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October 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm |

Variety Showcase

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Culinary Breeding Network Variety Showcase. October 2, 2017 at the Nines in Portland. This event brings together over 300 plant breeders, seed growers, farmers, chefs, produce buyers, food journalists and many others to taste existing, unreleased and new vegetable varieties & breeding lines focused on superior culinary quality. Play a vital role in improving the quality of what farmers grow and how it tastes. The Variety Showcase  is an interactive mixer to build community and increase collaboration…

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October 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Non-Ruminant Organic Livestock on Pasture

This webinar is presented in partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)- Science and Technology National Technology Support Centers. During the webinar we will examine pasture and outdoor access requirements for non-ruminant organic livestock. The presentation will focus on resource concerns and opportunities for conservation. Speaker: Lindsay Haines, NRCS Organic Producer Join us for this webinar on October 3, 2017 at 12PM PST/ 3PM EST Join the Webinar

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October 4 - 6, 2017 |

Provendar Alliance

Provender Alliance, established in 1977, is a non-profit organization providing networking, outreach, and education to natural products businesses doing business primarily in the Pacific Northwest.  Members represent retailers, manufacturers, brokers, distributors, consultants, and individuals throughout the region.  Now celebrating our 39th year, the Annual Educational Conference provides a fun, cooperative atmosphere for members to teach and learn from each other and to network about the heart & soul and nuts & bolts of natural products business in a nontrade show…

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November 4, 2017 | Event Categories: ,

Oregon Tilth Annual Membership Meeting

Our annual meeting will bring together our diverse membership that make up a community that represent some of the most committed changemakers, leaders, advocates and tireless practitioners for a biologically sound and socially equitable future for our food. Please join us: Saturday, November 4th Time TBD Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center We look forward to coming together to discuss Oregon Tilth’s accomplishments in 2017 and engage in deeper conversations about our future as an organization.…

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November 6, 2017 - November 8, 2017 |

Organic & Non-GMO Forum

Over the past two years, the Organic & Non-GMO Forum: Oilseeds & Grains at the Crossroads has quickly become the leading event that brings together handlers, buyers and processors to address current and future challenges to meeting growing demand for organic and non-GMO products and other emerging opportunities for specialization in conventional agriculture. Attend the only event that covers both the practical and business end of the organic, non-GMO, and conventional supply chain and addresses the growing opportunities and significant…

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November 6 - 7, 2017 |

The Organic & Non-GMO Forum: Oilseeds and Grains at the Crossroads

The Organic & Non-GMO Forum is the only domestic event that brings together stakeholders from across the organic, non-GMO and conventional value chains to address both the practical and business sides of the sector. This distinguished group will examine the current and future challenges facing the sector as it works to satisfy the growing demand for organic and non-GMO products, and assess emerging opportunities for specialization in conventional agriculture.    

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November 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Compliance Spotlight: Sanitation, Contamination Prevention and Facility Pest Management for Organic Processors

Curious about what you can and can't use for sanitizing equipment and food contact surfaces? Worried about whether your operation is taking the proper steps to ensure the prevention of contamination and commingling of your organic products? Confused about pest management practices within or around your organic facility? Have no fear. OTCO staff will cover all of these topics in great detail during our November 7th webinar, Compliance Spotlight: Sanitation, Contamination Prevention, and Facility Pest Management for Organic Processors. Moderator:…

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December 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm |

2nd Annual Opportunities in Organics Buyer/Grower Networking Event

MORNING SESSION: Commingling and Contamination Prevention for Split Organic/Conventional Operations Location: Koch Family Farms - Canby, Oregon 9:00am - 11:00am Join Koch Family Farm, Oregon Tilth, and other growers for a two-hour farm tour in Canby, Ore. The tour will feature farmers and organic experts who will address the following topics: Managing contamination risks between organic and conventional fields and preventing commingling in post-harvest activities Cleaning farm equipment between conventional and organic activities Keeping auditable and adequate organic records as…

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December 14 - 25, 2018 |

Orchard Management Series

Orchard management series for small-scale tree fruit producers A 3-part class series focusing on tree fruit production on small farms. Thursday, December 14: Pruning Fruit Trees 1-3 PM on-farm location in Lebanon Thursday, January 11: Site Selection and Pest Management 6-8 PM at the Linn County Extension office in Tangent Thursday, January 25: Nutrient Management 6-8 PM at the Linn County Extension office in Tangent Tuition for the series is $40/person or $60/2 farm partners.

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January 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm |

2018 Lambing School

DATE: Saturday, January 20, 2018 TIME: 8 am to 5 pm LOCATION: Mont Alto Ranch, 2800 French Creek Rd,Glide, Oregon PRESENTED BY: Gene Pirelli, Oregon State University Extension, Dr. Paul Bailey, Bailey Veterinary Clinic John Fine COST: $40 per person (limited to 12 participants. Preference will be given to those attending for the first time. Lunch will be provided with registration. Excellent opportunity to learn how to increase your odds of getting live lambs on the ground and off to…

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January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

9th Annual NCAP Organic Farming Conference

Join NCAP at Our 9th Annual Grower's Own: Organic Farming Conference! Location: The Boise Centre in Room 110, 850 W Front St, Boise, ID Date: January 20, 2018 Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Price: $45 Early Registration ($10 Price Increase in January) This year's 9th annual Organic Farming Conference will coincide with the penning of a new Farm Bill. As we look toward the future, we aim to increase the sustainability and viability of local farms. By attending this…

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February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Innovative Organic Weed Control

This webinar will explore the use of "grit" (crushed walnuts, corn cobs, olive pits or other materials) as weed control. This innovative method has the potential to add a non-tillage weed management option to the organic producer's tool box.

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