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Farm Succession School for Massachusetts Farmers

John W. Oliver Transit Center 12 Olive St, Greenfield, MA

MDAR is hosting Land For Good’s Farm Succession School for Massachusetts farmers this winter! This is an opportunity for senior generation farmers to talk with peers, learn from advisors, and get support on the challenging process of farm succession and transfer planning. Are you unsure who will take over your farm? Feel like your family needs to start talking, but …

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$100

Good Grazing Practices with Sarah Flack

virtual

Berkshire Grown is hosting another set of online Winter Workshops in 2022. The series runs from late January through March. All workshops are remote, presented on the Zoom platform. Advance registration required.  Zoom links to the workshops will be emailed the day before for each workshop. To register for one or more of the workshops, scroll …

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$10 – $15

New Hampshire Food Alliance 2022 Network Café Series

Online MA

Kick off the new year with a solid understanding of food-related policy in the pipeline! As a follow up to November’s 2021 NH Agricultural Policy Forum, join us as we reconvene New Hampshire’s food system policy stakeholders and advocates to review, discuss, and network around the proposed agricultural legislation for the state’s 2022 legislative session. …

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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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CRAFT Event: Greenhouse Production

Small Farm 184 Gleasondale Rd, Stow, MA

Join hosts & presenters Elena Colman (she/her) and Kaila Topping (she/her) at Small Farm in Stow. Small Farm grows seedlings for our vegetable and flower farm and a $12,000+ Spring Plant Sale in a 30'x60' double poly greenhouse. We heat with electric space heaters and are trialing a homemade germination chamber in 2022. We will …

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Pasture Management Workshop Series: Sacrifice Lots, Reseeding & Overseeding

Red Apple Farm 455 Highland Ave, Phillipston, MA

Join UMass Extension educator Dr. Masoud Hashemi at Red Apple Farm in Phillipston for the second 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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Manure Management Workshop!

Plymouth County Extension Office 44 Obery St, Plymouth, MA

Calling all backyard farmers and small scale livestock producers! Are you interested in learning more about the components of managing manure? Or perhaps you want to know how much manure your livestock produce? Join Plymouth County Conservation on Saturday, April 30 for a Manure Management Workshop at Plymouth County Extension Office. Dr. Masoud Hashemi will …

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CRAFT Event: Tractor & Equipment Safety

Waltham Fields Community Farm 240 Beaver St, Waltham, MA

Join host and Waltham Fields Community Farm Manager Erinn Roberts, along with presenter Brian Huckins of Huckins Forge for this skill-building workshop. What does that lever do? Why shouldn’t I touch the PTO while it’s running? Why, exactly, is there a seat belt on a tractor? What can high-pressured hydraulic fluid do to me? If …

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Online Explore Farming Workshop

virtual

Free and open to all. If you are at the very beginning of exploring farm business ownership, Explore Farming is for you. In this free workshop you will: Learn about New Entry Sustainable Farming Project's courses and services; Identify resources you have and resources you'll need for your farm business; Identify next steps to get …

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Recurring

New Hampshire Food Alliance 2022 Network Café Series

Online MA

Kick off the new year with a solid understanding of food-related policy in the pipeline! As a follow up to November’s 2021 NH Agricultural Policy Forum, join us as we reconvene New Hampshire’s food system policy stakeholders and advocates to review, discuss, and network around the proposed agricultural legislation for the state’s 2022 legislative session. …

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Recurring

Hands-on Crop Production Course

Moraine Farm 733 Cabot St, Beverly, MA

For those interested in digging deeper into the enthralling world of sustainable agriculture, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is offering this 8-week Crop Production Course at Moraine Farm this year. The course will include an abundance of resources and activities to help learners increase their ability to work with nature to grow good food, and it …

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Recurring

6th Massachusetts Farm & Sea to School Conference

virtual

This statewide event will center on youth leadership and empowerment in the farm to school movement. This week of FREE virtual workshops and in-person field trips will bring together food service professionals, students, educators, policy makers, public health advocates, community organizers, and other farm to school advocates to build concrete skills and get inspired to make …

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Recurring

6th Massachusetts Farm & Sea to School Conference

virtual

This statewide event will center on youth leadership and empowerment in the farm to school movement. This week of FREE virtual workshops and in-person field trips will bring together food service professionals, students, educators, policy makers, public health advocates, community organizers, and other farm to school advocates to build concrete skills and get inspired to make …

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Recurring

6th Massachusetts Farm & Sea to School Conference

virtual

This statewide event will center on youth leadership and empowerment in the farm to school movement. This week of FREE virtual workshops and in-person field trips will bring together food service professionals, students, educators, policy makers, public health advocates, community organizers, and other farm to school advocates to build concrete skills and get inspired to make …

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SNAP Training for Farm Employees

virtual

Does your farm stand or farmers' market accept SNAP? Make sure your farm stand and farmers’ market staff are ready to accept SNAP this summer by having them attend this SNAP employee training. Employees will learn SNAP basics including what EBT cards look like, what items are SNAP eligible, and how to run a SNAP …

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