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Practical Farmers of Iowa 2013 Annual Conference in Scheman Building in Ames, IA. Come to the PFI 2013 Annual Conference on January 10-12, 2013 in Ames, IA and learn how the soil sustains life. Explore how different farming systems and practices help build the soil and the communities of plants, animals and people who depend on the soil.
Contact: Patrick Burke, 515 - 232 - 5661, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://practicalfarmers.org/events/annual-conference.html
January 23-26, 2013 - Practical Tools & Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference - Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
The 22nd annual Southern SAWG conference is for serious organic and sustainable producers or those interested in creating more vibrant community food systems. The event offers informative pre-conference courses and field trips, eight tracks of practical conference sessions, networking, trade show, Taste of Arkansas dinner and more. Each year, participants go home with information to use immediately to im prove their operations. Schedule available in October at www.ssawg.org or email: email@example.com to request a brochure. Contact Shari Hawley: firstname.lastname@example.org: 404 - 797 - 0496
February 16th, 8:30am-4:30pm 27th Annual Native Plant Management Seminar - Garfield Farm Museum - $50 (includes lunch), $25 half day
CAMPTON HILLS, IL Reservations for Garfield Farm Museum’s 27th annual Prairie, Woodlands, and Wetlands Management Seminar to be held on Saturday, February 16th from 8:30 am-4:30pm are now being taken. From backyard gardeners, home owner associations to owners of natural area acreage, this seminar covers all the key methods and techniques of preserving and using the best adapted plants for the Illinois environment. Experts Roy Diblik, Conner Shaw and Jerome Johnson will help explain the best techniques and methods to increase and maintain native plants communities. There is a $50 donation for the all day seminar which includes lunch and refreshments. Half day attendance without lunch is $25.
This seminar has both a history and method unlike any others. It offers information that can be directly taken to the field and put in place. Participants are welcome to return in March to gain hands on experience in the museum’s controlled burns.
Garfield Farm Museum is located five miles west of Geneva, IL off ILL Rt. 38 on Garfield Road. For reservations contact Jerome Johnson (630) 584-8485, email@example.com, www.garfieldfarm.org
March 1 & 2, 2013 - Beekeeping Shortcourse at the MS Agricultural & Forestry Museum. The Central MS Beekeepers are hosting a shortcourse for new beekeepers and others interested. The cost is $25 for 1 person and $30 for 2. You can find our registration form on Page 21: http://www.mdac.state.ms.us/publications_and_forms/market_bulletin/MMB01-01-13.pdf
Contact: Angie Hamilton, 601 - 218 - 8711, firstname.lastname@example.org
March 5 & 6, 2013 - Greenhouse Tomato Short Course at Eagle Ridge Conference Center, Raymond, Mississippi for information - http://greenhousetomatosc.com Dr. Rick Snyder, Mississippi State University
March 16, 2013 - 18th Annual Beginning Beekeeping Workshop at 3 Trails Camp, Kansas City Missouri - The agenda will include: Bee Biology; Equipment; Acquiring bees; Seasonal Management; Diseases/Pest Management; Educational Opportunities; Extracting Honey; Beekeeping Etiquette; Questions/Answers; Door Prizes; and a chance to win a complete colony of honeybees. $60 includes a Beekeeping Handbook, Midwestern Beekeeper's Association Membership, a monthly newsletter, refreshments,and lunch. Beekeeping Vendors available. Contact: MBA President Cathy Misko @ (660) 656-3485. www.midwesternbeekeepers.org
April 13 & 14, 2013 - Minnesota Alpaca Expo - 1525 South Elm Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060. Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 9am to 3pm, Free Admission/Free Parking, Four Seasons Centre. One of kind event held is at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna, Minnesota. If you are interested in learning more about alpacas and the exciting business and lifestyle opportunities they offer, then you won't want to miss the Minnesota Alpaca Expo. Contact: Nancy Walz, email@example.com, 651 - 402 - 5438 www.MinnesotaAlpacaExpo.com
June 22-24 — Ken and Janice Spaulding's Famous Goat School® will be coming to the North Country Farm in Littlefork, Minnesota on Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd with an optional Soap and Cheese Making Class on Monday, June 24th. For more information, contact Elizabeth Pendergast at (218) 278 - 8888, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.northcountryfarm.net/