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Sunday, 01.13 - Monday, 01.14

Practical Farmers of Iowa will feature keynote speaker Fedele Bauccio, CEO and cofounder of Bon Appétit Management Company, which spends over $55 million annually on food from within a 150-mile radius of each of its 400 locations. The event features multiple sessions on field crops, fruit and vegetable production, grazing, profitable enterprises, on-farm energy, cooking, local foods, and partnerships between farmers and friends of farmers. New this year will be a Soils 101 short course, running January 12 in the afternoon through the morning of January 13 (before the start of the full conference). Also scheduled are Friday afternoon workshops, an Iowa lunch on Saturday, and a variety of breakout sessions throughout the day on Saturday. Kathy Roth Eastman, conference coordinator, (515) 255-0882, keastman33@gmail.com

Website: http://practicalfarmers.org/events/annual-conference.html

(All day)
Iowa State University, Scheman Building, Ames, Iowa

Tuesday, 01.15

The Public Policy forum will be held at the Hyatt Regency, One South Capitol Ave. in Indianapolis. Discounted hotel rooms available until Dec. 21, 2012.

Website: http://www.indianaruralhealth.org/index.php?src=events&srctype=detail&category=IRHA%20Events&refno=50

8:00am
Indianapolis, IN

Wednesday, 01.16

Vermont's Farm Health Task Force is offering 10 weekly webinars (for $300) Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm from Feb. 6 - April 9, 2013. Topics will include Veterinary biological exposures, Effects of ag pesticides, Acute ag injuries and much more. 3 1/2 days of on-site training will also be offered April 16-19 at Middlebury Inn, Middlebury, VT. (Cost for webinars and the on-site training, $700) The courses are designed for Primary Care Physicians, Social Workers, Nurses, and others. Faculty will be 34 academics and practitioners from Iowa, New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire. CMEs and nursing contact hours available. For more information: send email to mhorton@cvahec.org • Call: (802) 527-1474

Website: http://www.cvahec.org

(All day)
on the web and Middlebury, VT

Thursday, 01.17

Join farmers, consumers, educators, and extension agents for regional networking and discussion. The focus of the day will be around how to take action and move the vision of a robust, regional food system in Eastern Kentucky into a reality, including a presentation from guest speaker Commissioner Comer over a local lunch and an afternoon panel about local food success in EKY communities. The cost of lunch is $8 pre-pay or $11.50 at the door. Click on the link below to purchase your lunch before the day of the meeting.

Website: http://communityfarmalliance.org/

10:00am
Woodland Center at Natural Bridge State Resort Park in Slade, KY

Thursday, 01.24 - Saturday, 01.26

This ag group is holding three days of speakers and presentations on topics as diverse as herd management and farm succession. The keynote address will be by Matt Dillon, who will tell the story of the development of crop diversity, the history of public seed commons and discuss the role of farmers as agricultural innovators. See more here: http://www.npsas.org/news-events/winter-conference.html

Website: http://www.npsas.org/news-events/winter-conference.html

(All day)
Ramkota Hotel in Aberdeen, SD

Monday, 01.28 - Saturday, 02.02

The nation's greatest celebration of the American West, its people, culture and traditions will celebrate its 29th year January 28 to February 2, 2013, in Elko, Nevada. Every winter for the last 28 years, cowboys, ranchers, rural and urban people have traveled en masse to this small high desert community, to join with friends, family and others who care about the rural West. Together, they listen to poetry and music, learn about cowboy culture in the U.S. and around the world, experience great art, watch western films, learn a craft, and gather to eat, drink and swap stories.

Website: http://www.westernfolklife.org/National-Cowboy-Poetry-Gathering-General-Info/national-cowboy-poetry-gathering-home-page.html

(All day)
Elko, Nevada

Monday, 01.28

The conference planning team for "Health Disparities Research at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: A National Conference" has extended the deadline for submitting poster abstracts. The new deadline is January 28. You may also select to have your abstract considered for oral presentation in addition to a poster. Abstracts should clearly focus on health or healthcare for people with disabilities in underserved racial and ethnic groups. Example topics include healthcare access, healthcare quality, health disparities, and health promotion. Presentations may include research (completed or in progress); best practices to reduce racial, ethnic, and disability-related barriers and disparities in healthcare and health promotion; community-based work; or policy approaches.

Website: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/institute-on-development-and-disability/public-health-programs/project-intersect/project-intersect.cfm

(All day)
Washington, DC

Wednesday, 01.30

The application deadline for Rural Trust's Global Teacher Fellowship program has been extended to Jan. 30, 2013. Up to 25 fellowships will be awarded in 2013 to support the professional and personal development of rural teachers. The awards (up to $5,000 for individual teachers and $10,000 for a team of two or more teachers) support teachers' participation in self-designed summer learning experiences and a two-day place-based learning institute in the fall. Teachers are encouraged to center their learning in an international travel and study experience, out of which they develop interdisciplinary, place-based learning curricula aligned with their specific state and local content standards. Eligibility: Any K–12 teacher working full-time and teaching at least 60% time in a rural community can apply for the fellowship. Counselors, media specialists and other school personnel working in a teaching setting for at least 60% of their paid work time may also apply. Visit the Rural Trust's Global Teacher Fellowship website at www.globalteacherfellowship.ruraledu.org for more details and application information.

Website: http://www.globalteacherfellowship.ruraledu.org

(All day)

Thursday, 01.31 - Saturday, 02.02

Building industry experts, vendors, community builders, building owners, students, researchers, municipal leaders, lawmakers, and advocates will convene at The Building Conference, Jan i - FEb. 2, 2013 in Morgantown, WV. Speakers include Cameron Sinclair, co-founder of Architecture for Humanity; Scot Horst, US Green Building Council senior vice-president for LEED; Matthew Miller, co-founder of Studio H; Stephen Ritz, educator and founder of the Green Bronx Machine; and Ted Reiff, founder of the ReUse People of America. Register through the website www.thebuildingconference.com

Website: http://www.thebuildingconference.com

1:30am
Waterfront Place Hotel, Morgantown, WV