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February 2021

Mass Aggie Seminar: (micro)Organisms in the Orchard

February 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online MA United States
$30

Sometimes the smallest creatures can cause the greatest impact. Join in and learn about disease management for tree fruit. Registration deadline February 26, 12:00pm For more information about the Mass Aggie Seminar Series, click here.

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March 2021

Stronger Together: Cooperative & Alternative Models for Farms and Food Businesses

March 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Online MA United States

While typical farm business structures can be limiting, building something new and different can be a challenge! Join this panel of farmers and agricultural organizations to learn about a variety of alternative structures that are being implemented to bring about transformation in social, environment, and economic facets of agriculture. We'll discuss the ways these models address broader systemic issues and build community, as well as practical tips and advice for turning alternative vision into reality. Speakers: Agrarian Commons; Brush Brook…

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Seed Starting Systems at Home

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online MA United States

Set yourself up for success for seed starting at home!  Whether you choose to purchase new supplies or creatively reuse items, there are some basic guidelines and many insider tips to help you along the way.  Join Carolina for a virtual tour of her rustic basement grow room where she starts hundreds of vegetables, flowers, and herbs from seed for her backyard & community garden plot. Learn about tray sizes, potting soil, watering, heat pads, lighting fixtures, and more. Speaker: Carolina…

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Participatory Capacity Building for an Inclusive Organic Movement

March 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States

Speakers: Jennifer Taylor, Lola's Organic Farm, Organic Farming Association; A-dae Romero-Briones, First Nations Development Institute Part of NOFA-VT's Winter Conference series.

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7th Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference

March 5 @ 8:30 am - March 11 @ 4:00 pm
Online MA United States

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…

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Mass Aggie Seminar: Insects – Pests and Pollinators

March 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online MA United States
$30

Join Dr. Jaime Piñero to learn the basics of pest identification and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the home orchard. Registration deadline March 5, 12:00pm For more information about the Mass Aggie Seminar Series, click here.

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Mass Aggie Seminar: Backyard Brambles

March 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online MA United States
$30

A 'How-To' and Virtual Clinic: this seminar will cover Planting, Early Care, Pruning, Varieties, and Diagnostics of brambles. Registration deadline March 12, 12:00pm For more information about the Mass Aggie Seminar Series, click here.

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InTents: The Farmers Market Conference 2021

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - March 18 @ 2:30 pm
Online MA United States
$19 – $595

Attend InTents: The Farmers Market Conference 2021 live online to make your farmers market, farm or food business stronger and more profitable, reduce stress and expand your revenue streams! Gain new perspectives from fellow farmers, business owners and market managers. Discover new ingredients, operating supplies, tents, signs, insurance, graphic design, photography, management services, marketing materials and more. For more information and a schedule preview, visit the conference web page.

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CISA: Profitable Meat Pricing

March 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

You are raising and selling local meat, but are you making a profit doing so? Matt LeRoux will walk participants through the recently updated Cornell Meat Pricing Tool and the supporting marketing techniques needed to command prices that deliver a profit in every channel. For those familiar with the Meat Pricing Calculator, this workshop will provide more hands-on training than in previous years. Matt LeRoux, Ag. Marketing Consultant, has nearly 20 years of experience serving farms through Cornell Cooperative Extension,…

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