Farming Magazine - August, 2009

DEPARTMENTS

Calendar

Connecticut

August 4 Raising Meat Goats and the FAMACHA System. Erica Fearn Meat Goats, West Suffield. Contact Winton Pitcoff at winton@nofamass.org or call 413-335-5288.

August 5 Plant Science Day. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lockwood Farm, Hamden, Conn. Call 203-974-8618; e-mail Richard.Cecarelli@ct.gov; or visit www.ct.gov/caes/.

Maine

August 15 Southern Maine Maple Sugarmakers Association August Meeting – Preparing for Cumberland Fair. SMMSA Saphouse, Cumberland Fairgrounds. Visit http://www.smmsa.org to learn more.

August 21-22 Maine Farm Days. Barker Farm, Leeds. For more information, visit www.mainefarmdays.com.

Massachusetts

August 3 Local FSA County Nomination Deadline. Forms are available from the County Office, Conte Federal Building, 78 Center Street, Pittsfield, or online at www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=newsroom&subject=landing&topic=cce.

August 8 2nd Annual Grazing School. UMass South Deerfield Farm and Pasture Research Center, Deerfield. Contact Kate Rossiter at krossiter@nofamass.org or call 413-498-2721.

August 22 Swine Field School: Farrowing and Finishing Swine for Optimal Production and Profit. Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton. Contact Jennifer Hashley at jennifer.hashley@tufts.edu or call 978-654-6745.

August 25 Grazing Basics. Blue Hill Farm, Great Barrington. Contact Winton Pitcoff at winton@nofamass.org or call 413-634-5728.

New Hampshire

July 29 - August 2 Cheshire Fair. Swanzey. For more information call 603-357-4740 or go to www.cheshirefair.com.

New York

August 1 Organic Field Crops: On Farm Seed Cleaning and Processing. Oxbow Organic Farm, Hunt. Contact NOFA-NY at fielddays@nofany.org or call 315-806-1180.

August 5 Farm Renewable Energy Field Days. On Warran Pond Farm, Trumansburg. Contact Violet Stone at 607-255-9227 or vws7@cornell.edu.

August 6 Solar Powered Watering System. Pulteney. Contact Violet Stone at 607-255-9227 or vws7@cornell.edu.

August 8 Preserve Your Harvest Through Canning. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Riverhead. Contact NOFA-NY at fielddays@nofany.org or call 315-806-1180.

August 10-14 Cornell Soil Health Train-the-Trainer Workshop. Ithaca and Geneva. To register, contact Larissa Smith at 607-255-2177 or at lls14@cornell.edu.

August 11-13 Empire Farm Days. Rodman Lott & Son Farms, Seneca Falls. For more information, visit www.empirefarmdays.com.

August 11-16 Chenango County Fair. Norwich. Visit http://www.chenangocountyfair.homestead.com/ for more information.

August 12-16 Adirondack Agricultural Fair. Westport. For updated information, visit http://www.adirondackagriculturalessexcountyfair.blogspot.com.

August 16 Small-Scale Grain Growing and Weed Biology. Crimson Clover Farm, Bainbridge. Contact NOFA-NY at fielddays@nofany.org or call 315-806-1180.

August 18 How Far Can Your Garden Grow. Panther Rock Farm, Livingston Manor. Contact NOFA-NY at fielddays@nofany.org or call 315-806-1180.

August 19 What’s Cooking at Battenkill Kitchen. Battenkill Kitchen, Inc., Salem. Contact NOFA-NY at fielddays@nofany.org or call 315-806-1180.

August 19-20 Creative Agriculture Approaches to Sustainability on the Farm. The Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua. Visit www.fingerlakessustainablefarming.org for more details

August 23 Hay’s for Horses and Organic Sheep Too. Northland Sheep Dairy, Marathon. Contact NOFA-NY at fielddays@nofany.org or call 315-806-1180.

August 27 Bejo Field Day. Geneva. For more information, visit www.bejoseeds.com or call 315-789-4155.

August 30 Organic Mushroom Production. Green Heron Growers, Panama. Contact NOFA-NY at fielddays@nofany.org or call 315-806-1180.

Pennsylvania

August 18-20 Ag Progress Days. Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, Rock Springs. For information, visit http://www.apd.psu.edu.

August 23-29 Williamsburg Community Farm Show. Williamsburg Fairgrounds, Blair County. Call 814-832-2405.

Vermont

August 4-6 Addison County Fair & Field Days 4-H Horse & Pony Show and Open Shows. Middlebury. Contact Michelle Burritt at 802-453-3271.

August 4-7 Fair Winds Farm Draft Horse Workshop - Making Loose Hay with Horses. Brattleboro. Call 802-254-9067, e-mail fairwind@sover.net or visit www.fairwindsfarm.org for details.

August 4-8 61st Annual Addison County Fair & Field Days. Middlebury. Contact Cara Mullinat 802-545-2557.

August 10 Beginning with Poultry. Applecheek Farm, Hyde Park. Contact Meg Klepack, NOFA of Vermont, at 802-434-4122, info@nofavt.org or visit www.nofavt.org.

August 13 Is This Worth It?! Enterprise and Gross Margin Analyses. Brotherly Farm Organic Dairy, Brookfield. Contact Meg Klepack, NOFA of Vermont, at 802-434-4122, info@nofavt.org or visit www.nofavt.org.

August 13 The OrganicA Project: Organic Apple Production. UVM Hort. Farm, South Burlington. Contact Meg Klepack, NOFA of Vermont, at 802-434-4122, info@nofavt.org or visit www.nofavt.org.

August 18 Cultivating Your Winter Clientele. Walker Farm, East Dummerston. Contact Meg Klepack, NOFA of Vermont, at 802-434-4122, info@nofavt.org or visit www.nofavt.org.

August 18-21 Fair Winds Farm Draft Horse Workshop - Technical Skills for Women. Brattleboro. Call 802-254-9067, e-mail fairwind@sover.net or visit www.fairwindsfarm.org for details.

August 21 Managing Cover Crop Profitability. Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy. Visit www.michaelfields aginst.org or call 262-642-3303 ext. 128 to learn more.

August 26 Enterprise Analysis: Assessing a New Business. Stony Pond Farm, Fairfield. Contact Meg Klepack, NOFA of Vermont, at 802-434-4122, info@nofavt.org or visit www.nofavt.org.

Regional/National/International

August 2-5 International Fruit Tree Association Summer Tour 2009. Nova Scotia, Canada. Visit www.ifruittree.org to learn more.

August 5-10 American Society of Dowsers Convention. Killington Resort Hotel, Killington, Vt. Visit www.dowsers.org or call 802-684-3417.

August 7-9 Northeast Organic Farming Association 35th Annual Summer Conference. UMass, Amherst, Mass. To register, visit www.nofasummerconference.org.

August 9-12 North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers (NACREW) Conference. Hotel Delta Beausejour, Moncton, N.B., Canada. Contact Wendy Yerxa for more information at wyerxa@bioatlantech.nb.ca.

August 10 2nd New Horizons in Johne’s Disease Control Workshop. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. Visit www.cvm.umn.edu/outreach/events/icp/NewHorizonsWorkshop/index.htm.

August 11-12 North American Strawberry Growers Association Summer Tour. Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, Ill. For more information, visit www.nasga.org or contact Kevin Schooley at info@nasga.org or 613-258-4587.

August 25-27 ID•INFO EXPO 2009. Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo. For more information, visit www.animalagriculture.org.

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