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June 2021

Planting Seeds: Supporting Thriving Latinx Farmer and Farmworker Communities

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online MA United States

The Northeast Latinx community represents an incredibly diverse cross section of cultures, dialects, and backgrounds.  Farmers and farm workers come from many countries across North, Central and South America, each with a rich and unique history.  This workshop series will prepare agriculture service providers to better understand, connect, and provide outreach to and connect stress assistance and mental health support services to the diverse urban to rural Latinx farmer and farm worker communities who are the backbone of the regional…

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Webinar: Farm Tours and Overnight Stays

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online MA United States

Join farmers and ag service providers for an interactive discussion about the ways the pandemic has made it necessary for farms with tours and overnight visitors to adapt their operations. Learn how Verdant View Farm in PA has provided a welcoming and safe environment for farm tour and B&B visitors throughout the pandemic. Come prepared to share your experiences, concerns, and questions about farm tours and overnight stays. Featuring: Elisa Fleming from Verdant View Farm in Paradise PA Claudia Schmidt…

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Dairy Discussion: “Knowledge is Power”

June 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States

Regional dairy producer web discussion on Net Zero initiatives. Dairy producers throughout the region can learn and share ideas about the industry’s role in climate change. Each discussion will be kicked off by a panel of influencers, technical experts and resources to help producers better understand expectations and opportunities from the global Net-Zero initiatives. Register here.

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Produce Prescription Programs Then & Now

June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online MA United States

Come join an interactive webinar to learn first-ever findings and recommendations on research of U.S. produce prescription programs from 2010 - 2020. This new report and interactive maps were commissioned by Wholesome Wave and prepared by DAISA Enterprises. In addition to research highlights, invited speakers will share insights on field context and evolution, and opportunities to advance equity, program, and policy aims. Please register to attend the event and for additional webinar information (e.g. the recording), as it becomes available.

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MassGrown Exchange Webinar

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States

Learn all about MDAR's business-business platform, its features, and how to register and list products and services. The Exchange has over 200 businesses registered, and new products and services are listed every day. By the end of the session, you will have everything you need to start making connections with buyers and sellers! Register for the sign-up session here.

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Farm Workshop: Weed Management Without a Tractor

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Roots Family Farm, 217 East Road
Tiverton, RI 02878 United States
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SEMAP Member Event!   Weed without a Tractor - Learn more about "flame weeding" and "solarization!" Mike and Kelli Roberts of Roots Farm will demonstrate new weeding tools and techniques such as “flame weeding” for maximizing production without a tractor in an intensive small plot. Innovative techniques include “occultation”, “solarization”, “flame weeding”, and “stale seed beds.” State-of-the-art hand hoes, wheel weeders, and wheel hoes will also be on display. Roots Farm is a 1.3 acre certified organic vegetable farm run…

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2021 UMass WPS Train-the-Trainer

June 30 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online MA United States
$60

Employers on agricultural establishments that use any kind of pesticide, including OMRI-listed and other general use pesticides, are required to, among other things, provide annual pesticide safety training to their employees. Agricultural establishments include fruit and vegetable farms, greenhouses, and nurseries. In order to conduct a training with employees, the employer has to either have a license to apply restricted-use pesticides OR have completed a WPS train-the-trainer program, such as this one. If you… Use any kind of pesticide in…

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July 2021

2021 Honey Bee Education Days: Pests, Parasites and Pathogens

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online MA United States

Join the MDAR Bee Team to tour live working honey bee colonies, hands-on demonstrations of hive management techniques, and exposure to the latest knowledge on how to best sustain healthy honey bee colonies in Massachusetts. Free and open to all. Details here.

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