On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013, Gail Fuller will lead a cover crops workshop, “Do Cover Crops help your “bottom-line”: The Economic Benefits and Costs of Cover Crops upon Cash Crops, Livestock and Soil Health?” at the UNL Kimmel Education Center (5985 G Rd, Nebraska City, NE 68410).
Several resources like No-Till on the Plains (NTOP), Gail Fuller, UNL No-Till and Extension, NRCS, SARE, Ward Labs, Arrow Seed, Green Cover Seeds, Stock Seed Company, World Food Processors, NE Environmental Trust, and others (being finalized) have combined to develop a well-rounded day to meet...Read More
SDSU Extension will host the 2013 Organic Agriculture Conference in Sioux Falls Dec. 2-3 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel 3200 W. Maple St. Sioux Falls (just off exit 81 on I-29).
The event is co-sponsored by SDSU Extension, USDA's Integrated Pest Management (IPM), the South Dakota State University IPM Program, and NCR-SARE.
The Organic Agriculture Conference provides a great networking opportunity between fellow organic producers, exposure to new management methods and practices and an opportunity to interact with experts from around the nation.
Featured Speakers include: Carmen Fernholz —...Read More
On November 18, 2013, our dear SARE colleague and friend, Dr. William (Bill) Wilcke, passed away.
Bill was born and raised on a small, diversified crop and livestock farm in northwest Iowa. As with many farming families in the 1950s, hard work and perseverance were valued. After graduating from Battle Creek High School, Wilcke received all...Read More
Looking to brush up on your pest management skills? Register now to ensure your spot at a pioneering workshop designed to serve specialty crop, field crop, and landscape professionals.
With support from a NCR-SARE Professional Development Program grant, the third annual Integrated Pest Management Academy will be held Feb. 18-19, 2014, at the Okemos Conference Center in Okemos, Mich., located just outside of East Lansing, Mich. The 2014 Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy is a two-day workshop with information to help you improve your IPM practices...Read More
The 15th Annual Midwest Value Added Agricultural Conference (MVAAC) is taking place January 23-24th, 2014 at the Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids. This year, the MVAAC will include an NCR-SARE Farmers Forum with presentations on hop production, using medicinal herbs as alternative cash crops, using forest biomass to create a wildflower nursery, and eliminating buckthorn with goats. Here is more information about the NCR-SARE Farmers Forum presentations:
- Eliminating Invasive Buckthorn with Goats, an Ecological and Habitat Restoration Study, presented by Kim Hunter,of Fossil Ridge Farm; The Green...