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February 2017

Madison Garden Expo

February 10, 2017 - February 12, 2017
Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center, Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713 United States
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$8 – $18

Wisconsin Public Television's Garden Expo is a midwinter oasis of people ready to get their hands dirty gardening. This is a three-day event celebration that features the latest trends in gardening, landscaping, and edibles. FairShare will be tabling all three days, so come stop by to say hello! We will be selling our cookbooks, tea towel sets, and have information about Community Supported Agriculture in Madison.

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March 2017

Film Screening: SEED The Untold Story

March 8, 2017 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Ultra Point Cinema, 7825 Big Sky Dr
Madison, WI 53719-4957 United States
$11

            Film Synopsis:  From the creators of the award winning Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? and The Real Dirt on Farmer John comes SEED: The Untold Story. Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Award winning documentary, SEED: The Untold Story, follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies…

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April 2017

11th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference

April 18, 2017 @ 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703 United States

          Earth Day 2017 Post-apocalyptic films and books are more popular than ever, with recent titles like The Hunger Games, The Passage, Snowpiercer and The Walking Dead joining a rapidly growing list. What drives our fascination with the end of the world? Can this pop-culture phenomenon help us understand today's environmental challenges and stimulate ideas to build a just, secure and sustainable future? "Hope and Renewal in the Age of Apocalypse" features an exciting line-up of provocative authors, leading thinkers and creative…

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January 2018

Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference

January 21 @ 8:00 AM - January 23 @ 3:00 PM
Kalahari Resorts and Conference Center, 1305 Kalahari Dr.
Baraboo, WI 53913 United States
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Learn about cover crops with FairShare's Claire Strader, along with a variety of other topics, such as the Food Safety Modernization Act, Apple Disease Management, and Winery Topical Discussions.

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February 2018

Garden Expo

February 9 @ 12:00 PM - February 11 @ 4:00 PM
Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713 United States
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$8 – $18

Join FairShare and a long list of other exhibitors at Wisconsin Public Television’s Garden Expo! The Garden Expo is a midwinter oasis for people ready to venture out and dig their hands in the dirt. Now in its 25th year, this three-day event celebrates the latest trends in gardening, landscaping and edibles, and attracts more than 20,000 people from across the Midwest. Join other gardening enthusiasts to share ideas, gain inspiration and create something new. All proceeds support Wisconsin Public…

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Social Media Marketing for CSA Farmers

February 15 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5201 Fen Oak Drive, 5201 Fen Oak Drive
Madison, WI 53718
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Paid advertising on Facebook is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to reach potential CSA customers. Participants in this workshop will learn how to create, schedule and launch a paid advertisement targeting potential customers. Using the results of a statewide survey, and a field test of social media paid advertising, Kristin Runge and Bret Shaw will guide participants through the necessary steps to start a basic advertising campaign on Facebook. Participants should bring a lap top, if possible. Prior to…

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MOSES Organic Farming Conference

February 22 @ 8:00 AM - February 24 @ 11:00 PM
La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, WI United States
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$120 – $300

The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) is holding its annual Organic Farming Conference February 22-24. It’s the largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming, offering 66 workshops over 6 sessions, inspiring keynotes, engaging roundtables, and a resource-packed Exhibit Hall with over 170 vendors (including FairShare!). The event is preceded by Organic University full-day courses that dig deeper into specific farming topics.

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April 2018

FairShare Workshop: Instagram for Farmers

April 13 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5201 Fen Oak Drive, 5201 Fen Oak Drive
Madison, WI 53718
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New to the world of Instagram or wondering if it might be right for your farm?  Join Lauren of Raleigh's Hillside Farm for a beginner's guide to Instagram.  Learn basic functionality of the platform (from understanding how to use it to creating good posts and regram-ing content) as well as how to cultivate community and a find your voice on social media's fastest growing platform.  The presentation will include examples of how Lauren uses Instagram with her CSA, and allow…

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12th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference

April 23 @ 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Up for the Challenge: Innovation for People, Places and the Planet, will explore challenges and solutions through local and global lenses. Conference sessions will explore the interconnectedness of environmental quality, economic development, social justice, and public health. Speakers will provide a window into how decision-ready science is influencing conservation and corporate leadership and driving innovative responses, adaptations, and solutions to myriad issues, including those affecting agriculture and energy storage, and especially those brought on by climate change.   Featured Speakers:…

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

April 27 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
$50

This course is intended for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety.  The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement. The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules: Introduction to Produce Safety Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training Soil…

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