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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


Open Gate: Full Heart Farm Day

May 31, 2019
Ledyard, Connecticut
At HMI's Full Heart Farm Day, learn how Holistic Management enables producers to clearly identify and meet their goals, make better decisions, and enjoy the benefits of regenerative agriculture. Meet Allyson Angelini and learn how she has applied Holistic Management and how it has influenced her farming and financial strategies. Take part in a hands-on exercise to learn about the health of the soil and tour Full Heart Farm to learn about cropping strategies and biological monitoring.
In: Northeast SARE Region


Summer Field Days: Pasture Management, Livestock Integration & Agroforestry Systems

June 1-2, 2019
Bristol, Vermont
Grass farmers, homesteaders, and growers are invited to join Wild Roots Farm Vermont, Jennifer Colby from Howling Wolf Farm, and Mark Krawczyk from Valley Clayplain Forest Farm, for an in-depth look at pastures, soil, and agroforestry systems. This gathering is intended to inform community members about various methods for building a robust soil network that supports grazing livestock, food production, and biodiversity. There will be time spent in a classroom setting as well as in the field, observing and interacting with living systems.
In: Northeast 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


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


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


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


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


Conversations About Food: Food Tank Live from the U.S. Capitol

July 10, 2019
Washington, DC
Food Tank, The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, Planet Forward, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, and New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development are presenting bi-monthly, bi-partisan conversations about food issues in the U.S. Congress. This session focuses on the intersection of food, AI, and technology. Events are free to attend with registration.
In: Northeast SARE Region


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