Filling the Void: Strategies for Improved Sustainability
Monday, June 12
Herbicide Rotational Restrictions
Wednesday, June 14
Join to hear
the latest information on herbicide carryover and rotational restrictions. No-tillers will learn:
- Herbicide families and how each class works within the plant
- What chemistries cause the most concern for summer and fall cover crop seeding
- Forage considerations from late summer herbicide applications
- Spring burndown takeaways - what works and which species require more management
Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Grant Application Process
Tuesday, June 20
This webinar will address various aspects of project development for potential applicants of the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Grant Program (BFRDP). Topics covered include: understanding required BFRDP components, a brief intro to logic models, how to make your design competitive, ensuring your organization is meeting farmers' needs, integrating your program design with the broader mission of your organization, and more. Check out
Farm Law 101
10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 20
If you'd like to confidently, safely help farmers work through basic farm law questions, attend this workshop. You will learn to understand the basics behind farm leasing, land, liability, employment, food safety, business structures, sales, and regulatory issues. You'll hear where to find detailed information and understand how to stay within safe, ethical bounds when guiding farmers through legal questions. Call (
608) 616-5319 for more information.
Implementing Management Systems for Diversified Fruit
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 22
The field day will focus on unusual fruits, including 5 varieties of black currants, 8 varieties of honeyberries, 5 types of plums, and numerous blueberry varieties. We'll discuss the farm's rainwater collection; solar-powered irrigation system; deer fencing; and bird netting. Join the conversation about national organic policy issues, and
talk about how fruit growers can incorporate native plants in their operations to provide food and habitat for pollinators and other beneficial organisms. Find more at https://www.organicfruitgrowers.org/events-1
Healthy Lakes Conference
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday, June 23
Here's an opportunity to hear about the effective work being done to improve lakes by trial and error, research and development, and failure and success. Many of the same issues are being treated in very different ways. Come see and hear what has worked, what has not worked, and why. More information and registration details can be found at http://www.cleanwaterassociation.com/healthy-lakes-conference
Grass-Fed Beef Workshop
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 24
will guide participants through the principles of a successful grass-fed operation. A
tour will feature a farm that is currently transitioning to a rotational grazing system. Highlights will include watering systems, fencing types, and measurements of forage quality. Contact Sadie by June 16 at
email@example.com or (608) 355-4842 to register.
Aquatic Plant Identification Training
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 29
Learn from experts to identify aquatic plants. The training will help participants:
- Understand the ecological role of aquatic plants in Wisconsin's water bodies
- Learn how to distinguish the many species of aquatic plants that exist in Wisconsin
- Learn about various aquatic habitats
Register soon at https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Pages/programs/training/plantID.aspx
Composting with Purpose Field Day
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 8
Midwest Compost School
This immersive three-day school features a mix of classroom, hands-on and field trip experience. Topics include:
* Introduction to the composting process
* Recipe development and feedstock characteristic
* Compost quality and measurement
* Compost pile building
* Compostable packaging
* Applications of compost
* Hands-on compost pile construction
* Midwest regulations overview and update
Midwest Farm Energy Conference
Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference
The Energy Fair
ESRI Imaging and Mapping Forum
San Diego, CA
Farm Technology Days
Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) Annual Conference
July 30-August 2
North American Manure Expo
Wisconsin Counties Association Annual Conference
Food, Land & Water Conference