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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.

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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

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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

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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 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 through Wednesday, January 20, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 1/13 (first session) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 1/20 (second session)

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In this training provided by McHenry County College Center for Agrarian Learning, there will be discussions of record-keeping systems, what records to keep, strategies to minimize the work, and how to create records that improve staff performance and accountability. Records relating to production, crew/labor, food safety, and finances will be among the many types of records discussed.

Location:
Online event

Contact:
Sheri Doyel / (815) 455-3700 /

https://www.mchenry.edu/events/2021/01/market-farm.html

 

Online event 

Saturday, January 16, 2021 through Saturday, January 23, 2021
All day

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This year's winter conference theme is "Rooted in Resilience." For nearly four decades, this conference has convened farmers, homesteaders, soil scientists, seedkeepers, and ag-vocates to work together and learn from one another. This theme reflects the ability of organic systems to embrace challenges: no matter whether it's a global pandemic, unprecedented weather, a new pest, or the loss of an important market.

Location:
Virtual conference

Contact:
NOFA-NY / (607)-724-9851 /

https://nofany.org/2021-winter-conference/?fbclid=IwAR0VCacguI5osKVW4sAvav-BHJewLOK7ko49cEIB9K8E2OYk

 

Online event 

Sunday, January 17, 2021 through Monday, January 18, 2021
All day

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Hosted by the National Farmers Union, this conference will not only prepare attendees for success in agriculture, but it will also provide them with their own network of women farmers and ranchers they can reach out to throughout the year. Farmers, policy makers, educators, and specialists will present on a number of subjects, including business management, marketing, farm safety, leadership, and more.

Location:
Virtual conference

Contact:
National Farmers Union / (202) 554-1600 /

https://national-farmers-union-womens-conference.heysummit.com/#

 

Online event 

Monday, January 18, 2021 through Tuesday, January 19, 2021
All day

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For the third instalment of the annual Regional Peer-to-Peer Convening, the Central Appalachian Network (CAN) will be hosting a virtual conference with the theme of Bending not Breaking: Appalachian Resilience in Uncertain Times.

2021 Convening Objectives:

- Inform and advance collaborative regional strategies

- Cultivate peer-to-peer sharing, learning & capacity building

- Encourage attendees to engage with & make progress on cross-cutting, big picture issues

- Expand connections, relationships, trust, and partnerships across the broader Appalachian transition movement

Location:
Virtual conference

Contact:
Andrew Crosson / 828-552-3231 /

https://www.cannetwork.org/2021-can-regional-peer-to-peer-convening/

 

Online event 

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

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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 19, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Presented by the Ohio State University's Virtual High Tunnel and Season Extension School, this session will be tailored towards beginners and will focus on how to start a high tunnel production system.

Location:
Virtual conference

Contact:
Matt Kleinhenz / 330-263-3810 /

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

 

Online event 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 through Saturday, January 23, 2021
Various

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EcoFarm is an essential networking and educational hub for ecologically-minded farmers, ranchers, and all who work to support their success in growing a healthy and just food system and world.

Presented by the Ecological Farming Association, EcoFarm Conference will feature inspiring keynotes, educational workshops, skill-building pre-conferences, extensive networking, and a virtual trade show where you can connect with exhibitors.

Location:
Virtual conference

Contact:
Ecological Farming Association / (831)-763-2111 /

https://eco-farm.org/conference?fbclid=IwAR3A4FrwE8TXnD1siH7T_VlqjThCHA74SZn01nFiYADdw-c2O1M67AhI0yY

 

Online event 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
11:00 am - 11:45 am

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This online event hosted by OSU delves into considerations for different types of manure, and how to interpret and apply manure analysis results. 

Location:
Online event

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

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

 

Online event 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
7:00 pm

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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 to center racial equity in policy and advocacy campaigns.

Location:
Virtual conference

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

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-webinar-series-racial-equity-and-policy-tickets-132886295487

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 through Thursday, January 21, 2021
All day

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Are you a full service restaurant, deli or meat processor, or risk Level 3 or 4 Food Service Operation? ACEnet (Appalachian Center for Economic Networks) is offering a 2-day virtual ServSafe Food Protection Manager Training and Certification on January 20th and 21st.

Registration is $100 for ACEnet members, $125 for non-members and will include:
- 2-day virtual training
- Slideshow presentation style including video presentations
- Testing materials will be provided

Location:
Virtual conference

Contact:
Adam Kody / 740-592-3854 Ext. 11 /

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=8m9y4fiab&oeidk=a07ehgsjq07b26e036a

 

Online training 

Thursday, January 21, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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This is a 3-hour educational course that covers good agricultural practices or
GAPs. GAPs trainings provide growers with the knowledge and tools needed to implement on farm best management practices to reduce food safety hazards and the risk of on-farm produce contamination. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training.

Location:
Online event

Contact:
Ohio State CarmenZoom / 614-688-4357 /

https://go.osu.edu/gapstraining1-21

 

Online event 

Thursday, January 21, 2021
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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In this webinar, Kara Kroeger, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist, will discuss how you can manage your pastures with regenerative methods to beneficially influence the health of your livestock and the ecosystem by fostering biodiversity both above and below ground.

Location:
Virtual conference

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

https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EF57DC86864D39

 

Online event 

Thursday, January 21, 2021 through Saturday, January 23, 2021
All day

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This year's conference will include practical, farmer-led sessions, roundtables and moderated panels on the issues that matter to you and your farm, plus more, all from the comfort of your home.

Location:
Virtual conference

Contact:
Practical Farmers of Iowa / 515-232-5661 /

https://practicalfarmers.org/events/annual-conference/2021-annual-conference/

 

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

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

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