For meetings/workshops involving fruit and nut crops, see Fruit Facts newsletter
For meetings/workshops involving ornamental crops, see HortMemo meetings list
Please note: If you are unable to attend the Mountain Monday Series workshops at the Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability, they will be available live by U-stream at:
February 10 - April 14 - Lake Cumberland Beekeepers Association, bee school, 6-8:30 p.m. EST at the Pulaski County Extension Office, 28 Parkway Drive in Somerset. Cost is $25 and limited to 45 participants. For more information, call 606-679-6361, or email Beth.Wilson@uky.edu.
February 26-28 - West Virginia Small Farm Conference, Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, W.Va. For more information, click here.
February 28 - Farmers Market Training Workshop Series: Food Access, Community Outreach and Marketing. Louisville Public Library Bon Air Branch, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Hosted by Community Farm Alliance's Farmers Market Support Program. This workshop will focus on making local food available by offering SNAP, WIC, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, Double Dollars, Summer Feeding Program, and Farm to School conversations. Participants will hear from state contacts and other markets about their programs to make local food accessible to all. Jackson Rolett will help each market design a marketing plan using social and local media. Lunch is NOT included. Registration is $10. Markets who register for all three workshops will receive a free toolkit. Click here for more information.
February 28 - Northeastern Kentucky Winter Bee School, sponsored by the Licking River Beekeeping Association, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. EST at Maysville Community and Technical College, 1755 U.S. Highway 68, Maysville. State Apiarist Tammy Horn will be the special speaker. Preregistration for adults is $20, and admission at the door is $25. Children will be admitted for $7.50. Price includes lunch and refreshments. Preregister by emailing email@example.com by Feb. 23.
March 5-7 - Indiana Small Farm Conference, Danville, IN. For program and registration information, click here.
March 6-7 - Organic Association of Kentucky Annual Conference, Shepherdsville, KY. For information, click here.
March 7 - Audubon Bee School, 8:45 a.m. CST at the Henderson County Extension Education & Expo Center, 3341 Zion Road, Henderson, KY. Opening speaker will be former State Apiarist Phil Craft. Preregister for $15, which includes lunch, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 270-339-7245. Cost is $20 at the door. Children ages 12 and under will be admitted for $5.
March 7 - Bluegrass Beekeepers School, Kentucky State University, Frankfort. Welcome and keynote speaker will be University of Kentucky entomology professor Dr. Subba Reddy Palli. Preregistration will begin in January and conclude Feb. 28 at $25 per adult and $10 per child. Registration at the door will be $35 per adult and $15 per child. For more information, contact Phil Clark at email@example.com.
March 9 - MarketReady Graduate Meet the Buyer Forum, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Shelby County Extension Office. For MarketReady graduates only. Click here to see the agenda. Registration is $20; registration deadline is March 2. Please contact Kevin Heidemann at 859-218-4383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 9 - 2015 UK Grapevine Pruning and Propagation Workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., UK Horticulture Research Farm, Lexington. Topics include pruning, propagation, and how to compensate for winter injury. The workshop will also provide hands-on experience in pruning dormant grapevines. Registration is required and will be collected at the door ($15). For details and registration information, click here.
March 12 - Pruning Your Way to Success: Tree Fruit Pruning Clinic, 4 to 6 p.m., Dixon Springs Ag Center - Greenhouse, 354 State Highway 145 North, Simpson, IL 62985. Extension Educators Bronwyn Aly and Nathan Johanning will lead a hands-on workshop covering: basic concepts of pruning; pruning equipment and maintenance; and peach and apple pruning. Rain or shine. Cost: $5 per person. Pre-registration required by Monday, March 9, at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=11749, or by calling 618-382-2662. For more information, contact Bronwyn Aly at email@example.com, or 618-382-2662, or Nathan Johanning at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 618-687-1727.
March 21 - Kentucky Strawberry Growers Meeting, 10 a.m., at Reid's Orchard, Owensboro, KY.
March 23 - Eastern KY Regional MarketReady Producer Training, Knott County Extension Office, 149 Parks Branch Rd., Hindman, KY. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern time. The MarketReady Producer Training Program is for those interested in selling products to restaurants, grocers/wholesalers/retailers, and schools/institutions. MarketReady will provide you with a professional marketing education to improve sales relationships, and get you up to speed with the latest local food programs and resources. MarketReady also offers continuing education credits for Extension Agents. For more information, click here. Registration costs $25, which includes class materials, refreshments, and lunch. Space is limited so register now! To register, send an e-mail to email@example.com,
or call at 859-218-4383. Registration Deadline is Tuesday, March 17th by 4 p.m.
April 9 - Eastern KY Regional MarketReady Graduate Meet the Buyer Forum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Morehead Conference Center, 111 E 1st Street, Morehead, KY. For MarketReady graduates ONLY. Registration deadline is Monday, March 30th by 4 p.m. Registration fee - $20. To register, please contact UK Extension Associate Kevin Heidemann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-218-4383. For more information, click here.
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High Tunnel Webinar Series
The Center for Crop Diversification is hosting a High Tunnel Webinar Series on Tuesday evenings from Feb. 24th through March 24th, 2015, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. EST. The webinars are free, and you may participate in as many as you'd like. For descriptions of each webinar, click here. For the webinar series flyer and registration information, click here. To see a video about high and low tunnel options, click here. To see a press release about the series, click here.
High Tunnel Archives
A recording of the first in our series of high tunnel webinars, which we could not offer live due to a winter storm, is now available. Links to the following were referred to during the webinar:
The EQIP application can be found on this website, under "Conservation Program Application Form."
High Tunnel Overview profile
Additional high tunnel crop profiles
Iowa State budgets
Link to Krista Jacobsen's high tunnel website - University of Kentucky High Tunnel Research Facility
Featured speaker: Vicky Scharlau from the Washington Wine Grape Growers Association. Brought to you by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the Southern Risk Management Education Center, and the Center for Crop Diversification.
Best Practices for Sampling at KY Farmers Markets - Learn why sampling your food products at Kentucky farmers markets is increasingly important to your marketing plan. Accompanying documents:
Best Practices for Sampling
at Farmers Markets (AEC-2012-19)
Farmers Market Vendor FAQ
2014 KDA Sampling Packet
Click here to hear a Kentucky Farm Bureau podcast about sampling at farmers markets.
Video Shows Benefits of Farmers Market Sampling
Picky eaters broaden their food horizons at the Lexington Farmers Market. Click here to see taste testers react to a variety of products.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service:
The Science Behind Healthy Soil: NRCS' Soil Health Literature Review Project webinar provides an overview of the USDA NRCS Soil Health Literature Review Project and its accompanying public website. Visit the Science and Technology Training Library to see more webinar opportunities.
Center for Environmental Farming Systems, N.C. State University:
Incorporating Sustainable Practices into Plasticulture Strawberry Production
This webinar covered sustainable soil management and integrated pest management practices that can be easily integrated into plasticulture strawberry production systems.
National Center for Appropriate Technology and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition:
Marketing for Profit:
Tools for Success
for Direct Marketing Farmers
A series of webinars presented by The Farmers Market Federation of New York, the New York Farm Viability Institute, and USDA Northeast SARE. Click here to access the webinars.