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October 2017

Bristol Aggie Fall Show 2017

October 20 @ 11:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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Free

The 2017 Bristol Aggie Fall Show promises to be bigger & better than ever! The event will run from Friday, October 20th - Sunday, October 22nd from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. We will welcome back Jake the Cat & the entire team from Cat County 98.1 on Saturday from 11-1! In addition to the impressive showcase of student work, shows, and demonstrations we have always loved, Arboriculture will again be hosting their Supervised Kids Climb & our Floriculture department will…

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Seed Sovereignty Field Day at Round the Bend Farm

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Round the Bend Farm, 92 Allen Neck Rd.
Dartmouth, MA United States
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$60 - $77

Those who control the seed system, control the food system. And yet, over the past 50 years, as we’ve lost the majority of our plant breeds and seed companies, we’ve also divorced plants from their place. Cultivars are no longer bred to thrive in a certain bioregion or soil type. Rarely are they developed for drought or flood tolerance. Nor are most seeds bred under organic systems, which means that most organic growers are planting seeds that thrive on soluble…

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November 2017

SEMAP Annual Meeting

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mark your calendars now, more details to follow soon!  

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Massachusetts Food System Forum

November 17 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
DoubleTree Hotel, Leominster, 99 Erdman Way
Leominster, MA 01453 United States
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The Massachusetts Food System is full of activity, energy, and innovation – from the growth in urban agriculture, to increased access to healthy foods, to innovative education and supports for food system entrepreneurs, to efforts to reduce food waste, to schools integrating nutrition and farming into their curricula, and much more. Much has been accomplished, and there is an abundance of work underway and more challenges to address. Join Massachusetts food system leaders, organizers, activists, advocates, and mobilizers as we…

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December 2017

Community Food Systems Conference

December 5 - December 7
Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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New Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s Community Food Systems Conference will address common underlying themes between food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture including obstacles in urban and rural environments and fostering community empowerment to create and sustain resilient local food systems. We will provide space for conversations around promoting, facilitating, and supporting self-reliance; breaking down barriers to racial justice; connecting communities to their food sources; and impacting communities at the local and regional level through sustainable food production. The conference…

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New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference

December 12 - December 14

This conference will include more than 25 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special topics. A Farmer to Farmer meeting after each morning and afternoon session will bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in-depth discussion on certain issues. There is also an extensive Trade Show with over 100 exhibitors. We hope that you will enjoy your time here, and meet with fellow growers, advisors, researchers, and industry representatives.…

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January 2018

2018 NOFA/Mass Winter Conference

January 13, 2018
Worcester State University, 486 Chandler St.
Worcester, MA 01602 United States
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The 2018 NOFA/Mass Winter Conference will take place on January 13th at Worcester State University. The day-long conference features a wide variety of workshops on many aspects of regenerative organic growing, food systems policy, and land management appropriate for growers and organizers of all scales. This year's theme is Cover, Diversity, Regenerate. Degraded soils can be restored by promoting the biological function of the soil ecosystem, which can be accomplished through living plant cover, mulches, and smart farm systems which…

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February 2018

Campus Farmer Summit: “What’s Growing on Your Campus?”

February 10, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Martin Institute at Stonehill College, 320 Washington St.
Easton, MA United States
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The Farm at Stonehill seeks to grow community around fresh produce and spark those who visit the farm to think about how their food choices have local and global, social and environmental impacts. We are pleased to be partnering with Farm to Institution New England and the Vela Foundation to host this inaugural gathering of the campus farmer community in New England.  This one-day summit will be participatory in nature and may result in the establishment of a more official…

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New England FarmCON

February 17, 2018 - February 18, 2018

New England FarmCon is all about connections, learning and growth. With over 250 of our region’s agri-business, homestead & organic living movers and shakers, and small farm producers come together with consumers for a weekend of interactive learning, engagement, and commerce. Discover, try, and buy local products and services. Learn from experts at classes and ongoing show floor sessions on topics ranging from meads and fermented drinks to organic beef and other foods. Find everything you need to start a…

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SEMAP’s 11th Annual Ag & Food Conference

February 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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SEMAP’s Annual Agriculture & Food Conference brings in experts to lead informative workshops and discussions on a range of topics. Past workshop topics have included which cover crops are best for weed suppression, nitrogen dynamics in organic cropping systems, how to start your own worm composting bin, and protecting genetic diversity within agriculture, just to name a few. The annual conference attracts not just seasoned farmers, but beginning farmers, backyard gardeners, foodies, and youth. A delicious lunch featuring locally-sourced food is served,…

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