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Rocky Ford, CO—September 27—Innovating for Viability: Land & Water Tour of the Lower Arkansas Basin
8am-4pm, meet at 1516 Asbury Lane, Boone, CO 81025
On this one-day tour, hear from local farmers and other speakers and visit operations focused on irrigation efficiency, soil health, adaptation for climate change, alternative transfer methods, water quality, farmland succession planning and more. Participants will enjoy a local meal during the tour and grow their understanding of the local nexus of water and the agriculture industry. Hosted by NYFC, Colorado Foundation for Water Education, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, and Colorado Ag Water Alliance. $75 for members, $90 for non-members. Register here.

Cornish, NH—Sept. 29 – Oct. 1—Draft Animal Power Field Days
@ the Cornish Fairgrounds
Join the Draft Animal Power Network for 3 days of draft animal powered classes, equipment demonstrations, and networking. Info here

Denver, CO—October 6—Final hearing of the CO Young & Beginning Farmers Interim Study Committee
@ Denver State Capitol, Senate Committee Room #357
This past legislative session NYFC worked with State Senator Kerry Donovan to create the first-ever Colorado Young & Beginning Farmers Interim Study Committee. The committee was tasked with studying how state and local policies can better assist aspiring farmers and ranchers in the early stages of their career, while also helping to protect working landscapes, enhancing climate resiliency, meeting growing demands for local food, promoting innovation, and sustaining rural communities and economies. The committee first met on August 10 and proposed six bills for drafting, the final versions of which will be voted on at the October 6 hearing. These hearings are open to the public. Farmers, ranchers, and concerned consumers are encouraged to attend.

Old Chatham, NY—October 14—Farm tour + potluck
5-8pm @ 85 Hartigan Road, Old Chatham, NY 12136
Join NYFC’s Hudson Valley chapter for a farm tour and potluck at Dog Wood Farm! All are welcome. Please bring a potluck dish to share and a plate/cup/utensil.

East Haddam, CT—October 15—NCTFA’s 3rd Annual Fall Shindig
3pm @ Four Root Farm, 257 Tater Hill Road
Join us for our 3rd Annual Fall Shindig to celebrate the change in season! We will be enjoying food, warm beverages, an interactive farm tour, and other networking opportunities! All farmers, their families and other interested parties welcomed to attend. More info here