Workshops related to food systems and/or community development.

 

 Half a dozen organic, on-farm field days are scheduled throughout August by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) to bring farmer-to-farmer expertise. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Unless otherwise noted, fees are $15/individual, $25/two or more people from same farm. Details are as follows:

 

Thursday, August 176 - 8:30 pmStarting with Heifers: Growing into an Organic Dairy. Many farmers are looking at alternative ways to transition in organic dairying. Tom Bonofski of Vision-Hope Dairy is planning to return to dairy production by transitioning heifers and rebuilding milking facilities to be strategically placed when the organic market opens back up in the future. Participants in this field day will join a farm tour, hear alternative ideas from season inspector and Dairy Transitions Project leader Robert Perry, and learn about Tom’s strategy based on a slow systems approach, without expecting transition incentives. This event is produced by NOFA-NY with support from the New York Farm Viability Institute. Vision-Hope Dairy is located at 46 Springbrook Road, Pulaski, NY 13142 (Oswego County).

 
 
Online registration is here: http://bit.ly/2qkSwsJ. For further information, visit 
http://bit.ly/2q9qnto or call (585) 271-1979NOFA-NY’s On-Farm Field Days continue through October.
Event Date 8/17/2017 6:00 am ET
Event End Date 8/17/2017 8:30 am ET
Individual Price Free

 

 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County is offering a hands-on, on-farm            experience to aide in understanding how to determine quality and grade of        agricultural products. This session is designed to prepare farms in NY, both beginning and experienced, to enter new markets.

 

 

We will be at Catskill Cattle Co on Thursday, August 24th from 5:30-7:30pm.  Learn how to grade vegetables and package for different markets. Hand-on training with peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers.

 

 

The field day is open to 25 participants; preference given to active or retired NYS Military Veterans on a first-come, first-served basis. Fee is $15/person or $20/farm (2 registrants max), veterans may apply for stipend to cover cost of attending.

 

To learn more: https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=veggradingpacking_203

Event Date 8/24/2017 5:30 am ET
Event End Date 8/24/2017 7:30 am ET
Individual Price $15 per person or $20 per farm

 

 

In Her Boots: Market Farming in Suburbs

August 24 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Radical Root Organic Farm Libertyville, Ill.

Farmer Alison Parker raises diversified vegetables for a CSA, farmers market and farm stand on a 10-acre certified organic farm. Learn how Alison creatively connects resources and learning opportunities to access the education and land the operation needs to grow into a successful farm business in a unique urban/suburban setting.

Event Date 8/24/2017 10:00 am ET
Event End Date 8/24/2017 3:00 pm ET
Individual Price $50.00

Location: Northwest Michigan Horticult  6686 South Center Highway  Traverse City, MI 49684

 

 

Are you interested in growing nuts? Join us for a morning class with Bill Nash of Nash Nurseries and Dr. Dennis Fulbright to talk nut crops. This course will feature a good mixture of lecture, hands on work, and sampling interesting nut varieties. We'll begin with the history of nut crops in Northern Michigan and go through different types of walnuts, hazelnuts, heart-nuts, butternuts, pecans, hickory nuts and chestnuts*. From specific soil PH and fertilization, insect control and various diseases, rootstock and cultivars, to grafting and propagation, this workshop offers something for everyone!

*Did you know that Michigan is the number one producer of chestnuts in the United States? There’s good reason why: Chestnuts are a perennial crop, more shelf-stable than most fruits and quicker to produce than most nuts, plus they taste amazing. Interested in learning more about growing nut crops and chestnut trees? Join us!

 

 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growing-chestnuts-and-other-michigan-nut-crops-tickets-34295642189

Event Date 8/26/2017 9:00 am ET
Event End Date 8/26/2017 12:00 pm ET
Individual Price $30.00

Half a dozen organic, on-farm field days are scheduled throughout August by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) to bring farmer-to-farmer expertise. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Unless otherwise noted, fees are $15/individual, $25/two or more people from same farm. Details are as follows:

 

Saturday, August 26, 11am – 1pmFinding Your Tribe: Growing Your Food, Your Seeds and Your Team (plus: Watermelon Extravaganza!). Finding your voice, your niche and your team is an endless and endlessly exciting opportunity to grow, be challenged and share abundance. Participants will learn the basics of integrating seed on their market farm, how Fruition Seeds builds its team, and enjoy tasting their new watermelon varieties. This event is produced by NOFA-NY with support from the USDA Risk Management Agency. Fruition Seeds is located at 7921 Hickory Bottom Road, Naples, NY 14512 (Ontario County).

 

Online registration is here: http://bit.ly/2qkSwsJ. For further information, visit 
http://bit.ly/2q9qnto or call (585) 271-1979. NOFA-NY’s On-Farm Field Days continue through October.
Event Date 8/26/2017 11:00 am ET
Event End Date 8/26/2017 1:00 pm ET
Individual Price $15/individual, $25/two or more people from same farm