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July 28, 2020 Online NOFA New York offers the opportunity to take a virtual tour through Lovin' Mama Farm, where owners Corinne and Matthew produce flowers, vegetables, eggs, and microgreens in an intensive no-till system for CSA, wholesale, farmers markets, and events. These community-driven farmers will explain how they build rich topsoil with compost and mulching, and discuss other benefits of no-till methods including weed suppression, improved water infiltration, and carbon sequestration. This field day will include a demonstration on how you can assess signs of health within your own soils....

July 28, 2020 Online In this three-part webinar series from Practical Farmers of Iowa and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, landowners Jeff and Nancy Pudenz will share their vision for their land and discuss the work they are doing on their property to restore rare and declining habitats, including fens, oxbows, beaver habitat, oak savanna and more. Also hear about Jeff's ongoing partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and learn about financial and technical assistance opportunities from USFWS biologist Darrick Weissenfluh....

July 28, 2020 Online In this webinar, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Colin Mitchell will guide you through the history of payments for ecosystem service programs and discuss different types of payments farmers and ranchers can receive for improving or maintaining ecosystem services, including: Direct Payments, Certification Programs, Tax Incentives, and Ecosystem Service Markets. Colin will also provide a set of factors farmers and ranchers should consider before participating in any type of payment for an ecosystem service program. This webinar is part one of a three-part series focused on payments for ecosystem services. ...

July 28, 2020 Online In this free Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day, Emma Johnson will show Buffalo Ridge Orchard's new packhouse procedures for food and employee safety with vegetable crops. Join Emma on a virtual tour of the farm's cherry tomatoes growing in the high tunnel. Finally, see how the Johnsons test and determine when different apple varieties are ready to be picked. This is the second session in a three-part series....

July 28, 2020 Online During the pandemic, USDA and state agencies have supported the purchase of food from farmers as a way to reduce food waste and to feed the millions of newly unemployed. Prior to the pandemic, various food banks were already buying food from farmers. In this moderated discussion presented by the Ecological Farming Association, the conversation will explore these new and old programs and how farmers are participating in them. Participants will also address the implications of these efforts for USDA nutrition policy and programs. ...

July 27, 2020 Online In this three-part virtual field day series from Practical Farmers of Iowa, you will meet three farmers who have spent their beginning farming years creating processes to make a regenerative pasture system work for their farms. In this third part, Adam Ledvina from Iowa Kiko Goats will show how he uses temporary electric netting to rotate his Kiko goats through new pastures. He will also demonstrate how he plans a paddock move and show some easy steps to setting up temporary fencing....

July 27, 2020 Online The Alabama Beginning Farmers Project presents monthly webinars with Commercial Horticulture Regional Extension Agents, Extension Coordinators, and Specialists. In July, topics include professional licensing in the landscape, preparing for fall vegetable crops, and top 10 diseases of ornamentals....

July 27-29, 2020 Online This year's conference theme is "Expanding Horizons: Where Conservation Meets Innovation." The conference will feature the latest ideas, technologies, and practices and foster a dialogue around their adoption. Through virtual workshops, sessions, symposia, exhibits, and galleries, cutting-edge research and practice developments in soil health, water quality, and resource management will be shared. Scientists and practitioners will present their work at the field, farm, and watershed scale across an array of private and public arenas. Researchers and conservationists will team up with farmers to share lessons learned and the environmental outcomes of on-farm trials, monitoring, and state-of-the-art precision agricultural...

July 23, 2020 Online Join Pasture Project and Keith Berns of Green Cover Seed for a webinar on cover crop seed mix design from beginning to end. The webinar will include a discussion of cover crop management goals, creating a mix that will achieve management goals, and a walk-through of Green Cover Seed's SmartMix calculator....

July 22, 2020 Online This MOSES Virtual Field Day will offer an update on perennial kernza with host Carmen Fernholz. Kernza development and the Forever Green Initiative, planting, harvesting, post-harvest storage, economics, and marketing will all be discussed in this free, online event featuring A-Frame Farm....

July 8, 15, and 22, 2020 Online Iowa Learning Farms is collaborating with Practical Farmers of Iowa to provide an online Cover Crop Boot Camp where ag retailers can learn to build a business case for cover crops. The series is designed to efficiently provide actionable agronomic information that can help independent and retail agronomists and crop consultants build their businesses through recommending and implementing cover crops. In this final session, topics include managing pests, residuals and herbicides; nitrogen management; and agronomics of cover crop advising....

July 22, 2020 Online Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's free Wednesday Webinar Series continues with this session on key areas that need to be considered before starting a small beef herd. Emphasis for this talk will be on defining of end-product goals and using those goals to drive animal management decisions. ...

July 21, 2020 Online Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) presents the second webinar in this series on Exploring Racial Equity, Advocacy, and Social Justice in American Agriculture. The American Agriculture Food System encompasses a complex structure that is based on outputs and inputs, which highlights food production and consumption. Often when we discuss the food system we think about racial inequities while focusing on individual attitudes and behaviors. We understand that there are systematic challenges at institutions where constituents are treated differently based on their outward appearance. However, to truly understand the root cause of racial inequality and...

July 21, 2020 Online Join Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and Cooperative Extension staff for a four-part webinar series about techniques and tools for small fruit and vegetable farms (field and high tunnel systems). This third session focuses on effective equipment and use techniques, weed growth stages, reducing your weed-seed bank, and best practices for small farms....

July 20, 2020 Online In this free Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day, join Rob Faux from Genuine Faux Farm to learn about the different ways he integrates cover crops throughout his vegetable and poultry farm. From spring-seeded and fall-seeded cover crops to interseeded, quick-turnaround covers in the summer and fallow beds for running poultry, Rob has tried almost everything and will show a good mix during the first session in this series of three virtual field days....

July 20 - August 9, 2020 Online Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) is moving its Summer Conference to an online experience spread out over three weeks. The virtual conference will be a combination of live video conferencing and discussion group opportunities to network with the community in an online digital ecosystem. Full-access registration includes live access to all 60 workshops, the keynote address by Tim LaSalle, interactive community chats, special deals and raffles from sponsors, and post-conference access to all video and audio recordings. ...

July 18, 2020 Online The annual Grain Place Foundation Field Day goes virtual with a field tour that offers a first-hand view of the Vetter family's long-term experiment in organic farming at The Grain Place. See the nine-year field rotation up close, including crop rotation and grazing. The tour also includes Grain Place Foods, the on-site organic grain processing facility. The tour is followed by keynote speaker Brise Tencer, Executive Director of the Organic Farming Research Foundation....

July 17, 2020 Online In this Practical Farmers of Iowa webinar, hear from farm managers Mollie Aronowitz of Peoples Company, Brent Larson of Sundermans Farm Management, and Morgan Troendle of Hertz Farm Management about how they work with landowners, tenants, and conservation professionals to implement conservation on working lands. Bring your farm management questions—this event will include substantial time for Q&A....

July 17, 2020 Online This monthly webinar series, hosted by the Maryland Food Safety Network, will focus on how to comply with key provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule (PSR). In this episode, learn how to test your water properly, communicate with the water testing lab, and how to interpret water test results....

July 16, 2020 Online Iowa Farm Bureau is presenting this webinar that will provide practical insights and tips for better ways of managing stress. Experienced mediators and facilitators Kiley Fleming and Kathy Hall, of Iowa Mediation Service, will bring their backgrounds and knowledge to this webinar useful for any individual wishing to improve their responses to stress. ...

July 15, 2020 Online NOFA-NY is presenting this field day via webinar. The Main Street Farms team runs a diversified vegetable and hemp operation with CSA, wholesale, and farmers market customers. They collaborate with other local farms and food businesses to support a vibrant local food community in Central New York. This field day will cover a range of topics, including high tunnel summer crop production, harvesting and post harvest handling, and soil health....

July 15 and 22, 2020 Online University of Missouri Extension and Kansas State Research and Extension are partnering to offer the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training remotely. Attend the entire eight-hour training to get an AFDO certificate of training (the training is required for growers covered by the FMSA Produce Safety Rule). Note that this training will require you to have a video camera on your device....

July 8, 15, and 22, 2020 Online Iowa Learning Farms is collaborating with Practical Farmers of Iowa to provide an online Cover Crop Boot Camp where ag retailers can learn to build a business case for cover crops. The series is designed to efficiently provide actionable agronomic information that can help independent and retail agronomists and crop consultants build their businesses through recommending and implementing cover crops. In this second session, topics include fall and spring logistics; seeding preparation and process; coordination of services—termination, nutrient management, strip-tillage, crop scouting....

July 15, 2020 Online Session 3 in Fibershed's four-part course on Regenerating our Textile Systems is "Deepening Impact Assessments toward Social and Climate Goals." Why is taking a holistic perspective critical to meeting our goals, and how might we approach life cycle assessments to ensure our measurement and modeling are leading us in the right direction?...

July 14, 2020 Online This webinar from PASA is part of the Fundamentals of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) series. During this webinar, Ike Kershner will share his evolution in thought and application of IPM principles at North Star Orchard, from the farm's beginning nearly 30 years ago to the present day. Topics covered will include maintaining beneficial insects; rotating products to avoid resistance; optimizing applicator, employee, and consumer safety over product cost; and challenges that have emerged in recent years with the brown marmorated stink bug and spotted lanternfly....

July 14, 2020 Online The Savanna Institute presents this webinar with Eliza Greenman of HogTree Nursery. Topics will include how to meet food safety FSMA guidelines while incorporating livestock into orchard systems and timing and spacing of fruit and nut trees for livestock fodder. ...

July 14, 2020 Online This free online training from Kansas State University Extension and the University of Missouri Extension is specifically for farmers who grow, harvest, or pack fresh produce to sell. The training will cover in detail the important topics of cleaning and sanitizing for produce growers. The webinar will include videos, sharing information, and time for questions. ...

July 14, 2020 Online This Practical Farmers of Iowa free virtual field day visits with Dale Nimrod about how he and his wife are transferring their farm in northeast Iowa to their heirs in a manner that is equitable, affordable, and farmable. Decorah-based lawyer Karl Knudson and Matt Roberts of Syverson Strege will address how to value land at production versus market value, legal tools for facilitating farm transfer (including wills and sale contracts), and tax implications of potential farm-transfer strategies. ...

July 14, 2020 Online Join Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and Cooperative Extension staff for a four-part webinar series about techniques and tools for small fruit and vegetable farms (field & high tunnel systems). This second session addresses direct seeding vs, transplanting, proper techniques, and useful tools....

July 14, 2020 Online This free workshop from Growing Growers Kansas City will introduce IPM practices and discuss controls for some common pests, insects, and weeds. ...

July 14, 2020 Online North Dakota State University's Carrington Research Extension Center is offering a virtual field day this year. Pre-recorded videos will offer updates on research on organic production, irrigation, northern hardy fruit, agronomy, and livestock....

July 13, 2020 Online National Young Farmers Coalition is hosting a series of focus groups with farmers to discuss on-farm produce safety practices and how they can be integrated into your farming operations. Each session has a particular topic, and this one is "Produce Safety for Hydroponic & Aquaponic Operations." ...

July 13, 2020 Online This event is the first in a three-part virtual field day series from Practical Farmers of Iowa on regenerative pasture systems. Part 1 visits Bill and Stacey at Woven Strong Farm to learn about creating an efficient watering system. Bill and Stacey have added water lines and developed a portable water tank system to improve the way they water their Low-Line cattle on their diverse livestock farm. In this free webinar, Bill shows what they have done and improved in designing this system....

July 13, 2020 Online Penn State Extension's free bi-monthly Hemp Webinar Series continues with this event. In this episode, join Penn State Extension specialist Alyssa Collins and learn how to identify and manage industrial hemp diseases....

July 13, 2020 Online University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension will host a two-part webinar to kick off a series on food safety during COVID19 and processing/manufacturing and licensing requirements for small scale food entrepreneurs in Wisconsin. In the first webinar, Abby Snyder, Food Safety Specialist at Cornell University, will discuss the basic requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and how to prepare your business to help prevent the spread of COVID-19....

July 13-18, 2020 Online In 2020, Rodale Institute's annual Organic Field Day will be Organic Field Days—a week of on-demand, in-field presentations from Rodale Institute staff and scientists, as well as exclusive Q&A sessions with the experts. Week-long access to Organic Field Days content is available for $25. Topics will include pastured hog production, organic orcharding, the Farming Systems Trial, industrial hemp, tomato grafting, and many more....

July 11, 2020 Online The Minnesota Premium Garlic Project is presenting this online field day from Coffman Garlic & Apples. Tom and Maria Coffman will talk about their Minnesota Premium Garlic Project field trial results so far, as well as the ones in progress for phase II of the project. They grow nine varieties of award-winning garlic, and they sell at MN Garlic Festival and straight off the farm....

July 10, 2020 Online California Native Grasslands Association presents the first online field day at Hedgerow Farms, with presentations and field tours. The agenda includes experts discussing current research and best practices, followed by virtual walking tours of Hedgerow Farms' demonstration gardens, seed barn, native plant nursery, seed cleaning mill, equipment, and production fields. Finally, Bryan Young and Chris Rose will lead you on a virtual tour of Hedgerow Farms' native grass and wildflower production fields and habitat areas....

July 9, 2020 Online NOFA Massachusetts is offering this evening webinar. Topher Sabot, Owner and Manager of Cricket Creek Dairy, will answer questions about how they use a combination of high-tech and low-tech fencing to to manage the cows and maximize efficiency. He will discuss grazing density and practices that provide superior nourishment for the animals while building nutrient rich and microbially diverse soil. There will be conversation about the fine points of producing dairy on a primarily grass-fed system....

July 9, 2020 Online This free online training from Kansas State University Extension and the University of Missouri Extension is specifically for farmers who grow, harvest, or pack fresh produce to sell. The training will cover in detail the important topics of cleaning and sanitizing for produce growers. The webinar will include videos, sharing information, and time for questions....

July 9, 2020 Online Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual prairie strips field day. Explore the multitude of benefits prairie strips can offer with Tim Youngquist, ISU Prairie STRIPS farmer liaison, and Gary Guthrie, Story County landowner with prairie strips. ...

July 8, 2020 Online This final session in Rural Action's five-part Whole Farm Business Planning Workshop Series will feature the panel of local farm experts from the first webinar, with a full hour for participants to pick their brains by asking questions. Come prepared with all of your questions to ask the panel, and get ready to put the finishing touches on your Whole Farm Plan....

July 8, 2020 Online The USDA National Organic Program's (NOP) Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) proposed rule will be published soon in the Federal Register. In anticipation of the publication, NOP will hold an informational webinar to provide an overview of the proposed changes and how they may impact organic farms and businesses. This proposed rule significantly updates the USDA organic regulations to strengthen oversight and enforcement throughout the organic supply chain. SOE will implement provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill and address recommendations from the National Organic Standards Board and the USDA Office of Inspector General. ...

July 8, 2020 Online This free online event featuring Jovaag Family Farm is a virtual MOSES Organic Field Day. Topics include rotation for soil-building and weed control, equipment the Jovaags needed to add, and challenges they faced. ...

July 8, 2020 Online In this installment of Iowa Learning Farms' webinar series, Matt Carstens (chief executive officer, Landus Cooperative) and Dr. Lee Briese, (independent crop consultant with Centrol of Twin Valley) will address cover crop benefits to consulting businesses, working with Co-Ops, client interactions and planning, and business case for conservation agriculture....

July 8, 2020 Online MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture's Wednesday Webinar Series continues with this free, online event. This webinar will address key areas that need to be considered before starting a small beef herd. Emphasis for this talk will be on defining of end-product goals and using those goals to drive animal management decisions. ...

July 8, 15, and 22, 2020 Online Iowa Learning Farms is collaborating with Practical Farmers of Iowa to provide an online Cover Crop Boot Camp where ag retailers can learn to build a business case for cover crops. The series is designed to efficiently provide actionable agronomic information that can help independent and retail agronomists and crop consultants build their businesses through recommending and implementing cover crops. In this first session, topics include cover crop benefits to consulting businesses, working with Co-Ops, client interactions and planning, and the business case for conservation agriculture....

July 7, 2020 Online Join Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and Cooperative Extension staff for a four-part webinar series about techniques and tools for small fruit and vegetable farms (field & high tunnel systems). This first session focuses on decision making and time management, equipment, soil health, and field planning for your crops....

July 2, 2020 Online The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas AgrAbility, and the Compatible Lands Foundation are presenting a five-part Battleground to Breaking Ground Virtual Agriculture Business Workshop series for military veterans, beginning farmers and ranchers, and others. A $10 registration fee covers all five webinar sessions. In this session, participants will be broken into groups based on areas of agriculture production and led through an activity to discover resources, helpful tips, information sharing, and connections to other agriculture producers....

July 2, 2020 Online This free virtual field day from Practical Farmers of Iowa returns to Levi's Indigenous Fruit Enterprises. Host Levi Lyle will show the field where he previously roller-crimped a cereal rye cover crop and planted soybeans. He will also demonstrate the Weed Zapper, which uses electricity to kill weed escapes that have grown taller than the soybean canopy. In lieu of traditional cultivation, both roller-crimping cover crops and zapping weeds are part of Levi’s strategy for reducing tillage in his organic row crop system....

July 2, 2020 Online This free webinar is part of the monthly 7 $ecrets of Effective Farmers Webinar Series from The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Megan Leffew from the Center for Profitable Agriculture presents this session....

July 2, 2020 Online Join the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership for the last session in a three-part webinar series highlighting the use of land stewardship and soil health management as a tool to mitigate production and market risks. Farmers utilizing soil health practices are finding benefits beyond the farmgate: from buffering extreme weather, to increasing working capital, to meeting changing consumer demand. ...

July 1, 2020 Online Carolina Farm Stewardship Association presents this free webinar with capped registration. Did you know there are many cost effective and quick high tunnel construction options that help minimize the upfront investment while providing similar growing opportunities? This webinar will talk about cost effective high tunnel options that can be quickly constructed....

July 1, 2020 Online This virtual field day from Practical Farmers of Iowa will showcase the steps Scott Wedemeier at Grassway Farm has taken to step up oat production on his organic crop and livestock farm, including his participation in a cooperator trial for better oat variety selection. The field day will also explore how the Wedemeiers use interseeding cover crops and relay cropping with small grains to manage nutrients, erosion, and weeds on their farm, from underseeding clover with oats to relay cropping spring wheat and soybeans....

June 30, 2020 Online This free webinar is part of the Fundamentals of Integrated Pest Management webinar series from PASA. IPM is a key approach for effectively managing and controlling weeds, pests, and disease on sustainable farms. During this webinar, a panel of farmers will discuss the various weed control techniques they currently rely on, as well as what has not worked for them in the past....

June 30, 2020 Online Creating a farm succession plan takes time, moves slowly, and involves many different people. Understanding your and sharing your goals is an important step in putting together a plan. During this free event from Practical Farmers of Iowa, farmers Martha McFarland, Kim Andersen, and Regina Frahm will share some of their farm succession goals. Hear what has worked from them so far and what has been a challenge....

June 30, 2020 Online During the pandemic, USDA and state agencies have supported the purchase of food from farmers as a way to reduce food waste and to feed the millions of newly unemployed. Prior to the pandemic, various food banks were already buying food from farmers. This webinar from the Ecological Farming Association will explore these new and old programs and how farmers are participating in them, as well as the implications of these efforts for USDA nutrition policy and programs. A moderator will ask questions of speakers, followed by Q&A with attendees....

June 30, 2020 Online The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas AgrAbility, and the Compatible Lands Foundation are presenting a five-part Battleground to Breaking Ground Virtual Agriculture Business Workshop series for military veterans, beginning farmers and ranchers, and others. A $10 registration fee covers all five webinar sessions. In this session, Greg Clary, Ph.D., retired AgriLife Extension economist and consultant for the Texas Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, San Antonio, will present on agriculture business planning, tips for creating a business plan and helpful information for getting started in an agricultural business....

June 30, 2020 Online Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) and the Center on Aging in the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health are hosting a series of online forums intended to engage community and health-related organizations and community members who are in regional proximity to one another on the topic of aging in place for the agricultural workforce and their communities. Each free forum will include short presentations on aging, healthy living, and how health conditions and aging can impact safety on the farm. Online breakout discussions will connect community members and professionals to discuss challenges, share resources,...

June 30, 2020 Online The Farmory is presenting a series of Lunch and Learn webinars for people looking to get into aquaculture and aquaponics with yellow perch. In this final webinar in the series, Bill West, President of Wisconsin Aquaculture Association and Owner of Blue Iris Fish Farm, will provide an overview of husbandry practices to grow out yellow perch fingerlings for market in pond systems. He will use the example of Blue Iris Fish Farm as a case study. ...

June 30, 2020 Online Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health presents this episode of The Forum. Drawing on new U.S. Census and other data, This Forum will explore public policy and actions needed to preserve access to federal nutritional assistance programs, including SNAP, WIC, and National School Lunch Programs. The panelists also will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the global food supply and nutritional quality, especially in low and middle-income countries, as well as strategies to minimize food system disruptions and ensure food access and nutrition during and after the pandemic. There is no registration required to watch the event...

June 30, 2020 Online Food Share Toronto is hosting a panel discussion on what Black food sovereignty means and how we can collectively work to advance it. Black Women on Black Food Sovereignty features Karen Washington (USA), Leticia Deawuo (Canada), Deirdre (Dee) Woods (UK), and Cheyenne Sundance (Canada). This conversation will discuss the ways in which colonialism, anti-Black racism, capitalism, white supremacy, and patriarchy are among the organizing principles embedded in the food system....

June 30, 2020 Online At this Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day with Noah Wendt and Caleb Akin of A & W Farms, learn how Noah and Caleb use a flame-weeder as one of many tools for weed management on their organic farm. Check out a field that was previously flame-weeded, and Noah and Caleb will show video from a few weeks prior of the flame-weeder in action. They'll also discuss the importance of including a small-grain crop in the rotation for their weed management strategy....

June 30, 2020 Online Join Washington State Farmers Market Association to hear how COVID-19 is impacting farmers markets throughout Washington and beyond. This webinar is intended for the broad community that make farmers markets happen: vendors, volunteers, board members, managers, sponsors, and partners of every sort. Presenters will take stock of the realities, challenges, and opportunities facing our farmers markets in response to COVID-19's seismic threats to our public and economic health. There is also a phone-in option: 253-215-8782, Webinar ID: 891 1818 8390....

June 30, 2020 Online NCAT, Organic Seed Alliance, and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition are holding a virtual listening session to help shape agricultural research priorities for the next three decades. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities for optimizing agricultural productivity and resilience, strengthening economic viability, and decreasing the environmental impact of our nation's farms and ranches. Your input will be shared with the USDA to directly influence the department's Agricultural Innovation Agenda, including objectives for public- and private-sector research and development. We will also help participants submit their own comments directly to USDA. ...

California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting grant applications for its Biologically Integrated Farming Systems (BIFS) Program. The goal of the BIFS grant program is to fund on-farm demonstration and evaluation of innovative, biologically based farming systems that employ IPM strategies. The goal of the revitalized Biologically Integrated Farming Systems grant program is to provide outreach of innovative, biologically integrated plant-based farming systems that reduce chemical insecticide inputs. A total of $1 million is available. The application deadline has been extended until June 30, 2020....

June 30-July 2, 2020 Online The fifth annual Academy Week will bring together a community of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from across the world working at the intersection of agriculture, nutrition and health to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and learning, touching on COVID-19's impacts on this shared work. The agenda includes a mixture of curated, bite-sized pre-recorded materials with interactive live sessions and innovative social hangout sessions. Registration is free; space for some events is limited....

June 29, 2020 Online In this Practical Farmers of Iowa online event, get a first-hand view of how the De Bruin family farm integrates cover crops with their operation. This virtual field day includes a video tour of the farm in which Jake and Doug will discuss their journey with cover crops and how they use cover crops to benefit their cattle operation. After the video tour, Jake and Doug will host a live facilitated discussion and Q&A session....

June 27, 2020 Online This free Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day is hosted by Nathan Anderson at Bobolink Prairie Farms. In the first session of a two-part series, Nathan will discuss planting corn in 60-inch rows with interseeded cover crops, and he'll share the environmental and agronomic benefits he sees—or hopes to see—from the practice....

June 26, 2020 Online This Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day visits Seth Smith at Coon River Farms, Inc. Seth will show videos of a cover crop he interseeded in early June, and check in on how it's growing. He will discuss his corn planting population, row width, and hybrid selection. See how he has rigged up his cultivator to interseed multi-species cover crops and discuss how he does this in both organic and conventional crop fields. ...

June 26, 2020 Online This is the second webinar in a six-part webinar series that will cover several strategies for grazing season extension and alternative forage production. The series is a collaboration among UMass Extension, UVM Extension, and UMaine Extension. This webinar will discuss no-till methods to manage pastures. This includes over-seeding with annuals and strategies to improve or renovate existing pastures. Richard Kersbergen, animal and forage scientist with UMaine Extension, will be the speaker....

June 26, 2020 Online Join Future Harvest's soil scientist Lisa Garfield and farmer and Million Acre Challenge Project Director Amanda Cather for a step-by-step walkthrough on soil tests. By the end of this two hour webinar, you'll learn ow to choose a testing lab, what factors to pay attention to first, what the Million Acre Challenge is, and how to become a citizen scientist. Plus, you'll have the chance to take a look at some local farms' soil test results and evaluate your own during the Q and A portion of the event....

June 25, 2020 Online In this virtual field day from Practical Farmers of Iowa, Matt Miller will show video of various passes of tine harrows and rotary hoes he made through the field earlier in June, and then take a live look at the field. Matt will also go over why and when he uses particular pieces of equipment, as well as the adjustments he makes. Learn about a European tine harrow Matt says is uncommon in Iowa but is starting to gain more attention....

June 25, 2020 Online This webinar from the Organic Trade Association and The Organic Center will provide an overview of newly updated global organic data, highlighting observations and trends to compare important markets and opportunities for US producers and exporters. If you are currently exporting your products around the world or looking to learn more about export opportunities, this webinar will provide meaningful insights and detail further resources to help grow your international market. ...

June 25, 2020 Online The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas AgrAbilty, and the Compatible Lands Foundation are presenting a five-part Battleground to Breaking Ground Virtual Agriculture Business Workshop series for military veterans, beginning farmers and ranchers, and others. A $10 registration fee covers all five webinar sessions. In this session, Erin Kimbrough, Battleground to Breaking Ground program manager with AgriLife Extension, College Station, will share financial resources and programs available for farmers and ranchers. Topics will include U.S. Department of Agriculture loans and programs, Texas Department of Agriculture grants and programs, Farmer Veteran Coalition programs and more. ...

June 25, 2020 Online Iowa Learning Farms is hosting a free virtual cover crop field day with video footage from the field and live interaction with farmers and researchers during the event. Rick Juchems, Rob Stout and George Schaefer, Stefan Gailans, Practical Farmers of Iowa, and Mark Licht, Iowa State University Extension, will share their experiences, tips for success, and results from one of the longest on-farm cover crop demonstration projects to date....

June 25, 2020 Online This webinar is part of NC State Extension Forestry's Woodland Owner Lunch and Learn series. This presentation will cover the habitat requirements of many upland wildlife species and how forestry practices can be used to improve their habitat. Financial and technical resources that are available to landowners will also be reviewed....

June 25, 2020 Online The Farmory is presenting a series of lunch and learn webinars for people looking to get into aquaculture and aquaponics with yellow perch. Serious farmers and hobbyists will benefit from expert experience in fish farming and have the opportunity to ask questions. ...

June 25, 2020 Online Join the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership for the second in a three-part webinar series highlighting the use of land stewardship and soil health management as a tool to mitigate production and market risks. Farmers utilizing soil health practices are finding benefits beyond the farmgate: from buffering extreme weather, to increasing working capital, to meeting changing consumer demand. ...

June 25, 2020 Online CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security presents a global event to spark action to transform food systems to avert a food and climate crisis in the time of COVID-19. "A New Era for Food and Climate: Driving transformative actions" is a full-day, around-the-world virtual relay event that starts in Australia and concludes in Colombia. The event aims to inspire collective action on the 11 priorities laid out in the flagship report of the Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate initiative, catalyzing efforts to address the current food crisis prompted by COVID-19 and averting...

June 24, 2020 Online Join U Mass Extension Vegetable Program for this virtual mini-Twilight Meeting. Farmers can join by phone or by computer; those who join by computer will be able to see some shared photos and presentations. Set up a cultivator to maximize effectiveness. Find low-cost ways to integrate mulch. Presenters will discuss some weed management techniques for organic and conventional systems alike and will have plenty of time for Q&A....

June 24, 2020 Online This free Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day visits Martin Larsen, long-time user of no-till and cover crops. This virtual farm tour will showcase both rye and oats in the field, and Martin will share the lessons he's learned about producing both crops, from no-till planting in soybean residue to harvesting and cleaning the product....

June 24, 2020 Online This free Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day is part of a series that visits with Tom Wahl and Kathy Dice of Red Fern Farm to see what fruit and nut crops are on for harvest, how they are grown and harvested, and how they taste. During these virtual visits, you will also learn a bit about each crop's growing method and profitability....

June 24, 2020 Online This free event is part of the virtual Organic Field Days series from MOSES. Thelma Heidel-Baker and Ricky Baker of Bossie Cow Farm host this event, which will focus on the management and economics of running a grass-based, organic dairy. Dr. Jon Winsten from Winrock International and the Pasture Project at the Wallace Center will go in depth on the economics of dairy grazing operations. Learn how to make grass-based dairy work for you....

June 24, 2020 Online Michigan State University Extension continues its free, in-season Zoom webinar series to assist chestnut growers with real-time updates. This session includes a chestnut rot research update and chestnut IPM update....

June 24, 2020 Online Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's Wednesday Webinar series continues with this session on Water Testing Basics and Understanding Water Test Results. Tune in to this webinar to learn how water samples are collected and tested, and how to interpret water test results....

June 24, 2020 Online In this Field School virtual event from Future Harvest CASA, learn how farmers Ryan and Erika cultivate crops on their certified organic, Derwood, Maryland, farm. The webinar will discuss how Common Root manages weeds with minimal tillage and small-scale farm equipment....

June 24, 2020 Online This is the fourth session in Rural Action's free, five-part Whole Farm Business Planning workshop series. Topics will cover how to plan for a production season, mapping out fields, creating workplans and schedules, and how to develop crop budgets for specific products to ensure your pricing reflects actual business costs. These key elements—along with the farm business plan—make up the basis of a sustainable Whole Farm Plan....

June 23, 2020 Online Savanna Institute is hosting a Facebook Live! farm tour with Darren Bender-Beauregard at Brambleberry Farm. Topics will include silvopasture and rotational grazing methods, nursery and plant propagation methods, a strawbale house, and a farm that uses 100% rainwater. ...

June 23, 2020 Online Kansas State University and University of Missouri are presenting this webinar specifically for farmers who grow, harvest, or pack fresh produce. The webinar will discuss how the new Federal produce safety laws may affect your farm and help answer the following questions: Will the FSMA Produce Safety Rule apply to my farm? How do I know if my farm is excluded or eligible for a qualified exemption? What types of documentation can be used to demonstrate my farm status? ...

June 23, 2020 Online The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas AgrAbilty, and the Compatible Lands Foundation are presenting a five-part Battleground to Breaking Ground Virtual Agriculture Business Workshop series for military veterans, beginning farmers and ranchers, and others. A $10 registration fee covers all five webinar sessions. In this first session, agriculture producers Doug Havemann, co-owner of Mesquite Field Farm, and Damon Cleaton, co-owner of 4E Farms, both Army veterans, will share their experiences starting an agricultural operation in Texas. They will highlight helpful resources, educational programs, and opportunities for veterans and beginning farmers and ranchers. Texas AgrAbility program coordinator Makenzie...

June 23, 2020 Online The Farmory is presenting a series of lunch and learn webinars for people looking to get into aquaculture and aquaponics with yellow perch. Serious farmers and hobbyists will benefit from expert experience in fish farming and have the opportunity to ask questions. ...

June 23, 2020 Online In this free webinar from NCAT, hear from farmers Paul Kaiser and Ward Burroughs on how they invest in their soils by applying the five principles of healthy soil management on their farms. Two very different farms growing different crops at different locations in California show how these principles are applied at different scales....

June 22 and 29, and July 6, 13, and 20, 2020 Online Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is offering a five-part webinar series that replaces its in-person, day-long GAP training. The USDA HGAP Standard requires that at least one person with supervisory responsibility have formal food safety training prior to the GAP audit. This series will fulfill the formal training requirement and get you well-prepared for audit day. Each webinar will be approximately 1.5 hours long, with time reserved for Q & A. Once a farm has participated in all webinars applicable to its operation, a certificate will be emailed to the participating...

June 20, 2020 Online Eco-Farm celebrates LGBTQAI+ farmers and ranchers and commemorates the Stonewall uprising of June 1969 with storytelling and connection....

June 19, 2020 Online Join Iowa's Farm to School and Early Care statewide community for a two-hour virtual conference hosted by the Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Coalition. The event will feature an overview, presentations from around the state, and planning for Farm to School Month....

June 18, 2020 Online This event is the first in a two-part series from Iowa State University STRIPS and Practical Farmers of Iowa. Join landowner Eric Hoien, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, and the ISU STRIPS team to learn more about designing, establishing and managing prairie strips and how to work with land tenants to achieve conservation goals. Landowner Eric Hoien and ISU STRIPS farmer liaison Tim Younquist will discuss prairie strip management and prescribed fire. See pictures and videos from Eric's recent prairie burn and learn more about how fire can be used by landowners to manage prairie strips....

June 18, 2020 Online This USDA Farm Service Agency webinar will discuss what producers should know to sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which ends August 28, 2020. Also, learn more about other FSA programs with producer flexibilities during COVID-19 and a review of targeted funding for beginning and other underserved farmers and ranchers in other programs. ...

June 18, 2020 Online In this free webinar from the Rodale Institute, Dr. Atanu Mukherjee will share updates on Rodale Institute's Watershed Impact Trial and discuss preliminary results of the 6-year collaborative project on impacts of organic and conventional management practices on soil health and water quality....

June 18, 2020 Online Join Future Harvest CASA for an informative webinar with the market and farm managers of Potomac Vegetable Farms to learn how they are being innovative in design and responsive to their customers in these times....

June 18, 2020 Online The Farmory is presenting a series of lunch and learn webinars for people looking to get into aquaculture and aquaponics with yellow perch. Serious farmers and hobbyists will benefit from expert experience in fish farming and have the opportunity to ask questions. ...

June 18, 2020 Online This free PASA webinar will show you how to create a customized and effective biosecurity system on your pastured pork farm. It starts by defining a key concept of biosecurity: creating lines of separation. Lines of separation, commonly referred to as the "clean/dirty line," are the most effective way to manage pathogen transfer onto your farm and to your animals. Presenters will share examples of how to examine your farm for the best locations to establish lines of separation to prevent and minimize contamination....

June 18 and 25 and July 2, 2020 Online Join the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership for a three-part webinar series highlighting the use of land stewardship and soil health management as a tool to mitigate production and market risks. Farmers utilizing soil health practices are finding benefits beyond the farmgate: from buffering extreme weather, to increasing working capital, to meeting changing consumer demand. ...

June 17, 2020 Online At this Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day, farmers Jon Bakehouse and Sam Bennett will discuss their experiences and findings from trials investigating delayed termination of cereal rye in soybeans. They'll give some background about their motivations to conduct on-farm research and explain how their original research questions evolved into an on-going trial looking at the impacts of not terminating cereal rye and leaving it to re-seed itself....

June 17, 2020 Online New York State requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development are offering a "NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support" webinar series with specialized webinars for Dairy/Livestock/Crop Farms, Fruit/Vegetable Farms, Retail Farms, Equine Farms, and Greenhouse/Landscaping/Ornamental Farms. These webinars will introduce farmers to the process of developing a safety plan and the tools that can help them. ...

June 17, 2020 Online Join the Land Stewardship Project for an online presentation and conversation with Les Macare and Els Dobrick of Racing Heart Farm as they share their experiences with implementing no-till practices on their farm in western Wisconsin to increase soil health and efficiency....

June 17, 2020 Online In this free webinar, learn how going solar can benefit your farm or rural small business. Presenters will discuss solar technology, economics, and financing, including grant funding opportunities through the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Regional experts from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Minnesota will share information about working with USDA REAP in their respective states. ...

June 17, 2020 Online University of Minnesota Extension is offering this webinar as part of its webinar series for berry and grape growers. Topics in this session include Japanese beetle management and canopy management tasks like leaf pulling, shoot tucking, and hedging. ...

June 17, 2020 Online Jefferson Center for Holistic Management is offering this webinar, in which three panelists deeply involved in the marketplace of carbon and ecosystem services address questions about the economic model of the carbon market, how farmers and ranchers access these markets, risks and benefits, and how carbon markets change agricultural operations....

June 16, 2020 Online This is a free PASA webinar from the Fundamentals of IPM series. The webinar will review both common and some not-so-common diseases in the most important vegetable crops in the Northeast and Upper Mid-Atlantic: tomatoes, peppers, vine crops, and leafy greens. Presenters will discuss control strategies for these diseases using an IPM approach, including cultural practices and variety selection. Finally, explore sustainable fungicide and bactericide programs, considering application timing, using adjuvants to improve efficacy, application methods, and selecting materials to meet your market demands....

June 16, 2020 Online MOFGA presents this Farmer to Farmer in the Field webinar focusing on several farms' and tech service providers' experiences with online sales for various farm products in response to COVID-19. Topics will include building an e-commerce website from scratch for a mixed vegetable farm, getting e-commerce integrated into an existing website for seedlings, developing an online site for a PYO operation, and integrating online sales data into QuickBooks....

June 16, 2020 Online The Let's Grow Committee of the American Sheep Industry Association presents a webinar overview of the current U.S. lamb market situation, including the drivers of turbulence so far this year. A brief lamb price outlook discussion will follow, to provide a look at future expectations. Presenters will highlight key factors to monitor, along with some management considerations. To wrap-up, there will be a live moderated question-and-answer session with the presenters....

June 16, 2020 Online EcoFarm and CAFF present a free, interactive webinar addressing food safety in the time of Covid, offering ways to make your operation safer as well as an opportunity to communicate with other farmers over what shifts and pivots they have experienced and what is working. The webinar will start with a short overview of current food safety-related issues and then move to breakout groups, ending with some time for Q & A....

June 16, 2020 Online This USDA Farm Service Agency webinar will talk with one of the CFAP National Program Specialists to discuss what non-specialty crop and livestock producers should know to sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which ends August 28, 2020. Also learn more about the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process and how to submit additional commodities for consideration to USDA before the June 22, 2020, request for information deadline. ...

June 16, 2020 Online The Maine CITE Coordinating Center is collaborating with the Maine AgrAbility Program to offer this free webinar on how assistive technology can help farmers. This presentation discusses planning for school and community gardens for all users, including those of all ages and abilities. The presentation includes concepts on making the garden an enjoyable destination and how assistive technology in the form of adaptive garden tools can help....

June 16, 2020 Online Join the CCOF Foundation and Demeter USA for a free introductory webinar on the basics of Biodynamic agriculture for organic growers. Learn the similarities and differences between the National Organic Program and Demeter Biodynamic standards for farms. Then, hear firsthand how organic growers integrate Biodynamic practices into their farming systems....

June 15, 2020 Online New York State requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development are offering a "NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support" webinar series with specialized webinars for Dairy/Livestock/Crop Farms, Fruit/Vegetable Farms, Retail Farms, Equine Farms and Greenhouse/Landscaping/Ornamental Farms. These webinars will introduce farmers to the process of developing a safety plan and the tools that can help them. ...

June 15, 2020 Online This webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center. The purpose of this webinar is to familiarize NRCS conservation planners with the NEPP, key requirements of the NEPP, and provide training on pollinator conservation in the Northeast. ...

June 15, 2020 Online Penn State Extension's free Hemp Webinar Series continues with this session on Phytochemical Testing. Presenters will cover techniques of sampling hemp, knowing what total THC means, and in-season monitoring....

June 15, 2020 Online This informational workshop webinar connecting veterans with agricultural programs and other resources in Montana is sponsored by Farmer Veteran Coalition, Washington State Chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition, National Center for Appropriate Technology - NCAT, NRCS, Montana FarmLink, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund, and the Montana Department of Agriculture....

June 12, 2020 Online This Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day visits organic pastured pork producer Jude Becker at Becker Lane Organic Farm. Jude will share how he manages his organic farrow-to-finish operation and participants will see how his waterline and fencing on pasture are set up. Jude will also highlight sow scheduling, controlling herd size, and establishing a steady production flow, as well as provide tips on farrowing....

June 11, 2020 Online New York State requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development are offering a "NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support" webinar series with specialized webinars for Dairy/Livestock/Crop Farms, Fruit/Vegetable Farms, Retail Farms, Equine Farms and Greenhouse/Landscaping/Ornamental Farms. These webinars will introduce farmers to the process of developing a safety plan and the tools that can help them. ...

June 11, 2020 Online MOFGA's annual Orcharding series workshop is going online. Join C.J. Walke, MOFGA's Down East agricultural specialist, for tips on how to address pest and disease problems that may arise in your orchard this summer. Walke will share best practices in summer orchard care to help you ensure that your trees are in good shape for a successful fall harvest. ...

June 11, 2020 Online This webinar from USDA Farm Service Agency talks with one of the CFAP National Program Specialists to discuss what dairy and non-specialty crop producers should know to sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which ends August 28, 2020. Also learn more about the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process and how to submit additional commodities for consideration to USDA before the June 22, 2020, request for information deadline....

June 11, 2020 Online This Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day is hosted by Tom Wind. Tom's goal is to improve the soil on his family's century farm. To do this, he has been working with neighbors to integrate cattle, sheep, and poultry into his cropping system in a variety of ways. They've been practicing management-intensive grazing for four years on selected areas. See areas where unrolled hay bales were fed prior to cash crop planting and where stockpiled grazing took place. Also, see how chickens follow cows, along with pictures showing where soils that were once poor have become productive...

June 11, 2020 Online New York State requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development are offering a "NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support" webinar series with specialized webinars for Dairy/Livestock/Crop Farms, Fruit/Vegetable Farms, Retail Farms, Equine Farms and Greenhouse/Landscaping/Ornamental Farms. These webinars will introduce farmers to the process of developing a safety plan and the tools that can help them....

June 10, 2020 Online PASA is offering this free evening webinar featuring Pasture Song Farm. Pasture Song moves their pigs regularly through annual and perennial pastures in rotation with field crops, including corn and small grains, which are harvested and ground on their farm for feed. The finished pork products are sold through farmers markets, CSA meat shares, and various wholesale accounts. During this webinar, learn about the pitfalls and rewards of raising pigs on pasture in rotation with other crops, including strategies for fencing, shelter, pasture management, making feed and bedding, and crop rotation. ...

June 10, 2020 Online University of Massachusetts Extension's Vegetable Program presents this virtual meeting with Judson Reid from Cornell Cooperative Extension that looks at precision management of pH and nutrient levels for greenhouse growing....

June 10, 2020 Online In this webinar from The Pasture Project, Dr. Andrea Basche will discuss strategies to boost cover crop benefits, such as ideas for maximizing biomass growth for grazing. Tune in to learn more about why treating your cover crop like your cash crop can pay dividends...

June 10, 2020 Online Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's Wednesday Webinar Series continues with this session on invasive insects. This webinar will cover some of the basic biology and ecology of invasive species and explain why they are able to outbreak so severely in new areas. We will also discuss different ways of responding to introductions of new pest species using examples from past introductions as case examples of management methods developed to cope with new pests....

June 10, 2020 Online The Western Integrated Pest Management Center is starting a new monthly seminar series called The IPM Hour. In the first session, learn about Insect Pest Monitoring with Directional LED Lights and about Riparian Restoration along the Little Colorado River....

June 10, 2020 Online The third workshop in Rural Action's free, five-part online webinar series on Whole Farm Business Planning focuses on Creating Your Farm Business Plan. This session will take what participants learned from the Business Model Canvas exercise and help them create a farm business plan. Paul Patton, Social Enterprise Director at Rural Action, will walk farmers through the key elements of a successful business plan and help them begin to write their own as part of a Whole Farm Plan. Topics covered include executive summaries and value statements, product research and marketing, financial planning, and preparing for capital investment....

June 10, 2020 Online New York State requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development are offering a "NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support" webinar series with specialized webinars for Dairy/Livestock/Crop Farms, Fruit/Vegetable Farms, Retail Farms, Equine Farms and Greenhouse/Landscaping/Ornamental Farms. These webinars will introduce farmers to the process of developing a safety plan and the tools that can help them....

June 9, 2020 Online Rutgers University Continuing Professional Education presents a one-hour webinar that will discuss ways to maintain your beehives in a more sustainable way, minimizing losses through management, using local bee stocks (your own or a local beekeeper), and creating resource hives....

June 9, 2020 Online This webinar from USDA Farm Service Agency talks with one of the CFAP National Program Specialists to discuss what specialty crop producers should know to sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which ends August 28, 2020. Also learn more about the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process and how to submit additional commodities for consideration to USDA before the June 22, 2020, request for information deadline. ...

June 9, 2020 Online Cooperative Extension in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, and Virginia presents a weekly webinar covering a specific topic related to internal parasite control in small ruminants....

June 7, 2020 Online In this Future Harvest CASA workshop, farmers Jennifer Vaccaro and Brian Knox of Where Pigs Fly Farm will take you through all of the aspects of a pasture-raised broiler chicken operation. Topics will include equipment for the brooder, brooder security and setup, tractor security and setup, moving chicks and tractors, daily chores, disease and preventative measures, and more. Lindsay Gilmour, consultant with Chesapeake Harvest, will review food safety considerations when raising livestock near vegetables....

June 5, 2020 Online In this Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day, join Carmen & Maja Black and the rest of the crew at Sundog Farm to learn how they are addressing challenges on their farm. In this three-part series, you will see how the team manages sheep grazing through their vegetable fields. Carmen and Maja will share how they scout for disease and manage black rot. You'll also find out how they fill CSA orders for 200 families....

June 4, 2020 Online University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture continues its free monthly webinar series, 7 $ecrets of Effective Farmers. Beginning farmers, value-added agriculture entrepreneurs and all farm operators are invited to participate. This session focuses on budgeting....

June 4, 2020 Online In this webinar from Oregon Tilth, lawyers with Farm Commons, a nonprofit legal education organization, will explain Oregon's employment law and provide practical, actionable steps to reduce risk on your farm....

June 4, 2020 Online The Farmory is presenting a series of lunch and learn webinars for people looking to get into aquaculture and aquaponics with yellow perch. Serious farmers and hobbyists will benefit from expert experience in fish farming and have the opportunity to ask questions....

June 4-5, 2020 Online The Slow Living Summit will be virtual this year. It will explore how large beverage, food, and local producers are utilizing new innovative techniques in their practices of production, farming, and agricultural practices that will help reduce climate change. Keynote speakers include Bill McKibben and Frances Moore Lappé. Panel discussions will focus on cooperative ownership, climate change and policy, regenerative farming, and social justice and climate change....

June 3, 2020 Online University of Florida/IFAS Extension Sustainable Food Systems agent Jessica Ryals will provide a 30-minute presentation and Q& A session for small-scale farmers, food entrepreneurs, and homesteaders on getting your farm started, planning and management, farm financing, food safety, direct marketing, production options, and connecting with buyers. This informal session will introduce you on the resources available and connect you with other growers in Collier County. ...

June 3, 2020 Online This three-hour webinar from Carolina Farm Stewardship Association will introduce you to USDA Harmonized GAP. Presenters will walk you through the steps for getting started and how to best prepare you and your farm for audit. The webinar breaks down the costs of certification, explains the forms that need to be submitted prior to audit, talks about food safety plans, reviews the record keeping templates, and explains the various scopes that are available. It will also talk about what your buyers may require, how to schedule your audit to maximize the crops that are on your certificate, and...

June 3, 2020 Online This Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day visits Jordan and Whitney Clasen at Grade A Gardens for the first of a three-part series. Join Jordan and Whitney in the field to see how they manage various aspects of garlic production during the 2020 season. In this session, they will show how they manage weeds....

June 3, 2020 Online This free webinar from the National Ag Law Center looks at federal and state regulation of meat processing. The requirements that processors must follow differ significantly depending on what services they intend to provide, who their customers are, and in what state they operate. This webinar will discuss the general outline of authority for slaughter and processing of meat and poultry; the effective differences between state and federal processing oversight, including custom exempt slaughter; proposed federal bills that might change processing requirements in the United States; and additional challenges facing small meat processors. ...

June 2, 2020 Online This free evening webinar is part of a series from PASA that addresses the fundamentals of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Join pest management and biocontrols expert Suzanne Wainwright of Buglady Consulting to ask your pressing pest management questions and get answers in real time. The session will include a brief introductory presentation....

June 2, 2020 Online Land Stewardship Project presents a virtual farm tour on Zoom. This is an online presentation and conversation with Les Macare and Els Dobrick of Racing Heart Farm as they share their experiences with implementing no-till practices on their farm in western Wisconsin to increase soil health and efficiency....

June 2, 2020 Online For this free webinar, Rodale Institute has invited a panel of experts to discuss its newest white paper, Regenerative Organic Agriculture & Human Health. The panel will take a look at the latest research, the connection between farming and health, and the case for regenerative organic agriculture to improve human health....

June 2, 2020 Online In this Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day, watch Levi Lyler oll-crimp a cereal rye cover crop with two goals in mind: 1) terminating the cover crop without herbicide or tillage and 2) laying down the cover crop as a mulch for weed control. Levi is a partner on a project headed by Kathleen Delate of Iowa State University investigating reduced tillage in organic crop production systems. ...

June 2, 2020 Online In part one of a three-part series of Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field days from Buffalo Ridge Orchard, Emma Johnson will show the operation's new packhouse procedures for food and employee safety with vegetable crops. Also, join Emma on a virtual tour of the farm’s cherry tomatoes growing in the high tunnel and see how the Johnsons test and determine when different apple varieties are ready to be picked....

June 2, 2020 Online Cooperative Extension in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, and Virginia continue the series of Weekly Worm Webinars. Each webinar will cover a specific topic related to internal parasite control in small ruminants....

June 2, 2020 Online In this Practical Farmers of Iowa virtual field day, Alan Zellmer will take viewers to his rye fields that provide spring calving pastures and forage for grazing. Learn about harvesting rye to make stored feed and see a demo of Alan making ryelage....

June 1, 2020 Online Rodale Institute is offering this free one-hour webinar. Join Rodale Institute experts and their guests to find out how to avoid mistakes that trigger noncompliance in the first place and how to remediate the problem. Ashley Madea and Nate Lewis, Senior Certification Officers with EcoCert, will discuss the regulations and policy interpretations of common noncompliance in grain and produce operations. With each noncompliance discussed, Emily Newman, Organic Crop Consultant at Rodale Institute, will address effective ways to manage them and bring your operation back into compliance....

May 30, 2020 Online The Minnesota Premium Garlic Project is producing a series of live panel discussions throughout the garlic season. In this session, join Melissa Driscoll of Seven Songs Organic Farm and Luke Ahrndt of Harvest Moon Garlic for a lively discussion, hosted by MN Premium Garlic Project director, Jerry Ford. Using scaping as a starting point—including removal techniques, use, and marketing of scapes— the discussion with these seasoned growers will branch out into other garlic-related areas....

May 29, 2020 Online Farmers challenged by climate change, labor shortage, water and land supply shortage and the depletion of arable land, have already been steadily turning to innovation and technology such as blockchain, automation and robotics. In this edition of Eco-Farm's Farmer-to-Farmer Dirt First Conversation Series, join a special panel moderated by Amy Wu that will feature women entrepreneurs who are creating solutions to help farmers succeed. The panel and discussion will address questions including achieving a balance between technology and human labor, how innovation can solve food supply chain issues, and the ways technology is creating a potential paradigm shift...

May 28, 2020 Online In this no-cost webinar, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association talks about cost effective high tunnel options that can be quickly constructed and that help minimize the upfront investment while providing increased productivity. Registration is limited....

May 28, 2020 Online This event is part of the CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series, a free, exclusive online series connecting businesses and projects within the food system to development finance tools. The second installment of the series will present key initiatives and programs being used to finance local food systems, and how CDFA is continuing to prove the food system as an asset class....

May 28, 2020 Online This webinar is part of the Woodland Owner Lunch and Learn series from North Carolina State Extension Forestry. Presenters will address considerations related to prescribed burning such as benefits and uses, liability and risk, and technical and financial assistance. This information will be most useful for landowners who are considering or are currently using prescribed fire on their land....

May 28, 2020 Online During the series of 30-minute "Lunch and Learn" webinars hosted by Iowa Farmers Union (IFU) and co-sponsored by Organic Consumers Association, you'll hear directly from Iowa farmers about how they're incorporating regenerative agriculture practices into their operations to build soil health, help clean up Iowa's lakes and rivers, produce nutrient-dense food—all to fight global warming. In this final session, Seth Watkins will outline how to successfully integrate livestock into regenerative agriculture practices on your operation....

May 28, 2020 Online University of Idaho Extension's Sheep and Goat Webinar Series features Rebecca Kern on Pasture Sampling for Small Ruminants. Although examples are given for small ruminants, information in her presentation is relevant to any producer or land manager grazing animals on pasture....

May 28, 2020 Online Join PASA for a presentation and conversation with organic, grass-fed dairy farmer Ron Holter, of Frederick County, Maryland, as he discusses what makes a good grass-fed cow. Ron will present on his multi-generational grazing dairy farm in Maryland, including his work developing grass-fed genetics for his herd and others, in this free webinar....

May 27, 2020 Online University of Massachusetts Extension Vegetable Program is presenting a series of Weekly Virtual mini-Twilight Meetings for Commercial Vegetable Farmers. There are differences among cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting that are important to understand in developing new protocols for your farm during the pandemic and in general for routine sanitation. This free event will cover the basic principles behind these terms and discuss what we know (and don't know) so far about how to apply them on your farm this season. ...

May 27, 2020 Online This free workshop is part of an NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) collaboration of NOFA/Mass, NOFA-NJ, and CT NOFA, presented by Caro Roszell, NOFA/Mass Education Director, Soil Carbon Program Coordinator, and CIG Project lead. Caro will demonstrate several easy but informative soil health assessment protocols at Morganics Family Farm. Caro will discuss how to interpret results of these tests and why they are helpful to understanding soil carbon dynamics, fertility, and resilience. ...

May 27, 2020 Online This free event is part of the new Weekly Wednesday Workshop series from NCAT's ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Program. This workshop will discuss the need for farmers to start thinking about sharing knowledge with their community. This crisis has shown us that we are needed as small producers and we have a responsibility to assist our neighbors. ...

May 27, 2020 Online This webinar will feature quick updates and tips from University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin Extension experts on berry weed, insect, disease, and fertility management, followed by open question and answer time. ...

May 27, 2020 Online Rural Action is presenting a five-part Whole Farm Business Planning Workshop online. This second webinar in the series will introduce participants to the Business Model Canvas. This unique tool helps new or even established businesses think comprehensively about their goals and strategies. The Business Model Canvas is the first step toward creating a holistic business plan. ...

May 27, 2020 Online In this installment of Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's biweekly Wednesday Webinar Series, join Ginger Myers, University of Maryland Extension Marketing Specialist, to learn more about how to provide the best customer service experience possible for both your buyer and your staff....

May 27, 2020 Online Pregnancy and fertility are often not considered when women assume farm tasks. Pesticide and other chemical exposures, zoonotic diseases and heavy lifting particularly during childbearing years, present challenges. This webinar from AgriSafe Network will help participants understand reproductive health and safety issues and how to reduce or eliminate exposures or risks....

May 27, 2020 Online Michigan State University Extension is offering a monthly series of free webinars featuring chestnut growing tips and best management practices. This session is on radial airblast sprayer optimization. ...

May 26, 2020 Online This free evening webinar from Understanding AG features Holistic Management educator Joshua Dukart. Profitable decisions begin with a vision to establish direction and creative thinking about how we are going to get there. Incredibly, finances, resource management, and quality family life are not independent of each other. Instead, they are wound tightly together and can actually feed value into each other, generating profit in the short term and wealth in the long term....

May 26, 2020 Online This free webinar from PASA is part of a series that addresses the fundamentals of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This session will address the key building blocks of an IPM approach to farm management, focusing on methods farmers can utilize in greenhouses and hoop houses, through the experience of Peace Tree Farm. The webinar will consist of portions of two popular sessions Lloyd hosted at recent PASA Sustainable Agriculture Conferences, where he reviews techniques he feels are key to IPM success, followed by live Q&A....

May 26, 2020 Online Join Prairie Rivers Network and Food Works for a virtual field day about climate change and agriculture in southern Illinois. Illinois' State Climatologist Trent Ford will discuss the science and impacts of climate change as they relate to agriculture in southern Illinois. Farmer Jill Rendleman of All Seasons Farm will share "on the ground" experiences in southern Illinois and discuss how her farm is already implementing and considering practices to adapt to these changes. Amanda Pankau, an Energy Campaign Coordinator with Prairie Rivers Network, will discuss agriculture as an important solution for climate change mitigation and adaptation. This...

May 26, 2020 Online This webinar is part of the CCOF Foundation's Farmers Marketing: Tools for Success series, providing tips and tools for farmers to strengthen their sales and income at farmers markets. Jamie Collins, owner of Serendipity Farms near Monterey, California, will highlight techniques she's used to draw in customers and maintain her business in an ever-changing market. First, learn how she quickly adapted her marketing to address COVID-19 restrictions by reestablishing her CSA. Next, Collins will share tried-and-true marketing practices that draw in customers and keep them coming back week after week, including display and packaging techniques that make things...

May 26, 2020 Online Cooperative Extension in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, and Virginia presents a weekly webinar series. Each webinar will cover a specific topic related to internal parasite control in small ruminants. ...

May 26, 2020 Online In this virtual Zoom meeting from Virginia Cooperative Extension, learn how to construct a simple aquaponics system for growing fish and vegetables in your yard/greenhouse alongside your raised garden beds and chicken coop....

May 22, 2020 Online This free evening event is part of the Resiliency Skills Webinar Series offered by NOFA Massachusetts. Join this interactive online event with Elise and Tucker Smith of Cedar Rock Gardens, a vegetable farm and seedling nursery in Gloucester, to learn about how they are helping pollinators and many other beneficial insects flourish on their farm....

May 22, 2020 Online Episode 9 in Prescott College's Food Systems Friday Webinar Series looks at True Cost Accounting in Post COVID-19 Food Policy. The current pandemic is showing us how brittle our food supply chains can be. But there is scope to respond to the crisis through building more sustainable, equitable food systems with policies that support localized supply chains, creating circular economies that benefit people and the planet. True Cost Accounting in food and agriculture is a currently evolving way of seeking to make visible the true costs and benefits of different food production systems with implications for everyone....

May 22, 2020 Online Jefferson Center for Holistic Management offers this webinar with Jesse McDougall, who is working with others across the Northeastern United States to build a regenerative food network. It is designed using regenerative practices like putting farmers first and connecting consumers in urban areas with rural producers in a way that supplies nutrient-dense food to urban centers and boosts the economies of rural communities. And it is powered by a fleet of electric vehicles powered by solar energy. They have literally redesigned the food supply chain, from the soil up. ...

May 21, 2020 Online This free webinar from Understanding AG features livestock producer and source water protection technician Eric Fuchs. In this webinar, he will share his first-hand knowledge and experience regarding agricultural land use and its effect on drinking water, as well as what water regulations may mean to you and your farming operation....

May 21, 2020 Online This free webinar is part of the Livestock Webinar Series from North Carolina Cooperative Extension. This session will look at both internal and external parasite control for cattle....

May 21, 2020 Online This webinar from The Organic Center will look at how the retail landscape has changed in the full quarter since the COVID-19 crisis began. A panel of experts will address these questions: Where is the supply chain holding together, and where is it challenged? Which products and categories hold greater appeal with shoppers at this time? How have buying patterns changed since the initial panic purchasing began, and as a result of social distancing measures in stores?...

May 21, 2020 Online Through this session, participants will gain an understanding of the legal structure of heirs property, the values around this ownership model, and opportunities for engagement with heirs property owners that support natural resource conservation and community. This engaging workshop will provide a cultural and historical context of why families own property as heirs property, demystify the legal structure of heirs property ownership, consider strategies to stabilize ownership, and then look at ways land trusts can engage with heirs property owners to protect natural resources on their land through best practices, conservation easements, and acquisitions. Participants will learn about...

May 21, 2020 Online This webinar is the third presentation in an 11-part monthly webinar series created by the USDA Forest Service. It looks at Biochar from forest to the farm, including animal bedding, irrigated lands, high-value crops, and improving forest soil with biochar. ...

May 20, 2020 Online University of Massachusetts Extension is hosting a series of Weekly Virtual mini-Twilight Meetings for Commercial Vegetable Farmers. Join this free evening session to discuss changes you have made or are you considering for your farmstand, market, CSA, or PYO. What is working, and what still needs to be worked out? Hear from a few farms who have made some of these changes, and find help to answer your questions and brainstorm solutions....

May 20, 2020 Online MOFGA Farm Training Project presents a webinar on farm safety during the time of COVID-19. Villageside Farm will present safe operating procedures they have implemented on their vegetable farm to support their crew of workers as well as communication skills during this stressful time. There will be time for Q and A about best practices as well....

May 20, 2020 Online Organic Association of Kentucky offers this virtual farmer call-in. Hear from Clint Quarles, KDA Staff Attorney, and Jonathan Shepherd, UK Farm Management Specialist, on essential steps Kentucky farmers should consider for minimizing risks during a period of crisis. Pre-registration is required....

May 20, 2020 Online This free event is part of the new Weekly Wednesday Workshop series from NCAT's ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Program. This workshop will address the need for large and small livestock breeds because we have customers that do not have the capacity to purchase a whole cow, sheep, or goat. The workshop will be discussing poultry breeds (chickens and ducks), rabbits, and quail to name a few. ...

May 20, 2020 Online In this AgriSafe Network webinar, farmers and organizations that work with farmers can learn how mediation engages farmers in problem solving that can meet their needs and make the world more manageable. The program will describe how mediation can help the agricultural community, especially during the COVID-19 crisis; provide examples of how mediation has helped farmers; discuss what the Agricultural Mediation Program is; and identify available resources in each state....

May 20, 2020 Online As Vermont farmers and food producers adjust to new ways of selling local product to customers, they are also seeking to create meaningful and fun interactions that support community and build relationships. Learn from farmers, food producers, and professionals working in regional agritourism on how they're creating virtual experiences that keep their customer relationships strong, even while groups are unable to come to their property....

May 20, 2020 Online The National Ag Law Center presents this webinar that will help farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural producers, as well as attorneys and others who help support the agricultural community, learn about: The range of situations in which mediation has been proven to helpful problem solving tool including emerging COVID-19 related issues, how mediation works and what to expect from your mediator, and 40 State Agricultural Mediation Programs available to you. This webinar is offered free of charge and is limited to the first 100 registrants. ...

May 20, 2020 Online This webinar is the second part of the Regenerating Our Textile Systems course from Fibershed. The one-hour online session focuses on framing circularity within the capacity and design of natural systems, including a San Francisco Bay case study on micro-plastic fiber pollution. ...