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CCOF Crop Planning Webinar (Online, from Dec 11, 2012 09:30 AM to Dec 11, 2012 11:00 AM)
Are you already thinking about what to grow next year? Get a head start this winter with CCOF's introductory Crop Planning webinar and learn how to successfully plan for the next growing season.
Barley Fodder Feeding for Organic Dairies (Online, from Nov 27, 2012 11:00 AM to Nov 27, 2012 12:00 PM)
Organic dairy farmer John Stoltzfus has worked over the past few years to perfect his method of growing barley fodder on his New York farm. In this webinar, he and Fay Benson of Cornell University will discuss the benefits and challenges of growing and feeding fodder to dairy animals. Other animals (from horses to chickens) also have benefited from the practice and their owners may be able to adopt the principals addressed in this webinar.
BioFach Japan (Tokyo, Japan, from Nov 21, 2012 12:00 AM to Nov 23, 2012 12:00 AM)
Japan is known for being one of the most quality-driven markets in the world, but is also the largest importer of organic goods. In wake of the tragic Tsunami disaster, the need for quality organic products remains more prevalent than ever.
"Planting Habitat on Farms: Design, Techniques & Issues - with Sam Earnshaw" Webinar (Online, from Nov 16, 2012 11:00 AM to Nov 16, 2012 12:00 PM)
Join Sam Earnshaw, longtime Wild Farm Alliance collaborator, for an hour-long discussion about planting habitat on farms.
Using the eOrganic Organic Seed Production Tutorials (Online, from Nov 16, 2012 10:00 AM to Nov 16, 2012 11:00 AM)
Webinar participants will learn about the eOrganic Organic Seed Production tutorials, which cover the fundamentals of seed production for onions, beets and chard, brassicas, carrots, and wet-seeded crops. The tutorials were created by the Organic Seed Alliance, and Jared Zystro, who designed them, will present the webinar.
Oregon Tilth Board Meeting (Corvallis, OR, from Nov 14, 2012 05:30 PM to Nov 14, 2012 07:00 PM)
Can we talk? Improving Weed Management Communication between Organic Farmers and Extension (Online, from Nov 13, 2012 11:00 AM to Nov 13, 2012 12:00 PM)
In this webinar, directed at Extension, government agency staff and researchers, Sarah Zwickle of the Ohio State University and Marleen Riemens of Wageningen University in the Netherlands will discuss their research on organic farmers’ weed management beliefs, perceptions and behaviors, and how it can contribute to research and extension efforts with organic farmers.
Professional Grant Development Workshop (Portland, OR, from Nov 12, 2012 08:30 AM to Nov 14, 2012 04:30 PM)
This intensive three-day grant proposal workshop is geared for: 1) those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills and 2) beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing, writing and winning proposals from various funding agencies. The center of attention will be on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources. Much has happened in new regulations and in approaches to grant writing, be it for the researcher in the sciences and social sciences, education and non-profit professionals.
Energize Oregon (Eugene, Lake Oswego, McMinnville, OR, from Nov 05, 2012 03:00 PM to Nov 06, 2012 05:00 PM)
Free informational sessions for agricultural producers interested in renewable energy.
High Tunnel Greenhouse Workshop (Vancouver, WA, from Nov 02, 2012 09:00 AM to Nov 02, 2012 03:00 PM)
Rural landowners interested in raising high value crops for the local markets will be interested in attending a workshop on High Tunnel Greenhouses, offered by WSU Extension Clark County. A high tunnel greenhouse is a farm built, plastic-covered hoop house that is naturally ventilated by rolling up the sides or opening the doors. Crops such as tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, strawberries, and raspberries are grown in the ground underneath the cover of the high tunnel. Tunnels are typically tall enough that farmers can drive their tractors beneath them. Drip irrigation lines are laid within the crop rows to keep the plants growing through the summer.
Plowing with Draft Horses Workshop (Cottage Grove, OR, from Oct 29, 2012 12:00 AM to Oct 30, 2012 12:00 AM)
This workshop is designed for participants who have some experience in working with draft horses and would like to learn plowing and plowing techniques, including the proper adjustment of plow components for efficient and quality work.
Fall 2012 NOSB meeting (Providence, RI, from Oct 15, 2012 12:00 AM to Oct 18, 2012 12:00 AM)
NOP announced that the fall 2012 National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting will be held in Providence, RI, Oct. 16-19 at the Providence Biltmore.
Learn, Grow and Engage with Oregon Tilth - Community Work Party (Luscher Farm, from Oct 14, 2012 01:00 PM to Oct 14, 2012 04:00 PM)
End your weekend on a productive and positive note!
Putting Your Garden to Bed (Luscher Farm, from Oct 14, 2012 10:00 AM to Oct 14, 2012 11:30 AM)
Be ahead of the game this season and join us for a hand’s on class demonstrating putting your garden to bed.
FoFF Aid (Friends of Family Farmers Benefit Concert) (Portland, OR, from Oct 11, 2012 07:30 PM to Oct 11, 2012 10:30 PM)
A benefit for Friends of Family Farmers, a grassroots organization promoting and protecting socially responsible farming in Oregon, with performances by The Robinsons, Northeast Northwest, and Max's Midnight Kitchen.
Pork Charcuterie (Grants Pass, OR, from Oct 08, 2012 12:00 AM to Oct 08, 2012 12:00 AM)
We'll cover hands-on sausage making, as well as starting our farmers with their own bacon, guanciale, pancetta and any other specialty items they need in their larder for the winter. Salt, pork and patience are our ingredients: no nitrate necessary.
Hands-on Pork Butchery (Grants Pass, OR, from Oct 06, 2012 12:00 AM to Oct 06, 2012 12:00 AM)
Come carve two pigs to meet our farmer’s order. We put the knife in your hand and walk you through traditional pork butchery. We will limit ourselves to knives, cleavers and hand saws for bone, thus eliminating waste.
Traditional Pork Slaughter Class (Grants Pass, OR, from Oct 05, 2012 12:00 AM to Oct 05, 2012 12:00 AM)
You’ll learn humane slaughter, sticking, hanging,scalding, de-hairing and eviscerating working with two pigs at their home-farm. This is a hands-on, all day course in traditional pork harvesting and cookery.
Sales Basics Webinar (Online, from Oct 03, 2012 09:30 AM to Oct 03, 2012 11:00 AM)
This webinar includes tips and tricks on how to determine a fair price for an organic product, create an availability list, and make an invoice. Participants will receive a template prior to the webinar to draft a sales pitch, and a chance to practice the pitch live with our expert presenter.
Oregon Tilth Special Membership Meeting (American Institute of Architects, 403 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97209, from Sep 29, 2012 02:00 PM to Sep 29, 2012 05:00 PM)
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