AgrAbility is an organization that works to enhance the quality of life for farmers and ranchers with disabilities. They work on helping farmers find gainful employment in production agriculture, gain access to appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Join them for the 2017 AgrAbility National Training Workshop from March 20-23 in Knoxville, TN. This event is the premier training event addressing issues of disability in agriculture. It brings together professionals and consumers from all over the country to participate in educational sessions, breakout groups, tours, and networking events. For more information, visit the event website
The conference will bring together farmer veterans, as well as the organizations that support them- from government agencies to nonprofit groups. Participants can attend workshops on all aspects of farming, as well as visit other farms in the area.
Here are the details:
WHEN: November 30 – December 2
WHERE: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Michigan State University ( 219 South Harrison Rd. East Lansing, MI)
COSTS: Full sessions – $400; Thursday session including hosted dinner: $200; Exhibit Booth Space: $1,000
Keynote speakers include Dr. Roger Moon, a veterinary entomologist at the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Guy Jodarski, a staff veterinarian for Organic Valley, CROPP Cooperative. Dr. Moon will talk about pests and organic dairy, and Dr. Jodarski will cover innovative ways to deal with livestock health, nutrition, and management challenges.
Sessions include farmer-to-farmer panels that feature certified organic farmers telling stories of their challenges and successes.
Registration closes Wednesday, March 4th. Visit UVM Extension for more information and to register.
It’s conference season! PASA is taking part with their 24th Annual Farming for the Future Conference from February 4 – 7 in State College, PA.
The conference will feature over 100 workshops over the weekend to educate attendees with courses ranging from Vegetable Farm Irrigation to The Deeper Wisdom of the Biodynamic Preparations. The conference also presents the Future Farmers Program for children from kindergarten to eighth grade.
The New Mexico Sustainable Agriculture Conference, presented by Western SARE and New Mexico State University, is open for registration! The event will take place on December 17 from 8:30 – 4 pm at the Roswell Convention Center in Roswell, NM. You can view the brochure and program for the event here to find out more.
The Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) annual conference is available for registration! The event will be held at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center in Fairfield, Iowa from November 14-15. This year’s annual conference includes field tours, pesticide drift training, workshops, farm-to-table restaurant tour and much more!
If you’re interested in registering for the 2014 WFAN conference, visit http://wfan.org for more information.
The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) will host its 25th annual conference from February 27 through March 1. The MOSES farming conference is the largest US event focused on organic and sustainable agriculture with over 3,000 farmers in attendance each year. This networking and educational event features 65 workshops, 170 exhibitors and keynote speakers.
This 25th anniversary event will be held at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. You must register by February 14th to attend the farming conference.
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to register for the event and for more information: http://mosesorganic.org/conference/
The Farmer Veteran Coalition will host “Empowering Women Veterans: Success in Agriculture Business and Well-Being” in Louisville, Kentucky on November 14-17. This is the FVC’s 2nd annual national conference dedicated to women veterans in agriculture. The FVC invites all women veterans, active duty and women farming with veterans to the free event at the Hyatt Regency. The conference will bring together over 100 women from around the nation to build community while learning business skills needed to achieve entrepreneurial goals.
The 28th annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference hosted by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association will be held November 15th – 17th in Durham, NC. The conference includes farm tours and workshops taught by experts in horticulture, livestock, soils, farm business, and policy. Workshops include a wide variety of topics from season extension methods for beginning farmers, to an update on compost rules and techniques, to a workshop on alternative pork production. There will also be a Local Foods Feast at the Durham Sheraton Imperial on Friday November 15th.
Register by October 25th for an early bird discount. Click here for more information.
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