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Loyal to Soil: Regenerative No-Till Practices for Garden & Pasture

July 8, 2019
Thorp, Washington
Tilth Alliance, in collaboration with Washington State University, presents Farm Walks featuring farmer-to-farmer education through a tour of a farm or business, with guest experts on hand to share the most current research and resources. Learn how the farmers at Spoon Full Farm are fulfilling their mission of being "Loyal to Soil" through their Whole Earth farming practices. They will discuss their no-till garden and pastures, carbon sequestration projects, and regenerative practices. Also, hear about their strategies for building a brand and their dedication to customer service, as well as their best practices for complying with food safety standards.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Fruit for Butte

July 9, 2019
Butte, Montana
This free afternoon event is part of the Summer Workshop Series at NCAT's Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training (SIFT) site. Workshops include an informative presentation and hands-on training. No registration is required. SIFT's fruit bushes were planted in 2017 and 2018, and represent some modern varieties of bush cherries and honeyberries, alongside a control row of Nanking cherries. Also, check out the native hedgerow planted around the SIFT farm in 2014 as a wind buffer and biodiversity habitat for birds and insects.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Crop Talk: Seed Production at Adaptive Seeds

July 9, 2019
Sweet Home, Oregon
Crop Talks are farmer-to-farmer educational opportunities that consist of a tour of a farm by the farmer and a discussion about their area of expertise or interest during the growing season. These are opportunities to get out into someone's field, see their practices in action, ask questions, and connect with other local farmers while doing it! For farmers by farmers. This free evening farm tour is hosted by Sarah and Andrew at Adaptive Seeds and will be focused on seed production.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Crop Talk: Small Farm Entrepreneurship with Lefever Holbrook Farm

July 9, 2019
Goldendale, Washington
Crop Talks are farmer-to-farmer educational opportunities that consist of a tour of a farm by the farmer and a discussion about their area of expertise or interest during the growing season. These are opportunities to get out into someone's field, see their practices in action, ask questions, and connect with other local farmers while doing it.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Organic Produce Summit

July 10-11, 2019
Monterey, California
This event is dedicated exclusively to bringing together producers and buyers of the organic fresh produce industry. The event features keynote presentations with organic consumer activist Robyn O'Brien and award-winning chef and author Dan Barber, as well as four educational sessions, a selection of field tours for retailers and buyers, and a trade show featuring 148 producers and processors of organic fresh produce.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Poultry Farmer Workshop

July 11, 2019
Davis, California
University of California Cooperative Extension and partners including NCAT will present this evening workshop. Presentations will include an overview of pastured poultry production, a talk on management of pastured poultry flocks as well as design and material considerations for coops for small flocks raised in a free-range or pastured poultry environment, and discussion of food safety with regard to pastured poultry production, including Salmonella control and appropriate regulations.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Inland Northwest Artisan Grains Conference

July 12-13, 2019
Pullman, Washington and Moscow, Idaho
Cascadia Grains' Inland Northwest Artisan Grains Conference will bring together farmers, bakers, brewers, distillers, brokers, investors, policy-makers, and others to strengthen the role of grains in the local food economy by sharing the latest science, techniques, and developments, as well as creating a space in which new business, policy, and research relationships can form and existing ones can be strengthened.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Western Apicultural Society Conference

July 12-14, 2019
Ashland, Oregon
The theme for the 2019 Western Apicultural Society Conference is "Hive Mind for the Greater Good," built on the values of persistence and authenticity and celebrating community, women in leadership and, of course, bees and their keepers. The weekend will be a mix of dynamic keynote talks, workshops built on the themes of art, beekeeping, social media and marketing, bee habitat conservation, education, native bees, and global research.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Soil Health: A Global Imperative

July 16-18, 2019
Sacramento, California
Soil Health Institute's Annual Meeting covers the topics of soil health-human health relationship, soil health indicators, policy, research updates, economics of soil health, training programs, soil health on rangelands, ecosystem services, and more.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Small Farm School

July 18, 2019
Aurora, Oregon
Small Farm School is a collaboration between Oregon State University Extension, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District, and Clackamas Community College. It is a full-day event with hands-on workshops and classroom sessions for beginning and small-scale commercial farmers.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Montana Organic Association 2019 Farm Tour

July 18, 2019
Hinsdale, Montana
Montana Organic Association's 2019 Farm Tour, "In It for the Long Haul," will feature multiple tours throughout the day including Hard Red Spring Wheat and oats fields, as well as variety comparisons, inter-seeding clover, airseeder and harrow discussions, and input comparisons. The tour is free and open to the public.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Extend Your Growing Season: High Tunnel Construction

July 23, 2019
Butte, Montana
This free afternoon workshop at NCAT's SIFT farm will cover different designs, costs, materials, and their effectiveness as a season extension tools for Southwest Montana. Presenters will be discussing the EQIP program and how it can help farmers finance greenhouses. This workshop will include a hands on demonstration of high-tunnel construction. No registration is required.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Crop Talk: Blueberry Production at Kiger Island Blues

July 23, 2019
Corvallis, Oregon
Crop Talks are farmer-to-farmer educational opportunities that consist of a tour of a farm by the farmer and a discussion about their area of expertise or interest during the growing season. This farm tour is hosted by Mindi Thorton of Kiger Island Blues and will be focused on blueberry production.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Farmer-to-Farmer Field Day: 24 Carrot Farm

July 26, 2019
Placerville, California
Join fellow farmers at 24 Carrot Farm for this free afternoon event, to explore direct marketing your goods, from running a farm stand to managing a CSA. The event is open to all farmers, farmworkers, farm interns, and students of Ag.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Farm Enterprise Analysis

July 29, 2019
Central Point, Oregon
Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center presents this evening Farm Enterprise Analysis class with Angela Boudro, Small Farms and Holistic Management International Certified Educator. Learn to identify which ideas are winners and which are losers. Learn how to conduct a Gross Profit Analysis and plan for profit as an expense, rather than taking what is left.
In: Western SARE Region

 

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