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November 2021

On-Farm Soil Health Hub Meetup

November 3, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
UDC Firebird Farm, 12001 Old Baltimore Pike
Beltsville, MD 20705 United States

This on-farm meetup at UDC Firebird Farm is for all those interested in exploring soil health management systems on diversified farms. Alongside host, Dr. Nazirahk Amen, connect with other farmers who are learning about farming regeneratively. In addition to vegetables, Nazirahk grows rice, dry beans, popcorn and other specialty crops and is a wealth of information on small farming tools. This is an opportunity to make the farmer-to-farmer connections needed to support your soil health journey! Register here.

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First Thursday Soil Health Hub Meeting | Grain

November 4, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Online Event, Zoom

Join our Grain Production Soil Health Hub meetings every first Thursday of the month for networking and farmer-to-farmer connections centered on grain production. Bring your soil health challenges and inspirations. These meetings are for grain farmers and those who support them. All scales are welcome, and the agenda is intentionally unstructured to give you time to check-in with others. Whether you’re asking questions, helping answer them, or just listening in, this is your time to get into the nitty gritty…

Free
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On-Farm: Spring Pastures Farm

November 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spring Pastures Farm, 6801 Mountain Church Rd
Middletown, MD 21769 United States

Grazing on Marginal Land: Agroforestry and Building Pasture Do you have a few acres of marginal, overgrown land and are wondering, “what’s next?” At Spring Pastures Farm, farmers Brooke and Tom are converting rocky, semi-wooded terrain into thriving pastureland for their herd of Devon beef cattle. Utilizing rotational grazing and a low-input approach, their Middletown Valley farm boasts a mix of pastures: some partially wooded, some full of native plants, some seeded with mixtures of nutritional grasses. At this field…

$10 – $15
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Soil Health to Go! Leaning Pine Farm

November 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Online Event, Zoom

Learn more about how to take your pastures up a notch. Chat with pastured livestock producers, Amanda Paul & Sam White, of Leaning Pine Farm. The farm has long prioritized soil health, and they continue to refine and enhance their soils today. Sam and Amanda recognize that although these farming practices can be time- and energy-intensive, they are also more cost effective and generate more profit per acre than their previous farming methods. Leaning Pine specializes in raising quality beef…

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Second Thursday Soil Health Hub Meeting | Specialty Crops

November 11, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Online Event, Zoom

Join our Specialty Crop Soil Health Hub meetings every second Thursday of the month for networking and farmer-to-farmer connections centered on grain production. Bring your soil health challenges and inspirations. These meetings are for all specialty crop farmers (fruits, vegetables, flowers, more!) and those who support them. All scales are welcome, and the agenda is intentionally unstructured to give you time to check-in with others. Whether you’re asking questions, helping answer them, or just listening in, this is your time…

Free
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Farm Compost: Quality and Testing

November 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Profiting with Compost and the Importance of Compost Quality The fifth webinar of the series, Profiting with Compost & the Importance of Compost Quality, will feature presenters Dr. Greg Evanylo, professor in the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech and Jayne Merner Senecal, farmer and composter at Earth Care Farm in Rhode Island. They will present on compost testing as a tool for creating high-quality compost that can profit a farming business. In this webinar, Greg will discuss: proper compost sample…

Free – $20
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December 2021

Compost – Soil – Plants: Putting the Many Facets Together with Dr. Will Brinton

December 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Compost – Soil – Plant: Putting the Many Facets Together The sixth and final webinar of the series, Compost – Soil – Plant: Putting the Many Facets Together, features Dr. William F. Brinton, founder and Chief Science Officer of Woods End Laboratories. In this presentation, Dr. Brinton will discuss the significance of how compost quality develops during the process, the various benefits of compost to soil and for plant development, and how to decipher compost application rates appropriate for the…

Free – $20
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Turning a Profit from the Ground Up

December 9, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Online Event, Zoom

Want to get even better results from one of your farm’s most valuable tools? Farmer-educators, Keith Berns and Steve Groff, team up for this FREE event designed to help you gain a better understanding of how managing for soil health can increase profitability, improve resilience, and take farm stewardship to the next level. Join us as we host this soil health dynamic duo for an information-packed, one-hour webinar on Thursday, December 9, 9:30-10:30 am. Register here. —— The goal of…

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January 2022

Soil Health to Go! Persistence Creek Farm

January 12 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Online Event, Zoom

On Wednesday, January 12, from 12:00-12:30 EST, we’ll talk with Kevin Warring of Persistence Creek Farm, recent recipient of the prestigious Leopold Conservation Award, the first of its kind presented in Maryland. The award recognizes agricultural landowners actively committed to a land ethic. The farm, located in Faulkner, MD, is a 245-acre grain, seafood and timber business, half tillable and half forested. As third generation farmers, Kevin and his wife Lauren take soil seriously. To foster soil fertility, they rotate crops of corn, soybean and sorghum annually,…

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Future Harvest 2022 Conference

January 13 @ 8:30 am - January 14 @ 5:00 pm
Online Event, Zoom

Count your acres for a chance to win!

$75 – $105
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