- 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/)
- Cultivating Leadership Module 6 – February 16, 2023 from 6:30-7:30 pm Eastern Time. Managing External Communications (https://livestockconservancy.org/get-involved/cultivating-leadership-initiative/)
- Cultivating Leadership Module 7 – March 16, 2023 from 6:30-7:30 pm Eastern Time. Managing Internal Communications (https://livestockconservancy.org/get-involved/cultivating-leadership-initiative/)
Cultivating Leadership Module 8 – April 20, 2023 from 6:30-7:30 pm Eastern Time. Managing Risk (https://livestockconservancy.org/get-involved/cultivating-leadership-initiative/)
- Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds at the Banke – April 22-30, 2023 from 10-4pm Eastern Time, Strawberry Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH. Learn about domestic livestock typical on coastal northern New England farms from the 17th century to the present day at this family-friendly and educational event. Expert breeders from NH, ME, MA, and NY farms share stories and answer visitors’ questions about the rare heritage breeds, their unique characteristics, special care, and importance in today’s world. (https://www.strawberybanke.org/events/barnyard-baby-animals.cfm)
- 50th Annual Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival – May 6-7, 2023. Stop by The Livestock Conservancy booth during the West Friendship, Maryland, festival and say hello to Jeannette and Cindra. It’s a great opportunity to enroll in Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em or renew your Livestock Conservancy membership. For contests, demonstrations, fiber arts seminars, music, and food, join the flock at the Howard County Fairgrounds, rain or shine. Many of our heritage breeds are waiting to meet ewe!
- Cultivating Leadership Module 9 – May 17, 2023 from 6:30-7:30 pm Eastern Time. Managing a Herdbook and Registry (https://livestockconservancy.org/get-involved/cultivating-leadership-initiative/)
- International Heritage Breeds Week – May 21-27, 2023. During the third full week of May each year, conservation organizations, associations, farmers, ranchers, shepherds, and consumers share stories about how heritage breeds have impacted their lives, environments, and local economies. This global conversation raises awareness about endangered livestock and poultry breeds listed on our Conservation Priority List and about rare breeds around the world. We’d love to share photos and plans for special activities on social media. And we have brochures like this to help you tell the story of livestock and poultry conservation. Just send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. (https://livestockconservancy.org/2023/05/15/international-heritage-breeds-week-may-2023/)
- Microgrant Applications Open – The Livestock Conservancy offers microgrants for heritage breed farmers and breeders. Grants typically range from $500 – $2,000. Apply for a microgrant before August 2023. (https://livestockconservancy.org/resources/micro-grant-program/)
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