and demands.
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

 

Hazelnut Informational Meeting

February 24, 2020
Rochester, Minnesota
The Southern Minnesota Hazelnut Grower Cluster is holding a free informational meeting. Growers are invited to come and learn about the emerging Midwest hazelnut industry and how to get involved.
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

 

MOSES Organic Farming Conference

February 27-29, 2020
LaCrosse, Wisconsin
MOSES Organic Farming Conference is the country's largest educational event on organic farming. It features 60 workshops over six sessions, 10 full-day classes, a two-floor trade show, organic meals, and round-table discussions, plus more opportunities to network. Whether you're certified organic, using organic practices on your sustainable farm, or considering the switch to organic, you'll find information, resources, and connections to help you succeed.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Kansas Farmers Market Regional Workshop

February 28, 2020
Beloit, Kansas
This day-long workshop is one of six in February offered by From the Land of Kansas. The agenda includes presentations, producer panels, and training on marketing, market management, regulations, and more.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Kansas Farmers Market Regional Workshop

February 29, 2020
Leoti, Kansas
This day-long workshop is one of six in February offered by From the Land of Kansas. The agenda includes presentations, producer panels, and training on marketing, market management, regulations, and more.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Michigan Farmers Market Conference

March 3-4, 2020
Lansing, Michigan
This annual conference brings together the numerous individuals necessary to create and support a thriving marketplace for local food and farm products in Michigan. It includes market managers, farmers, vendors, volunteers, non-profit and municipal employees, as well as people involved in local food systems work. Engaging educational sessions, roundtable discussions, and excellent networking and exhibitor opportunities will offer up-to-date information on timely topics related to farmers market cultivation and management.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Indiana Small Farm Conference

March 5-7, 2020
Danville, Indiana
The Indiana Small Farm Conference begins with a series of daylong workshops on March 5. Topics include writing a food safety plan, vegetable crop planning, mushroom cultivation, biological orcharding, and two tours: agri-tourism and livestock processing. Breakout sessions on March 6-7 will cover topics ranging from vegetable and livestock production to farm management and marketing. Participants will have an opportunity to network with Extension educators, expert speakers, other farmers, and vendors. A trade show and poster session are also on the schedule.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Midwest Soil Health Summit

March 5, 2020
Elk River, Minnesota
Sustainable Farming Association presents the 2020 Midwest Soil Health Summit: Farm as Reflection of Farmer. The summit will feature two educational tracks—Silvopasture and Agronomics—plus keynote speakers Jon Stika and John Mesko.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Midwest School for Beginning Apple Growers

March 6-8, 2020
Madison, Wisconsin
The intensive three-day course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison demonstrates what it takes to set up and run a successful orchard business. Topics include soil fertility, pest management, business planning, risk management, recordkeeping, marketing, and economics. Grower-instructors primarily teach the course, with featured presentations and hands-on labs by UW faculty and other specialists. This course is intended for people who are serious about starting an orchard business in the Midwest.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Midwest Organic Pork Conference

March 13-14, 2020
Dubuque, Iowa
The 2nd Annual Midwest Organic Pork Conference will present the best resources and information available to help expand opportunities for organic pork production and distribution. This conference brings together those conducting research (academic and non-academic), expert organic and niche hog farmers, industry experts, and others to share current organic hog research and first-hand experience with new and advanced organic farmers from across the Midwest and other states.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Extend Your Season with Alternative Income

March 13, 2020
Matteson, Illinois
Angelic Organics Learning Center is offering this field day with a panel of farmers discussing ways in which they can extend their farm season and earn income all year long.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Small Farm Conference & Trade Show—Sowing Seeds for Success

March 14, 2020
Mansfield, Ohio
The Ohio State University's Small Farm Conference & Trade Show offers four rounds of concurrent sessions with tracks on horticulture, produce production, natural resources, livestock, specialty crops, farm management, marketing and miscellaneous.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

Tree Crop Propagation Workshop

March 14, 2020
Downs, Illinois
This Savannah Institute workshop will provide an overview of the pros and cons of direct seeding, explore sources for seed, and demonstrate techniques for growing nut and fruit trees from seed. Crops covered include hybrid chestnuts, black walnuts, heartnuts, pecans, paw paw, persimmon, and others.
In: North Central SARE Region

 

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