Workshops related to food systems and/or community development.

Join us for a four-day, all-expenses paid professional development workshop on our experimental farm in New York’s Hudson Valley and learn how to teach Food Ed., our unique food studies curriculum for high school students. 

 

The Food Ed. Teacher Institute combines discussions, teaching practice, tours, and hands-on learning activities—all in service of preparing you to pilot your very own Food Ed. classroom.

 

Learn more about Food Ed. and apply online today!

Event Date 7/9/2019
Event End Date 7/12/2019
Individual Price Free

Sign up below for Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) training on Tuesday, May 12, from 4 pm to 7 pm Central time. The training will be led by Annalisa Hultberg, U of MN Extension.

 

GAPs are science-based, farm-level practices for keeping fresh produce safe. This training is strongly encouraged for farmers who grow fruit and vegetables for fresh eating - whether that be farmers' market sales, farmstand, or CSA; or sales to grocery stores, restaurants, and distributors.

Farmers involved in the Farmers' Market Hubs project (https://farmersmarkethub.org) who take this GAPs training, complete an on-farm food safety plan summary, and have their water tested will be recognized in their market's online catalog as an enhanced food safety farmer.

Farmers not involved in the Farmers' Market Hubs project are welcome to attend the webinar, up to a limit of 25 participants. Completing GAPs training and an on-farm food safety plan can be a useful way to market your products to buyers.

Please register below. If you have questions about this workshop contact: Jane Jewett, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Event Date 5/12/2020 5:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free

Please join HEAL Food Alliance next week for a timely webinar on priorities and challenges related to food and farming systems in Navajo Nation during the pandemic, and ongoing organizing and advocacy efforts by community members.

  

When: Thursday, June 4th 12-1pm EST / 11am-12pm CT / 10-11am MT / 9-10am PT

Where: Zoom registration link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtfuGqqDkrHdP9FcmaCWpiMy1HX32bpWyC?link_id=5&can_id=f5a7bb0a7f8451570a0d2f21ec84ec45&source=email-its-time-to-sound-the-alarm-2&email_referrer=email_814906___subject_1101011&email_subject=register-today-webinar-on-how-navajo-nation-sopl-leaders-are-advocating-organizing-and-farming-during-covid-19


The webinar will feature current members of our School of Political Leadership (SoPL) cohort working on the ground and throughout Navajo Nation:


Gloria Ann Begay, Executive Director, Diné Food Sovereignty Alliance

Stephanie Hall, Executive Director, Tolani Lake Enterprises

dana eldridge, Farmer & Researcher, Diné/Navajo Nation

Event Date 6/4/2020 12:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free

Good Agricultural Practices Online Training

July 23, 2020

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) training will be offered online on Thursday, July 23, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Central time. The training will be led by Annalisa Hultberg, U of MN Extension.

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) are science-based, farm-level practices for keeping fresh produce safe. This training is strongly encouraged for farmers who grow fruit and vegetables for fresh eating - whether that be farmers' market sales, farmstand, or CSA; or sales to grocery stores, restaurants, and distributors.

Completing GAPs training and an on-farm food safety plan can be a useful way to market your products to buyers. Participants in this 3-hour training can receive a certificate of their participation.

[Note: This training does not qualify as the required training for compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act – Produce Safety Rule.]

Please register by 5 pm on Wednesday, July 22. This training will be conducted via Zoom and Zoom links will be send to registered participants only. If you have questions about this workshop contact: Jane Jewett, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration: https://cfans.wufoo.com/forms/register-for-online-gaps-training/ 

Event Date 7/23/2020 10:00 am ET
Individual Price Free

This is a free two hour workshop designed to help you identify what actions you will need to take towards a career in farming. This workshop is offered several times a year, and we will host this workshop online for the time being. As the day of the workshop approaches, people who register (below) will get an email with a link to the online meeting.

In this free workshop you will:

  • Learn about the variety of roles in the food system and opportunities to get involved
  • Hear the perspective from a local farmer about getting started in agriculture
  • Learn about New Entry Sustainable Farming Project's courses and services
  • Identify resources you have and resources you'll need for your farm business
  • Identify next steps to get started with your new farm business

Date:  Sunday, July 26th, 2020 

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Register herehttps://www.tfaforms.com/382268

Event Date 7/26/2020 10:00 am ET
Event End Date 7/26/2020 12:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free