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The Organic Summit (Baltimore, MD, from Sep 19, 2012 07:30 AM to Sep 19, 2012 06:00 PM)
The Organic Summit is the place to participate in non-partisan, thoughtful discussion of key issues facing the organic industry. Attendees have a unique opportunity to engage at a very intimate level in the discussion and in developing solutions to the issues that are presented at the event and continue throughout the year.
National Small Farm Conference (Memphis, TN, from Sep 18, 2012 12:00 AM to Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM)
The 6th National Small Farm Conference, "Promoting the Successes of Small Farmers and Ranchers", will be hosted by Tennessee State University, College of Agricultural Human and Natural Sciences and the University of Tennessee. Successes in small farm activities will be shared, as well as innovative ideas in research, extension and outreach to strengthen collaboration and partnership among state specialists who work to ensure that small farmers and ranchers not only survive, but thrive in today’s economy.
SFTA’s Sustainability 101 workshop (Washington, D.C., from Sep 17, 2012 09:00 AM to Sep 17, 2012 05:00 PM)
Building the capacity for sustainability within the organic food trade through understanding, implementation, and reporting.
Luscher Farm Open House (Luscher Farm, from Sep 15, 2012 10:00 AM to Sep 15, 2012 03:00 PM)
Join us for this fun and family friendly day exploring historic Luscher Farm!
Beginning Draft Horse Workshop (Cottage Grove, OR, from Sep 15, 2012 12:00 AM to Sep 16, 2012 12:00 AM)
The farm is a unique location and ideal opportunity for learning and success. They have a number of horses who are very patient teachers and a huge assortment of equipment for your learning.
AGR-Lite—Understanding Whole-Farm Insurance for the Specialized, Diversified, and Organic Farm (Online, from Sep 13, 2012 10:00 AM to Sep 13, 2012 11:00 AM)
The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) will offer a one-hour webinar on Thursday, September 13, to explain Adjusted Gross Revenue Lite (AGR-Lite)— a unique, federally subsidized crop-insurance product that holds great promise to serve the needs of smaller, diverse, specialty crop, organic, and direct-market farmers.
Small Farm School (Oregon City, OR, from Sep 08, 2012 08:00 AM to Sep 08, 2012 05:00 PM)
Small Farm School is an all day event for small acreage rural land owners and beginning farmers in the North Willamette Valley.
Growing Power's National-International Urban & Small Farm Conference (West Allis, WI, from Sep 07, 2012 12:00 AM to Sep 09, 2012 12:00 AM)
In 2012, we expect to have even more breakout sessions, more speakers, and more tours. We anticipate over 3,000 participants will attend, and 200 of the nation’s most well-known food-system experts will share their knowledge. As you can see, there’s a lot to learn and share! Mark the date, and come help us ‘Grow the Good Food Revolution’. We’ll be waiting for you in Milwaukee.
AGR-Lite: Insuring Small- to Medium-Sized Operations (Online, from Sep 06, 2012 09:00 AM to Sep 06, 2012 10:00 AM)
The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) will offer a webinar on Thursday, September 6, to explain crop-insurance options such as Adjusted Gross Revenue Lite (AGR-Lite) — a unique, federally subsidized crop-insurance product that holds great promise to serve the needs of small- to medium-sized diverse, specialty crop, organic, and direct-market farmers.
Organic Urban Land Care Workshop (Eugene, OR, from Sep 05, 2012 03:00 PM to Sep 05, 2012 04:30 PM)
Just as organic farming plays an important role in creating a healthier environment, organic land care in urban areas is integral to creating healthier, safer communities. That's why NCAP and the Sustainable Places Information Network (SPIN) invite you to a free workshop on organic methods for urban land care.
Farming with Draft Horses Workshop (Cottage Grove, OR, from Aug 25, 2012 12:00 AM to Aug 26, 2012 12:00 AM)
This workshop is designed for participants, who have some experience in working with draft horses and would like to learn methods and skills so that they can use their horse(s) for farm related tasks.
Educated Cows and Sheep Eat Weeds (Oregon City, OR, from Aug 24, 2012 10:00 AM to Aug 24, 2012 03:00 PM)
This one-day, Oregon City workshop, based on Fred Provenza’s principles, tells you how to train cows/sheep to eat weeds (like Canada thistle, which is nutritious as alfalfa!). Consultant Kathy Voth from Colorado will teach the workshop.
Keyline Design for Whole Farm Fertility (Boring, OR, from Aug 24, 2012 08:30 AM to Aug 26, 2012 04:00 PM)
Develop Your Toolbox For A Rapidly Changing World – Dought-Proof Your Property – Rapid Topsoil Creation – Eliminate Off-Farm Inputs – Livestock As Tools To Improve Land – Integrate Pastures, Ponds, And Productive Tree Crop
Graywater Workshop (Portland, OR, from Aug 23, 2012 06:30 PM to Aug 23, 2012 08:30 PM)
Have you ever thought of re-using water from your shower or washing machine to irrigate your landscape? Maybe you didn't even know it was possible. Your great-grandmother might not have considered using water twice to be a big deal—it was just common practice back then. These days, as we all think about ways to use less water around our homes, the subject of graywater is gaining popularity again.
Food Safety Webinar (Online, from Aug 23, 2012 10:00 AM to Aug 23, 2012 11:30 AM)
In this informative Webinar, experts from the Organic Trade Association and NSF Training and Education present an overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act as it applies to the organic processor.
Integrating Pigs into a Diverse Small Farm Operation (Corbett, OR, from Aug 22, 2012 01:00 PM to Aug 22, 2012 06:00 PM)
Join Jessica and Fred Eppley-Henning of Growing Seeds Farm, Pete Sturman, Nick Andrews and Gene Pirelli with OSU extension to learn about raising healthy pigs on a diverse farm.
Webinar to Introduce New Organic Seed Database (Online, from Aug 21, 2012 11:00 AM to Aug 21, 2012 12:00 PM)
Beginning this fall, Organic Seed Finder will serve as a valuable tool by providing reliable organic seed availability information. The database aims to facilitate the growth and success of the organic seed sector and support farmer, certifier, and handler decisions for better meeting the national organic seed requirement and serving organic production, which remains one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. food industry.
Farmscaping for Predators, Parasitic Wasps, and Native Bees at Berggren Demonstration Farm (Walterville, OR, from Aug 15, 2012 10:00 AM to Aug 15, 2012 01:00 PM)
Come join Gwendolyn Ellen (IPPC, Farmscaping for Beneficials Program Coordinator) and participants in an educational tour of the Berggren Demonstration Farm and a rousing round of the Bugscaping Game.
Northeast Organic Farming Association Summer Conference (Massachusetts, from Aug 10, 2012 12:00 AM to Aug 12, 2012 12:00 AM)
This is the one stop place for info about the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference. Our last conference took place at UMass Amherst August 12-14, 2011. The next conference will be August 10-12, 2012.
Tilth's Top Ten Perennials (Luscher Farm, from Aug 01, 2012 06:00 PM to Aug 01, 2012 07:30 PM)
Walk Tilth’s demonstration garden and discuss our super star perennials. From drought tolerant and beneficial to elegant and beautiful, each has a role and function easily replicated in your garden.
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