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Making "Value-Added" Work for Your Agricultural Operation

April 29, 2019
Bozeman, Montana
USDA Rural Development will host a series of four free Agricultural Producer workshops featuring the USDA Value-Added Producer Grant program, which assists farmers and ranchers with value added products, as well as a comprehensive lineup of speakers experienced in assisting agricultural producers with projects. There will be detailed presentations and panels addressing how the program can help finance your value-added products, as well as project examples, opportunities for ag producers, and application assistance.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Western Food Safety Summit

May 1-2, 2019
Salinas, California
Hartnell College hosts the annual Western Food Safety Summit. This event brings together all levels of the agricultural workforce and support services to California's Central Coast for two days of intensive training on the most current Food Safety issues and concerns for fresh fruits and vegetables. Aligned with a theme of "Creating a Sustainable Food Safety Culture," speakers and panelists will zero in on the most immediate safety challenges and opportunities for fresh fruits and vegetables, including irrigation, regulation, and traceability.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Grassland Vegetation Monitoring Methods and Techniques

May 10, 2019
Concord, California
This one-day workshop from California Native Grasslands Association will provide a comprehensive overview of vegetation monitoring in the context of grassland habitats. The workshop will cover a variety of vegetation monitoring methods, including point-intercept sampling, line-intercept sampling, belt transect sampling, nested frequency sampling, releve, and photo point monitoring.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Organic Strawberry Management

May 10, 2019
Aurora, Oregon
OSU Extension Service Mid-Willamette Valley Small Farms & Berry Initiative presents an afternoon workshop on successful day-neutral production. This hands-on workshop will teach you about organic methods for extending your season--both early and late--with transplant production and low tunnels, how to use fertigation for adequate soil fertility and plant nutrition, organic pest management, and more.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Crop Talk: Organic Strawberry Production at Fairfield Farm

May 14, 2019
Corvallis, Oregon
This evening event is part of the OSU Small Farms Crop Talk series of farmer-to-farmer educational opportunities. These are opportunities to get out into someone's field, see their practices in action, ask questions, and connect with other local farmers. This farm tour is hosted by Alice Fairfield of Fairfield farms and will be focused on organic strawberry production.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Pastured Broilers and Processing

May 17, 2019
Santa Rosa, California
This workshop from University of California Cooperative Extension and partners including NCAT is geared towards prospective, beginning, or intermediate farmers interested in raising broiler flocks free-ranged or on pasture. During this day-long workshop, participants will get familiarized with several aspects of pastured-poultry production. The workshop will also feature a hands-on processing workshop to teach participants how to slaughter and dress meat hens.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Poultry Health and Production Workshop

May 18, 2019
Half Moon Bay, California
This free workshop features UC Cooperative Extension and NCAT poultry specialists, offering an overview of pastured poultry production and discussing Virulent Newcastle Disease and biosecurity, regulations, housing, and equipment.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Weathering the Storm in Agriculture

May 23, 2019
Lemmon, Mitchell, Watertown, and Winner, South Dakota
South Dakota State University Extension is offering a free evening meal and 60-minute workshop on Weathering the Storm in Agriculture: How to Cultivate a Productive Mindset. The primary audience for this workshop is farmers and farm families. This workshop is designed to help farmers and their families understand the signs and symptoms of chronic stress, and how to handle stress for a more productive mindset on the farm.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Judith Basin Conservation District Range School

May 29-30, 2019
Hobson, Montana
Judith Basin Conservation District Range School presents "Putting the Pieces of the Puzzle Together," Livestock Genetic Management and grazing with Johann Zietsman. Zietsman, a world-renowned speaker, will present a two-day seminar on livestock management and grazing. He will be sharing proven concepts for selecting and utilizing the best adapted genetics with ultra high density grazing, resulting in much higher profitability per acre while greatly improving the land.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Food For Thought: Access, Affordability, Equity in the Food System in SF

May 29, 2019
San Francisco, California
Join Mother Jones and Food Tank for an extraordinary evening of conversation about access, affordability, and equity in the food system. The event will convene some of today's top leaders in food, from chefs and restaurateurs to local officials and advocates who are changing what's on our plates.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Farmer to Farmer Field Day: Riverhill Farm

May 30, 2019
Nevada City, California
This Wild Farm Alliance Field Day visits Riverhill Farm. Alan Haight and Jo McProud transformed a dry grassland with a couple of ponds into a profitable farm and an oasis for birds and other wildlife. They have sculpted the farm using crops, native vegetation, and permeable fencing to allow for water and beneficial wildlife to flow right through, while holding the soil in place and reaping some pest control along the way.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Food For Thought: Access, Affordability, and Equity in the Food System

June 5, 2019
Los Angeles, California
Join Mother Jones and Food Tank for an extraordinary evening of conversation about access, affordability, and equity in the food system. The event will convene some of today's top leaders in food, from chefs and restaurateurs to local officials and advocates who are changing what's on our plates.
In: Western SARE Region

 

North American Agroforestry Conference

June 24-27, 2019
Corvallis, Oregon
The Association for Temperate Agroforestry will convene for the 16th AFTA Biennial Conference, "Agroforestry for Sustainable Production and Resilient Landscapes." The agenda includes multiple tours, keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, and working group meetings.
In: Western SARE Region

 

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