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Acres U.S.A. Healthy Soil Summit

August 21-22, 2019
Davis, California
The 2019 Acres U.S.A. Healthy Soil Summit will gather growers for intensive learning on strategies to create overall farm resilience, starting from the soil up. The program will consist of an optional half-day farm tour (already sold out) and one and a half days of sessions on successful farm-management strategies as well as time to engage with speakers and fellow attendees to build business relationships and peer networks.
In: Western SARE Region


Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity for the California Healthy Soils Program

August 23, 2019
Sacramento, California, and online
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has scheduled a public meeting to hear from stakeholders and the public about the Healthy Soils Program. CDFA encourages farmers, ranchers, technical assistance providers, agricultural associations, university and state university partners, commodity groups, agricultural support service organizations, and other agricultural stakeholders--including the members of the public--to engage in this opportunity for dialog about the program itself and approaches for outreach and engagement. It is also possible to attend remotely by webinar.
In: Western SARE Region


Whatcom Farm Tour Weekend

September 7-8, 2019
Whatcom County, Washington
See, taste, feel, and learn hands-on what goes into local food production. Meet unique Whatcom County farms and experience the passion and care that goes into producing local food. At this free, family-friendly, self-guided tour, start anywhere you like and make an itinerary that works for you. Information on participating farms is available online.
In: Western SARE Region


How Not to Start a Goat Dairy: Lessons Learned & Models for Success From a Veteran, Female Farmer

September 9, 2019
Olympia, Washington
At this Tilth Alliance afternoon Farm Walk, join farmers Rachael Taylor-Tuller and Matthew Tuller of Lost Peacock Creamery as they share their story of how they came to be farmers, why they landed on a goat dairy, and how they are working to create a sustainable business model, while sharing some of the harsh and humorous lessons they've learned along the way.
In: Western SARE Region


Seed Saving: Understanding the Importance of Biodiversity

September 10, 2019
Butte, Montana
This free afternoon workshop is presented by NCAT's Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training project. Learn the basics of seed saving and the importance of biodiversity. Learn what you can save, how you can save it, and what to avoid when growing plants for seed. Presenters will also discuss seed libraries and how you can help share seeds for common use.
In: Western SARE Region


Mission Mountain Area Pedal to Plate

September 22, 2019
Ronan, Montana
This annual 40-mile cycling event highlights local farms and food products in Montana's Mission Valley.
In: Western SARE Region


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