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Financing Innovation - supporting sustainability - webinar (online, from Jul 24, 2012 10:30 AM to Jul 24, 2012 11:30 AM)
Join the Sustainable Food Trade Association for our webinar on Financing Innovation. While the return on investment for sustainability has developed a good track record for costs saving, improved operations or efficiencies and increased brand value – the HOW isn’t as obvious.
Hay/Forage Workshop (Cottage Grove, OR, from Jul 21, 2012 12:00 AM to Jul 22, 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 they can use their horse(s) to grow and harvest hay and other on farm feed crops.
Grass-Based Dairy (Online, from Jul 19, 2012 12:30 PM to Jul 19, 2012 01:30 PM)
Managed grazing can be a highly profitable business - with low inputs, and high margins, even adding more value to your land as your soil gets deeper.
Workshop to Build Capacity for Sustainability (Berkely, CA, from Jul 17, 2012 08:00 AM to Jul 17, 2012 05:00 PM)
The Sustainable Food Trade Association has developed a workshop that builds the capacity for sustainability within the organic food trade through understanding, implementation, and reporting.
Processing Poultry - HB 2872 and the 1000 bird exemption (Mulino, OR, from Jul 16, 2012 02:00 PM to Jul 16, 2012 07:00 PM)
This hands-on workshop addresses the new laws and regulations for farm direct slaughter and sales under Oregon HB 2872 (the 1000 bird exemption).
Your Organic Dairy Herd Health Toolbox (Online, from Jul 16, 2012 11:00 AM to Jul 16, 2012 12:15 PM)
In this free presentation, Dr. Karreman will discuss organic dairy herd health considerations, approaches to organic dairy cattle treatment currently allowed by the National Organic Program, and how best to work with your local veterinarian.
Organic Dairy Herd Health Webinar (Online, from Jul 16, 2012 12:00 AM to Jul 16, 2012 12:15 PM)
Join eOrganic for a new webinar on Your Organic Dairy Herd Health Toolbox, by Dr. Hubert Karreman on Monday, July 16, 2012 from 2 pm to 3:15 pm ET (1 - 2:15 pm Central, 12 - 1:15 pm Mountain, 11 am - 12:15 pm Pacific time). In this free presentation, Dr. Karreman will discuss organic dairy herd health considerations, approaches to organic dairy cattle treatment currently allowed by the National Organic Program, and how best to work with your local veterinarian.
How to Cook Meat (Vashon Island, from Jul 13, 2012 12:00 AM to Jul 13, 2012 12:00 AM)
The most common dilemmas of meat cooking will be addressed. We will cover the approach to meat cookery that will enable you to cook any cut successfully, no matter how tough or lean. You will braise, roast and pan fry distinct cuts of pork to perfection before the class is over. We will end with a primer on deglazing for a quick sauce.
Food and Farm Bike Adventure for High School Students (Trout Lake, WA, from Jul 09, 2012 08:00 AM to Jul 13, 2012 06:00 PM)
Rising 9th-12th graders are invited to spend a week biking, farming, and learning about organic agriculture from Trout Lake dairy, chicken, and vegetable growers. Participants will cook locally produced food, discuss food, and bike every day.
Pork Sausage Class (Vashon Island, from Jul 07, 2012 12:00 AM to Jul 07, 2012 12:00 AM)
A whole day dedicated to that decadent part of the pig harvest that combines the complexities of flavor, fat and thrift. The place where all your scraps go and then constitute the most eloquent amalgamation achieved by human-kind.
Raising and Marketing Healthy Sheep (Canby, OR, from Jun 28, 2012 02:00 PM to Jun 28, 2012 07:00 PM)
Join Dan and Susie Wilson of SuDan Farms, Gene Pirelli of OSU Extension Service and Robert Dyk of USDA-APHIS in this day-long workshop focused on small-scale sheep production.
Alternative Fuels Used by Organic Food Companies - Webinar (Online, from Jun 26, 2012 10:00 AM to Jun 26, 2012 11:00 AM)
Join SFTA for our webinar on how alternative fuels are being implemented in leading organic food companies. The response to reduce environmental impacts in the form of carbon emissions, air quality and reliance on fossil fuels have driven solutions for distribution and manufacturing. Hear from Organic Valley and Organically Grown Company on their solutions.
Organic Fruit: Impacts and Progress Webinar (Online, from Jun 21, 2012 01:30 PM to Jun 21, 2012 03:00 PM)
Impacts of Organic Production Systems on Fruit Nutritional Quality and Safety. Benbrook, USA Nutritional and Organoleptic Characterization of Apple Produced by Organic and Integrated Production Systems in Lleida (Spain). Huanca, Spain
Grass-Based Beef: The Business Case (Online, from Jun 21, 2012 12:30 PM to Jun 21, 2012 01:30 PM)
The domestic production of pastured beef is far lower than the domestic demand. This webinar will make the business case for pasture raised beef, present a case study of a highly successful operation, and point you to resources for learning how to transition to farming and ranching techniques that are higher value, environmentally positive and increase animal welfare.
Soil Management, Soils and crop Nutrition, Research Funding Webinar (Online, from Jun 21, 2012 08:00 AM to Jun 21, 2012 12:00 PM)
The Effects of Four Ground Cover Management Systems and Three Nutrient Sources on the Development and Performance of an Organic Apple Orchard in the Southern US. Rom, USA
4th Annual Farmscaping with Native Plants Field Day (Corvallis, OR, from Jun 20, 2012 09:00 AM to Jun 20, 2012 04:30 PM)
4th Annual Farmscaping with Native Plants Field Day Establishing Native Habitats for Beneficial Insects. OSU's Farmscaping for Beneficials, Xerces and the NRCS Plant Materials Center interactive field day on creating on-farm habitat for beneficial insects with native plants. Hands-on technical info on how to install, plants to use and beneficials id.
Insects and Plant Pathology Webinar (Online, from Jun 19, 2012 01:15 PM to Jun 19, 2012 05:00 PM)
Monitoring and Modeling Natural Enemies to Enhance Biological Control in Western US Tree Crops. V. Jones, USA Habitat Modifications and Species-Specific Pest Control Products Can Reduce Pest Control Costs. Unruh, USA
Raising Beef on Grass (Oregon City, OR, from Jun 19, 2012 01:00 PM to Jun 19, 2012 06:00 PM)
This on-farm workshop addresses management, production and marketing of grass-fed beef. Topics will include rotational grazing, pasture management, quality feed production, herd health, forage quality for finishing beef, and niche marketing.
Breeding and Genetics: Considerations for Organic Dairy Farms - Webinar (Online, from Jun 19, 2012 11:00 AM to Jun 19, 2012 12:15 PM)
This webinar addresses breeding and genetic considerations on organic dairies, including an evaluation of breeds common to organic dairy farms (calving, production, components, and economic performance), the latest research on cross breeding, and considerations for your farm.
Breeding and Genetics: Considerations for Organic Dairy Farms (Online, from Jun 19, 2012 11:00 AM to Jun 19, 2012 12:15 PM)
In this webinar, we will address breeding and genetic considerations on organic dairies, including an evaluation of breeds common to organic dairy farms (calving, production, components, and economic performance), the latest research on cross breeding, and considerations for your farm.
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