ATTRA's COVID-19 statement

Spring Update: You can now download any of our technical materials for FREE!

Events

Sort by Events in your Region:

Currently displaying all Online Events





Click on map to see events in your region:
Sare Regions Map Canada Western Region North Central Region Southern Region North Eastern Region

Cole Crop School

March 30, 2020
Online
Cornell Vegetable Program presents a one-day school designed for organic and conventional fresh-market growers who consider themselves beginner or intermediate skill-level cole crops producers. In addition to scouting, ID and management of common pests, diseases, and weeds, the morning includes special seminars on controlling swede midge, alternaria, and on diversifying weed-management strategies. Fertility, soil health, marketing and variety selection, grower perspectives and tips, and winter cole crops production round out the afternoon programming.
In: Online

 

Virginia Farmer Listening Session on Addressing Issues Related to COVID-19

March 30, 2020
Online
The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and Virginia Association for Biological Farming want to hear from Virginia farmers during this COVID crisis and find out ways those in our network and beyond are handling these changes to our growing season, supply chain, and overall livelihood. Learn from each other and discuss the challenges you are facing, explore opportunities that are arising as a result of this crisis, and the innovative responses underway to keep our communities safe but also well nourished. Hear from Lee O'Neill, of Radical Roots Farm, and Heather Coiner, of Little Hat Creek Farm, on how they've pivoted to deal with the COVID-19 crisis and finding new market avenues. This will be the first of a series of calls.
In: Online

 

Market Programs & Services That Draw Customers

March 30, 2020
Online
This webinar is part of the free series "Reversing the Downward Trend: Toolkit for Adapting Farmers Markets to Match Consumer Trends" presented by the Farmers Market Federation of New York.
In: Online

 

How to Create a Free On-line Store for Your Farm

March 30, 2020
Online
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a free webinar on How to Create a Free On-line Store for Your Farm. Agriculture Extension Agent Debbie Roos will walk participants step-by-step through the process of setting up a basic, free, on-line store through Square that will allow folks to accept pre-orders and payments for items to be picked up at the farm, farmers market, or other location. Pre-registration is required.
In: Online

 

The Microbiome: what is it, and how might it impact organic dairy production?

March 30, 2020
Online
Join eOrganic for a webinar on the microbiome and how it relates to organic dairy production. The webinar will be presented by a team of researchers who are currently conducting a study on the microbiome and mastitis in organic dairies, with funding from the USDA NIFA OREI. This webinar will focus on describing the microbiome and its important characteristics and discuss current research that is trying to leverage the microbiome to improve animal health, welfare, and productivity. This webinar is the first in a series on the microbiome and its potential applications to dairy production and mastitis.
In: Online

 

New Market Drive-Thrus

March 31, 2020
Online
Minnesota Farmers Market Association is hosting this Zoom meeting on new modes of market operation for all Minnesota farmers market managers, staff, vendors, and other advocates. David Kotsonas from St. Paul Farmers Market, Martha Archer from Mill City Farmers Market, and Jessica Joyce from Rochester Farmers Market discuss the different alternative market formats they are currently trialing. Topics will include lessons learned; online platforms utilized; information gathered on sales, cost of operation, and other important metrics; next steps; and Q&A discussion.
In: Online

 

Update on Organic Crop Insurance Options for 2020-2021

March 31, 2020
Online
Join eOrganic and the Organic Farming Research Foundation for a free webinar about organic crop insurance options for 2021. During this webinar, attendees will learn how changes to federal crop insurance programs in the 2018 Farm Bill may impact organic and transitioning farmers. Presenters will also discuss several provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill that can help organic farmers build healthy soils and thereby reduce on-farm risks including those related to climate change.
In: Online

 

Mythbusters: Grazing Cover Crops

March 31, 2020
Online
The Pasture Project presents this webinar with Meghan Filbert of Practical Farmers of Iowa, addressing common myths about grazing cover crops. The webinar will discuss information from recent grazing cover crop field trials and the experiences of farmers using the practice.
In: Online

 

The Resilient Farmer: Managing Stress on the Farm

March 31, 2020
Online
The Sustainable Food Systems Lecture Series from University of Maryland Extension continues with a free presentation featuring Jeanette Jeffrey, Healthy Living Educator at University of Maryland Extension.
In: Online

 

How to Create a Free On-line Store for Your Farm

March 30, 2020
Online
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a free webinar on How to Create a Free On-line Store for Your Farm. Agriculture Extension Agent Debbie Roos will walk participants step-by-step through the process of setting up a basic, free, on-line store through Square that will allow folks to accept pre-orders and payments for items to be picked up at the farm, farmers market, or other location. Pre-registration is required.
In: Online

 

Understanding Farm Retirement Webinar

April 1, 2020
Online
Practical Farmers of Iowa and Syverson Strege present online Understanding Farm Retirement workshops that will discuss retirement in the context of farm transition and succession. Facilitated by financial planners from Syverson Strege, these workshops will discuss retirement planning and implementation strategies and will lay out a roadmap to retirement as part of a larger farm transfer or estate plan. Attendees will also hear about new legislation (the SECURE Act), effective December 2019, that includes changes to IRAs, 401(k)s, RMDs, and more.
In: Online

 

Strategies for Online Farm Stores

April 1, 2020
Online
This free webinar from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) features a panel of livestock farmers who are currently doing online or pre-paid sales successfully. Presenters are Hayden Holbert of Avrom Farm in Wisconsin, Sam Gasson of Bull City Farm in North Carolina, Katie Steere of Deep Roots Farm in Rhode Island, and Heather Puckett of MT Cross Farm in Montana. They will share their experiences with the various online platforms and also offer tips for navigating the logistical challenges that come with online stores.
In: Online

 

Farm to Freezer: The Logistics of Online Sales & Shipping Meat

April 2, 2020
Online
The Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network offers an opportunity to hear from three experienced panelists who sell their meats online and ship direct to consumers. Topics will include setting up an online store, different web platforms, accepting payments, updating inventory, meat selection, subscriptions versus a la carte orders, boxes, insulation, dry ice, maintaining cold chain, shipping carriers, costs, regulations. This will be more of an informal discussion than a formal presentation.
In: Online

 

Farm Tax Filing Tips

April 2, 2020
Online
This free webinar is part of the "7 $ecrets of Effective Farmers Webinar Series" presented by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Beginning farmers, value-added agriculture entrepreneurs and all farm operators are invited to participate. The series will cover a variety of topics related to effective farm business management, marketing and planning.
In: Online

 

Alaska Farmers Market Association Conference

April 3-4, 2020
Online
The Alaska Farmers Market Association conference theme, "Buy Local, Grow Local," highlights how markets are a vital piece of local economies. Join market organizers and supporters, farmers and vendors, from around the state for a weekend devoted to growing your farmers market. Share ideas, develop new skills, and strengthen your support network. This conference will be presented virtually.
In: Online

 

Extending the Grazing Season

April 6, 2020
Online
This half-day workshop is part of Nutrition's Role in Sustainable Livestock Production Practices, a workshop series for agricultural service providers and farmers on pasture management and infrastructure and the nutritional needs of livestock raised on pasture.
In: Online

 

Grass, Grain & the Developing Rumen

April 6, 2020
Online
In this free webinar from PASA, professor Chris Gambino will discuss rumen development in the pre-weaned calf, and the role grain can play at this critical time of life. If a certification does not allow grain to be fed, how does the livestock manager assure good health in the calf? Chris will look at current and developing research around this important area of livestock management.
In: Online

 

Farmers Markets Physical Redesign for COVID-19 Mitigation

April 6, 2020
Online
Farmers Market Coalition shares how market operators who have actually implemented a new COVID-19 practice have operationalized those new methods. This webinar will focus ONLY on the physical redesign of market spaces. It will not cover online platforms that some market leaders are using to build new, off-site purchasing systems.
In: Online

 

From the Farmers Perspective

April 7, 2020
Online
This free webinar is part of a series based on "Reversing the Downward Trend: Toolkit for Adapting Farmers Markets to Match Consumer Trends," presented by the Farmers Market Federation of New York.
In: Online

 

Fruit and Vegetable Production Workshop

April 7, 2020
Online
Join University of Minnesota Extension for this half-day workshop addressing issues in vegetable and fruit production, geared to producers who sell vegetables or fruit at local farmers markets, groceries or restaurants. Topics will include Spotted Wing Drosophila exclusion, disease prevention, and pollinator habitat.
In: Online

 

Decolonizing Agroforestry

April 7, 2020
Online
This free evening webinar is part of the Savanna Institute's Nutshell Series. It features Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin of the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance.
In: Online

 

Seed Potato Production and Breeding in Organic Systems

April 8, 2020
Online
Join eOrganic for a free webinar on seed potato production and breeding in organic systems, by Rue Genger of the University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Horticulture. Learn how seed potato crops are kept healthy through careful inspection and testing, what it means for seed potatoes to be "certified," and where organic certification fits into this picture. The webinar will also talk about true potato seed, potato breeding, and how true seed is developing as a possible alternative to seed potatoes.
In: Online

 

Understanding Farm Retirement Webinar

April 9, 2020
Online
Practical Farmers of Iowa and Syverson Strege present online Understanding Farm Retirement workshops that will discuss retirement in the context of farm transition and succession. Facilitated by financial planners from Syverson Strege, these workshops will discuss retirement planning and implementation strategies and will lay out a roadmap to retirement as part of a larger farm transfer or estate plan. Attendees will also hear about new legislation (the SECURE Act), effective December 2019, that includes changes to IRAs, 401(k)s, RMDs, and more.
In: Online

 

Labor Law and Communication Workshop

April 10, 2020
Online
MOFGA is offering a free webinar geared towards established farmers, surrounding labor law and communication on the farm. Steven McKinney will cover numerous aspects of farm labor, including common mistakes employers make, pay issues, overtime exemptions and times when overtime may have to be paid, child labor restrictions, record keeping, field sanitation requirements, and also special rules surrounding housing, labor contractor registration, and/or transportation that may apply under the Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act and the H-2A program.
In: Online

 

Biochar Production Technologies

April 14, 2020
Online
This webinar is the second presentation in an 11-part monthly webinar series created by the USDA Forest Service. It will cover information on biochar related to slash pile building, on-site conversion (including small mobile units), bioenergy facilities, saw mills, compost facilities, and more.
In: Online

 

Non-timber forest products in the United States: access, production, markets, and market values

April 14, 2020
Online
In this free webinar, NC State University Extension Forestry and USDA Forest Service will explore past research and gaps in current understanding related to the access, production, markets, and market values of NTFPs in the United States, including the continuum of production from wild-harvesting to forest farming of NTFPs.
In: Online

 

The State of Grass-Fed Value Chains in Illinois

April 14, 2020
Online
Join Delta Institute and the Pasture Project for a webinar on the state of grass-fed value chains in Illinois. This webinar will present research on current grass-fed production, processing, and end markets; showcase 11 case studies of regenerative grass-fed value chain stakeholders; and assess future growth scenarios and recommendations for growing grass-fed beef value chains in Illinois.
In: Online

 

Farm Financing Options for Historically Underserved and Beginning Farmers Through the USDA Farm Service Agency

April 16, 2020
Online
The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program hosts webinars that showcase important start-up topics and resources for beginning farmers and ranchers. In this episode, learn what financing options are available through the Farm Service Agency Farm Loan Programs. Discussion will include types of loans, rates and terms, eligibility and feasibility requirements, and an opportunity for questions.
In: Online

 

Stress and Safety: Decrease one, Increase the other

April 20, 2020
Online
The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program hosts webinars that showcase important start-up topics and resources for beginning farmers and ranchers. This seminar will illustrate the relationships between stress, injury and overall health among farmers.
In: Online

 

Nutshell Webinar

April 21, 2020
Online
The Savanna Institute's Nutshell Webinar Series continues with this session. In this free evening webinar, Heidi Leuszler of Berries & Flour Bakery & Harvest Goods explains how a labor of love became a perennial cottage food operation and then a farm.
In: Online

 

Economics of Grazing Organic Replacement Dairy Heifers

April 22, 2020
Online
Join eOrganic for the fourth webinar in a series of presentations about organic grazing, based on research projects funded by NIFA OREI and Western SARE at Utah State University and the USDA ARS Forage and Range Lab in Logan, Utah. This free webinar will be presented by Ryan Feuz and Ryan Larsen of Utah State University. This webinar discusses what the expected net annual financial impact would be for organic replacement dairy heifer operation using high-energy grasses and the tannin-containing legume birdsfoot trefoil as its primary source of grazing forage. Advance registration is required.
In: Online

 

Grazing Cover Crops for Resilience—How Grazing Cover Crops Builds Resilience through Stimulating Soil Biology

April 22, 2020
Online
Join Pasture Project and Dr. Kris Nichols for a webinar on cover crops and grazing as ways to stimulate carbon flow to soil biology, and learn how using these practices can build resilience to weather and pest and disease issues, as well as increasing overall profitability.
In: Online

 

NOSB Spring Meeting

April 29-30, 2020
Online
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Spring Meeting will be held live online via webinar. The virtual meeting will be open to the public and the transcript will be posted online after the meeting.
In: Online

 

[Submit your own Event!] [ Contact]

NCAT