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7th Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference

March 5, 2021 @ 8:30 am - March 11, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference (UFC) hosted by the Urban Farming Institute and in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), is designed to advance opportunities and address barriers involved in cultivating a resilient and thriving Urban Farming sector.

We will convene local and regional experts, advocates, and innovators to support and promote urban farming enterprises across Massachusetts. Our local urban farming community, along with cross-sector partners, will address challenges, highlight successes, and share resources at one of the best educational and networking events for this thriving sector.

Yes, it will be virtual, and we will have fantastic keynote speakers and knowledgeable practitioners with many networking opportunities.

Registration is open now!

Our conference Keynote Speakers :

Jillian Hishaw (Esq. L.L.M., F.A.R.M.S.), Founder is an innovative strategist, and Attorney in the areas of agriculture, food systems and asset protection, she was recently recognized by the Clif Bar Co. as a “Food Industry Changemaker.”

Emmanuel Pratt (Co-Founder and Executive Director, Sweet Water Foundation) is an urban designer creating a model of resident-driven community development in neighborhoods that have suffered the effects of long-term disinvestment.

Karen Washington (Co-Owner, Rise & Root Farm; Co-Founder, Black Urban Growers) has lived in New York City all her life, and has spent decades promoting urban farming as a way for all New Yorkers to access fresh, locally grown food.


This conference promises to be spectacular and we want to thank our partner, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), our sponsors, presenters, volunteers, and longtime Urban Farming supporters!

Click here to purchase tickets, please note, ticket prices are increasing on February 7th!

**Availability of Conference Content. All conference presentations will be recorded (unless noted otherwise) and will be available for participants to view up to six-months after the conference.

For more information or for Youth, College, or Group tickets, please contact Rose Arruda, rose.arruda@mass.gov.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Pat Spence, Pspence.ufi@gmail.com

Refunds available until February 26th, 2021, with NO exceptions.



March 5, 2021 @ 8:30 am
March 11, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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MA United States
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