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Sunday, January 25, 2015

2015 NOFA-NY Winter Conference

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Green Infrastructure & Flood Resiliency-Land Use Management

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Description: Online webinar at: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/119601866;jsessionid=abcOEC69tU7pah313y0Ru

COST: Free

Presenter: Dr. Rob Roseen, Associate at Geosyntec Consultants in Portsmouth, NH

This webinar addresses assessment, planning, and adaptation to not only better prepare for the next emergency, but to sustainably manage flooding, and stormwater to maintain human health and a vibrant local economy. Participants will leave this webinar with knowledge about the latest innovative approaches to understand the effects of inland flooding and apply low-impact development (LID), site design, and smart growth practices at different scales of implementation. There will be reference to pioneering hydrology-based, sub-watershed approaches that have shown mitigation potential not only for storm water and flooding, but to the loss and degradation in water quality.

This webinar is part of the series, Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities, presented by Antioch University New England, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For more information on this webinar series, visit: www.antiochne.edu/community/center-climate-preparedness-community-resilience/.

CONTACT: Register at: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/119601866;jsessionid=abcOEC69tU7pah313y0Ru Contact Christa Daniels, AICP for questions at cdaniels1@antioch.edu

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

13th Annual NOFA-NH Winter Conference

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Rundlett Middle School, 144 South St, Concord NH 03301

COST: $52 for Members (NOFA/MOFGA) and $65 for Non-Members of registered before January 1st; $68 for Members (NOFA/MOFGA) and $85 for Non-Members after January 1st; Children's registration $35. Registration fee includes breakfast and lunch

Please join NOFA-NH for this one-day event jam-packed with workshops, farmer intensive programs, a keynote presentation, networking and community-building opportunities, a robust Green Market Fair and, of course, excellent organic and local meal options.

CONTACT: Register at nofanh.org/nofa-event/winter-conference-2015/ or contact NOFA-NH at 603-224-5022 for more information or with any questions.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Bedded Pack Winter Manure Mgmt. Training

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: UVM Extension Office, 29 Sunset Dr., Suite 2, Morrisville, VT

COST: $25 per person includes lunch and materials

Are you interested in using a bedded pack for your winter manure management? Wondering how much bedding you’ll need, what the costs will be, and how managing a pack works? Attend one of these trainings, featuring compost specialist Brian Jerose and other partners to help you understand how to build and maintain a pack to meet your needs. The day will also include calculations for bedding, building and costs; NRCS requirements to receive funding; animal health; and a Q&A with a farmer experienced in managing a pack.

If you plan to sign up for the NRCS bedded pack cost share this year, you MUST attend one of these trainings.

CONTACT: UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, (802) 656-5459, jcolby@uvm.edu Online registration at www.eventbrite.com/e/bedded-pack-winter-manure-mgmt-training-morrisville-tickets-14330162903 If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Cheryl Herrick at cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu or 802-656-5459 by January 15, 2015 so we may assis you.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

2015 Soil and Nutrition Conference: Farm as Ecosystem

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: First Churches, 129 Main Street, Northampton, MA

COST: See details through online registration link, below.

There is a limited amount of scholarship funding available to NOFA and BFA members in financial need. If you are willing to work for 2 hours, we will credit you $50 off your conference registration. (Apply for a scholarship now at docs.google.com/forms/d/1jfEcKaD_dLcXmuGkItuoxhlozvPnZbaV7khXQMZpIKo/viewform.)

This two day conference will be filled with valuable, useful, and time tested information for growers and consultants seeking to expand their growing skills with proven strategies. Participate in the discussions to further enhance your understanding of creating healthy, vibrant soils and resilient crops of higher quality. Intensive information sharing taking place during these two days will help provide invaluable guidelines to improve production and profitability on your farm, improve your health and vitality, and increase your likelihood of achieving continued success and viability during a period of time of increased extreme weather conditions, from droughts to high rainfall amounts.

CONTACT: Register and receive more information at www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1627078.
Register: www.regonline.com/2015soilconference

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Alternative Supplementation Strategies for Grazing Dairy Webinar

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

COST: FREE

Most grazing dairy farms provide supplemental feed to meet the nutritional requirements (quantity and/or quality) of grazing cows. Recent and on-going research on supplementing dairy cows with molasses, flaxseed, and fodder will be discussed.

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

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

2015 Soil and Nutrition Conference: Farm as Ecosystem

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: First Churches, 129 Main Street, Northampton, MA

COST: See details through online registration link, below.

There is a limited amount of scholarship funding available to NOFA and BFA members in financial need. If you are willing to work for 2 hours, we will credit you $50 off your conference registration. (Apply for a scholarship now at docs.google.com/forms/d/1jfEcKaD_dLcXmuGkItuoxhlozvPnZbaV7khXQMZpIKo/viewform.)

This two day conference will be filled with valuable, useful, and time tested information for growers and consultants seeking to expand their growing skills with proven strategies. Participate in the discussions to further enhance your understanding of creating healthy, vibrant soils and resilient crops of higher quality. Intensive information sharing taking place during these two days will help provide invaluable guidelines to improve production and profitability on your farm, improve your health and vitality, and increase your likelihood of achieving continued success and viability during a period of time of increased extreme weather conditions, from droughts to high rainfall amounts.

CONTACT: Register and receive more information at www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1627078.
Register: www.regonline.com/2015soilconference

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

NOFA-NY Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.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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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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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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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