Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2014
Exploring the Small Farm Dream Class
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey will hold a four-session short course for those interested in starting a small farm enterprise. The goal of teh course is to help aspiring farmers learn what is required to start and manage their own farm and to determine if it is a path they really want to or can take. Classes will be held Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. at D & R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place, Princeton. There will be an optional daytime weekend farm tour.
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Friday, March 7 and Friday, March 14, 2014
Leasing Networking Meetings for Farmers, Landowners
The State Agriculture Development Committee, in conjunction with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey will offer a series of meetings and workshops for farmers to learn about land leasing opportunities and leasing-related issues. Both networking meetings will be held 5 to 6 p.m. March 7 will be held at Duke Farms, Hillsborough. March 14 will be held at the Ware Agricultural Building in Woodstown. The networking sessions will be offered in conjunction with a NOFA-NJ training workshop, Site Evaluation: Tools for Sizing Up Your Farm's Potential." That workshop will be held 3 to 5 p.m., immediately preceding each networking sessions.
For more information or to pre-register, contact the SADC at firstname.lastname@example.org or NOFA-NJ at www.nofanj.org.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Certified Pullorum Testing Class
If you own or show poultry or are a 4-H leader or poultry club officer, consider being certified as a Pullorum tester for New Jersey. The state requires all birds going to shows or fairs be tested for this disease. Only Certified Pullorum testers may perform these tests. The Department of Agriculture will hold a class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Horse Park of New Jersey, 626 Route 524, Allentown-Clarksburg Road, Allentown, NJ. Click here for directions.
To register, contact Lisa deLambert at 609-671-6400. Registration is limited to 30 participants, must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Production Strategies for Increased Profits
Presented by Annie's Project New Jersey, this one day seminar will focus on production strategies and production planning. The program takes place 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Rutgers EcoComplex, 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd., Bordentown. After the program, there will be a tour of the EcoComplex greenhouses.
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Saturday, March 29, 2014
Leasing Workshop on Maintaining Farmland Leases and Managing Conflict
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Rutgers EcoComplex, Bordentown. This free workshop is intended for landowners and farmers who have concerns about potential or current lease-related conflicts. For more information or to pre-register, contact the SADC at email@example.com.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
New Jersey Junior Breeder's Livestock and Poultry Symposium
The annual Junior Breeder's symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Round House on College Farm Road in New Brunswick. Sessions include Equine Leg Bandaging, Show Braiding, Sire Selection, Sheep and Goat Judging, Diary Heifer Judging, Proper Nutrition Management for Sheep and Goats, Showing Your Chickens, Equine Science For Kids, Showmanship, Pollorum Testing and Biosecurity, Clip Off, State Design Jeopardy and What do I Feed My Chickens.
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Monday, April 28, 2014
16th Annual Animal Emergency Working Group Symposium
The symposium for animal emergency first responders, emergency management personnel and other interested parties will focus on large animal rescue and setting up a shelter. It will be held at the Horse Park of New Jersey, 626 Route 524, Allentown, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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