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CT NOFA/NOFA Events
NOFA Organic
Land Care Events
Other events

Date   Event   Location Time
 
           
Jan. 20, 2018   Beekeeping School
Learn from experienced beekeepers how to successfully raise bees. One day course offered by Connecticut Beekeepers Association. Details at ctbees.org/bee-school.
  Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
123 Huntington Street
New Haven, CT
9:00 am
to
3:30 pm
           
Jan. 22, 2018   BF 201: Planning and Growing Cover Crops (4-hour Intensive Training)
With Eero Ruuttila from Johnny’s Select Seeds

The objective of this course is to provide a basic understanding of how cover crops can improve soil health and can fit into cash crop vegetable operations. Details Here
  Community Farm of Simsbury, 73 Wolcott Rd, Simsbury, CT

4:00 pm
to
8:00 pm

           
Jan. 23, 2018   BF 201: Planning and Growing Cover Crops (4-hour Intensive Training)
With Eero Ruuttila from Johnny’s Select Seeds

The objective of this course is to provide a basic understanding of how cover crops can improve soil health and can fit into cash crop vegetable operations. Details Here
  Common Ground High School, 358 Springside Ave, New Haven, CT

4:00 pm
to
8:00 pm

           
Jan. 31, 2018   Vegetarian Potluck
Bring a Vegetarian dish, and its recipe, to share with friends. Sponsored by Massaro Farm and Woodbridge Town Library. www.woodbridge.lioninc.org/events/vegetarian-potluck-supper-with-massaro-farm/
  Woodbridge Library Meeting Room, 10 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
           
Feb. 3, 2018   Beekeeping School
Learn from experienced beekeepers how to successfully raise bees. One day course offered by Connecticut Beekeepers Association. Details at ctbees.org/bee-school.
  Housatonic Valley Regional HS 246 Warren Turnpike Rd
Falls Village, CT
9:00 am
to
3:30 pm
           
Feb 6-9, 2018   NOFA Organic Land Care - 4 Day Accreditation Course
Take your organic garden and landscaping skills to a new level with this indepth course based on the 6th Edition of the NOFA Standards For Organic Land Care. Completing this course also allows people to take the test and earn the NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional credential (AOLCP), a valuable way to gain and ssure clients of your ability to offer organic landscaping services. Details Here.
  Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
           
Feb 10, 2018  

The 2018 Agre$source Fair, presented by UCONN & CT NOFA
Farmers from all over CT are invited to this free event to meet with agricultural advisors and grant providers. Details Coming Soon

  Hartford, CT Morning Event
           
Feb. 13, 2018  

BF 204: Eco-Focused Farming Practices: Soil & Foliar Fertility, Appropriate Tillage, Beneficial Insects, & More with Bryan O’Hara of Tobacco Road Farm
During this talk we will cover the details of how to produce vegetable crops without the need for pesticide intervention. Subjects to be covered include: soil & foliar fertility concepts and techniques, appropriate tillage and no-till techniques, methods for increasing beneficial insect populations, and how to read and react to field conditions for a healthful, profitable crop. Details Here.

  Community Farm of Simsbury, 73 Wolcott Rd, Simsbury, CT

TBD

           
February 20, 2018   BF 110: Growing Crops in Low, High and Movable Tunnels
Farmer Steve Munno will share his experiences extending the growing season in CT for a variety of crops using low, high and movable tunnels. We’ll cover the basics of  tunnel size, set up,  placement and cost, plus crop choices, planting dates, rotations, opportunities and challenges. Details Here
  Common Ground High School, 358 Springside Ave, New Haven, CT 4:00 pm
to
7:00 pm
           
March 10, 2018  

OrganicConn ~ CT NOFA's 36th Annual Winter Conference
An annual event that unites farmers, homeowners, advocates, foodies and their families to celebrate All Things Organic. Take your pick to learn new tricks for growing organically on the farm or in your home garden from your choice of dozens of indepth workshops and the Keynote Speakers. Conference attednees also enjoy shopping from dozens of sustainable-oriented vendors and feasting on a fine lunch provided by local restaurants who support CT NOFA's organic mission. For details and to reserve your spot, visit: http://ctnofa.org/winterconference/

 

Hosted by Western CT State University on thier
Midtown Campus, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT

8:00 am
to
5:00 pm
           
March 13, 2017   BF 240: Pesticide Safety – for both conventional and organic producers
This course will cover the different types of pesticides available for organic and non-organic growers, understanding the label, the law, REI, PHI, appropriate use, precautions, PPE, storage and handling and more. Details Here.
  UConn Extension Bethel Office, 67 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, CT 7:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
           
March 24, 2018  

BF 204: Eco-Focused Farming Practices: Soil & Foliar Fertility, Appropriate Tillage, Beneficial Insects, & More with Bryan O’Hara of Tobacco Road Farm
During this talk we will cover the details of how to produce vegetable crops without the need for pesticide intervention. Subjects to be covered include: soil & foliar fertility concepts and techniques, appropriate tillage and no-till techniques, methods for increasing beneficial insect populations, and how to read and react to field conditions for a healthful, profitable crop. Details Here.

  Common Ground High School, 358 Springside Ave, New Haven, CT

10:00 am
to
1:00 pm

           
           
    FOR MORE FREE FARMER TRAINING OPPORTUNITES BY UCONN & ITS PARTNERS, CHECK OUT THE SCHEDULE & DETAILS HERE.      
           

CT NOFA
126 Derby Avenue, Derby, CT 06418

phone: (203) 308-2584 • fax: (203) 308-2586

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