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Seed School

October 20-25, 2019
Denver, Colorado
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance's Seed School program teaches students how to advance their seed saving knowledge through an engaging, experiential educational program rooted in traditional practices. This special offering includes Teacher Training components to build capacity for seed education and leadership, empowering students to share what they've learned in their communities and increase bioregional seed literacy.
In: Western SARE Region


Montana Crunch Time

October 24, 2019
Montana Crunch Time is a statewide event to celebrate delicious local food and National Farm to School Month this month by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at 2:00 pm MST. All Montanans are encouraged to participate. This year, states throughout the Mountain Plains Region (CO, MT, MO, KS, NE, UT, ND, SD, WY) are competing to see which state can get the most "crunches." The state with the most crunches per capita wins the Crunch Off trophy!
In: Western SARE Region


AERO Expo 2019

October 25-27, 2019
Bozeman, Montana
Montana's Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO) is partnering with MSU and community members to host the 2019 AERO Expo, "Seeding the Future: Cultivating Community Resilience." Explore new perspectives and advance efforts to build sustainable, healthful, equitable food systems across the region. Keynote speaker is Dr. Ricardo Salvador and the event features tours, workshops, and activities.
In: Western SARE Region


Heritage Livestock Conference: All Things Sheep!

October 25-26, 2019
Santa Rosa, California
The Livestock Conservancy presents this event featuring presentations on targeted grazing, holistic management, fiber production, natural wool dying, conservation breeding, and marketing sheep and sheep products. Saturday will include three interactive panel discussions with experts in a give-and-take format, on biological challenges of farming with rare breeds, a national fiber system, and getting the most out of your animals.
In: Western SARE Region


Open Gate: El Sueño Ranch Day

October 25, 2019
Stanley, New Mexico
HMI's Open Gate Learning Series offers peer-to-peer action-based learning days with short presentations and small-group exercises geared for participants to share discoveries and management techniques with guidance from experienced facilitators and producers. This event will highlight regenerative ag practices—water distribution and erosion control, wildlife considerations, biological monitoring and holistic planned grazing—yielding successes at El Sueño Ranch.
In: Western SARE Region


Got Sheep? Got Worms!

October 28, 2019
Kaysville, Utah
Join Dave Scott, a livestock specialist with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), and Josh Dallin, an extension agent with Utah State University (USU), for an evening workshop on grazing practices, integrated parasite management, and FAMACHA scoring. Dave and Josh will discuss how to deworm strategically using FAMACHA scoring, grazing properly to avoid Barber Pole worm ingestion, and mitigating the devastating effects the Barber Pole Worm can have on your flock. FAMACHA cards will be given out for those completing the training.
In: Western SARE Region


Carbon Sink Farming Convergence

November 4-5, 2019
Pauma Valley, California
The Carbon Sink Farming Convergence at Pauma Tribal Farms is a land-based mobilization to address climate change. It is an opportunity to investigate efforts at the Carbon Sink Demonstration Farm, glean useful information for your own farms or organizations, and advance collective efforts toward broader, systemic change. A convergence brings together delegations with the purpose of building power and inciting action. Attendees will be invited to join one of four delegations: Hands in the Earth, Knowledge to Share, Voices with Vision, or Movement Builders.
In: Western SARE Region


Dairy Sheep Symposium

November 7-10, 2019
Idaho Falls, Idaho
The Dairy Sheep Association of North America presents the 26th Annual Dairy Sheep Symposium. The event features presentation sessions focusing on Nutrition & Grazing, Milk processing & Marketing, and Labor & Farm Management (Thursday and Friday); followed by a day of farm tours (Saturday); and finishing with an optional cheese workshop held at Lark's Meadow Farms (Sunday). The presentation sessions reflect the industry's interests and challenges, as more and more producers are facing labor-supply and extreme-weather issues, feeding rations formulated specifically for higher-performance dairy animals, and choosing to process their own milk into cheese and other value-added products.
In: Western SARE Region


Lowry Grazing Workshop

November 13-14, 2019
Aurora, Colorado
Holistic Management International invites you to this two-day workshop to spend time both in the classroom and on the land to learn about key grazing strategies and implementation and learn all the steps necessary to create your own holistic grazing plan to achieve your goals. Instructor Kirk Gadzia will share a case study and cover the step by step biological planning procedure to produce both a dormant and growing season plan. If time allows, participants will work on biological plans for their own property.
In: Western SARE Region


Regenerate: Health from the Soil Up

November 19-22, 2019
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International, and American Grassfed Association are collaborating again to convene ranchers, farmers, environmentalists, land managers, scientists, medical professionals, nutritionists, students, teachers, and others to explore ideas of Health from the Soil Up. Regenerate 2019 offers provocative plenary presentations, roundtable discussions, and networking with diverse attendees from across the southwest, the country, and globe. The conference will create a unique environment where ideas are sown, exchanged, and grown.
In: Western SARE Region


Soil Health Innovations Conference Early Bird Registration Ends

March 30-31, 2020 Bozeman, Montana NCAT, in cooperation with USDA Rural Development, SARE, and Montana State University, is holding the first annual Soil Health Innovations conference. Join producers, educators, and students from around the region and across the country as panelists, keynotes, roundtables, and forums address the hard questions about soil health and the future of agriculture from the standpoint of researcher, industry professional, and producer. Early bird registration ends November 30, 2019.
In: Western SARE Region


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