News and Events

The December 2021 issue of Field Notes reviews the past year at the Kerr Center – with a look ahead to 2022. Read on!
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The November 2021 issue of Field Notes covers soil health, small-scale meat plants, support for organic/transitioning operations, and more! Read on!
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The November 2021 issue of Field Notes covers soil health, small-scale meat plants, support for organic/transitioning operations, and more! Read on!
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USDA will help cover certification and education expenses to agricultural producers who are certified organic or transitioning to organic.
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The October 2021 issue of Field Notes covers fall armyworms, endangered bumblebees, heirloom pumpkins, organic no-till, and more! Read on!
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The September 2021 issue of Field Notes covers fall gardening, monarch migration, agrivoltaics, a new field guide to bees, and more! Read on!
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The August 2021 issue of Field Notes covers milkweed in pastures, marketing agroforestry products, cowpeas for pollinators, and more! Read on!
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Texas Food Education & Discovery is offering two new free online courses for farmers market vendors - online and at your own pace.
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SARE’s newest book, the fourth edition of Building Soils for Better Crops, is updated to reflect new science and developments in soil health.
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Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup through August 20.
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Upcoming Events

Jan
20
Thu
Agroforestry Symposium: Food, Fire, & Agroforestry for the Future @ online
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Agroforestry Symposium: Food, Fire, & Agroforestry for the Future @ online

The 13th Annual Agroforestry Symposium will be held virtually on January 20. The theme for this year’s event is Food, Fire, & Agroforestry for the Future: Ecological Knowledges for Climate Resilience.

The Annual Agroforestry Symposium is an opportunity for learning and collaboration, held between January and February each year at the University of Missouri, Columbia campus and virtually. This event is free and open to the public, with informative speakers representing the year’s topic theme. The Agroforestry Symposium is a space for growing partnerships, insights, and innovations.

For more information or to register, visit the symposium webpage, or contact the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry by email or phone (573-884-2874).

Jan
25
Tue
No-Till on the Plains Winter Conference 2022 @ Wichita, KS (Wichita Marriott)
Jan 25 – Jan 26 all-day
No-Till on the Plains Winter Conference 2022 @ Wichita, KS (Wichita Marriott)

Join No-till on the Plains for the 26th Annual Winter Conference, January 25 & 26, 2022, in Wichita, Kansas, for over 30 breakout sessions, 2 general sessions, more than 15 regenerative agriculture speakers, and networking opportunties.

For more information or to register, visit the conference website, or contact the Wichita State Unversity Office of Workforce, Professional and Community Education by email or phone (316-978-6493).

Welcoming Seeds Home: Seed Rematriation Session #2 (webinar) @ online
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Welcoming Seeds Home: Seed Rematriation Session #2 (webinar) @ online

Seed Savers Exchange’s Seed Rematriation webinar series highlights Seed Rematriation partnerships funded through a North Central SARE Partnership grant in conjunction with Seed Savers Exchange. Join to learn how Indigenous farmers, activists, communities, and nations are welcoming seeds home to grow and share.

Seed rematriation addresses the desire for Indigenous communities to actively reclaim their ancestral seeds and traditions. Moderated by Shelley Buffalo, this session features panelists Shiloh Maples and Rosebud Bear-Scheider sharing information on

*their experience with the rematriation process,
*regional variation/northern climate growing,
*Indigenous Seed Keepers Network initiatives, and
*ways this partnership could be modeled for others looking to engage in this work.

Space for the live event is limited, but this session will be recorded and made available on-demand to everyone who registers.

For more information or to register, visit the registration page or contact Seed Savers Exchange by email or phone (563-382-5990).

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