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January 30, 2020 Online This event is part of the University of Illinois Extension weekly educational series for the small farm community. This series provides practical knowledge on emerging topics that advance local food production in Illinois. Online presentations will give small farm producers a look at how leading practices in production, management, and marketing enable operations to improve profitability and sustainability. This session will cover the basics of establishment, maintenance, harvest, and marketing....

January 30, 2020 Columbia, Missouri and Online The Univeristy of Missouri Center for Agroforestry presents the 11th Annual UMCA Agroforestry Symposium, focusing on "Value-Added Processing for Missouri Agriculture and Forestry." The symposium is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is requested. Sessions are also available via livestream....

January 29, 2020 Online CCOF is offering a free webinar with UCSC Farm Garden Manager Christof Bernau on organic seedling production and greenhouse efficiencies for small farms. This session will focus on the management of environmental conditions to optimize germination and development of high-quality transplants, with an emphasis on system efficiencies that can improve seedling quality and your bottom line. From sowing, through germination, seedling development, to hardening off and holding strategies, all seedlings life stages will be explored. ...

January 28, 2020 Online Farm Schools For Adults is part of a free webinar series offered by Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT). Presenters Karen Kopf of Kopf Canyon Ranch in Idaho and Paul Dorrance of Pastured Providence Farmstead in Ohio will share the challenges, rewards, and lessons lessons they have experienced from their years running successful educational events for farmers. They will also discuss considerations for the registration process, pricing, advertising and promotion, programming, and evaluation....

January 28, 2020 Online This evening webinar is part of the Savanna Institute's ongoing Nutshell Series. These are free, live, online discussions with experts on practical topics in agroforestry and perennial agriculture....

January 28, 2020 Online This webinar will discuss how the growing interest in milk fatty acids is relevant to organic and grass dairy producers and industry personnel. It will cover the 'basics' of how fatty acids are produced in ruminants and review recent research on the differences in milk fatty acid content of organic, grassfed, and conventional milk. Presenter Elle Andreen will also discuss the consumer perception of and demand for these products, and how this new information is relevant to farmers. The intended audience is dairy producers, consultants, and other industry personnel....

January 27, 2020 Davis, California, and Online University of California Cooperative Extension and partners including NCAT present a series of five Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program Pastured/Free Range Poultry Workshops. The topic for this fourth workshop is "Feed and Nutrition for Pastured Poultry." ...

January 24, 2020 Online The Weed IPM Webinar Series presented by the University of New Hampshire Extension includes a presentation from an expert in weed management, followed by a question and answer session. This introductory session will cover the basic hows and whys of integrating weed management into your IPM approach. ...

January 22, 2020 Davis, California, and Online University of California Cooperative Extension and partners including NCAT present a series of five Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program Pastured/Free Range Poultry Workshops. The topic for this third workshop is "Alternative Poultry Species and Animal Welfare Considerations."...

January 15, 2020 Online Join this free, one-hour webinar presentation from USDA Northeast Climate Hub to be introduced to OpenTEAM, or Open Technology Ecosystem for Agricultural Management. This is a farmer/rancher-driven project to provide interoperability and site-specific decision support to diverse production systems, scales, and geographies. OpenTEAM technology includes field-level carbon measurement, digital management records, remote sensing, predictive analytics, and input and economic-management decision support in a connected suite....

January 15, 2020 Gainesville, Florida and livestreamed The Future of Food Forum will be an intensive and exciting one-day event at the University of Florida. It will bring together leading experts, entrepreneurs, researchers, and innovators to take a look at the future of food with an eye toward 2050. At the forum you will hear some of the world's changemakers give their perspective on the future of food systems and what we should be doing now to embrace the innovations and challenges of the future of food. ...

January 14, 2020 Davis, California, and Online University of California Cooperative Extension and partners including NCAT present a weekly series of five Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program Pastured/Free Range Poultry Workshops. The topic for this second workshop is "Pastured Poultry Farm Economics and Marketing." ...

January 14, 2020 Online The CCOF Foundation and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) present a webinar that reviews techniques for managing soil and irrigation during times of drought. Find out how to use your water resource most efficiently and hear about managing soil for best water absorption and storage. Participants will come away with a better understanding of how to manage irrigation scheduling and system maintenance and how to manage soils for water infiltration and storage in order to use water efficiently as possible while maximizing crop yields. ...

January 14, 2020 Online Farm Camps for Kids is part of a free webinar series offered by Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT). Presenters Samantha Gasson of Bull City Farm in North Carolina and Ana Skemp of Deep Roots Community Farm in Wisconsin will share the challenges, rewards, and lessons lessons they have experienced from their years running successful on-farm camps for children....

January 9, 2020 Online Researchers at Utah State University, the University of Idaho, and the USDA-ARS are working with producers and extension educators to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of pasture-based organic dairies by examining the effects of grass-legume mixtures on dairy cattle performance and heifer development. Dr. Blair Waldron, one of the project leaders, will introduce the team's research objectives and give the first in a series of webinars. This first webinar will report how various grass-legume mixtures affect the herbage nutritive value and dry-matter intake by dairy heifers. ...

January 8, 2020 Online MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture continues its biweekly Wednesday Webinar Series with this free, one-hour webinar that will introduce participants to organic production methods, pricing and marketing organic products, and the organic certification process. ...

January 6, 2020 Davis, California, and Online University of California Cooperative Extension and partners including NCAT present a weekly series of five Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program Pastured/Free Range Poultry Workshops. The topic for this first workshop is "Husbandry, Pasture Management, and Rotational Systems."...

December 18, 2019 Online The Agroforestry in Action Webinar Series continues with a session titled "The Appalachian Harvest Herb Hub: Empowering Plant Conservation through Profitable Cultivation," with Katie Commender. ...

December 17, 2019 Online The Savanna Institute's series of online, evening Nutshell discussions continues with a session featuring Greg Judy, of Green Pastures Farm....

December 17, 2019 Online This free Introduction to Beekeeping webinar is part of the Small Farm and Ranch Webinar Series offered by Cultivating Success. In this introductory webinar catered towards backyard beekeepers and small farmers, participants will learn about bee anatomy and biology, how to choose bees, set up a hive, and choose appropriate gear and equipment....

December 17, 2019 Online In this free Rodale Institute webinar, Dr. Gladis Zinati, director of Rodale Institute's Vegetable Systems Trial, will join the IPM Institute of North America's Organic & IPM Working group to present on the use of flowering insectary plants as a biological control for the striped cucumber beetle pest. The webinar will discuss topics such as the pest life cycle, important beneficial insects, planting insectary plants, and research results....

December 16, 2019 Online This free webinar from AgriSafe highlights NY FarmNet, a Cornell University program that helps farmers in New York state navigate the waters of growth, change, and crisis. Since 1986, NY FarmNet has provided free, confidential on farm consulting to thousands of farmers and their families. This webinar will discuss the impact of NY FarmNet's work, as well as some best practices for working with and engaging farmers. ...

December 12, 2019 Online In this free, one-hour webinar, USDA Economic Research Service Economist Christine Whitt presents findings from America's Diverse Family Farms, 2019 Edition, a brochure that describes in detail the different types of farms in the United States....

December 12, 2019 Online In this free webinar, Jeff Schahczenski, Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), will give an introduction to insuring hemp in 2020 with a federally subsidized Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) policy....

December 11, 2019 Online In this webinar from Rodale Institute, Dr. Gladis Zinati, Director of Rodale Institute's Vegetable Systems Trial (VST), will share information on which organic management options are most successful for managing the allium leafminer, a pest that attacks onion and other allium crops including garlic, leeks and chives....

December 11, 2019 Online Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's Weekly Webinar series continues with this session on convenience in food marketing. How do the new models for marketing work? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these types of marketing outlets? Are any of these marketing models really profitable? This free, one-hour webinar looks at examples of the options to help you discover possible variations that might work with your marketing....

December 10, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS Soil Health Division. Join to learn how modern agriculture practices can contribute to water quality issues and how soil health management systems can help alleviate water quality concerns....

December 10, 2019 Online Join Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) for a free, online information session on its Humane Farming Mentorship Program. Hear from several current mentors and mentees about their experience, some of the program perks, and how you can get involved....

December 10, 2019 Online Join the CCOF Foundation and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) for a free webinar that provides a practical introduction to Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP), a crop insurance option for diversified organic farms and ranches. In this webinar you will learn what information you need to apply for WFRP, assess if this crop insurance product is right for your farming operation, and learn how the documentation you keep for organic certification can support your application....

December 9, 2019 Online This online training from AgriSafe is intended primarily for health and safety professionals including but not limited to owner/operators, safety officers or specialists, managers, supervisors, safety coordinators, health, safety and environmental interns, and any person or persons who serve as safety personnel in an agricultural setting. Education will focus on all women including farmworker women and their employers on reporting violent incidents to authorities, making employees aware of their legal rights, safe work practices, medical referrals, treatment, and options including counseling if needed....

December 6-8, 2019 Online This free online conference features more than 25 speakers sharing their tips for thriving as a farmer. Topics range from production to business....

December 5, 2019 Online Maine AgrAbility will host a free webinar about alternative financing programs for assistive technology. There are 42 Alternative Financing Programs (AFP) throughout the country that can help individuals and organizations learn about possible funding resources, as well as provide low-interest (or no-interest) financing for AT devices and services. This free, one-hour webinar will cover services and resources that can be accessed through the AFPs....

December 4, 2019 Online In this free webinar from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT), presenter Ben Grimes of Dawnbreaker Farms in North Carolina will share his proven strategies to increase profitability while reducing work load on livestock farms....

December 4, 2019 Online This AgriSafe webinar is intended for rural health care providers, educators, and agribusiness safety managers. This one-hour webinar program will address dangerous exposures in agricultural work and the importance of respiratory protective equipment for women. It will include training tips and evidence-based resources for use in clinical practice and worker education ...

December 4-5, 2019 Pocantico Hills, New York, and livestreamed The 12th annual Young Farmers Conference will offer inspiration and education for beginning farmers from around the world. Select sessions of the Young Farmers Conference will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube. ...

December 3, 2019 Online This free webinar from the Savanna Institute is part of the Nutshells evening webinar series. ...

December 3, 2019 Online This webinar is presented by Oregon Tilth in partnership with the USDA NRCS Science and Technology. The webinar will examine the opportunities and challenges behind organic hop production, a growing demand for the micro-brewery renaissance evolving across the United States. Organic hops provide growers with another crop to diversify production, and panelists will discuss cost challenges before and ongoing through production, production requirements, pest and disease pressures, and end processor needs ...

December 3, 2019 Online This free webinar training program from AgriSafe is intended for female workers and managers in the agricultural industry. This includes dairy farms and small farms that hire at-risk populations. The major focus of the program is on the identification of and the safe usage of chemicals and pesticides, along with respiratory protection....

December 2-5, 2019 Online National Farmers Union's Growing for the Future is a unique online, interactive conference focused on the issues that today's farmers and ranchers face. The free four-day event includes farmer-to-farmer webinars, live Q&A sessions, a discussion board, an online resource center, and free giveaways. This year's conference will cover a wide range of topics, including cooperatives, insurance, business planning, taxes, energy, accounting, and more. ...

November 26, 2019 Online In this free Nutshell Series webinar from the Savanna Institute, Heidi Leuszler of Berries and Flour: Bakery and Harvest Goods speaks about Growing a Perennial Business: How a labor of love became a perennial cottage food operation, and then a farm....

November 25, 2019 Online This free webinar from AgriSafe is intended primarily for agricultural producers including but not limited to farmers, ranchers, and any person or persons involved in some combination of raising field crops, orchards, vineyards, horticulture, or other livestock. 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. Learn to identify risks and access resources....

November 21, 2019 Online Participate in this free webinar presented by the USDA NRCS Soil Health Division to learn how the practice of integrating cover crops and grazing into a dryland cropping system can impact soil health, soil moisture, and farming system economics. This webinar will share lessons learned through on-farm and research station studies evaluating the potential for grazed cover crops to support soil health and economic outcomes of dryland farming systems. ...

November 21, 2019 Online In this free webinar from New Hampshire Food Alliance, Alissa White, from the University of Vermont, will present her research from the New England Adaptation Survey. The survey explored how farms are adapting to increasingly extreme weather patterns and what resources they need to support farm resilience to climate change. The survey explored practices which producers have already used, or will use, to manage climate risks....

November 19, 2019 Online The Savanna Institute presents this session as part of its Nutshell Webinars series of live, online, in-depth discussions with experts on practical topics in agroforestry and perennial agriculture. In this free, one-hour webinar, Andrew Case presents on Where "Organic" Came From: The Unpredeictable Past of Organic Food and Farming in the United States....

November 19, 2019 Online Join the CCOF Foundation and Community Alliance with Family Farmers and the Farmers Guild (CAFF/FG) for a free webinar that goes over FSMA frequently asked questions for produce growers, as well as clears up common myths and misconceptions about small farm food safety. The presenter will cover food safety topics including FSMA overview information, postharvest handling, personnel training, and using manure as a soil amendment. ...

November 19, 2019 Online This free online program from AgriSafe is intended to help women in rural/agricultural communities identify ergonomic issues leading to musculoskeletal injuries in farm and ranch work and discover resources to aid in injury prevention....

November 14, 2019 Online This free webinar from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) will give you the tools and resources to increase diversity and begin grazing multiple species on your farm. Presenter Lee Rinehart of NCAT will discuss the benefits, the synergistic relationship between multiple species and the soil and plants, fencing, predators, parasites, and how to stock pastures appropriately. ...

November 14 and 21, and December 5 and 12, 2019 Online This four-part Guiding Farmers to Legal Resilience webinar series from Farm Commons covers four core legal subject areas, including business structures, land purchasing and leasing, insurance and liability, and employment law. This series is for agricultural service providers, not farmers, and it explains the core "action steps" or legal best management practices that advisors should recommend to help farmers reduce risk. ...

November 14, 2019 Online The new OGRAIN Compass is a planning tool to help producers understand the financial implications, at both the crop and whole-farm level, of their cropping decisions. In this webinar, OGRAIN Compass developers John Hendrickson of the University of Wisconsin Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and Jim Munsch of Deer Run Farm will review the concept and function of this valuable new tool. They will show how it works to predict financial results on a given piece of land over a ten-year planning period. ...

November 12, 2019 Online The Savanna Institute presents this session as part of its Nutshell Webinars series of live, online, in-depth discussions with experts on practical topics in agroforestry and perennial agriculture. In this free, one-hour webinar, Kate McFarland of the National Center for Agroforestry provides an Overview of Five Common Agroforestry Practices in the United States: A USDA Perspective....

November 12, 2019 Online The Culinary Breeding Network was formed to bring together plant breeders, seed growers, farmers, chefs, produce buyers and other consumers to discuss and identify preferences and traits of culinary excellence for vegetables and grains. Lane Selman is the founder of the Culinary Breeding Network and has worked with organic farmers, plant breeders and chefs for 15 years. In this free, one-hour webinar, she discusses the work of the Culinary Breeding Network....

November 6, 2019 Online In this Rodale Institute webinar, Dr. Gladis Zinati, Director of the Vegetable Systems Trial (VST) at Rodale Institute, will share updates on the side-by-side comparison of organic and conventional vegetable production systems that was started in 2017. VST, now in its third year, focuses on the impact of various management practices on vegetable yield, soil health, and nutrient density....

November 6, 2019 Online This is the concluding event in The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture's Seven Habits for Effective Farmers free monthly webinar series. This session focuses on Succession Planning....

November 5, 2019 Online Join Nikki Silvestri, Oregon Food Bank, and Oregon Tilth for a free webinar that will discuss the process, struggles, and joy of integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into everyday practices and programs. The presenters will dive into case studies of organizational experiences and share lessons learned from their experiences creating DEI programs....

November 1-2, 2019 New York, New York and livestream Food Tank, New York University, and Hunter College present a summit with more than 80 speakers and performers, including Leah Penniman, Dan Barber, Marion Nestle, Karen Washington, Mark Bittman, and many more....

October 30, 2019 Online The fifth IPM Online Conference hosted by the Northeastern IPM Center (NEIPMC) will feature updates from active projects funded by the NEIPMC's Partnership Grants Program. In addition, it will have updates from IPM-related projects funded through the Northeastern Sustainable Agriculture and Education Program and USDA-NIFA's Applied Research and Development Program and Extension Implementation Program. The rapid-style conference will feature 5-minute presentations to increase collaboration and awareness about current IPM-related research and extension in the Northeast in a fun way. Anyone with an Internet connection is invited to watch. ...

October 29, 2019 Online FACT's Larissa McKenna and ASPCA's Kara Shannon will lead a session on the 2019 Fund-a-Farmer Grant application guidelines. They will also discuss the updated Farm Animal Welfare Certification Guide and how farmers can use the information to inform and strengthen their grant applications. ...

October 29, 2019 Online Join the CCOF Foundation and Kitchen Table Advisors for the second webinar in the Farmers Marketing: Tools for Success series that dives into farm business planning from a crop profitability perspective. In this free webinar, you will learn the value of understanding the price-volume relationship for your crop(s) and why it's important to know the cost of each crop. ...

October 23, 2019 Online In this free webinar from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT), Dr. Mark Renz, Professor and Extension Weed Specialist at the University of Wisconsin, will discuss approaches livestock producers can take to manage weeds in their pastures. Dr. Renz will focus much of the webinar on weed identification, highlighting resources available to help with identification and even assist with identification of specific weeds. ...

October 17, 2019 Online This free webinar from Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is part of The Business of Food and Farming webinar series. This webinar will enable you to better analyze and manage your farming operations. The webinar will address where to obtain credit, what mix of equity and debt to use, information needed to obtain a loan, and how much risk to take. ...

October 16, 2019 Online Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) offers this free webinar with NCAT Livestock Specialist Dave Scott. His presentation will discuss will strategies to reduce use of nitrogen fertilizers on your grass pastures. ...

October 15, 2019 Online Join Kaitie Adams of the Savanna Institute for a free, online Nutshell event—live, online discussions with experts on practical topics in agroforestry and perennial agriculture. ...

October 14, 2019 Online Join the CCOF Foundation for the first webinar in its Farmers Marketing: Tools for Success series that demystifies the organic certification process for farms that sell directly to consumers. This webinar will review the steps necessary to start organic farming or transition an existing operation toward organic certification. The webinar will explain the benefits, costs, and steps of the organic certification process for growers who market directly to consumers. ...

October 7, 2019 Online During this webinar from PASA, Marlene van Es and George Jugovic Jr. of Trellis Legal will discuss best practices and procedures for leasing land and what to consider when purchasing land. They will also explain what the different kinds of agricultural easements are and how they might help you protect your land, as well as how to handle oil and gas issues....

October 7, 2019 Ithaca, New York, and livestreamed Cornell University Horticulture Department presents mycologist Tradd Cotter, speaking on collecting and cultivating target specific fungi for insect and weed control....

October 3, 2019 Online This free webinar from Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is part of The Business of Food and Farming webinar series. In this session, Kristin Davis, Extension Agent, shares why storytelling matters to your business. During this live webinar, viewers will learn about (1) how to cultivate a brand purpose, (2) creative ways to communicate your brand purpose via storytelling, and (3) tools to help you tell your story more easily....

October 3, 2019 Online This webinar is hosted by the National Farm to School Network and sponsored by the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. Three schools will share how they've used the Highbush Blueberry Farm to School Playbook to put together successful nutrition celebrations with blueberries. Nutrition Consultant Dayle Hayes, MS, RD, will lead a panel discussion with three rockstar school nutrition professionals, who will share easy and practical inspiration for schools looking to kickstart their farm to school programs, tips for a successful promotion and increases in school breakfast/lunch participation, and inspiration for events your students will love....

October 2, 2019 Online Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) offers this free webinar with Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing. Learn the difference between a marketing channel and a marketing strategy, and where to focus your efforts. Learn how best to show up on social media platforms and then convert those followers to paying customers....

October 2, 2019 Online This free webinar is part of the Seven Habits for Effective Farmers Webinar Series presented by the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture....

October 2, 2019 Online The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) will present four workshops and two webinars on the 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program competitive solicitation process. Workshops will feature an overview of the program, a review of the concept proposal questions, a live demonstration of the online application system, and more. There is no cost to attend the workshops or webinars; however, space is limited and CDFA requests that attendees register in advance. ...

October 1, 2019 Online This webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology, in the Understanding Organic Agriculture series. Join this free, one-hour webinar to understand drought mitigation tools and strategies for growing crops with little or no irrigation. Attendees will learn about a new publication from Oregon State University, Intro to Dry Farming Organic Vegetables, that discusses a range of techniques including planting timing, moisture conservation, and variety selection. ...

October 1, 2019 Online This free webinar in the Organic Agriculture Webinar Series is presented by Oregon Tilth and the NRCS Science and Technology Training Library. This webinar will explore how organic producers can avoid contamination from irrigation sources and how organic producers can better conserve water (impact of organic requirement to conserve natural resources)....

October 1, 2019 Online eOrganic and Oregon State University present this free webinar, Supporting Beneficial Birds and Managing Pest Birds, by Jo Ann Baumgartner of the Wild Farm Alliance, Sara Kross of Columbia University, and Sacha Heath of the Living Earth Collaborative. The webinar will cover the following topics: a) How birds' diets, foraging strategies, and nesting periods affect the farm, b) How best to manage and co-exist with pest birds, c) Why on-farm habitat and the surrounding landscape influences pest control, and, d) What farmers can do to make farms more bird-friendly and resilient. ...

September 26, 2019 Online The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) will present four workshops and two webinars on the 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program competitive solicitation process. Workshops will feature an overview of the program, a review of the concept proposal questions, a live demonstration of the online application system, and more. There is no cost to attend the workshops or webinars; however, space is limited and CDFA requests that attendees register in advance. ...

September 26, 2019 Online Join this free, one-hour webinar from USDA NRCS Science and Technology to learn about innovations in water management from Conservation Innovation Grantees. Learn from four different grantees about the cutting-edge approaches to water management generated through CIG projects. ...

September 25, 2019 Online Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) offers this free webinar with Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing. Learn tips to refocus your website on building a connection with those who land on it, versus just advertising your products, helping you turn website visitors into paying customers. ...

September 25, 2019 Online Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's biweekly Wednesday Webinar Series continues with this free, one-hour session. This webinar will outline how farmers can best profit from and maintain their forested acres. Learn about the Maryland forestry legal framework and how you can benefit from creating a forest conservation plan. ...

September 23, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar is part of Penn State Extension's Hemp Webinar Series featuring Penn State Extension experts discussing timely hemp production and harvesting issues....

September 18, 2019 Online Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar with Emily Heaton about the benefits of integrating perennial vegetation into underperforming parts of crop fields. She will discuss how the use of perennial plants in underperforming parts of fields can have a positive impact on the farm economy, water quality, and bioenergy feedstock production....

September 11, 2019 Online Participate in this webinar from the USDA NRCS Soil Health Division to learn about the barriers to adoption of winter cover crops in California's specialty crop system. This training will take an in-depth look at one sustainable agriculture practice: winter cover cropping. It will explore the feasibility of growing winter cover crops between production of processing tomatoes and almonds in California’s Central Valley. A cost-benefit analysis will be used to shed light on possible explanations for their low adoption. This training will showcase an interdisciplinary approach to valuing soil management practices to gauge their role in changing agricultural...

September 9, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar is part of Penn State Extension's Hemp Webinar Series featuring Penn State Extension experts discussing timely hemp production and harvesting issues....

September 4, 2019 Online The Cornell Small Farms Program's project focused on specialty mushroom farming enterprises is holding a free monthly webinar series highlighting the latest research and stories from experienced growers around the region. ...

September 4, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar from Southern Regional Extension Forestry will cover the biology, identification and management of the spotted lanternfly in the southeastern United States. This insect has the potential to greatly impact agricultural crops such as grapes, hops, and hardwoods. It is also reducing the quality of life for people living in heavily infested areas. This webinar will instruct homeowners on what they can do to help slow the spread of this invasive pest, and how to report sightings of spotted lanternfly outside of the quarantine....

August 28, 2019 Online Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture continues its Wednesday Webinars series with this session. Learn a few simple strategies to increase your chances of someone opening your e-newsletter instead of clicking the dreaded "delete" button....

August 27, 2019 Online Join the CCOF Foundation and the California Alliance of Farmers' Markets for a free webinar that highlights the benefits of the USDA Organic Certification Cost Share Program, as well as reviews what organic farmers in California need to do to apply. The training will be led by long-time organic farmer and inspector Jamie Collins of Serendipity Farms....

August 14, 2019 Online Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's Wednesday Webinars series continues with this session on Farm Liability Insurance and Farm Business Structures: How they can work together to protect you and your farming business. Nicole Cook, Environmental and Agricultural Faculty Legal Specialist from University of Maryland Eastern Shore, wil explain the basics of insurance and business structures for your farm, and will zoom in on how farm liability insurance and your choice of business structures for your farm can work together to protect you and your farm....

August 13, 2019 Online Southeast Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP) presents this free, hour-long webinar with Bill Braun from the Ivory Silo Farm. From having that first conversation with a potential customer to packaging and delivering your products, webinar participants will have the unique opportunity to learn the ropes of selling wholesale to restaurants and participate in a question and answer session with Bill....

August 13, 2019 Online The American Society for Agronomy is offering a one-hour webinar with Mahdi M. Al-Kaisi, a Professor of Soil Management/Environment and Extension Soil and Water Specialist in the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University. This webinar will cover basic principles and factors that influence soil health along with soil health measurements and relative indicators. The webinar will also explore how management practices, cropping systems, and perennial integration enhance soil health and biodiversity....

August 12, 2019 Online Southeast Massachusetts Agricultural Paratnership (SEMAP) offers this free, 90-minute webinar with The Branding Edit. Identify your brand direction, figure out who you are speaking to, and what your goals are for social media. Learn the best practices to get the most out of your social media presence. You will leave the workshop with confidence on how to use social media to your brand's advantage!...

August 7, 2019 Online Join UW Extension, DATCP, and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute for the second in a series of webinars on industrial hemp production. This webinar builds from prior presentations and will address current research being conducted around the state, DATCP sampling protocol and timelines, grower questions from this season, and important information regarding harvest technique and end-of-season markets. ...

August 7, 2019 Online The Cornell Small Farms Program's project focused on specialty mushroom farming enterprises offers a free monthly webinar series highlighting the latest research and stories from experienced growers around the region. ...

August 7, 2019 Online This event is part of the Seven Habits for Effective Farmers Webinar Series presented monthly by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture's Center for Profitable Agriculture. Webinars are free....

July 24, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar is part of the Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Wednesday Webinar series. The webinar will review basic IPM pinciples, control tactics, and how to diagnose problems. ...

July 22, 2019 Online CCOF Foundation and the California Alliance of Farmers' Markets are presenting a series of webinars about organic certification geared specifically for farmers market managers. This first free, one-hour webinar will review the basics of organic certification for farms and highlight organic best practices for farmers markets. Jamie Collins of Serendipity Farms will lead the webinar. Drawing on her knowledge as an organic inspector and nearly two decades of organic farming experience, Collins will answer common questions about organic....

July 17, 2019 Online Dr. Jessica Shade, Director of Science Programs at The Organic Center, presents this free, one-hour webinar highlighting a new study published in Public Health Nutrition, by Emory University, in collaboration with The Organic Center, which shows that choosing organic is an easy way to avoid pesticide, antibiotic, and synthetic growth hormone residues in milk....

July 16, 2019 Online This webinar is presented by the Racial Equity in Food Systems Working Group. The webinar will provide an introduction to the newly published guide, Measuring Racial Equity in the Food System: Established and Suggested Metrics, including examples of metrics in four different themes and ways the guide can be used. Following this introduction, two food system leaders will share how they are using data and metrics to drive system change. ...

July 10, 2019 Online Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture continues its bi-weekly Wednesday Webinars series with this session. This webinar will go over recent research on water quality differences between river, pond, and recycled water and explain how recycled water could be a reliable alternative for irrigation water. It will also provide information on new publications and multimedia materials related to recycled water in agriculture....

July 3, 2019 Online This free webinar is part of a monthly series from Cornell Small Farms Program's project focused on specialty mushroom farming enterprises. Webinars highlight the latest research and stories from experienced growers around the Northeast region. ...

July 3, 2019 Online This free webinar is part of a monthly series presented by the Center for Profitable Agriculture at the University of Tennessee. Direct farm marketers, value-added agriculture entrepreneurs, and agritourism operators are all invited to participate in the free "lunch and learn" webinar series for discussions related to effective farm business management, marketing, and planning. Pre-registration is required....

June 26, 2019 Online Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's bi-weekly webinar series continues with this session on raising backyard poultry for egg production and sales. Topics covered include basic nutrition and problems encountered with laying hens. The presentation will also talk about handling eggs and what to do if someone wants to sell them. ...

June 25, 2019 Online The Center for Profitable Agriculture's webinar series for direct marketers concludes with this one-and-a-half hour webinar by Nicole Cook, University of Maryland Ag Law Center....

June 18, 2019 Online Join the CCOF Foundation, Community Alliance with Family Farmers, and the Farmers Guild for a free webinar that highlights ways to streamline food-safety and organic recordkeeping for produce farms that must fully comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act. This webinar clearly explains what records are required for produce farms that must fully comply with FSMA and how those records align with USDA National Organic Program recordkeeping requirements....

June 18, 2019 Online This free, educational webinar focuses on protecting pollinating bees, wasps, bats, and birds on various scales, for anyone seeking to learn more about pollinating species and ways to keep them safe. Panelists are Andrea Amaya-Delong, Director of Horticulture at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and Jodi Helmer, journalist and author of the new book Protecting Pollinators: How to Save the Creatures that Feed Our World. ...

June 12, 2019 Online This free webinar is part of the series on organic farming and soil health in the Western United States presented by Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic. This concluding webinar in the series will examine the roles of the soil food web and key components thereof in promoting soil health and fertility and sustainable organic crop production. Recent research conducted in organically managed soils in the Western Region will provide the basis for practical guidelines for best soil food web management in organic farming and ranching systems....

June 12, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. Participate to learn about the history of biochar usage, current production methods, and its impact on soil health improvement and pollutant remediation. Emphasis will be placed on how to identify salient physio-chemical properties of biochars that allows for their matching to specific soil fertility deficiencies, heavy metal abatement, and pollutant binding in waste streams. Specific examples will be presented from collaborative agricultural and environmental projects between the USDA-ARS and US EPA. ...

June 12, 2019 Online This free, hour-long webinar is part of Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's bi-weekly Wednesday Webinar Series. This session will share warning signs and resources available to deal with emotional stress. Some topics covered include financial stress, substance abuse, depression, and suicide....

June 11, 2019 Online This webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. Participants will learn about an opportunity included in the 2018 Farm Bill that provides eligible entities with funding to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. ...

June 5, 2019 Online Cornell University's Mushroom Project presents this webinar as part of its free, monthly webinar series highlighting the latest research and stories from experienced growers around the region. ...

June 5, 2019 Online The Center for Profitable Agriculture at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is offering a monthly series of free webinars on effective farm business management, marketing, and planning. The second webinar in the series is on Budgeting....

June 4, 2019 Online This free webinar is presented by Oregon Tilth and the NRCS Science and Technology Training Library as part of the organic agriculture webinar series. Explore the different organic specialty fertilizer materials (feather meal, guano, blood meal, etc.) and discuss sustainability of the different choices. This session will focus on the specialty products....

June 4, 2019 Online This free, 90-minute webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. Join to learn about the highlights of innovations in water management from Conservation Innovation Grantees. Since 2004, Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) have supported the development of innovative approaches and technologies on agricultural lands. In this webinar, learn from four different grantees about the cutting edge approaches to water management generated through CIG projects. ...

May 29, 2019 Online This webinar is part of the organic farming and soil health in the Western United States webinar series presented by Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic. This free, 90-minute webinar will explore the capacity of sustainable organic systems to sequester soil carbon, minimize agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, and help organic cropping and livestock operations withstand the impacts of climate disruptions already underway. The presentation will include a summary of recent research findings and practical implications for the Western Region....

May 29, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. Participants will learn about a new opportunity included in the 2018 Farm Bill that lets eligible entities apply to collaborate with NRCS to implement innovative on-farm conservation activities and then evaluate their impact. On-Farm Trials are open to private entities whose primary business is related to agriculture, non-governmental organizations with experience working with agricultural producers, and non-Federal government agencies. ...

May 29, 2019 Online The Wallace Center, the Agricultural Marketing Service Technical Assistance program at the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, the Farmers Market Coalition, and USDA AMS are teaming up to offer "The Insider's Scoop" webinar. This webinar offers quick updates from the USDA on the 2019 Local Food Promotion Program and Farmers Market Promotion Program grants, tips and tricks from past LFPP/FMPP reviewers, and information on how to tap into available resources as you develop your proposal. ...

May 29, 2019 Online This free webinar is part of the Agroforestry in Action webinar series from the Center for Agroforestry. The presenter is Diane Mayerfeld, Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator for UW-Extension at the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS). Registration is limited. ...

May 28, 2019 Online In this free webinar from the National Farm to Institution Metrics Collaborative, Jeff O'Hara from USDA Agricultural Marketing Service will provide a snapshot of how data collection around local food has advanced in recent years at the national level. He will dive into the recently released Census of Agriculture and share how the results are improving our understanding of local food markets within the past 5 years. O'Hara will also identify trends in local food market activity that are not currently being captured by existing federal government statistics....

May 28, 2019 Online Re-Carbonizing Row Crop Ag Lands: Evidence-based management strategies to increase soil carbon and promote financial resilience for farmers is presented by the USDA NRCS Soil Health Division. Join Justin Mount for this one-hour free webinar to improve your understanding of why annual row crop farmer soil resource resiliency can be somewhat determined by modeling their cropping system and observing the foundational soil metric Soil Condition Index (SCI). This webinar will briefly discuss observed and predicted rainfall variations across the country, define the functions of a healthy soil, explain what Soil Condition Index (SCI) is and why SCI is...

May 28, 2019 Online This free webinar is part of the monthly Online Marketing Webinar Series presented by the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture....

May 22, 2019 Online Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's free bi-weekly Wednesday Webinar series continues with this session on success on social media, measured by engaged conversations, reaching out beyond our comfort zone and cultivating your personal and professional brand into a trusted Thought Leader....

May 22, 2019 Online This free webinar in the Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic's Soil Health and Organic Farming Webinar Series will examine the functions of the soil food web and key components thereof in promoting soil health and fertility and sustainable organic crop production. Research-based guidance on organic practices and NOP-approved inputs for improved soil food web function will be discussed....

May 21, 2019 Online Join the CCOF Foundation, California FarmLink, and the National Young Farmers Coalition for a free webinar that will guide you through the key steps in negotiating and composing a lease that has a built-in pathway to ownership. This webinar will provide ideas on choosing a land tenure method that's right for your growing organic farming business, and how to best position yourself to consider a possible farmland purchase in the future, including financial planning through the National Young Farmer Coalition’s Finding Farmland Calculator tool. ...

May 15, 2019 Online In this free webinar from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT), learn how Annie Warmke, owner of Blue Rock Station, has developed a small annual summer intern program over the past 13 years that has turned out more then 80 interns. ...

May 9, 2019 Online A new report by the Organic Center in collaboration with Ellen Cochrane examines tools that are available for organic growers and details a rigorous, multi-faceted approach to protecting citrus trees in organic systems, while identifying future needs to help save organic and conventional citrus alike. Join Dr. Amber Sciligo, Science Program Manager at The Organic Center, and Ellen Cochrane for a one-hour webinar to discuss the effect Citrus Greening disease has had on the Florida citrus industry, especially in organic, and provide a high-level overview of the study's findings. ...

May 8, 2019 Online Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's biweekly Wednesday Webinars series continues with this free, one-hour webinar. Interactive marketing opportunities such as Facebook, Instagram, websites, blogs, e-mail campaigns, podcasts, and even e-commerce hold legal traps for the unwary in cyber land. Learn how to avoid legal landmines by learning the legal parameters concerning postings, dealing with negative feedback, posting pictures, and on-line offerings....

May 7, 2019 Online This webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS Soil Health Division. Participants will join this webinar to gain a more in-depth knowledge of the role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the soil ecosystem and what management practices will result in healthier soil and ecosystems, leading to a well-functioning microbial community in the soil. ...

May 6, 2019 Online This free webinar from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) features Lexie Hain of Two Mothers Farm and Agrivoltaic Solutions, along with several founding members of the American Solar Grazing Association, sharing information about grazing livestock--most often sheep--on solar farms....

May 1, 2019 Online Cornell's Mushroom Project is presenting a series of free, monthly webinars on specialty mushrooms. The May webinar will include an overview of the project and available resources from extension specialists Steve Gabriel and Yolanda Gonzalez. Additionally, Renee Jacobson from Firefly Farm will present results from a farmer grant she conducted, trialing oyster cultivation on coffee grounds and sawdust....

May 1, 2019 Online The Center for Profitable Agriculture at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is offering a monthly series of free webinars on effective farm business management, marketing, and planning. The first webinar is on Business Planning and Recordkeeping....

April 25, 2019 Online Join eOrganic for a free, one-hour webinar by Randa Jabbour of the University of Wyoming on new modules she developed for teaching undergraduate students about organic agriculture. The target audience for this webinar is agricultural educators interacting with students at high school or college levels. Pre-registration is required....

April 24, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar is part of the Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture bi-weekly Wednesday Webinars series. This webinar will identify patterns of predation and how to keep your small poultry flock safe....

April 24, 2019 Online In a free, one-hour webinar from NCAT, Dr. Eric Belasco of Montana State University will present results from a national survey of more than 1,000 sustainable and organic growers. How do organic farmers feel about crop insurance? Do they need it? Do they want it? And are they happy with the choices available to them? The moderator, Mike Morris, is NCAT's Southwest Regional Director....

April 23, 2019 Online In this free, online Savanna Institute nutshell, Leah Penniman will discuss how Black farmers have innovated agroecological systems for millennia. Learn how farmers at Soul Fire Farm and their sibling organizations are implementing and honoring these practices. Pre-registration is required....

April 23, 2019 Online The University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture's monthly online marketing webinar series continues with this session on Social Customer Service....

April 17, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar is part of the organic farming and soil health webinar series from the Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic that focuses on the Western United States. This webinar will explore the role of best organic soil health management in water conservation and water quality, with emphasis on practical research outcomes for the Western Region....

April 16, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar from eOrganic will focus on new grass-fed standards, which are designed for dairy farms that are already certified organic. Presenters will give an introduction to grass-fed dairy farming and discuss grass-fed dairy labels and standards. Pre-registration is required. ...

April 12, 2019 Online The Local Food Safety Collaborative, with the National Farmers Union and the National Young Farmers Coalition, is offering a free webinar to help inform produce growers and farm organizations about the draft Produce Safety Rule Guidance and how to submit comments. If you're a fruit or vegetable grower, this draft guidance likely affects you. Comments are due by April 22, 2019....

April 10, 2019 Online In collaboration with Iowa State and with funding from the USDA Organic Research and Extension Initiative, Rodale Institute has been studying the most effective ways to integrate livestock and crops using regenerative organic methods. In a free, one-hour webinar, Dr. Andrew Smith, Chief Scientist at Rodale Institute, will present the results of the study, which looks specifically at grazing cattle on small grains followed by organic no-till corn or soybeans. Dr. Smith will also address common barriers farmers face when trying to integrate livestock with crops and how to overcome those challenges....

April 10, 2019 Online Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's bi-weekly Wednesday Webinars series continues with this free, one-hour episode that offers real-life examples of how to develop a plan to transition the farm to the next generation successfully and some plans that have failed to handle those stresses....

April 10, 2019 Online This webinar will explore how different breeding styles and methods can be used to develop corn varieties that meet the diverse needs of organically produced grain and perform well under a variety of growing conditions and farming practices. ...

April 9, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS Soil Health Division. In this webinar, Daphne Miller, MD, will discuss the four interconnected pathways that link practices in the field to our own health and explore the existing evidence and information gaps. The webinar will review soil management practices that can significantly protect or improve human health and address obstacles and opportunities for implementing these changes. ...

April 7, 2019 Online This free online nutshell from the Savanna Institute features Christopher Patton. Chris will build on Terry Durham's "Growing Elderberry for Health and Profit" Savanna Institute Nutshell presentation, taking it forward into that amazing plant's potential commercial future, Midwest Elderberry Cooperative's role in that future, and how that can benefit elderberry growers, including those for whom elderberry is not a primary crop. Pre-registration is required....

April 2, 2019 Online In the Understanding Organic Agriculture series, this webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. Join the free, one-hour webinar to learn how intercropping can be successfully utilized in organic cropping systems. This webinar will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with intercropping in organic production. The two presenters will discuss their research findings and experiences from work in the eastern and western United States. ...

April 2, 2019 Online This free webinar is offered by the American Society of Agronomy as part of its five-webinar series, "Managing Through the Organic Transition in Grain Crop Production." This series provides the agronomic guidance advisers need to help their grower clients succeed during and after the organic transition period. This series also highlights the business challenges and opportunities both growers and their advisers will have during this time. Each webinar will be accompanied by a podcast which further explores that webinar's key concepts and audience questions....

March 27, 2019 Davis, California, and online University of California Cooperative Extension and other partners including NCAT present the next in a series of pastured poultry workshops for beginning farmers. A webinar version of the course is offered for those unable to attend in person. Dr. Maurice Pitesky will focus on methods of mitigating risk in free-range and pastured poultry production with a focus on biosecurity, vaccination, and husbandry. Dr. Richard Blatchford will speak on the welfare considerations of raising poultry on pasture or free-ranged systems. ...

March 27, 2019 Online Join the CCOF Foundation, Community Alliance with Family Farmers, and the Farmers Guild for a free webinar that explains the compliance categories for produce farms under FSMA and highlights the recordkeeping requirements for each category. Presenter Kali Feiereisel will share recordkeeping templates for farms that qualify for FSMA exemptions. Know what records to have ready if your farm is selected for a FSMA inspection by the California Department of Food and Agriculture....

March 26, 2019 Online This free evening webinar is offered by NOFA Massachusetts. Presenter Adam Jankauskas of City Compost will explore the unique benefit of compost over chemical/mineralized fertilizers, how it introduces biology (making nutrients more available), and promotes the symbiotic relationship of microbes and root systems. Compost lab results will be reviewed to show what nutrients are provided beyond organic matter, and how this translates into pounds per acre recommendations....

March 20-21, 2019 Online This free, online event focuses on unlocking the potential of cover crops. The virtual event features a series of knowledge-building sessions taught by the foremost authorities on covers today, including Steve Groff, Erin Silva, and a number of farmers and ranchers....

March 19, 2019 Online This free webinar is part of the American Society of Agronomy's Managing Through the Organic Transition in Grain Crop Production Webinar Series. This five-part webinar series will provide the agronomic guidance advisers need to help their grower clients succeed during and after the organic transition period. This series will also highlight the business challenges and opportunities both growers and their advisers will have during this time. ...

March 19, 2019 Online This free webinar is part of Food Animal Concerns Trust's series on humane animal production. Join presenter Fred Forsburg to hear about the latest strategy to control Face Flies on pastured cattle. The method that will be discussed is both effective and safe for the cattle, the operator and the environment. ...

March 19, 2019 Online In this free webinar from the Legal Food Hub Winter Webinar Series, Erica Kyzmir-McKeon, Conservation Law Foundation Senior Fellow and Attorney, and Deanne Loonin, Attorney, Project on Predatory Student Lending at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, will discuss the different types of student loans and how borrowers can deal with them. Topics include managing repayment, avoiding or getting out of loan default, and loan cancellation....

March 13, 2019 Online This free webinar is part of the Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Wednesday webinar series. Attend this webinar to learn about some easy steps you can take to protect your and your employees' health, and bring your farm into compliance with the Worker Protection Standard. ...

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Specialty Crop Program is conducting a webinar to solicit public comments on the sections of the 2018 USDA Farm Bill dealing with industrial hemp. Registration is limited to 1000 participants. Time constraints will allow only 60 speakers during the webinar. ...

March 13, 2019 Online The Barber Pole Worm represents an increasing threat to sheep and goat producers, especially those on Western irrigated pastures. This free, one-hour webinar, led by Dave Scott, NCAT Livestock Specialist, focuses on holistic management of the Barber Pole Worm in irrigated settings in the Inter Mountain West. FAMACHA scoring to create refugia, strategic grazing techniques, and simple genetic strategies to increase host resistance will be highlighted....

March 13, 2019 Online Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) offers this free webinar as part of its ongoing humane farming webinar series. Presenters Homer Walden and his wife Dru Peters of Sunnyside Farm in Pennsylvania introduce innovative, front-moving livestock pens for pigs and how they are used for soil breaking, fertility, and pest control....

March 12, 2019 Online This free one-hour webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS Soil Health Division. Join the webinar to learn about the long-term soil health benefits over short-term, from a grower's perspective. This webinar is centered around Scott Park's "7 C" principles to build and improve soil health: cover crops, conservation tillage, crop rotation, crop residue incorporation, controlled traffic, compost, and conserving inputs. In addition, he emphasizes the important of farm worker management (crew care), boarder management, and new initiatives in grazing and residue management. ...

March 12 - April 16, 2019 Online This seven-week course from HMI meets weekly and provides key financial principles. This simple approach to financial planning will help you understand the big picture view as well as make critical production decisions based on a clear sense of cost of production for different enterprises. You will develop a financial plan and identify ways to implement and monitor that plan. You'll learn the key economic analysis tools for improved financial decisions for both annual budgets and for long-term investment. Scholarships are available....

March 6, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar is offered by Food Animal Concerns Trust. Walk through an assessment of how to determine the true resources you have in your life and how to turn them into assets to sustain your dream of earning a living at what you love to do. Presenter Annie Warmke is a social entrepreneur, mentor, and founder/farmer at Blue Rock Station. ...

March 5, 2019 Online Join this free, one-hour webinar in the Understanding Organic Agriculture series, presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology, to learn about equipment and techniques for precision mechanical weed control. Weed management is often cited as the top production challenge in organic systems, and organic growers primarily manage weeds with soil disturbance. This method of weed control can be counterproductive to soil-health. This webinar will be a virtual field day looking at new tools that cause less soil disturbance. Presenter Sam Hitchcock Tilton will also discuss management techniques that can reduce the need for later mechanical weed control. Attendees...

March 5, 2019 Online This free webinar from American Society of Agronomy is part of Managing Through the Organic Transition in Grain Crop Production, a five-part webinar series that will provide the agronomic guidance advisers need to help their grower clients succeed during and after the organic transition period. Each webinar will be accompanied by a podcast which further explores that webinar's key concepts and audience questions. ...

March 5, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar from Future Harvest CASA, held in partnership with Chesapeake Harvest, will help demystify produce food safety requirements. Food safety experts Lindsay Gilmour and Stuart Vermaak will provide clarity on GAP Certification vs FSMA Regulation; a quick guide to the FSMA Produce Safety Rule; a quick guide to GAP Certification Programs; and the necessary steps to GAP Certification. T...

February 28, 2019 Online Jeff Schahczenski, Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist with NCAT/ATTRA will present a free, one-hour webinar on history, opportunities and challenges with using federal crop insurance policies to protect yield and price risks associated with transitioning and certified organic agriculture. Part of this webinar will be based on recent results from a five-year national Organic Research and Education Initiative project....

February 27, 2019 Online This one-hour webinar from the National Farm to School Network will feature three new resources from NFSN that aim to increase equitable access to farm to school initiatives, including theNFSN Programs and Policy Racial and Social Equity Assessment Tool; Supporting Farm to School with Non-Profit Hospital Community Benefit Dollars; and City & School District Farm to School Policy Opportunities. ...

February 27, 2019 Online This two-hour webinar from PASA offers an opportunity to learn from the experiences of Blooming Glen Farm as farmer Trician Borneman discusses how they developed their employee handbook over time, how it has helped their operations, and how you can write your own. This webinar will include a presentation followed by an opportunity to have your questions answered about this important topic....

February 27, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar is part of the Organic Farming and Soil Health in the Western U.S. Webinar Series presented by Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic. In this webinar Eric Brennan, USDA ARS, will discuss best cover crops, mixes, and management methods for optimum soil health and organic cash-crop production in the Western Region. The webinar will explore in greater depth the special challenges that farmers face in adding cover crops to dryland cereal-grain rotations and other moisture-limited cropping systems....

February 27, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar is part of the bi-weekly Wednesday Webinar series presented by Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture. This workshop will provide information about what cover crop species and management techniques are optimal for the various desired functions, and how to utilize cover crops that make sense for your farm. ...

February 26, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar is the last in a three-part series from Food Animal Concerns Trust on exploring how to defeat parasites in small ruminant animals. This session will cover treatment protocols and strategies, and will tie together all of the strategies that were discussed throughout the webinar series. The presenter is NCAT's Linda Coffey. ...

February 26, 2019 Online The University of Tennessee's Center for Profitable Agriculture continues its monthly series of webinars on online marketing with a free, one-hour session on Developing a Social Media Strategy, with Sarah Cornelisse, Penn State University....

February 26, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar is part of the Legal Food Hub Winter Webinar Series. It will be presented by the Transacational Law Clinics of Harvard Law School....

February 21, 2019 Online Is poor access to crop insurance limiting the growth of organic farming in the United States? Do organic farms have access to the crop insurance they need? Or do they even want crop insurance? This webinar from the National Center for Appropriate Technology will present the results of a recent national survey that explored attitudes towards crop insurance by organic farmers. The results may surprise you....

February 19, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar is the second in a three-part series from Food Animal Concerns Trust on exploring how to defeat parasites in small ruminant animals. This session will discuss ways to prevent parasites, including…...

February 19, 2019 Online On this half-hour webinar Health Care Without Harm will share the design of Nourished by New England, a seasonal harvest program for health care. Presenters will discuss program goals, the way in which progress toward those goals is being measured, and lessons learned from the first year of program implementation and data collection. Lastly, Health Care Without Harm will discuss how they are aligning metrics from this regional program with local purchasing programs in other regions. This is the first in the monthly National Farm to Institution Metrics Collaborative Webinar series....

February 19, 2019 Online This free webinar from American Society of Agronomy is part of Managing Through the Organic Transition in Grain Crop Production, a five-part webinar series that will provide the agronomic guidance advisers need to help their grower clients succeed during and after the organic transition period. Each webinar will be accompanied by a podcast which further explores that webinar's key concepts and audience questions....

February 12, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar is the first in a three-part series from Food Animal Concerns Trust on exploring how to defeat parasites in small ruminant animals. This session will discuss the seriousness of parasites, the parasite…...

February 12, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS Soil Health Division. This webinar will share results from an ongoing California tomato production system research project that is quantifying the potential of soil health to mitigate both abiotic (drought) and biotic stresses (insect pests) and discuss some of the underlying drivers and mechanisms. ...

February 12, 2019 Online In this free, one-hour webinar presented by USDA Northeast Climate Hub, participants will learn how carbon is sequestered in agricultural soils and how agriculture can contribute to climate-change mitigation and help Maryland reach its GHG reduction goals. The presentation is by Dr. Sara Via, Professor and Climate Extension Specialist, Department of Entomology & University of Maryland Extension....

February 8, 2019 Burlington, Vermont and online Join University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crop & Soils Program and Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets at this one-day conference to expand industrial hemp knowledge of farmers from seed to sales. Multiple breakout sessions will include educational and information-sharing opportunties on the types of hemp grown for food, fiber, and flower, including breeding and selection of hemp for CBD production and growing, harvesting, and drying/storage methods....

February 6, 2019 Online Join eOrganic and the Organic Farming Research Foundation for a free, one-hour webinar on how to lower your financial risk by increasing soil health, presented by Mark Schonbeck of the Virginia Association for Biological Farming.…...

February 6 - March 13, 2019 Online This online course from Penn State Extension is for goat producers interested in improving their production practices and ultimately the profitability of their operation. It presents basic production, marketing, and…...

February 5, 2019 Online This free, one-hour webinar is part of Legal Food Hub's Winter Webinar Series. Find out what you can do to protect your market brand and avoid problems with others. This webinar will walk through choosing and registering your business name as a trademark and provide tips on avoiding pitfalls and protecting your IP on your website....

February 1, 2019 Online This webinar is part of the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Agroforestry webinar series. In this one-hour session, Eric Burkhart of Penn State will present on "Documenting the source of wild ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) in…...

January 31, 2019 Online In this free National Good Food Network webinar, you'll hear from two different hubs who have leveraged their financial data to create and track their own Key Performance Indicators. Although their markets and models are different (one hub sells wholesale, one direct to consumers), by actively monitoring and analyzing their financial data, they each have increased their efficiency, and thus their bottom lines....

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

January 29-31, 2019 Online eXtension's Women in Ag Learning Network presents this virtual conference on Women in Ag Programs for 21st Century Farms and Ranches: Best practices & innovative approaches for emerging audiences. It is designed for…...

January 29, 2019 Online Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) continues its series of free webinars on humane animal production with this presentation on the New Zealand method, an efficient and low-stress way to shear sheep. Learn an overview of the…...

January 29 - March 5, 2019 Online HMI offers this weekly online course on Tuesdays. In this course you will learn the key grazing planning principles and practices for improving land health and productivity. You will learn the steps to this simple…...

January 23, 2019 Online Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's bi-weekly series of free, one-hour webinars continues with this session. This webinar will talk about the kinds of specialty crops that are particularly suited to growing in an urban market…...