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July 2019

Farmer Field Day: Weed Management Systems

July 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Farmer Field Days are production-focused, on-farm workshops to help beginning farmers and ranchers get practical information that they can use to plan or enhance their own operations. Farmer Field Days are geared toward those who are just at the beginning of their farm exploration – farm hands, interns, folks thinking about starting a farm in the near future, and anyone currently in the startup process. Beginning and established farmers and ranchers are welcome too, and everyone learns something new at…

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Great Burn Brewing Charity Night

July 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Burn Brewing, 2230 McDonald Ave
Missoula, Montana 59801 United States
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Local Beer, Local Cheer, and Wild Game Cooking Demo! Great Burn Brewing is hosting CFAC for their Charity Night. PLUS at 6pm Local Chef Mark LoParco will be wowing us with a cooking demo of Venison Saltimbocca (Italian for "jumps in the mouth"-- because it's that delicious). A portion of each glass sold will go towards supporting CFAC's programs, supporting local farms, farmers, and families! Come share a glass with us.

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August 2019

Blue Mountain Bike to Barns

August 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Trough/ The Olde Dairy, 2106 Clements Rd
Missoula, Montana 59804 United States
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$35

Love eating local food and riding your bike? Want to learn about small-scale farming and explore rural farm life in your own backyard? Join us for a 15-mile round-trip ride through the Target Range and Orchard Homes neighborhoods beginning and ending at The Trough restaurant. Includes stops at the following farms: -Clark Fork Organics-Green Bench Orchard-Harts Garden & Nursery -Red Hen Farm & Orchard-Turner Farms Guests will hear from local farmers, explore their farms, and get a taste of their…

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Farmer Field Day: Orchard Management Techniques

August 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Farmer Field Days are production-focused, on-farm workshops to help beginning farmers and ranchers get practical information that they can use to plan or enhance their own operations. Farmer Field Days are geared toward those who are just at the beginning of their farm exploration – farm hands, interns, folks thinking about starting a farm in the near future, and anyone currently in the startup process. Beginning and established farmers and ranchers are welcome too, and everyone learns something new at…

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406 Farm Feast: Red Hen Farm & Orchard

August 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Red Hen Farm & Orchard, 3803 Spurgin Rd
Missoula, Montana 59804 United States
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$60
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Join us for an evening of delicious local food and beverages in Missoula's beautiful Target Range! Get to know your local farmers, support local agriculture, and enjoy a feast of local delights. Hosted by Red Hen Farm & Orchard | Catered by Chef Sam Grossman Purchase Tickets Tickets on sale through Wednesday, August 14th

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September 2019

406 Farm Feast: Mangan Angus Ranch

September 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mangan Angus Ranch, 11400 Kona Ranch Rd.
Missoula, Montana 59804 United States
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$60
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Join us for this ranch-style BBQ and enjoy an evening of delicious local food and beverages in Missoula’s beautiful Grass Valley! Get to know your local farmers and ranchers, support local agriculture, and feast on local delights. Hosted by Mangan Angus Ranch| Featuring Chef Abe Risho of Rumour Restaurant Purchase Tickets

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Farmer Field Day: Reducing On-Farm Carbon Footprint

September 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Farmer Field Days are production-focused, on-farm workshops to help beginning farmers and ranchers get practical information that they can use to plan or enhance their own operations. Farmer Field Days are geared toward those who are just at the beginning of their farm exploration – farm hands, interns, folks thinking about starting a farm in the near future, and anyone currently in the startup process. Beginning and established farmers and ranchers are welcome too, and everyone learns something new at…

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Lolo Peak Brewing Community Pint Night

September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at Lolo Peak Brewery & Grill. For every pint you buy, CFAC receives $.75! Great local food and brews! Invite your friends.

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October 2019

Farmer Field Day: Hops Production Infrastructure

October 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Farmer Field Days are production-focused, on-farm workshops to help beginning farmers and ranchers get practical information that they can use to plan or enhance their own operations. Farmer Field Days are geared toward those who are just at the beginning of their farm exploration – farm hands, interns, folks thinking about starting a farm in the near future, and anyone currently in the startup process. Beginning and established farmers and ranchers are welcome too, and everyone learns something new at…

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December 2019

#GivingTuesday

December 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day. One way to 'give back' is by supporting organizations that align with your values. Please consider becoming a Member or renewing your Membership in CFAC. THANK YOU!

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Partners on the Plate

December 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for this food-focused happy hour to promote local ingredient sourcing and build relationships between local chefs and farmers. Limited Spots Available. Register to reserve your spot, get the location, and answer some questions so we can create your perfect pairings: https://s.surveyanyplace.com/s/partnersontheplate

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Moscow Monday @ Montgomery Distillery

December 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
129 W Front St, Missoula, MT 59802, 129 W Front St, Missoula, MT 59802 United States + Google Map

Join us for food, raffles, food/farm popup sales, friendship, and of course, holiday spirits. The Distillery donates $1/drink to a local charity and has designated the 23rd to benefit CFAC. Come out and show your support for CFAC after some last minute shopping and enjoy one of the Distillery's signature drinks.

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January 2020

Planning For On-Farm Success: Farm Strategic Planning

January 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With opportunities in value-added, direct marketing, and new crops and technologies, there has never been a better time to start or expand an agriculture business in Montana. You have the skills to produce high-value products and Planning For On-Farm Success teaches you how to manage the profitable business that turns your passion into your career. Topics: Walks through the process of identifying goals and values for your operation, drafting a mission statement and using your values and goals to make decisions. Learn more about…

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Planning For On-Farm Success: Researching Your Market

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With opportunities in value-added, direct marketing, and new crops and technologies, there has never been a better time to start or expand an agriculture business in Montana. You have the skills to produce high-value products and Planning For On-Farm Success teaches you how to manage the profitable business that turns your passion into your career. Topics: Identify your target customer, conduct a market research trial, compare and evaluate market channels, and identify and evaluate your competition. Learn more about the whole workshop series here.…

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Planning For On-Farm Success: Farm Marketing and Promotion

January 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Think about what makes your product unique, develop marketing messages that set you apart from your competition and develop a marketing plan. Learn more about the whole series here. Workshops will be offered in six communities across Montana: Missoula, Ronan, Anaconda, Havre, Hardin, Forsyth.

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February 2020

Planning For On-Farm Success: Managing Your Finances

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With opportunities in value-added, direct marketing, and new crops and technologies, there has never been a better time to start or expand an agriculture business in Montana. You have the skills to produce high-value products and Planning For On-Farm Success teaches you how to manage the profitable business that turns your passion into your career. Topics: Develop an effective record-keeping system and learn how to estimate income and expenses. Learn how to prepare and use balance sheets, income and expense statements, and cash flows.…

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Planning For On-Farm Success: Financial Decision-Making

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With opportunities in value-added, direct marketing, and new crops and technologies, there has never been a better time to start or expand an agriculture business in Montana. You have the skills to produce high-value products and Planning For On-Farm Success teaches you how to manage the profitable business that turns your passion into your career. Topics: Learn to evaluate the overall financial health of your farm or ranch and learn when and how to use partial-budgeting, break-even, and ROI to enhance decision-making. Workshops will…

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Planning For On-Farm Success: Financing Your Farm

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With opportunities in value-added, direct marketing, and new crops and technologies, there has never been a better time to start or expand an agriculture business in Montana. You have the skills to produce high-value products and Planning For On-Farm Success teaches you how to manage the profitable business that turns your passion into your career. Topics: Learn about the different types of financing that are available and the best time to access them over the establishment and growth of your business. Understand credit…

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