We are glad to be able to share events likely to be useful for livestock farmers through this calendar, and do our best to keep these listings up-to-date and accurate.  Please do check with event hosts and venues directly for all details, including the possibility of event cancellations or switches between in-person and online formats.

Right now we are especially excited that Troy Bishopp the Grass Whisperer is going to be offering an online session on pasture stockpiling on August 11.  Registration and contact information below.

 

 

Mon Oct 26 2020

  • Designing Silvopasture Plantings
    4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Online

    This is part one of a three part silvoculture webinar series. Join us to learn about approaches to planning for woodland conversion and trees into pasture including tools and methods, mapping, tree spacing and patterning, and more. Our presenter is Steve Gabriel from Wellspring Forest Farm in NY. He is also an agroforestry extension specialist for the Cornell Small Farm Program.

    CONTACT: Visit https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EF54DF80884F3F to register for this webinar and view the FACT webinar archives.

Tue Oct 27 2020

  • Food Safety for Rabbit and Poultry Producers
    9:00am - 10:30am
    Online

    COST: $25.00 per person

    New Hampshire producers can sell poultry and rabbits (up to 20,000 poultry and 1,000 rabbits per calendar year) directly to NH restaurants without USDA inspection. This program fulfills the education requirement specified in the rules to sell direct to restaurants without USDA inspection and will help producers develop a working plan for providing safe meat products for this market. This program would also be appropriate for those looking to learn more about best practices when processing their own poultry or rabbits, even if you do not plan to sell to restaurants.

    We will meet virtually for three consecutive days. Register online by October 22, 2020:

    A Zoom link to join the program will be provided upon registration.

    CONTACT: For questions or special accommodations please contact Elaina Enzien at elaina.enzien@unh.edu<mailto:elaina.enzien@unh.edu> or at 603-679-5616.

Wed Oct 28 2020

  • Food Safety for Rabbit and Poultry Producers
    9:00am - 10:30am
    Online

    COST: $25.00 per person

    New Hampshire producers can sell poultry and rabbits (up to 20,000 poultry and 1,000 rabbits per calendar year) directly to NH restaurants without USDA inspection. This program fulfills the education requirement specified in the rules to sell direct to restaurants without USDA inspection and will help producers develop a working plan for providing safe meat products for this market. This program would also be appropriate for those looking to learn more about best practices when processing their own poultry or rabbits, even if you do not plan to sell to restaurants.

    We will meet virtually for three consecutive days. Register online by October 22, 2020:

    A Zoom link to join the program will be provided upon registration.

    CONTACT: For questions or special accommodations please contact Elaina Enzien at elaina.enzien@unh.edu<mailto:elaina.enzien@unh.edu> or at 603-679-5616.

  • Positioning Your Livestock Business for Financial Success: A Financial Management Workshop for Livestock Producers (Webinar)
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Webinar (Series presented by Cornell)

    Cost: $40 per farm for the series

    How do you feel, financially, about your livestock business? What information would help you feel more comfortable with the decisions you make? CAAHP CCE Educators Dayton Maxwell and Steve Hadcock are offering a seven-week workshop series on farm financial management for livestock producers.

    This workshop series will help you better understand the financial position of your livestock business. A better understanding of your financial position will help you use what you learn to make your business thrive.

    Each week, Dayton and Steve will host a webinar covering a specific topic. Guest speakers with firsthand experience will be joining us throughout the series. Participants will be able to ask any questions they may have.

    Contact: Register now at https://tinyurl.com/CAAHPFinancial2020Webinar<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001M37uI5m_HFdX6SQymMRNXJ98IXkVNW547S1u21OG0CzlNpfHZfnwgw0uF9_Cfx4tJLMdqjy7J2tgOtU1Ay5d9fUODQSkMvYV1W8KoGUP-z6-lCvoOVyyVN94AirfbmsNIm7IiinPRt4OetNiBEk2QYaFqW4aKZ8X_4NLt39PcoE=&c=7HF2BnPPR-jODyNSBdBS_QM_kA014rg1wMRulS91GfZnJANG46yHGw==&ch=Cq5BPRwPDq8vc9bvNfvixN7Q8hztRTdVzk4F9Ue-p_uVlOTtkI0ljw==>.
    To register by phone, 518-765-3518 or cce-caahp@cornell.edu<mailto:cce-caahp@cornell.edu>.

Thu Oct 29 2020

  • Food Safety for Rabbit and Poultry Producers
    9:00am - 10:30am
    Online

    COST: $25.00 per person

    New Hampshire producers can sell poultry and rabbits (up to 20,000 poultry and 1,000 rabbits per calendar year) directly to NH restaurants without USDA inspection. This program fulfills the education requirement specified in the rules to sell direct to restaurants without USDA inspection and will help producers develop a working plan for providing safe meat products for this market. This program would also be appropriate for those looking to learn more about best practices when processing their own poultry or rabbits, even if you do not plan to sell to restaurants.

    We will meet virtually for three consecutive days. Register online by October 22, 2020:

    A Zoom link to join the program will be provided upon registration.

    CONTACT: For questions or special accommodations please contact Elaina Enzien at elaina.enzien@unh.edu<mailto:elaina.enzien@unh.edu> or at 603-679-5616.

  • Regenerative Earth Summit - Session One
    12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Zoom

    In its fourth year, The Regenerative Earth Summit is accelerating the conversation from regenerative learning to regenerative action—from the why to the how! Regenerative Rising is re-imagining this highly engaging 2-day virtual summit (the first in a series of 4) as an opportunity to engage regenerative leaders in a co-creational effort, focused on addressing key obstacles to regenerative implementation. With keynote speakers and working groups digging in on issues across the supply chain from farm to finished product, local to global, the summit’s goal is to collectively identify challenges and employ our community’s unique genius to accelerate working solutions that drive real-world results.

    CONTACT: To learn more visit: https://regenerativerising.org/upcoming-events/regenerative-earth-summit-2020-2/

Mon Nov 02 2020

  • Why Trees Die in Silvopasture (and how you can help save them!)
    4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Online

    Mother nature plants trees in a specific way, so what can we learn from her as we look to bring trees into our grazing systems? This is part two of a three part silvoculture webinar series. Our presenter is Steve Gabriel from Wellspring Forest Farm in NY. He is also an agroforestry extension specialist for the Cornell Small Farm Program.

    CONTACT: Visit https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EF54DF80884F3F to register for this webinar and view the FACT webinar archives.

Wed Nov 04 2020

Mon Nov 09 2020

  • Choosing the Right Animal, for the Right Place, at the Right Time (Silvoculture #3)
    4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Online

    Livestock of all shapes and sizes offer opportunities but can also do damage! Join us to learn some of the differences and when to leverage different types for different uses. This is the third and final part of a three part silvoculture webinar series. Our presenter is Steve Gabriel from Wellspring Forest Farm in NY. He is also an agroforestry extension specialist for the Cornell Small Farm Program.

    CONTACT: Visit https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EF54DF80884F3F to register for this webinar and view the FACT webinar archives.

Tue Nov 17 2020

  • Deadline: NE-SARE 2021 Farmer Grant Applications (5pm)
    12:00am - 12:00am
    http://www.northeastsare.org/FarmerGrant

    The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program<https://northeast.sare.org/resources/pastured-rabbit-for-profit/> has released the call for 2021 Farmer Grant applications. Proposals are due online by Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. ET. Farmer Grants<http://www.northeastsare.org/FarmerGrant> provide research funds for commercial farms to explore new ideas in almost any aspect of production, marketing and other topics that influence successful farming in the 12 Northeast states and the District of Columbia. Reviewers look for innovation, potential for improved sustainability and results that will be useful to other farmers. Application materials, including detailed instructions and supporting documents, are posted on the Northeast SARE website at www.northeastsare.org/FarmerGrant<http://www.northeastsare.org/FarmerGrant>. Questions about the grant program should be directed to Candice Huber, grant program coordinator, at candice.huber@uvm.edu<mailto:candice.huber@uvm.edu>.

    Northeast SARE will host a free Farmer Grant webinar on Oct. 6 from noon to 1 p.m. Huber will provide information on program eligibility, how to apply, types of projects SARE funds, allowable expenses and more. She will be joined by Farmer Grant recipient Jennifer Wilhelm of Fat Peach Farm, Madbury, NH who will share her experiences with the program. The webinar will be recorded for future viewing. To register, visit http://go.uvm.edu/farmergrantwebinar.

    Farmer Grant projects must be conducted in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia or Washington, D.C. Grants are capped at $15,000 and projects can run up to two years. Applicants must work with a technical advisor (eg., a Cooperative Extension educator, nonprofit staff, crop consultant, veterinarian, another farmer, etc.) who provides support and advice to the farmer applicant.

    Learn more about the Northeast SARE Farmer Grant program at: www.northeastsare.org/FarmerGrant<https://northeast.sare.org/grants/get-a-grant/farmer-grant-program/>.

Wed Nov 18 2020

Tue Dec 22 2020

Sun Jan 03 2021

  • Real Organic Symposium (Online Panel each Sunday in January 2021)
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    https://www.realorganicsymposium.org/

    Cost: From free to $100, depending on affiliation and ability to pay

    A virtual series of talks and live panels with more than 50 prominent organic farmers, scientists, and climate activists. Each Sunday features a session with a specific focus and a chance to dive deeply within it.

    Contact: Learn more at https://www.realorganicsymposium.org/

Sun Jan 10 2021

  • Real Organic Symposium (Online Panel each Sunday in January 2021)
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    https://www.realorganicsymposium.org/

    Cost: From free to $100, depending on affiliation and ability to pay

    A virtual series of talks and live panels with more than 50 prominent organic farmers, scientists, and climate activists. Each Sunday features a session with a specific focus and a chance to dive deeply within it.

    Contact: Learn more at https://www.realorganicsymposium.org/

Sun Jan 17 2021

  • Real Organic Symposium (Online Panel each Sunday in January 2021)
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    https://www.realorganicsymposium.org/

    Cost: From free to $100, depending on affiliation and ability to pay

    A virtual series of talks and live panels with more than 50 prominent organic farmers, scientists, and climate activists. Each Sunday features a session with a specific focus and a chance to dive deeply within it.

    Contact: Learn more at https://www.realorganicsymposium.org/

Sun Jan 24 2021

  • Real Organic Symposium (Online Panel each Sunday in January 2021)
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    https://www.realorganicsymposium.org/

    Cost: From free to $100, depending on affiliation and ability to pay

    A virtual series of talks and live panels with more than 50 prominent organic farmers, scientists, and climate activists. Each Sunday features a session with a specific focus and a chance to dive deeply within it.

    Contact: Learn more at https://www.realorganicsymposium.org/

Sun Jan 31 2021

  • Real Organic Symposium (Online Panel each Sunday in January 2021)
    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    https://www.realorganicsymposium.org/

    Cost: From free to $100, depending on affiliation and ability to pay

    A virtual series of talks and live panels with more than 50 prominent organic farmers, scientists, and climate activists. Each Sunday features a session with a specific focus and a chance to dive deeply within it.

    Contact: Learn more at https://www.realorganicsymposium.org/