Event Series Farmer Help Shop

Farmer Help Shop USDA Edition

Zoom

On May 20, OEFFA's regular help shop will feature USDA, NRCS, and SARE representatives to answer your questions on private and government financing options for purchasing land and infrastructure. This Help Shop is a follow up from the May 9 Affording Your Farm Workshop, a free virtual meeting covering the same topics. Attendance at both isn't required. OEFFA's team of educators is available to assist farmers at any stage of their journey. Whether you are making the switch to organic, are already certified, or if you have questions about sustainable agriculture practices, OEFFA can share guidance and support. Drop in virtually on the third Monday of each month to talk to sustainable agriculture educators with your queries and questions. Click the link below to register and receive the Zoom meeting link.

Lessons Learned in Social Equity

Zoom

The Agricultural Justice Project (AJP)’s Food Justice Certification (FJC) standards address ethical working and living conditions for agricultural system workers and fair trade and pricing for farms and agricultural businesses. This free online session welcomes farmers that have worked through the FJC process, as well as those who have engaged with OEFFA/AJP technical assistance programs to implement different approaches to AJP standards on their farms, to reflect, reconnect, and look to the future. Learn more and register at the link below.

Event Series Organics 101

Organics 101

Zoom

In this virtual workshop series, OEFFA staff will cover the basics of organic certification, organic farming practices, and some things farmers should consider before becoming certified. What is organic? (Monday, June 10)—Understand the wide variety of definitions of organic, the holistic approach to organic farming, and some land stewardship practices used in organic agricultural systems. Is organic for me? (Monday, July 8)—Examine how your farm business could benefit from organic certification (or not) and discuss the pros and cons of becoming certified organic. How do I become certified organic? (Monday, August 12)—Walk through the steps to becoming certified, understand the paperwork, and hear tips for making the certification process as smooth as possible. Learn more and register by using the link below.

Event Series Farmer Help Shop

Farmer Help Shop

Zoom

OEFFA's team of educators is available to assist farmers at any stage of their journey. Whether you are making the switch to organic, are already certified, or have questions about sustainable agriculture practices, OEFFA can share guidance and support. Drop in virtually on the third Monday of each month to talk to sustainable agriculture educators with your queries and questions. Click the link below to register and receive the Zoom meeting link.

Event Series Organics 101

Organics 101

Zoom

In this virtual workshop series, OEFFA staff will cover the basics of organic certification, organic farming practices, and some things farmers should consider before becoming certified. What is organic? (Monday, June 10)—Understand the wide variety of definitions of organic, the holistic approach to organic farming, and some land stewardship practices used in organic agricultural systems. Is organic for me? (Monday, July 8)—Examine how your farm business could benefit from organic certification (or not) and discuss the pros and cons of becoming certified organic. How do I become certified organic? (Monday, August 12)—Walk through the steps to becoming certified, understand the paperwork, and hear tips for making the certification process as smooth as possible. Learn more and register by using the link below.

Event Series Farmer Help Shop

Farmer Help Shop

Zoom

OEFFA's team of educators is available to assist farmers at any stage of their journey. Whether you are making the switch to organic, are already certified, or have questions about sustainable agriculture practices, OEFFA can share guidance and support. Drop in virtually on the third Monday of each month to talk to sustainable agriculture educators with your queries and questions. Click the link below to register and receive the Zoom meeting link.

Event Series Organics 101

Organics 101

Zoom

In this virtual workshop series, OEFFA staff will cover the basics of organic certification, organic farming practices, and some things farmers should consider before becoming certified. What is organic? (Monday, June 10)—Understand the wide variety of definitions of organic, the holistic approach to organic farming, and some land stewardship practices used in organic agricultural systems. Is organic for me? (Monday, July 8)—Examine how your farm business could benefit from organic certification (or not) and discuss the pros and cons of becoming certified organic. How do I become certified organic? (Monday, August 12)—Walk through the steps to becoming certified, understand the paperwork, and hear tips for making the certification process as smooth as possible. Learn more and register by using the link below.

Event Series Farmer Help Shop

Farmer Help Shop

Zoom

OEFFA's team of educators is available to assist farmers at any stage of their journey. Whether you are making the switch to organic, are already certified, or have questions about sustainable agriculture practices, OEFFA can share guidance and support. Drop in virtually on the third Monday of each month to talk to sustainable agriculture educators with your queries and questions. Click the link below to register and receive the Zoom meeting link.

The What, Why and How of Organic Webinar Series

Zoom

This three-part webinar series is primarily focused on training individuals who provide services to farmers, such as MSU Extension staff. However, the program is open to all, including organic-curious farmers. Zoom webinar information will be provided after registration. September 13 - What Learn about USDA Organic rules, approved products and participate in an Organic System Plan interactive activity . September 20 - Why Learn from a variety of farmers the reasons why they chose to pursue organic certification for their farm, a different type of certification or no certification at all. September 27 - How Learn all about getting certified, including: the process of choosing a certifier, the organic system plan and recordkeeping.

Event Series Farmer Help Shop

Farmer Help Shop

Zoom

OEFFA's team of educators is available to assist farmers at any stage of their journey. Whether you are making the switch to organic, are already certified, or have questions about sustainable agriculture practices, OEFFA can share guidance and support. Drop in virtually on the third Monday of each month to talk to sustainable agriculture educators with your queries and questions. Click the link below to register and receive the Zoom meeting link.