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May
27
Wed
POSTPONED: Grassfed Exchange 2020 Conference @ Fort Worth, TX (Will Rogers Memorial Center)
May 27 – May 29 all-day
POSTPONED: Grassfed Exchange 2020 Conference @ Fort Worth, TX (Will Rogers Memorial Center)

The Grassfed Exchange 2020 conference runs May 27-29 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Who Should Attend

Regenerative Producers

  • Our mission is to help producers understand the possibility of managing and finishing cattle correctly on grass and to produce the best quality beef and dairy products possible that also ensures consistency of quality within the industry.
  • Learn how to produce the highest quality beef and dairy products using 100% grass-based production models.
  • Learn how to employ regenerative production practices that can rapidly improve your soil’s health and organic matter.
  • Learn from experienced producers on how to implement stacked enterprises and direct marketing models to create value-added profit centers on your farm.
  • Hear directly from authors, food bloggers, and top chefs that represent an entire movement of consumers that value regenerative food production practices.

Sustainable Food Supporters

  • We desire to educate consumers on the health benefits of grass-fed beef, not only as it pertains to our own health, but also on the positive impact grass-fed beef production has on the health of our planet.
  • Learn how human health is rooted in soil, plant, and animal health.
  • Tour local farms and see first-hand how they produce nourishing, pasture-based foods.
  • Take advantage of the unique opportunity to network with other families who want access to healthy foods.
  • Enjoy a farm-to-fork banquet dinner prepared by local chefs.

For more information or to register, visit the conference website or contact Kathy Richburg by email or phone (256-996-3142).

Jun
3
Wed
Webinar: USDA Urban Agriculture Grants @ online
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Webinar: USDA Urban Agriculture Grants @ online

This webinar will provide an overview of the USDA’s urban agriculture grants.  It will cover the Urban Agriculture and Innovation Production (UAIP) Competitive Grants Program’s purpose, project types, eligibility, and basic requirements for the submission of an application.

The newly established UAIP program supports the development of urban agriculture and innovative production activities by funding Planning Projects and Implementation Projects led by nonprofit organizations, local or Tribal governments, and schools that serve any of the grades K-12 in areas of the United States.

There is approximately $1 million available for Planning Projects and $2 million for Implementation Projects. This is the first grant cycle for UAIP. The purpose of Planning Projects is to support the development of projects that will either initiate or build upon or expand the efforts of farmers, gardeners, citizens, government officials, schools, and other stakeholders in urban areas and suburbs. The purpose of Implementation Projects is to accelerate existing and emerging models of urban, indoor, and other agricultural practices that serve multiple farmers or gardeners.

To register for the webinar, visit the registration webpage.  For additional information, or to apply for the grant, visit www.farmers.gov/urban, or email Michele Devaney.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) is posted on Grants.gov. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 6, 2020.

 

Jun
6
Sat
POSTPONED: Growing Season Fire Workshop @ Ames
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Oklahoma Prescribed Burn Association (OPBA) is hosting this growing season fire workshop. More details will be announced closer to the time of the workshop.

For more information, check back at the online event listing, or contact the OPBA.


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