University of Wisconsin Organic Farming Field Day
August 26, 2009 | Arlington, WI
Topics include: Organic no-till soybean and corn production, sweet corn variety trials, corn root worm management, fertility management in sweet corn, potato, and green bean, and the influence of fertility management on insect feeding in corn, soybean, and alfalfa. In addition, a full organic livestock management track will be included, discussing organic herd health, managed intensive grazing, and pasture management. Pre-registration is not required but is much appreciated by contacting Erin Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (608) 890-1503. Read the full press release.
Cost: Free, noon lunch available for $10.
Time: 9:30am -3:00pm
Farm Progress Show
September 1-3, 2009 | Decatur, IL
Don’t miss the largest outdoor farm show in the U.S. MOSES will have a booth. Stop by for free info – or to buy a great book on organics. MOSES will be in the Varied Industries Tent, Booth #9221. Learn more on the Farm Progress website.
Cost: $10 / adults and $5 / 13-17 years old.
MOSES Field Day
September 16, 2009 | Lewiston, MN
Spend an afternoon with Mike and Jennifer Rupprecht of Earth-Be-Glad Farm observing their pasture based livestock operation, their certified organic feed production and discussing their marketing strategies. Learn how to produce grass based beef and poultry as well as develop and manage direct to consumer sales of these products. By maintaining and restoring healthy soil and raising healthy animals, Earth-Be-Glad Farm remains a full-time independent family farm that provides an alternative to corporate factory-style confinement farms. Pre-registration is not required, but greatly appreciated! Call MOSES at 715-778-5775 or email email@example.com to register. Learn more.
Location: 18828 County Road 20, Lewiston, MN
Directions: From Lewiston MN, head north from the junction of Hwy 14 and County Road 25, which is located at the Kwik Trip gas station in Lewiston. Go 2.3 miles north on County Road 25 to the junction of County Road 20, head west on County Road 20 for 2.3 miles and you will arrive at Earth-Be-Glad farm.
US Testing Network Field Day – Corn Breeders Showcase
September 18, 2009 | River Falls, WI
Brown Seed genetics will host a breeders showcase at their River Falls, WI site. The showcase will highlight experimental and elite corn material from public and private breeders across the Midwest. Throughout the day, attendees will be able to network under the tents and visit several booths hosted by partners of the project. Lunch will be served. The showcase is co-hosted by Practical Farmers of Iowa. For questions, contact Charlie Brown at 715-594-3355 or firstname.lastname@example.org or download the flyer for info and directions.
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: Brown Seed Genetics, River Falls, WI
Community Food Security Coalition Conference (CFSC)
October 10-13, 2009 | Des Moines, IA
“From Commodity to Community” is the theme of the 13th annual CFSC conference, the largest gathering of community food systems producers and advocates in the US. Speakers, workshops, field trips, plenaries – and lots of delicious local foods! Early bird registration deadline is August 21st. Visit the website to register.