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THE MOSES ORGANIC FARMING CONFERENCE (from Feb 21, 2013 12:00 AM to Feb 23, 2013 12:00 AM)
The MOSES Organic Farming Conference is the largest conference in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming. The MOSES Conference offers more than 70 workshops taught by experts in their fields, inspiring keynote speakers, and a trade show with more than 170 exhibitors open exclusively to conference attendees. Every February, this event draws more than 3,000 farmers, advocates, educators, students, and more to the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis. This farmer-focused conference is celebrated as the foremost educational and networking event in the organic farming community.
Oregon Tilth February Board Meeting (Online, from Feb 20, 2013 05:30 PM to Feb 20, 2013 07:00 PM)
Contact organic@tilth.org to request details on how to join the meeting
Woody Plant Use and Propagation for Beneficial Habitat Workshop (Corvallis, OR, from Feb 20, 2013 09:00 AM to Feb 20, 2013 02:30 PM)
Participants will learn how to identify and propagate native woody species on their farm. There will be interactive exercises on plant selection and on-farm habitat design and hands-on practice in creating and planting cuttings.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs Webinar (Online, from Feb 19, 2013 11:00 AM to Feb 19, 2013 12:00 PM)
Join eOrganic for a webinar by Anne Nielsen of Rutgers University on Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs. The webinar will take place at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). The webinar is free and open to the public and advance registration is required.
BioFach Nürnberg (Nürnberg, Germany, from Feb 13, 2013 12:00 AM to Feb 16, 2013 12:00 AM)
With the U.S.-EU Organic Equivalence Arrangement entering into force on June 1, 2012, there are more opportunities than ever for U.S. organic companies to expand into the global markets. The arrangement facilitates the trade in organic products between the world’s two largest organic markets. Previously, growers and companies wanting to trade products on both sides of the Atlantic had to certify to both U.S. and EU standards, which meant extra fees, inspections, and paperwork.
Management for High-Quality Organic Wheat and Ancient Grain Production in the Northeast (Online, from Feb 12, 2013 11:00 AM to Feb 12, 2013 12:00 PM)
Researchers from the NIFA OREI project Value-added Grains for Local and Regional Food Systems will provide an overview of grain quality indicators and discuss critical steps in producing high-quality grain—from sourcing appropriate seed through planting and harvesting practices to seed-cleaning, dehulling, and storage. This webinar is for farmers, ag professionals, grain buyers and processors, and others seeking to optimize grain quality. While focused on production in the Northeast, many of the management practices discussed will be applicable to other regions of the country.
ESSENTIAL SPRING-SUMMER ORGANIC GARDENING : THE BASICS (from Feb 10, 2013 10:00 AM to Feb 10, 2013 03:00 PM)
Instructor: Harry MacCormack Over 50 years of gardening experience, author of several hundred gardening articles and newly released The Transition Document: Toward a Biologically Resilient Agriculture. A practical workshop on basic methodology to help insure your gardening success.
Oregon Tilth Town Hall Meeting (Portland, OR, from Feb 09, 2013 02:00 PM to Feb 09, 2013 04:00 PM)
All Oregon Tilth members and potential members are invited to the Oregon Tilth Members Town Hall Meeting at Organicology - Saturday, Feb 9, 2013 from 2 to 4PM at the Hilton Portland. Participation is free, Organicology registration is not required.
Permaculture Design Course, Weekends (Ashland, OR, from Feb 09, 2013 12:00 AM to Mar 16, 2013 12:00 AM)
SOPI gives you practical hands-on experience at a working permaculture farm. Includes vegetarian soup and bread for lunch. Cost: Early $790 ends January 9, Regular $990. Discount for couples.
Organicology 2013 (Portland, OR, from Feb 07, 2013 12:00 AM to Feb 09, 2013 12:00 AM)
Organicology is an interactive educational format created by four organic trade organizations designed to meet the diverse needs of our rapidly expanding trade.
Effects of Climate Change on Insect Communities in Organic Farming Systems (Online, from Feb 04, 2013 11:00 AM to Mar 04, 2013 12:00 PM)
This webinar will outline the potential for climate change to affect insect communities, and their interactions with plants, in cropping systems. Topics covered will include the effects of climate change on biodiversity and the functioning of agricultural ecosystems, and the role of organic farming practices in mitigating negative effects of climate change. The webinar will primary be targeted towards researchers and eXtension subscribers
Local Food Connection (Eugene, OR, from Feb 04, 2013 08:30 AM to Feb 04, 2013 04:00 PM)
Drawing together more than 250 food producers and food buyers from the region, this one day business-to-business event offers a unique venue for creating new business connections through networking sessions and educational workshops. Don't miss it!
Organic Methods for Control of Insect Pests and Diseases of Pecan and Peach (Online, from Jan 29, 2013 11:00 AM to Jan 29, 2013 12:00 PM)
A number of insect pests and diseases can cause severe damage in orchard crops such as pecan and peach. Drs. David Shapiro-Ilan and Clive Bock from the USDA-ARS Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory in Byron GA will provide information on organic solutions to control the key insect pests and diseases of pecan and peach. Based on their own research as well as others, Shapiro-Ilan and Bock will discuss organic approaches that are currently available as well as prospects for the future; some of their research results are applicable to other cropping systems as well.
PRUNING PERENNIALS: FRUIT TREES, BUSHES/VINES (from Jan 27, 2013 10:00 AM to Jan 27, 2013 03:00 PM)
Instructor: Steve Rose Organic Nurseryman & Farmer Long - time organic grower with combined skills in how to prune young fruit trees, older trees, vines and bushes. A hands-on workshop using Sunbow’s orchard, blueberry, grape, and boysenberry patches.
Bees: A Global Perspective (Eugene, OR, from Jan 25, 2013 12:00 AM to Feb 15, 2013 12:00 AM)
 
EcoFarm Conference 2013 (Pacific Grove, CA, from Jan 23, 2013 12:00 AM to Jan 26, 2013 12:00 AM)
The EcoFarm Conference is the oldest and largest gathering of ecologically sustainable agriculture advocates in the West. For 33 years, we have convened to create, maintain, and promote healthy and just food/farming systems. The multi-day conference yields myriad opportunities for over 1,500 participants to network with colleagues, discover the newest ecological agricultural research and techniques, and build, both individually and as a community.
Sustainable Foods Summit (San Francisco, CA, from Jan 22, 2013 12:00 AM to Jan 23, 2013 12:00 AM)
The Sustainable Foods Summit is a series of summits that focuses on the leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels such as Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, etc.
Linking Cover Crops, Plant Pathogens, and Disease Control in Organic Tomatoes (Online, from Jan 21, 2013 11:00 AM to Jan 21, 2013 12:00 PM)
Cover crops have many described uses, but choosing the right one for your operation is not a simple matter. Management costs need to be compared to their utility; e.g. for disease control. The results of field experiments conducted in NY, OH, and MD evaluating different cover crops for tomato production will be discussed.
Using Contans (Coniothyrium minitans) for White Mold Management on Organic Farms Webinar (Webinar- Online, from Jan 21, 2013 11:00 AM to Jan 21, 2013 12:15 PM)
 
Social Forestry; Advanced Permaculture Course (Jacksonville, OR, from Jan 21, 2013 12:00 AM to Jan 26, 2013 12:00 AM)
6 day course at Wolf Gulch in Southern Oregon. Permaculture expert Tom Ward explores connecting with forests through ecological knowledge,restoration forestry,hand tools, woodcrafts, stories and wonder
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