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North American Agroforestry Conference

June 28 - July 2, 2021
Online
The 2021 North American Agroforestry Conference will bring together farmers, landowners, researchers, climate scientists, investors, philanthropists, policymakers, and global leaders on climate change, carbon drawdown, and agroforestry. Together, participants will tackle the major barriers to scaling agroforestry, focusing on solutions and action. The conference features more than 50 speakers over five days.
In: Online

 

Emerging Issues in Agritourism

June 28, 2021
Online
This webinar concludes Michigan State University Extension's four-part webinar series "Cultivating Local Farm Economies: Planning, Zoning and Emerging Issues in Agritourism." These webinars feature speakers from MSU Extension's Land Use and Community Food Systems Teams as well as testimonials from farmers who have successfully navigated the local planning and zoning environment to ensure successful agritourism ventures.
In: Online

 

Compost Application for Degraded Rangeland

June 29, 2021
Online
Faculty and staff from Swanton Pacific Ranch's CDFA Healthy Soils Program project will be hosting a Virtual Ranch Workshop on compost application rates for degraded rangelands. Researchers are exploring whether compost from landfill waste can help to improve productivity of rangelands, while sequestering carbon. The free workshop is open to the public and no pre-registration is required.
In: Online

 

COMET Tools—An Overview of the Climate Smart Toolset

July 1, 2021
Online
This webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. It introduces use of COMET-Farm, a tool that estimates the 'carbon footprint' for all or part of your farm/ranch operation and allows you to evaluate different options, which you select, for reducing GHG emissions and sequestering more carbon.
In: Online

 

Hilling Sweet Potatoes

July 7, 2021
Online
Virginia Cooperative Extension's Small Farm Outreach Program presents this evening workshop on hilling sweet potatoes at Randolph Farm in Petersburg, Virginia.
In: Online

 

Risk Management in a Vegetable Processing Facility: Part 2

July 8, 2021
Online
Join NCAT's Felicia Bell and Alcorn State University's Interim Farm Manager John Coleman for Part 2 of a discussion about food safety and risk management at Alcorn's Vegetable Processing Facility. Processing vegetables, whether washing and bagging fresh greens, or shelling and packaging peas, is an excellent way to add value to a crop, but it comes with its own set of risks that need to be considered in order to ensure food safety. Join them for an in-depth discussion of how Mr. Coleman reduces risk in this type of facility. This workshop is free, but registration is required.
In: Online

 

Building Blocks for Healthy Herds and Flocks

July 8, 2021
Online
Join NCAT Livestock Specialists Margo Hale and Linda Coffey for a free, virtual workshop on small ruminant health. In this workshop, these experienced producers will share their strategies for selecting and managing healthy, profitable animals. They also will explain the impact internal parasites have on sheep and goats. Participants will leave the workshop understanding how to recognize and support healthy stock by smart buying, thoughtful pasture management, and careful monitoring. There will be plenty of time for questions, and interaction via chat is encouraged. Pre-registration is required.
In: Online

 

Tools for Minimal-Till Market Farming and Diversified Vegetables

July 9, 2021
Online
This free virtual field day from Organic Association of Kentucky visits Anna Raines and the crew at Rains and Sun, a 13-acre Certified Organic diversified vegetable farm. This virtual event (via Zoom) will focus on season extension / protected production (high tunnels, caterpillar tunnels, row cover); bed prep (walk-behind tractor and implements, broadfork); seeding and planting (jang and earthway seeders, dibbler for transplanting); weeding and cultivating (landscape fabric, hand tools); irrigation (drip tape, overhead sprinklers); infrastructure (greenhouse, packshed), and consumable products (seeds, amendments, potting media).
In: Online

 

Food & Ag Policy Summit West

July 12, 2021
Sacramento, California, and Online
Agri-Pulse is presenting the Food & Ag Policy Summit West: How Can California Agriculture Remain Competitive? The event will offer a full day of speeches and panel discussions, with both in-person and virtual attendance options. The event will feature engaging conversations with Karen Ross, Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture; Assemblymember Robert Rivas, Chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and Vice-Chair of the Latino Legislative Caucus; Dr. Lynn Hamilton, professor, agribusiness at Cal Poly State University; Mike Way, managing partner, Prime Time International; Walt Duflock, vice president of agtech innovation at Western Growers; Jenny Maloney, Global-Americas strategic accounts manager at Bayer Crop Science Vegetable Seeds, Clay Mitchell, co-founder and managing director of Fall Line Capital, and others. In addition, Agri-Pulse will host panel discussions with a group of beginning farmers as well as the CEOs of some of the leading California agriculture associations.
In: Western SARE Region, Online

 

Farming for the Future: Ecosystem Market Summer Series

July 13, 2021
Online
Join the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership and organizations from Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin for a free four-part webinar series exploring new management options and financial opportunities for Midwest farmers. The series will provide farmers and their advisors with practical and straightforward information on innovative incentives. This session examines market opportunities through the lens of Consumer Packaged Goods (Cargill, General Mills, and PepsiCo).
In: Online

 

Financing Food Systems Through FinTech

July 13, 2021
Online
This event is part of the Council of Development Finance Agencies Food Systems Finance Webinar Series. In this session, explore how tech innovations are increasing access to financing for food-related businesses and projects, and how finance is supporting the integration of new technology in local food systems.
In: Online

 

Eastern Viticulture and Enology Forum

July 13, 2021
Online
Viticulture and enology extension programs at numerous institutions are collaborating with regional viticulture and enology specialists to present a Grower and Winemaker Town Hall virtual meeting series to give seasonal updates and answer pre-submitted and live questions from grape and wine industry stakeholders.
In: Online

 

Farm Training Project: Making Food Accessible

July 14, 2021
Online
MOFGA's Farm Training Project (FTP) workshops are designed for apprentices, farmworkers, and beginning farmers. Join this online session for a virtual tour of Pine Root Farm and Seek-No-Further Farmstead, two farms with dedicated models to ensure their fresh produce is accessible to Mainers of all incomes. Sliding scale CSA models, EBT processing and Senior FarmShare will be discussed.
In: Online

 

Aquaponics

July 15, 2021
Online
Virginia Cooperative Extension's Small Farm Outreach Program is offering this virtual aquaponics event featuring Randolph Farm.
In: Online

 

Farming for the Future: Ecosystem Market Summer Series

July 15, 2021
Online
Join the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership and organizations from Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin for a free four-part webinar series exploring new management options and financial opportunities for Midwest farmers. The series will provide farmers and their advisors with practical and straightforward information on innovative incentives. This final session highlights water quality markets and additional potential revenue streams for ecosystem services.
In: Online

 

Grain Place Foundation Field Day

July 17, 2021
Online
The annual Grain Place Foundation Field Day is virtual this year. The event gives you an opportunity to tour the farm and grain processing plant and to hear David R. Montgomery in conversation with experienced local organic farmers about what's new in regenerative, organic agriculture. The two-hour Field Day tours and keynote presentation will be followed by interactive breakout sessions.
In: Online

 

Season Extension I

July 18, 2021
Online
Center for Arkansas Farms and Food is offering a two-session Season Extension course online. This first session covers High Tunnel Production & Seasion Extension. The second session takes place on October 17, 2021. Network with other new farmers and discover resources available to help you succeed.
In: Online

 

Farmers Market—USDA SNAP and EBT

July 19, 2021
Online
Virginia Cooperative Extension's Small Farm Outreach Program is offering this online session on SNAP and EBT at farmers markets.
In: Online

 

OEFFA Conference Bites: Skill Building for Farmers and Foragers

July 20, 2021
Online
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association is offering access to presentations from its 2021 online conference, Our Time: Essential Links for a Strong Food Chain, via OEFFA's YouTube channel. Videos will be loaded in three "bites" and will be free for viewing at anytime thereafter. This second bite focuses on Skill Building for Farmers and Foragers.
In: Online

 

Kneading Conference

July 26-30, 2021
Online
The Kneading Conference brings together grainiacs and bread buffs from all over the country. Farmers, professional and home bakers, brewers, chefs, cooks, grain researchers, maltsters, food entrepreneurs, and wood-fired oven enthusiasts gather to educate one another about the art and science of growing and milling grains, baking artisan breads, and brewing delicious beer. This year's virtual conference features more than 25 workshops, demos, panels, and discussions led by grain leaders from around the world. Attendees may watch live or view the class later (workshop recordings will be available for six months).
In: Online

 

Soil and Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference

July 26-28, 2021
Online
The Soil and Water Conservation Society is presenting its Annual Conference, "One World, Connected through Conservation," online. Professionals advancing conservation solutions through research and practice in public and private sectors will present their work, including the latest in soil health, water resources, conservation management, climate change adaptation, social science, and more. Workshops, symposia sessions, and posters will showcase ideas, technologies, and practices, and foster a dialogue around their adoption.
In: Online

 

Farmer-Farmland Match & Market Maker

July 27, 2021
Online
Virginia Cooperative Extension Small Farm Outreach Program is presenting this virtual event.
In: Online

 

Veterans Harvest: A Virtual Conference for Veterans in Agriculture

July 27 - August 24, 2021
Online
The National AgrAbility Project is presenting Veterans Harvest: A Virtual Conference for Veterans in Agriculture on five consecutive Tuesdays, beginning July 27, 2021. All sessions are free. The first session includes a conference introduction by Cindy Chastain, National AgrAbility Project, and Jeanette Lombardo, Farmer Veteran Coalition, plus "One Veteran's Journey from PTSD to Farmer" by Sarah Creech, Blue Yonder Organic Farm and Indiana Farmer Veteran Coalition.
In: Online

 

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