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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Offering intensive classes can be a great way to build capacity in other producers and share your wealth of knowledge. Presenters will be Karen Kopf of Kopf Canyon Ranch in Idaho and Paul Dorrance of Pastured Providence Farmstead in Ohio. Karen hosts an annual "Goat Academy" conference in conjunction with Palouse Goat Guild at a local fairground and Paul runs a weekend-long "Farm School" every spring.

They will share the challenges, rewards, and lessons lessons they have experienced from their years running successful educational events for farmers. They will also discuss considerations for the registration process, pricing, advertising and promotion, programming, and evaluation.

Location:
online webinar

Contact:
Larissa McKenna / (773) 525-4952 /

https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EE51DB86834930

 

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Join FACT and grazing expert Sarah Flack for part 1 of a 3-part series on pasture management strategies. This session will focus on the soil and plant perspective.

Each session in this series requires a separate registration.


What can be learned from studying grazing systems which have been successful for decades? What do the plants in your pastures need so they can thrive, and become more productive and higher quality over time? This session will look at the practical application of basic guidelines of good grazing management and pasture ecosystem monitoring, based on plant physiology and soil health.

Sarah Flack, author of The Art and Science of Grazing, & Organic Dairy Production, is a nationally known speaker & consultant on grazing and organic livestock. She grew up on a Vermont family farm that used management-intensive grazing and mob stocking, later studying pasture management at the University of VT. Her approach as a consultant, writer and speaker is to take a practical approach to applying the science of grazing. Sarah has successfully helped many farmers create positive change in their pastures, soils, livestock, finances, and farm-family quality of life.

Location:
online webinar

Contact:
Larissa McKenna / (773) 525-4952 /

https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EE52DF85824E3C

 

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Thursday, February 13, 2020
2:00pm

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Fraudulent imports have been undercutting U.S. organic farmers. U.S. organic farmers and consumers deserve better protection from the government. Join OFA for an overview of United States organic corn and soy production and how imports affect these crops.

Location:
online webinar

Contact:
Organic Farmers Association / (610) 683-1400 /

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Join FACT and grazing expert Sarah Flack for part 2 of a 3 part series on pasture management strategies. This session will focus on the livestock perspective.

Each session in this series requires a separate registration.

Sarah Flack, author of The Art and Science of Grazing, & Organic Dairy Production, is a nationally known speaker & consultant on grazing and organic livestock. She grew up on a Vermont family farm that used management-intensive grazing and mob stocking, later studying pasture management at the University of VT. Her approach as a consultant, writer & speaker is to take a practical approach to applying the science of grazing. Sarah has successfully helped many farmers create positive change in their pastures, soils, livestock, finances, & farm-family quality of life.

Location:
online webinar

Contact:
Larissa McKenna / (773) 525-4952 /

https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EE52DF85824D3F

 

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
12-1:30 p.m.

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Are you interested in organic certification, but not sure where to start? Join Julia Barton, OEFFA Sustainable Agriculture Educator, and other interested farmers on a lunchtime webinar to learn about the certification process, costs, basic standards, and timeline. There will be a presentation followed by plenty of time for discussion and questions, so please bring yours!

Location:
Free online webinar

Contact:
Rachel Tayse / 614-947-1633 /

http://tinyurl.com/oeffatransitionwebinar

 

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Join FACT and grazing expert Sarah Flack for part 3 of a 3 part series on strategies for pasture management. This session will discuss tools and strategies for pasture improvement.

Each session in this series requires a separate registration.

Sarah Flack, author of The Art and Science of Grazing, & Organic Dairy Production, is a nationally known speaker & consultant on grazing and organic livestock. She grew up on a Vermont family farm that used management-intensive grazing and mob stocking, later studying pasture management at the University of VT. Her approach as a consultant, writer & speaker is to take a practical approach to applying the science of grazing. Sarah has successfully helped many farmers create positive change in their pastures, soils, livestock, finances, & farm-family quality of life.

Location:
online webinar

Contact:
Larissa McKenna / (773) 525-4952 /

https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EE52DF85824C3E

 

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Back by popular demand, Lee Rinehart of NCAT/ATTRA will discuss how to manage your pigs and poultry in a rotational grazing system to benefit the health of the land and of the animals. Lee Rinehart is an agriculture program specialist with ATTRA serving the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Location:
online webinar

Contact:
Larissa McKenna / (773) 525-4952 /

https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EE51D68884493B

 

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Knowing your cost of production makes it possible to set prices with confidence and allows a farmer to assess various livestock enterprises, different marketing channels, and actively manage their farm business for profit . . . a vital component of sustainability. The challenge on many farms is record keeping and having a system to compile those costs so that a producer is making sure to include all costs, including overhead, marketing, labor (including the farmer-owner's labor) and production costs. Join this webinar to learn about Livestock Compass, a comprehensive Excel spreadsheet tool to help livestock producers measure profitability and identify ways to improve financial outcomes.


After working with many growers on the development and use of Veggie Compass, a spreadsheet tool designed for diversified, fresh-market vegetable growers, the University of Wisconsin has developed a tool for livestock producers called the Livestock Compass. Presenters John Hendrickson and Jim Munsch will review the concept and function of this valuable new tool, demonstrating how it works to measure financial results for the totality of a livestock operation.



John Hendrickson works at the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems at the University of Wisconsin. His primary activities include coordinating training programs for beginning farmers, developing tools and programs to enhance farm financial viability, and research and outreach on specialty crop production, marketing, and farm management. He has also owned and managed his own farm since 1999.


Jim Munsch is the original designer of the Livestock Compass tool and is also a grass-fed beef producer.

Location:
online webinar

Contact:
Larissa McKenna / (773) 525-4952 /

https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EE51D68883473C

 

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Several tree species including willow, poplar, and black locust have been extensively researched and found to offer exciting opportunities in silvopasture systems. Participants will learn about the medicinal and feed values these trees can offer ruminant livestock, and methods for managing them on the landscape.

The presenter will be Steve Gabriel from Wellspring Forest Farm in NY. He is also an agroforestry extension specialist for the Cornell Small Farm Program.

Location:
online webinar

Contact:
Larissa McKenna / (773) 525-4952 /

https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EE51D88785493C

 

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