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Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership

A community partnership working to support our region's farms

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Thank you to our donors!

Many thanks to our generous donors who contributed a total of $25,990 to SEMAP’s Annual Appeal! These generous gifts will greatly help us to continue our education and awareness in 2014 through our Annual Ag & Food Conference (March 22nd), the Twilight Grower Education Series, and the Buy Fresh Buy Local Campaign.  We will also pilot the “Farm Advancement Program,” for farmers to apply for small grants for technical assistance, equipment, internships, website development, social media consulting, etc. Thank you again for all of your support and here’s to a successful 2014!

Our 2013 Annual Appeal Donors:

Joel Alvord

John Angley

Chris and Trish Arnold

David Barrett Barrett

Paul Bettencourt

Robyn Branco

David Brownell

John and Rebecca Buffington

Peter and Tia Bullard

Nancy Burkholder

Derek Christianson

Janine Chuckran

Doug & Cindy Crocker

Nancy Crosby

E. Otis Dyer

Michael Egan

Steven & Lyn Fors

Priscilla & Chip Gillespie

Benjamin & Susan Gilmore

Karl Glosl Jr

Rupert and Jennifer Grantham

Sue Guiducci

The Robertson Foundation

Cynthia Haskell

Melissa Haskell & Jeff Graber

Alexander Houtzager

Susie & Mike Humphrey

Tim Mahoney and Pam Donnelly

Chris Makepeace

Allen & Nancy Manley

Mary McBrady

Mark Boyer Barbara Millen

Trip Millikin

David and Joanna Pepe

Andy Pollock

Susan Rau

Julia Rawson

Laurie Robertson-Lorant

Mike & Meredith Rousseau

Robert Sanderson

Rachel Smith

Clay and Clara Stites

Dorothy Suput

Lucy Tabit

Edwin Tiffany

Tracy Lazos & Andrew  Warby

Steven Ward

Anna Whitcomb

Elizabeth White

Martha Yules

Peter & Heather Zine

Mary Morley Crapo Hyde Eccles Fund

Blair Agency Inc

Upstream Foundation

Travessia Winery

Mayflower Cranberries LLC

7th Annual Ag & Food Conference 3/22/14!


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Presented by SEMAP and Bristol County Conservation District
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
GNB Voc Tech High School, 1121 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA


A Good Article to Read About Supporting Local Dairy Farms

According to a recent study by the National Young Farmers’ Coalition, there are serious barriers for young people starting a farming career. The top obstacles include access to capital, access to land and health insurance.

However, despite these problems, there are still young farmers making a go of it. And they’re doing it in refreshingly creative ways – from adding new twists to the family farm and uncovering lucrative niches to sell their products to taking their farm story to television.

We put calls out to Northeast cooperative extensions, farming organizations and state agricultural commissions to find the next “rising stars in agriculture” and were flooded with responses. We whittled the list down to the top five rising stars, based on their enthusiasm, innovation and sheer determination to make it in farming.

Read the Whole Article Here.