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InTents Conference: Grow Your Farmers Market Business

February 24-26, 2019
San Diego, California
Whether you're a farmer, artisan food maker, or farmers market manager, you'll discover smart new ways to increase your income at the InTents Conference. Take advantage of three full days of inspiring speakers, authors, and experts. Compare notes and gain new perspectives from fellow entrepreneurs. Discover new resources for the supplies and systems you need.

In: Western SARE Region

 

CCOF Annual Meeting and Conference

February 26-27, 2019
Fresno, California
Join CCOF and its members for Organic Generation: The Next Era. This year's event will focus on the next era of growth for organic and future generations of organic producers and consumers. The CCOF Annual Meeting and educational conference is a tradition that convenes the CCOF membership and supporters to celebrate successes and plan for the future.

In: Western SARE Region

 

NWREC Overwintering Organic Vegetable Variety Field Day

February 26, 2019
Aurora, Oregon
North Willamette Research and Extension Center, Oregon State University, hosts a free afternoon of field tours and discussions with researchers, extension agents, seed companies, farmers, and other agriculture professionals. Crops include cabbage, cauliflower, purple sprouting broccoli, and radicchio.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Organic Table Grape Management Workshop

February 27, 2019
Rickreall, Oregon
This hands-on workshop from Oregon State University Extension will teach you about table grape training, trellising and pruning techniques, and on-site propagation from cuttings. Learn about starting and improving the fertility management and disease program for your vineyard.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Growing Opportunity: Farm Finance Expo

February 28, 2019
Clovis, California
California Farm Link presents one-stop shopping for ag loans and resources for financing your farm or ranch. The Farm Finance Expo will be available in English, Hmong, and Spanish and will feature two workshop tracks to cater to beginning and experienced farm businesses. Panels and workshops will include lenders, farmers, and trainers who will discuss agricultural loans; farm financial planning; demystifying debt; scaling up with confidence; purchasing and selling, and offer interactive activities.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Grower's Own: Organic Farming Conference

March 1, 2019
Twin Falls, Idaho
The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides is presenting its 10th annual Grower's Own: Organic Farming Conference. This year's theme is "Where We've Been, Where We Are, Where We're Going," an aim to increase the sustainability and viability of local farms. Topics include weed management, farm succession planning, organic certification, and buyer and farmer panels.

In: Western SARE Region

 

California Climate & Agriculture Summit

March 4-5, 2019
Davis, California
The California Climate & Agriculture Summit includes a farm tour on March 4 that visits three climate-friendly farms in Yolo and Solano Counties. March 5, at UC Davis, will be a full day of plenary, workshop, and poster presentations about the latest science, policy, and practice related to climate and agriculture. The event brings together a diverse group of more than 350 farmers and ranchers, researchers, agriculture professionals, agriculture and environmental nonprofit organizations, local and state policymakers, and government agencies. NCAT's Jeff Schahczenski and Rex Dufour will speak at the conference.

In: Western SARE Region

 

The Alaska Food Festival & Conference

March 8-9, 2019
Homer, Alaska
This event includes pre-conference Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training, two days of educational sessions, and (post-conference) the Alaska Farmers Market Association Annual Meeting. Topics include community food systems, farmers markets, food business, young farmers, and more.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Rural Living Day

March 9, 2019
Harrisburg, Oregon
If you are a small acreage/rural property owner or considering a move to the country you won't want to miss this event from Oregon State University Small Farms Program. Workshops throughout the day include Bee Keeping, Compost, Pasture Management, Well Water Management, Soils, The Basics of Functional Agricultural Diversity, Wildfires and more.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Healthy Soils, Healthy Region Workshop

March 12-14, 2019
Pendleton, Oregon
The Healthy Soils, Healthy Region Workshop is a region-wide approach to bring together agricultural professionals and producers from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho for a three-day workshop to improve awareness of existing, new, and evolving regional soil-health practices and assessment methods. The workshop will provide hands-on training on soil-health practices, improve understanding of the practical barriers producers face when implementing soil-health practices, and increase familiarity with tools that can be used by producers to make decisions related to soil health. This event will also strive to get the various groups working on soil health in the region on the same page regarding sampling protocols, method selection, and the current state of the science.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Farm & Ranch Management Workshop

March 13-14, 2019
Culbertson, Montana
Montana State University Extension is offering free, two-day farm management workshops in eight communities. Workshops will cover the following topics: financial analysis and enterprise budgeting, risk management, crop and livestock production, agricultural leases, agricultural policy issues and business succession. Participation in these workshops will satisfy the requirements for Farm Service Agency production and financial management training.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Organic Dairy Field Day

March 13, 2019
Chico, California
Chico State Organic Dairy hosts this event at the Chico State University Farm. Featured speakers include Dr. Victor Cortese of Zoetis and Dr. Santaigo Utsumi, Professor in the Kellogg Biological Station and Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Farm & Ranch Management Workshop

March 14-15, 2019
Wolf Point, Montana
Montana State University Extension is offering free, two-day farm management workshops in eight communities. Workshops will cover the following topics: financial analysis and enterprise budgeting, risk management, crop and livestock production, agricultural leases, agricultural policy issues and business succession. Participation in these workshops will satisfy the requirements for Farm Service Agency production and financial management training.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Food Hub Boot Camp

March 14-15, 2019
Livingston and Ronan, Montana
Montana Food and Agriculture Development Center Program Network is partnering with Tera Johnson of the Food Finance Institute to bring the Food Hub Boot Camp to Montana. The training will be four days of intensive training (in two consecutive locations) on food hub business modeling, financial infrastructure, and raising capital. This training is designed to help each participating food hub operator understand their own unique business model, get underneath the hood of their financial statements, and identify a pathway to raising capital and achieving a resilient, successful business.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Montana Farmers Markets Networking Meeting

March 16, 2019
Butte, Montana
This statewide gathering of farmers market managers will provide an opportunity to share their best practices and learn from national farmers market experts. Topics include vendor recruitment and management, marketing your market, and fundraising for your market. The meeting is free but registration is required. Limited travel scholarship funds are available.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Wild Farm Alliance Farmer to Farmer Field Day

March 19, 2019
Woodland, California
This field day is part of a series showcasing innovative farmers and practices that support beneficial bird habitat. Each field day will host several speakers including avian researchers, farmers, NRCS and RCD representatives, native plant specialists, and more. This half-day event takes place at Chamberlain Farms.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Washington State Farmers Market Conference

March 21-23, 2019
Walla Walla, Washington
Join Pacific Northwest farmers market managers, board members, farmers, partner organizations, market vendors, and volunteers at the Washington State Farmers Market Conference for targeted workshops and training opportunities, dynamic speakers, fun-filled social/networking events, local tours, and the Washington State Farmers Market Association's annual member meeting. In 2019, this event celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Washington State Farmers Market Association.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Wild Farm Alliance Farmer to Farmer Field Day

March 21, 2019
St. Helena, California
This field day is part of a series showcasing innovative farmers and practices that support beneficial bird habitat. Each field day will host several speakers including avian researchers, farmers, NRCS and RCD representatives, native plant specialists, and more. This half-day event takes place at Tres Sabores.

In: Western SARE Region

 

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