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2017 Total Lunar Eclipse

Hello Friends,

My family and I are planning a small vacation around the total lunar eclipse. We are organic farmers from northern Illinois. As we are unable to see the eclipse from Chicagoland, we would love to view it on another's farm and, if possible, camp there or somewhere nearby. It would be wonderful to view and share this experience with BD farmers.

SARE Farmer Field Day Toolkit

SARE's free, digital Farmer Field Day Toolkit is a comprehensive resource of step-by-step instructions, timelines, and downloadable tools and templates for planning and hosting a successful event. Plus, users will learn the ins and outs of working with the media, creating press releases and PSAs, generating public interest, capturing the event with video and sharing it online.

Biodynamic Distance Learning Course and Agriculture Study Group - Edu Care Do

Edu Care Do (educaredo.org) is a self-awakening distance learning course based in the foundations of Anthroposophy, a path of knowledge leading the spiritual

OFRF Call for Soil Health & Management Abstracts - Deadline, May 1

Organic Agriculture Soil Health Symposium
Crop, Soil, Agronomy Societies Meeting, Special Session
October, 2017
Tampa, Florida

Solectrac Electric Tractor Survey

My name is Brian Weller and our company, Solectrac, has recently received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a new electric tractor - the eFarmer, for organic farmers. If you have an interest in electric tractors, I would like to ask you what you think are the important features and uses that you as a biodynamic farmer might want in an electric tractor.

If you would like to take our NSF survey, please let me know a day and time to suit your schedule. The survey will take about 15-20 minutes and your input will be most valuable for our NSF research.

Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund - Applications Due March 20

The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund will begin accepting applications February 1 for the 2017 award cycle. Beginning at 8 a.m. PST on February 1, the 2017 Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund application will be posted to the FVC website at www.farmvetco.org. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, March 20.

Nationwide Study of Intermediated Marketing Channels for Regional Food Systems

Syracuse University is currently looking for farmers to take part in a national study (through a survey) being led by Syracuse University, The Pennsylvania State University, New York University, and the National Center for Appropriate Technology.

Call for Workshop Proposals for the 1st Transition US National Gathering- March 15 Deadline

Mark your calendars for the first-ever Transition US National Gathering, “Growing a Movement for Resilient Communities: Broadening, Deepening, and Scaling Up,” to be held July 27-31 at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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