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Links between Biodiversity Requirements of Organic Systems and NRCS Practice Standards (Online, from Sep 27, 2012 10:00 AM to Sep 27, 2012 10:00 AM)
From a conservation perspective, biodiversity and protection of natural resources are covered in the National Organic Program’s (NOP) regulations. Biodiversity conservation is part of the definition of organic farming, and the NOP requires that farmers and ranchers maintain or improve their soil, water, wetlands, woodlands, and wildlife.
Marketing 101 Webinar (Online, from Sep 26, 2012 09:30 AM to Sep 26, 2012 11:00 AM)
Learn the basics of how to bring your product to market from leading organic market experts, including the benefits and pitfalls of working with different market channels. This webinar includes a self-assessment tool to help you determine the right market channels for your operation.
Governance for Sustainability Webinar (online, from Sep 26, 2012 09:00 AM to Sep 26, 2012 10:00 AM)
New Belgium Brewing Co. has taken a commitment to "High Involvement Culture" to create a governance structure that is unique and effective. From Open-book management, employee ownership, zero based budgeting, employee autonomy, and other employee benefits, New Belgium has an unwavering commitment to culture that has resulted in innovative ideas and a compelling case study why creative governance is an essential component for sustainability.
Harvest Those Veggies (Luscher Farm, from Sep 20, 2012 05:30 PM to Sep 20, 2012 07:00 PM)
Join us in this hands on class as we harvest our way through Tilth’s organic demonstration garden. Learn the correct techniques to help your produce stay fresher and your plants stronger and healthier.
OTA's Annual Awards Gala (Baltimore, MD, from Sep 19, 2012 06:00 PM to Sep 19, 2012 11:00 PM)
Get on board with OTA and honor the 2012 Organic Leadership Award winners at the B&O Railroad Museum Roundhouse! Enjoy a delectable organic meal and cocktails in the roundhouse while touring one of the nation's most important railroad collections.
All Things Organic/Natural Products Expo East (Baltimore, MD, from Sep 19, 2012 10:00 AM to Sep 22, 2012 04:00 PM)
Natural Products Expo East is the largest natural, organic and healthy products trade show on the East Coast, and draws up to 25,000 international industry professionals 1,500 booths showcasing the latest trends and new product launches including: organic products, natural gourmet, health and beauty, pet products, supplements, and natural living.
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.
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