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February 2018

SEMAP’s 11th Annual Ag & Food Conference

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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SEMAP’s Annual Agriculture & Food Conference brings in experts to lead informative workshops and discussions on a range of topics. Past workshop topics have included which cover crops are best for weed suppression, nitrogen dynamics in organic cropping systems, how to start your own worm composting bin, and protecting genetic diversity within agriculture, just to name a few.  

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March 2018

Strategies to Optimize Yield and Quality of Forage on Your Farm

March 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Event date/time: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm Event location: UMass Crop and Animal Research Education Center 89 River Rd South Deerfield, MA 01373 - 9:30 – 10:00 Registration + Coffee 10:00 - 10:30 Estimates of Massachusetts Dairy Costs and Returns Dr. Dan Lass, UMass 10:30 – 11:00 Managing Weeds in Pastures Dr. Sid Bosworth, UVM 11:00 – 11:30 Forage Sorghum: The Other Corn Crop Tom Kilcer, Advanced Ag Systems, NY 11:30 – 12:00 Understanding the Importance of…

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Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - March 17 @ 5:00 pm
Bunker Hill Community College, 250 Rutherford Ave.
Boston, MA United States
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$50

The Annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference (UFC) is designed to advance the opportunities and address the barriers involved in cultivating a resilient and thriving Urban Farming sector. The UFC is a multi-sector stakeholder forum designed to share information regarding what is currently happening in Massachusetts. The UFC fosters solutions, sustainable networks and business relationships. The UFC brings together participants representing all aspects of Urban Farming including, but not limited to, farmers (including roof top, chicken, bees, etc.), land trust managers,…

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Ag Day at the Massachusetts State House

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02133
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Farmers! Legislators! Organizations! Local Food Purveyors! From buy-local campaigns and Farmer’s Markets to CSA’s and farmland preservation as pieces and parts of what constitutes a healthy agricultural sector, Ag day marks a celebration of everything related to agriculture in the Commonwealth.  The beauty of this event is the friendly atmosphere that pervades throughout the day. Legislators, who help create a fruitful environment for farmers and eaters alike through legislation, mingle with farmers, food system collaborators,  MDAR and Extension staff, dairy owners,…

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“Hungry for Health” 2018 Southcoast Food Security Forum

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Second Annual Food Security Forum - Hungry for Health University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Claire T. Carney Library, Grand Reading Room Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Featuring Local Health, Nutrition, and Food Security Experts: Introduction by Caite O’Brien, Community Investor, Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Nutrition: The Key to Healthy Aging, Christine Sullivan, 4C Collaborative and Coastline Elderly Services. An experts panel on better nutrition and better health; • Shirley Chao, PhD, RD, LDN, FAND, Executive Office of…

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