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January

A Place at the Table: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier
January 13  |  $70  |  Chaska, Minn.

Enjoy wine, appetizers, dinner, a presentation of Michael Ableman’s recent TED talk, and audience discussion with Michael and LaDonna Redmond, Arboretum community liaison, Seward diversity and community engagement manager, and food justice activist. Learn more.

National Farmers Union Women’s Conference
January 14 – 18  |  $$  | San Diego, Calif.

The conference will prepare attendees and their operations for their own future in many areas, including: business planning, succession planning, running for local office, networking, telling their own stories, innovative marketing and much, much more. NFU hopes to provide attendees with a network of female producers that they can reach out to throughout the year, as well as provide attendees with important tools that will help set their operations up for a future of success. Learn more.

Women and USDA Farm Service Agency programs
January 16  | Noon – 1:30 p.m.  |  Free  |  New Ulm, Minn.

The events will focus on the many programs available to help women in agriculture, from conventional to organic producers as well as new farmers, those who are part of existing operations or those who own land and want to get more involved. Learn about and participate in FSA programs, connect with local FSA offices, and make connections. Learn more.

Greenhouse 101 Workshop
January 16  |  Free  | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.  |  Little Falls, Minn.

This workshop is for growers interested in starting their own vegetable transplants for market gardens, CSAs, or wholesale products and will cover: Greenhouse structure, inside set-up, controlling temperature, seed starting, propagation mats, germination chamber, watering, hardening off, recordkeeping, disease and pest prevention, succession planting, using the greenhouse for curing garlic, onions and winter squash, and more. Learn more.

FSMA Grower Training
January 17  |  $25  | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  St. Cloud, Minn.

After attending the entire day-long course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course. This is a great opportunity to get a valuable credential, as the training credential belongs to the participant who attended and is good for life. Learning about GAPs and food safety is beneficial to all produce farms, no matter what size or type of operation, and can help prepare for a GAP audit if desired. Learn more.

Upper Midwest Regional Fruit & Vegetable Growers Conference
January 17 – 19  |  $  | St. Cloud, Minn.

The 2018 Upper Midwest Regional Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference has something for all commercial fruit and vegetable growers from the well established, to new growers. Even growers thinking about commercial horticultural production, will find work shops and sessions to increase their knowledge and capabilities. In addition to outstanding educational sessions, a variety of vendors will showcase their products at the Trade Show. Learn more.

PFI Pre-Conference Short Course: “Soils: Cultivating a Deeper Understanding”
January 18  |  $  | Ames, Iowa

Whatever the crop or livestock raised, farmers across the spectrum depend on soil. This short course begins with the basics and then digs deeper into the science. Learn more.

Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Conference: “Revival”
January 18 – 20  |  $  | Ames, Iowa

The event attracts farmers of all sorts, sizes, systems and enterprises, as well as non-farmers interested in knowing more about how their food is grown and building relationships between those who work the land and those who rely on their labors. Learn more.

“Bringing Livestock Back” Workshop
January 19  |  $25  | 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  |  Glenwood, Minn.

Do you want to see livestock on your farm again? Livestock and row-crop farming work extremely well together. Learn how livestock can help increase your farm’s profitability and resilience, make it possible for a family member to join the operation, increase your farm’s revenue without buying more land, and take your farm’s soil health and nutrient cycling to the next level! For more information, email Bryan: bsimon@landstewardshipproject.org.

SFA Crow River Annual Meeting
January 20  |  9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.  |  $10 – $20  | Delano, Minn.

The Crow River Chapter is hosting several SFA expert speakers during its annual meeting, “Healthy Soil, Healthy Farms, Healthy Community.” Learn more.

Intro to Biodynamics
January 20  |  10 a.m. – Noon  |  Free  | Minneapolis, Minn.

Join a fun and renewing series of workshops geared towards gardeners of all levels. Through lectures, movement, sharing, imagination, and hands-on learning, many of Tal Simchoni’s former participants have found replenishment in the series. Learn more.

Deep Winter Greenhouse Short Course
January 20  |  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  | Madelia, Minn.

Are you a deep winter greenhouse producer? Are you in the planning stages to become one? Do you want to know how to maximize your success in one of these passive solar structures? This workshop will take place in Alternative Roots Farm’s newly completed Deep Winter Greenhouse which will be used to grow produce all winter long with minimal use of external heat in Minnesota. Email Greg Schweser: schwe233@umn.edu.

Open Books Group & Orientation
January 20  |  10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.  |  Oglesby, Ill.

Farm financials are vital to the success of a farm business, but can be difficult to tackle without the proper training. With support from a group of farmer peers and professionals, Open Books helps farmers assess financial statements, organize their finances, and take control of their farm’s financial performance! Learn more.

Deep Winter Greenhouse Workshop
January 20  |  12:30 – 4 p.m.  |  $20 – $40  | Ashby, Minn.

During the class, Paradox Farm owners Sue Wika and Tom Prieve will provide a detailed overview of the construction and operation of their deep-winter greenhouse, which utilizes passive solar energy with underground heat storage. Learn more.

LSP Generational Farm Transitions Workshop
January 20, Feb. 10 & Mar. 3  |  all day  |  $200/family  | Northfield, Minn.

Planning a farm transition to the next generation is complex. There will be a chance to hear from other farmers and professionals to get insights about legal, tax, and long term care issues. Learn more.

Tillage and Crop Management Solutions to Improve Soil and Crop Productivity Workshop
January 23  |  8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.  |  $20  | Albert Lea, Minn.

The first 30 people through the door will get a free publication on the research keynote speaker Jodi DeJong-Hughes has completed. There are also CEU credits available. Learn more.

Managing for Stewardship: Farmland Ownership & Rental Workshop
January 24  |  6 – 8 p.m.  |  $15  |  Golden Valley, Minn.

This Land Stewardship Project workshop is designed for farmland owners, retired farm men and women, and those inheriting a farmland investment. Participants will receive a toolkit of resources and ideas for farmland owners, tips for improving communication between owners and renters, and information on the new Minnesota tax credit for selling/renting to beginning farmers. Learn more.

Twin Cities Soil Health Community Gathering
January 24  |  6 – 8 p.m.  |  Free  |  Minneapolis, Minn.

This gathering is for anyone interested in prioritizing soil health in their work to address wide-ranging issues from climate change to pollution and diet-related disease. Email Kassie Brown: revivesoil@gmail.com.

EcoFarm Conference
January 24 – 27  |  $$$  |  Pacific Grove, Calif.

Featuring over 70 workshops, intensives, keynote speakers, an exhibitor marketplace, seed swap, live entertainment, mixers, and organic culinary fare. Workshops cover practical information on crop production, livestock, soil health, marketing and distribution, farming issues, and cutting edge information to help farmers succeed. Learn more.

LSP Soil Builders’ Farmer-to-Farmer Workshop
January 25  |  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  |  Free  |  Lewiston, Minn.

Topics covered during this Land Stewardship Project Soil Builders’ workshop include cover crops, roller-crimping, no-till, interseeding and grazing covers. Learn more.

Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Kick Off
January 25  |  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  |  Free  |  Bad Weather Brewing Company, St. Paul, Minn.

Please join Central Minnesota Young Farmers Coalition in celebrating the passage of Minnesota’s historic first-in-the-nation Beginning Farmer Tax Credit law – just in time for the law! The BFTC goes into effect January 1st 2018. The evening will include (short) toasts from supporters of the law and more young farmers in one place than you’ve ever seen before. Come out and celebrate the future of Minnesota agriculture! Learn more.

Organic Farming Research Conference
January 26  |  $  |  Rutgers University, N.J.

The symposium will feature talks from researchers, farmer and rancher researchers, students, and other agriculture specialists on topics related to organic farming and food systems, as well as from other systems of sustainable agriculture that employ techniques compatible with organic standards. Learn more.

OGRAIN Winter Workshop
January 26 – 27  |  $80  |  Madison, Wis.

Presentations, panels, and discussions led by experienced organic farmers, researchers, agency personnel and industry representatives will engage attendees. Learn from experts as well as the expertise that each participant brings. Keynote presenter Klaas Martens brings a vast storehouse of knowledge from years of diversified grain production on 1,600 certified organic acres in upper New York state. Learn more.

Emerging Farmers Conference
January 26 – 28  |  Free  |  St. Paul, Minn.

The 13th annual Emerging Farmers Conference focuses primarily on the needs and interests of farmers of color and immigrant farmers. Learn more.

Open Books Group & Orientation
January 20  |  10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.  |  Monroe, Wis.

Farm financials are vital to the success of a farm business, but can be difficult to tackle without the proper training. With support from a group of farmer peers and professionals, Open Books helps farmers assess financial statements, organize their finances, and take control of their farm’s financial performance! Learn more.

Inside Look at Artisan Cheesemaking Class
January 28  |  1 – 4 p.m.  |  $85  |  Nerstrand, Minn.

Build your cheesemaking knowledge with a foundation of cheesemaking basics that apply to fresh and aged cheeses. Learn some essential techniques in the cheesemake room with a home-scale ricotta make, renneting exercise, and the second-day steps of a  simple fresh cheese make. Sidestep some common mistakes with pointers from an award-winning cheesemaker. Learn more.

SFA Greater Mille Lacs Annual Meeting
January 28  |  5 – 9 p.m.  |  Free  |  Hazelton, Minn.

Join the conversation and network with area farmers and local food advocates who are working to protect our food-producing resources. Learn more.

Supporting Farmers in Stressful Times Workshop
January 30  |  9 a.m. – noon or 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.  |  Free  | Willmar, Minn.

Stress factors are on the rise for Minnesota farmers. Many face financial problems, price and marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges, and more. You may know farmers who are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, feelings of indecision, or suicidal thoughts, and don’t know how to help. Learn more.

LSP Soil Builders’ Farmer-to-Farmer Workshop
January 30  |  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  |  Free  |  Caledonia, Minn.

Topics covered during this Land Stewardship Project Soil Builders’ workshop include cover crops, roller-crimping, no-till, interseeding and grazing covers. Learn more.

Webinar: Organic Tomato Seed Production
January 30  |  1 p.m.  |  Free  | Online

Tomato is one of the most popular fresh market vegetables, with a rich assortment of varieties that vary in appearance, flavor and agronomic properties. Learning how to produce your own seed will help ensure that your favorite varieties will continue to be available and passed on to future generations. This webinar will provide an overview of practices needed to successfully produce quality organic tomato seed. Learn more.

Elaine Ingham “Soil Foodweb” workshop
January 30 – Feb. 1  |  $400  |  Sioux Falls, S.D.

A three-day workshop by Dr. Elaine Ingham, internationally known soil biologist and the founder of Soil Food Web, Inc. She explains the wonders of soil life, and how to enhance the life in the soil. Learn more.

Supporting Farmers in Stressful Times Workshop
January 31  |  9 a.m. – noon or 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.  |  Free  | Marshall, Minn.

Stress factors are on the rise for Minnesota farmers. Many face financial problems, price and marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges, and more. You may know farmers who are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, feelings of indecision, or suicidal thoughts, and don’t know how to help. Learn more.

Webinar: Melon Medley: Organic Production Practices, Microbial Safety and Consumer Preferences of Various Melon Varieties
January 31  |  1 p.m.  |  Free  | Online

To better understand how organic production practices may not only improve yield and fruit quality, but also decrease food safety risk, several melon varieties were grown using tilled single and two-species green manures in organic and transitional systems. This webinar will present results and discuss successes and challenges experienced throughout this three year study, funded by USDA NIFA through the Organic Transitions Program. Learn more.

MOA Conference 2018
January 31 – Feb. 2  |  $  |  Independence, Mo.

Learn about organic, sustainable, and alternative agricultural crops and systems. This event is for farmers, gardeners, retailers, distributors, consumers, and more. Learn more.

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February

SFA Forage Council Winter Meeting
February 1  |  $15 – 25  |  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  |  Staples, Minn.

Speakers include Thor and Dana Didrickson, Mike Same, Jeff Duchene, Kent Solberg and Steve Flanagan on topics like grazing management, cover crops, integrating livestock into cropping systems, portable solar water pumping systems, and farm transition. Learn more.

Organic Grains Conference
February 1  |  $20 – 35  |  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Champaign, Ill.

Explore tools to strengthen the organic grains industry at this conference and trade show, featuring expanded break-out sessions on economics & decision making, soil health, an industry trade-show, and expanded farmer-to-farmer interaction through roundtable discussions and a local beer and spirits mixer. Learn more.

Managing for Stewardship: Farmland Ownership & Rental Workshop
February 1  |  6 – 8 p.m.  |  $15  |  Elgin, Minn.

This Land Stewardship Project workshop is designed for farmland owners, retired farm men and women, and those inheriting a farmland investment. Participants will receive a toolkit of resources and ideas for farmland owners, tips for improving communication between owners and renters, and information on the new Minnesota tax credit for selling/renting to beginning farmers. Learn more.

2018 Organic Vegetable Production Conference
February 2 – 3  |  $$  |  Madison, Wis.

This conference is based on farmer to farmer networking and information sharing. Extension specialists support the dialogue with research based information on diseases, pests, and fertility. Detailed handouts on the featured vegetable crops are provided to all participants. Interpretation is available in Hmong and Spanish. Learn more.

Lake Agassiz Free Hydroponics Workshop
February 3  |  Free  |  1 – 4 p.m.  |  Fergus Falls, Minn.

Learn the basics of hydroponic vegetable production in a hands-on workshop hosted by SFA Lake Agassiz Chapter. Learn more.

SFA Annual Conference
February 10  |  $50 – 70  |  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  St. Joseph, Minn.

The conference sessions will be tailored around the wishes of the SFA community. Click here to vote on potential session topics through Sept. 30, view the top vote-getters and enter your own ideas. Learn more.

Wine Grape Soil Fertility Seminar with Neal Kinsey
February 12 – 14  |  $$$  |  Napa, Calif.

When you register for this seminar, you’re not just signing up for an unforgettable three days of intense training from author and agronomist Neal Kinsey, you’re booking a trip of a lifetime. A luxurious hotel, beautiful locale and four superb Napa vineyards await you. Learn more.

Live Broadcast: Seed Economics Intensive at the 2018 Organic Seed Growers Conference
February 14  | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.  |  Free  |  Online

Beginning and experienced seed growers are invited to join this one-day intensive to gain the tools needed for managing financial risk in commercial seed production. Get skilled at using budgeting tools to evaluate capital investments, expanding enterprises, and assessing market opportunities. Learn more.

Webinar: Farm Bill 101 for Livestock Farmers & Ranchers
February 14  | Noon – 1 p.m.  |  Free  |  Online

Presenter Alyssa Charney will discuss key issues being considered as part of the 2018 Farm Bill that impact livestock and poultry producers. Learn about the ins and outs of federal farm policy – and how you can advocate for legislation that benefits sustainable farmers. Learn more.

Midwest Soil Health Summit
February 14 – 15  |  $100 – 150  |  Fergus Falls, Minn.

Speakers will include Dr. Allen Williams, SFA’s Kent Solberg, David Bartok of Quorum Labs, Cody Nelson of Prairie Creek Seed, NRCS soil health specialist Justin Morris, retired USDA soil scientist Don Riecorski, NRCS researcher Ann Marie Journey, and NDSU researcher Doug Landblom. Also returning are the popular discussion tables, loads of built-in networking time, and more. Learn more.

Organic Seed Growers Conference
February 14 – 17  |  $$  |  Corvallis, Ore.

The biennial Organic Seed Growers Conference is the largest organic seed event in the U.S. You’ll hear the latest in cutting-edge research and policy advocacy, and trade knowledge, techniques, and ideas with other seedheads from around the world. The conference provides a full agenda of presentations, panel discussions, and networking events. Learn more.

LSP Soil Builders’ Network Cover Cropping Workshop
February 16  |  $15  |  11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  |  Stevens Point, Wis.

This Land Stewardship Project cover cropping workshop will feature Iowa farmer Loran Steinlage. There will also be a farmer panel. The cost is $15 per person, which includes lunch. Learn more.

Local Food Fair
February 17  |  Free  |  11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  |  Stevens Point, Wis.

The Local Food Fair has been Farmshed’s premier outreach event, bringing together producers, consumers, local businesses, and educators to celebrate community and the food that’s grown within it. Over 40 exhibitors from local farms, businesses, and educational organizations sell their goods or share about their programs at this event. Learn more.

NOFA Vermont 36th Annual Winter Conference
February 17 – 19  |  $$  |  Burlington, Vt.

Join this gathering of organic farmers, homesteaders, gardeners, and consumers. The program features over 80 workshops, 2 inspiring keynote addresses, a dozen roundtable discussions, 6 all-day intensives, and much more. Learn more.

Webinar: Regenerating Soils with Adaptive, High-Stock Density Grazing
February 20  | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  |  Free  |  Online

Learn grazing management principles that will regenerate your soils. The expert presenter is Justin Morris, Regional Soil Health Specialist with the USDA-NRCS Soil Health Division. Learn more.

Supporting Farmers in Stressful Times Workshop
February 21  |  9 a.m. – noon or 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.  |  Free  |  Austin, Minn.

Stress factors are on the rise for Minnesota farmers. Many face financial problems, price and marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges, and more. You may know farmers who are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, feelings of indecision, or suicidal thoughts, and don’t know how to help. Learn more.

Supporting Farmers in Stressful Times Workshop
February 22  |  9 a.m. – noon or 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.  |  Free  | North Mankato, Minn.

Stress factors are on the rise for Minnesota farmers. Many face financial problems, price and marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges, and more. You may know farmers who are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, feelings of indecision, or suicidal thoughts, and don’t know how to help. Learn more.

MOSES Organic Farming Conference
February 22-24  |  $120-300  | La Crosse, Wis.

The MOSES Conference is the largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming, offering 66 workshops over 6 sessions, 11 all-day course, inspiring keynotes, engaging roundtables, and a resource-packed Exhibit Hall with over 170 vendors. Learn more.

SFA Central Annual Meeting
February 24  |  8 – 11 a.m.  |  Free – $30  | Little Falls, Minn.

After breakfast, the chapter will recap its 2017 accomplishments, preview event plans for 2018, provide an update from the Salsa Fest Committee, lay out strategic goals for the chapter, and hold annual board elections. Learn more.

Central US Hemp Growers Conference & Expo
February 26 – 27  |  $$  | Madison, Wis.

The Central US Hemp Growers Conference & Expo will teach valuable information from industry leading experts who have been spear heading the charge to legalize a commodity that will help our farmers
and future generations for years to come. Learn more.

High Plains Organic Farming Conference
February 27 – 28  |  $50  | Cheyenne, Wyo.

Organic farming in the high plains west of Colorado and Wyoming. Topics from dry-land grain production, vegetables and strawberry production, irrigation systems, seed selection, weed and insect control. Including livestock systems from sheep to cattle and much more. Learn more.

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March

Webinar: Planning Ahead for Turkeys
March 6  | 6 – 7:30 p.m.  |  Free  |  Online

Mike Badger, Executive Director of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association (APPPA) and owner of Badger’s Millside Farm in Pennsylvania, will share expert advise on how to raise turkeys on pasture – from concerns about bird health, to designs for outdoor housing, to ideas for creative marketing. Learn more.

Annual Organic Farming Research Foundation’s Benefit Luncheon
March 8  |  $$  |  Anaheim, Calif.

The Annual OFRF Luncheon is a long-standing tradition that kicks off the Natural Products Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Learn more.

Land Trust Conference
March 8 – 10  |  $$  |  Onalaska, Wis.

Join land trust staff and board members from across the state to develop strategies for communicating and advocating for the value of land conservation in Wisconsin. Participate in presentations and round-table discussions on priority topics to propel land conservation forward in Wisconsin. Learn more.

Supporting Farmers in Stressful Times Workshop
March 14  |  9 a.m. – noon or 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.  |  Free  | Grand Rapids, Minn.

Stress factors are on the rise for Minnesota farmers. Many face financial problems, price and marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges, and more. You may know farmers who are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, feelings of indecision, or suicidal thoughts, and don’t know how to help. Learn more.

 

Wyoming Bee University
March 16  |  $125  | Cheyenne, Wyo.

All-day workshop, includes lunch, snacks and coffee. Chose from: 1- Advanced Beekeeping, this is an intro class for a master beekeeper. 2- the Hive as Your Medicine Chest, using honey, royal jelly, bee bread apitherapy and much more. 3- Mead Making with Tom Rapas MD two time winner of the Mazer Cup. 4- Raising Queens for your hive with Melanie Kirby of Zia Queen Bees. Learn more.

Wyoming Bee College Conference
March 17 – 18  |  $85  | Cheyenne, Wyo.

Curious about honeybees, beekeeping, improving your current beekeeping skills or gardening for bees? Open to everyone concerned about the welfare of honeybees or native bees, The Bee College offers five (5) tracks on day one and four (4) tracks on the second day. Learn more.

FSMA Grower Training
March 20  |  $25  | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Monticello, Minn.

After attending the entire day-long course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course. This is a great opportunity to get a valuable credential, as the training credential belongs to the participant who attended and is good for life. Learning about GAPs and food safety is beneficial to all produce farms, no matter what size or type of operation, and can help prepare for a GAP audit if desired. Learn more.

2-part Webinar: Conducting On-Farm Variety Trials to Manage Risk for Organic and Specialty Crop Producers
March 20 & April 11  |  Free  |  1 – 2:15 p.m.  |  Online

The goal of this two-part webinar series is to provide horticultural crop and small grain growers with the skills and information necessary to conduct effective on-farm trials, and manage risk in crop variety and seed sourcing decisions. Learn more.

Webinar: Organic Tomato Foliar Pathogen IPM
March 21  |  Free  |  1 p.m.  |  Online

Effectively managing foliar pathogens is one of the biggest challenges facing organic tomato growers. This webinar will provide an overview of practices that can help synergistically address this challenge. Learn more.

Ray Archuleta Soil Health Workshop
March 27  |  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  |  $20  |  Lewiston, Minn.
March 28  |  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  |  $20  |  Faribault, Minn.
March 28  |  6 – 9  p.m.  |  Free  |  Austin, Minn.
March 29  |  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  |  $20  |  Kasson, Minn.

In his presentations, Archuleta shares the tenets of building ecological and economic integrity on farms and challenges attendees to take part in the soil health revolution that is nurturing new types of leaders in the farming community. He’ll also show attendees how using new soil assessment tools, systems thinking and an ecological understanding of soils can help them confidently reduce the use of synthetic fertilizers and other chemical inputs without sacrificing yields. Learn more.

Ray Archuleta Soil Health Workshop
March 28  |  6 – 9 p.m.  |  $20  |  Austin, Minn.

In his presentations, Archuleta shares the tenets of building ecological and economic integrity on farms and challenges attendees to take part in the soil health revolution that is nurturing new types of leaders in the farming community. He’ll also show attendees how using new soil assessment tools, systems thinking and an ecological understanding of soils can help them confidently reduce the use of synthetic fertilizers and other chemical inputs without sacrificing yields. Learn more.

Webinar: Abrasive Weeding: Efficacy, Multifunctionality, and Profitability
March 29  |  Free  |  1 p.m.  |  Online

Join eOrganic for a new webinar on abrasive weeding by Sam Wortman of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Learn more.

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April

Our Farms, Our Future Conference
April 3 – 5  |  $$  |  St. Louis, Mo.

This national event will bring together a diverse agricultural community including farmers and ranchers, agribusiness stakeholders, students, researchers, scientists, agency representatives and nonprofit leaders. Every decade SARE hosts a conference to look at the progress of sustainability in agriculture and to understand our trajectory for the future. Learn more.

Conference: Gardening for Success 2018
April 14 – 15  |  $125  |  Cheyenne, Wyo.

Topics include: growing lavender, landscape conifers, perennials for the Rocky Mountain Region, growing iris, growing vertical, using worms for composting, native bee habitat, roses, seed saving, soil basics, medicinal herbs, growing herbs or strawberries in a high tunnels/hoop houses, hands on food processing, food safety and much more. Learn more.

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