Coming events.February 7, 2009
New Hampshire Dairy Goat Seminar: Understanding Your Butcher's Cut Sheet, Manchester, NH. What cuts of meat are expected from each area of the animal carcass and how many pounds of meat should you expect back when you take your animal in for processing? Handouts will be provided. $5/family, 4-H age free. Contact Secretary Barbara Gaskell, 603-495-3964; e-mail: barbarag@ premierprintingnh.com.
February 26-27, 2009
The Tuskegee Annual Farmers Conference, Tuskegee, Alabama, is an educational forum designed to address the emerging concerns of farmers, landowners and the rural residents of Alabama and its neighboring states. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 26-28, 2009
Organic Farming Conference, La Crosse, Wisconsin. Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) presents the foremost educational and networking event in the organic farming community. The conference is highly regarded due to its practical workshops designed to help beginning, transitional, and experienced organic farmers. Workshops, keynotes, entertainment and more are scheduled. Contact: www.mosesorganic.org/conference.html, Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), PO Box 339, Spring Valley, WI 54767; 715-772-3153.
April 25, 2009
Pasture Poultry Seminar, Attica, New York. HLW Acres, LLC 7th Annual On-the-Farm Pasture Poultry Seminar in Attica, New York on Saturday, April 25, 2009. Seminar cost is $60 per person or $100 per couple. Lunch is provided. Contact Hermann and Laurie Weber, HLW Acres, LLC, 1727 Exchange St., Attica, NY 14011; 585-591-0795.
March 14, 2009
Alpaca Heritage Events" "Sampler for Success: Alpacas 101", Bordentown New Jersey. $25 per person and includes lunch. Register by March 9, 2009. Call Ingrid Wood at 609-261-0696 or visit us at www.AlpacaHeritage.com.
April 4, 2009
The Herb and Wildflower Day, Townsend Visitors Center, Tennessee, is a great way for East Tennesseans and others to learn about wildflowers and herbs, as well as their many practical and traditional medicinal uses. 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend, TN 37882. www.smokymountains.org/info/ herb_wildflower.html.
April 19, 2009
6th Annual Alpaca Heritage Budget Caper HaIter Show, Ringoes, New Jersey: Level I halter show that caters to newer breeders with little or no previous show experience. For information, call Show Superintendent Ingrid Wood at 609-261-0696 or visit www.AlpacaHeritage.com.
April 26, 2009
Bio-diesel Program, New York. Presenter, Bill Botch from New England Bio Diesel Step-by-step demonstration, with an opportunity to ask questions; equipment available for purchase. $10/person, lunch included. Prepaid registration required by April 19, 2009. Space is limited; no company coupons accepted. HLW Acres, Hermann and Laura Weber, 1727 Exchange St., Attica, NY 14011; 585-591-0795.
May 1-2, 2009
The 17th Annual Spring Festival and Old Timers Day, Townsend, Tennessee, celebrates the unique and enduring heritage of Townsend, Blount County and the Great Smoky Mountains, including everything from bluegrass music and Appalachian demonstrations to storytelling, children's games and wildflower walks led by local experts. Townsend, Tennessee Visitors Center, 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, Tennessee 37882. Contact: www smokymountainfestivals.org/#/spring.
May 15-17, 2009
Trout Fest, Tennessee. This annual outdoor arts and crafts festival is held to raise awareness for the need to protect and preserve the streams and rivers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and raise funds for more conservation.
For details, www.troutfest.org/call Little River Outfitters at 865-448-9459.
June 5-6, 2009
The Smoky Mountain Pottery Festival, Townsend, Tennessee, brings together potters from around the region to exhibit, sell and demonstrate their craft. Townsend, Tennessee Visitors Center, 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend, TN 37882 For more information, www.smokymountains.org/pottery-festival.html.
June 19-21, 2009
20th Anniversary Midwest Renewable Energy Fair, Custer, Wisconsin. The world's largest renewable energy and sustainable living educational event of its kind. For more information, www.themrea.org; MREA, 7558 Deer Rd., Custer, WI 54423; 715-592-6595.
July 2-5 2009
Annual Countryside Reunion, Bunker, Missouri: Demonstrations and talks about homesteading, independent living, bread making, crafts farm and backwoods skills. This is the same event held in Indiana for the past 9 years. Bring your own food and drink. This is a family event, all ages are welcome, but this is a working farm and is not idiot proof. You must watch you and yours. Contact: Gregg & Doreen Tivnan, Bunker, MO 63629; 573-689-2254; email@example.com.
September 25-26, 2009
The Fall Heritage Festival and Old Timer's Day, Tennessee. Take a step back in time and enjoy a variety of bluegrass bands, storytellers, arts and crafts booths, Appalachian traditions and children's activities. Visitors Center, 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend, TN 37882; www.smokymountainfestivals.org/#/fall.
Send your event notice at least two months in advance to: COUNTRYSIDE Editorial, 145 Industrial Dr., Medford, WI 54451; firstname.lastname@example.org. May/June deadline: February 26.