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August 2014

August 2, 2014
Alternative Forage Crops for Goats and Sheep
Sunny Acres Farm, Athens, NY
Jim and Deborah Taylor have put a lot of energy into extending their forage grazing season with brassica forages such as turnips and radishes and introducing small grains and alternative forages into their pasture management system to help control parasites and reduce grain consumption in their meat goat herd while improving animal and soil health. Come and observe their management practices at work. To preregister call Stephanie at (585) 271-1979 ext. 509.

August 8-10, 2014
NOFA Summer Conference, UMass, Amherst, MA

Featuring 200 workshops on farming, gardening, land care, nutrition, & food politics; full and half day pre-conferences; and 100+ exhibitors. This is a family-friendly event with conferences for children and teens, a country fair, and organic meals! Budget conscious accommodations are available, including camping and dorms. Dr Elaine Ingham will present the keynote, “The Organic Biological Revolution”. For more info: www.nofasummerconference.org, or email: Nicole@nofamass.org, phone: 508-450-2441

August 12, 2014
Summer Grazing School
Cornucopia Farm, Bethel, VT

Organized in partnership with UVM Extension and NOFA Vermont. Pre-registration encouraged. Contact NOFA Vermont: 802-434-4122 or email Sam Fuller: sam@nofavt.org.

August 12, 2014
Organic Dairy Day
University of Minnesota WCROC, Morris, MN

Educational programs will feature Hue Karreman, Rodale Institute’s organic livestock veterinarian, who will address organic dairy health and supplementation strategies, and outwintering; and Brad Heins, University of Minnesota organic dairy specialist, who will address grazing summer annuals. The Organic Dairy Day includes lunch and is free and open to the public. Contact WCROC at 320-589-1711 or send an email to: hein0106@umn.edu.

August 14, 2014
Practical Soil Management for New Lands and New Farmers
The Farm at Locusts, Staatsburg, NY

Participants will have the opportunity to walk the fields, examine soil tests, work through calculating amendment rates, and see field demonstrations of mineral applications and cover crop management. You will be taught about tillage and field prep; soil mineral balancing and liming; and utilizing intensive cover cropping to build soil organic matter and available nitrogen. Bring a farm soil test to discuss with the group! Call Stephanie at 585-271-1979 ext. 509

August 19, 2014
Summer Annuals, Irrigation, and Cow Health
Fournier Farms, Swanton, VT

Organized in partnership with UVM Extension and NOFA Vermont. Pre-registration encouraged. Contact NOFA Vermont: 802-434-4122 or email Sam Fuller: sam@nofavt.org.

August 19, 2014
Organic Crop & Dairy Field Day
Email: alie.hubing@organicvalley.coop
Phone: 608-625-7795
Contact_Name: Alie Hubing
Web_Address: organicvalley.coop
Location: Charvin Organic Farms

Join Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative for an organic crop & dairy educational field day at Charvin Organic Farms. Tuesday, August 19; 9am-3:30pm; 170 Saner Lane, Mifflin, PA - 6 miles South of Mifflin PA on Route 35 South. The field day will feature speakers:

  • Sonia Gelsinger, Dr. Gabriella Varga, and Dr. Marvin Hall from Penn State
  • Dr. Silvia Abel-Caines from CROPP Cooperative;
  • Dr. Hue Karreman
  • Jeff Moyer from Rodale Institute

Local vendors and equipment dealers will also be present. Lunch will be provided. Rideshare with neighbors is encouraged.

August 27, 2014
Fodder Production Workshop, B-A-Blessing Farm, Whitesville, NY

John and Tammy Stoltzfus of B-A Blessing Farm welcome you for an all-day event to learn how to incorporate fodder production on your farm. Hear from John about how fodder is produced and fed as a part of his milking herd ration. Representatives from Farmtek and an Organic Valley specialist will also be available to answer product and nutrition questions. Call Stephanie, at 585-271-1979 ext. 509. This event is FREE and lunch will be provided.

August 28th, 10am to 3:30pm
Soils, Foliar Sprays and Nutrient Dense Forages
Butterworks Farm in Westfield, VT

Come learn about increasing the energy and the photosynthetic capacity of your crops through foliar feeding and soil fertility management. See a "chicken soup for the soil" demonstration as well. Cost is $20. Lunch will be provided by NOFA-VT Pizza Oven. Call Susan Brouillette or Heather Darby at 802-524-6501, or email Sam Fuller: sam@nofavt.org. Or go to:

www.uvm.edu/extension/summerseries

 


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