Tag Archives: Environmental Sustainability

Western Canada Conference on Soil Health & Grazing

The Western Canada Conference on Soil Health and the Western Canadian Grazing Conference were combined into a 3-day event in 2017. A number of Alberta applied research and forage associations organize and present these popular events with help from partners in industry and government. The conferences in 2015 and 2017 featured, among other top researchers and soil health practitioners, Gabe Brown of Bismarck, North Dakota.

Composting Week Webinar – FREE – Hosted by PBPC and Agri-Pulse

Municipal waste management is a rapidly growing issue. In 2015, the U.S. sent 39 million tons of food to landfills.

Composting this waste alone would have been the equivalent of removing carbon emissions from 10 million cars from the road.

As states and localities struggle with rising disposal costs, diverting yard trimmings and food waste to composting facilities offers an economic and environmentally-friendly solution. Learn about how we can do more with plant-based packaging and materials.

Join us on Wednesday, May 8 at 12:00pm EST as we connect with Agri-Pulse in hosting a free webinar for International Compost Awareness Week.

Healthy Soils, Healthy Region Workshop

The ‘Healthy Soil, Healthy Region’ Workshop is a region-wide approach to bring together agricultural
professionals and producers from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho for a 3-day workshop to improve
awareness of existing, new, and evolving regional soil health practices and assessment methods. The
workshop will provide hands-on training on soil health practices, improve understanding of the practical
barriers producers face when implementing soil health practices, and increase familiarity with tools that
can be used by producers to make decisions related to soil health. We will also strive to get the various
groups working on soil health in the region on the same page regarding sampling protocols, method
selection, and the current state of the science.

AgEmerge

The convergence of ag technology and soil health principles and practices is causing a paradigm shift.
AgEmerge will help you make sense of it all.
AgEmerge is much more than a conference; it’s a unique opportunity to learn from and interact with emerging thought leaders and entrepreneurs about how they are solving some of the most significant challenges in agriculture. You will leave energized, informed, and connected with topics that matter the most to you.
AgEmerge is the event you’ll be talking about long after it’s over!

Acres U.S.A. 2018 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show

The 43rd annual Acres U.S.A. Eco-Ag Conference and Trade Show will be in Louisville, KY from Dec 4 – 7, 2018. It is where farmers and consultants from every facet of eco-farming come together to share their experience and expertise with attendees.

Event website: https://www.acresusa.com/events/2018conference

The Conference includes Eco-Ag intensive, day-long workshops; seminars; 1-on-1 eco-consultant opportunities; round table discussions, trade show, and film screenings geared toward the beginning to advanced farmer. Keynote speakers include Joel Salatin.

Volunteer opportunities are available. Registration is now open https://www.acresusa.com/events/2018conference/registration-19

Soil Health Diverse Cover Crop Workshop

Nash County NC is highlighting multi-species cover crops through an on-farm demonstration. The workshop speakers include Buz Kloot with University of South Carolina and Russell Hendrick, a Catawba County Farmer. They will also demonstrate their cover crop roller that is available for rent to local producers.

Registration is REQUIRED but free, lunch is provided.

Choose Food Symposium

The Choose Food Project aims to help producers and consumers make ethical food choices by giving them access to easy to use, high-quality information about food. The Project is developing a novel framework for ethical assessment of the food system, as well as educational resources and cutting-edge digital tools about food ethics.

Join us November 5–8, 2018 to learn from the Choose Food team of experts as we discuss Core Ethical Commitments that set parameters for ethics in the production, marketing, and purchasing of food. Plus, hear from celebrated food system leaders who will identify opportunities for ethical improvement of the food system.

The Choose Food Project is an initiative of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Equestrian Pasture Management Field Day

November 2 – Swain Conservation District Field Day Equestrian Pasture Management Workshop to be held at The Settlement at Thomas Divide, 470 McCraken Road, Bryson City from 4PM to 6PM.

The event focuses on rotational grazing, forage optimization, pest / weed management, waste management and soil health. Register by calling 828.488.3848 or email melissa_vaughn@ncsu.edu.

In addition to local soil and water conservation districts, project supporters and partners include NC Agriculture Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund, Golden LEAF Foundation, NC Cattlemen’s Association, NC Horse Council, NCSU’s Amazing Grazing Program, Cooperative Extension, NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts & USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.