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Transitioning from Summer to Winter in a No-Till System

Little River Farm 125 William Reynolds Rd, Exeter, Rhode Island

In this workshop Bob will discuss transitioning from summer to winter in a no-till system. He will also touch upon efficiencies on the farm from No Till, High Tunnels, putting up greenhouses, their wash pack set up and their digital marketing strategy. Their goal with regenerative agriculture is to mimic nature and disturb the land …

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Successful Food Product Development for New Food Businesses

Online MA

Successful Food Product Development for New Food Businesses: Managing Food Quality & Safety- with the National Farmer's Union and the University of Arkansas   Register Here Are you an entrepreneur developing new and exciting products? Do you have questions about ensuring the safety of your product? If so, this is the program for you! This …

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Successful Food Product Development for New Food Businesses

Online MA

Successful Food Product Development for New Food Businesses: Managing Food Quality & Safety- with the National Farmer's Union and the University of Arkansas   Register Here Are you an entrepreneur developing new and exciting products? Do you have questions about ensuring the safety of your product? If so, this is the program for you! This …

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Organics and the Restaurant Business, Gleaning and Why Certify

Matunuck Vegetable Farm 2236 Comd Oliver Hazard Perry Highway, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Organics and the Restaurant Business, Gleaning and Why Certify Why is “Organic” branding useful for restaurants? Perry Raso, owner of Matunuck Oyster Bar will give an introduction about organics and the restaurant business. Tim Cheng, a 10+ year certification specialist from California and manager, will talk about why the “organic” brand matters especially now with …

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Fencing Workshop and Pasture Walk

Stone Hill Farm 265 Gendron Rd, Plainfield, CT

The Livestock Institute of Southern New England (TLI) & the New England Grazing Network are hosting a hands-on Fencing Workshop & Pasture Walk Saturday Sept. 11th starting at 9am. This event is in Plainfield CT and is $10 for TLI members ($20 nonmembers). Topics will range from fencing types and voltages relative to animal, to …

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Online MA

Addressing Farm Audiences and Agriculture Service Provider Stress and Mental Wellbeing This training is FREE TO ATTEND. Register here. Mental Health First Aid Training Tuesday, September 21, 2021 9 am- 3 pm Via Zoom Special Training for the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network and States in the North East Region Training in Mental Health …

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Farm Succession Training for Legal & Financial Professionals

Online MA

Join us for a two-day virtual training! Legal, financial & business professionals will strengthen their knowledge and skills for working with transitioning farmers and families across New England. Over 10,000 New England farmers are likely to exit farming in the next decade. Most lack adequate succession plans. They need advisors with relevant, up-to-date expertise to …

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SEMAP Grant Writing Workshop

Online MA

SEMAP will host a free online grant writing workshop on Sept 22nd from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. This workshop will focus on the new round of Food Security Infrastructure Grant applications. Expert grant-writer and farm business planner Rose Wilson will walk you through each element of the grant, as well as provide strategies to improve …

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The Impacts and Costs of Invasive Insects: Day 1 of Invasive Insect Certification Program for Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forest Pests

Online MA

Event date/time: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Event Type: Online Price: $55/pp/day; $50/pp/day when registering 3 or more from the same company (10% discount) Package rate for all 6 webinars: $300/pp; $270/pp when registering 3 or more from the same company (10% discount) How to Participate: Pre-registration is required. Registration Deadline: Monday, …

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The Impacts and Costs of Invasive Insects, continued

Online MA

Event date/time: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Event Type: Online Price: $55/pp/day; $50/pp/day when registering 3 or more from the same company (10% discount) Package rate for all 6 webinars: $300/pp/; $270/pp when registering 3 or more from the same company (10% discount) How to Participate: Pre-registration is required. Registration Deadline: Tuesday, …

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A Regional Imperative: Making the Case for Regional Food Systems

virtual

Join us on January 26th (1-2:30pm ET) when the authors of A Regional Imperative: Making the Case for Regional Food Systems will present the key concepts of the report, along with examples from the field. Ruhf and Clancy will distill the material into digestible “take-aways” for food system practitioners, educators, policymakers, funders, researchers and advocates. More info can …

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2022 Elections & Food Advocacy Training

virtual

Help ensure candidates discuss food system issues! Over the past six years, The Collaborative has educated elected officials, from city councilors to the Governor’s administration, about policy changes needed to make the local food system more sustainable, equitable, and resilient. We’ve done this through advocacy campaigns, introducing bills or budget items, facilitating the founding of …

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Workshop: Native Plants for Landscaping

virtual

What is a “native plant” and why should you add them to your landscape? Native plants support bugs, birds, butterflies and other wildlife, and don’t need watering (once established), fertilizer, or pesticides. Not sure how or where to start? Needham resident Joanne Neale, the owner of Garden MentorSM landscape design and consulting, will talk to …

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Honey Bee Education Days at State Apiaries

UMass Agricultural Learning Center 911 North Pleasant St, Amherst, MA

Join the Bee Team from MDAR's Apiary Program to get a tour of live working honey bee colonies, hands-on demonstrations of colony management techniques, and exposure to the latest knowledge on how to best sustain honey bee health in the Commonwealth. 2 locations. Events will be held in person and are free and open to the …

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Growing Together: A Celebration of Land Stewardship

Dudley Greenhouse 11 Brook Ave, Roxbury, MA

Root Crew Youth invites you to the final series of Growing Together for the Spring. It will be a wonderful day of Celebrating the Land Stewardship in the community. We will be doing a Land Opening, a DIY Wrap Food Party, Farming Activities, and a Report Back of Dudley Grows this Spring.  Growing Together has …

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