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Soil carbon sequestration is the #1 tool for fighting climate change

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OGRIN Organic Grain Workshops: Harvesting, Storage, and Processing October 19, 26 November 2 6-7 PM

Three workshops regarding the growing and production of grain crops. It’s the final year of our NE SARE grant lead by Elizabeth Dyck, the coordinator of the Organic Growers’ Research and Information-Sharing Network (OGRIN).  The training program will be a series of three intensive 75 minute online short courses with video field days/workshops that will largely be taught by farmers and NE Grain Experts and located on farms and/or at processing venues.

Session One 10/19: Production with a focus on harvesting. Harvesting continues to be critical especially for new grain farmers who are not familiar with combines. 

Presented By: Elizabeth Dyck of OGRIN with Joe Heckman of Rutgers and Scott Morgan of Morganics Farm

Session Two 10/26: Cleaning, drying, storage. 

Presented By:  Elizabeth Dyck of OGRIN and Aaron Gabriel of Cornell.

Session Three 11/2: Processing and Marketing

Presented By: Elizabeth Dyck of OGRIN and Joel Steigman of Small Valley Grains.

 

Organic Open Houses No Till Soil Practices at North Slope, Morganics, and Iron Bound Sept 30 & Oct 28

We are excited to share that we have some fall events coming up that should be of interest for our farmer members. These series are both grant funded and free but Please register to get the links.

Funded as part of an NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG). These two workshops are part of a collaboration of NOFA/Mass, NOFA-NJ, and CT NOFA. We have two FREE sessions on healthy soils. Soils abundant with life sequester more carbon, infiltrate and hold more water, allow for greater root penetration, and resist erosion. Get to know three NJ farms and check out our trailer.  The farmers will talk about their no till strategies.  Also presented by Caro Roszell, NOFA/Mass Education Director, Soil Carbon Program Coordinator and CIG Project lead.

Part 1: September 30th Introduction to No TIll at North Slope Farm, Morganics Family Farm

Part 2: October 28th Iron Bound Cider Field Day hosted by Alex Gioseffi

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Road to Certification: November 4-11-18 6-7:30 PM

Are you a farmer who wants to obtain organic certification?

Are you thinking of starting a farm and wondering if organic certification makes sense for you?

This multi course workshop will guide you through the organic crop and livestock certification process.

We’ll start with an overview of the certification process including a description of what’s allowed, prohibited and restricted under the organic standards.  Next we’ll cover how to find a certifying agent and work with them to complete your organic system plan.  Finally, we’ll walk through the on-farm organic inspection and your ongoing responsibilities as a certified organic farmer.

This workshop will provide you all the tools you need to have your farm certified organic.

The class will be taught by  Al Johnson, one of the country’s most experienced organic inspectors. Attendees will receive follow-up support as they pursue organic certification.

Please Register Now