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Pastured and Free Range Poultry Workshop

January 27, 2020
Davis, California, and Online
University of California Cooperative Extension and partners including NCAT present a series of five Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program Pastured/Free Range Poultry Workshops. The topic for this fourth workshop is "Feed and Nutrition for Pastured Poultry."
In: Western SARE Region, Online

 

Planning for On-Farm Success: Farm Marketing & Promotion

January 29, 2020
Missoula, Ronan, Havre, Hardin, Anaconda, and Forsyth, Montana
Community Food & Agriculture Coalition is presenting a series of Planning for On-Farm Success evening workshops in January and February. Workshops are presented simultaneously in several Montana communities. This session will help you think about what makes your product unique, develop marketing messages that set you apart from your competition, and develop a marketing plan.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Pastured and Free Range Poultry Workshop

January 30, 2020
Davis, California, and Online
University of California Cooperative Extension and partners including NCAT present a series of five Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program Pastured/Free Range Poultry Workshops. The topic for this final workshop is "Egg Quality and Review of Useful Poultry Production Resources & Regulations."
In: Western SARE Region, Online

 

InTents: The Farmers Market Conference

February 2-4, 2020
San Diego, California
The 4th annual InTents: The Farmers Market Conference offers three days of inspiring speakers, authors, and experts on branding and marketing, hiring and training, regulations, packaging, costing and pricing, and expanding your business to wholesale and beyond.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Montana Soil Health Symposium

February 4-5, 2020
Billings, Montana
Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana and NRCS are hosting the Montana Soil Health Symposium, "2020: Vision and Beyond." The event will feature leaders in regenerative agriculture and discussions with producers about their experience implementing soil health practices. Keynote speakers are Dr. David Montgomery and Gabe Brown.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Biodegradable Mulch Professional Development Workshop

February 4, 2020
Watsonville, California
CCOF presents this free morning workshop to provide agricultural professionals the current science-based information on biodegradable plastic mulch and a resource guide for reference information. Participants will consider if biodegradable plastic mulch is suitable for CA strawberry production and whether trials should be carried out to assist growers in making this decision. Participants will gain an understanding of what a biodegradable plastic mulch is, how to apply and dispose of them, their costs, and whether they can they be used in organic agriculture.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Planning for On-Farm Success: Managing Your Finances

February 5, 2020
Missoula, Ronan, Havre, Hardin, Anaconda, and Forsyth, Montana
Community Food & Agriculture Coalition is presenting a series of Planning for On-Farm Success evening workshops in January and February. Workshops are presented simultaneously in several Montana communities. In this session, develop an effective record-keeping system and learn how to estimate income and expenses. Learn how to prepare and use balance sheets, income and expense statements, and cash flows.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Polycultures and Permaculture

February 6, 2020
Davis, California
Join a free conference at UC Davis to explore ways to increase agricultural biodiversity. The conference has two online sessions and two blended sessions (with both in-person and online participation). Topics will include perennial grain polycultures, agroforestry, sheep vineyard systems, pollinator diversity, and legume-based polycultures.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Sierra Harvest's Sustainable Food & Farm Conference

February 7-9, 2020
Nevada City, California
Sierra Harvest's 10th annual Food & Farm Conference helps build community, raise awareness, and educate. Keynote speakers for 2020 include Dr. Vandana Shiva, Jim Gerrish, and Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser. The agenda also includes 20 food and farm workshops with local and regional experts and a full day of farm tours.
In: Western SARE Region

 

San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit

February 7-8, 2020
Orcas Island, Washington
The San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit offers two days of inspiration, education, and community for farmers, producers and all those involved in the local and regional food system. Friday morning and afternoon will consist of several extended and hands-on workshops in a variety of locations on Orcas Island. Saturday includes 12 classroom presentations by local and regional experts, a Buyer-Producer Meetup, and Trade Show featuring presentations from 4-H youth.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Organic Seed Growers Conference

February 12-15, 2020
Corvallis, Oregon
The Organic Seed Growers Conference is the largest event focused solely on organic seed in North America, bringing together hundreds of farmers, plant breeders, researchers, certifiers, food companies, seed companies, and others. The agenda includes presentations, panel discussions, networking events, and celebration. Farm tours and short courses will be held prior to the conference.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Planning for On-Farm Success: Financial Decision-Making

February 12, 2020
Missoula, Ronan, Havre, Hardin, Anaconda, and Forsyth, Montana
Community Food & Agriculture Coalition is presenting a series of Planning for On-Farm Success evening workshops in January and February. Workshops are presented simultaneously in several Montana communities. At this session, learn to evaluate the overall financial health of your farm or ranch and learn when and how to use partial-budgeting, break-even, and ROI to enhance decision-making.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Grower's Own Farming Conference

February 14, 2020
Caldwell, Idaho
The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticide brings its annual Grower's Own conference to farmers in Idaho who support its mission of protecting community and environmental health through the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides. This event encourages farmer-to-farmer exchange and helps strengthen the organic, sustainable, and regenerative farming community in Idaho.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Planning for On-Farm Success: Financing Your Farm

February 19, 2020
Missoula, Ronan, Havre, Hardin, Anaconda, and Forsyth, Montana
Community Food & Agriculture Coalition is presenting a series of Planning for On-Farm Success evening workshops in January and February. Workshops take place simultaneously in several Montana communities. In this session, learn about the different types of financing that are available and the best time to access them over the establishment and growth of your business. Understand credit scores, how to improve them, and how to prepare for a meeting with a lender.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference

February 20-22, 2020
Anchorage, Alaska
The Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference brings farmers, ranchers, researchers, Extension agents, and others together to learn from one another and to find ways to continue to develop and improve the agriculture industry in Alaska. There is a particular emphasis on innovation and education about sustainable agricultural practices appropriate for Alaska. This 15th annual conference will feature a plenary session and technical sessions the first day, followed by two days of technical sessions and workshops.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Nevada Farms Conference

February 20-22, 2020
Fallon, Nevada
Join fellow producers and the community at this annual conference in Nevada to learn about regional, commercial agriculture and to build economic, social, and environmental sustainability. The agenda includes day-long workshops, speakers, a tour, and more.
In: Western SARE Region

 

WSFMA Farmers Market Conference

February 20-22, 2020
Tacoma, Washington
Washington State Farmers Market Association offers training and networking opportunities at its Farmers Market Conference. The agenda includes a one-day intensive Farmers Market Boot Camp and two days of farmers market-specific workshops with excellent speakers.
In: Western SARE Region

 

New Mexico Organic Farming Conference

February 21-22, 2020
Albuquerque, New Mexico
New Mexico Organic Farming Conference, the Southwest's largest organic gathering, is an annual opportunity for farmers, ranchers, and researchers from around the region to share their experiences and expertise. The agenda includes a large slate of speakers, demonstrations, and more.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Indoor Agriculture Energy Solutions Conference

February 24-26, 2020
San Diego, California
The Indoor Agriculture Energy Solutions Conference is a key touchstone in shaping the future of energy policies and utility programs for controlled environment agriculture, drawing from the lessons of early models emerging in cannabis cultivation and extending to the rapidly scaling greenhouse and vertical-farming sectors.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Conference

February 24-25, 2020
Denver, Colorado
The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association's sixth annual conference is designed for all commercial produce growers in Colorado. The organization invites fruit and vegetable growers throughout Colorado of all scales, marketing channels, and production practices to attend.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Farm Journal Hemp College

February 26, 2020
Portland, Oregon
At Farm Journal Hemp College, experts will discuss the best agronomic practices for hemp production and will also touch upon marketing, legal considerations, and policy news.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Planning for On-Farm Success: Managing Farm Risks

February 26, 2020
Missoula, Ronan, Havre, Hardin, Anaconda, and Forsyth, Montana
Community Food & Agriculture Coalition is presenting a series of Planning for On-Farm Success evening workshops in January and February. Workshops take place simultaneously in several Montana communities. In this session, Professor Eric Belasco will talk about business risk that impacts farmers and ranchers and share his research on the value of USDA-RMA Whole Farm Revenue Protection for small farms.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Local Food Connects Conference

February 27-28, 2020
Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Local Food Connects Conference will bring together market managers, farmers, and local food advocates from across New Mexico for two days of information sharing, resources, and inspiration.
In: Western SARE Region

 

California Small Farm Conference

February 27-29, 2020
Paso Robles, California
At the 32nd annual California Small Farm Conference, farmers, ranchers and local food advocates will gather to explore hot topics in sustainable agriculture, work to bridge field and fork, sharpen their skills, network and give voice to those growing a more resilient food system from the soil up. Pre-conference events include intensive trainings, field days, and tours. The main conference includes educational workshops, panels, interactive forums, and networking opportunities. A Spanish-language track and a farmers market track are among the topics offered. This year's theme, "Strength through Diversity," honors the resilience of diversity in our agricultural systems.
In: Western SARE Region

 

Soil Health Innovations Conference

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.
In: Western SARE Region

 

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