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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 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 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 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. ...

May 19, 2020 Online This webinar from Understanding AG features Fred Provenza, Professor Emeritus, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University, addressing how the health of livestock, humans, and environments is tied to plant (phytochemical) diversity. Health is enhanced when livestock forage on phytochemically rich landscapes, is reduced when livestock forage on low-diversity pastures or eat high-grain rations in feedlots, and is greatly reduced for people who eat highly processed diets. There is a $25 registration fee for this webinar....

May 19, 2020 Online This workshop covers basic soil principles and soil management practices that maximize soil biology, structure, and nutrition. The workshop will cover agricultural soil basics and cover cropping specifics, complemented by a showcase of real-world sustainable soil management practices at the K-State Horticulture Research Farm. Anyone eager to learn more about soil management should attend....

May 19, 2020 Online EcoFarm's Dirt First Conversation Series will bring together ranchers for a conversation on how to problem solve together, collaborate, and create opportunities to change our food system in lasting ways. The format will include presentations, break out groups, and Q&A so come ready to engage with your fellow ranchers. Presenters are Sallie Calhoun of Paicines Ranch and Kathy Webster of TomKat Ranch. The session is free, limited to 100 people, and will likely fill up....

May 19, 2020 Online Cooperative Extension in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, and Virginia is presenting a series of Weekly Worm Webinars. Each webinar will cover a specific topic related to internal parasite control in small ruminants. ...

May 19, 2020 Online Join the CCOF Foundation and Hannah Muller from Full Belly Farm for the third webinar in the Farmers' Marketing Tools for Success series that delves into social media marketing for farms selling directly to consumers. This free webinar will review key considerations for developing a social media plan, such as how and what to post to target specific audiences, how to create hashtags that help increase your outreach, and how to turn followers into consumers. Muller will explain why social media is an important tool to use to tell the story of your farm and brand. She will...

May 19, 2020 Online Acres USA is hosting a two-hour-long, free webinar that will feature tips for how to choose hemp seeds, manage soils for hemp production, and identify quality markets for hemp. The webinar will also provide participants the opportunity to interact, ask questions, and connect with others in the hemp industry. ...

May 18, 2020 Online AgriSafe Network's webinar, "Stress and Dairy Farming: Challenging times pave the way for mental health struggles," is for dairy producers, those who work with them, and consumers. This pandemic rocked an already-struggling dairy system in an unprecedented and unpredicted way. With this comes intense farm stress, despair, and desperation for many. Understanding how the system works, or doesn't, can help us understand how to help dairy producers when they need it....

May 18, 2020 Online Penn State Extension's Hemp Webinar Series continues with Mitigating Production Risk. Learn about the latest research results and production information for industrial hemp in Pennsylvania. Join this webinar to discover best management practices for seed establishment, reducing transplant shock, irrigation management, and weed control....

May 16, 2020 Online The Small Acreage Big Opportunity webinar presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Wildlife Association will address land management and wildlife possibilities for small acreage landowners. What was originally scheduled as a full-day in-person workshop at Long Acres Ranch had to be changed to an online webinar. Content will be focused on land management techniques that apply to East Texas. Topics will include lessons from a landowner, building from the ground up with soil, reading your land, plants as wildlife habitat, wildlife tax valuation, tools for land management, and cost-share programs....

May 14, 2020 Online University of Minnesota Extension will host a four-part evening webinar series on goat and sheep management for farmers, 4-H'ers, and anyone managing goats or sheep. This final session is on Pasture Management, with Brenda Postels, University of Minnesota Extension....

May 14, 2020 Online This event is part of the Livestock Webinar Series presented by North Carolina Cooperative Extension. The free webinar series focuses on timely, seasonal topics related to livestock and pasture management. This session features Dr. Wes Watson, NCSU, on Managing Fire Ants in Pastures....

May 14, 2020 Online Iowa Learning Farms is offering a free virtual field day on Riparian Forest and Wildlife. The event will include video footage from a local riparian forest area. The first presenter will highlight the water quality and flood mitigation benefits provided by healthy riparian forests, as well as offer tips for managing these areas to achieve maximum environmental and economic returns. The next presenter will focus on how wildlife use features like riparian areas in agricultural landscapes and lead a discussion on finding other opportunity areas for wildlife conservation in working landscapes....

May 14, 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 session, John Gilbert reflects on the history of diversification on his Hardin County operation. ...

May 14, 2020 Online In this free webinar, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialists Kara Kroeger and Colin Mitchell will walk you through several practical and affordable ways to measure and improve soil health, catch and hold more water in your soils, and monitor changes in soil health over time. Kara and Colin will explain the many benefits of healthy soil, provide case studies and success stories from around Texas, and share lessons learned. They'll also explain how you can join the Soil for Water Network....

May 14, 2020 Online PASA is hosting a weekly virtual forum for farmers and markets working together to adapt our operations and business plans during the coronavirus pandemic. These lunchtime, one-hour forums focus on a different theme each week while still leaving time for general updates and questions. Topics will be determined in advance of each forum based on timely issues and frequently asked questions....

May 14, 2020 Online University of Minnesota Extension offers this free, one-hour webinar for growers who are considering adding day neutral strawberries to their farm, growers who are planting them for the first time this season, and current day neutral growers who would like to get some questions answered. Presenters will cover multiple production topics from variety selection to harvest, and will have an organic emphasis when discussing pest management and fertility....

May 13, 2020 Online Join Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition for a free panel webinar on hemp farming in Virginia. Kelli Scott, Adam Taylor, and Dr. John Fike share the ins and outs, dos and don'ts, whys and why nots, so you can understand the opportunities alongside the concerns and issues, in order to make informed decisions around farming hemp....

May 13, 2020 Online This free event is part of the new Weekly Wednesday Workshop series from NCAT's ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Program. This workshop will concentrate on the need for value-added products from local producers during this crisis. Also we will discuss the pivoting farmers need to do to add value-added products to their business models. ...

May 13, 2020 Online Future Harvest CASA is offering a free webinar that will discuss the structure and benefits of meat buying clubs, introduce resources for organizing members and cuts, showcase a platform for marketing and increasing sales, and introduce you to Future Harvest's Buying Club Tool Kit for Farmers and Customers. Plus, 1000ecofarms.com founder Mark Meytin will talk about utilizing online organizing tools to purchase grassfed meat in bulk with your peers....

May 13, 2020 Online The Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Wednesday webinar series continues with this episode on dairy goats. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of adding dairy breeds to existing goat herds, as well as the basics of choosing the right breed and how to milk. ...

May 13, 2020 Online University of Vermont Extension's Online Conversation Series, Sourcing & Selling Vermont Food in the Time of COVID-19, continues with this session. While farmers are shifting methods of sales and distribution, many are also continuing and developing practices that address community food access, broader food system justice goals, and other ways of addressing equity right at the farm level. Join farmers and other members of Vermont's agricultural community for conversation about how local farmers are engaging in this work, and what knowledge and relationships are supporting their efforts....

May 13, 2020 Online This participatory webinar from Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming will engage participants in a discussion assessing how justice is a core pillar of building a more sustainable food system. Chef Njathi Kabui will share insight on how to create systemic change within our society through the lens of his lived experience as a refugee, chef, and anthropologist. The webinar will dive into the ways interdependent communities organize to create unique solutions to foster food sovereignty, interdependent communities, and lower carbon footprints. This webinar will have break out sessions and time allotted for follow-up questions to create...

May 13, 2020 Online This webinar will be hosted by an expert panel of food safety specialists, process authorities, virologists, microbiologists, food process specialists, and marketing specialists from Purdue, Cornell, UC Davis, and The Ohio State University. Panelists will provide background information on different topic areas and then participate in a round-table style question-and-answer session following their presentations. Topics include business marketing planning, food safety culture during COVID-19, and food safety documentation requirements and recommendations....

May 13, 2020 Online Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) is adapting this free event to an online presentation format. Join Caleb Goossen, MOFGA's organic crop and conservation specialist, and Alex Ethier, MOFGA's farmer in residence of Killdeer Croft Farm, for a one-day introductory course in organic crop farming. ...

May 12, 2020 Online Penn State Extension offers a four-part webinar series addressing risk management issues that women commonly face within agritourism. Each webinar will begin with a short overview of the issues and end with a discussion of current COVID-19 challenges. The final session's topic is "It All Depends on Customers." ...

May 12, 2020 Online The Savanna Institute's Nutshell Webinar series continues with this free, live online discussion with Olive Watkins of the Black Farmer Fund....

May 12, 2020 Online University of Minnesota Extension will host a four-part evening webinar series on goat and sheep management for farmers, 4-H'ers, and anyone managing goats or sheep. The third session is on Herd Health and Parasite Management with Dr. Whitney Knauer, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine....

May 12, 2020 Online Okies for Monarchs will host a webinar, "Building Monarch Habitat Capacity," with butterfly advocate Jane Breckinridge. She will share the history of the Tribal Alliance for Pollinators, discuss strategies for milkweed propagation and re-introduction, and offer advice for those who seek to build or strengthen conservation partnerships. The event is open to professionals and individuals concerned about monarch and pollinators in Oklahoma....

May 12, 2020 Online Cooperative Extension in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, and Virginia sponsors the Weekly Worm Webinar. Each webinar will cover a specific topic related to internal parasite control in small ruminants....

May 12, 2020 Online In this AgriSafe webinar, agricultural producers will learn how to develop plans for minimizing infections of the virus, set up arrangements for access to necessary inputs such as equipment and repairs, contracts for a labor force and transportation, and where to become knowledgeable about federal and state assistance programs. Farm families will learn how to develop behavior plans that include the following: signs of physical and emotional distress, daily behavior practices that nurture one another even if isolation becomes necessary, looking out for neighbors and loved ones while maintaining physical distance, building a support network that can be...

May 12, 2020 Online This session, hosted by the Global Agribusiness Alliance, a sector project of World Business Council for Sustainable Development, will share the urgency of tackling farm-level food loss, frame the ecosystem of resources available to quantify and analyze food loss within agricultural supply chains, and hear about a few credible tools developed to do so. The aim is for businesses to learn about these diverse approaches and tools so they can consider which strategies to invest in, expand on, and apply to their own operations....

May 8, 2020 Online Practical Farmers of Iowa is hosting virtual meet-ups every Friday for six weeks, to provide a place for producers to share their insights, struggles, ideas, and strategies to manage current and anticipated changes related to consumer demand, market access, labor, and enhanced measures for food safety....

May 8, 2020 Online A new program to help ranchers implement regenerative ag practices, the Regen Ag Mentoring Program (RAMP), is now taking applications for two new groups starting soon in Central and East Texas. RAMP is a year-long business coaching opportunity to help ranchers increase profitability and reduce stress while improving soil health and regenerating the land. Holistic Management International, in collaboration with NCAT's Soil for Water initiative, is bringing this program to Central and East Texas. Join NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Kara Kroeger, HMI Program Director Kathy Harris, and Certified Educators Peggy Sechrist, Christine Martin, and Lauri Cellela, as they...

May 8, 2020 Online This Penn State Extension online training offers tips on enhancing your farming operation and building a solid agricultural team. In Cultivating Leadership: Creating a Powerful Team, participants will learn how to alleviate farm stress and cultivate productive mindset, strategies to provide better mentoring practices with your agricultural workers, tips for maintaining a motivated workforce on the farm, information and strategies to enhance your agricultural operation's cultural competence, and practical skills to promote powerful team performance....

May 7, 2020 Online University of Minnesota Extension will host a four-part evening webinar series on goat and sheep management for farmers, 4-H'ers and anyone managing goats or sheep. This second session addresses Sheep and Goat Weaning Management, presented by Travis Hoffman and Joe Armstrong, University of Minnesota Extension....

May 7, 2020 Online Alabama Cooperative Extension System is holding free virtual North Alabama farm tours every Thursday evening. A video or live farm tour is followed by a Q&A session....

May 7, 2020 Online Learn about best practices for school and community gardens during COVID-19 in this webinar from Renewing the Countryside. Presenters include representatives from University of Minnesota Extension, the MN Schoolyard Garden Coalition, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Department of Education, and others. ...

May 7, 2020 Online In response to Covid-19, University of Maryland Extension is offering online FAMACHA© certification. The webinar is free, but FAMACHA© cards are $13. Pre-registration is required....

May 7, 2020 Online This event is part of the 7 $ecrets of Effective Farmers webinar series presented by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Beginning farmers, value-added agriculture entrepreneurs, and all farm operators are invited to participate in the free "lunch and learn" webinar series....

May 7, 2020 Online PASA is offering a weekly virtual forum for farmers and markets working together to adapt operations and business plans during the coronavirus pandemic. These lunchtime, one-hour forums will focus on a different theme each week while still leaving time for general updates and questions. Topics will be determined based on timely issues and frequently asked questions. ...

May 7, 2020 Online In this webinar from Oregon Tilth, you will learn about the unique challenges of the organic sector and how the Organic Trade Association, the Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA), and the International Organic Inspection Association (IOIA) are working together to ensure organic compliance and the integrity of the organic supply chain. Participants will learn about the best practices and inspection tools that are being used to conduct inspections and verify compliance while travel restrictions are in place. In addition, certified operators will learn how to best prepare for an on-site or remote audit....

May 6, 2020 Online This free event is part of the new Weekly Wednesday Workshop series from NCAT's ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Program. This workshop will explain the benefit of growing small plots of grain for value-added production as well as local use for other businesses. We will be discussing heirloom breeds like einkorn and their benefits to us today. ...

May 6, 2020 Online This event is part of University of Vermont Extension's Online Conversation Series, Sourcing & Selling Vermont Food in the Time of COVID-19. Join a discussion about COVID-19 best practices for farmstands and CSA models, featuring producers and an update on the latest guidelines....

May 6, 2020 Online The International Organic Inspectors Association is sponsoring Organic Spring 2020, aconversation about how to move organic from a niche to the mainstream. Help put an organic COVID-19 Rescue Plan into action, using well-proven organic methods to change agriculture....

May 5, 2020 Online University of Minnesota Extension will host a four-part evening webinar series on goat and sheep management for farmers, 4-H'ers and anyone managing goats or sheep. The first session features goat producer Jake Langeslag of Goat Dispatch....

May 5, 2020 Online University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is holding a Sustainable Food Systems Lecture Series. In this free webinar, Sara Dachos, Deputy Director of the Farmer Veteran Coalition, will be joined by a panel of veteran farmers....

May 5, 2020 Online Barn2Door and Acres U.S.A. are offering a free, six-part, monthly webinar series that features sustainable farmers from across the country who are thinking outside of the box and finding big payoffs. Innovators who have found ways to market their farm products to consumers in an effective, creative, and manageable way will be sharing their strategies in these 30-minute webinars. The first webinar will feature Harleston Towles, who runs "The Twenty Bag", a weekly opt-in CSA in South Carolina. Unlike traditional CSA models where customers need to commit to a full season share, Harleston gives his customers the...

May 5, 2020 Online The Worm Webinar Series is being conducted by Small Ruminant Extension Specialists in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and Georgia. The webinars will continue every Tuesday until June 9. ...