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Hosted by FACT: Food Animal Concerns Trust 

Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM est.

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This webinar will cover the adolescent behavior problems commonly exhibited by livestock guardian dogs, including tips for observing and identifying the good and bad physical signs and signals, troubleshooting, and problem solving. It will also provide guidance for dealing with other family or herding dogs, as well as discuss poultry guarding and the challenges associated with it.

Our presenter, Jan Dohner, is an author and researcher who lives on her small family farm in Michigan. Jan has over 40 years of hands on experience using livestock guardians for predator control and is the author of Livestock Guardians. This webinar is part three of a three part series on livestock guardian animals.

Please visit this link to register: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED55D78383463B

Location:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)- Webinar
3525 West Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

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

https://foodanimalconcernstrust.org/webinars/

 

Online Conference hosted by National Farmers Union 

Monday, December 3, 2018 through Thursday, December 6, 2018
All Day Online Conference. Please refer to schedule for listing of beginning and end times.

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Please join NFU for the 2018 Growing for the Future Online Conference. This is a FREE four-day online conference focused on developing agricultural leaders from all backgrounds. This annual, nationally focused online conference provides an opportunity for beginning farmers to acquire the skills they need to run a successful operation.

The conference will highlight leaders in the field of agriculture and focus on building a network for beginning farmers and ranchers throughout the country. This conference will give you the opportunity to network with other farmers and ranchers, interact with speakers, and participate in professional development opportunities remotely. A variety of topics will be covered including business planning, cooperatives, ecosystem services, women and veterans in farming, food safety, and much more!

For more information about Growing for the Future, please visit:
https://nfu.org/growing-for-the-future/

Location:
National Farmers Union: Online Conference
20 F Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20001

Contact:
Emma Lindberg: NFU Education Coordinator / (202) 554-1600 /

https://secure.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=5093&evt=NFU18-1&t=1536090436005&t=15407634

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
1:30-3:00 p.m. EST

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"You don't know enough to know what you need to know." This recent recollection by a farmer after their encounter with a more experienced one reminds us that the questions matter. Much is said, written, and claimed about Soil Balancing but all is still not clear about it. If there is to be a more useful knowledge base about Soil Balancing—shared by farmers, consultants, and researchers alike—new questions and new ways of addressing them must be shared and accepted by many. Join The Ohio State University to discuss and shape where investigations of Soil Balancing should go next and how.

This is the third and final Conference Call-in event on the topic of Soil Balancing. Each call-in will bring together a panel of growers, agricultural advisors, and researchers to share their perspectives and experiences.

Anyone with an interest in this topic may call in to listen to the conversation or may contribute questions or comments of their own before, during, or after the event. For more details or to register, visit: https://offer.osu.edu/SB-call-in

What is Soil Balancing:
Soil Balancing is an approach to soil management which is practiced widely by organic farmers, but is relatively untested by research. A multidisciplinary team at Ohio State is working to develop a more complete and widely shared understanding of soil balancing. Efforts include documenting effects on crops and soils when soil balancing is used, and gathering insight on the ways soil balancing is understood and practiced among researchers, farmers, and consultants.

Location:
Webinar: The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
1680 Madison Ave
Wooster, OH 44691

Once registered, you will receive call-in instructions by email. Dial in the day of the broadcast to listen live to the conversation. Participants may send in questions before, during, and after each scheduled conversation.

Contact:
Matthew Kleinhenz / 330-263-3810 /

https://offer.osu.edu/SB-call-in

 

Hosted by FACT: Food Animal Concerns Trust 

Monday, January 7, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM est.

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Join FACT to learn practical strategies for protecting your flock from predators such as raccoons, foxes, and birds of prey. This webinar will help you identify threatening species through tracks, scat, and the damage they leave behind. By understanding how predators think and behave, where and how they live, and how they attack and kill prey, you'll be able to interpret the potential threats. Nonlethal methods for prevention and protection will be discussed.

Our presenter, Jan Dohner, is an author and researcher who lives on her small family farm in Michigan. Jan has over 40 years of hands on experience using livestock guardians for predator control and is the author of The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators.

Please visit this link to register: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED55D78285493F

Location:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)- Webinar
3525 West Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

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

https://foodanimalconcernstrust.org/webinars/

 

Hosted by FACT: Food Animal Concerns Trust 

Monday, January 14, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM est.

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Join FACT to learn practical strategies to keep your cattle, goats, and sheep safe from predators such as coyotes, larger predators, as well as roaming dogs and birds of prey. This webinar will help you identify threatening species through tracks, scat, and the damage they leave behind. Nonlethal methods for prevention and protection will be discussed.

Our presenter, Jan Dohner, is an author and researcher who lives on her small family farm in Michigan. Jan has over 40 years of hands on experience using livestock guardians for predator control and is the author of The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators.

Please visit this link to register: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED55D78285473F

Location:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)- Webinar
3525 West Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

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

https://foodanimalconcernstrust.org/webinars/

 

Hosted by FACT: Food Animal Concerns Trust 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM est.

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The New Zealand method is an efficient and low-stress way to shear sheep. It also helps maintain the best possible quality of wool to be used for production. Join FACT to learn an overview of the technique, the tools, and the importance of shearing in the humane treatment of fiber bearing animals. This presentation will focus primarily on sheep shearing, but will also touch on animals such as alpacas and llamas.

Our presenter, Amber Van Hove, is the owner of Barnhart Fields Farm in Washington State where she raises Shetland sheep for wool. Amber is a certified national sheep shearer and runs Northwest Shearing where she provides shearing services to local flocks and hobby farms.

Please visit this link to register: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED56DF8084463A

Location:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)- Webinar
3525 West Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

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

https://foodanimalconcernstrust.org/webinars/

 

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