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Agriculture Day at the Massachusetts State House

Massachusetts State House 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, agriculture will take center stage at the State House in Boston for this annual event. Massachusetts Agriculture Day is the one day a year where farmers come together to focus legislative attention on our industry. Join SEMAP & other agricultural groups to talk to legislators and their staff about the agricultural …

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MAAC Ag Com Boot Camp: Pesticides 101

Norfolk County Agricultural High School 400 Main St., Walpole, MA

Hosted by the Mass Association of Agricultural Commissions. Learn about MA Pesticide Regulations  Free Session is open to all members of the public, farmers, Ag Coms, municipal boards, and pesticide applicators. 2 Pesticides Credits Please register so that we have adequate seating available.    

Free

Webinar: Addressing Young Farmer Challenges through State Policy Change

Online MA

Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming presents: Addressing Young Farmer Challenges through State Policy Change. Wednesday, August 14th, 9am – 10:30am Join online via Zoom or in person! In person: Just Be Cause Center 1013 W State St. Ithaca, NY. Register here. Join us this month to hear from David Howard, the Northeast Campaigns Director …

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Free

Bristol Aggie Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

Keith Hall, 2nd Floor, West end of building, 84 Center St. Dighton, MA

All meetings are held in the Long Conference Room which is located on the second floor of Keith Hall, 84 Center Street in Dighton, MA. View the website below for agenda.

Massachusetts Town Forest Conference

Sherborn, MA

This unique annual event promises to engage and foster partnerships between the diverse professionals and volunteers that play a collaborative role in the management of community forests, including foresters, planners, arborists, conservation commission members, land trusts, non-profit organizations, forest landowners, and many more. Pre-registration required to receive FREE LUNCH. 

Free

3rd Annual Massachusetts Food System Forum

Worcester, MA

Attend the 3rd Annual MA Food System Forum to learn new skills, celebrate successes, and collaborate across disciplines to increase equity and sustainability in the MA food system. Morning Sessions The day will begin with an optional networking breakfast at 9:00am. After an overview of the MA Food System Collaborative’s work and selected food system …

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Massachusetts Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

Framingham, MA

Join your neighbors and friends in celebrating the Massachusetts agricultural industry and the successes of the state’s largest general farm organization.

$25 – $99

Massachusetts Healthy Soils Action Plan Listening Session

Bristol County Agricultural High School 135 Center St., Dighton, MA

The event has been moved from the Auditorium to the Cafeteria. Join us for a public workshop in support of the Massachusetts Healthy Soils Action Plan. We will ask community members and stakeholders from the southeastern region and beyond to explore the role of healthy soils across the spectrum of land uses, from specialized ecosystems …

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Looking Forward: Farmlands Forever

Bristol County Agricultural High School 135 Center St., Dighton, MA

January 28th, 6-8pm,  at Bristol County Agricultural High School, Library Room 212, Gilbert Hall - 135 Center Street, Dighton Looking Forward: Farmlands Forever - Join MDAR Commissioner John Lebeaux, Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) landowners, farmers, APR staff, Agricultural Lands Preservation Committee (ALPC), Board of Agriculture, state officials, land trusts, and individuals engaged in APR Program …

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Listening Sessions: Share your Perspective on Strategies to Preserve and Protect Massachusetts’ Farms and Farmland

American Farmland Trust is eager to assure that the voices of farmers and allies in the farmland conservation movement have their voices heard. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs will be holding listening sessions for sharing perspectives on strategies to preserve and protect Massachusetts’ farms and farmland. They are looking for people who can …

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New England Campus Farmer Summit 2020

Martin Institute at Stonehill College 320 Washington St., Easton, MA

Campus farmers, students, and representatives from non-profits and agencies connect in person about what makes campus farms successful. This forum provides an opportunity for stakeholders working at the intersection of food justice, environmental sustainability, food access, and healthy eating to discuss challenges and opportunities. Partners from the nonprofit sector join us in conversation about what colleges and …

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$25 – $50

MDAR Notice of Public Hearings Regarding Pay for Agricultural Workers

The Old Chapel 144 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA

Boston — The Department of Labor Standards shall conduct two public hearings to determine the appropriateness of issuing regulatory guidance in the form of an opinion letter regarding the scope of “agricultural and farm work” within the context of the Massachusetts Minimum Wage and Overtime Laws and in light of the recent Supreme Judicial Court …

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MDAR Notice of Public Hearings Regarding Pay for Agricultural Workers

MASS DEP Central Office 8 New Bond Street, Worcester, MA

Boston — The Department of Labor Standards shall conduct two public hearings to determine the appropriateness of issuing regulatory guidance in the form of an opinion letter regarding the scope of “agricultural and farm work” within the context of the Massachusetts Minimum Wage and Overtime Laws and in light of the recent Supreme Judicial Court …

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MA Food Trust Info Session: Southeastern MA Chapter

Groundwork! New Bedford 1213 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

Hosted by Southcoast Food Policy Council and 2 others Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10 AM – 11:30 AM at Groundwork, 1213 Purchase St, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740 Please join the Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (LEAF), the Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP), and the Marion Institute's Southcoast Food Policy Council (SFPC) for a presentation about …

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CANCELED: Neonics Scientific Literature Review Public Hearing

MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife 1 Rabbit Hill Rd., Westbourough, MA

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Pesticide Board Subcommittee, acting through the Department of Agricultural Resources, under its authority pursuant to FY20GAA-2511-0100, M.G.L. c. 132B, Section 3A, and 333 CMR 8.03; and in accordance with M.G.L. c. 30A; will hold a public hearing on the findings of …

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