February 22 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The 2023 Tri-State SARE Webinars will focus on soil nutrient management.
Feb. 22: Principals of Nutrient Management (Kirsten Workman, Cornell Extension PRO-DAIRY)
March 15: Integration of Pasture Management and Nutrient Management (Cheryl Cesario, UVM Extension; Rich Meinert, UConn Extension)
April 19: Nutrient Management Decision Making Based on Soil Testing (Heather Darby, UVM Extension)
February 9 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Interested in making your farm more resilient? Concerned about climate change? Join us to learn about ways to enable your operation to be sustainable.
February 7 @ 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
This three-day winter course is for active, commercial farmers looking to transfer their farm to a related or unrelated successor. It is an opportunity for senior farmers and partners to talk with peers, learn from advisors, and get support on succession planning. Farmers do not need to have an identified successor to participate in this course.
Followup courses will take place on Feb. 28 and March 28. Farmers are required to attend all three courses.
Register to participate by Jan. 31.
February 1 @ 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Interested in reducing your energy costs for on-farm consumption? Come learn about available programs and incentives in Connecticut.
January 30 @ 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
This fully online, seven-module course is designed for new and beginning farmers who have 0-3 years of vegetable growing experience or no formal training in agriculture. The participants will learn answers to the basic questions about farm business planning, planning and preparing for vegetable farm, warm and cool-season vegetable production techniques, season extension, identification of biotic and abiotic issues, and marketing.
January 21 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Join the New CT Farmer Alliance Build Your Network, Grow Our Future 2023! This annual event is a chance for farmers to connect with each other and with service providers who can help us in our farming journeys.
Join us for a keynote address, workshops, a farm hack competition, networking with agricultural service organizations, and of course, delicious food.
January 5 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
The Young Farmers Committee of the CT Farm Bureau will host a grant writing workshop, collaborating with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, UConn Extension, and local farmers who have gone through the grant writing process.
The workshop will take place in-person, and virtually in case of bad weather. Contact Rachel Holden for the virtual meeting link or to reserve a spot in person: email@example.com
January 10 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) is offering workshops for agricultural producers to learn about the latest updates and improvements to the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) and the Micro Farm insurance options. These workshops are especially important to specialty crop, organic, urban, and direct-market producers. The Roadshows will include RMA Administrator Marcia Bunger and other team members to highlight and answer questions about these insurance options. The Roadshows will include RMA Administrator Marcia Bunger and other team members to highlight and answer questions about these insurance options.
January 24 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Foundations of Shellfish Farming is a training course for new and prospective farmers and those who simply seek to learn more about aquaculture practices and techniques. Topics that will be covered include: how to establish and operate a shellfish business; leasing and permitting requirements; considerations for gear, vessels, and facilities, shellfish biology, aquaculture techniques and best practices, and risks involved in farming shellfish. Although the course will concentrate on Long Island Sound waters within the jurisdiction of Connecticut, the topics and practices covered are applicable in the Northeast United States and potentially beyond.
The course runs weekly through April 11. It meets the Connecticut Department of Agriculture eligibility requirement for the submission of a Joint Agency Application for Marine Aquaculture.
Sponsored by the Connecticut Sea Grant, UConn Extension, and the Connecticut Department of Agriculture
January 7 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
A program of the University of Connecticut College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources & Extension, the Solid Ground Farmer Trainings include learning opportunities in Agro-Ecology and Ag-Mechanics.
The following trainings are scheduled to take place at Nonnewaug Agri-Science High School in Woodbury:
Jan. 7, 2023 – Small Engine Maintenance & Repairs; 2-Stroke
Jan. 28, 2023 – Small Engine Maintenance & Repairs; 4-Stroke