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Jan
31
Tue
Rural Energy for America Program Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants (application deadline)
Jan 31 all-day
Rural Energy for America Program Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants (application deadline)

The Rural Energy for America Program Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants provides grants for energy audits and renewable energy development assistance (REDA) to eligible agricultural producers and rural small businesses. This program helps promote American energy independence by increasing the private sector supply of renewable energy and decreasing the demand for energy through energy efficiency improvements. Over time, these investments can also help lower energy costs for small businesses
and agricultural producers.

For more information or to apply, visit the program website, or contact Brian Wiles by email or phone (405-742-1060).

Feb
13
Mon
Beginning Farmer Summit @ Ames, IA
Feb 13 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Beginning Farmer Summit @ Ames, IA

Practical Farmers of Iowa invites all beginning farmers and landowners to the annual Beginning Farmer Summit for an opportunity to reconnect with friends and peers and make new acquaintances. The event is free, and farmers from all enterprises are encouraged to attend.

Registration is required and open online until Feb. 8.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage, or contact Greg Padget by email or phone (515-232-5661).

Feb
14
Tue
Southern Cover Crops Conference @ Baton Rouge, LA
Feb 14 – Feb 15 all-day
Southern Cover Crops Conference @ Baton Rouge, LA

The Southern Cover Crops Council is hosting the Southern Cover Crops Conference to help farmers adopt and improve cover crop management.

For more information or to register, visit the conference webpage, or contact Lisa Fultz by email or phone (225-578-1344).

Feb
16
Thu
Georgia Organics Conference & Expo @ Perry, GA
Feb 16 – Feb 18 all-day
Georgia Organics Conference & Expo @ Perry, GA

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, Georgia Organics will once again its conference for farmers, community advocates, equity activists, and climate leaders. Over three packed days, attendees will build and reinvigorate the connections that lead to impactful collaborations for Georgia’s food system.

For more information or to register, visit the conference webpage, or contact Georgia Organics by email or phone (678-702-0400).

Feb
18
Sat
Mother Earth News Fair – Texas @ Belton, TX
Feb 18 – Feb 19 all-day
Mother Earth News Fair – Texas @ Belton, TX | Topeka | Kansas | United States

The Mother Earth News Fair offers an array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance. Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

Each MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR features:

  • Workshops from the leading authorities on organic gardening, food preservation, homesteading and livestock, green building, and natural health
  • Regional and national exhibitors featuring sustainable products and services
  • Off-Stage demos with topics ranging from hands-on seed saving to building mud houses to heritage breed livestock
  • Inspirational keynotes, food, and kids’ programming.

For more information or to register, visit the Mother Earth News Fair – Texas website, or contact the Fair organizers by email or phone (1-800-234-3368).

Feb
20
Mon
Dallas Inner-City Growers Summit @ Dallas, TX
Feb 20 – Feb 21 all-day
Dallas Inner-City Growers Summit @ Dallas, TX

The first ever Dallas Inner-City Growers’ Summit is a collaborative forum for producers and food system stakeholders looking to improve the way the region feeds itself. The summit features networking sessions, expert speakers, workshops, and more.

Collaborate with local food system practitioners to look at best practices across the country and internationally to work towards building a more sustainable and resilient food system in north Texas.

For more information or to register, visit the summit webpage, or contact Rabekha Siebert by email or phone (214-930-2122).

Mar
3
Fri
Agroforestry & USDA Webinar Series: NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program @ online
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Agroforestry & USDA Webinar Series: NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program @ online

USDA’s National Agroforestry Center is launching a free 10-part monthly webinar series to highlight how different USDA programs can be used to advance agroforestry adoption.

Each individual webinar will include two speakers and one USDA agency representative, as well as one program participant who has used that USDA program to enhance their agroforestry work.

Learn how USDA programs can be utilized to promote and support agroforestry establishment, management, research, and other efforts in your area.

For more information or to register, visit the program webpage.

Mar
26
Sun
American Solar Grazing Association Annual Meeting @ online
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
American Solar Grazing Association Annual Meeting @ online

At the American Solar Grazing Association annual meeting, you will learn about 2022 highlights, programming for 2023, and upcoming ASGA projects, as well as meet ASGA’s membership team and much more! ASGA members will also vote on candidates for the Board of Directors. Only ASGA members are eligible to vote for board members, but non-members are welcome to attend.

The meeting is free and online, but RSVP is required.

For more information or to RSVP, visit the event webpage, or email ASGA.

Apr
10
Mon
Home-based Food Entrepreneur Virtual National Conference @ online
Apr 10 – Apr 13 all-day
Home-based Food Entrepreneur Virtual National Conference @ online

This conference is designed to offer practical, actionable ideas and information from some of the leaders of the cottage food movement and from cottage food entrepreneurs who are running a successful, and profitable, business from their home kitchen.

The conference is for anyone and everyone who is operating or wants to start a home-based food enterprise. While it is true that each state has its own cottage food and/or food freedom law, this conference focuses on the many issues and challenges facing food business owners regardless of where they call home. As examples, the national conference will explore the differences between operating as a sole proprietor or LLC, how to take your marketing to the next level, ways to approach possible expansion into some form of commercially-licensed operation like a commercial kitchen rental or construction, and how to attract and grow your customer base. Of course, there will be opportunities to connect with others in your state, too.

On each day of the four day virtual (online) conference, a keynote will kick things off, followed by 3 practical workshops, each to include live question and answer sessions. This adds up to a great value of sixteen sessions and over nine hours of content — all hosted on the Whova conference platform that provides plenty of opportunities to engage with others attending. Prizes are even given away for the most Instagram-worthy product photos.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage, or contact Renewing the Countryside by email or phone (507-291-3663).

Apr
11
Tue
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Tour the Kerr Center @ Kerr Center | Poteau | Oklahoma | United States

Please note that, in cooperation with efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Kerr Center is currently offering tours by appointment only, and only outdoors. To request a tour, please contact us at least two weeks in advance by calling 918.647.9123 or emailing mailbox@kerrcenter.com (please put “public tour” in subject line).

(Under normal circumstances, guided tours are available one day each month, on the second Tuesday, April through September.)  During these tours, Kerr Center staff show visitors our current horticulture and livestock projects.

Tours go from 9-11 or 1-3 (approximate length),  and cost $10 per person.

Advance registration is required. Contact us a week in advance to let us know you are coming and whether you want to see horticulture or livestock projects or both.

Keep in mind that what is available to see varies according to season. When you call, we can let you know what is available to see. We want you to have the best possible experience!

Pay at the door. Tours begin at the Kerr Center office.

Click here for directions and map.

All other visits must be requested at least two weeks in advance. Groups are welcome.

Call the Kerr Center at 918.647.9123 or email mailbox@kerrcenter.com with “tour request” in the subject line to arrange a visit.

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