Workshops related to food systems and/or community development.

Location: Southern Wisconsin Open Books Group & Orientation
Monroe Library 

 

Open Books | Enroll today, orientation begins January 2018!

 

Open Books is a project designed to help non-commodity farmers master farm financial record keeping and analysis through real-world application. 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! 



In Open Books participating farmers meet periodically to share business successes and challenges with one another over the course of 3 years. Participants learn how to use financial ratios and benchmarks to identify strengths and weaknesses of their businesses and to make management decisions that increase profit and improve quality of life.

 



Through the Open Books project, farmer participants will:

  • Improve financial recordkeeping skills
  • Learn how to use financial analysis tools to boost your bottom line
  • Share financial challenges with other farmers in a confidential setting
  • Receive referrals to business and financial professionals

 

 

More info: 

https://learngrowconnect.org/openbooks

Event Date 1/27/2018 10:30 am ET
Event End Date 1/27/2018 3:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free

Location: Holyoke Community College, Kittredge Center Rm 303, 303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke

 

 

We’ll walk through the steps of creating an employee manual that your employees with understand We’ll also discuss federal and state laws, policies that support the health and well-being of your staff, and best practices for upholding those policies.

 

 

Sarah is Counsel for the firm Bulkley Richardson in the Business and Finance department and is a member of the Employment Law Practice Group. Her practice encompasses a wide range of industries and clients including entrepreneurs, closely-held / family businesses, restaurant and bar owners, equestrian facilities / family farms, crafters, gourmet markets, artists and musicians. She is a frequent speaker and lecturer on employment law, corporate compliance, intellectual property protection and export control at conferences, panels and workshops across the country.

 

 

More Events

Friday, February 9th Developing Farm SOPs and Training Staff
Tuesday, February 13th Farm Employment and Labor Laws
Tuesday, February 27th Farmer to Farmer 
Thursday, March 8th Improving Workplace Culture and Communication 

 

 

Register: https://www.buylocalfood.org/event/cisa-winter-workshop-employee-manuals-policies-ethics-and-law/

 

 

Event Date 1/31/2018 5:00 pm ET
Event End Date 1/31/2018 8:00 pm ET
Individual Price $18.00

Location: Just BeCause Center 1013 West State St 
Ithaca, NY 14850United States

 

 

Facilitated by Mike Biltonen and Jay Smith

We are currently in the midst of witnessing the devastating impacts of climate change through recent storms Harvey, Irma and Maria. But climate change has been affecting our farms for several decades now. The science and data show that there will continue to be dramatic impacts on every farmer’s ability to grow and distribute food. Agriculture is one of our greatest tools for reducing and even potentially reversing the effects of modern industrial society on our global climate, but it’s also one of the greatest contributors to climate change. Something has to give. Come learn about how we can work together as a community to increase stability and security in local food production!
 
This course is geared toward participants with some degree of knowledge related to growing food, but is open to all.
 

It will cover both urban and rural landscapes, and include information on crop production, soil health, water conservation, and farm design, as well as strategies for increased urban food production and the connections between climate change and food justice.

 

 

More info: http://groundswellcenter.org/event/agriculture-and-climate-change/

 

 

 

Event Date 2/3/2018 10:00 am ET
Event End Date 2/3/2018 3:00 pm ET
Individual Price Discounts available

Location: Jackson County Agricultural Complex, Marianna, FL

 

 

Quality Certification Services will be holding multiple food safety courses throughout Florida between January and May 2018. Sign up today to ensure a spot near you!

 

 

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule has established minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. In order to help growers understand the Produce Safety Rule and how it may affect their farm, Quality Certification Services (an accredited organic and food safety certification agency) is offering grower specific trainings throughout the state of Florida.

 

 

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course provides a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. The PSA Grower Training Course satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in §112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.’

 

 

Please see below for upcoming training dates throughout the state of Florida. You can find additional information about the course along with registration information online at http://www.qcsinfo.org/training/.

 

 

-JANUARY 4, 2018

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

-JANUARY 18, 2018

Live Oak, FL (Venue TBA)

-FEBRUARY 6, 2018

Florida FFA Leadership Training Center, Haines City, FL

-FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Jackson County Agricultural Complex, Marianna, FL

-MARCH 8, 2018

Tavares, FL (Venue TBA)

-MARCH 22, 2018

Fort Pierce, FL (Venue TBA)

-APRIL 12, 2018

West Palm Beach, FL (Venue TBA)

-May 2, 2018

ACORBAT, Miami, FL

 

 

The cost to attend is $35.00, and this includes your course manual and certificate from AFDO. If you have any questions, I would be more than happy to assist in any way that I can. We hope to see you all at a training!

Event Date 2/20/2018
Individual Price $35.00

Location: Jackson County Agricultural Complex, Marianna, FL

 

 

Quality Certification Services will be holding multiple food safety courses throughout Florida between January and May 2018. Sign up today to ensure a spot near you!

 

 

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule has established minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. In order to help growers understand the Produce Safety Rule and how it may affect their farm, Quality Certification Services (an accredited organic and food safety certification agency) is offering grower specific trainings throughout the state of Florida.

 

 

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course provides a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. The PSA Grower Training Course satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in §112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.’

 

 

Please see below for upcoming training dates throughout the state of Florida. You can find additional information about the course along with registration information online at http://www.qcsinfo.org/training/.

 

 

-JANUARY 4, 2018

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

-JANUARY 18, 2018

Live Oak, FL (Venue TBA)

-FEBRUARY 6, 2018

Florida FFA Leadership Training Center, Haines City, FL

-FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Jackson County Agricultural Complex, Marianna, FL

-MARCH 8, 2018

Tavares, FL (Venue TBA)

-MARCH 22, 2018

Fort Pierce, FL (Venue TBA)

-APRIL 12, 2018

West Palm Beach, FL (Venue TBA)

-May 2, 2018

ACORBAT, Miami, FL

 

 

The cost to attend is $35.00, and this includes your course manual and certificate from AFDO. If you have any questions, I would be more than happy to assist in any way that I can. We hope to see you all at a training!

Event Date 2/20/2018
Individual Price $35.00