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Organic Food & Farming Summit

November 21-22, 2019
Orlando, Florida
The Organic Food and Farming Summit is a statewide educational event geared toward farmers and the public (those who eat, cook, and grow good food) to come together and learn new skills and techniques on growing, processing, preparing, and selling organic and sustainable foods, on-farm and at home. Hundreds of farmers, gardeners, educators, students, advocates, and exhibitors will be in attendance to connect, share, and inspire one another. This two-day Summit will include in-depth educational sessions, classroom workshops, a trade show, and much more.
In: Southern SARE Region


Controlled Environment Urban Agriculture Conference

December 5, 2019
Dallas, Texas
At the first Controlled Environment Urban Agriculture Conference, experts from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the city of Dallas and others will cover urban agriculture production, controlled-environment crop performance and management of temperatures, nutrients, fertilizers, light, and other factors from a grower's perspective.
In: Southern SARE Region


NC Food Council Gathering: Cultivating Community Through Food

December 5-6, 2019
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
The North Carolina Food Council's "Cultivating Community Through Food" gathering features speakers and workshop sessions on food systems and farming. Topics include resiliency, preserving farmland, economics of farming, and stories of black farmers.
In: Southern SARE Region


Food & Farm Forum

December 6-7, 2019
Fairhope, Alabama
The Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network presents the Food & Farm Forum and Youth Food & Farm Forum. The agenda includes field trips, sessions on farming and gardening, sessions on community food systems, and sessions on homesteading and green living. The event features learning, community-building, and celebration.
In: Southern SARE Region


All Worms, All Day

December 7, 2019
Ewing, Virginia
The Delmarva Small Ruminant Conference will focus exclusively on gastrointestinal parasites, which are problematic on most small ruminant farms. The program will seek to educate stakeholders on the most up-to-date methods and recommendations for controlling parasites. It will include general sessions and a separate program for older youth. The program is a collaborative effort among Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Cooperative Extension.
In: Southern SARE Region


Uprooting Racism in the Food System

December 7-8, 2019
Harrisonburg, Virginia
The Uprooting Racism training is a theory and action workshop for environmental and food justice leaders to uproot systemic racism in our organizations and society. Soul Fire Farm and Black's Run Forest Farm delve deep into the history and structural realities of racial injustice and develop an understanding of the movement strategies of frontlines communities struggling for food sovereignty. Participants will examine our personal and societal roles of complicity in and resistance to the system. Much of the time will be spent developing tangible action plans.
In: Southern SARE Region


Professional Agricultural Workers Conference

December 8-10, 2019
Tuskegee, Alabama
The Professional Agricultural Workers Conference (PAWC) is a forum committed to a world that values and promotes equal opportunity equitable access to information and technology for sustainable development of communities and natural resources. Anyone who is associated with the agricultural industry, whether a farmer, government representative, or land-grant college faculty or staff will want to attend to engage with others in the field and explore the latest developments in agriculture and outreach. This year's theme is "Building Resilient Communities & Families Through Integrative Partnerships, Sustainable Practices, and Agricultural Transformations."
In: Southern SARE Region


Community Food Systems Conference

December 9-11, 2019
Savannah, Georgia
The 2019 Community Food Systems Conference will address common underlying themes of food security, social justice, and sustainable agriculture across urban and rural environments and foster community empowerment to create resilient and equitable local food systems. The conference is hosted by New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Georgia Farmer's Market Association. The conference will bring together leaders in, and advocates of, food security, sustainable agriculture, and social justice movements to discuss their range of perspectives, how these areas overlap, and how to support one another's work. Workshop presentations will span the following topics: Climate, Resiliency, and the Environment; Equitable Economics and Fair Labor; Food and Fish for All; "Food for Thought"; Measuring and Reporting Impacts; Movement Building through Community Partnerships; Policy/Advocacy; and Youth Engagement.
In: Southern SARE Region


Managing Taxes for Agricultural Producers

December 10, 2019
Ardmore, Oklahoma
Noble Research Institute is offering this free workshop for anyone who has agricultural income and/or expenses. Learn about recent tax-law changes related to agriculture. Topics will include how to report certain types of income and expenses, how to manage taxable income, and the new tax law's impacts on agricultural operations.
In: Southern SARE Region


Taking A Closer Look at Value-Added Dairy Opportunities Workshop

December 19, 2019
Loudon, Tennessee
This free, day-long workshop is offered by the Center for Profitable Agriculture at the University of Tennessee. The workshop is designed for dairy cow, goat, and sheep producers who want to add value through processing and manufacturing dairy products. Topics include costs, marketing, lessons learned, regulations, and grant opportunities.
In: Southern SARE Region


Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference

January 5-7, 2020
Lexington, Kentucky
The Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference is presented jointly by Kentucky State Horticultural Society, Kentucky Vegetable Growers Association, Organic Association of Kentucky, and Kentucky Wineries Association. The two-day meeting with pre-conference events is devoted completely to fruit, vegetable, and wine production, handling, harvesting, marketing, storage, and related topics.
In: Southern SARE Region


American Forage & Grasslands Council Annual Conference

January 6-8, 2020
Greenville, South Carolina
The annual conference of American Forage & Grasslands Council, "The More You Know, The More You Grow," features numerous workshops, poster presentations, and competitions.
In: Southern SARE Region


Estate Planning for Agricultural Producers

January 9, 2020
Ardmore, Oklahoma
This workshop from Noble Research Institute provides information on the need to plan for estate transfer, as well as laws governing estate transfer and the tools available to use in estate planning.
In: Southern SARE Region


Horticulture Industries Show

January 10-11, 2020
Owasso, Oklahoma
The theme for the 2020 Horticulture Industries Show is "PROTECTED AG: Adapting to Challenging Environments." You are invited to join with other specialty group growers, industry representatives, and educators to explore the use of technology and advanced growing practices to manage production-related risks.
In: Southern SARE Region


For the Love of Soil: Strategies to Regenerate our Food Production Systems

January 10-11, 2020
Fredericksburg, Texas
In partnership with NCAT, Soil for Water, and the Hill Country Alliance, ROAM Ranch is hosting a two-day workshop with Nicole Masters, agroecologist, soil expert, and Director at Integrity Soils. This workshop is geared towards land managers, ranchers, farmers, gardeners, environmentalists, and anyone else interested in improving the health of Texas soil and making lands more resilient to the dynamic and sometimes unforgiving climates of Texas.
In: Southern SARE Region


Virginia Biological Farming Conference

January 11-13, 2020
Roanoke, Virginia
The 21st annual Virginia Biological Farming Conference is Virginia's premier organic and sustainable agricultural conference. The Conference brings together farmers, gardeners, eaters, educators, and advocates of biological and organic agriculture. The three-day conference includes full and half-Day Pre-Conference intensive workshops, 44 sessions, presentations and panel discussions, 50 trade show exhibitors, locally sourced farm meals, and book signings.
In: Southern SARE Region


Got Farm Records...Now What?

January 13, 2020
Cookeville, Tennessee
This day-long workshop from the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is designed for existing or would-be operators of a value-added farm business. Using records developed for an example farm with value-added enterprises, presenters will teach how to export the example farm records into a spreadsheet and how to analyze and use them in making business-management decisions.
In: Southern SARE Region


South Carolina Association of Farmers Markets

January 14, 2020
West Columbia, South Carolina
The South Carolina Association of Farmers Markets annual conference will include information about specialty crops, grants, FMNP, cottage food law, special market activities, marketing your market, funding and partnerships, paperwork, and compliance. An additional SNAP overview will be presented for those interested.
In: Southern SARE Region


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