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2015 Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence
"Permaculture's Answers to Drought"
September 10-13, 2015 at Heartsong in Tumtum, WA (25 miles north of Spokane)

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Food Safety training focusing on Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) guidelines webinars
200 Level Webinar – September 25, 2015,  8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PDT).
Basic GAP On-Farm Food Safety Training and Regional Independent Verifier Certification
IOIA Trainers: Karen Troxell & Jonda Crosby
The course is a six-hour training and will include pre-course exercises and a post course exam for those pursuing certification as a food safety Regional Independent Verifier. The trainings are designed for farmers, sanitarians, cooperative extension agents, local food educators, farmers market managers, food safety auditors, organic inspectors, food retailers, restaurant owners, farm interns, farm to school and farm to college professionals and agricultural service providers. The course will specifically cover food safety issues including: farmer self-inspection preparation, traceability, ground history, adjacent land, fertilizer and crop nutrition, irrigation and water use, crop protection, field worker hygiene, and harvesting practices. Participants will gain skill in navigating the regulations and using standard assessment tools.

For more information about the training, please visit or contact: Jonda Crosby at 406-227-9161, or email her at

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Mark your calendars for MOA's 2015 Conference
Cultivating Soils. Opportunities, and Relationships
December 3-5, 2015
Bozeman, MT

Visit again soon for more information!

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3-Day Intro Soil Fertility Workshop
Januray 11-13, 2016 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
AgFertilizers Warehouse / Office
5 N. Manchester Rd, Great Falls, MT

$150 ($75 deposit at sign-up) includes training manuals and all meals.
An intensive 3-day workshop to help in applying the principles and methods developed by Prof William Albrecht. His system helps to build, balance, and maintain excellent soil fertility to improve crop yield and crop quality.
For more information, phone (406) 452-1685.

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8th Organic Seed Growers Conference
February 4 - 6, 2016, Corvallis, Oregon

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