Upcoming Workshops, Classes, Conferences


My inbox has been filling up with announcements of upcoming events for growers and producers.  Here’s what I’ve heard about thusfar (and feel free to expand in the comments if you know of any others I haven’t listed):

SDSU classes: Organic Vegetable Production January 25-29 and High Tunnels/Season Extension February 5-19.  Both classes will be held at the Northern Plains Biostress Lab on the SDSU campus, both are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-5pm.  They’re $88 plus $106 in fees.  Add $20 if you’ve never been enrolled at SDSU.  Contact the SDSU registrar’s office to sign up: 800-952-3541.

Upper Midwest Regional Fruit and Vegetable Growers Workshops and Conference: January 21 (Beginning Growers Workshops), January 22 & 23 (Conference).  All at the St. Cloud Civic Center, St. Cloud, MN.  Call the MFVGA office for information and registration: 763-434-0400.  Scholarships are available.

Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society (NPSAS) Winter Conference: February 13 & 14 at the Huron Event Center in Huron, SD.  Theme is “Marketing Sustainability” with workshops on poultry and livestock production, soil fertility, IPM, and preserving food.  Full registration fees are $145 for farm or family, $125 for single person.  Register here.

SD Cooperative Extension/SD Specialty Producers Farmers Market Workshop: February 28 in Brookings, SD.  Agenda and location yet to be determined, but time will be dedicated to the Buy Fresh Buy Local program.  Contact Rhoda Burrows at 605-688-4731 or rhoda.burrows@sdstate.edu.

Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) Organic Conference: February 26-28 in Lacrosse, WI.  This is a big conference, with 6 workshop session and over 60 workshops to choose from.  They also hold their Organic University on February 26.  Organic University registration: $150.  Conference registration: $175.  Online registration and information here.

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