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Armed to Farm Workshop
October 15-19th, 2018, in Glendive, Montana 

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is now accepting applications from military veterans who want to attend week-long Armed to Farm (ATF) training in Glendive, Montana. ATF allows veterans and their spouses to experience sustainable, profitable small-scale farming enterprises and explore agriculture as a viable career. Applications are available and are due by August 24. Click here to download application. For more information, please contact Tammy Howard at 406-494-8683 or email her at tammyh@ncat.org.


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National Organic Standards Board Fall 2018 Meeting
October 24 - 26, 2018
The InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel
Discussion Items: Substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances, substances due to sunset from the National List in 2020 and other topics impacting the organic industry.
More Information: All materials related to the meeting will be posted to the Fall 2018 NOSB Meeting webpage as they become available.

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AERO Expo & Annual Meeting
October 26-28, 2018
Missoula, Montana
Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO) presents "Seeds of Sustainability in the Garden City,” with keynote Dr. Miguel Altieri. On Friday, attendees can choose from four different tours. Saturday features talks and workshops from Montana's innovators, solar specialists, goat farmers, home aquaponics farmers, and other DIY heroes. Visit http://aeromt.org/expo/ for more information. View the full conference agenda here.

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Soil Biology Retreat: digging down to the roots of rich soil
November 9, 2018: 2PM-6PM
November 10-11, 2018: 9AM-4PM
Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship, 1143 4th St E, Whitefish, MT
With Agro-ecologist/educator/on-farm consultant Nicole Masters
Focus will be on the science and biology behind our northern climate growing conditions (cold soils, cool nights, high water table, clay-ey soils, variable soil pH, hoop house/high tunnel soils) and how to influence these conditions, particularly for nutrient dense vegetable production. 
Topics covered include:
• mineral and microbe synergies
• interpreting your weeds, pests and diseases
• prescriptive composts and plants
• turning your soil test into an action plan
• microscope use for recognizing beneficial microbes
Class size limited. Pre-registration required. Visit here for more information or call/text 406-471-3284 for more information.

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Tilth Conference
November 9-11, 2018
Spokane, Washington
This conference brings together farmers, producers, researchers, and food system professionals for a weekend of learning, building relationships, and sharing best practices. The conference includes a research-focused symposium, farm tour, lectures, workshops and panels on topics most important to farmers in the Pacific Northwest. More info at http://www.seattletilth.org/special_events/Conference

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7th National Conference on Grazing Lands
Dec. 2-5, 2018, at the Peppermill in Reno, Nev.
Conference organizers, The National Grazing Lands Coalition, expect more than 800 ranchers, professors, land managers, researchers, public officials, conservationists and students to attend this national conference and participate in the exchange of ideas and information on the latest grazing land issues.
Early registration of $295 is available through March 31, 2018, followed by regular online registration of $395 until Oct. 15, 2018. After that date, registration increases to $475. Registration online, and obtain more information about opportunities to exhibit or participate in poster presentations at: www.grazinglands.org.

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National Farmers Union Growing for the Future Beginning Farmer and Rancher Online Virtual Conference
December 3-6, 2018 (online)

A unique online, interactive virtual conference focused on beginning farmer and rancher issues, including mentorship, business planning, USDA programs, women and veterans in farming, conservation, and much more. For more info and registration, visit https://nfu.org/growing-for-the-future/

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Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Fiber + Climate
University of Colorado, Boulder
December 5-6, 2018
This conference aims to raise the bar on regenerative and organic agriculture by inspiring a systemic shift in the status quo; supporting the food and fashion industries to reimagine sourcing as a path to empower healthy soils that enhance carbon sequestration. Visit here for more information.

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Sunset harvest photo and link to 2018 conference webpages16th ANNUAL MOA CONFERENCE
December 6-8, 2018 at the Mansfield Convention Center, Great Falls, Montana
The conference keynote address will be given by Dr. Jill Clapperton, soil scientist and internationally recognized lecturer, on how to create and manage the long-term health and productivity of soils. She'll be joined by 40+ expert speakers and there will be lots of entertaining and informative events.

Sign up today!

Sunset photo by Almatheia Dairy

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Organic Seed Alliance's Organicology Conference
February 14-16, 2019 in Portland, OR

The Study of a Sustainable Food Future
Learn more about the conference schedule and the opportunities offered in Organicology’s unique curriculum. Visit https://www.organicology.org/

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