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2018 Winter Conference

 2018 NOFA Winter Conferences

March 10.  CT NOFA Winter Conference
Danbury, CT

March 18.  NOFA-NH Winter Conference
Concord, NH

March 31 & April 7
Soil, Plant, and Farm Methodology Course


Presented by John Kenny, Big Train Farm

The seventh annual (2018) spring course for farmers, gardeners, and others interested in the world of soil and plant health and function. This course covers foundational and current soil science, crop science, and soil maintenance principles with a focus on organic-farming methodology.

For Who? This material will be accessible and stimulating for any kind of grower from any background (farming, gardening, etc). Although the material may be challenging for the beginner it will be presented with an introductory focus.

Bell Street Chapel, 5 Bell Street, Providence RI.
This course is 2 sessions and participants should plan to attend both sessions.
3 pm – 7 pm.

This course is sponsored by NOFA/RI.  To learn more and register, visit Big Train Farm.

Related Training, Webinars, Conferences & Special Events

March 18, 2018.  9-1 pm
Wash Station Design and FSMA Produce Safety

At the Community Collaborative, 339 Eddy St, Providence RI
Sunday, March 18th, 9am-1pm.  Registration is now open here ( https://washstationdesign.eventbrite.com) for this important event for produce growers!

Join Cara Fraver of the National Young Farmers Coalition, along with a panel of your farming peers, to learn about and discuss wash station design.

This workshop is designed to serve BOTH farmers who will be subject to the new FSMA produce safety regulations, AND farmers who will be qualified exempt.

March 15, 2018.  Free on-line class by Jean-Martinfortier
How to be Productive in 5 Strategies.


See an international list of horticultural conferences at hortcalendar.com and local events at semaponline.org/events.

On-line Organic Lawn Care Certificate Course
Consumer demand is increasing for organic lawn care. Boost your skills and reduce toxins in the environment. This 9-unit, non-college credit course is a complete introduction to managing grass and lawns organically and will cover how pesticide and fertilizer runoff harms water quality, provide technical training on organic lawn care practices, and discuss successful business and marketing strategies. Learn more at here or call 203-308-2584. Register here.

Farm Commons – Farm Business Law Webinars
Plan for a stable, resilient farm business with 13 free Farm Law Webinars in 2015. There are 8 Farm Law Basics webinars and 5 Advanced Farm Law webinars. Learn, create and converse with farmers from across the country while applying the law to your specific situation. Learn more and register at Farm Commons.

Small Business Training
The Center for Women in Enterprise and the Small Business Administration offer classroom and on-line training. Learn more here.

NOFA/RI logoNOFA/RI Organic Farm Advisor
Organic Farm Advisors assist beginning or transitioning farmers with sustainable and organic growing, harvesting, processing and sales techniques, business planning or organic certification. Learn more about this free service here.

Young Farmer NetworkYoung Farmer Nights (YFN) Schedule
YFN connects farmers, aspiring farmers and farm allies from all backgrounds. This regional network and open to young and old. On-farm events often include a potluck supper and bonfire. Learn more and view the season’s schedule here.

NOFA/Mass Growing Webinars
View free webinars offered by NOFA/Mass on the final Tuesday of each month from 7 – 8 p.m. See future webinar topics and view past webinars here.

Plant and Gardening Fairs and Events
See the All Things Plants events calendar.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Webinar Series 
Oregon Tilth and NRCS offer webinars on the first Tuesday of every month at 3 p.m Eastern Time. Learn more here.

Conservation Webinars
See a variety of resource conservation webinars for free, Topics include Soil Health, Cropping Systems, Bioenergy, Energy, Biomass, Energy Policy, FOTG & Planning, Fish & Wildlife, Forestry, Forest Management and Wildlife. Learn more here.

URI Master Gardeners
Learn more here.

URI Master Composters
Learn more here.

Learn about other related training events, farmers markets and more at our web calendar here