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Upcoming Seminars

  • Roque Island Lecture on Environmental Conservation - Maine

    Pollinator biologist Eric Venturini will present the seventh annual Roque Island Lecture on Environmental Conservation on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The free, public lecture, “Bees and Blueberries: Where Does It Go From Here?” will be held at 11 a.m. in the UMM Science Building, Room 102. It is sponsored by the Eastern Maine Conservation Initiative and UMM.

    Location: University of Maine at Machias

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  • Poultry 101: Raise, Process, Prepare

    UMaine Cooperative Extension is hosting a "Poultry 101" hands-on workshop on how to raise, process and prepare poultry on October 17, 8-11AM. This workshop explores how to prepare a whole chicken in a variety of market cuts, basic cooking theory for poultry and stock, and how to raise meat chickens. Each participant will process one whole chicken to take home.

    Location: UMaine’s Pilot Plant and Commercial Kitchen, Hitchner Hall, Orono campus

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  • 2nd Annual Fall Round-Up Grazier Meeting

    Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program are pleased to present the 2nd Annual Fall Round-Up Grazier Meeting on October 29, 2019. Sheep, goats and beef cattle are raised, value-added and retailed at Lime Kiln Farm, owned by Brent Zimmerman and Alessandro Voglino. They will share the history of their farm and the lessons they learned as they achieved success.

    Location: Lime Kiln Farm, 523 Lime Kiln Rd., West Coxsackie, NY

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  • Organic Land Care

    Northeast Organic Farming Association of Rhode Island (NOFA/RI) along with the Connecticut NOFA will host an Organic Land Care Seminar November 3, 2019. This seminar will benefit land care professionals as well as the home gardener seeking to learn more about organic alternatives and to avoid the use of traditional chemical insecticides and pesticides and the harmful impacts of their use.

    Location: South Kingstown Land Trust Barn,17 Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown, RI 02879

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  • 2019 NH Direct Marketing Summit

    The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is presenting a one-day conference (12pm - 5:30pm), "Growing Your Business Through Audience Connection," on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The conference is aimed to help attendees demystify, start and grow an agritourism business. The conference is made possible with support from the USDA Risk Management Agency.

    Location: Portsmouth Country Club in Greenland, NH 03840

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  • Beginning a Successful Small Farm Operation

    Cornell University Cooperative Extension can offer you the training and resources to select an enterprise suited for success. This introductory course designed for small, part-time or prospective farmers will be held on Tuesday evenings, October 15, 22, 29, & November 5 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. Topics covered: Agriculture 101, Basics of Soil & Plant Fertility, BAstics of Farm Bookkeeping & Taxes, and Selecting an Enterprise & Marketing What you Produce. 

    Location: CCE Center, 5435A County Rd 48 Belmont, NY 14813

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  • Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

    The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG) conference will be held November 7-8 with a theme of “It Takes a Region.” This conference if for sustainable agriculture and food system advocates.

    Location: Jersey City, NJ

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  • NY Seeking Applied Ag Research and Education Proposals

    The New York Farm Viability Institute (NYFVI) is seeking applied agricultural research and education proposals for its 2020 competitive grant program. Successful proposals will have a clear relevance to New York’s agriculture community, demonstrated producer support and the ability to deliver positive farm-level impact over time. Applications are due by November 12, 2019.

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  • FSMA Produce Safety Training

    To help increase awareness of the new produce regulations and encourage compliance from the businesses and farms impacted by the Food Safety Modernization Act, PSA Trainers at Cornell Cooperative Extension will host a one and half day training course Nov. 20 - 21. November 20 the session begins at 8am and ends at 5:15. November 21 the session begins at 8:30am and ends at 3pm.

    Location: CCE, Oneida County, 121 Second Street, Oriskany, NY

    Currently, farms that are required to adhere to FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule and that will be inspected are large farms with an average annual monetary value of produce sold during the previous three years of more than $500,000. Compliance dates and inspections for small farms (less than $500,000 more than $250,000) and very small farms (less than $250,000 more than $50,000) will be staggered in the coming years. Need help with compliance? Take this survey.

    FSMA Compliance Dates
  • Pro-Dairy Management Training - New York

    Forage management online courses, offered Oct. 25 - Dec. 14, will begin with agronomic factors that influence forage quality and follow key strategies for harvest, preservation and feedout of quality feed. It will benefit those involved in the decision making and management of forage crops from crop selection to feed out on a dairy farm. Dates vary.

    Location: Online

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  • International Workshop on Agritourism

    Vermont will host the first International Workshop on Agritourism. The conference is slated for Oct. 27-29, 2020 and between 250 and 350 researchers, academics, agricultural producers and agritourism and tourism industry professionals from around the world are expected to attend. The three-day program, co-sponsored by University of Vermont Extension and Eurac Research, will feature presentations and hands-on workshops by U.S. and international speakers; a poster session; a farm-to-table dinner; and field trips to farms, vineyards and other agritourism sites. Pre- and post-conference educational tours will showcase outstanding agritourism destinations in Vermont, neighboring states, Ontario and Quebec.

    Location: Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain Hotel, downtown Burlington

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