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Practical Tips for Multispecies Grazing [Webinar]

Online MA

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.

Free

New England Bantam Club Fall Show

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

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

Webinar: Basics of Feeding Non-Ruminants

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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 …

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Free

Webinar: Fly control on Animal Operations – IPM

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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 …

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Barnstable County Fair

Cape Cod Fairgrounds 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, E. Falmouth, MA

July 20 - July 26 The Barnstable County Agricultural Society held its first fair, consisting primarily of livestock and handicraft exhibits, in October of 1844 at the County Court House in Barnstable Village. Last summer marked an important milestone – the 175th Anniversary since the Fair began!

Rehoboth Breed Expo

La Salette Shrine 947 Park St, Attleboro, MA

The Rehoboth Breed Expo is a fundraising event which includes many different horse breeds and horse related demonstrations. The event also offer’s children’s activities, carriage and pony rides, vendors of all kinds, as well as the Blessing Of The Horses. First started in 2010 by Ray and Eve Viau who had a vision to bring …

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East Middleboro 4H Fair

East Middleboro 4-H 183 Thompson St, Middleboro, MA

September 5-7, 2020 In March of 1950 the East Middleboro 4-H Community Committee was formed. The Committee now has the honor of being the oldest in the state. Meeting monthly to support 4-H activites, the committee is made up of club leaders, junior leaders, and volunteers. Today, enrollment is not limited to East Middleboro residents. …

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CISA: Profitable Meat Pricing

Online MA

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 …

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Free

Improving Pasture Management for Sustainable Livestock Production: Assessing Soil Health

Online MA

This is the first of three workshops in the Improving Pasture Management for Sustainable Livestock Production series. Join speaker Kirsten Kurtz of the Cornell Soil Health Lab in this conversation about evaluating the health of your pasture soil. Attendees are encouraged to attend all three sessions but not required.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Risks to Pastured & Organic Flocks

Online MA

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) or bird flu has recently been reported in several nearby states and poses a significant threat to commercial and backyard flocks. While reports of the impacts on pastured flocks have been limited so far, there is an increasing concern, particularly in areas with high concentrations of poultry operations. Join Mike Badger …

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Pasture Management Workshop Series: Soil Fertility & Grazing Management

Doe Valley Farm 5 Doe Valley Rd, Petersham, MA

Join UMass Extension educator Dr. Masoud Hashemi at Doe Valley Farm in Petersham for the first of a two-session series on pasture management. Well-managed pastures contribute significantly to the sustainability of animal operations and the environment’s quality. However, pasture management begins with the assessment of soil fertility. Testing soil is crucial to greener pastures and …

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