MOA Events

2023 Mid-America Organic Conference

February 3-4, 2023 | Hartsburg, MO

Join MOA for our annual conference! This year's conference programming will be focused on five content areas: Grain & Livestock, Horticulture, Specialty Crops, Agroforestry, Value-added & Processing, and Policy & Farm Services.

Whether you're an urban gardener looking to bring pollinators to your neighborhood or a large-acreage grain farmer, a homesteader, or raising and adding-value to specialty crops, these educational sessions will introduce you to the people and practices you need to create success.

 

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Community Calendar

December

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Intro to Farm Animal Welfare Certifications Webinar Registration

December 1 | 3:00 pm CST | Zoom | FREE

In this webinar from FACT (Food Animal Concerns Trust), you will learn the basics of farm animal welfare certification programs- what they are, the differences between existing programs, the value of certification, how to become certified, and funding opportunities to help you achieve certification. Whether you’re already seriously considering certification for your farm or you’re still in the information gathering stage, this webinar is for you! The guest presenter is Kara Shannon, Director of Farm Animal Welfare Policy at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

 

Farm Tax Workshop

December 1 | 12:30pm - 2:45pm CST | Face to Face/Zoom | FREE

The University of Missouri Extension is hosting free farm tax workshops to update farmers and ranchers on farm and individual tax filings. Topics include farm income averaging, bonus vs. Section 179 depreciation, income leveling techniques, charitable contributions, weather-related sales of livestock, health savings accounts, like-kind exchanges and 1099s. Sobba also will share IRS resources and updates that farmers and ranchers will find helpful.

Choose to attend through Zoom or at the following locations:

Benton, MO
Columbia, MO
Fredericktown, MO
St. Harrisonville, MO
Lancaster, MO
Marshall, MO
Unionville, MO
Vienna, MO

 

Farm Tax Workshop

December 6 | 6:15pm - 8:30pm CST | Face to Face/Zoom | FREE

The University of Missouri Extension is hosting free farm tax workshops to update farmers and ranchers on farm and individual tax filings. Topics include farm income averaging, bonus vs. Section 179 depreciation, income leveling techniques, charitable contributions, weather-related sales of livestock, health savings accounts, like-kind exchanges and 1099s. Sobba also will share IRS resources and updates that farmers and ranchers will find helpful.

Choose to attend through Zoom or at the following locations:

Mexico, MO
Bolivar, MO
Higginsville, MO
Marshfield, MO
Poplar Bluff, MO
Princeton, MO
St. Joseph, MO
Union, MO

 

How to Use Photography to Tell Your Farm's Story Webinar Registration

December 14 | 3:30 pm CST | Zoom | FREE

In this webinar from FACT (Food Animal Concerns Trust), 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.

The guest presenter is farmer and photojournalist Filipa Rodrigues of Saudade Farms located in Sherburne, NY (www.saudadefarms.com).

 
 

January

Building Soil Health With Animal Agriculture

January 9 | 3:30 pm CST | Zoom | FREE

In this seminar from FACT (Food Animal Concerns Trust), they will dig deep into what soil health is, how it is linked to the current regenerative agriculture trend, and how animal agriculture can work to build resiliency from the ground up. The guest presenter is Dr. Janel Louise Ohletz.

 

Federal Funding Opportunities for Livestock Farmers

January 17 | 3:00 pm CST | Zoom | FREE

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 grants, loans and cost share programs.

 

Specialty Crop Production in Tunnels - Protected Agriculture

January 24 - March 14 | 6:30-8:00pm | Zoom | $75 *Sponsorships Available

This virtual course, 8-session series by the University of Missouri Extension will explain how growers can gain more control over growing conditions using high, medium and low tunnels. These three main types of protected production systems allow the grower to have some control over temperature, light, water and disease. Visit the registration page for more information about each date's topic.

 
 

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