Calendar

Mar
8
Wed
Weed Management in Rotational Organic No-Tillage Systems (webinar) @ online
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Weed Management in Rotational Organic No-Tillage Systems (webinar) @ online

In this free webinar, Rodale Institute research scientist Dr. Madhav Dhakal will discuss integrated weed management tactics in rotational organic no-tillage systems with a focus on cover crop utilization, crop rotation, and diversification in organic row crops and forage systems. Dr. Dhakal’s current research investigates soybean row configurations and plant density, the effect of electrocution on weed dynamics in cover crop-based no-till soybean, and cover crop management in the spring.

Weed control in organic agriculture remains a major and enduring challenge and barrier to organic transition. The traditional way of managing weeds is tillage, but it has several environmental concerns.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage, or contact the Rodale Institute by email or phone (610-683-1400).

Mar
9
Thu
Growing Hope: Practical Tools for Our Changing Climate @ online
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Growing Hope: Practical Tools for Our Changing Climate @ online

Join NCAT’s third annual national conference, “Growing Hope: Practical Tools for Our Changing Climate,” online Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 28 – March 16. This free virtual convening will feature renowned speakers and showcase farm stories that make the connection between our changing climate, healthy soils, farm productivity, and resilience.

You will hear from farmers and ranchers who are producing food, fiber, and fuel in ways that restore and maintain landscape health and mitigate greenhouse gases. You will hear from producers who have come to understand the centrality of carbon to agroecosystems. You will share stories of people coming together to support each other in challenging times.

The conference will leave you with an understanding of climate beneficial agriculture and actions you can take on your own land to make your farm and your local community resilient in the long term.

For more information or to register, visit the conference webpage, or contact Emilie Ritter by email or phone (800-346-9140).

Getting New Farms ‘Up and Running’ (webinar) @ online
Mar 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
Getting New Farms 'Up and Running' (webinar) @ online

Join Southern SARE in this virtual Questions in Sustainability happy hour discussion with David Redhage, Paul Vincelli and guest organic farmer Jesse Frost, focusing on his approach to getting new farms up and running to a productive state.

For more information, visit the event webpage, or contact DaraMonifah Cooper by email or phone (770-229-3100).

Mar
14
Tue
Growing Hope: Practical Tools for Our Changing Climate @ online
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Growing Hope: Practical Tools for Our Changing Climate @ online

Join NCAT’s third annual national conference, “Growing Hope: Practical Tools for Our Changing Climate,” online Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 28 – March 16. This free virtual convening will feature renowned speakers and showcase farm stories that make the connection between our changing climate, healthy soils, farm productivity, and resilience.

You will hear from farmers and ranchers who are producing food, fiber, and fuel in ways that restore and maintain landscape health and mitigate greenhouse gases. You will hear from producers who have come to understand the centrality of carbon to agroecosystems. You will share stories of people coming together to support each other in challenging times.

The conference will leave you with an understanding of climate beneficial agriculture and actions you can take on your own land to make your farm and your local community resilient in the long term.

For more information or to register, visit the conference webpage, or contact Emilie Ritter by email or phone (800-346-9140).

Mar
15
Wed
Exploration of Rodale Institute’s Food Access Models (webinar) @ online
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Exploration of Rodale Institute’s Food Access Models (webinar) @ online

Have you or your community ever considered partnering with a local, regenerative organic farm in order to implement a food access program to increase your community’s food security and overall health? This webinar will explore the various food access models that Rodale Institute has operated since 2012. Such models are underserved community farmers markets, community supported agriculture programs, mobile farmers markets and produce prescription programs. Please join Jesse Barrett of Rodale Institute to examine each of these models and how they may be implemented in your community.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage, or contact the Rodale Institute by email or phone (610-683-1400).

Mar
16
Thu
Growing Hope: Practical Tools for Our Changing Climate @ online
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Growing Hope: Practical Tools for Our Changing Climate @ online

Join NCAT’s third annual national conference, “Growing Hope: Practical Tools for Our Changing Climate,” online Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 28 – March 16. This free virtual convening will feature renowned speakers and showcase farm stories that make the connection between our changing climate, healthy soils, farm productivity, and resilience.

You will hear from farmers and ranchers who are producing food, fiber, and fuel in ways that restore and maintain landscape health and mitigate greenhouse gases. You will hear from producers who have come to understand the centrality of carbon to agroecosystems. You will share stories of people coming together to support each other in challenging times.

The conference will leave you with an understanding of climate beneficial agriculture and actions you can take on your own land to make your farm and your local community resilient in the long term.

For more information or to register, visit the conference webpage, or contact Emilie Ritter by email or phone (800-346-9140).

Mar
20
Mon
National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Poster Contest – Submissions Open
Mar 20 all-day
National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Poster Contest - Submissions Open

Submissions for the National Association of Conservation Districts 2023 Poster Contest “One Water” will begin February 20, 2023.  Winners will be announced during NACD’s Annual Meeting in February 2024.

The annual NACD and NACD Auxiliary Poster Contest provides students from kindergarten through 12th grade the chance to have their art displayed as part of a national conservation outreach initiative. Each year, the winning posters reflect NACD’s annual Stewardship theme and highlight the work of conservation districts and their state conservation associations, auxiliaries and agencies to protect and enhance natural resources. The contest starts at the district level; winners advance to the state level, and then to the national level, where they receive recognition at NACD’s annual meeting.

The poster contest is open to public, private, and home-schooled students. The top three posters in each category of the national contest will receive monetary prizes. First-place winners will receive $200; second place winners will receive $150 and third place winners will receive $100. The NACD Auxiliary – through their quilt project proceeds, the Country Store at the NACD Annual Meeting and individual donors – sponsor prizes at the national level.

The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2023.

For more information or to submit an entry, visit the contest webpage, or contact NACD by email or phone (202-547-6223).

Mar
21
Tue
Backyard Chickens 101 @ Jones (Jones Library)
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Backyard Chickens 101 @ Jones (Jones Library)

Have you ever wanted to raise chickens in your own backyard, but don’t know how to get started? Now is the time to learn! The Jones Library will be hosting the Backyard Chickens event for those looking to start. Presenter Joshua Campbell will discuss housing options, care, food options, and much more!

For more information, visit the event webpage, or contact the Jones Library by email or phone (405-399-5471).

Mar
22
Wed
Soil Testing: Let’s Create a Plan of Attack (webinar) @ online
Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Soil Testing: Let’s Create a Plan of Attack (webinar) @ online

Taking a soil test is a staple in helping broadcast your soils’ health and fertility. In this free webinar, Rodale Institute Organic Consultant Sage Dennis will go over how to take a soil test, how to interpret a soil test, and how to enact a plan to successfully address soil fertility. This presentation is designed to benefit everyone from aspiring farmers to veteran growers.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage, or contact the Rodale Institute by email or phone (610-683-1400).

Mar
23
Thu
Build Out Your ATV Fencing Rig (workshop) @ Sulphur (Bergman Ranch)
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Build Out Your ATV Fencing Rig (workshop) @ Sulphur (Bergman Ranch)

Plan to bring your own ATV on site to this free workshop (with lunch, and steel, provided) for fitting out the basic steel frame. The Bergen Ranch cowboys have been successfully working off a one-man pasture fencing system from their ATV’s and are excited to work with you in creating an optimal system for your needs.

For more information or to register, visit the registration page, or contact the Bergen Ranch by email or phone (405-253-1200).

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