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Diversifying the Dairy: From Silvopasture to Market

January 21, 2020
Quaryville, Pennsylvania
During this mid-day PASA workshop, explore how Fiddle Creek Dairy—a pastured livestock farm that produces 100-percent grass-fed milk, yogurt, and cheese—has been working with Austin Unruh from Crow and Berry Land Management to develop silvopasture areas within their grazing paddocks. In addition to the environmental benefits, these tree plantings will offer more shade for the grazing herd, potentially produce more forage per acre, and eventually provide new potential products for Fiddle Creek to market. Learn how, since its beginning, Fiddle Creek has been working to diversify its dairy product line in response to the available market and demand.
In: Northeast SARE Region


Central Maryland Vegetable Day

January 23, 2020
Cockeysville, Maryland
University of Maryland Extension offers an opportunity for producers of fruit and vegetables to learn the latest about agriculture in Maryland. A trade show is included.
In: Northeast SARE Region


Winter Green-Up 2020

January 25, 2020
Latham, New York
Hear talks from grazing experts, get to know other farmers, and enjoy local, grass-fed meats at the twelfth Winter Green-Up, the Capital District's original grazing conference.
In: Northeast SARE Region


Urban Farmer Winter Meeting

January 26, 2020
Baltimore, Maryland
University of Maryland Extension and Baltimore City present the third annual Urban Farmer Winter Meeting.
In: Northeast SARE Region


Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

January 28-30, 2020
Hershey, Pennsylvania
The Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention has become the premier grower meeting in the Northeast combining three days of six or more concurrent educational sessions with a large industry trade show and numerous networking opportunities—all designed to enable fruit, vegetable, and berry growers as well as direct marketers to stay on the cutting edge of their industries.
In: Northeast SARE Region


Starting a Small, Intensive Commercial Farm for Local Markets

January 28 - March 31, 2020
Baltimore, Maryland
This class series is designed for people who are considering or in the beginning stages of starting a small farm as a business. This series of Tuesday evening classes will explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. This program is a collaborative effort between University of Maryland Extension and Future Harvest CASA's Beginner Farmer Training Program (BFTP) and Foodshed Field School. Classes will be taught by Extension educators and successful farmers in the region, including graduates of the BFTP.
In: Northeast SARE Region


Northeast Grainshed Symposium

January 30, 2020
Canton, Massachusetts
Join in this symposium to share ideas about the Northeast Grainshed and 4SquareFeet, a coordinated consumer marketing campaign. Help imagine a creative, constructive plan to build growth in grain-based businesses, and develop markets for farmers in the Northeast. Speakers will be describing the state of grain production and use in the Northeast, and helping participants imagine a creative, constructive plan to build growth in grain-based businesses, and develop markets for farmers in the Northeast.
In: Northeast SARE Region


PASA Sustainable Agriculture Conference

February 5-8, 2020
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
PASA's annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference offers four days of intensive learning on 100+ food and farming topics. Farmers, food system professionals, educators, advocates, homesteaders, and others who are passionate about building a better food system gather at this event. The schedule includes full-day intensives, keynotes, plenaries, educational sessions, and a trade show.
In: Northeast SARE Region


NOFA New Hampshire Winter Conference

February 8, 2020
North Sutton, New Hampshire
"Grow Well, Eat Well," the 2020 NOFA New Hampshire Winter Conference, features educational workshops in 10 tracks, keynote speaker Steve Gabriel, the Green Market Fair, and more.
In: Northeast SARE Region


Organic Farming/Gardening Summit and Trade Show

February 11-12, 2020
Presque Isle, Maine
Central Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting its first Organic Farming/Gardening Summit and Trade Show. The two-day event will include a range of presentations by area agricultural experts on topics ranging from soil and forestry to cattle, beekeeping and growing cannabis for CBD.
In: Northeast SARE Region


New York Certified Organic Meeting

February 11, 2020
Waterloo, New York
The series of winter meetings presented by New York Certified Organic continues with this free, mid-day event featuring speakers.
In: Northeast SARE Region


MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Conference

February 12-13, 2020
Dover, Delaware
The annual conference of MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture focuses on the unique needs and interests of women in agriculture. The event includes a half-day preconference workshop on Mindfully Managing Stress and Building Farm and Farm Family Resilience or From Farm to Market: Tips and Tools for promoting, displaying and selling produce. There are also three keynote presentations and 15 breakout sessions. Attendees come from five states in the region.
In: Northeast SARE Region


NOFA-VT Winter Conference

February 15-17, 2020
Burlington, Vermont
The 38th annual NOFA-Vermont Winter Conference, "Celebrating Our Interdependence," seeks to convene, to reunite, to connect, and to imagine how we might come together to build a food system for the future. NOFA-VT Winter Conference provides a valuable opportunity for farmers, homesteaders, gardeners, land managers, educators, producers, and other food-system activists to participate in a vibrant organic community by sharing ideas, resources, and skills.
In: Northeast SARE Region


New England Campus Farmer Summit

February 22, 2020
Easton, Massachusetts
The New England Campus Farmer Summit gathers the campus farm community in the Northeast. The second biennial summit will highlight the value of campus farms and growing spaces, given larger societal concerns and shifts in structure, function, and constraints of higher education institutions. Attendees will leave the Summit feeling part of a larger campus farm community, with the connections, tools, and information to nourish their own communities, organizations, and farms. The 2020 summit program will focus on the theme of nourishment.
In: Northeast SARE Region


Agriculture & Food Conference

February 23, 2020
Dighton, Massachusetts
Southeast Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership presents this 13th annual Agriculture & Food Conference. The lineup includes workshops for the general public as well as info-packed sessions for farmers and gardeners of all experience levels. Registration includes a locally sourced lunch and Resource Fair.
In: Northeast SARE Region


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