The Savanna Institute has released a series of five infographics that provide descriptions of common agroforestry practices: riparian buffers, forest farming, alley cropping, silvopasture and windbreaks. Each free, two-page PDF infographic includes an illustration of the practice, a summary of its challenges and benefits and a section of frequently asked questions about implementing the practice.
June 12 - Kalona
This day-long workshop is designed to help agricultural producers in the dairy and grain sectors who have been farming for less than 10 years. Producers considering a transition from conventional to organic are encouraged to attend. Several of the day's sessions apply to both conventional and organic producers. Register today and receive a $200 farm and travel expense allowance.
National Young Farmers Coalition has released its newly created Finding Farmland online course. This course prepares farmers to confidently approach the financial decisions related to land access. And it's free! You can take the lessons at your own pace.
July 28-31 - Iowa City
The Northern Nut Growers Association and the North American Fruit Explorers will be having their annual meeting in Iowa City. The conference will include a show-and-tell session on Sunday evening, technical sessions on Monday and Tuesday and an all-day field trip on Wednesday. You can sign up for the whole event or a single day.