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USDA / NRCS Conservation Webinars - 2017 Schedule
2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM Pacific
http://www.conservationwebinars.net/documents/planned-conservation-webinars

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Farmer Field Days, Community Food and Agriculture Coalition
On-farm workshops and tours for farm hands, farmers, and ranchers
July 19: Efficient Harvest and Post Harvest Handling, Harlequin Organic Produce, Arlee
August 16: Small-Scale Cut Flower Production & Marketing, Mighty Fine Farm, Missoula
September 20: Managing a Cider Apple Orchard, Billingsley Cider Orchard, Stevensville
For more information and to RSVP, visit www.farmlinkmontana.org/events
541-829-3757

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Free Garden and Greenhouse Tour at Sage Mountain Center
July 22, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm. 20 minutes from Butte.
Features include edible landscapes, Permaculture designs and Crater Garden, cultivars of herbs, fruits trees, vegetables, flowers, as well as, water retention techniques, and mulching options.  At 6,300 ft elevation, the solar water heated straw bale greenhouse provides an abundance of tomatoes, figs, and chilies in the summer and fresh crops of veggies during the winter. And you might also be amazed at what can be grown without pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers!
For details call 494-9875, email smc@sagemountain.org, and for directions print out the map at http://sagemountain.org/contact/. Reservations are NOT required. Please leave pets at home.

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Cover Crops in Montana:
See How They Work
Friday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chris and Sandy Carey Ranch
2300 MT Highway 69; Boulder, MT 59632 / 406-287-5756
Join NCAT for an 80-acre cover crop walk and discussion of species selection, harvesting, and grazing strategies.
The fee for the workshop is $8 per person, which includes lunch.
Register by July 21 at https://www.ncat.org/events/
For more information, contact NCAT Specialist Dave Scott at 406-533-6642 or daves@ncat.org

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Workshop: Crossing the Cores with Nature and Growing the Future
July 31 - August 1, 2017
Hampton Inn, Great Falls, Montana
For K-12 Educators. Engaging, Enhancing, Empowering- Changing Education: “Working with Nature in the Garden.” Based around book “The Soil Will Save Us,” we will discuss everything from history, science, math, social studies, agriculture, and the food today- through building healthy soil, which solves myriad problems: drought, erosion, air and water pollution, and food quality, as well as climate change. More info here.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
MOA's 2017 Conference will take place on December 7-9, 2017 in Great Falls. More details to come soon.

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Organic Seed Alliance's Organic Seed Growers Conference
February 14-18, 2018, in Corvallis, Oregon
The biennial Organic Seed Growers Conference is a unique opportunity to trade knowledge, techniques, and ideas that strengthen the larger organic seed community. Join hundreds of farmers, plant breeders, researchers, certifiers, food companies, seed companies, and other stakeholders for a full agenda focused solely on organic seed.
For more info, visit here.

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