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Jan
22
Wed
Southern SAWG 2020 Conference @ Little Rock, AR
Jan 22 – Jan 25 all-day
Southern SAWG 2020 Conference @ Little Rock, AR

Little Rock, located between the fertile Delta and the beautiful Ozarks, is a growing hot spot for the local foods movement and is a natural fit for the Southern SAWG 2020 conference.

The SSAWG conference provides a forum to learn about sustainable farming techniques and marketing strategies, community food systems, and federal farm policies and programs that promote sustainable agriculture. This event also provides producers, researchers, information providers, concerned consumers, and community organizers the opportunity to build networks, strengthen alliances, and celebrate the achievements of Southern sustainable farmers.

The conference is loaded with practical information tailored for those in the South producing organic and sustainable food on a commercial scale and for those in the region working to improve local food systems. All conference sessions, pre-conference courses, and field trips will be led by successful producers and well-respected educators and organizers from around the region with extensive knowledge and, more importantly, practical experience.

Full details on the Southern SAWG 2020 Conference will be available soon.

Jan
27
Mon
NCAT Pastured Poultry Webinar
Jan 27 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
NCAT Pastured Poultry Webinar

Each of these 3-hour NCAT pastured poultry webinars covers a different aspect of beginning pastured/free-range poultry farming and includes talks from various experts in the field.

Participants will be provided a link to join in live and participate via a Zoom Video Conference.

For more information or to register, visit the workshop webpage or contact Ann Baier by email or phone (530-792-7338).

  • Monday, January 6, 4:30-7:30pm: Husbandry, Pasture Management, and Rotational Systems
  • Tuesday, January 14, 4:30-:30pm: Pastured Poultry Farm Economics and Marketing
  • Wednesday, January 22, 4:30-7:30pm: Alternative Poultry Species & Animal Welfare
  • Monday, January 27, 4:30-7:30pm: Feed and Nutrition for Pastured Poultry
  • Thursday, January 30, 4:30-7:30pm: Egg Quality and Review of Useful Poultry Production
Jan
28
Tue
No-Till on the Plains Winter Conference 2019 @ Wichita, KS (Century II Convention Center)
Jan 28 – Jan 29 all-day
No-Till on the Plains Winter Conference 2019 @ Wichita, KS (Century II Convention Center)

The No-till on the Plains Winter Conference 2019, in Wichita, Kansas, features an expert lineup of soil health speakers.

Topics

  • Soil biology
  • Nutrient management
  • Holistic management
  • Diverse crop rotations
  • Crop protection
  • Mixing range and crop land management
  • Production efficiency-dollars per acre
  • Livestock grazing and management

For more information or to register, visit the conference website, or contact Steve Swaffar by email or phone (785-210-4549).

U.S. Composting Council Conference & Tradeshow @ Charleston, SC (Charleston Area Convention Center)
Jan 28 – Jan 31 all-day
U.S. Composting Council Conference & Tradeshow @ Charleston, SC (Charleston Area Convention Center)

The US Composting Council advances compost manufacturing, compost utilization,
and organics recycling to benefit its members, society, and the environment.

100+ Fantastic Exhibitors and Equipment Demonstrators to Get to Know
75+ Workshops, Tours, and Sessions That Regenerate Your Enthusiasm
30+ Hours of Networking to Renew Your Passion

For more information or to register, visit the conference website or contact Emily Kahn by email or phone (703-855-4310).

Jan
30
Thu
NCAT Pastured Poultry Webinar
Jan 30 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
NCAT Pastured Poultry Webinar

Each of these 3-hour NCAT pastured poultry webinars covers a different aspect of beginning pastured/free-range poultry farming and includes talks from various experts in the field.

Participants will be provided a link to join in live and participate via a Zoom Video Conference.

For more information or to register, visit the workshop webpage or contact Ann Baier by email or phone (530-792-7338).

  • Monday, January 6, 4:30-7:30pm: Husbandry, Pasture Management, and Rotational Systems
  • Tuesday, January 14, 4:30-:30pm: Pastured Poultry Farm Economics and Marketing
  • Wednesday, January 22, 4:30-7:30pm: Alternative Poultry Species & Animal Welfare
  • Monday, January 27, 4:30-7:30pm: Feed and Nutrition for Pastured Poultry
  • Thursday, January 30, 4:30-7:30pm: Egg Quality and Review of Useful Poultry Production
Feb
1
Sat
Tulsa County Master Composter Training Classes @ Tulsa (OSU Extension Center at the Tulsa Fairgrounds)
Feb 1 all-day
Tulsa County Master Composter Training Classes @ Tulsa (OSU Extension Center at the Tulsa Fairgrounds)

Signup begins February 1 for the Tulsa County Master Composter classes, with 8 sessions running from March 30 – May 18.

This series of classes and field trip experiences is:
• Intended to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the composting process
• Designed to equip participants with the knowledge and tools needed to compost successfully and to become more environmentally conscious
• Taught by seasoned master composters; OSU & OU professors and other educators; commercial composters; and well-respected public and private sector experts.

The primary goal, however, of this program is to train new master composters. If a participant is interested in attaining a Master Composter Certification, he/she will be expected to:
• Attend all classes and complete the weekly assignments and short quizzes
• Complete 30 volunteer hours and an educational, composting-related project

Note: Every participant working toward a master composter certification will be provided with assistance in deciding on and completing his/her project.

WHEN: The new class will begin March 30, 2020 and will run for eight consecutive Monday evenings. Seating is limited.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: EVERYONE who is interested in learning how to compost successfully and/or achieving a Master Composter Certification.

WHERE: Classes will be conducted at the OSU Extension Center at the Tulsa Fairgrounds, 4116 E. 15th Street.

HOW MUCH: Tuition for this program is $65.00 and class hours can be used to fulfill continuing education requirements for Tulsa Master Gardeners and possibly other organizations.

Please note that after registration and payment, no refunds can be given. However, if you find yourself unable to attend the 2020 class after you have paid, you are invited to attend the 2021 class at no additional charge.

For more information or to register, visit the class website, or contact Tulsa County Master Gardeners by email or phone (918-746-3701).

Cover Crops / Soil Health: The Beginning @ Weatherford (Deer Creek Conservation District)
Feb 1 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Cover Crops / Soil Health: The Beginning @ Weatherford (Deer Creek Conservation District)

Join in Cover Crops/Soil Health: The Beginning, to discuss cover crops, benefits, and experiences iwth professionals who have jump-started the leaders in this field.

Lunch, drinks, and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to be included on food counts.

For more information or to RSVP, visit the event webpage, or contact the Deer Creek Conservation District by email or phone (580-772-7670).

Feb
4
Tue
Harmon County Field Days: Improving Grazing Management Practices @ Vinson area
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Harmon County Field Days: Improving Grazing Management Practices @ Vinson area

One of two back-to-back Harmon County field days, this producer led event near Vinson will focus on improving grazing management practices.

For more information, visit the event webpage, or contact the Harmon County Conservation District by email or phone (580-688-3674).

Feb
5
Wed
Harmon County Field Days: Converting to No-Till with Cover Crops @ Hollis area
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Harmon County Field Days: Converting to No-Till with Cover Crops @ Hollis area

One of two back-to-back Harmon County field days, this producer led event near Hollis will focus on converting to no-till with cover crops.

For more information, visit the event webpage, or contact the Harmon County Conservation District by email or phone (580-688-3674).

Feb
10
Mon
OKFMAC 2020 (Oklahoma Farmers Market and Agritourism Conference) @ Edmond (Hilton Garden Inn & Edmond Conference Center)
Feb 10 – Feb 12 all-day
OKFMAC 2020 (Oklahoma Farmers Market and Agritourism Conference) @ Edmond (Hilton Garden Inn & Edmond Conference Center)

The Oklahoma Nutrition Information and Education Project, in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, hosts the annual Oklahoma Farmers Market and Agritourism Conference (OKFMAC 2020). This multi-day conference covers topics of interest for farmers market managers, producers, community support organizations, and agritourism site managers.

The first day of the conference is devoted to specialized workshops, on topics including grantwriting, produce safety training, DIY marketing, and plasticulture. The following day, Feb. 11, is the full conference day, with over 24 sessions covering a variety of topics geared towards growers, market vendors, market managers, community partners & agritourism producers. Lunch will be provided. The third day offers a choice of two tour options: an Agritourism Rolling Workshop and an Innovative Farm Tour.

For more information or to register, visit the conference webpage or contact the conference organizers by email or phone (405-271-2091).