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May 2019

Bristol Aggie Spring Expo

May 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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Free

Bristol Aggie’s Fall Show which draws over 3,000 visitors annually will be Sunday, May 5th, 2019

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Tour of Meatworks Meat Processing Facility – NOFA/RI

May 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Meatworks, 287 State Road
Wesport, MA
Free

Sunday, May 5, 2019. 12-2 pm Livestock Institue Meatworks Facility 287 State Road Westport, MA 02790  FREE EVENT -RESISTER HERE Join NOFA/RI for this unique and educational tour of Meatworks, a USDA-inspected meat processing facility in Westport, MA, owned and operated by the Livestock Institute.   This is a state of the art facility designed to the highest animal welfare and humane handling standards, food safety standards, and full traceability. This tour should appeal to established and beginning livestock farmers,…

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June 2019

Pastured Pigs at Revival Farm – SEMAP Twilight Workshop

June 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Revival Farm, 6 Cross St.
Plympton, MA 02367 United States
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Farmers Katherine & Justin both have full-time jobs, but enjoy running the farm before and after work and on the weekends. They have been raising pigs and chickens for 3 years on their 3.5 acre farm.

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2019 Wool Pool of Southeastern New England

June 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Soule Homestead Education Center, 46 Soule St
Middleboro, MA 02346 United States
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2019 Wool Pool will be Friday, June 28th 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Soule Homestead in Middleborough (46 Soule St, Middleborough, MA 02346). It will be both a wool pool and fiber hangout, with roasting marshmallows and hot chocolate. Please bring your pre-skirted fleeces. If you have any additional questions, please email fiber@semaponline.org or call 508-364-2833.

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July 2019

Website and E-Commerce Basics Workshop – SEMAP

July 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Groundwork! New Bedford, 1213 Purchase St.
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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Do you need a website? Are you ready to start selling your products online? Come to our Website and E-Commerce Basics workshop to learn more.  We will go over how to secure a domain name and how to get a website up and running.  We’ll also go over options for online shopping functionality, how to accept credit card payments and how to make it all work to enable customers to pay for CSA subscriptions, purchase tickets to on-farm events, order…

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Farm Machinery Maintenance & Servicing 101 – SEMAP Workshop

July 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Under the Sun Farm, 1050 Williams St
Dighton, MA
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An expert mechanic with over 40 years of troubleshooting and repairing everything from weed whackers to wide-body aircraft will share his expertise to help you keep your farm machinery in tip-top shape!  You will walk away knowing how to identify basic but important components of your equipment motorized and non-motorized, what basic tools must be in your toolbox, and how to perform basic preventative maintenance on your farm machinery.  You will receive an annual preventative maintenance and servicing schedule.  Q&A session follows…

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September 2019

The Big E

September 13, 2019 - September 29, 2019
The Big E, 1305 Memorial Ave
Springfield, MA 01089 United States
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The Big E, formally known as The Eastern States Exposition, is billed as "New England's Great State fair". It is the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the sixth-largest fair in the nation.

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SEMAP Twilight Workshop: Raising Sheep 101

September 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Soule Homestead Education Center, 46 Soule St
Middleboro, MA 02346 United States
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September 29th from 10AM-12PM Are you fascinated by fiber, a lover of lamb or just thinking about how to mow your grass without power?  Then sheep might be the perfect animal to add to your life.  Whether it is just a few that you would like to get for your yard or if you are interested in starting a flock then come and learn the basics.  We will discuss breeds, fencing, housing, feeding, hoof care, parasites and everyone can try…

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November 2019

Practical Tips for Multispecies Grazing [Webinar]

November 14, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Online MA United States
Free

This webinar gives you the tools and resources to increase diversity and begin grazing multiple species on your farm. We’ll discuss the benefits, the synergistic relationship between multiple species and the soil and plants, fencing, predators, parasites, and how to stock pastures appropriately. Our presenter is Lee Rinehart, an agriculture program specialist with ATTRA.

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New England Bantam Club Fall Show

November 17, 2019
Norfolk County Agricultural High School, 400 Main St.
Walpole, MA 02081 United States

November 17, 2019 Norfolk County Agricultural H.S., Walpole, MA Learn more at: newenglandbantamclub.com  

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February 2020

SEMAP’s 13th Annual Agriculture & Food Conference

February 23 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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Learn more about the conference here. 

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April 2020

Webinar: Basics of Feeding Non-Ruminants

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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Free

CFD PRODUCER Webinars: Basics of Feeding Non-Ruminants Co-operative Feed Dealers has been offering some in-depth webinars on animal production over the last few weeks.  We asked for some basic topics that could be shared with farmers around the northeast. So we have a few lined up for this week as well as the week of April 20. The seminars will be live, but also recorded for viewing at a later date.  We hope we can spread some knowledge around during…

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Webinar: TMR Heating and Maintaining Feed Quality During Summer Conditions

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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Free

TMR Heating and Maintaining Feed Quality During Summer Conditions

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Webinar: Fly control on Animal Operations – IPM

April 17 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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CFD PRODUCER Webinars: Fly control on Animal Operations - IPM Integrated Pest Management for fly control.  Co-operative Feed Dealers has been offering some in-depth webinars on animal production over the last few weeks.  We asked for some basic topics that could be shared with farmers around the northeast. So we have a few lined up for this week as well as the week of April 20. The seminars will be live, but also recorded for viewing at a later date. …

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May 2020

Backyard Chicken Care 101 Webinar

May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online, MA United States + Google Map

Love the local food movement? Ever thought you might like to keep your own chickens? Want to add a flock for your school or community garden? Come join a webinar by SEMAP and “The Chickeness” Khrysti Smyth Barry of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens for a rundown of housing needs and design, basic feeding and care, health, chick info and transitioning to a coop, popular breeds, and other things you might want to know about keeping your own backyard chickens. Course materials will be provided. Come find out whether keeping chickens might be a good addition to your garden, your school, your kitchen, and your community’s overall health and wellbeing.

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