EVENTS CALENDAR

2022

  • Wooly Wednesday with Abby Franquemont – August 10, 2022 from 2-3 pm EST (virtual on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/livestockconservancy/). Chat with Abby about the foundations of all spinning–the spindle–and the communities in which production spinning with spindles is still alive-and-well and practiced masterfully.
  • FREE Session: Breed Organization Accreditation Program Overview and Cultivation Leadership Breed Organization Training Q&A – August 18, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 pm Eastern Time. Register here: https://livestockconservancy.org/get-involved/cultivating-leadership-initiative/ Beginning August 18, The Livestock Conservancy will offer a series of online workshops addressing best practices to help organizations identify gaps and improve their organizational management.
  • Cayuga Duck Chat – August 16, 2022 at 2 pm EST (virtual on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/livestockconservancy/). Jon Alden, Breeding Flock Manager at Hoover’s Hatchery (https://hoovershatchery.com/), joins Jeannette Beranger and Brittany Sweeney to chat about Cayuga ducks.
  • Marketing Monday: Locking People Into Your Brand through Niche Marketing Panel – August 29, 2022 at 2 pm EST (virtual on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/livestockconservancy/). A panel of special guests (including Dayna Burtness of Nettle Valley Farm) will chat about easy ways to lock in your audience for long-term sales through CSAs (including meat and dairy CSAs!) and selling whole animal shares.
  • Cultivating Leadership Module 1 – September 15, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 pm Eastern Time. Establishing and Managing Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws (https://livestockconservancy.org/get-involved/cultivating-leadership-initiative/)
  • Poitou Donkey Chat – September 20, 2022 at 2 pm Eastern Time. Chat about one of the most endangered breeds on our Conservation Priority List, the Poitou donkey. Join us in speaking with Natasha Sprengers-Levine from Blue Wood Farm & Vineyard. Natasha oversees the care and management of her family’s four Poitou donkeys. Watch live on our Facebook page here. It will also be posted on our YouTube page here.
  • Donkey Chat II – September 27, 2022 at 2 pm Eastern Time. Watch live on our Facebook page here.
  • Wooly Weaving Challenge with Melissa Weaver Dunning – October 5 – November 2, 2022. Learn to weave a scarf on a Heddle Loom during the October SE2SE Wooly Weaving Challenge with hand-weaver, spinner, knitter and fiber arts educator Melissa Weaver Dunning! Melissa has more than 40 years of experience working on antique equipment to recreate 18th and 19th century home produced textiles. She began her textile study with Scottish master weaver Norman Kennedy in 1980 and carries on this rich tradition in her own teaching. Read more here.
  • Wooly Wednesday with Josefin Waltin – Listening to Your Wool – October 12, 2022 from 12 pm Eastern Time (virtual on our Facebook page here). This month, Josefin Waltin will discuss getting to know your wool, working from fleece to yarn and drafting with less strain on the body and wool. This Wooly Wednesday will include a live demonstration and time for Q & A, so mark your calendar and bring your questions!
  • Gate to Plate: Myotonic Goat Chat with Renard Turner – October 18, 2022 from 2 pm Eastern Time (virtual on our Facebook page here). Join the virtual discussion about the process of moving Myotonic meat goats from pasture to consumer.
  • Cultivating Leadership Module 2 – October 20, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 pm Eastern Time. Managing Membership (https://livestockconservancy.org/get-involved/cultivating-leadership-initiative/)
  • Marketing Monday: Getting to Know Your Farmer with Agritourism and On-Farm Experiences – October 24, 2022 at 2 pm EST (virtual on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/livestockconservancy/). Your growing audience wants to get to know the faces and places behind the products they’ve tried and loved. Learn to turn your audience into a community with agritourism and other on-farm experiences.
  • Florida Cracker Cattle Annual Meeting and Sale – October 28 – October 29, 2022. The Annual Gathering is scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2022 beginning at 5:00 pm at the Withlacoochee Training Center. The Annual Sale is scheduled for Saturday October 28, 2022 at the Sumter County Livestock Market. Details can be found on the Florida Cracker Cattle website here. There is also an opportunity for a FCCA Scholarship for Students (see website for info).
  • Annual Florida Cracker Cattle Drive – December 4-10, 2022. More information here: https://greatfloridacattledrive.regfox.com/500th-anniversary-great-florida-cattle-drive
  • FACT Webinar: How to use Photography to Tell Your Farm’s Story – December 14 from 4:30 pm Eastern Time. In this webinar you will learn the basics of photography and the tools & tips you need to improve your photography skills in order to effectively share your farm story. In this day and age of scrolling and scanning, an image is worth 1,000 words, and a good photo can grab a potential customer’s attention faster than any caption. Learn how to take great photos, from composition to lighting, and grow your audience with your camera or phone. See here for more details.
  • Cultivating Leadership Module 4 – December 15, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 pm Eastern Time. Building and Maintaining an Effective Board (https://livestockconservancy.org/get-involved/cultivating-leadership-initiative/)
  • Marketing Monday: Converting Your Audience into Lifelong Learners with On-Farm Classes Panel – December 26, 2022 at 2 pm EST (virtual on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/livestockconservancy/). Classes and educational opportunities are not just for kids these days. Special guests will help you turn your skills into profitable opportunities to connect with your audience on a personal level.

2023

  • FACT Webinar: Federal Funding Opportunities for Livestock Farmers – January 17, 2023 from 4 pm Eastern Time. Join FACT and Margaret Krome, an experienced grant writer with the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, to learn how to succeed at using federal programs to support your farm or sustainable agriculture initiatives, including loans, grants and cost share programs. Click here for more details.
  • Cultivating Leadership Module 5 – January 19, 2023 from 6:30-7:30 pm Eastern Time. Ensuring Accountability and Transparency (https://livestockconservancy.org/get-involved/cultivating-leadership-initiative/)