Upcoming Field Days and Workshops
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WOMEN WHO FARM FIELD DAY SERIES
Over five Sunday afternoons, from June to October, we are visiting women-led farms, exploring what they do best, and providing an opportunity for women farmers to meet and build a supportive community.
A short workshop in which participants meet experienced sustainable farmers, tour a farm, learn about successful farm enterprises, and ask questions about local farm businesses. Farm Dreams covers resource assessment, goal setting, financial planning, and marketing options.
ORGANIC GRAIN PRODUCTION PRACTICES
We are partnering with the IDEA Farm Network to host a workshop exploring ways to improve organic grain production practices. From variety selection to weed management to fertility to harvest, we will bring in experts to discuss the issues you care about. We're still planning this exciting event, so watch for more details to come soon!
September 26, 2018 | 10:00-2:00pm
The Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day is the Midwest’s largest field day devoted to vegetable growers and mechanical weed control. This year’s Midwest Mechanical Weed Control field day will be held at PrariErth Farm.
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.
Our teaching philosophy
In designing our training programs, we follow the mantra "Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand.” We strive to give our students access to learning in the classroom, in the field, and in their hands.
We take advantage of our greatest educational assets: the people actually doing the work. If you come to us to learn about growing large-scale organic grains, we bring in a farmer who has 2000 acres of certified organic grains. If you need to know more about legal issues for farmers, we bring in a lawyer who has dedicated her life to those issues. If you want to know how to raise your own honeybees without chemical treatments, we bring in the guy who is innovating those practices in Illinois.
And finally, we provide resources to put you in charge of your own learning. From video tutorials to printed resources to access to other training programs from around the country, we empower you to learn and grow.