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Jan
22
Wed
Southern SAWG 2020 Conference @ Little Rock, AR
Jan 22 – Jan 25 all-day
Southern SAWG 2020 Conference @ Little Rock, AR

Little Rock, located between the fertile Delta and the beautiful Ozarks, is a growing hot spot for the local foods movement and is a natural fit for the Southern SAWG 2020 conference.

The SSAWG conference provides a forum to learn about sustainable farming techniques and marketing strategies, community food systems, and federal farm policies and programs that promote sustainable agriculture. This event also provides producers, researchers, information providers, concerned consumers, and community organizers the opportunity to build networks, strengthen alliances, and celebrate the achievements of Southern sustainable farmers.

The conference is loaded with practical information tailored for those in the South producing organic and sustainable food on a commercial scale and for those in the region working to improve local food systems. All conference sessions, pre-conference courses, and field trips will be led by successful producers and well-respected educators and organizers from around the region with extensive knowledge and, more importantly, practical experience.

Full details on the Southern SAWG 2020 Conference will be available soon.

Jan
27
Mon
NCAT Pastured Poultry Webinar
Jan 27 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
NCAT Pastured Poultry Webinar

Each of these 3-hour NCAT pastured poultry webinars covers a different aspect of beginning pastured/free-range poultry farming and includes talks from various experts in the field.

Participants will be provided a link to join in live and participate via a Zoom Video Conference.

For more information or to register, visit the workshop webpage or contact Ann Baier by email or phone (530-792-7338).

  • Monday, January 6, 4:30-7:30pm: Husbandry, Pasture Management, and Rotational Systems
  • Tuesday, January 14, 4:30-:30pm: Pastured Poultry Farm Economics and Marketing
  • Wednesday, January 22, 4:30-7:30pm: Alternative Poultry Species & Animal Welfare
  • Monday, January 27, 4:30-7:30pm: Feed and Nutrition for Pastured Poultry
  • Thursday, January 30, 4:30-7:30pm: Egg Quality and Review of Useful Poultry Production
Jan
28
Tue
No-Till on the Plains Winter Conference 2019 @ Wichita, KS (Century II Convention Center)
Jan 28 – Jan 29 all-day
No-Till on the Plains Winter Conference 2019 @ Wichita, KS (Century II Convention Center)

The No-till on the Plains Winter Conference 2019, in Wichita, Kansas, features an expert lineup of soil health speakers.

Topics

  • Soil biology
  • Nutrient management
  • Holistic management
  • Diverse crop rotations
  • Crop protection
  • Mixing range and crop land management
  • Production efficiency-dollars per acre
  • Livestock grazing and management

For more information or to register, visit the conference website, or contact Steve Swaffar by email or phone (785-210-4549).

U.S. Composting Council Conference & Tradeshow @ Charleston, SC (Charleston Area Convention Center)
Jan 28 – Jan 31 all-day
U.S. Composting Council Conference & Tradeshow @ Charleston, SC (Charleston Area Convention Center)

The US Composting Council advances compost manufacturing, compost utilization,
and organics recycling to benefit its members, society, and the environment.

100+ Fantastic Exhibitors and Equipment Demonstrators to Get to Know
75+ Workshops, Tours, and Sessions That Regenerate Your Enthusiasm
30+ Hours of Networking to Renew Your Passion

For more information or to register, visit the conference website or contact Emily Kahn by email or phone (703-855-4310).

Jan
30
Thu
NCAT Pastured Poultry Webinar
Jan 30 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
NCAT Pastured Poultry Webinar

Each of these 3-hour NCAT pastured poultry webinars covers a different aspect of beginning pastured/free-range poultry farming and includes talks from various experts in the field.

Participants will be provided a link to join in live and participate via a Zoom Video Conference.

For more information or to register, visit the workshop webpage or contact Ann Baier by email or phone (530-792-7338).

  • Monday, January 6, 4:30-7:30pm: Husbandry, Pasture Management, and Rotational Systems
  • Tuesday, January 14, 4:30-:30pm: Pastured Poultry Farm Economics and Marketing
  • Wednesday, January 22, 4:30-7:30pm: Alternative Poultry Species & Animal Welfare
  • Monday, January 27, 4:30-7:30pm: Feed and Nutrition for Pastured Poultry
  • Thursday, January 30, 4:30-7:30pm: Egg Quality and Review of Useful Poultry Production

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