Farm Credit East Harvesting a Profit Webinar
Monday, November 30th, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Your Computer
This three-part webinar series is geared towards beginning and start-up farmers, as well as producers who may already have an ongoing farm, but would like to brush up on their financial management knowledge. The series will tackle basic financial concepts of starting or running a small to mid-sized farm. This session: Marketing your products, Talking to a lender, The “5 C’s of credit”, An interview with a Loan Officer, Reviews of Balance Sheets, Income Statements and Cash Flow Statements, Case Study View here.
SEMAP 2015 Annual Meeting
Tuesday, December 1st, 5-8pm, Oakes Ames Hall, Easton, MA
Hear SEMAP updates from the board and staff and enjoy listening to a guest speaker. We’ll have light, local refreshments provided by the Farmer’s Daughter. Don’t miss out on some special agriculture awards and the announcement of the new SEMAP Executive Director. This event is free to attend, but please pre-register so we have a headcount for food! Thank you! Networking and refreshments at 5; programming beginning at 6. Register here.
New England Grows
December 2nd-4th, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA
New England Grows is renowned for its world-class education offerings and innovative trend spotting. Founded in 1993 by green industry professionals for green industry professionals, the educational conference and exposition gives participants unique access to targeted, industry-specific products, information, education and connections. The New England Nursery Association, Massachusetts Arborists Association, Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals and Massachusetts Nursery & Landscape Association are the organization’s founding partners. More information.
Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting
December 3rd-4th, Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, Framingham, MA
Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Meeting will be hosted by Middlesex County Farm Bureau. Join your neighbors and friends in celebrating Massachusetts agricultural industry and the successes of the state’s largest general farm organization. This two-day event is where Farm Bureau members establish policy for the upcoming year, attend workshops and learning sessions, as well as enjoy good food, entertainment and a bit of rest and relaxation away from the farm. More details here.
Financial Planning Workshop
Friday, November 6th, 8:00 am, Anawan Grange, Rehoboth, MA
Financial planning workshop at the Anawan Grange in Rehoboth MA. Put on by New Entry Sustainable Farming, The Carrot Project, and Young Farmer Network. Time TBD. Stay tuned for details. More information.
Open Farm Day
Saturday, December 12th, Round the Bend Farm, Dartmouth, MA
Tour the farm, learn about restorative living, ask questions and try our free samples of meat! Pastured pork, grass fed; grass finished beef and lamb, seasonal veggies, local honey and MA made maple syrup available. More details.
New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference
December 15th – 17th, Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH
New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference and Trade Show includes 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.
NOFA Winter Conference
Saturday, January 16th, 2016, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
Join NOFA on January 16th, 2016 for the annual one-day conference, which features 70 workshops and exhibitors; keynote speeches with Ben Burkett, family farmer and coordinator of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives; children’s conference and more. Details.
South Shore Locavores Mix and Mingle Potluck
Thursday, January 21st, 7:00 – 9:00 pm , Council on Aging, Kingston, MA
Bring a dish and join fellow locavores for one of our famous potlucks. Curious about how others manage to do this locavore thing in New England in the middle of winter? This is the group for you! More details can be found here.