Montana Practical Permaculture Design Course
July 15-27, 2016 at Rathvinden Farm, Bozeman
Students will receive the 72-hour core permaculture curriculum, and will come away with skills to be practitioners in the areas of Edible Forest Gardening, Regenerative Agriculture, Community Development, Rural or Urban Homestead/Farm-scale Enterprise Planning, and Digital Mapping and Design Methods. For more info or to register:
Got Worms? Workshop (Barber Pole Worm treatment for flocks)
Sat July 30, 2016 9:00AM
Montana Highland Lamb, Dave and Jenny Scott
680 Hwy 55, Whitehall, MT 59759
Mushroom Cultivation and Application Course by Radical Mycology
August 5-7, 2016
Jeanette Rankin Peace Center, Missoula, MT
Learn lab skills, garden fungi, mycoremediation, medicinal mushrooms, mycorrhizal Cultivation and more.
For more info, visit https://radicalmycology.com/events-2/cultivation-courses/missoula-2016/
Organic Seed Alliance Online Organic Seed Course to help experienced farmers pass on their seed knowledge to beginning farmer.
Orientation on August 15th at 11:00 a.m. PST to answer questions and walk through the online course materials and schedule. Free.
The six-part webinar series is being held throughout the 2016 growing season. Each webinar is led by OSA and other organic seed experts, and focuses on basic skills needed for growing and producing organic seed. Webinars are held at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (12:00 p.m. Mountain, 1:00 p.m. Central, 2:00 p.m. Eastern) on the third Tuesday of each month through November:
• July 19th | Webinar Series #2: Trials and Selection
• August 16th | Webinar Series #3: Diseases and Pests, Case Study
• September 20th | Webinar Series #4: Seed Quality, Harvesting Techniques, and Equipment
• October 18th | Webinar Series #5: Cleaning and Record Keeping, Case Study
• November 15th | Webinar Series #6: Seed Contracting, Economics, and Policy
Contact OSA's Jared Zystro with general questions here.
OSA's Organic Seed Trainings in Montana
September 11, 2016
Terrapin Farm, Whitefish, Montana
Registration opens in late July.
Visit http://blog.seedalliance.org/2016/04/29/montana-growers-learn-how-to-breed-crops-on-your-farm/ for more information.
Learn How to Breed Crops in Montana
September 13 – 14, 2016
Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana, and on five participating farms in Western Montana’s Mission Valley
Join the Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative (NOVIC) for a two-day classroom and field-based course on plant breeding. Nationally renowned organic plant breeders from the University of Wisconsin, Cornell University, Oregon State University, and Organic Seed Alliance will lead this course at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana, and on five participating farms in Western Montana’s Mission Valley: Fresh Roots Farm, Polson; Good Egg Farm, Moiese; Foothill Farm, St. Ignatius; Wild Plum Farm, Dixon; and Deluge Farm, Camas Prairie. Registration is required and will open in July. Contact OSA’s Kiki Hubbard with questions. Get more info here.
2016 Montana Farm to School Summit: Sprouting Success
September 22-23, 2016 at Montana State University in Bozeman
Learn and share how Montana schools and programs are sprouting success through the core elements of farm to school--serving local foods, school gardens, and nutrition, agriculture, and food education. Workshops, field trips, and networking opportunities will provide inspiration and skill building. The two-day conference features Chef Ann Cooper, a nationally renowned advocate for improving school meals, as well as Montana farm to school champions who will share their stories and experiences. Scholarships and continuing education units are available.
Register online at: https://tofu.msu.montana.edu/cs/f2s_2016
2016 Governor's Food and Agriculture Summit
October 28-29, 2016 at Montana State University, Strand Union Building
751 W Grant Street, Bozeman MT 59717
This Grow Montana Food Policy Coalition event will provide an opportunity for Montanans who care about the state's food economy to come together, share information, and strategize about the next 10 years of work in the state. Visit their website at: https://foodsummit.ncat.org/
Save the Date for MOA's 14th Annual Conference
MOA's 2016 Conference will be held December 1-3, 2016, at Flathead Valley Community College. Featuring keynote speaker John P. Reganold, Regents Professor of Soil Science & Agroecology at Washington State University.
Mark your calendars today and check back soon for details.
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