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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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Wareham Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UMass Cranberry Station, 1 State Bog Rd
E. Wareham, MA 02358 United States
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$40

Event date/time: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm Event location: UMass Cranberry Station Library Instructors: Lisa McKeag, UMass Extension Educator & Michael Botelho, MDAR Commonwealth Quality Program Director Cost is $40 Co-sponsored by UMass Extension, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) and Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP) Visit for more info: https://ag.umass.edu/vegetable/events/wareham-produce-safety-alliance-grower-training Price includes the required PSA Grower Manual ($50 value), a Certificate of Course attendance from AFDO ($35 value), Certificate of attendance from UMass/MDAR and lunch and refreshments Participants…

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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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May 2018

6th Annual Bristol Aggie Spring Expo

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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Free

Highlights include the BA Grows Farmer's Market & Vendor Expo, Live Animal Exhibits, Gourmet Food Truck, Live Entertainment, and more! Just in time for Mother's Day, check out the Bristol Aggie Plant Sale hosted by the BA Floriculture & Landscape Design & Construction students. Prospective Student tour for 6th and 7th graders will run from 9-11am, starting in the Gymnasium. If you will be joining the tour please sign up beforehand on the Bristol Aggie website or facebook event.

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August 2018

2018 Farm to Tapas

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$30 - $95

More details to follow.

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