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June 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm |

8th Annual Biodiversity Working for Farmers Tour

The Western Region Functional Agricultural Biodiversity (FAB) Work Group supports scientists from the western US and specialists in agricultural biodiversity from industry, non-profits and farmers. They meet on a regular basis to develop conservation practices that can be adopted on western farms. Major focus areas of this group are conserving on-farm resources that promote pollination and biological pest suppression by insect predators, parasites and pathogens. As a part of its USDA-sponsored program, the FAB Work Group conducts annual field courses,…

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July 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Organic Hemp

Organic growers and manufacturers across the U.S. are turning to certified organic hemp production to bring new (and exciting) products to market. This webinar will share stories focused on how to integrate hemp into an existing organic farm as well as creating a management plan for those transitioning to organic. Participants will discuss the opportunities and barriers for succeeding in the emerging organic hemp market. Speaker: Tony Silvernail President of the Kentucky Organic Hemp Coalition Certified Organic Transition Trainer for…

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July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

Crop Talk: Seed Production at Adaptive Seeds

Crop Talks are farmer-to-farmer educational opportunities that consist of a tour of a farm by the farmer and a discussion about their area of expertise or interest during the growing season. These are opportunities to get out into someone’s field, see their practices in action, ask questions, and connect with other local farmers while doing it! For farmers by farmers. This farm tour is hosted by Sarah and Andrew at Adaptive Seeds and will be focused on seed production. Date:…

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July 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm |

Crop Talk: Blueberry Production at Kiger Island Blues

Crop Talks are farmer-to-farmer educational opportunities that consist of a tour of a farm by the farmer and a discussion about their area of expertise or interest during the growing season. These are opportunities to get out into someone’s field, see their practices in action, ask questions, and connect with other local farmers while doing it! For farmers by farmers. This farm tour is hosted by Mindi Thorton of Kiger Island Blues and will be focused on blueberry production. Date:…

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September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Demystifying Pasture, Feed, and Dry Matter Intake (DMI) Records: Tips and Tricks to Avoid Compliance Concerns

This webinar focuses on the record keeping requirements for dry matter intake (DMI) during the grazing season, pasture access, and feed records required for the on-site inspection and certification. The presenters will demonstrate examples of record keeping for organic ruminant operations and also discuss common pitfalls to avoid with records that can impact compliance. Understand the organic pasture rule and how to sufficiently record the grazing season to ensure smooth audits at inspection. Learn how to track and calculate DMI…

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October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Water Conservation in Organic Production

Panelists will explore model practices and techniques for organic producers to conserve water in farm production. The requirement to conserve natural resources is a big opportunity to increase sustainability and support on-farm viability around water usage on organic farms. From protecting local watersheds to building soil health that increases water retention, organic farms are leading conservationists for fresh water in the U.S. Learn from panelists about how to decrease water needs, increase waterway protection, and avoid contamination from irrigation sources.…

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November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Social Equity and Sustainable Food

Join Oregon Tilth to learn about our work to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in everyday practices and programs. In addition, we will feature panelists from our 2018-2019 Social Investment Project, sharing their unique on-the-ground efforts to combat social equity issues from Detroit to Northwest Mexico. REGISTER NOW

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December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Organic Hop Production

This webinar will examine the opportunities and challenges behind organic hop production, a growing demand for the micro-brewery renaissance evolving across the U.S. Organic hops provide growers with another crop to diversify production, and panelists will discuss cost challenges before and ongoing through production, production requirements, pest and disease pressures, and end processor needs. Production will be examined through the lens of conservation, offering insight into producing hops that also preserve soil and water health, while increasing biodiversity. This webinar…

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