Upcoming Events

October, 2017

October 4, 11, 25, November 1, Kennett Square, PA: Penn State Extension - Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course

The Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course is an exciting four evening workshop that provides in-depth instruction on pasture and farm management. This workshop will be offered in two locations at once; there will be one live presentation and one webinar presentation at each location each night.

Are you a horse farm owner or manager who wants to do right by your horses and the environment? Or maybe you have plans to start a new farm and want to do things right the first time?

This four-night short course will prepare participants to manage their pastures and grazing, soil fertility, weeds, and manure in an environmentally friendly manner.

October 4, 11, 25, November 1, Allentown, PA: Penn State Extension - Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course

The Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course is an exciting four evening workshop that provides in-depth instruction on pasture and farm management. This workshop will be offered in two locations at once; there will be one live presentation and one webinar presentation at each location each night.

Are you a horse farm owner or manager who wants to do right by your horses and the environment? Or maybe you have plans to start a new farm and want to do things right the first time?

This four-night short course will prepare participants to manage their pastures and grazing, soil fertility, weeds, and manure in an environmentally friendly manner.

October 13, Worchester, NY: NOFA-NY - Grass Based Dairy Management

Interested in transitioning to grass-based milk production or looking to find out more about fine tuning your pasture management? Join NOFA-NY and Maple Hill Creamery as we learn more on grass-fed organic cow health, breeding, grazing and feed production. Tom McGrath will share his success with restoring depleted pastures through bale grazing, chicken manure and lime applications. Tour Autumn Valley Farm and hear from Tom as he shares his experiences in producing quality feed to meet your herd’s nutritional needs in a grass-based system. Tom will also share his thoughts on dairy genetics and inline breeding with the group.

October 16-18, State College, PA: Beef Cattle Short Course

This 3-day event hosted by Penn State Extension with support from the PA Beef Producers Working Group, includes live cattle evaluation, nutritional workshops, and cutting demonstrations.

October 19, Annville, PA: Extending Your Grazing Season With Brassicas

Specialists from Penn State University and USDA-ARS will present a variety of topics related to establishment and management of brassicas to extend the fall grazing season. This workshop is appropriate for novice and experienced dairy, beef and small ruminant producers wanting to learn how to incorporate brassicas into their grazing system.

October 20, Randolph, VT: Reclaiming a Pasture-Based Hill Farm

Feeling overwhelmed by your efforts to reclaim a rundown farm? Not sure where to start? Need to connect with others in a similar position? Come to this pasture walk, discussion group and end-of-season celebration with Jenn Colby and Chris Sargent of Howling Wolf Farm (and Howling Hog Barbecue).

October 31, ONLINE: Highest Quality Food Production with No Till, Cover Crops, and Animals in Rotation (NOFA-Mass Webinar)

Utilizing a highly interactive farming system to maximize production for vegetables, fruit and animals, Many Hands Organic Farm is ever evolving. We will discuss our three-year transition to total no-till for our three acres of vegetables, our ever more intricate inter-sowing of cover crops, and complex animal rotations with the vegetable and fruit crops. This system is based on Albrecht-style mineral balancing, utilization of fertility drenches and foliar sprays, and maximum soil coverage.


November, 2017

November 2, Shelburne, VT: Agritourism Workshop: Engaging Farm Visitors with Tours, Camps and Animals

Experience agritourism at some of Vermont’s premiere destinations. Whether you are new to agritourism or have years of experience, you are invited to join farmers as well as agricultural, tourism, and insurance professionals for farm tours and discussion about what works and what doesn’t. Topics will include safety, liability, marketing, and more. Resources and follow-up technical assistance will be available.


December, 2017

December 3, Portsmouth, RI: Advanced Pasture Management Seminar & Pasture Walk

Guest speaker Sarah Flack.

December 4, Augusta, ME: NOFA-NY - Farmland Access Conference

The 2017 Farmland Access Conference will happen on Monday, December 4 at the Augusta Civic Center. The conference will provide a venue for day of learning, discussions, and dialog, where participants will get an opportunity to grapple with the challenges of how to provide for a farm’s future when a farmer is ready to step back from the work, and how next generation farmers can position themselves to take on the stewardship of farmlands in transition and make their mark on the future of Maine and New England’s Food System.

December 5, State College, PA: Women Farmers: setting the Table for All

PA-WAgN and Presenting Sponsor Kitchen Table Consultants (in cooperation with Community Partner PASA) present our annual symposium on December 6, 2017 at Celebration Hall in State College, PA. Leah Lizarondo of 412 Food Rescue will keynote the day long event. Panel discussion and workshops on the agenda.

December 6, Rochester, VT: Agritourism Workshop: Dairy Tours and Overnight Farm Stays

Experience agritourism at some of Vermont’s premiere destinations. Whether you are new to agritourism or have years of experience, you are invited to join farmers as well as agricultural, tourism, and insurance professionals for farm tours and discussion about what works and what doesn’t. Topics will include safety, liability, marketing, and more. Resources and follow-up technical assistance will be available.


January, 2018

January 25-26, Latham, NY: Northeast Pasture Consortium Annual Meeting

January 27, Latham, NY: Winter Green-Up Grass-Fed Beef Conference

January 28, Dighton, MA: 2018 Southern New England Livestock Conference

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