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Jan 30: EOrganic FREE Webinar: Organic Tomato Seed Production

Join eOrganic for a webinar on organic tomato seed production on January 30, 2018 at 2PM Eastern Time (1 Central, 12 Mountain, 11 Pacific). The presenters are members of a NIFA OREI funded project entitled Tomato Organic Management and Improvement. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.

For more information or to register, click here.

Jan 31: EOrganic FREE Webinar: Melon Medley: Organic Production Practices, Microbial Safety and Consumer Preferences of various Melon Varieties

Join eOrganic for a webinar on organic melon production: best practices, microbial safety and consumer preferences, by Shirley Micallef and Kathryne Everts of the University of Maryland. The webinar takes place on January 31 2018 at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time.

For more information or to register, click here.

Feb. 14: EOrganic FREE Webinar: Seed Economics Intensive at the 2018 Organic Seed Growers Conference

Join eOrganic at the 2018 Organic Seed Growers Conference for a live broadcast of the Seed Economics Intensive! It takes place on Wednesday, February 14th, and starts at 9AM Pacific Time (10 Mountain, 11 Central, Noon Eastern), and runs until 4PM Pacific with a break for lunch. You can attend the entire day, or come and go as you wish from wherever you are! It’s free, and advance registration is required.

For more information or to register, click here.

March 21: EOrganic FREE Webinar: Organic Tomato Foliar Pathogen IPM

Join eOrganic for webinar on how to manage foliar pathogens organically! Effectively managing foliar pathogens is one of the biggest challenges facing organic tomato growers. This webinar will provide an overview of practices that can help synergistically address this challenge. Topics will include starting with a strong foundation by building and maintaining soil health, selecting the right varieties, cultural practices that make the environment less favorable for pathogens, disease identification and management using organic fungicides. The webinar takes place on March 21, 2018 at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific. It’s free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.

For more information or to register, click here.

March 29, 2018: EOrganics FREE Webinar: Abrasive Weeding: Efficacy, Multifunctionality, and Profitability

Join eOrganic for a new webinar on abrasive weeding by Sam Wortman of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln The webinar takes place on March 29, 2018 at 2PM Eastern, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain and 11AM Pacific Time. The webinar is free and open to the public and advance registration is required.

For more information and to register click here.

March 20 and April 11, 2018: EOrganics Free Webinar: Conducting On-Farm Variety Trials to Manage Risk for Organic and Specialty Crop Producers- 2 Part Free Seminar

Join eOrganic for a 2-part webinar on how to conduct on-farm variety trials to reduce risk on organic and specialty crop farms. The goal of this two-part webinar series is to provide horticultural crop and small grain growers with the skills and information necessary to conduct effective on-farm trials, and manage risk in crop variety and seed sourcing decisions. These webinars include new perspectives from organic certifiers, updated methods for conducting simple and effective on-farm trials, and an introduction to new user-friendly online data analysis tools. This webinar series is open to all, but most appropriate for growers with at least two seasons of production experience. The webinars take place on March 20 and April 11, 2018, and they are free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.

Click here for registration and additional information.

 

Jan 20: The FREE Litchfield Hills Farmer’s Forum: Litchfield, CT at Wamogo Regional High School

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Dear Litchfield County Farmer:

You are cordially invited to this FREE event

developed in conjunction with Litchfield County farmers

 and sponsored by the Farmer’s Table.

Outstanding experts and guest speakers

Continental breakfast and hot lunch included

Limited places!

  Our first 2016 workshop with 125 participants filled up quickly, so sign up soon.

The 2nd Biennial Litchfield Hills Farmer’s Forum

A Free Workshop

Saturday, January 20, 2018

8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Wamogo Regional High School

98 Wamogo Road, Litchfield CT

Get the latest information on…

 The Changing Landscape of Local Agriculture

 Update on Northwest Connecticut Regional Food Hub

Drones on Farms? How Farmers are Using Them

 Season Extension Strategies/Controlled Environment Growing

 What Makes an Effective Website for Your Farm?

Finding Useful Online Resources & Getting Free One-on-One

    Expertise to Create Your Business Plan: Two New Free USDA Offerings

 What Works in Using Social Media to Expand Your Customer Base?

ABC’s of Smart Farm Business Planning

 

The forum is free, but you must register by January 12 to ensure a place.  Click here to sign up.

Questions?  Call Litchfield Hills Farmer’s Forum Coordinator Lisa Arasim at 201-460-0659 or email her at llfarmersforum@gmail.com

The Litchfield Hills Farmer’s Forum is a program of the non-profit Litchfield CT-based Partners for Sustainable Healthy Communities, Inc. P.O Box 607, Litchfield CT 06759

NOFA Organic Land Care – 4 Day Accreditation Course
Take your organic garden and landscaping skills to a new level with this indepth course based on the 6th Edition of the NOFA Standards For Organic Land Care. Completing this course also allows people to take the test and earn the NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional credential (AOLCP), a valuable way to gain and ssure clients of your ability to offer organic landscaping services. Details Here.