April 8 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
This multi-part course gives participants a solid foundation in soil ecology and regenerative farming practices to maintain and improve soil health and biodiversity. It also includes hands-on activities such as solarizing a new garden plot, selecting and planting a cover crop, and making mineral and biological soil amendments.
March 24 @ 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
This training course, presented by the UConn Extension and CPEN Inc., meets weekly to provide classroom instruction as well as hands-on learning related to urban agriculture. Participants will take part in harvests, preparations, and farmers’ market vending. Scholarships are available.
March 30 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
A webinar discussing matters related to agricultural water, including compliance dates, new assessment tools, and harvest and post-harvest water.
March 25 @ 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
This expo includes educational and informational seminars and discussions surrounding cannabis advocacy, research, education and awareness, the political landscape and more. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn more about the production of marijuana, cannabis, hemp and CBD goods.
April 29 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
As part of the University of Connecticut Extension’s CT Soil Health Initiative with USDA NRCS, the Spring Urban Agriculture Tour will be hosted at the Green Village Initiative’s Reservoir Community Farm. Learn more about urban farming methods that have proven successful as well as funding opportunities for infrastructure such as high tunnels, raised beds, irrigation systems, and other conservation practices.
Soil testing will be available at the event for attendees to test their soil for heavy metals.
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.
March 6 @ 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
CT NOFA’s 41st Winter Conference starts with a week of live virtual workshops and concludes on March 11th with an in-person gathering and celebration at Wesleyan University. Live virtual workshops will cover farming, seed saving, organic land care, community food security, social justice issues, and more.
Registration is open on a sliding scale.
February 16 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Interested in reducing your energy costs for on-farm consumption? Come learn about available programs and incentives in Connecticut.