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May 19, 2015
Tools for Transitioning to Organic Dairy Online Webinar
Contact: A. Fay Benson
Web Address: http://blogs.cornell.edu/organicdairyinitiative/
Description: 10am-11:30am webinar for those interested in becoming organic dairy producers and for extension educators, agribusiness and others who work with dairies interested in transitioning. Presenters: Fay Benson, NY Organic Dairy Initiative, with representatives of the Northeast Organic Farming Association, USDA Farm Services Agency, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Learn requirements for organic certification, tools for adjusting cropping practices, how to build an Organic System Plan, spreadsheets for figuring costs of transitioning cropland, return on investment data, and the types of federal loans and Environmental Quality Incentives available. Register at: http://blogs.cornell.edu/organicdairyinitiative.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Webinar: Fencing: Getting it Right** with Randy Cutler
Time: 7pm CST / 8pm EST. Duration: 90 minutes. Cost: Free!
To register, go to: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EB57D983834F3B
Discover the ins and outs of fencing for livestock: planning, placement, and practicality of making fence. You’ll learn about fence types, mental and physical barriers, resources, costs, and preparation. You’ll also get to see how to use various fencing materials.
**The Fund-A-Farmer Project (formerly Healthy & Humane Farm Funds Project) is a project of Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT). FACT offers free webinars and an online forum for humane farmers. Please join us to expand your farming knowledge and to share your experiences with other farmers!