North Central SARE Region Tag

March 11, 2019 West Des Moines, Iowa FarmStarts provides free training for beginning farmers who have been in the business for less than 10 years on organic grain and dairy production and marketing, as well as organic transition and certification, risk management, and farm finances. Conventional and organic producers are welcome. Beginning farmers may qualify for a travel and expense allowance. ...

March 8-9, 2019 Eau Claire, Wisconsin The University of Wisconsin Division of Extension invites you to the 10th Annual Upper Midwest Hazelnut Growers Conference. This will be an exciting and useful conference for anyone thinking of growing hazelnuts, as four different breeding programs will be providing updates on new varieties they have to offer....

March 8-9, 2019 Waterloo, Iowa The 2019 Midwest Organic Pork Conference is the first conference ever organized in the United States dedicated to presenting the best resources and information available to help expand opportunities for organic and niche pork production and distribution. The conference will address a range of topics that include the background and benefits of organic hog production, information for transition, expansion or improving organic and pasture-raised hog production, systems for maintaining animal health and pest management, and methods for economic viability and success within an organic hog production system. The conference is being hosted by the Iowa Organic Association....

March 7, 2019 Saint Paul, Minnesota This afternoon forum will feature a panel of farmers who will share their stories about innovative ways to gain market access. Buyers who play a decision-making role in the supply chain will also participate in the panel discussion. This event is free and open to the public; RSVP is encouraged and translation services are provided....

March 7, 2019 Rushford, Minnesota The Land Stewardship Project is holding a series of winter workshops across Minnesota on ways to integrate profit-producing enterprises and the building of soil health. This workshop will feature the University of Wisconsin's Dr. Erin Silva discussing the use of the roller crimper for weed control and to build soil health....

March 7, 2019 Faribault, Minnesota Farm Transition and Estate Planning: Create Your Farm Legacy is a program from University of Minnesota Extension designed to assist farm families with the necessary preparation to develop and implement their farm transition and personal estate plan. The goal is for participants to have the tools and skills to move forward with developing their farm business transition and personal estate plans....

March 6, 2019 Crane, Indiana The 2019 Southern Indiana Grazing Conference will feature speakers Greg Judy, Darby Simpson, and Peter Allen. Topics will include soil fertility, regenerative systems, and marketing....

March 6-7, 2019 West Lafayette, Indiana Purdue Extension Organic Agriculture, in collaboration with Jasper County SWCD and the IDEA Farm Network, will host the 2019 Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meeting. Participants have the option to register for one or both days of the program. March 6 will be a full-day workshop focused on transitioning to organic grain production. The workshop is designed for farmers exploring a transition of acreage to organic grain production and those with ground in transition. March 7 will include breakout sessions, farmer panels, networking time, and an industry trade show. ...

March 1, 2019 Green Lake, Wisconsin Golden Sands RC&D Council, Inc. and Wisconsin Farmers Union are presenting Money Matters on the Farm, an educational workshop for beginning farmers, held in three different locations. Topics include grazing and profitability, business management, and EQIP and other cost-sharing opportunities....

February 28 - March 2, 2019 Danville, Indiana The Indiana Small Farm Conference begins with a series of daylong workshops on writing a food safety plan, vegetable crop planning, mushroom cultivation, biological orcharding, and two tours: agri-tourism and livestock processing. Breakout sessions over the next two days will cover topics ranging from vegetable and livestock production to farm management and marketing. Participants will have an opportunity to network with Extension educators, expert speakers, other farmers and vendors. A trade show and poster session are included in the agenda....

February 21, 2019 LaCrosse, Wisconsin These in-depth classes take place the day before the MOSES Organic Farming Conference. Nine different topics are offered, including industrial hemp, organic weed management, managing risk, organic mushrooms, grazing, produce safety, soil, specialty cut flowers, and wholesale vegetable production....

February 21-23, 2019 LaCrosse, Wisconsin The MOSES conference is the largest event in the United States about organic and sustainable farming, offering 60 workshops over six sessions, inspiring keynotes, engaging roundtables, and a resource-packed exhibit hall with more than 170 vendors....

February 21, 2019 Minot, North Dakota North Dakota State University Extension is collaborating with the Drought Mitigation Center to host a free drought planning workshop. During this one-day workshop, participants will learn about the impacts of drought, tools available for drought planning, and how to develop and implement a plan. Ranchers Jim Faulstich of South Dakota and Lynn Myers of Nebraska will share information about the drought plans for their ranches. The workshop is capped at 40 participants. ...

February 20-21, 2019 Springfield, Illinois The annual meeting of the Midwest Cover Crops Council features state reports, listening sessions, poster presentations, speakers, panel discussions, exhibits, and more....

February 20, 2019 Stevens Point, Wisconsin At the Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference, farmers and ag professionals from across the state come together to share and learn about all things cover crop. Topics will include managing manure with covers, termination of covers, and machinery modifications for cover crops and no-till, with sessions for beginners and seasoned cover crop experts. Many presenters will be Wisconsin grain and livestock producers speaking from experience. The conference also offers advanced soil health sessions. ...

February 19, 2019 Ann Arbor, Michigan This day-long workshop is presented by the Michigan State University Farmer Field School. Learn directly from six farmers who are succeeding with wholesale markets. Whether you want to get started with wholesale or take your farm's wholesale business to the next level, this is the workshop for you....

February 16-17, 2019 Madison, Wisconsin The Wisconsin Cut Flower Growers School is a two-day workshop from University of Wisconsin, Madison, designed to help new and beginning growers learn the ins and outs of producing and marketing cut flowers. Learn…...

February 15, 2019 Madison, Wisconsin Golden Sands RC&D Council, Inc. and Wisconsin Farmers Union are presenting Money Matters on the Farm, an educational workshop for beginning farmers, held in three different locations. Topics include grazing and profitability, business management, and EQIP and other cost-sharing opportunities....

February 14-16, 2019 Dayton, Ohio Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association hosts its 40th annual conference, "Just Farming: The path before us." The event begins with Food and Farm School and continues with social events, six workshop sessions with…...

February 14, 2019 Mead, Nebraska The 2019 Nebraska Cover Crop & Soil Health Conference features innovative speakers who have worked with cover crops extensively and will share what they have learned. The focus of the conference is to provide information to growers who are in a corn/soybean rotation and to assist them in understanding the value of cover crops. Speakers include David R. Montgomery and Jay Fuhrer....

February 12 or 13, 2019 Altamont or Piper City, Illinois FarmStarts provides free training for beginning farmers who have been in the business for less than 10 years on organic grain and dairy production and marketing, as well as organic transition and…...

February 13-14, 2019 Champaign, Illinois The Organic Grain Conference is the largest event in Illinois dedicated solely to organic grain education and networking. Explore advancements and issues facing the industry. Both production and policy sessions…...

February 11-12, 2019 Jefferson City, Missouri Webb City Farmers Market presents a two-day training on winter production. The demand for locally grown vegetables and fruit knows no season, and the opportunity for innovative farmers to expand into the…...

February 10-14, 2019 Minneapolis, Minnesota This 72nd annual event, "Gateway to the Prairie," includes speakers, symposia, workshops, poster sessions, a trade show, and special events such as a Sustainable Farmers Association of Minnesota Workshop on…...

February 9, 2019 Stevens Point, Wisconsin Farmshed's Local Food Fair brings together Central Wisconsin producers, consumers, local businesses, and educators to celebrate community and the food that's grown within it. More than 70 exhibitors from local farms, businesses, and educational organizations sell their goods or share about their programs at this event. Also enjoy the Chef Competition and the release of the 2019 Farm Fresh Atlas of Central Wisconsin....

February 9, 2019 Newton, Iowa Renewing the Countryside's Farmland Access Bootcamp will provide beginning farmers with a comprehensive overview of land access strategies, tools, and resources and help them plan their next steps towards land tenure. The day-long session is designed for farmers with 10 or less years of experience, who are ready to begin or are actively searching for land or are working to change their current land situation....

February 9, 2019 St. Joseph, Minnesota The Sustainable Farming Association's annual conference includes sessions on soil health, production, agritourism, regulation, livestock, energy, and marketing, as well as children's programming and social events....

February 8, 2019 Edgerton, Wisconsin Join Thelma Heidel-Baker from the Xerces Society for this full-day course offered by the Friends of Silverwood. Learn about beneficial insect ecology, habitat opportunities, impacts of different farm practices to beneficial insects, and assessing farms for insect conservation....

February 8-9, 2019 Grand Island, Nebraska Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society's annual Healthy Farms Conference focuses this year on "Revitalization" for communities, landscapes, food systems, and the NSAS. The conference facilitates…...

February 7-8, 2019 Manhattan, Kansas The Women Managing the Farm conference provides a supportive setting in which women can develop the skills, resources and knowledge needed for success in a competitive agricultural environment. Conference sessions…...

February 6-7, 2019 Dubuque, Iowa Networking opportunities abound at the 2019 OCIA Annual General Membership Meeting. Everyone is invited to attend educational presentations on February 6, 2019, and OCIA members only will conduct the business portion of…...

February 6 or 20, 2019 St. Charles or Andover, Minnesota Minnesota Department of Agriculture Produce Safety Program is presenting this day-long course in locations across the state. If your farm is covered by the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, attending this…...

February 5, 2019 Dubuque, Iowa FarmStarts provides free training for beginning farmers who have been in the business for less than 10 years on organic grain and dairy production and marketing, as well as organic transition and certification, risk…...

February 5, 19, or 20, 2019 Winthrop, Hinckley, or Floodwood, Minnesota This program from University of Minnesota Extension is designed to assist farm families with the necessary preparation to develop and implement their farm transition and personal…...

February 4-5, 2019 Ames, Iowa Iowa State University's Soil Health Conference features a wide range of speakers that include farmers with rich experience in implementing management practices and innovative approaches for building a resilient system, and…...

February 2, 2019 Des Moines, Iowa Each year, Iowa Farmers Market Association hosts a workshop to teach market managers and vendors how to run a successful market. Sessions will include marketing strategies for social media and other websites; a market…...

February 2, 2019 Madrid, Iowa In this full-day workshop from Practical Farmers of Iowa, learn from a number of experts about all aspects of chestnut production and marketing. Topics will include site selection, planting and tree management, varietal…...

February 1-2, 2019 Madison, Wisconsin This producer-initiated conference is built around farmer to farmer skill sharing and attracts experienced growers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, and beyond. Farmer panelists representing…...

February 1-2, 2019 Shipshewana, Indiana LaGrange County Soil & Water Conservation District presents the two-day Northern Indiana Grazing Conference, featuring Sarah Flack and Ray Archuleta, as well as sessions on marketing, animal health, soil…...

February 1-2, 2019 Mandan, North Dakota The 2019 NDFMGA & Local Foods Conference will be a place for farmers and ranchers who direct market what they grow and raise to learn from expert speakers and each other, to help make more informed business…...

February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, or 22, 2019 Olathe, Parsons, Dodge City, Wichita, Manhattan, or Hays, Kansas Kansas Department of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are hosting six regional…...

January 31, 2019 Columbia, Missouri and livestreamed The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry presents the 10th annual Agroforestry Symposium, "Innovation to Entrepreneurship: Fostering a Culture of Research Translation." The Symposium is free…...

January 31 - February 2, 2019 Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin The theme for the 27th annual GrassWorks Grazing Conference on grass-based agriculture is "Surviving the Storm." The conference includes sessions in a dairy track, a sponsor track, and three other…...

January 31, 2019 Jefferson City, Missouri This day-long event promises to bring you valuable information to enhance the productivity and profitability of your grazing enterprise. The keynote speaker is Greg Judy, and sessions include Multi-Species…...

January 28-30, 2019 Wichita, Kansas This event features day-long pre-conference workshops on soil health for beginners and on integrating nutrition and biology toward plant and soil health to reduce the fertilizer budget. Main conference topics include…...

January 25-27, 2019 Fargo, North Dakota Connect with others building a sustainable food system across the northern plains at this conference featuring keynote speakers Dan Barber and Steffen & Rachel Schneider. Learning tracks include livestock,…...

January 25-26, 2019 St. Paul, Minnesota The annual Emerging Farmers Conference (formerly the Immigrant & Minority Farmers Conference) serves to advance the success and sustainability of farmers who traditionally face barriers to the education and…...

January 25-26, 2019 Madison, Wisconsin This fourth annual conference for those interested in organic grain production in the Upper Midwest will feature expert farmers, researchers, and industry representatives sharing their knowledge, along with ample…...

January 25-26, 2019 Grand Traverse, Michigan The Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference includes a full-day Farm School, followed by a day-long conference. There will also be a two-day trade show. This conference promotes and builds a local vibrant…...

January 24-26, 2019 Independence, Missouri "Cultivating Resilience" offers the opportunity to learn about organic, sustainable, and alternative agricultural crops and systems. This event is for farmers, gardeners, retailers, distributors, consumers, and…...

January 23, 2019 Coralville, Iowa Farm Futures offers a one-day workshop packed with sessions presented by savvy ag finance experts and lenders. The workshop will help you boost your financial recordkeeping skills for improved farm business management....

January 23-24, 2018 Salina, Kansas High Plains Journal presents a two-day event providing high-quality instruction to teach High Plains farmers and ranchers how to sustainably maximize profit from every acre of land. A large slate of speakers includes…...

January 22-23, 2019 Ferdinand, Indiana Indiana Forage Council is hosting the Heart of America Grazing Conference, featuring a managed grazing refresher seminar and presentations on pasture and animal health....

January 17-19, 2019 Ames, Iowa Practical Farmers of Iowa's 2019 annual conference, "Cultivating Connections," draws attention to the many connections, both large and small, that are vital for farms, communities, rural economies and natural ecosystems to…...

January 17-18, 2019 Wooster, Ohio, and online The Ohio State University Greenhouse Management Workshop offers both general and advanced sessions, focusing this year on Root Zone Optimization. Sessions address both food crops and ornamentals, as well as…...

January 17, 2019 Wall, South Dakota South Dakota State University Extension, South Dakota No-Till Association, and USDA-NRCS present this free, day-long event on integrating livestock and building soil. Presenters will cover grazing synergy, livestock…...

January 16, 2019 Wilmar, Minnesota FarmStarts provides free training for beginning farmers who have been in the business for less than 10 years on organic grain and dairy production and marketing, as well as organic transition and certification, risk…...

January 9, 16, 23, or 25, 2019 St. Cloud, Mankato, or Cloquet, Minnesota Minnesota Department of Agriculture Produce Safety Program is presenting this day-long course in locations across the state. If your farm is covered by the FSMA Produce Safety…...

January 15-16, 2019 St. Louis, Missouri The Soil Health Partnership's Soil Health Summit fosters making soil health research relevant to operational success and facilitates discussion on the adoption of data-driven practices such as cover crops, reduced…...

January 15, 16, 22, or 29, 2019 Lamberton, Madison, Goodhue, or Austin, Minnesota This program from University of Minnesota Extension is designed to assist farm families with the necessary preparation to develop and implement their farm transition and…...

January 12, 2019 East Lansing, Michigan Michigan Organic Food & Farm Alliance offers a one-day, in-depth learning experience in one of four topic areas: Healthy Organic Livestock, Organic Mushroom Cultivation, Technology in Organic Field Crops, or…...

January 11-13, 2019 Madison, Wisconsin This intensive three-day course aims to give students a realistic picture of what it takes to run a successful small-scale produce operation?including capital, management, labor, and other resources. Topics include…...

January 10-11 and February 8-9, 2019 Ames, Iowa The four-day seminar offered by the Beginning Farmer Center through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides an opportunity for families to begin developing a farm succession plan. The seminar…...

January 10-12, 2019 St. Joseph, Missouri Great Plains Growers Conference is a three-day conference featuring presentations by knowledgeable speakers from throughout the nation. The conference showcases educational information from Iowa, Kansas,…...

January 10-11, 2019 St. Cloud, Minnesota Each year, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture hosts this conference and trade show for farmers and others interested in organic agriculture. Attend for two days of networking, learning, and great food.…...