State Events

2019 Calendar of Events
DateEvent InformationLocation
March 2019
March 3rdNOFA Winter ConferenceBristol, RI
March 5th

Legal Food Hub Winter Webinar Series

Legal Considerations of Agricultural Easements

Online
March 8th

RI LASA Grant Now Open for 2019 Applications deadline to enroll is March 8, 2019

Online
March 9th

Tool Sharpening for Farmers

Hosted by the Young Farmers Network

Cranston, RI
March 12th

Legal Food Hub Winter Webinar Series

Employment Law for Farmers in Rhode Island

Online
March 12th

Rhode Island Women In AG Pre-Planning Meeting Session

3:00 pm 

2nd Floor USDA Conference Room

60 Quaker Lane Warwick RI

Warwick, RI
March 14thRI Compost Conference & Trade ShowProvidence, RI
March 15th

Signup Deadline for Annual Crops under the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

For more information, contact the RI FSA County Office at 401-828-3120 Option 2.

Warwick, RI
March 25th

Vegetable Growers Meeting/Earn Pesticide Credits

1:00 pm- 3:30 pm

USDA Service Center Conference Room

RSVP: Peggy Siligato at siligato@uri.edu 401-640-0484

Warwick, RI
March 27th through 28th

FSMA Produce Safety Rule/Produce Safety Alliance Approved Grower Training Course and RI GAP Training

Registration Deadline March 11, 2019

For more information, please email (urifoodsafety@etal.uri.edu) or call Lori Pivarnik (Tel: 401-874-2972) or Sejal Lanterman (Tel: 401-874-4453) if you have questions about the course or registration

Narragansett, RI
March 30th

Soil, Plant, and Farm Methodology Course

Providence, RI

April 2019

April 5th

Commercial Composting

8:30 am - 10:30 am

Commerce RI

Register at www.risbdc.org/events.aspx

Providence, RI
April 6thSoil, Plant, and Farm Methodology CourseProvidence, RI
April 7thDiversified Livestock Farming & Marketing, On-Farm WorkshopJamestown, RI
April 11th

Produce Safety Rule Workshop Series

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

URI East Farm, Bldg 75

Kingston, RI
April 11th

Baskets to Pallets

1200 pm - 5:00 pm

URI East Farm, Bldg 75

Space is limited sign up at info@rifoodcouncil.org

Kingston, RI
May 2nd

Produce Safety Rule Workshop Series

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hope & Main

Warren, RI
May 16th

RI Fruit Growers Annual Twilight Meeting

5:30 pm

Sweet Berry Farm

Middletown, RI
May 17th through 19th

Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival

Newport, RI
May 23rd

RI Fruit Growers Association Twilight Meeting

5:30 pm

Narrow Lane Orchard

North Kingstown, RI
Other Dates to Remember
January 1, 2019FSA offices are closed
January 21, 2019FSA offices are closed
February 18, 2019FSA offices are closed
May 27, 2019FSA offices are closed
July 4, 2019FSA offices are closed
September 2, 2019FSA offices are closed
October 14, 2019FSA offices are closed
November 11, 2019FSA offices are closed
November 28, 2019FSA offices are closed
December 25, 2019FSA offices are closed