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March 27 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Event Categories: ,

Poultry Farmer Workshop: Disease Prevention and Welfare

Join Dr. Maurice Pitesky at the UC Davis campus to connect with other beginning farmers and learn from speakers! Workshops are $15/day with light refreshments provide. Please note that car parking on campus is $9 for a daily permit. If you are unable to join in person, consider signing up for the webinar version of the course for $5/day. You will be provided a link to join us live and participate via a Zoom Video Conference. If you require a…

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

Benefits of Intercropping in Organic Systems

Intercropping — growing two or more crops in proximity — enables farmers to reduce tillage, expand opportunities to incorporate cover crops in rotations, and can be an integral part of pest management strategies. This webinar will explore the deep benefits of intercropping, such as improved yields of cash crops, as well as associated challenges of implementation and management in organic production. This webinar is presented in partnership with the USDA NRCS Science and Technology. REGISTER TODAY

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May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Exploring Human Resources in Organic Farms and Companies

Human resource management is a critical part of any farm or food-based business performance. Every high-performing business is made up of empowered, valued, and high-performing employees. This webinar will discuss how to build an effective human resources plan through examination case studies and model practices. In addition, participants will discuss common challenges and concerns around liability, accountability and people management. REGISTER TODAY

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June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Organic Specialty Fertilizers

Panelists will provide clarity in defining what is an organic specialty fertilizer and uncover their origins before being processed into on-farm inputs. The webinar will explore a range of different materials — feather meal, guano, and blood meal to name a few — and provide context (and metrics) to understand the sustainability of different specialty fertilizer options (not manure or compost) for your farm operation. This webinar is presented in partnership with the USDA NRCS Science and Technology. Registration coming…

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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 from farmers, processors and retailers around the legal do’s and don’ts as well as opportunities for organic hemp. Participants will discuss the opportunities and barriers for succeeding in the emerging organic hemp market. REGISTER TODAY

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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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