Thursday, August 24; 9 am - 3 pm
Grand Marsh, WI
This day-long event visits 3,200-acre Wallendal Farms, which is in the process of transitioning one third of its crop ground to organic production, adding additional complexity, diversity, and resilience to its operation.
As Congress begins to set the direction of farm policy that will impact farmers, rural residents, and consumers, the Iowa Farmers Union will be holding Farm Bill Listening Sessions at three locations in Iowa. The general public is invited to voice their opinion to help set the agenda for rural America and the 2018 Farm Bill.
Wednesday, August 23, 1 pm
Decorah Public Library
202 Winnebago St, Decorah, IA 52101
Thursday, August 24, 10 am
Washington Public Library
115 W. Washington St., Washington, IA 52353
Friday, August 25, 10 am
Wallace Country Life Center
2773 290th Street, Orient, IA
Monday, August 28; 9 am - 4 pm
Holistic Management International is excited to be collaborating with Kaesebier Farm of Elkhart, Illionis and the Soil Health Partnership in offering a full-day workshop on August 28th with Gabe Brown titled: "Putting the Farm Back in Farming." The first part of the day will be a farm tour of the Kaesebier Farm where they are experimenting with cover crops. You'll see some of those test plots as well as a soil pit dig and learn about soil health and farm productivity as Gabe leads the tour. The afternoon will be more presentations by Gabe and times for Q&A.
is $50 per person (includes lunch). Only 75 spots are available.
North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) is accepting applications for the Research and Education (R&E) program. It provides funds to collaborative teams of scientists, farmers/ranchers, institutions, organizations, and educators who are exploring sustainable agriculture through research projects or education/demonstration projects. Individual grants range from $50,000 to $200,000. NCR-SARE expects to fund nine to 10 projects in the 12-state region.
Pre-proposals are due October 19, 2017.