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Demonstrating Soil Health Principles and Practices

March 27, 2019
Ardmore, Oklahoma
Join Noble Research Institute for a free afternoon discussion of soil health indicators and principles and how you can use them to make timely management decisions that improve soil health.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Farm Transfer Workshop

March 28, 2019
Duncan, South Carolina
Clemson Extension in partnership with South Carolina Farm Bureau, USDA-NIFA, and Southern Extension Risk Management Education will be holding workshops across South Carolina to help you with your farm transition/succession plan. The full-day workshop offers tips on how to resolve family conflicts, explains ways to avoid unnecessary taxes, discusses how to navigate legal agreements, and tells you which professionals you need on your transfer team.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Growing Hops as a Specialty Crop

March 28, 2019
Martin, Tennessee
To help producers understand the potential for hops as a crop in Tennessee, experts from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will present informational workshops on the production and marketing of hops. The number of participants at each location is limited, so register early to reserve your space.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Off-Season High Tunnel Production Field Day

March 29, 2019
Clarksville, Arkansas
University of Arkansas Extension offers this free afternoon field day at the Fruit Research Station. It's an opportunity to look and learn about irrigation, pest management, and production in high tunnels.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Small Ruminant Workshop

March 30, 2019
Canton, North Carolina
This day-long workshop covers nutrition, lambing and kidding, pricing and marketing, and carcass cutting. There is also a producer panel.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Raising Meat: A New Food Economy Summit

March 31 - April 1, 2019
College Station, Texas
The New Food Economy visits Texas A&M, where experts will discuss the most pressing issues, practices, and priorities that affect the meat production sector, from markets and genetics to emerging technologies and how meat is being talked about in the media. This event will expand the conversation about what it means to produce and to eat meat in America today--and what it may mean tomorrow.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Growing Edible Mushrooms

April 2, 2019
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Join staff members from NCAT, Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center, and Gregory Ormsby Mori of University of Missouri Agroforestry Center for a one-day, hands-on workshop, Growing Edible Mushrooms. It will provide an introduction to fungi and cover growing shiitake, oyster, and winecap mushrooms.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Farm Transfer Workshop

April 2, 2019
Columbia, South Carolina
Clemson Extension, in partnership with South Carolina Farm Bureau, USDA-NIFA, and Southern Extension Risk Management Education, is holding workshops across South Carolina to help you with your farm transition/succession plan. The full-day workshop offers tips on how to resolve family conflicts, explains ways to avoid unnecessary taxes, discusses how to navigate legal agreements, and tells you which professionals you need on your transfer team.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Farm Transfer Workshop

April 4, 2019
Aiken, South Carolina
Clemson Extension, in partnership with South Carolina Farm Bureau, USDA-NIFA, and Southern Extension Risk Management Education, is holding workshops across South Carolina to help you with your farm transition/succession plan. The full-day workshop offers tips on how to resolve family conflicts, explains ways to avoid unnecessary taxes, discusses how to navigate legal agreements, and tells you which professionals you need on your transfer team.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Demonstrating Pecan Orchard Floor Management

April 4, 2019
Ardmore and Madill, Oklahoma
The Noble Research Institute offers this full-day workshop on how orchard-floor vegetative ground cover can be managed by mechanical, biological, cultural, and chemical methods. The event includes field demonstrations on how to manage your pecan orchard floor.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Spring Kentucky Fencing School

April 9, 2019
Lexington, Kentucky
This one-day course helps producers learn the newest fencing methods and sound fencing construction with classroom and hands-on learning. The event is organized and sponsored by the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council, UK Cooperative Extension Service, and the Master Grazer Program.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Cherokee County Greens Production Workshop for Direct Market

April 10, 2019
Murphy, North Carolina
This afternoon workshop from North Carolina Cooperative Extension will train new growers considering establishing a direct market channel for growing various greens on the farm such as a "pick-your-own" operation, on farm sales as well as other direct market channels such as the tailgate market. Topics include cultivar selection, site establishment (soil conditions and planting), fertilization, irrigation, pruning, harvesting, and resources for pest control. The workshop includes a lecture followed by a hands-on activity such as insect and disease scouting or pruning.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Spring Kentucky Fencing School

April 11, 2019
Burkesville, Kentucky
This one-day course helps producers learn the newest fencing methods and sound fencing construction with classroom and hands-on learning. The event is organized and sponsored by the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council, UK Cooperative Extension Service, and the Master Grazer Program.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Livestock Guardian Dog Field Day

April 12, 2019
Menard, Texas
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Livestock Guardian Dog Field Day including speakers, a producer panel, and two ranch tours to view the dogs at work and in bonding pens. The field day will include numerous presenters on best management practices for rearing and caring for LGDs. The field day will also highlight new technology Texas AgriLife Research and Extension is investigating to better track and feed LGDs.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Irrigation Systems: Considerations and Installation

April 12, 2019
Lexington, Kentucky
In this afternoon Field Day from the Organic Association of Kentucky, join Rachel Rudolph, UK Extension Vegetable Specialist, and Brent Rowell, UK Extension Professor in Sustainable Agriculture, as they explain and simplify the considerations, pros and cons, and realities of irrigation systems in small- to mid-scale crop production. This OAK Field Day is intended for beginning and limited-experience farmers and is open to all producers.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Haywood County Greens Production Workshop for Direct Market

April 17, 2019
Canton, North Carolina
This afternoon workshop from North Carolina Cooperative Extension will train new growers considering establishing a direct market channel for growing various greens on the farm such as a "pick-your-own" operation, on farm sales as well as other direct market channels such as the tailgate market. Topics include cultivar selection, site establishment (soil conditions and planting), fertilization, irrigation, pruning, harvesting, and resources for pest control. The workshop includes a lecture followed by a hands-on activity such as insect and disease scouting or pruning at the Farm Stand on the Ten Acre Garden.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Controlling Pests in Pecan Orchards

April 18, 2019
Ardmore, Oklahoma
This free, half-day workshop from Noble Research Institute will help you learn how to identify pests and discover a variety of Integrated Pest Management practices used to prevent and treat them.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Wilkes County Greens Production Workshop for Direct Market

April 18, 2019
Millers Creek, North Carolina
This afternoon workshop from North Carolina Cooperative Extension will train new growers considering establishing a direct market channel for growing various greens on the farm such as a "pick-your-own" operation, on farm sales as well as other direct market channels such as the tailgate market. Topics include cultivar selection, site establishment (soil conditions and planting), fertilization, irrigation, pruning, harvesting, and resources for pest control. The workshop includes a lecture followed by a hands-on activity such as insect and disease scouting at the Tumbling Shoals Farm.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Spring Kentucky Grazing School

April 23-24, 2019
Princeton, Kentucky
This two-day course is designed to help producers learn the newest grazing methods with classroom and hands-on learning. The agenda includes expert presentations, farm demonstrations, a producer panel, group project, and field exercise. Participation is limited to 45.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Grazing School for Ag Professionals

April 24-25, 2019
Raphine, Virginia
This two-day, in-depth training is designed specifically for conservationists, Extension agents, and other ag professionals working at the field level. This immersion-style training is designed to provide a better understanding of assessment and management of the resources that make up a grazing system.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Innovative Hand Tool Workshop

April 24, 2019
Goldsboro, North Carolina
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems presents an afternoon workshop on using innovative hand tools in the field. Small-scale mixed annual vegetable producers will have a chance to view these tools and try them out in person. Tools that will be showcased include silage tarps, tilther, flame weeders, quick-cut greens harvester, Jang JP-1 seeder, Terratek double wheel hoe, and paperpot transplanter. There will also be specialized long-handled tools including the zipper, half moon hoe, stirrup hoe, collinear hoe, broadfork, and CobraHead.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Third Thursday Thing

April 25, 2019
Frankfort, Kentucky
The Third Thursday Thing presented by Kentucky State University is a monthly sustainable agriculture workshop targeting small farmers, beginning farmers, and agricultural professionals.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference

April 25-26, 2019
Kerrville, Texas
The sixth annual Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers a chance for landowners in the region to learn more about addressing issues that arise when ranching and tourism combine. Presentations on the first day address prescribed burning, laws, managing unwanted plant species, and more. The second day of the conference will be dedicated to tours. Attendees will choose the Hillingdon Ranch in Kendall County, where legacy management will be discussed, or the Cimarron Ranch in Kerr County, where wildlife management will be the topic.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Organic Crops Field Tour

April 25, 2019
Knoxville, Tennessee
University of Tennessee AgResearch will host this Organic Crops Field Tour at the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Southern Seed School

April 27-28, 2019
Gainesville, Florida
The 3rd Annual Southern Seed School brings together gardeners, farmers, educators, and anyone else wanting to deepen their knowledge of seeds. The two-day, in-depth workshop is designed to inspire local growers to improve the food they grow and increase agricultural biodiversity in North Florida. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to save, breed, and trial your own seeds.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Mother Earth News Fair

April 27-28, 2019
Fletcher, North Carolina
The Mother Earth News Fair offers nationally-known speakers on organic gardening, homesteading, natural building, and more, as well as a wide selection of hands-on workshops and lectures by experts in the field and exhibits by regional and national vendors that feature sustainable lifestyle products and services.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Virginia Forage and Grassland Council Grazing School for Producers

May 7-8, 2019
Middleburg, Virginia
This two-day intensive grazing school hosted by Virginia Forage and Grassland Council is designed with both beginner and experienced producers in mind. It will cover everything you need to know regarding better pasture and grazing management on your farm. Learn from specialist how to identify key forage and weed species, timeless principles of grazing management and gain hands-on application of portable fencing components and grazing strategies known to extend the grazing season. Class size is limited to the first 25 participants.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Small Ruminant Workshop

May 11, 2019
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
At this one-day workshop, Mississippi State University Extension offers an opportunity to dig deeper into goat and sheep production by increasing your knowledge in grazing management, animal production, nutrition, parasite ID, reproduction, and meat quality. Speakers include researchers and extension specialists from across the Southeast.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Piedmont Regional Goat and Sheep Conference

May 11, 2019
Pittsboro, North Carolina
The Piedmont Regional Goat and Sheep Conference will address internal parasites, deworming, goat carcass evaluation, starting your enterprise, nutrition, finishing meat goats, small-scale budgets, pasture management, and ethnic holiday marketing. The keynote speaker will be Susan Schoenian, Sheep and Goat Specialist (University of Maryland).
In: Southern SARE Region

 

Battleground to Breaking Ground Ag Business Workshop and Farm Tour

May 17-18, 2019
Liberty, Texas
The BattleGround to Breaking Ground Agriculture Business Workshops are designed for military veterans, their spouses, small-scale producers, and those interested in starting an agriculture business. The free workshops provide education regarding agriculture business ideas and start-up, business plan development, possibilities for farming/ranching with a disability, financial funding opportunities, and resources to support agricultural business operations. This event will include a farm tour on May 17, 2019, and a workshop on May 18, 2019.
In: Southern SARE Region

 

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