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13th Boston Local Food Trade Show

Russell's Garden Center 397 Boston Post Rd, Wayland, MA, United States

Attend the 13th Annual Local Food Trade Show! The Boston Local Food Program (a project of the Sustainable Business Network) is thrilled to invite you to the 13th Annual Local Food Trade Show, back in person at the vibrant venue, Russell's Garden Center. On February 27th, 2024, this dynamic space will be a cornerstone for […]

No More Normal: A Dairy Farmer Roundtable Discussion on Climate Adaptation

Barstow's Dairy Store and Bakery 172 Hockanum Rd, Hadley, MA, United States

Let’s face it– there is no more ‘normal’ growing season anymore. The first and last frosts are erratic, and precipitation is all over the place– heavy rains one summer and droughts the next. Join American Farmland Trust’s New England Climate and Agriculture team and Steve Barstow for a dairy farmer-to-farmer discussion of strategies and ideas […]

New England Vegetable and Berry Growers Association winter meeting

Hollis Hill Farm 340 Marshall Rd, Fitchburg, MA, United States

New England Vegetable and Berry Growers’ Association in conjunction with the Massachusetts Fruit Growers Association present an all-day meeting There is a $20 registration fee, which is waived for members of NEV&BGA or MFGA. Lunch is an additional $20. To register, please RSVP to 978-423-6694 or secretary@nevbga.org by February 25th 9:00 Registration 9:30-10:30 10 Tips […]

$20

Winter Webinar Series: Easements

Online MA, United States

Andrew Marchev, Christina Reiter, and Veronica Gassert; Three Rivers Law Easements on a piece of property significantly influence how land can be used. Attorneys Andrew Marchev, Christina Reiter, and Veronica Gassert will present the different types of easements and common conditions found in each. Andrew represents a wide array of clients, including farmers, food entrepreneurs and […]

Free

Winter Webinar Series: Branding Best Practices

Online MA, United States

Christina Licursi, Wolf Greenfield As a small business owner, you want to develop and protect your brand, but you don’t yet have the funds to file for trademark protection. Attorney Christina Licursi will cover steps you can take to have some level of protection from the beginning as well as when to take the plunge and […]

Free

Explore Farming workshop

Online MA, United States

Register HERE! In this free workshop you will: Learn about New Entry Sustainable Farming Project's courses and services Identify resources you have and resources you'll need for your farm business Identify next steps to get started with your new farm business Learn about the variety of roles in the food system and opportunities to get […]

Free

Mass Farmers’ Market Conference

Save the date! MFM will be hosting an in-person conference for market managers on March 14th, 2024. Details to come. To stay in touch, please email memberservices@massfarmersmarkets.org  

48th Annual Gardeners’ Gathering

Northeastern University Boston, MA

March 16, 2024 Northeastern University, Shillman Hall Free and open to all Registration link will be live in 2024 - check here Celebrate the start of the gardening season! The 48th Annual Gardeners’ Gathering brings Boston-area growers of all kinds together for a free day full of informative workshops, engaging exhibitors, networking, and inspiration. In […]

Economic analysis and decision making in pasture-based livestock systems

Online MA, United States

This is Webinar #2 in a 3-part series: Pasture-Based Systems for Sustainable Livestock Production. This is a tri-state SARE webinar series. Webinars are open to service providers and farmers and will be comprised of time for instruction in addition to interactive breakout sessions. For more information, visit https://livestock.extension.uconn.edu/sare or contact Rachel Bespuda, Project Director at […]

Farmer-friendly Point of Sale Software workshop

Online MA, United States

Unveil the power of leveraging Point-of-Sale (POS) data for robust financial management, market insights, and informed business decisions. This is a free webinar, and part of New Entry's Climate Record Keeping Workshop Series. Register HERE. Join in to learn from top farm financial consultants and farmers on using POS (Point-of-Sale) data for financial management, to inform market […]

Free

Farm & Sea to School Conference

Smith College Northampton, MA, United States

The 7th Massachusetts Farm & Sea to School Conference will center issues of climate change and community leadership in the farm and sea to school movement. It will bring together nearly 300 farm to school advocates from diverse backgrounds such as food service, education, food distribution, farms, and advocacy, to advance a strong and vibrant […]

$45 – $150

SAVE THE DATE: Agriculture Day at the MA State House

Massachusetts State House 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA

Massachusetts Agriculture Day is the one day a year where farmers come together to focus legislative attention on our industry.  On the one hand, it’s a celebration that recognizes the hard work and many diverse products produced across the Commonwealth; but it’s also an important opportunity for us to have our voices heard and make […]

Practical approaches to positively impact economics of pasture-based livestock systems

Online MA, United States

This is Webinar #3 in a 3-part series: Pasture-Based Systems for Sustainable Livestock Production. This is a tri-state SARE webinar series. Webinars are open to service providers and farmers and will be comprised of time for instruction in addition to interactive breakout sessions. For more information, visit https://livestock.extension.uconn.edu/sare or contact Rachel Bespuda, Project Director at […]

Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair

Cummington Fairgrounds 97 Fairgrounds Rd, Cummington, MA, United States

The Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair began in 1974 with an idea presented at a potluck dinner at the home of Henry and Virginia Easterbrooks. The fair began as a spin off of a youth sheep judging contest. The main purpose was to have a statewide sheep show.  The fair has been held at the […]

$10
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