The news story below features Dan Nagengast, a speaker at the Kansas Sustainable Agriculture Conference, which was sponsored, in part, by SARE.
Source: Insurance News
Agriculture is a fast-moving train and no one knows exactly what's up around the bend. For Dan Nagengast, reconnecting food production with food consumption is critical to keeping that train on the track.
Speaking at the Kansas Rural Center's recent Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Emporia, Nagengast laid out compelling concerns about the current industrialized approach to feeding the planet in light of a long list...Read More
The Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society's Conference Scheduled has been scheduled for January 27-28, 2012 at the Ramkota Hotel in Aberdeen, SD.
Featured speakers include:
- Jerry Brunetti - Human Health
- Klaas Martens - Soil Health
- Gearld Fry - Animal Health
Additional workshops on poultry, mulch gardening, estate planning, winter greenhouse, weed control, cover crops, local foods, canning and preserving, youth activities, and more.
New in 2012
- Pre-conference workshops - Thursday, January 26 - 1:30 to 5:30 PM ($75 per person)
- 2 dynamic workshops focusing on Human...
Minority and Immigrant farmers are invited to participate in the 7th Annual Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference February 3-4, 2012. Hosted by The Association for the Advancement of Hmong Women in Minnesota, Minnesota Food Association and USDA-Farm Service Agency and USDA-NRCS, the two-day conference provides education and resources to small farm operators and fosters relationships between farmers and community partners.
Major sponsors of the conference include: AgStar, Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Land Stewardship Project, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, USDA - Risk Management...Read More
The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) has made public its list of people who were selected to receive Professional Development Program Grants for 2011.
- Craig Chase at Iowa State University has been awarded a $42,472 Professional Development Program for the project,"Community Capacity Building to Strengthen the Links within the Iowa Local Foods Value Chain." Chase will bring staff from Extension and other government agencies, educators, non-profits, farmers, and institutions together to learn what others are doing to strengthen...
Green Cover Seed is working with 21st Century Bean Processing of Sharon Springs, KS to sponsor two roundtable discussions related to Whole Yellow Pea production. There will be 2 meetings: Colby, KS on Dec. 21st and Burlington, CO on Dec. 22nd. The Colby meeting will be at the 4-H building located West of the National Guard Armory at the Thomas Co. Fairgrounds on the 21st at 10am central time. The Burlington meeting will be the following day Dec. 22nd at the Community Center on south Main at 10am mountain time. Both meetings will conclude with a light lunch.
- On hand...
NCR-SARE and Farm Credit Services of Illinois are sponsoring a MarketReady/MarketMaker workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2011. Read below for more information.
Source: The Register-Mail
Interested in what restaurant chefs and retail managers are looking for in purchasing local produce? In one day, you will receive information about current food policy legislation, how to build relationships and communicate with managers and chefs, proper packaging and labeling to sell, marketing strategies, pricing structures, and much more to help you get started...Read More
SARE representatives will be onsite with displays and information about the SARE program at the Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 33rd annual conference. For more information about the conference, read below.
Granville, Ohio—Registration is now open for the Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 33rd annual conference, Sowing the Seeds of Our Food Sovereignty, February 18-19, 2012 in Granville, Ohio (Licking County).
The state’s largest sustainable food and farm conference,...
Source: USDA, Contact J. Robert Burk, (202) 720-8408
WASHINGTON,Dec. 7, 2011—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the appointment of eight members and one alternate member to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board.
The Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 authorized the creation of the NAREEE Advisory Board, which is composed of 25 members and operates under the auspices of the U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area. REE is dedicated to the creation...Read More
Ohio State University Small Farm Program announces two Small Farm Conferences & Trade Shows. Both conferences will include 30-40 different seminars taught by Extension professionals and industry leaders focusing in the areas of:
- Farm Management, Forages & Pasture
- Livestock - exotic & traditional
- Natural Resources
- Horticulture - fruits & vegetables
- Organic Production
A tradeshow representing the many industries servicing small farms will be present throughout the events. SARE representatives will be onsite with displays and information about the SARE program....Read More
OEFFA's 33rd Annual Conference: Sowing the Seeds of Our Food Sovereignty has been scheduled for February 18-19, 2012 in Granville, OH. SARE representatives will be onsite with displays and information about the SARE program.
The conference will feature keynote speakers Woody Tasch and Andrew Kimbrell, more than 70 workshops, local and organic meals, kids' conference, childcare, trade show, and more.
Conference photos and workshop presentations and handouts from the 2011 conference are now available.Read More