The Field Notes October 2020 issue covers renewed federal coronavirus aid to farmers, container-grown tomatoes, bee-killing pesticides, online trainings, and more. Read on!
Join these OSU beginning farmer workshops and tours to explore beginning a farm operation. Learn about risk management and how to begin farmer training for livestock production, with an emphasis on cattle, small livestock, and alternative operations such as poultry.
The $25 registration fee covers all three events. Limit 45 members per class.
For more information or to register, contact Joshua Campbell by email or phone (405-713-1125).
The 2020 Farm & Food Leadership Conference goes virtual, with regular sessions Monday and Tuesday, October 26-27.
This unique conference focuses on the policies and regulations affecting farms and food, as well as the latest developments in sustainable agriculture. Whether you are a farmer, consumer, chef, local foods business owner, or nonprofit advocate, you will find useful information and tools to help support the growth of the local and sustainable food movement.
While the face-to-face interaction will be missed, there are several advantages to hosting this event online, including:
- Greater ability to attract top-notch national speakers who might otherwise not be able to participate.
- The opportunity for people to attend from anywhere, as distance and travel are no longer a barrier.
- Access to recordings of all sessions will be available to attendees for one full year at no additional charge. That means you won’t have to make that difficult choice between two sessions that run at the same time. Attend one in real time and watch the other later!
Although held virtually this year, this will be as close to an in-person experience as possible, including an Q&A time in each session, a keynote address, a choice of topic-specific sessions during each time slot, and the ability to have conversations with other attendees, even days before and after the Conference.
The Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International, and the American Grassfed Association collaborate each year to convene ranchers, farmers, conservationists, land managers, scientists, medical professionals, nutritionists, students, educators, and others to share knowledge, build community, and create a culture of resilience and regeneration. In response to impacts from the coronavirus pandemic and the call for meaningful action towards racial justice, the Regenerate 2020 conference will be an online, month-long series of plenary presentations, roundtable discussions, and practical workshops—October 26 through November 20—to collectively imagine and define a path for Resilience in Times of Uncertainty.
For more information or to register, visit the Regnerate 2020 conference webpage.