HOMEJOINCERTIFICATION
GOOD EARTH GUIDEEVENTSSTAFF
Event Calendar

COVID-19 UPDATE:

The events listed here may be cancelled or otherwise affected by coronavirus. We cannot confirm the accuracy of the events listed here. Please contact event hosts to confirm all meetings in advance.

Virtual Conference 

Sunday, January 3, 2021 through Thursday, January 28, 2021
3-5 p.m.

Open/Close

Real Organic Project's symposium is a virtual series of interviews and live panels with more than 60 prominent organic farmers, scientists, and climate activists including Al Gore, Karen Washington, Bill McKibben, Dan Barber, and Jean Martin Fortier.

Each weekly session will be unique and focus on a different topic as it relates to organic farming.

The event runs Sundays (1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/21, 1/28) in January 3-5 p.m. ET.

Location:
Virtual Conference

Contact:
Kim Werst / - /

http://www.realorganicsymposium.org/

 

Online event 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 through Tuesday, January 26, 2021
All day

Open/Close

The Organic Association of Kentucky co-partners in this conference that includes sessions on protected agriculture production technologies, organic production, vegetable production (beginner and advanced), fruit production (beginner and advanced) and business management.

Event occurs on January 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th

Location:
Virtual conference

Contact:
Kentucky Horticulture Council / 859-490-0889 /

https://kyhortcouncil.org/2021-ky-fruit-vegetable-conference/

 

Virtual course 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 through Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Various times

Open/Close

The Pastures for Profit program is a collaboration between Ohio State University Extension, Central State University, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Ohio Department of Agriculture, and the Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council. One live webinar will be offered per month along with "work at your own pace" videos and exercises that accompany each webinar.

Location:
Online

Contact:
OSU College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences / (614) 292-6891 /

https://afgc.org/ofgcwebinar

 

Online event 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 through Friday, February 5, 2021
Various

Open/Close

Hosted by Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, this annual conference will help attendees engage in an energizing and inspiring learning experience rooted in sharing, connecting, and advancing a common goal: cultivating farms and food systems that nourish, heal, and empower. This virtual conference takes place over the course of three weeks.

Location:
Virtual conference

Contact:
PASA / (814)-349-9856 /

https://web.cvent.com/event/091ee4c7-21fc-47fd-9541-07b655656e49/summary?fbclid=IwAR3AzVgqjLOBfKZAbU

 

Online event 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Open/Close

Join FACT and NCAT Livestock Specialist and sheep and goat producer Linda Coffey to discuss some of the problems farmers might encounter while grazing their livestock. Bloat, toxic plants, fescue toxicity, predator control, parasite management, and more will be addressed in this hour, with time for questions. Participants are welcome to share questions or comments on issues you have faced in this realm.

Location:
Virtual conference

Contact:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) / (773) 525-4952 /

https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EF57DE81824B3D

 

Online event 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Open/Close

Presented by the Ohio State University's Virtual High Tunnel and Season Extension School, this session will be tailored toward intermediate level growers and will focus on pesticide selection and tomato foliar disease.

Location:
Virtual conference

Contact:
Matt Kleinhenz / 330-263-3810 /

https://go.osu.edu/high-tunnel-school-21

 

Online event 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 through Saturday, January 30, 2021
All day

Open/Close

Local and national speakers share practical tools and resources for organically-minded farmers on topics, including forage and livestock, row crops, produce production, climate and agriculture, human health, racial equity in agriculture, agroforestry, the business of farming, seed sovereignty and more. The 2021 program features more than 25 live educational sessions that will be recorded and available for up to a year after the event.

Location:
Virtual conference

Contact:
Organic Association of Kentucky / 202-643-5363 /

https://organicfarmersassociation.org/event/oak-10th-annual-farming-conference/

 

Online event 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 through Wednesday, February 3, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 1/27 (first session) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 2/3 (second session)

Open/Close

A key component of produce marketing success is timing your production to market need and accurately forecasting maturation and yield. Presented by McHenry County College Center for Agrarian Learning, these training sessions will address crop planning benefits to include maximizing space and fertility, to extend harvest windows, farm profits, continuous supply, and optimize quality and yield. Learn how to design a sequential planting/harvest plan, including when to plant, which cultivars to use, and how to adjust plantings based on weather and markets.

Location:
Online event

Contact:
Sheri Doyel / (815) 479-7618 /

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4858739

 

Online event 

Thursday, January 28, 2021 through Saturday, January 30, 2021
10:00 am - 2:30 pm (each day)

Open/Close

The 2021 Agroforestry Symposium will highlight inspiring efforts and leaders who are paving a way to comprehensive community wellness. The symposium will address the importance of healthy, accessible food that supports disease-resistant bodies, innovative strategies for strong local economies, and community engagement for improved equity and awareness. It will also address a range of themes, including specialty crops, innovative community development and advocacy, access and equity for a socially just food system.

Location:
Online event

Contact:
Hannah Hemmelgarn / 573-882-8321 /

http://www.centerforagroforestry.org/events/symposia.php.

 

Online event 

Thursday, January 28, 2021
10:00 am

Open/Close

This webinar will feature three primary speakers. Dr. Tony Studer of the University of Illinois will explain how corn pollination works, strategies to prevent contamination, and new developments in corn breeding designed to naturally resist contamination. Ryan Whipkey of EnviroLogix will share how GMO testing works and what the different technologies are on the market. He will also explain how to test accurately and offer insights on seed lines. Craig Tomera of Grain Millers will detail how Grain Millers tests and what their guidelines are for how to grow organic/non-GMO corn that they will want to buy.

Location:
Online event

Contact:
Nathan Aaberg / 847-507-5989 /

http://www.libertyprairie.org

 

Online event 

Thursday, January 28, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Open/Close

Hosted by Wisconsin Farmers Union, this series focuses on solutions to meat processing struggles in the state. It will give farmers, processors, rural leaders, and other stakeholders a chance to come together in search of creative solutions.

Location:
Virtual conference

Contact:
Kirsten Slaughter / 608-514-2031 /

https://wisconsinfarmersunion.growthzoneapp.com/maincalendar/details/winter-meat-ings-3-creative-coo

 

Online event 

Friday, January 29, 2021 through Saturday, January 30, 2021
All day

Open/Close

The 2021 annual conference's theme is: Reclaiming Our Voices: for farmers, by farmers, with farmers. This is a multilingual virtual event. Pre conference events and workshops will be offered virtually one week prior to the even.

Location:
Virtual conference

Contact:
Big River Farms / 651-433-3676 /

https://bigriverfarms.thefoodgroupmn.org/about-efc/#:~:text=Our%20annual%20conference%20will%20be,%2

 

Online event 

Friday, January 29, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Open/Close

Each week will feature a topic related to organic grain production. Brief presentations will be followed by open discussion. Participation is free, but pre-registration will be required for each session. Presented by Josh Engel, Driftless Organics.

Location:
Virtual conference

Contact:
Dr. Erin Silva / (608) 890-1503 /

https://ograin.cals.wisc.edu/events/learning-opportunities-winter-2020-21/

 

Online event 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Open/Close

Presented by the Ohio State University's Virtual High Tunnel and Season Extension School, this session will be tailored towards intermediate growers and will focus on common issues in high tunnels and next-level environmental management.

Location:
Virtual conference

Contact:
Matt Kleinhenz / 330-263-3810 /

https://go.osu.edu/high-tunnel-school-21

 

Online event 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Open/Close

In this event hosted by OSU, Dr. Doug Doohan brings attention to how some weeds are more adaptive and destructive than others. Dr. Doohan will discuss cultural strategies for combatting nightmare weeds, including ragweed and creeping perennials.

Location:
Online event

Contact:
OSU College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences / 614-292-2011 /

http://go.osu.edu/organic-series

 

Online event 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
7:00 pm

Open/Close

This session is a part of the National Young Farmers Coalition Winter Webinar Series, an online conference focusing on making federal, state and local policy change more accessible. This session will focus on how a bill becomes a law.

Location:
Virtual conference

Contact:
National Young Farmers Coalition / (518) 643-3564 /

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-webinar-series-legislative-process-103-tickets-132886411835

 

OEFFA
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214

oeffaoeffaorg

OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
OEFFA Certification: (614) 262-2022

About OEFFA
Investment Fund
OEFFA Policy
News
Growers Resources
Seasonal Jobs Program
OEFFA Store
Begin Farming