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September 17, 2019 Madill, Oklahoma Join the Noble Research Institute at McMillan Farm to see the common equipment used to prepare a pecan orchard floor and the crop management practices you can use to cover your orchard floor without decreasing harvest efficiency. This afternoon event is free....

September 12, 2019 Charlotte Court House, Virginia Brent Wills, President of Virginia Association for Biological Farming, will present this free workshop hosted by VSU Small Farm Outreach Program. The workshop will provide comprehensive information for farmers who are currently raising poultry or considering starting a heritage breed poultry enterprise. Learn the definition and types of heritage breeds and more about the advantages and disadvantages of raising heritage breeds. Wills will also provide a comparison of commercial, heritage breed and hybrid poultry for meat production and discuss poultry profits to explore the potential financial advantages of raising heritage breeds for meat or eggs....

September 10, 2019 Ardmore, Oklahoma At this free evening event, connect with Noble Research Institute consultants and Integrity Beef Alliance members to learn more about the Integrity Beef Alliance terminal calf program and replacement heifer development program. You will learn about membership benefits and advantages of being associated with a regionally and nationally recognized marketing program. ...

September 10-11, 2019 Richmond, Virginia Virginia State University's Small Farm Outreach Program, in partnership with Minority Outreach Network and USDA, will host the first National Conference for Outreach and Agriculture Development. Outreach Professionals who lead or conduct activities to support farmers and agricultural production through non-governmental organizations (NGOs), grass roots organizations (GROs), schools, universities, and state and federal organizations are encouraged to attend. Participants will learn ways to grow and strengthen their programs in expert educational sessions and panel discussions on the most important emerging issues for agriculture-related outreach. ...

September 10-11, 2019 Versailles, Kentucky The Fall Kentucky Grazing School offers an opportunity for new and experienced graziers to learn valuable grazing methods, with the goal of extending the grazing season and minimizing stored feed. Topics include rotational grazing, temporary fencing, portable/seasonal water systems, rejuvenating run-down pastures, and economics of grazing. ...

September 7, 2019 Collins, Mississippi Alcorn University, NCAT, and the Covington County Self-Help Project present a free, day-long beginning farmer workshop. Topics will include livestock vaccination protocols, integrated pest management, measuring profitability, marketing, biosecurity issues, and farm policy updates. This workshop is the fifth in a series of workshops titled "Farm Management Educational Program for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers." Lunch will be provided, and registration is required. ...

September 6, 2019 Petersburg, Virginia Virginia State University hosts this day-long Pawpaw Production and Marketing Workshop. Mr. Neal Peterson, the nationally known pawpaw plant breeder, will be the keynote speaker, presenting on basic pawpaw production. He will be joined by additional speakers who will share their experiences growing this tasty fruit....

September 6-7, 2019 Swannanoa, North Carolina The Organic Growers School Harvest Conference offers affordable classes on organic growing and sustainable living. The September 2019 conference features eight stand-alone, one-day workshops taught by outstanding guest speakers. Topics include Wild Foods, Medicine Making, Hemp Farming, and Forest Farming. ...

September 5, 2019 Summit, Mississippi Alcorn State University Extension Program in partnership with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service and The South Mississippi Grazing Land Coalition will host an informational outreach conference designed to inform existing, new, and beginning agricultural producers of the availability of State and Federal Agriculture programs designed to make family farms more profitable and sustainable. Pre-registration is required by August 28, 2019, by calling 601-833-9321 Ext. 3...

September 3, 2019 Ardmore, Oklahoma Join Noble Research Institute horticulturists for a free evening event as they review the various production and management practices required for successful pecan production. At the end of this seminar, you will have a basic understanding of the various practices used in pecan production. Pecan culture presents unique management challenges due to factors including tree size, nutrient and water requirements, and the need for specialized equipment....

August 28, 2019 Petersburg, Virginia Virginia State University College of Agriculture hosts AgFest, showcasing the diversity, complexity, and challenges of Virginia's agriculture industry and the innovative solutions VSU's agricultural researchers, Cooperative Extension specialists, and teaching faculty have developed to ensure the industry's growth and safety. Topics will include aquaculture, goat and sheep management, niche crops (like hops, hemp, berries, ginger and turmeric), sustainable and urban agriculture, and high tunnel production. ...

August 28-29, 2019 Belton, Texas USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research present the Soil Regen Forum, a unique opportunity to learn first-hand from leading farmers, ranchers, and scientists with extensive personal experience in soil health and regenerative agriculture. Registration includes two days of presentations and discussions....

August 27, 2019 Ardmore, Oklahoma This free, half-day course from the Noble Research Institute will allow you to gain a better understanding of different irrigation systems and the technologies you can use to develop irrigation scheduling. With the extreme environmental swings that we are experiencing, irrigation is critical for maximizing production and profitability in pecans....

August 23, 2019 Rosenberg, Texas This free, hands-on workshop for military veterans provides an introduction to food safety for people who grow produce, with important information to know in order to sell products safely....

August 21, 2019 Long Creek, South Carolina South Carolina Agritourism Association offers this special event with fresh tourism ideas and discussion of hot topics as well as an opportunity to network. The event is in Upstate South Carolina at Chattooga Belle Farm, a destination farm, distillery, and event venue see Chattooga Belle Farm's u-pick fruit farm, visit the farm store, learn about the event barn, visit the distillery, learn about their operation and much more. ...

August 21-23, 2019 Mobile, Alabama The Small Farms Research Center at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in collaboration with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host the 2019 Annual Risk Management and Business Development Workshop at the Jon Archer Agricultural Center. The three-day workshop will cover topics including ShipShape Urban Farm, miccroloans, crop insurance, industrial hemp, value-added products, and risk management....

August 20-21, 2019 Catawba, Virginia Virginia Association for Biological Farming is collaborating with Virginia Tech's Office of Outreach and International Affairs to bring you a low-cost opportunity to dive deep into agroforestry, regenerative whole-farm practices, and environmental services markets. Program goals are to help you learn more about these practices in a hands-on setting at Virginia Tech's Catawba Sustainability Center farm and strengthen the network of regenerative agroforestry practitioners. Participants will spend two days at the Center with the very people that have shaped its agroforestry and regenerative farming practices....

August 16-17, 2019 San Angelo, Texas Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo is hosting a free morning Sheep and Goat Field Day, followed by the two-day Sheep and Goat Expo. This year's expo will feature a special practicum session that will provide hands-on demonstrations of some production practices. Concurrent sessions in the late afternoon include business and marketing, health and management, wildlife compatibility with sheep and goats, and integrative crop and livestock systems. Concurrent session topics on day two will focus on youth, hair sheep, wool sheep, club lambs, angora goats, and meat goats....

August 16, 2019 Oxford, Mississippi Alliance of Sustainable Farms presents a free field day at Yokna Bottoms Farm. This field day/training will feature a roundtable discussion of major topics and highlight activities on the farm. Major Topics for Module #5 Farm Management will include lectures on vaccination protocols and IPM; measuring profitability; understanding how to sell; biosecurity issues; and discussion on farm policy updates. Pre-registration is required; send e-mail to AllianceofSustainableFarms@gmail.com....

August 15, 2019 San Angelo, Texas Join Texas AgrAbility for a free one-day agriculture business workshop designed for military veterans, beginning farmers and ranchers, individuals with disabilities, and anyone interested in starting an agriculture business. Workshop sessions will include rural business ideas, intro to business planning, possibilities for farming/ranching with a disability, funding sources for farming/ranching, marketing resources, and resources to support agriculture business operations. ...

August 11-13, 2019 San Marcos, Texas Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance, partnering with Texas State University's Small Producers Initiative, hosts the 13th annual Farm & Food Leadership Conference for independent family farmers, artisan food producers, local food advocates, and others interested in sustainable agriculture, farm to table, and growing healthy foods. It includes more than 50 sessions, workshops, demonstrations, and small-group Q&A meetings....

August 10, 2019 Okolona, Mississippi Alcorn University, NCAT, and the Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance (MMFA) present a free, day-long beginning farmer workshop at the North Mississippi Agribusiness Center. The following training topics are scheduled: profitable goat business, animal and crop nutrition, financial statements, branding and promotion, food safety, and challenges faced by beginning farmers. ​This workshop is the fourth in a series titled "Farm Management Educational Program for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers." ...

August 7, 2019 Summerton, South Carolina South Carolina Agritourism Association is hosting Summer Spotlight events to help association members and other farmers learn about opportunities in agritourism. These special events offer fresh tourism ideas and discussion of hot topics, as well as an opportunity to network. Presentation topics will include Insurance and Agritourism, Conservation & Camps, and Connecting SCDNR with Farmers. ...

August 6, 2019 Horse Ranch, Kentucky Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council's annual field day takes place at D and D Farm. Owners Bud and Lakayah Daugherty will be showcasing their success in improving a neglected farm. The tour will feature frank and open discussions on various approaches to restoring the productivity of neglected farms. Discussion and questions will be highly encouraged. The event is free....

August 6-7, 2019 Lexington, Kentucky "Protecting the Future of Agriculture" is presented by the the National Children's Center for Rural Health and Agricultural Safety and Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention. This workshop is ideal for farm organizations, insurance professionals, agribusiness, bankers and lenders, healthcare providers, Extension, FFA Advisors, public health officials, and media....

August 3, 2019 Garland, Texas This free, one-day Battleground to Breaking Ground workshop is designed for military veterans, beginning farmers and ranchers, individuals with disabilities, and anyone interested in starting an agriculture business. Workshop sessions will include rural business ideas, business planning, possibilities for farming/ranching with a disability, funding sources, marketing resources, and resources to support agriculture business operations. ...

August 2, 2019 Dallas, Texas Join Texas AgrAbility for a free evening farm tour of Farmers Assisting Returning Military (F.A.R.M.) Urban Farm Park. Topics will include agritourism, environmental sustainability, determining your niche, specialty crop production, urban farming, veteran programs, and more....

August 2, 2019 Garland, Texas Military veterans can join Texas AgrAbility for a free, one-day, hands-on training to learn the rules, regulations, and safe practices for produce. These regulations can be overwhelming to find, learn, and put into practice. This training will break them down and teach producers how to implement produce safety into their operation....

July 30 - August 1, 2019 Lubbock, Texas Join No-till on the Plains and experts for a three-day tour of farms in the Lubbock and Amarillo areas. Participants will see how soil health practices used in a robust crop rotation can work for even the driest regions. Tour stops will feature long-term no-till fields growing cotton, corn, sorghum, cowpeas, sunflower, and more. Participants will also see effective weed suppression, moisture conservation, and livestock integration using single and multi-species cover crops. ...

July 25, 2019 Brooksville, Kentucky Open to all, this Organic Association of Kentucky Field Day is geared toward production farmers and features mid-scale, diversified vegetable production. Pre-registration is required. Join Kelly and Nick Brown at Locust Ridge Organic Farm as they discuss their challenges in high tunnel and open field growing conditions and explore the most effective strategies for control with Emily Pfeufer, UK Extension Plant Pathologist, and Ric Bessin, UK Extension Entomologist....

July 25, 2019 Goldsboro, North Carolina The Center for Environmental Farming Systems and numerous partners are presenting this day-long workshop on silvopasture, the intentional practice of integrating forages, animals, and trees. The combined workshop, field day, and on-farm instruction includes the latest silvopasture research from North Carolina and Virginia. Participants will also learn about a new NC Choices USDA project aimed at connecting beginning livestock producers with silvopasture and other land opportunities across the state....

July 23, 2019 Pickens, South Carolina In this full-day workshop from Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, participants will learn about both soil health principles and high tunnel production, covering the importance of soil health and how to support it, how to use high tunnels as effective tools for increasing vegetable production, and extending the growing season. ...

July 23-25, 2019 College Station, Texas The 2019 Southern Region Water Conference will address irrigation, watershed management, crop water, incentives to growers, ecosystem services, and more aspects of water for drinking and agriculture....

July 22, 2019 Kinston, North Carolina The NC State University Organic Working Group will hold an Organic Commodities Field Day. The half-day event will include research updates, equipment demonstrations, and information sessions. Specific topics will include development of conservation tillage practices in organic tobacco and sweet potato, the emerging organic sorghum market, application of plasticulture for tobacco production, demonstration of new cultivation and no-till equipment, and more....

July 19, 2019 Weslaco, Texas Join Texas AgrAbility for a one-day hands-on training to learn the rules, regulations, and safe practices for produce. These regulations can be overwhelming to find, learn, and put into practice. This training will break them down and teach producers how to implement produce safety into their operations. The free course is open to military veterans....

July 19, 2019 Crystal Springs, Mississippi The Alliance of Sustainable Farms presents Module 4 of its free farmers and ranchers training program. The session will be hosted by Mississippi State University's Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station. Major topics for the training include 1) Production: animal nutrition and crop nutrition; 2) Financial: financial statements; 3) Marketing: Branding and promotion; 4) Food Safety: Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule; and 5) Farm Policy: challenges faced by new and beginning farmers. Pre-registration is required; contact AllianceofSustainableFarms@gmail.com....

July 18, 2019 Waynesville, North Carolina NC Alternative Crops and Organics Program at NC State University presents an Alternative Crops and Organics Day in the morning, featuring a field tour of research on hops, broccoli, black truffles, and organic vegetables, as well as soil health presentations. The afternoon Mountain Research Station Field Day includes educational sessions and tours on beef and forage production or crop production. Both events are free....

July 16, 2019 Citra, Florida UF/IFAS Extension, Central Florida Fruit Production Lake County presents this day-long event focusing on muscadines. Topics will include pruning, disease management, pest management, trellising, breeding, and more. ...

July 16-17, 2019 Auburn, Alabama The 2019 Southern Cover Crop Conference will bring researchers, Extension personnel, farmers, and ag industry specialists together to discover the latest information related to cover crops in the South. On the first day of the conference, speakers will cover topics related to maximizing benefits of cover cropping. The second day of the conference will take place at E.V. Smith Research Center. Field demonstrations will be used to showcase best management practices and new technology related to cover crops. ...

July 13, 2019 Poteau, Oklahoma The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture will host an elderberry workshop that will feature regional experts on elderberry production and marketing who will address multiple aspects of this increasingly popular perennial crop. The workshop will begin with a field tour of the Kerr Center's elderberry trial on the horticulture farm. Following the tour, the classroom portion of the workshop will begin with a presentation by Patrick Byers on varieties, disease and insect concerns, and production techniques. After lunch, participants will hear from Brent Madding of 360 Farms and Kerr Center's David Redhage....

July 11, 2019 Mission, Texas NCAT, the University of Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and PPC Farms present this free field day focused on cover cropping in vegetable production as part of the Subtropical Soil Health Initiative. This field day will be held at PPC Farms, a diversified organic vegetable farm. Dr. Alex Racelis of UTRGV will discuss how to overcome barriers to using cover crops in hot and humid climates. Stephanie Kasper will demonstrate a process for verifying that legume cover crops are nodulating: converting atmospheric nitrogen to bioavailable nitrogen in the soil. NCAT's own...

June 29, 2019 Seguin, Texas This is a free, one-day workshop designed for military veterans, beginning farmers and ranchers, individuals with disabilities, and anyone interested in starting an agriculture business. Workshop sessions will include rural business ideas, business planning, possibilities for farming/ranching with a disability, and an introduction to support resources. ...

June 28, 2019 Fredericksburg, Texas NCAT will be hosting an evening Monitoring Workshop at the Roam Ranch to go over monitoring techniques and get you on your way to efficiently monitoring your land. If you are interested in attending, please call or email Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Kara Kroeger at 479-587-3479 or KaraK@NCAT.org....

June 28, 2019 Seguin, Texas BattleGround to Breaking Ground presents a free evening sheep production workshop and demonstration. Topics will include breed knowledge, predation, pasture management, nutrition, shearing and wool marketing. The demonstration portion will include basic handling, drenching, ear tagging, vaccinating, hoof trimming. Registration is limited to 30 participants....

June 27, 2019 Lawrenceburg, Kentucky Join the Organic Association of Kentucky for a Field Day at Rough Draft Farmstead, a certified organic, no-till vegetable farm in Anderson County specializing in summer lettuce, carrots, and beets. Jesse Frost and Hannah Crabtree will highlight the no-till systems they utilize for improved soil health, weed management, and water retention, as well as their methods for growing consistent summer lettuce including varieties, propagation, irrigation, and transplanting. This Field Day is geared toward production farmers and will feature mid-scale diversified vegetable production. Pre-registration is required. ...

June 26, 2019 Asheville, North Carolina Learn about the planning, implementation, and funding of on-farm conservation practices in this six-hour workshop from Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, NC Cooperative Extension, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Conservation Management Institute. It will cover practices that can build soil, protect water and soil quality, help beneficial insects and other wildlife, as well as the benefits and challenges of growing in high tunnels. Participants will also learn how local organizations can assist with funding and implementing conservation measures on the farm....

June 25, 2019 Crofton, Kentucky This Organic Association of Kentucky morning Field Day will visit Durham Farms' fields in production to learn their systems for organic corn, soybean, and hemp production. The event is geared towards large-scale production farmers in transition or interested in the possibility. ...

June 25, 2019 Goldsboro, North Carolina This CFSA workshop is designed with the small-scale producer in mind. What food safety risks are present on small farms? What are the most efficient ways to mitigate those risks? What is the GAP auditing process like for small-scale producers? This workshop will cover all these questions and more with a morning classroom component, followed by a hands-on demonstration of various food-safety tools in the afternoon. ...

June 23, 2019 Huntsville, Arkansas Join Heifer USA for an all-day workshop with organic gardener Mark Cain at Dripping Springs Garden. Enjoy live demonstrations, a farm tour, and a farm-raised lunch. All skill levels are welcome. Participants will learn about production techniques for cut flowers, bouquet making, harvesting tips, marketing approaches, and more. ...

June 22-23, 2019 Western North Carolina Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) offers an opportunity to connect with the region's farmers and get a behind-the-scenes look at local food in the Central Mountains of Western North Carolina. Enjoy guided tours, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and tastings. The two-afternoon tour is a family-friendly event and a great outing for visitors of all ages, abilities, and interests....

June 22, 2019 Greenville, South Carolina Carolina Farm Stewardship Association offers an opportunity to hop aboard a chartered bus for a guided tour of a local food hub and three Upstate farms, focusing on their sustainable growing methods, agritourism enterprises, and business practices....

June 21, 2019 Live Oak, Florida This day-long program from UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County provides the basics of plant pathology, including macro and microscopic diagnostic procedures and hands-on identification of plant diseases in different protected agriculture structures and open fields. Several of the major agronomic and horticultural crops grown in the area and the diseases that affect them will be discussed. The program concludes with a discussion on plant disease management....

June 21, 2019 Cedar Bluff, Mississippi This free, day-long event presented by the Alliance of Sustainable Farms and partners and hosted by High Hope Farm will offer Farmers and Ranchers Training Module #3. Topics include production, financial, marketing, food safety, and ASU/USDA Programs and Services. Pre-registration is required. To register, email AllianceofSustainableFarms@gmail.com....

June 20, 2019 Frankfort, Kentucky This event is part of Kentucky State University's Third Thursday Thing series, targeting small farmers, beginning farmers, and agricultural professionals....

June 19, July 17-18, and August 21, 2019 Elgin, Texas Join agriculture specialists from the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and The Common Market Texas for four days of in-depth training in successfully entering the wholesale market. Producers must commit to attending all four training days. Geared to fruit and vegetable growers who seek to enter the wholesale market, these trainings will cover a range of topics to help open new business opportunities for farmers. Topics include wholesale readiness, sustainable agriculture production, food safety and GAP certification, and production and financial planning....

June 15-16, 2019 Perryville, Arkansas Join Heifer USA and special guest, Greg Judy, at Heifer Ranch for a workshop focused on regenerative livestock management techniques. The first day of the workshop covers setting up a profitable grazing operation from scratch and grass-finished livestock. The option to attend both days includes overnight lodging and dinner, and the second day's workshop on multispecies grazing advantages....

June 14, 2019 Marietta, Oklahoma This day-long workshop for cow-calf producers from the Noble Research Institute is designed to help you learn how to manage the relationship between native forage and livestock, enabling you to improve the health and productivity of your native pasture while benefiting your cow-calf operation. At this workshop, you will learn firsthand how to estimate native forage quality and quantity and how to use this to best meet your herd's nutritional needs. Presenters will also explain and demonstrate the benefits of tools, such as grazing exclosures, prescribed fire, and forage testing....

June 14, 2019 Madison, Mississippi This Farm Fundamentals workshop is the third in a series sponsored by Alcorn University, NCAT, and other partners. The free, day-long event at Cotton Family Farm addresses pasture management and soil preparation, budgeting, marketing risks, food safety in value-added product processing, and the Alcorn Policy Research Center....

June 14, 2019 Gordonsville, Virginia American Farmland Trust is offering a women-dedicated learning circle for Virginia women farmland or forest land owners located in Spotsylvania, Orange, Culpeper, and Louisa counties. Learning Circles provide women the opportunity to meet other landowners, share their farm successes and challenges, discuss their goals for their land, and access advice and technical assistance to help them implement conservation practices on their land. ...

June 13, 2019 Fayetteville, Arkansas Cobblestone Farm will host an evening workshop on what you can do with your farm property and what to look for in a farmland purchase. National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) staff members Luke Freeman, Nina Prater, Guy Ames, and Margo Hale will present on assessing your soil quality and site needs for vegetables and cut flowers, fruit trees and berries, and livestock and poultry. The workshop will include presentations and a field walk discussing farm site attributes and site needs for various farm enterprises. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and farm-appropriate shoes....

June 13, 2019 Nixon, Texas Texas AgrAbility offers a free, hands-on workshop for military veterans that provides an introduction to food safety for people who grow produce and provides important information you need to know in order to safely sell your products....

June 13, 2019 Claremore, Oklahoma This free, one-day Pollinator Workshop for gardeners, farmers, ranchers, and conservationists focuses on bringing pollinators to your garden, farm, or landscape. Hosted by OSU extension, it features presentations by Dr. Ray Moranz, Ecologist (Xerces Society and NRCS) and Bill Farris (Prairie Wind Farms)....

June 12, July 10-11, and August 7, 2019 Harlingen, Texas Join agriculture specialists from the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and The Common Market Texas for four days of in-depth training in successfully entering the wholesale market. Producers must commit to attending all four training days. Geared to fruit and vegetable growers who seek to enter the wholesale market, these trainings will cover a range of topics to help open new business opportunities for farmers. Topics include wholesale readiness, sustainable agriculture production, food safety and GAP certification, and production and financial planning....

June 11, 2019 Lewisburg, Tennessee At this evening training session, participants will learn the latest research supported methods for reliable native forage establishment and grazing management to maintain grass vigor and animal performance through the summer. This training is being hosted by the Center for Native Grasslands Management, Dairy AgResearch and Education Center, National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, Quail Forever, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and UT Extension....

June 7-8, 2019 Macon, Georgia The Seventh Georgia Farm to School and Early Care and Education Summit is presented by Georgia Farm to School Alliance and Georgia Farm to Early Care and Education and hosted by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and Georgia Organics. This year's Summit welcomes early-care providers and staff, teachers, school nutrition staff, students, parents, farmers, distributors, and others interested in learning more about Georgia's farm to ECE and farm to school community....

June 6, 2019 Greensboro, North Carolina Hosted by Cooperative Extension at North Carolina A&T State University, Small Farms Field Day is an annual free event that showcases ongoing agricultural research and demonstration projects. The projects focus on sustainable agricultural practices that help small- and limited-resource farmers make more profits....

June 6, 2019 Lyford, Texas Join agriculture specialists from the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, and Hilltop Gardens for a field day about the uses and benefits of cover crops. NCAT agriculture specialist Justin Duncan will discuss weed and insect suppression with cover crops. The event is free and registration is open from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. For more information, contact NCAT agriculture specialist Colin Mitchell at colinm@ncat.org or 866-319-1669. ...

June 6, 2019 New Brockton, Alabama Join USDA offices in Alabama, Alabama Cooperative Extension, and the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries at this free producer workshop to hear detailed information from the experts on USDA programs offered to producers. Topics of discussion will include conservation, financial and technical assistance, disaster programs, organic production, hemp production, and crop insurance/risk management tools. This same event will be held/replicated in four locations around the state. ...

June 5, 2019 Monroeville, Alabama Join USDA offices in Alabama, Alabama Cooperative Extension, and the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries at this free producer workshop to hear detailed information from the experts on USDA programs offered to producers. Topics of discussion will include conservation, financial and technical assistance, disaster programs, organic production, hemp production, and crop insurance/risk management tools. This same event will be held/replicated in four locations around the state. ...

June 4, 2019 Ardmore, Oklahoma This free morning workshop at the Noble Research Institute is for producers interested in applying the basic concepts of grazing management. Learn about plant and animal interactions, terminology and concepts, and plant and animal responses to grazing. Visit grazing paddocks at the Noble Research Institute and discuss the effects of grazing and applied grazing management with consultants in the field....

June 2, 2019 Tyronza, Arkansas Join Heifer USA and New South Produce Cooperative for this farm training event at Whitton Farms with owners and operators, Jill and Keith Forrester. Participants will enjoy a private tour of their lovely farm with 20 acres in specialty crop production, learn from their successes (and failures!), engage in question answer sessions, and learn how their relationship with New South Produce Cooperative has benefited their farm....

May 30, 2019 Carrolton, Georgia Georgia Organics is offering a free evening workshop for farmers interested in selling to school systems. The workshop will address food safety requirements, the bid process and record keeping. There will be an opportunity to network with nutrition directors....

May 30, 2019 Russellville, Kentucky This day-long workshop is organized and sponsored by the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council, UK Cooperative Extension Service, and the Master Grazer Program. It is designed to help producers learn the newest fencing methods and sound fencing construction with classroom and hands-on learning....

May 23, 2019 Crestwood, Kentucky This Organic Association of Kentucky (OAK) afternoon field day visits Rootbound Farm, where Bree Pearsall and Ben Abell will share Rootbound's strategies for parasites and intestinal worms, feeding schedules, pasture management, benefits and challenges of certified organic lamb production, integration of sheep with vegetable production, and their direct marketing experiences. In addition, Kelley Yates, Executive Director of the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office, will share important considerations of adding sheep to your farm, an industry overview and statewide perspective, and resources available to Kentucky's sheep (and goat) producers....

May 23, 2019 Greensboro, North Carolina North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop for small-scale egg producers, addressing breed selection, forages, initial care, selection using egg production, and North Carolina egg laws....

May 23, 2019 Conyers, Georgia Georgia Organics is offering a free half-day workshop for farmers interested in selling to school systems. The workshop will address food safety requirements, the bid process and record keeping. There will be an opportunity to network with nutrition directors....

May 22, 2019 Elizabeth City, North Carolina Through this free workshop, participants will learn about many conservation practices and how local organizations can assist in the implementation on-farm. This workshop is being conducted in cooperation between CFSA, NC Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Pitt County SWCD....

May 22, 2019 Pfafftown, North Carolina Join Small Farm Unit staff Leeanna Bunch and Matt Ball, NC Cooperative Extension agent Mary Jac Brennan, and Fair Share Farm owners Emma Hendel and Elliot Seldner at Fair Share Farm for a morning workshop using innovative hand tools in the field. Small-scale mixed annual vegetable producers will have a chance to view these tools and try them out in person. ...

May 21, 2019 Richmond, Virginia At this Tricycle Urban Agriculture Class, join Nancy Adamson, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society, to learn about pollinators and beneficial insects. Nancy will cover their importance in agricultural systems, basic biology, habitat needs, and how to use native plants and cover crops to attract pollinators and natural enemies of pests. NRCS programs that support diversity on farms will be highlighted. ...

May 21, 2019 Greenville, North Carolina Through this free, day-long workshop, participants will learn about many conservation practices and how local organizations can assist in the implementation on-farm. This workshop is being conducted in cooperation between CFSA, NC Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Pitt County SWCD....

May 18, 2019 Hanceville, Alabama The Annual Veteran Farmers Conference is a free one-day event to educate and train veteran farmers in three key areas: 1) therapeutic farming to address PTSD; 2) financial and technical assistance programs for small farmers; 3) sustainable small farming techniques and practices. Network with other local veterans, hear from veterans, farmers, educators, and farm program representatives, and learn hands-on farm techniques and practices during the Farm and Greenhouse Tour....

May 18, 2019 Ridgeland, Mississippi Flower Growers of Mississippi hosts a day-long workshop where you can learn what flowers to grow, when to plant, how to grow, harvest, condition, and market locally grown cut flowers. Participants will enjoy professional presentations, lunch, and free plants....

May 17-18, 2019 Liberty, Texas The BattleGround to Breaking Ground Agriculture Business Workshops are designed for military veterans, their spouses, small-scale producers, and those interested in starting an agriculture business. The free workshops provide education regarding agriculture business ideas and start-up, business plan development, possibilities for farming/ranching with a disability, financial funding opportunities, and resources to support agricultural business operations. This event will include a farm tour on May 17, 2019, and a workshop on May 18, 2019....

May 17, 2019 Brookhaven, Mississippi Alliance of Sustainable Farms is presenting this free field day hosted by Ole Brooke Organics. Tour the operation and learn about sustainable and organic farming of foods such as turmeric and ginger. In addition, Alcorn State University and its Mississippi Small Farm and Agribusiness Center will conduct the second in a series of field days/trainings for farmers and ranchers. Major topics will include Livestock Farm Infrastructure; The Importance of Farm Records; Direct Marketing; Introduction to Food Safety; and USDA Programs and Services. Pre-registration is required for this full-day, free event. To register, send e-mail to AllianceofSustainableFarms@gmail.com....

May 16, 2019 Fort Cobb, Oklahoma This free, locally led half-day workshop will cover simple steps for healthy forage and the relationships between healthy soil and healthy food. USDA and OSU Extension personnel will also give an overview of the projects, programs, and services of those agencies....

May 16, 2019 Frankfort, Kentucky Kentucky State University Extension offers this monthly sustainable agriculture workshop series targeting small farmers, beginning farmers, and agricultural professionals....

May 15, 2019 Rogersville, Tennessee University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing. ...

May 15, 2019 Oxford, Alabama Join USDA offices in Alabama, Alabama Cooperative Extension, and the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries at this free producer workshop to hear detailed information from the experts on USDA programs offered to producers. Topics of discussion will include conservation, financial and technical assistance, disaster programs, organic production, hemp production, and crop insurance/risk management tools. This same event will be held/replicated in four locations around the state....

May 14, 2019 Newport, Tennessee University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing. ...

May 14, 2019 Ardmore, Oklahoma Join Noble Research Institute consultants and an invited veterinarian for this free afternoon workshop to learn the finer points of herd health management and about the national Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program, which outlines proper vaccine and medicine storage and handling....

May 13, 2019 Rutledge, Tennessee University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing. ...

May 13, 2019 Naples, Florida UF/IFAS Extension Collier County Agriculture presents a day-long training for farmers market managers, farmers, and farmstand owners to learn the benefits and process for accepting SNAP/EBT. ...

May 11, 2019 Hattiesburg, Mississippi At this one-day workshop, Mississippi State University Extension offers an opportunity to dig deeper into goat and sheep production by increasing your knowledge in grazing management, animal production, nutrition, parasite identification, reproduction, and meat quality. Speakers include researchers and extension specialists from across the Southeast....

May 11, 2019 Pittsboro, North Carolina The Piedmont Regional Goat and Sheep Conference will address internal parasites, deworming, goat carcass evaluation, starting your enterprise, nutrition, finishing meat goats, small-scale budgets, pasture management, and ethnic holiday marketing. The keynote speaker will be Susan Schoenian, Sheep and Goat Specialist (University of Maryland)....

May 10, 2019 Paris, Tennessee University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing. ...

May 10, 2019 Ocean Springs, Mississippi Alcorn University, NCAT, and other partners present a free, day-long beginning farmer workshop at Galloway Family Farm. Training topics include livestock-farm infrastructure, crop husbandry practices, agritourism, and the importance of farm records. ...

May 9, 2019 Dover, Tennessee University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing. ...

May 9, 2019 Erin, Tennessee University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing. ...

May 9, 2019 Asheville, North Carolina CFSA and NC Cooperative Extension have partnered to deliver a workshop that will provide an overview of the process required to successfully go through a USDA Harmonized GAP Audit. This workshop will provide attendees with the resources to build your Food Safety Plan, discuss how to effectively conduct risk assessments and address common challenges that farms experience as they become GAP Certified. ...

May 8, 2019 Celina, Tennessee University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing. ...

May 8, 2019 Livingston, Tennessee University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing. ...

May 14, 2019 Hartselle, Alabama Join USDA offices in Alabama, Alabama Cooperative Extension, and the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries at this free producer workshop to hear detailed information from the experts on USDA programs offered to producers. Topics of discussion will include conservation, financial and technical assistance, disaster programs, organic production, hemp production, and crop insurance/risk management tools. This same event will be held/replicated in four locations around the state....

May 7, 2019 Smithville, Tennessee University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing. ...

May 7, 2019 Lawrenceburg, Tennessee University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing. ...

May 7, 2019 Barnardsville, North Carolina Join ASAP for a half-day workshop on strengthening your farm brand through on-farm experiences. This workshop will include hands-on learning and discussion of visitor engagement strategies, risk management and liability considerations, and best practices for turning farm visitors into return customers. The workshop will be held at Ivy Creek Family Farm....

May 7, 2019 Selmer, Tennessee University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing. ...

May 7-8, 2019 Middleburg, Virginia This two-day intensive grazing school hosted by Virginia Forage and Grassland Council is designed with both beginner and experienced producers in mind. It will cover everything you need to know regarding better pasture and grazing management on your farm. Learn from specialist how to identify key forage and weed species, timeless principles of grazing management and gain hands-on application of portable fencing components and grazing strategies known to extend the grazing season. Class size is limited to the first 25 participants....

May 6, 2019 Brownsville, Tennessee University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is presenting this free workshop at 12 locations across the state. Participants will learn about the permits and regulations needed to market individual cuts of meat direct to customers and how to minimize business risks when selling live animals to consumers for local processing. ...

May 2, 2019 Tifton, Georgia Team Agriculture Georgia will host a free full-day workshop for new, beginning, and limited-resource farmers. Topics will include the Food Safety Modernization Act, organic certification, USDA Farm Service Agency loans, NRCS cost-share programs, USDA rural development grants, Georgia Department of Agriculture marketing initiatives, and a Farm Bill update....

May 1-2, 2019 Lake Butler, Florida Bradford Union Cattlemen Association is hosting a hands-on Grazing School where participants will leave with the skills to apply the concepts on their operations. Participants will learn planned grazing concepts in the classroom and then apply the principles with hands-on grazing assignments in the field with instructor evaluation and feedback. Class size is limited, and registration is requested by April 15, 2019....

April 30, 2019 Aiken, South Carolina During this workshop from Aiken Soil and Water Conservation District, Clemson Professor of Entomology Dr. Carmen Blubaugh will discuss the importance, identification, biology, and conservation of beneficial insects, including pollinators and the natural enemies of pest insects. USDA-NRCS District Conservationist Josh Martin will share information about USDA-NRCS programs to assist with pollinator and beneficial-insect habitat enhancement. ...

April 30, 2019 Citra, Florida This field day presented by UF/IFAS Extension, Central Florida Fruit Production Lake County includes numerous presentations on peach production and management strategies including bagging. There will also be a field plot tour or cultivar tasting....

April 27-28, 2019 Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Guilford, Johnston, Orange, Person, and Wake Counties of North Carolina Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's Piedmont Farm Tour connects friends, families, neighbors, and customers to 40+ local farms in a 10-county area. Participating farms are open for the self-guided tour during two afternoons....

April 27-28, 2019 Fletcher, North Carolina The Mother Earth News Fair offers nationally-known speakers on organic gardening, homesteading, natural building, and more, as well as a wide selection of hands-on workshops and lectures by experts in the field and exhibits by regional and national vendors that feature sustainable lifestyle products and services....

April 27-28, 2019 Gainesville, Florida The 3rd Annual Southern Seed School brings together gardeners, farmers, educators, and anyone else wanting to deepen their knowledge of seeds. The two-day, in-depth workshop is designed to inspire local growers to improve the food they grow and increase agricultural biodiversity in North Florida. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to save, breed, and trial your own seeds. ...

April 27, 2019 Live Oak, Florida Meat Sheep Alliance of Florida presents this field day at Rooney's Front Porch Farm. Learn from experienced producers, marketers, and forage specialists and improve your production and bottom line. There will be a FAMACHA training course. Goat producers are welcome....

April 26, 2019 Beaumont, Mississippi The Alliance of Sustainable Farms and partners including NCAT present this free, day-long field day at Mississippi State University Beaumont Horticulture Unit. To pre-register (required), e-mail AllianceofSustainableFarms@gmail.com. Topics will include Farmers and Ranchers Training: Production, Financial, Marketing, and Food Safety Issues; and Challenges Facing Beginning Farmers and Ranchers....

April 25-26, 2019 Kerrville, Texas The sixth annual Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers a chance for landowners in the region to learn more about addressing issues that arise when ranching and tourism combine. Presentations on the first day address prescribed burning, laws, managing unwanted plant species, and more. The second day of the conference will be dedicated to tours. Attendees will choose the Hillingdon Ranch in Kendall County, where legacy management will be discussed, or the Cimarron Ranch in Kerr County, where wildlife management will be the topic. ...

April 25, 2019 Frankfort, Kentucky The Third Thursday Thing presented by Kentucky State University is a monthly sustainable agriculture workshop targeting small farmers, beginning farmers, and agricultural professionals....

April 25, 2019 Knoxville, Tennessee University of Tennessee AgResearch will host this Organic Crops Field Tour at the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center....

April 24, 2019 Goldsboro, North Carolina The Center for Environmental Farming Systems presents an afternoon workshop on using innovative hand tools in the field. Small-scale mixed annual vegetable producers will have a chance to view these tools and try them out in person. Tools that will be showcased include silage tarps, tilther, flame weeders, quick-cut greens harvester, Jang JP-1 seeder, Terratek double wheel hoe, and paperpot transplanter. There will also be specialized long-handled tools including the zipper, half moon hoe, stirrup hoe, collinear hoe, broadfork, and CobraHead....

April 24-25, 2019 Raphine, Virginia This two-day, in-depth training is designed specifically for conservationists, Extension agents, and other ag professionals working at the field level. This immersion-style training is designed to provide a better understanding of assessment and management of the resources that make up a grazing system....

April 23-24, 2019 Princeton, Kentucky This two-day course is designed to help producers learn the newest grazing methods with classroom and hands-on learning. The agenda includes expert presentations, farm demonstrations, a producer panel, group project, and field exercise. Participation is limited to 45. ...

April 22, 2019 Bentonville, Arkansas NCAT and University of Arkansas Extension are holding a free evening workshop for people planning to start a farm and beginning farmers who have been farming for less than three years. Topics include identifying your goals through whole farm planning, developing your framework for your farm business plan, and establishing your business entity. Registration is required....

April 20, 2019 Gulfport, Mississippi Alcorn University, NCAT, and other partners present a free, day-long beginning farmer workshop at 34th Street Wholistic Gardens & Education Center. Topics include starting a farm enterprise, farm management and decision making, how to conduct market research, introduction to food safety and biosecurity, and the current farm bill. No registration is required....

April 18, 2019 Millers Creek, North Carolina This afternoon workshop from North Carolina Cooperative Extension will train new growers considering establishing a direct market channel for growing various greens on the farm such as a "pick-your-own" operation, on farm sales as well as other direct market channels such as the tailgate market. Topics include cultivar selection, site establishment (soil conditions and planting), fertilization, irrigation, pruning, harvesting, and resources for pest control. The workshop includes a lecture followed by a hands-on activity such as insect and disease scouting at the Tumbling Shoals Farm. ...

April 18, 2019 Ardmore, Oklahoma This free, half-day workshop from Noble Research Institute will help you learn how to identify pests and discover a variety of Integrated Pest Management practices used to prevent and treat them....

April 18, 2019 Newton, North Carolina CFSA and NC Cooperative Extension have partnered to deliver a workshop that will provide an overview of the process required to successfully go through a USDA Harmonized GAP Audit. This workshop will provide attendees with the resources to build your Food Safety Plan, discuss how to effectively conduct risk assessments and address common challenges that farms experience as they become GAP Certified. ...

April 17, 2019 Canton, North Carolina This afternoon workshop from North Carolina Cooperative Extension will train new growers considering establishing a direct market channel for growing various greens on the farm such as a "pick-your-own" operation, on farm sales as well as other direct market channels such as the tailgate market. Topics include cultivar selection, site establishment (soil conditions and planting), fertilization, irrigation, pruning, harvesting, and resources for pest control. The workshop includes a lecture followed by a hands-on activity such as insect and disease scouting or pruning at the Farm Stand on the Ten Acre Garden. ...

April 12, 2019 Lexington, Kentucky In this afternoon Field Day from the Organic Association of Kentucky, join Rachel Rudolph, UK Extension Vegetable Specialist, and Brent Rowell, UK Extension Professor in Sustainable Agriculture, as they explain and simplify the considerations, pros and cons, and realities of irrigation systems in small- to mid-scale crop production. This OAK Field Day is intended for beginning and limited-experience farmers and is open to all producers. ...

April 12, 2019 Menard, Texas The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Livestock Guardian Dog Field Day including speakers, a producer panel, and two ranch tours to view the dogs at work and in bonding pens. The field day will include numerous presenters on best management practices for rearing and caring for LGDs. The field day will also highlight new technology Texas AgriLife Research and Extension is investigating to better track and feed LGDs....

April 12-14, 2019 Perryville, Arkansas This weekend event is geared towards men and women who wish to gain a deeper knowledge of small-ruminant production. Hands-on animal work with the sheep and goats will be combined with formal and informal informational sessions regarding starting and maintaining a successful lambing operation. NCAT's Linda Coffey will speak on parasite management, livestock guardians, and whole-farm planning. ...

April 11, 2019 Burkesville, Kentucky This one-day course helps producers learn the newest fencing methods and sound fencing construction with classroom and hands-on learning. The event is organized and sponsored by the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council, UK Cooperative Extension Service, and the Master Grazer Program. ...

April 10, 2019 Murphy, North Carolina This afternoon workshop from North Carolina Cooperative Extension will train new growers considering establishing a direct market channel for growing various greens on the farm such as a "pick-your-own" operation, on farm sales as well as other direct market channels such as the tailgate market. Topics include cultivar selection, site establishment (soil conditions and planting), fertilization, irrigation, pruning, harvesting, and resources for pest control. The workshop includes a lecture followed by a hands-on activity such as insect and disease scouting or pruning....

April 9, 2019 Elk City, Oklahoma This free conservation tour, workshop, and lunch is presented by Greer, Roger Mills, and Beckham County Conservation Districts. Pre-register by April 5, 2019....

April 9, 2019 Lexington, Kentucky This one-day course helps producers learn the newest fencing methods and sound fencing construction with classroom and hands-on learning. The event is organized and sponsored by the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council, UK Cooperative Extension Service, and the Master Grazer Program....

April 4, 2019 Ardmore and Madill, Oklahoma The Noble Research Institute offers this full-day workshop on how orchard-floor vegetative ground cover can be managed by mechanical, biological, cultural, and chemical methods. The event includes field demonstrations on how to manage your pecan orchard floor....

April 4, 2019 Aiken, South Carolina Clemson Extension, in partnership with South Carolina Farm Bureau, USDA-NIFA, and Southern Extension Risk Management Education, is holding workshops across South Carolina to help you with your farm transition/succession plan. The full-day workshop offers tips on how to resolve family conflicts, explains ways to avoid unnecessary taxes, discusses how to navigate legal agreements, and tells you which professionals you need on your transfer team. ...

April 2, 2019 Columbia, South Carolina Clemson Extension, in partnership with South Carolina Farm Bureau, USDA-NIFA, and Southern Extension Risk Management Education, is holding workshops across South Carolina to help you with your farm transition/succession plan. The full-day workshop offers tips on how to resolve family conflicts, explains ways to avoid unnecessary taxes, discusses how to navigate legal agreements, and tells you which professionals you need on your transfer team. ...

April 2, 2019 Fayetteville, Arkansas Join staff members from NCAT, Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center, and Gregory Ormsby Mori of University of Missouri Agroforestry Center for a one-day, hands-on workshop, Growing Edible Mushrooms. It will provide an introduction to fungi and cover growing shiitake, oyster, and winecap mushrooms. ...

March 31 - April 1, 2019 College Station, Texas The New Food Economy visits Texas A&M, where experts will discuss the most pressing issues, practices, and priorities that affect the meat production sector, from markets and genetics to emerging technologies and how meat is being talked about in the media. This event will expand the conversation about what it means to produce and to eat meat in America today--and what it may mean tomorrow....

March 30, 2019 Canton, North Carolina This day-long workshop covers nutrition, lambing and kidding, pricing and marketing, and carcass cutting. There is also a producer panel....

March 29, 2019 Clarksville, Arkansas University of Arkansas Extension offers this free afternoon field day at the Fruit Research Station. It's an opportunity to look and learn about irrigation, pest management, and production in high tunnels....

March 28, 2019 Martin, Tennessee To help producers understand the potential for hops as a crop in Tennessee, experts from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will present informational workshops on the production and marketing of hops. The number of participants at each location is limited, so register early to reserve your space. ...

March 28, 2019 Duncan, South Carolina Clemson Extension in partnership with South Carolina Farm Bureau, USDA-NIFA, and Southern Extension Risk Management Education will be holding workshops across South Carolina to help you with your farm transition/succession plan. The full-day workshop offers tips on how to resolve family conflicts, explains ways to avoid unnecessary taxes, discusses how to navigate legal agreements, and tells you which professionals you need on your transfer team....

March 27, 2019 Ardmore, Oklahoma Join Noble Research Institute for a free afternoon discussion of soil health indicators and principles and how you can use them to make timely management decisions that improve soil health....

March 26, 2019 Ardmore, Oklahoma This afternoon event from Noble Research Institute will showcase the various tools and techniques used in seeding and transplanting vegetable crops. You will also see a demonstration of the proper way to plant small fruit and tree fruit. This course is intended for backyard and commercial-scale plantings....

March 26, 2019 LaGrange, Kentucky This half-day Organic Association of Kentucky workshop is tailored to marketing organic products, yet applicable and open to all producers. Join Brett Wolff, from University of Kentucky Center for Crop Diversification, as he blends presentation and discussion to dive deeper into the art of knowing your product, understanding your market and customers, and promoting your business. Topics will include social media messaging, basic marketing principles, pricing strategies, persuasive messaging, and finding new markets for your products. ...

March 26, 2019 Denmark, South Carolina This free field day from Carolina Farm Stewardship Association will discuss the process of installing a high tunnel and offer hands-on construction experience. It will also discuss site selection, purchasing, and common pitfalls of high tunnel installation....

March 21, 2019 Boone, North Carolina ASAP, in partnership with Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, will host a CSA Fair featuring family farms offering vegetable, meat, or flower CSAs with designated drop-off or pickup locations in the High Country. Fairgoers will have the opportunity to browse different CSA programs and talk directly with farmers about their offerings. This event is free and open to the public. ...