Non-PA-WAgN Events

Posted: April 25, 2018

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Participants at workshop on Yeehaw Farm.

Participants at workshop on Yeehaw Farm.

May 9th, 9am-10:30am at Groundswell in Ithaca, NY. Farming for Justice Discussion Group

Wednesday May 9th, 9AM – 10:30AM

Small-scale Farmer Strategies for Integrating Social Justice: 

Case Study & Live Interview with a Justice-Minded NY Farm

Free! Groundswell Office, 225 S Fulton Street, Ithaca

Register for May

May 12th, Organic Pest Management

Put on by Groundswell Center Incubator Farm, Ithaca, NY. The speaker is Carlos Aguilera, Summertime Farms.

Sliding Scale $15-$25, no one turned away

Register Here (Registration Deadline 5/10)

May 15, 2018, Webinar: Irrigation Water Management in High Tunnels @ 2PM Eastern time


Presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Science and Technology
National Technology Support Centers

Irrigation Water Management in High Tunnels

May 15, 2018 2:00 pm US/Eastern

What will you learn?
Participate to learn more about the specific issues that arise when irrigating under a high tunnel. Irrigation water management is important even for the small areas farmed under high tunnels (also known as hoop houses.) While the principles of irrigation water management remain unchanged, high tunnels can affect both the evapo-transpiration rate and the potential for salinity problems. This webinar will discuss the basic principles of irrigation water management and the steps high tunnel irrigators should take to adapt their water management to life under plastic. Learn more...


  • Peter Robinson, P.E., Water Management Engineer, USDA NRCS West National Technology Support Center, Portland,OR

Session Details: May 15, 2018 2:00 pm US/Eastern     Duration: 01:00 (hh:mm)     Export Event to Calendar
*** Please join the session 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. ***

All live webinars are recorded. Within a week of the live event, a View button provides access to the on-demand replay. CEUs are available for on-demand webinars.

Who should participate?
Conservationists; Agronomists; Engineers; Land Owners and Managers; Technical Service Providers

Education Credits Units:

  • Certified Crop Advisors - 1 hour CCA - SW Credit    [status: Applied For]
  • Conservation Planner - 1 hour Conservation Planning Credit    [status: Approved]
  • State Professional Engineer - 1 hour State Specific Approval Credit    [statu s: Approved]


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August 10th-12th, 2018 NOFA Summer Conference in Amherst, MA

                        Click here for more info.

September 1st Dairy Dash 5K in Mansfield, PA

If you would like to sponsor or register for the 5K or 1 mile Memory Walk go to

September 15-18, 2018 National Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit in Arlington, VA

About the 2018 National Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit

United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Credit, Farmers Market Coalition, Food Distribution Research Society and National Value Added Conference collaborate to offer the 2018 Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit.

The goal of the summit is to improve understanding, capacity and performance of farms and businesses that participate in direct to consumer markets. Summit will feature new resources—intended to assist farmers, market managers and direct marketing farmers—as well as research and data on direct to consumer markets.

National leaders and experts from industry and the public sector will participate in plenary sessions and break-out trainings. Technical assistance will include workshops for Farmers Market Promotion Program grant participants and MarketMaker stakeholders.

“The summit is a rare opportunity for managers of farmers markets and those who provide technical assistance to local food systems to learn about innovative training tools and resources, including research and partnerships,” said Ron Rainey, professor, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “This gathering is also a great time for attendees to visit and compare notes. This type of networking opportunity does not come along often.”

For more information:

October 17-19, 2018   2018 National Ginger & Turmeric Conference will be held in Richmond, VA.

With growing interest in ginger and turmeric, many health professionals, researchers, farmers, and food and beverage professionals are turning their attention toward these healthy spices. In order to cultivate new ideas and further grow the industry, Virginia State University is hosting the first National Ginger & Turmeric Conference in Richmond, Virginia this fall. The three-day conference is targeted at the agricultural, health, and culinary professionals who work or are considering working with ginger and turmeric. It will showcase the latest science and technology related to production, product development and health, as well as feature success stories and marketing strategies.


Abstracts are now being accepted for oral and poster presentation

Submit your abstract now.

A Conference Proceedings documenting oral presentations and poster displays will be published post-conference.


  • Farmers
  • Horticulturists
  • Researchers
  • Health Professionals
  • Cooperative Extension faculty
  • Professionals in the Nutrition Supplement Industry
  • Professionals in the Food & Beverage Industry
  • Chefs


  • Keynote Speakers
  • Technical Sessions
  • Poster & Oral Abstract Presentations
  • Ginger & Turmeric 101 Workshop
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Tours


  • Conference Registration fee is $250. Lodging is not included in the registration fee. Registration will be open soon
  • The conference hotel is the DoubleTree Richmond Midlothian. Discounted conference rooms are available now. 
  • Visit the conference website for updated information as it becomes available. You may also contact Dr. Reza Rafie at or 1-804-712-4600.

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