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Monday, March 2, 2015

NOFA-NY's Farmer's Pledge Application Deadline

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Registration online at: www.cvent.com/events/farmer-s-pledge-2015/faqs-850cbb4db0414a598acdccc598d419d9.aspx

COST: $75

The Farmer's Pledge is for growers and producers who:

Are current members of NOFA-NY
Adhere to all principles outlined in the Farmer's Pledge
Agree to allow customers to inspect the farm by appointment to judge if the farmer is adhering to the Pledge
Are or are not Certified Organic

CONTACT: Sondra Gjersoe at sondra@nofany.org for more information or with any questions.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

NOFA-NY Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Holiday Inn Liverpool/Syracuse, NY

COST: $65

NOFA-NY welcomes veteran farmers, beginning farmers, and farmers interested in transitioning to organic management. This year’s program includes a half-day intensive workshop entitled “Homeopathic, Herbal and Holistic Solutions to Common Situations in the Dairy Herd.” NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC staff will be available throughout the day-long conference to answer questions. Enjoy a day of learning, networking, and information exchange.

CONTACT: Register at: www.cvent.com/events/2015-dairy-field-crop-conference/registration-9821b4828d524dd79784c12a996bd56d.aspx or contact NOFA-NY at register@nofany.org with any questions or for more information.

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Winter Meeting with Friends of Northern Lake Champlain

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Champlain Valley Equipment, St. Albans, VT

COST: TBA

We are actively working on planning our 2015 Winter Meeting and are planning topics about over fertilization and feeding too much phosphorus, updated agronomic cost effective practices, the FNLC tile drainage project and UVM Extension research and equipment updates. Once scheduled, you can sign up by contacting Susan Brouillette at the contact information below.

CONTACT: Susan Brouillette at 802-524-6501 or at susan.brouillette@uvm.edu for more information or with any questions.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Five Steps to a Food Justice Farm

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: NH Audubon McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord NH 03301

COST: FREE, Pre-registration is required

Raising good food in our economy isn’t easy. You care for your soil, your crops and animals, and you bring food to your community at the best prices you can while striving to make living wages for yourself and your staff. Join the movement of family-scale farms who are following Food Justice guidelines, and demonstrate to your customers and staff that you follow best practices when it comes to running a fair and safe business. Elizabeth Henderson will guide you through 5 steps to the pricing, safety, conflict resolution and employment policies that are the foundation of food justice. Learn how to become a Food Justice Certified farm.

CONTACT: Register at nofanh.org/nofa-event/five-steps-food-justice-farm/ or contact NOFA-NH at 603-224-5022 for more information or with any questions.

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Precision Technology in Pasture Dairy Webinar

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Description: Online at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/PSUGrazing

COST: FREE

Precision feed of dairy cattle can improve production and reduce environmental impacts of dairy cattle. Changes in forage quality and quantity throughout the grazing season can make precision feeding of grazing dairy cattle a challenge. Management and the adaptation of current and future technologies may offer opportunities for precision feeding in pasture dairy systems.

CONTACT: Register at www.surveymonkey.com/s/PSUGrazing or contact Mat Hann at mmh29@psu.edu or 610-378-1327

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Agriculture Conference on Soil Health

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Description: UConn Middlesex County Extension Center, 1066 Saybrook Road, Haddam, CT

COST: $15 (Includes lunch)

CONTACT: Janice Ehlemeyer at jehlemeyer@rivercog.org for more information or with any questions.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Bacterial Mediation of Plant-Insect Interactions

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Description: 112 Jeffords Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

COST: Free

Seminar with Dr. Gary Felton, Professor of Entomology, Penn State. Refreshments at 1:00 in Jeffords 107.

CONTACT: Paliza.Shrestha@uvm.edu Full listing of PSS seminars is here: www.uvm.edu/~pss/?Page=seminar13.html

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Friday, April 3, 2015

2014 Organic Production Survey Deadline

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Online at: www.agcensus.usda.gov/

COST: FREE

Required of organic producers. The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is conducting its 2014 Organic Production Survey--a complete inventory of all known organic producers that are certified, exempt from certification in the Unites States (those grossing less than $5,000 annually from organic sales), and those producers transitioning to organic production. This study serves as a census of all organic operations, as directed under the FY2014 Farm Appropriations Bill. Respondents are guaranteed by law (Title 7, U.S. Code) that their individual information will be kept confidential, and all known organic producers (exempt and certified) are required to respond. NASS uses the information only for statistical purposes and publishes data only in tabulated totals.

CONTACT: For more information go to www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/Organic_Survey/

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Enhance the Efficacy and Thermotolerance of Fungal Isolates

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Description: 112 Jeffords Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

COST: Free

Seminar with Agrin Davari, Ph.D. Candidate Plant and Soil Science, UVM. Refreshments at 1:00 in Jeffords 107.

CONTACT: Paliza.Shrestha@uvm.edu Full listing of PSS seminars is here: www.uvm.edu/~pss/?Page=seminar13.html

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Cow Health in Pasture Based Dairies Webinar

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Description: Online at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/PSUGrazing

COST: FREE

Dairy cattle pasture based systems can face health challenges different from those commonly found in confinement systems. Common health challenges and their management will be discussed during this webinar.

CONTACT: Register at www.surveymonkey.com/s/PSUGrazing or contact Mat Hann at mmh29@psu.edu or 610-378-1327

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Waste Materials as Soil Amendments

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Description: 112 Jeffords Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

COST: Free

Seminar with Dr. Jose Amador University of Rhode Island. Refreshments at 1:00 in Jeffords 107.

CONTACT: Paliza.Shrestha@uvm.edu Full listing of PSS seminars is here: www.uvm.edu/~pss/?Page=seminar13.html

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Invasive Earthworms

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Description: 112 Jeffords Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

COST: Free

Seminar with Mac Callaham USDA Forest Service. Refreshments at 1:00 in Jeffords 107.

CONTACT: Paliza.Shrestha@uvm.edu Full listing of PSS seminars is here: www.uvm.edu/~pss/?Page=seminar13.html

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