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Upcoming Educational Opportunities:

  • Anytime:
    • SARE 2018 Conference: Our Farms, Our Future.  All conference materials available as video, podcasts, and posters.
    • ATTRA Tutorials – self-guided and comprehensive multi-lesson tutorials in Scaling Up for Regional Markets, Pest Management, Farm Business Planning & Marketing for Beginnners, and Getting Started in Farming.
    • USDA Science & Technology Training Library – contains hundreds of archived webinars on Bioenergy, Conservation, Forestry, and Sustainable Forests.  Lists of upcoming webinars are also available on the site.
    • Farmer-to-Farmer Podcast with Chris Blanchard.  "Chris is a veteran farmer and educator who draws on over 25 years of experience to get at the big ideas and practical details that go into making a farm work.  Whether his guests are discussing employment philosophy or the best techniques for cultivating carrots, his down-to-earth conversations with experienced farmers - and the occasional non-farmer - will be time well spent."
    • Summaries of presentations at the 2016 Organic Agriculture Research Symposium are now available online at http://eorganic.info/node/16778. Many of the workshops and keynote presentations were recorded live and may be viewed via the eOrganic YouTube channel.
    • Recorded presentations and associated materials from the Bionutrient Association's Soil & Nutrition Conferences over the past several years.  Too many well-known names to list, connecting the dots between healthy soils, healthy people, and a healthy planet.
    • Videos and presentations from the 2017 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health sessions are now available.


Organic Regulations and Risk Management for Organic Farms: July 28, 2022

Join NCAT to learn the basics of USDA Organic rules and regulations. Learn what producers can and can't do on a certified organic farm. They will also be exploring how to manage risk on an organic operation. 
"We hope this workshop will make organic certification more accessible and understandable to all interested farmers." 
This virtual workshop will be followed by an on-farm mock organic inspection at Alchemy Farms in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama on August 5. Please RSVP for that event separately. 
NCAT is hosting this workshop in partnership with Alabama A & M, Alchemy Farms, USDA, and SRMEC. 
Find a link to register here
Questions? Contact Felicia Bell at feliciab@ncat.org.

Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference: October 14, 15

The fall, in-person, Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit conference, will be held on October 14-15, 2022 at University of Detroit Mercy. The newly renovated Student Center will be our venue, on the McNichols campus in Detroit. Our 17th annual regional conference is a Pollinators event in partnership with the national Bioneers organization, that is, the Bioneers Collective Heritage Institute (see bioneers.org for more information on them, including great information and wonderful videos from the national conference!). 


OEFFA's 44th Annual Conference: Germinate, Regenerate, Agitate: February 16-18, 2023

Save the date for the 2023 OEFFA conference, Germinate, Regenerate, Agitate!
After five years at the Dayton Convention Center, OEFFA is shifting the annual conference back to Central Ohio. Join us February 16-18, 2023, at Cherry Valley Hotel in Newark, Ohio!
The conference will again be three days of learning, sharing, and connecting in person with hundreds of sustainable farmers, gardeners, and local food supporters. From backyard gardening to pasture management to food policy, our conference covers diverse themes related to organic and sustainable agriculture.
Registration opens this fall. Learn more and sign up for conference email updates here.