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Introduction to Aquaculture System

June 4, 2020
Online
The Farmory is presenting a series of lunch and learn webinars for people looking to get into aquaculture and aquaponics with yellow perch. Serious farmers and hobbyists will benefit from expert experience in fish farming and have the opportunity to ask questions.
In: Online

 

7 $ecrets of Effective Farmers Webinar Series: Budgeting

June 4, 2020
Online
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture continues its free monthly webinar series, 7 $ecrets of Effective Farmers. Beginning farmers, value-added agriculture entrepreneurs and all farm operators are invited to participate. This session focuses on budgeting.
In: Online

 

Understanding Oregon Farm Employment Law During COVID-19

June 4, 2020
Online
In this webinar from Oregon Tilth, lawyers with Farm Commons, a nonprofit legal education organization, will explain Oregon's employment law and provide practical, actionable steps to reduce risk on your farm.
In: Online

 

Records Are Your Proof: Effective Record Keeping

June 4, 2020
Online
This webinar is part of University of Idaho Extension's ongoing Sheep & Goat Webinar Series.
In: Online

 

Integrating Sheep and Vegetables at Sundog Farm—Pest & Disease Management

June 5, 2020
Online
In this Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day, join Carmen & Maja Black and the rest of the crew at Sundog Farm to learn how they are addressing challenges on their farm. In this three-part series, you will see how the team manages sheep grazing through their vegetable fields. Carmen and Maja will share how they scout for disease and manage black rot. You'll also find out how they fill CSA orders for 200 families.
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Pasture-Raised Poultry 101

June 7, 2020
Online
In this Future Harvest CASA workshop, farmers Jennifer Vaccaro and Brian Knox of Where Pigs Fly Farm will take you through all of the aspects of a pasture-raised broiler chicken operation. Topics will include equipment for the brooder, brooder security and setup, tractor security and setup, moving chicks and tractors, daily chores, disease and preventative measures, and more. Lindsay Gilmour, consultant with Chesapeake Harvest, will review food safety considerations when raising livestock near vegetables.
In: Online

 

Weekly Worm Webinar

June 9, 2020
Online
Cooperative Extension in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, and Virginia presents a weekly webinar covering a specific topic related to internal parasite control in small ruminants.
In: Online

 

Sustainable Beekeeping Online Course

June 9, 2020
Online
Rutgers University Continuing Professional Education presents a one-hour webinar that will discuss ways to maintain your beehives in a more sustainable way, minimizing losses through management, using local bee stocks (your own or a local beekeeper), and creating resource hives.
In: Online

 

Whole Farm Business Planning Workshop: Creating Your Farm Business Plan

June 10, 2020
Online
The third workshop in Rural Action's free, five-part online webinar series on Whole Farm Business Planning focuses on Creating Your Farm Business Plan. This session will take what participants learned from the Business Model Canvas exercise and help them create a farm business plan. Paul Patton, Social Enterprise Director at Rural Action, will walk farmers through the key elements of a successful business plan and help them begin to write their own as part of a Whole Farm Plan. Topics covered include executive summaries and value statements, product research and marketing, financial planning, and preparing for capital investment.
In: Online

 

Invasive Insects: Impacts In Agriculture

June 10, 2020
Online
Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's Wednesday Webinar Series continues with this session on invasive insects. This webinar will cover some of the basic biology and ecology of invasive species and explain why they are able to outbreak so severely in new areas. We will also discuss different ways of responding to introductions of new pest species using examples from past introductions as case examples of management methods developed to cope with new pests.
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The IPM Hour

June 10, 2020
Online
The Western Integrated Pest Management Center is starting a new monthly seminar series called The IPM Hour. In the first session, learn about Insect Pest Monitoring with Directional LED Lights and about Riparian Restoration along the Little Colorado River.
In: Online

 

How to Treat Your Cover Crop Like a Cash Crop

June 10, 2020
Online
In this webinar from The Pasture Project, Dr. Andrea Basche will discuss strategies to boost cover crop benefits, such as ideas for maximizing biomass growth for grazing. Tune in to learn more about why treating your cover crop like your cash crop can pay dividends
In: Online

 

Greenhouse Fertigation

June 10, 2020
Online
University of Massachusetts Extension's Vegetable Program presents this virtual meeting with Judson Reid from Cornell Cooperative Extension that looks at precision management of pH and nutrient levels for greenhouse growing.
In: Online

 

Pastured Pork Fundamentals

June 10, 2020
Online
PASA is offering this free evening webinar featuring Pasture Song Farm. Pasture Song moves their pigs regularly through annual and perennial pastures in rotation with field crops, including corn and small grains, which are harvested and ground on their farm for feed. The finished pork products are sold through farmers markets, CSA meat shares, and various wholesale accounts. During this webinar, learn about the pitfalls and rewards of raising pigs on pasture in rotation with other crops, including strategies for fencing, shelter, pasture management, making feed and bedding, and crop rotation.
In: Online

 

Working With Neighbors to Integrate Livestock and Improve Soil

June 11, 2020
Online
This Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day is hosted by Tom Wind. Tom's goal is to improve the soil on his family's century farm. To do this, he has been working with neighbors to integrate cattle, sheep, and poultry into his cropping system in a variety of ways. They've been practicing management-intensive grazing for four years on selected areas. See areas where unrolled hay bales were fed prior to cash crop planting and where stockpiled grazing took place. Also, see how chickens follow cows, along with pictures showing where soils that were once poor have become productive again. Not only is Tom seeing life come back to the soil and farm, he is building community in rural Iowa in the process.
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Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pests and Diseases in the Summer Orchard

June 11, 2020
Online
MOFGA's annual Orcharding series workshop is going online. Join C.J. Walke, MOFGA's Down East agricultural specialist, for tips on how to address pest and disease problems that may arise in your orchard this summer. Walke will share best practices in summer orchard care to help you ensure that your trees are in good shape for a successful fall harvest.
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Pasture Farrowing: Infrastructure, Scheduling and Seeding

June 12, 2020
Online
This Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day visits organic pastured pork producer Jude Becker at Becker Lane Organic Farm. Jude will share how he manages his organic farrow-to-finish operation and participants will see how his waterline and fencing on pasture are set up. Jude will also highlight sow scheduling, controlling herd size, and establishing a steady production flow, as well as provide tips on farrowing.
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Hemp Webinar Series: Phytochemical Testing

June 15, 2020
Online
Penn State Extension's free Hemp Webinar Series continues with this session on Phytochemical Testing. Presenters will cover techniques of sampling hemp, knowing what total THC means, and in-season monitoring.
In: Online

 

Biodynamics 101 for Growers

June 16, 2020
Online
Join the CCOF Foundation and Demeter USA for a free introductory webinar on the basics of Biodynamic agriculture for organic growers. Learn the similarities and differences between the National Organic Program and Demeter Biodynamic standards for farms. Then, hear firsthand how organic growers integrate Biodynamic practices into their farming systems.
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The Essentials of Accessibility: School and Community Gardens

June 16, 2020
Online
The Maine CITE Coordinating Center is collaborating with the Maine AgrAbility Program to offer this free webinar on how assistive technology can help farmers. This presentation discusses planning for school and community gardens for all users, including those of all ages and abilities. The presentation includes concepts on making the garden an enjoyable destination and how assistive technology in the form of adaptive garden tools can help.
In: Online

 

Fundamentals of IPM: Recognizing & Managing Diseases in Vegetable Crops

June 16, 2020
Online
This is a free PASA webinar from the Fundamentals of IPM series. The webinar will review both common and some not-so-common diseases in the most important vegetable crops in the Northeast and Upper Mid-Atlantic: tomatoes, peppers, vine crops, and leafy greens. Presenters will discuss control strategies for these diseases using an IPM approach, including cultural practices and variety selection. Finally, explore sustainable fungicide and bactericide programs, considering application timing, using adjuvants to improve efficacy, application methods, and selecting materials to meet your market demands.
In: Online

 

Carbon Markets and Ecosystem Services

June 17, 2020
Online
Jefferson Center for Holistic Management is offering this webinar, in which three panelists deeply involved in the marketplace of carbon and ecosystem services address questions about the economic model of the carbon market, how farmers and ranchers access these markets, risks and benefits, and how carbon markets change agricultural operations.
In: Online

 

Termination Dates for Cereal Rye In Soybeans

June 17, 2020
Online
At this Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day, farmers Jon Bakehouse and Sam Bennett will discuss their experiences and findings from trials investigating delayed termination of cereal rye in soybeans. They'll give some background about their motivations to conduct on-farm research and explain how their original research questions evolved into an on-going trial looking at the impacts of not terminating cereal rye and leaving it to re-seed itself.
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Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Partnership's Risk Management Webinar Series

June 18 and 25 and July 2, 2020
Online
Join the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership for a three-part webinar series highlighting the use of land stewardship and soil health management as a tool to mitigate production and market risks. Farmers utilizing soil health practices are finding benefits beyond the farmgate: from buffering extreme weather, to increasing working capital, to meeting changing consumer demand.
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Getting Started in Recirculating Agriculture Systems

June 18, 2020
Online
The Farmory is presenting a series of lunch and learn webinars for people looking to get into aquaculture and aquaponics with yellow perch. Serious farmers and hobbyists will benefit from expert experience in fish farming and have the opportunity to ask questions.
In: Online

 

Biosecurity for Pastured Pork Farms

June 18, 2020
Online
This free PASA webinar will show you how to create a customized and effective biosecurity system on your pastured pork farm. It starts by defining a key concept of biosecurity: creating lines of separation. Lines of separation, commonly referred to as the "clean/dirty line," are the most effective way to manage pathogen transfer onto your farm and to your animals. Presenters will share examples of how to examine your farm for the best locations to establish lines of separation to prevent and minimize contamination.
In: Online

 

Staying Safe and Essential at Farmers Markets

June 18, 2020
Online
Join Future Harvest CASA for an informative webinar with the market and farm managers of Potomac Vegetable Farms to learn how they are being innovative in design and responsive to their customers in these times.
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Updates on Soil Health and Water Quality under Contrasting Farming Systems

June 18, 2020
Online
In this free webinar from the Rodale Institute, Dr. Atanu Mukherjee will share updates on Rodale Institute's Watershed Impact Trial and discuss preliminary results of the 6-year collaborative project on impacts of organic and conventional management practices on soil health and water quality.
In: Online

 

Prairie Strips and Conservation on Rented Ground

June 18, 2020
Online
This event is the first in a two-part series from Iowa State University STRIPS and Practical Farmers of Iowa. Join landowner Eric Hoien, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, and the ISU STRIPS team to learn more about designing, establishing and managing prairie strips and how to work with land tenants to achieve conservation goals. Landowner Eric Hoien and ISU STRIPS farmer liaison Tim Younquist will discuss prairie strip management and prescribed fire. See pictures and videos from Eric's recent prairie burn and learn more about how fire can be used by landowners to manage prairie strips.
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California Biologically Integrated Farming Systems (BIFS) Program

California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting grant applications for its Biologically Integrated Farming Systems (BIFS) Program. The goal of the BIFS grant program is to fund on-farm demonstration and evaluation of innovative, biologically based farming systems that employ IPM strategies. The goal of the revitalized Biologically Integrated Farming Systems grant program is to provide outreach of innovative, biologically integrated plant-based farming systems that reduce chemical insecticide inputs. A total of $1 million is available. The application deadline has been extended until June 30, 2020.
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