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February 2018

2nd Annual Organic Vegetable Production Conference

February 2 @ 9:00 AM - February 3 @ 4:00 PM
Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713 United States
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Register today to reserve your spot! Why did farmers love the Inaugural Organic Vegetable Production Conference? “I love this conference because it fills the ‘pro-level’ niche.”   – Katie Bishop, PrairiErth Farm “Gets right to the heart of vegetable production without wasting time or money on unnecessary topics. Great information, excellent conversations, well worth the price!”  – Heidi Accola, Roots & Shoots “It was a great mix of technical information and thought provoking conversation. I really appreciated meeting new farmers from outside my…

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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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March 2018

Food + Farms Film Festival 2018

March 13 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
High Noon Saloon, 701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Join FairShare CSA Coalition for an entertaining and enlightening evening featuring good food + sustainable farms! The festival will screen a series of beautiful short to medium-length films highlighting a future of healthy and sustainable food systems. Each film will be followed by short TED-style talks from area leaders, providing local context for each film and shedding light on the state of local, fresh and sustainable food in Wisconsin.

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26th Annual CSA Open House

March 18 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Join us for the 26th Annual CSA Open House! Learn about FairShare CSA Coalition and Community Supported Agriculture at this free to the public event. Meet your local farmers from a variety of CSA farms to learn more about their farm, pick-up locations, on-farm events, and 2018 sign-up information. Explore different share options such as veggies, meat, eggs and chose your own CSA share for this growing season while snacking on local food samples. Free workshops throughout the event will help…

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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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June 2018

In Her Boots Workshop: Sustainable Agriculture For Women, By Women

June 21 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wylymar Farms, Wylymar Farms N 5224 County Road J
Monroe, WI 53566
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$25

Get advice and practical ideas from women farmers and educators to help you achieve your farming dreams. We’ll cover a variety of farming topics, including tool use and ergonomics from a female farmer lens, and how to care for that most important tool: yourself! We’ll also share ideas for creating additional income from farming through agritourism, farmstays, on-farm food service, and value-added products. Plus, we’ll learn about the Wylymar dairy operation. See the day’s agenda below. The MOSES In Her Boots…

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