Saturday October 29
Nebraska Hop Yards, Plattsmouth, NE
Learn the basics of hop production. Some of the things covered include: introduction to hop pests, options for supporting your hops as they grow, harvest and drying methods and much more.
Monday, November 14
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Luther College, Decorah, IA
Get to know other area local food farmers, make connections, find common interests, and create opportunities to learn and collaborate together! If you're a beginning local food farmer, an experienced farmer transitioning to a local or niche marketplace, or an experienced local food farmer who wants to connect and learn new ideas, this network is for you! People of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels welcome. Please
The Cornell Small Farms Program offers over twenty courses to help farmers improve their technical and business skills.
Join one of the upcoming online farming courses: Berry Production, Effective Marketing for the Busy Farmer, Improved Grazing Management, Soil Health, and Woodland Mushroom Cultivation. Most courses are six weeks long. Each week features an evening webinar and follow-up readings, videos, and activities.
High Tunnels and Other Season Extension Techniques Publication
Spurred by enthusiasm and growing markets for local agricultural products, farmers are increasing the availability of their crops beyond the traditional outdoor growing season. Find out how with SARE's High Tunnels and Other Season Extension Techniques, a collection of practical resources for experienced growers and those who are new to season extension.
Organic Vegetable Production Resource Available
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released Crop Rotations, Composting and Cover Crops for Organic Vegetable Production, a 12-page publication available free online. The importance of crop rotation to the overall quality of an organic farming system is discussed in depth. The publication highlights the benefits of cover crops and also discusses organic no-till practices. It explains how the use of animal manure or compost provides additional nutrients.