What: Educational events on specific agricultural subjects
Why: To improve your skills through in-the-field learning from the experts
Who: Farmers and gardeners
Where: Across Illinois
When: Throughout the year
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July 10: Harvest and Blooms Farm, Springfield, IL from 5:30 - 9:00 PM
August 14: Spence Farm, Fairbury, IL from 5:30 - 9:00 PM
Aspiring farmers like you discover what it would really take to start your own farm business. From assessing your skills and resources, to meeting successful farmers in your region, to deciding next steps for pursuing your farm dream, this workshop is the perfect setting for you to find out what it takes to own a successful farm business.
WOMEN WHO FARM FIELD DAY SERIES
July 30, 2-5pm: Wool Fiber and Silvopasturing (Seven Sisters Farm, Sidney, IL)
August 27, 2-6pm: Champaign Cut Flower Tour (Old Town Flowers, Cara's Garden, Delight Flower Farm)
September 24, 2-5pm: Fruit and Herbs (Sunny Lane Aronia, Eureka, IL)
October 22, 2-5pm: Season Extension (Blue Moon Farm, Urbana, IL)
We are delighted to announce our summer field day series celebrating Illinois' local women ag pioneers: Women Who Farm. We will be visiting five women-led farms, showcasing what they do best and providing an opportunity for women farmers to meet and build a supportive community. This field day series will convene one Sunday a month, June-October. We will tour the host farm, learn about her specialty, and then gather for refreshments and networking.
POLLINATORS AND THE FARM: HOW TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A SUPPORTIVE HABITAT
August 10, 2017, 1-4pm
Discover how pollinators enhance your farm's ecosystem at this half-day workshop. We will tour the pollinator habitat and native prairie restoration at Prairie Fruits Farm Creamery followed by an exploration of the many ways pollinators can be incorporated in to specialty crop farms, as well as how to maintain these plantings.
FARM FINANCES WEBINAR: CRAFTING A SIMPLE BALANCE SHEET
June 28, 2017, 1-2pm CENTRAL TIME
Discover the power of the balance sheet in this live webinar. In collaboration with the Land Stewardship Project, we will walk participants through the various components of a balance sheet, how to interpret each line, and ways that a balance sheet is useful to your farm business.
Refund policy: Registration fees for all field days and workshops are non-refundable. If a program is cancelled by The Land Connection, all fees will be refunded.