Upcoming Events

April, 2020

Apr 7, Online: Organic & Grass-fed Dairy Farmers Virtual Discussion Group

Join us on Tuesday, April 7th and/or Wednesday, April 8th from 12:00-1:30pm EST for Organic and Grass-Fed dairy farmer discussion group meetings offered through Zoom. Discuss topics of interest and ask questions of other farmers. Meetings hosted by Heather Darby, Sarah Flack, Sara Ziegler, and Brent Beidler.

Apr 8, Online: Organic & Grass-fed Dairy Farmers Virtual Discussion Group

Join us on Tuesday, April 7th and/or Wednesday, April 8th from 12:00-1:30pm EST for Organic and Grass-Fed dairy farmer discussion group meetings offered through Zoom. Discuss topics of interest and ask questions of other farmers. Meetings hosted by Heather Darby, Sarah Flack, Sara Ziegler, and Brent Beidler.

Apr 8, Online: Farming during COVID: A webinar series on adapting to crisis

Join Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) for a free webinar series designed to help family farmers and ranchers adapt, stay informed and keep our local food system going strong. Learn from fellow producers and from experts about the challenges facing our farms as well as strategies to stay in business, keep our crews safe and employed, and to continue growing healthy food for our communities, come what may.

Apr 14, Online: Grass, Grain & the Developing Rumen

In this webinar, Delaware Valley University professor Chris Gambino will discuss rumen development in the pre-weaned calf, and the role grain can play at this critical time of life. Is grain necessary for the proper rumen function? If a certification does not allow grain to be fed, how does the livestock manager assure good health in the calf? Chris will look at current and developing research around this important area of livestock management.

Apr 14, Online: Finding and Addressing Dairy Facility Bottlenecks

Technology Tuesdays: This series of free webinars is geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals.

Apr 22, Online: Economics of Grazing Organic Replacement Dairy Heifers

Join eOrganic for a webinar about the economics of grazing organic replacement dairy heifers! This is the fourth webinar in a series of presentations about organic grazing, based on research projects funded by NIFA OREI and Western SARE at Utah State University and the USDA ARS Forage and Range Lab in Logan, Utah. This webinar will be presented by Ryan Feuz and Ryan Larsen of Utah State University. Advance registration is required. It’s free and open to the public.

Apr 23, Pottstown, PA: Pastured Pork Fundamentals

Pasture Song Farm is located on 90 acres of the Lundale Farm Preserve in Chester County. Farmers Jeremy Dunphy and Clara Osborne manage the operation, including the breeding, raising, and marketing of over 150 pigs each year. Pasture Song moves their pigs regularly through annual and perennial pastures in rotation with field crops, including corn and small grains, which are harvested and ground on their farm for feed. The finished pork products are sold through farmers markets, CSA meat shares, and various wholesale accounts. During this workshop, you’ll learn about the pitfalls and rewards of raising pigs on pasture in rotation with other crops, including strategies for fencing, shelter, pasture management, making feed and bedding, and crop rotation.

Apr 27, Online: Dairy Management Mondays: Management aspects of culturing

Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisers, this series includes presentations on topics important to the management of the dairy farm. All webinars are from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST) and will be recorded for viewing at a later date. Live webinars can be viewed on the day of the program.

May, 2020

May 1-2, Scenery Hill, PA: Sheep Shearing Workshop

New producers and future producers should plan to attend this two-day Sheep Shearing Workshop! Participants will learn the basics of sheep shearing and how to select and care for shearing equipment.

June, 2020

Jun 5-7, Brattleboro, VT: Strolling of the Heifers 2020 Parade and Expo

A weekend of fun and education for the whole family, built around the world-famous, agriculturally-themed Strolling of the Heifers Parade

December, 2020

Dec 1-4, 2020, Christchurch New Zealand: International Workshop: Grazing in Future Multi-Scapes

This international workshop is to influence future mental and practical models of pastoralism in continually evolving multi-scapes. There are a series of talks that will cultivate such a shift in thinking towards future models of sustainable multipurpose pastoralism. These talks will be synthesized to establish how multifunctional pastoral systems can be re-imagined and then designed in view of the integrative dynamics of sustainable future multi-scapes.


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