Workshops related to food systems and/or community development.

 

 

Join a team of MSU researchers and organic vegetable growers for a morning to learn about organic squash management. This event will take place next to our experimental winter squash plot. We will be discussing disease, insect, weed, nutrient and cover crop management in squash with a special focus on methods that can be used by organic growers. The vicinity of our experimental squash field will allow you to see a demonstration of weed cultivation tools, and look at different cover crop management methods. We will show you insect and pollinator specimens collected from squash to help you improve your pest identification skills. You will hear researchers present on their latest findings from a USDA funded grant and you can ask questions that pertain to your production. Expert organic growers will share their experiences with cover crops and growing organic vegetables. This is a great opportunity to learn and interact with researchers and experienced organic growers. We will have a tent and chairs set up next to our experimental field, and will provide light refreshments. 

 

 

More info: https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=A2AABE8FDAF9F4FF

Register: https://events.anr.msu.edu/register.cfm?eventID=A2AABE8FDAF9F4FF&regisProcessID=7799FB65FC1FD038

For additional information about this event contact Zsofia Szendrei at 517-974-8610 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Event Date 8/29/2017 9:00 am ET
Event End Date 8/29/2017 11:30 am ET
Individual Price Free

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:

 

Tuesday, August 291 – 4pmRotational Dairy GrazingOrganic Valley and NOFA-NY join together to invite participants to learn about the multi-species rotational grazing system. In this FREE field day, Echo-Valley Farm’s Aaron Fisher shares his knowledge on balancing forages for both his milk cow herd and his sheep. He will share his experiences in intensive grazing on his 30-cow dairy. Organic Valley Agronomist Mark Kopecky will speak on balancing soils in a grazing rotation. Also discussed will be soil health as it pertains to both field crop production and pasture management. This event is produced by NOFA-NY with support from Organic Valley Cropp Cooperative. Echo-Valley Farm is located at 492 Marshville Road, Canajoharie, NY 13317 (Montgomery 
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 8/29/2017 1:00 pm ET
Event End Date 8/29/2017 4:00 pm ET
Individual Price $15/individual, $25/two or more people from same farm

 

 

The Cornell Cooperative Extension’s South Central NY Dairy and Field Crops Team is hosting a pasture walk! Come hear Ike and Dave Mallula’s story and learn how they produce food their grandparents would recognize with new and improved techniques such as: pastured chickens in chicken tractors; silvopastured pigs to utilize forest areas; and mob grazed beef cattle. Fay Benson will talk about getting the most out of grazing and Whole Farm Revenue Protection. This events is free with light refreshments provided. Pre-registration is not required. For questions, contact Abbie Teeter at 607.391.2670 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This event is produced with support from USDA-Risk Management AgencyLocation is Red House Ranch, 953 Rumsey Hill Rd., VanEtten, NY 14889 (Chemung County).

Event Date 8/29/2017 6:00 pm ET
Event End Date 8/29/2017 8:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free

 

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 311 – 4 pmBuilding an Organic Dairy from the Soil Up. In this FREE field day, participants will learn about assessing soil health, developing a farm design and building their own dairy. Jim and Anne Phillips of Triple 3 Livestock  will share their farm story and provide a tour of their new facilities. Mark Kopecky, Organic Valley Agronomist, will discuss soil health as it pertains to crop production and pasture management. Fay Benson, Cornell University SCNY Regional Team, will bring the Soil Health Trailer to demonstrate variations in soil types and management systems. Fay will also share his knowledge of crop insurance options available in New York State. This event is produced by NOFA-NY with support from Organic Valley Cropp Cooperative and the USDA-Risk Management AgencyLocation is Triple 3 Livestock, 955 Parker St., Marathon, NY 13803 (Cortland 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 8/31/2017 1:00 pm ET
Event End Date 8/31/2017 4:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free

 

Location: MSU Horticulture Farm, 3291 College Rd., Holt, MI

 

 

From finger weeders to flex-tines to Allis G’s and beyond, come learn the principles and tools for precise mechanical weed control from farmers and researchers. New weeding machines are recently available from Europe and many types and models of mechanical weeders will be on display and demonstrated in the field - old and new, American and European. You will hear from farmers using these tools, learn about cultivation techniques in Europe, see tools demonstrated, and enjoy lunch and time to speak with all the growers in attendance. Weeding machinery manufacturers will be displaying their wares as well. Bring your favorite weeding machine to show others if you wish. 

Car pools from various regions are available.  

 

 

More info: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/events/midwest_mechanical_weed_control_field_day

Register: https://events.anr.msu.edu/register.cfm?eventID=8417F4BE0CEFB513&regisProcessID=A3548C9E50150AB3

 

Event Date 9/26/2017 10:00 am ET
Event End Date 9/26/2017 5:00 pm ET
Individual Price $15.00