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Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum

January 25-26, 2019
Montrose, Colorado
At the 7th annual Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum, tap into a wide array of breakout sessions that convey vital, regionally specific agricultural information in areas including maximizing regenerative crop and livestock production, innovative agricultural marketing and management strategies, and specialty crops. Keynote speakers are Joel Salatin and Ben Hartman.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Country Living Expo and Cattlemen?s Winterschool

January 26, 2019
Stanwood, Washington
WSU Livestock Master Foundation, WSU Extension, and the Cattlemen's Association present a day-long opportunity to attend classes on a multitude of topics, network with other small farmers, and visit local agricultural businesses at the trade show.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Exploring the Small Farm Dream

January 29, February 7, and February 12, 2019
Tangent, Oregon
This three-part class series from Oregon State University Small Farms Program will give you the tools to start making choices to determine if farming is right for you. In this course, you will learn about current opportunities in small-scale agriculture, explore objectives, assess personal and financial resources, conduct preliminary market research, and learn about farm business finances, which will all feed into an action plan and guide your next steps.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Pastured and Free-Range Poultry Workshop: Alternatve Species Overview & Duck Welfare Considerations

January 31, 2019
Davis, California, and online
The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program's Pastured / Free-Range Poultry Project presents this three-hour workshop as part of a five-part series that is offered live and online. This session will focus on the basics of waterfowl commercial poultry production on small farms, with a talk on the relationship between duck welfare assessment, management, and health.

In: Western SARE Region, Online

 

Montana Summit on Agricultural Finance

February 6-7, 2019
Chico Hot Springs, Montana
The Montana Summit on Agricultural Finance will be a gathering of people who share a common interest in helping Montana farmers and ranchers access financing for their land and agricultural businesses. The goal is for participants to leave the summit with new professional contacts, a working understanding of existing agricultural financing tools, an introduction to exciting new tools, and a plan for filling the gaps in agricultural financing going forward.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Exploring New Local Sales Opportunities: Mixer

February 6, 2019
Sebastopol, California
This evening event concludes the Workshop Series for North Bay Farmers on Exploring New Local Sales Opportunities, organized by UC SAREP, UC Cooperative Extension, and Community Alliance with Family Farms/The Farmers Guild. At this "speed-dating" mixer, farmers and buyers have the opportunity to meet, learn about each other's businesses, and form new business connections.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Sustainable Food & Farm Conference

February 7-10, 2019
Grass Valley, California
Sierra Harvest's Sustainable Food & Farm Conference educates, motivates, and connects the community with field days, speakers, workshops, and social activities. Keynote speakers include Paul Miller and Dru Rivers of Full Belly Farm, Doniga Markegard of Markegard Family Grass-Fed LLC, and Jeff Lowenfels, best-selling author.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Agritourism Intensive 2019 - Santa Cruz County

January 10, February 7, and March 7, 2019
Watsonville, California
UC SAREP and UCCE Santa Cruz County present a three-session hands-on, low-cost, interactive class to evaluate your options, learn from experts, and begin planning your new or expanded agritourism enterprise.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Pastured and Free-Range Poultry Workshop: Poultry Nutrition Basics and Egg Quality

February 8, 2019
Davis, California, and online
The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program's Pastured / Free-Range Poultry Project presents this three-hour workshop as part of a five-part series that is offered live and online. This session will focus on poultry nutrition basics and egg quality.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Organic Soil Fertility for Vegetables and Strawberries

February 12, 2019
Salinas, California
This University of California day-long short course for growers, consultants, and others involved in organic soil fertility management will focus on the practical aspects of soil fertility management for fast-maturing leafy green vegetables and long-season strawberry production. Topics covered include understanding the contribution of various sources of nitrogen for crop production.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Nevada Farms Conference

February 14-16, 2019
Reno, Nevada
The Nevada Farms Conference offers three intensive workshops, pre-conference farm tours, and 15 sessions in three different tracks, with learning opportunities for all types and sizes of farms and ranches.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Food Hub Boot Camp

February 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

 

Organicology

February 14-16, 2019
Portland, Oregon
Billed as "The Study of a Sustainable Food Future," Organicology features workshops, all-day intensives, and a large trade show. Keynote speakers are Patrick Holden, Winona LaDuke, and a panel of regional organic farmers.

In: Western SARE Region

 

New Mexico Organic Farming Conference

February 15-16, 2019
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The New Mexico Organic Farming Conference features a mix of workshop sessions and social events. Workshop tracks include Water, Soil, Management, Plants/Seeds, and New/Exciting. NCAT's Rex Dufour and Dave Scott will speak at the conference.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Organic Agriculture Research Forum

February 16, 2019
Portland, Oregon
In conjunction with Organicology, the Organic Farming Research Foundation will hold the 2019 Organic Agriculture Research Forum. The forum will feature talks from researchers, farmers, students, and other agriculture specialists chosen for their innovative excellence and relevance to the advancement of organic agriculture, implementation of sustainable practices, and improvement of our food system overall. Presentations will cover a variety of topics ranging from organic farming for climate change, crop cultivars developed for organic systems, and organic pest and weed management. Farmers, ranchers, extension staff, educators, agricultural professionals, and others interested in organic agriculture are invited to attend. NCAT's Jeff Schahczenski is one of the presenters at this event.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Farmer to Farmer Field Days at Yokayo Roots Farm

February 18, 2019
Ukiah, California
This free technical workshop for farmers will focus on the tools, techniques, and processes for effective winter hoop house production. It will look at how best to protect winter crops, whether or not to heat a greenhouse, selection of winter crops, the timing of winter production and more. Attendance is free and open to specialty crop growers, as well as anyone aspiring toward a career in production agriculture.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Urban & Small Farms Conference

February 20-21, 2019
West Valley, Utah
At this conference, learn from experts in the field about improving production practices to increase your yields and farm business profits. Topics will include beginning operations; water issues; advanced fruit, vegetable, and soil management; beginning animal operations; and cut flower operations.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Mountain West Seed Summit: Reunion of the Radicles

February 21-23, 2019
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance is presenting its 2nd Mountain West Seed Summit at the Institute of American Indian Arts. This hallmark event will represent the vanguard of a burgeoning movement to reclaim seed sovereignty in local communities and create a sustainable food future rooted in local seeds. Seed growers, seed stewards, farmers, gardeners, and food activists will join together for three days of seed knowledge and networking. Speakers include author and gift economy proponent Charles Eisenstein (Sacred Economics), Mohawk seed steward Rowen White, head of the Indigenous Seed Keepers Network, and Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director of the Center for Food Safety.

In: Western SARE Region

 

Pastured and Free-Range Poultry Workshop

February 22-23, 2019
Corvallis, Oregon
This two-day workshop on pastured and free-range poultry is presented by the Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program led by University of California Cooperative Extension and others including NCAT. These courses aim to provide beginning poultry farmers in California and Oregon essential information regarding such topics as husbandry practices, housing, records maintenance, biosecurity, and more. The courses will include both lecture and hands-on labs.

In: Western SARE Region

 

California Small Farm Conference

February 22-23, 2019
Davis, California
The California Small Farm Conference pulls together innovators, family farmers, and experts in environmentally and economically transformative practices. It's an opportunity to interact with leaders in your field, to network, and to learn about new trends and practices. The conference is developed in partnership with CAFF/Farmers Guild. It includes workshops, on-site day-long short courses and off-site day-long field courses.

In: Western SARE Region

 

OSU Small Farms Conference

February 23, 2019
Corvallis, Oregon
The Oregon Small Farms Conference is a day-long event geared toward farmers, agricultural professionals, food policy advocates, students and managers of farmers markets. More than 25 educational sessions are offered on a variety of topics relevant to the Oregon small farmers. Featured speakers include Josh Volk, Ellen Polishuk, and Karen "Mimo" Davis and Miranda Duschack.

In: Western SARE Region

 

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

 

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

 

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