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Alliance of Sustainable Farms Field Day

July 19, 2019
Crystal Springs, Mississippi
The Alliance of Sustainable Farms presents Module 4 of its free farmers and ranchers training program. The session will be hosted by Mississippi State University's Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station. Major topics for the training include 1) Production: animal nutrition and crop nutrition; 2) Financial: financial statements; 3) Marketing: Branding and promotion; 4) Food Safety: Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule; and 5) Farm Policy: challenges faced by new and beginning farmers. Pre-registration is required; contact AllianceofSustainableFarms@gmail.com.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Produce Food Safety for Military Veterans

July 19, 2019
Weslaco, Texas
Join Texas AgrAbility for a one-day hands-on training to learn the rules, regulations, and safe practices for produce. These regulations can be overwhelming to find, learn, and put into practice. This training will break them down and teach producers how to implement produce safety into their operations. The free course is open to military veterans.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Organic Commodities Field Day

July 22, 2019
Kinston, North Carolina
The NC State University Organic Working Group will hold an Organic Commodities Field Day. The half-day event will include research updates, equipment demonstrations, and information sessions. Specific topics will include development of conservation tillage practices in organic tobacco and sweet potato, the emerging organic sorghum market, application of plasticulture for tobacco production, demonstration of new cultivation and no-till equipment, and more.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Improving Adoption of Sustainable Water Management Practices

July 23-25, 2019
College Station, Texas
The 2019 Southern Region Water Conference will address irrigation, watershed management, crop water, incentives to growers, ecosystem services, and more aspects of water for drinking and agriculture.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Soil Health in Organic Practices & High Tunnel Production

July 23, 2019
Pickens, South Carolina
In this full-day workshop from Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, participants will learn about both soil health principles and high tunnel production, covering the importance of soil health and how to support it, how to use high tunnels as effective tools for increasing vegetable production, and extending the growing season.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Silvopasture Field Day

July 25, 2019
Goldsboro, North Carolina
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems and numerous partners are presenting this day-long workshop on silvopasture, the intentional practice of integrating forages, animals, and trees. The combined workshop, field day, and on-farm instruction includes the latest silvopasture research from North Carolina and Virginia. Participants will also learn about a new NC Choices USDA project aimed at connecting beginning livestock producers with silvopasture and other land opportunities across the state.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Organic Disease and Pest Management Field Day

July 25, 2019
Brooksville, Kentucky
Open to all, this Organic Association of Kentucky Field Day is geared toward production farmers and features mid-scale, diversified vegetable production. Pre-registration is required. Join Kelly and Nick Brown at Locust Ridge Organic Farm as they discuss their challenges in high tunnel and open field growing conditions and explore the most effective strategies for control with Emily Pfeufer, UK Extension Plant Pathologist, and Ric Bessin, UK Extension Entomologist.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Texas Panhandle Soil Health Bus Tour

July 30 - August 1, 2019
Lubbock, Texas
Join No-till on the Plains and experts for a three-day tour of farms in the Lubbock and Amarillo areas. Participants will see how soil health practices used in a robust crop rotation can work for even the driest regions. Tour stops will feature long-term no-till fields growing cotton, corn, sorghum, cowpeas, sunflower, and more. Participants will also see effective weed suppression, moisture conservation, and livestock integration using single and multi-species cover crops.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Produce Food Safety for Military Veterans

August 2, 2019
Garland, Texas
Military veterans can join Texas AgrAbility for a free, one-day, hands-on training to learn the rules, regulations, and safe practices for produce. These regulations can be overwhelming to find, learn, and put into practice. This training will break them down and teach producers how to implement produce safety into their operation.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Farm Tour: F.A.R.M.

August 2, 2019
Dallas, Texas
Join Texas AgrAbility for a free evening farm tour of Farmers Assisting Returning Military (F.A.R.M.) Urban Farm Park. Topics will include agritourism, environmental sustainability, determining your niche, specialty crop production, urban farming, veteran programs, and more.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Battleground to Breaking Ground Agriculture Business Workshop

August 3, 2019
Garland, Texas
This free, one-day Battleground to Breaking Ground workshop is designed for military veterans, beginning farmers and ranchers, individuals with disabilities, and anyone interested in starting an agriculture business. Workshop sessions will include rural business ideas, business planning, possibilities for farming/ranching with a disability, funding sources, marketing resources, and resources to support agriculture business operations.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Child Agricultural Injury Prevention Workshop

August 6-7, 2019
Lexington, Kentucky
"Protecting the Future of Agriculture" is presented by the the National Children's Center for Rural Health and Agricultural Safety and Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention. This workshop is ideal for farm organizations, insurance professionals, agribusiness, bankers and lenders, healthcare providers, Extension, FFA Advisors, public health officials, and media.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Western Kentucky Summer Forage Tour: Resuscitating a Rundown Farm

August 6, 2019
Horse Ranch, Kentucky
Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council's annual field day takes place at D and D Farm. Owners Bud and Lakayah Daugherty will be showcasing their success in improving a neglected farm. The tour will feature frank and open discussions on various approaches to restoring the productivity of neglected farms. Discussion and questions will be highly encouraged. The event is free.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Agritourism Summer Spotlight

August 7, 2019
Summerton, South Carolina
South Carolina Agritourism Association is hosting Summer Spotlight events to help association members and other farmers learn about opportunities in agritourism. These special events offer fresh tourism ideas and discussion of hot topics, as well as an opportunity to network. Presentation topics will include Insurance and Agritourism, Conservation & Camps, and Connecting SCDNR with Farmers.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Farm Fundamentals Workshop

August 10, 2019
Okolona, Mississippi
Alcorn University, NCAT, and the Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance (MMFA) present a free, day-long beginning farmer workshop at the North Mississippi Agribusiness Center. The following training topics are scheduled: profitable goat business, animal and crop nutrition, financial statements, branding and promotion, food safety, and challenges faced by beginning farmers. ?This workshop is the fourth in a series titled "Farm Management Educational Program for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers."
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Farm & Food Leadership Conference

August 11-13, 2019
San Marcos, Texas
Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance, partnering with Texas State University's Small Producers Initiative, hosts the 13th annual Farm & Food Leadership Conference for independent family farmers, artisan food producers, local food advocates, and others interested in sustainable agriculture, farm to table, and growing healthy foods. It includes more than 50 sessions, workshops, demonstrations, and small-group Q&A meetings.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Battleground to Breaking Ground Agricultural Business Workshop

August 15, 2019
San Angelo, Texas
Join Texas AgrAbility for a free one-day agriculture business workshop designed for military veterans, beginning farmers and ranchers, individuals with disabilities, and anyone interested in starting an agriculture business. Workshop sessions will include rural business ideas, intro to business planning, possibilities for farming/ranching with a disability, funding sources for farming/ranching, marketing resources, and resources to support agriculture business operations.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Texas Sheep and Goat Expo and Field Day

August 16-17, 2019
San Angelo, Texas
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo is hosting a free morning Sheep and Goat Field Day, followed by the two-day Sheep and Goat Expo. This year's expo will feature a special practicum session that will provide hands-on demonstrations of some production practices. Concurrent sessions in the late afternoon include business and marketing, health and management, wildlife compatibility with sheep and goats, and integrative crop and livestock systems. Concurrent session topics on day two will focus on youth, hair sheep, wool sheep, club lambs, angora goats, and meat goats.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

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