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Women in Ag Learning Network Virtual Conference

January 29-31, 2019
Online
eXtension's Women in Ag Learning Network presents this virtual conference on Women in Ag Programs for 21st Century Farms and Ranches: Best practices & innovative approaches for emerging audiences. It is designed for agricultural educators and service providers who are interested in launching new programs or expanding and improving existing programs for women farmers and ranchers. The online conference over three afternoons includes presentations, panel discussions, and interactive sessions.

In: Online

 

Sheep Shearing: The New Zealand method

January 29, 2019
Online
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) continues its series of free webinars on humane animal production with this presentation on the New Zealand method, an efficient and low-stress way to shear sheep. Learn an overview of the technique, the tools, and the importance of shearing in the humane treatment of fiber bearing animals. Presenter Amber Van Hove is the owner of Barnhart Fields Farm in Washington State and a certified national sheep shearer.

In: Online

 

Holistic Grazing Planning Online Course

January 29 - March 5, 2019
Online
HMI offers this weekly online course on Tuesdays. In this course you will learn the key grazing planning principles and practices for improving land health and productivity. You will learn the steps to this simple approach to grazing planning so that you can better analyze and address critical grazing considerations, as well as determine forage inventory, animal needs, and grazing and recovery periods. Once you have clarity about these parameters you will learn how to develop and communicate to others a written grazing plan.

In: Online

 

Agroforestry Symposium

January 31, 2019
Columbia, Missouri and livestreamed
The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry presents the 10th annual Agroforestry Symposium, "Innovation to Entrepreneurship: Fostering a Culture of Research Translation." The Symposium is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is requested.

In: North Central SARE Region, Online

 

Pastured and Free-Range Poultry Workshop: Alternatve Species Overview & Duck Welfare Considerations

January 31, 2019
Davis, California, and online
The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program's Pastured / Free-Range Poultry Project presents this three-hour workshop as part of a five-part series that is offered live and online. This session will focus on the basics of waterfowl commercial poultry production on small farms, with a talk on the relationship between duck welfare assessment, management, and health.

In: Western SARE Region, Online

 

Documenting the Source of Wild Ginseng in Pennsylvania

February 1, 2019
Online
This webinar is part of the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Agroforestry webinar series. In this one-hour session, Eric Burkhart of Penn State will present on "Documenting the source of wild ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) in Pennsylvania: results from six years of surveying yields insights into forest farming and husbandry participation."

In: Online

 

Lower Financial Risk by Increasing Soil Health

February 6, 2019
Online
Join eOrganic and the Organic Farming Research Foundation for a free, one-hour webinar on how to lower your financial risk by increasing soil health, presented by Mark Schonbeck of the Virginia Association for Biological Farming. This webinar will explore how several key soil health practices can reduce risks during organic transition and organic production. Advance registration is required.

In: Online

 

Meat Goat Production and Management Home Study Course

February 6 - March 13, 2019
Online
This online course from Penn State Extension is for goat producers interested in improving their production practices and ultimately the profitability of their operation. It presents basic production, marketing, and financial information for beginning producers and is a great review for seasoned producers. The six-part course is held on Wednesday evenings.

In: Online

 

Defeating Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats

February 12, 2019
Online
This free, one-hour webinar is the first in a three-part series from Food Animal Concerns Trust on exploring how to defeat parasites in small ruminant animals. This session will discuss the seriousness of parasites, the parasite life cycle, parasite effects and symptoms, and general vocabulary for the discussion. The presenter is NCAT's Linda Coffey.

In: Online

 

Breaking Bad Habits: Integrating Crop Diversity into High Tunnel Production Systems

February 19, 2019
Online
Join eOrganic for a webinar to learn what crops other than tomatoes can be grown in high tunnels, and how to integrate cover crops into your high tunnel rotations. The presenter is Cary Rivard of Kansas State University. K-State has been working on research projects to determine the feasibility of high tunnels for other high-value crops like strawberries, sweet potato slips, melons, and others, in addition to cover-cropping strategies for high tunnel growers. This presentation will explore some of these options and discuss different strategies for incorporating diversity into high tunnel production.

In: Online

 

Defeating Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats

February 19, 2019
Online
This free, one-hour webinar is the second in a three-part series from Food Animal Concerns Trust on exploring how to defeat parasites in small ruminant animals. This session will discuss ways to prevent parasites, including organic principles for encouraging animal health, animal selection, evasive grazing, strategic deworming, and quarantine of new purchases. The presenter is NCAT's Linda Coffey.

In: Online

 

Online Marketing Webinar Series

February 26, 2019
Online
The University of Tennessee's Center for Profitable Agriculture continues its monthly series of webinars on online marketing with a free, one-hour session on Developing a Social Media Strategy, with Sarah Cornelisse, Penn State University.

In: Online

 

Defeating Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats

February 26, 2019
Online
This free, one-hour webinar is the last in a three-part series from Food Animal Concerns Trust on exploring how to defeat parasites in small ruminant animals. This session will cover treatment protocols and strategies, and will tie together all of the strategies that were discussed throughout the webinar series. The presenter is NCAT's Linda Coffey.

In: Online

 

Designing Cover Crops to Work for Your Farm

February 27, 2019
Online
This free, one-hour webinar is part of the bi-weekly Wednesday Webinar series presented by Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture. This workshop will provide information about what cover crop species and management techniques are optimal for the various desired functions, and how to utilize cover crops that make sense for your farm.

In: Online

 

Selecting and Managing Cover Crops for Organic Crop Rotations in the Western Region

February 27, 2019
Online
This free webinar is part of a series of eight free webinar trainings on organic farming and soil health in the Western United States, presented by the Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic. This webinar will discuss best cover crops, mixes, and management methods for optimum soil health and organic cash crop production in the Western Region. It will explore in greater depth the special challenges that farmers face in adding cover crops to dryland cereal grain rotations and other moisture-limited cropping systems.

In: Online

 

Selecting and Managing Cover Crops for Organic Crop Rotations in the Western Region

February 27, 2019
Online
This free, one-hour webinar is part of the Organic Farming and Soil Health in the Western U.S. Webinar Series presented by Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic. In this webinar Eric Brennan, USDA ARS, will discuss best cover crops, mixes, and management methods for optimum soil health and organic cash-crop production in the Western Region. The webinar will explore in greater depth the special challenges that farmers face in adding cover crops to dryland cereal-grain rotations and other moisture-limited cropping systems.

In: Online

 

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