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Jun
21
Mon
Pollinator Power Party @ online
Jun 21 – Jun 26 all-day
Pollinator Power Party @ online

Join the world’s largest virtual party celebrating pollinators! Every day from June 21-25, the Pollinator Power Party features a different virtual session on some aspect of pollinator biology and conservation:

 

 

 

 

 

(All sessions run from 2:00 – 3:30 Central Time.)

For more information or to register, visit the event website, or contact Jessica Fox by email or phone (650-855-2138).

Pressure Canning @ Oklahoma City (OSU Extension Conference Center)
Jun 21 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Pressure Canning @ Oklahoma City (OSU Extension Conference Center)

Learn how use pressure canning to safely and properly preserve fresh foods like vegetables and meats to enjoy year-round! This 3-1/2 hour, low-cost workshop walks participants through home food processing techniques. Space is limited.

For more information or to register, visit the workshop webpage, or contact Janet Birchall by email or phone (405-713-1125).

Grant Application Deadline: Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) @ n/a
Jun 21 @ 11:59 pm
Grant Application Deadline: Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) @ n/a

The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), administered by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, funds projects that develop, coordinate, and expand direct producer-to-consumer markets to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products.

Supported activities may include developing, coordinating, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, online sales, or other direct producer-to-consumer (including direct producer-to-retail, direct producer-to-restaurant, and direct producer-to-institutional marketing) market opportunities.

A 10% or a 25% match is required. Eligible applicants include local governments, nonprofits, agricultural businesses and cooperatives, and others. Approximately $38.5 million will be available to fund FMPP applications.

Applications are due by June 21, 2021.

For more information or to apply, visit the program website, or contact Dewell Paez-Delgado by email or phone (202-720-0933).

Jun
22
Tue
Reinstalling Native Habitat on Private Property in the West (Webinar) @ online
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm
Reinstalling Native Habitat on Private Property in the West (Webinar) @ online

Join this free webinar to learn about reinstalling native habitat on private property in the west.

The webinar is free, but registration is required. You will receive additional details about participating in the webinar in a follow up email one day prior to the webinar.

For more information or to register, visit the registration page or contact Monarch Joint Venture.

This is a collaborative effort between the Monarch Joint Venture and the National Conservation Training Center.

Jun
23
Wed
Remote Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course @ online
Jun 23 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Remote Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course @ online

This Producer Safety Alliance training will be held online via Zoom. Attendees must be in attendance during the entire class (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) to receive the class completion certificate. This certificate is recognized by the FDA and Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry as proof that a covered produce farm has taken an approved training course as required in the FDA Produce Safety Rule.

Attendees will learn good agricultural practices that can help prevent making people sick with foodborne pathogens like E. coli O157:H7 or Salmonella from the consumption of raw produce from your farm. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that any produce farmer attend one of these classes regardless of farm size.

The cost is $25, and you will need to register for the class at least a week in advance to allow time to mail you the class materials.

For more information or to register, visit the registration page or contact Karen Smith by email or phone (405-744-6277).


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