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MDAR Community Mental Health & Wellness Trainings

MDAR Offices West Springfield 138 Memorial Avenue, Suite 42, West Springfield, MA

Recognizing, Responding, and Sharing Resources with Farmers, Staff and Partner Organizations MDAR’s MassGrownWellness program will deliver a series of in-person and online training events for all Massachusetts agriculture community supporters, including all farmers, MDAR and professional staff and the partner organization advocates. These 2-hour event will raise awareness of mental health and stress on farms …

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MDAR Community Mental Health & Wellness Trainings

MDAR Offices West Springfield 138 Memorial Avenue, Suite 42, West Springfield, MA

Recognizing, Responding, and Sharing Resources with Farmers, Staff and Partner Organizations MDAR’s MassGrownWellness program will deliver a series of in-person and online training events for all Massachusetts agriculture community supporters, including all farmers, MDAR and professional staff and the partner organization advocates. These 2-hour event will raise awareness of mental health and stress on farms …

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Growing Your Farm Business Planning Course

MDAR Offices 20 Riverside Dr, Lakeville, MA

January 17th – March 14th, 2023 Tuesday evenings 5:30 – 8:30pm  MDAR offices, Southborough, MA   A hands-on course to help established farmers develop a business plan and financial projections for their farm business. This course covers topics including resource assessment, marketing strategy, financial management, risk management, quality of life, and goal setting. The course is taught by …

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MDAR Community Mental Health & Wellness Trainings

Topsfield Fairgrounds 207 Boston St, Topsfield, MA

Recognizing, Responding, and Sharing Resources with Farmers, Staff and Partner Organizations MDAR’s MassGrownWellness program will deliver a series of in-person and online training events for all Massachusetts agriculture community supporters, including all farmers, MDAR and professional staff and the partner organization advocates. These 2-hour event will raise awareness of mental health and stress on farms …

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MDAR Community Mental Health & Wellness Trainings

Topsfield Fairgrounds 207 Boston St, Topsfield, MA

Recognizing, Responding, and Sharing Resources with Farmers, Staff and Partner Organizations MDAR’s MassGrownWellness program will deliver a series of in-person and online training events for all Massachusetts agriculture community supporters, including all farmers, MDAR and professional staff and the partner organization advocates. These 2-hour event will raise awareness of mental health and stress on farms …

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Exploring the Small Farm Dream Course

MDAR Offices Southborough 225 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA

January 12 – February 9, 2023 Thursday evenings 6:00pm – 9:00pm  MDAR offices, Southborough, MA  This 5-session course provides guidance to aspiring farmers through the decision-making process of whether to start a farm business. Participants will learn about the many aspects of starting a farm business, assess their own skills and knowledge, and get help finding resources for support, including …

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2nd Annual Community Maple Boil

Osamequin Farm 80 Walnut St, Seekonk, MA

Tap the maple trees near your home, collect the sap weekly and bring it to Osamequin Farm to contribute to the boil… at the end of the season we’ll have community maple syrup! How to participate: RSVP for our free tapping demonstration day on February 11th if you need tapping supplies (taps, tubing, and buckets), …

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MDAR Community Mental Health & Wellness Trainings

virtual

Recognizing, Responding, and Sharing Resources with Farmers, Staff and Partner Organizations MDAR’s MassGrownWellness program will deliver a series of in-person and online training events for all Massachusetts agriculture community supporters, including all farmers, MDAR and professional staff and the partner organization advocates. These 2-hour event will raise awareness of mental health and stress on farms …

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No More Normal: A Climate Adaptation Farmer Roundtable

Ward's Berry Farm 614 South Main St, Sharon, MA

Let’s face it– there is no more ‘normal’ growing season anymore. The first and last frosts are erratic, and precipitation is all over the place– heavy rains one summer and droughts the next. Join American Farmland Trust's New England Climate and Agriculture team and Jim Ward of Ward's Berry Farm on February 13th from 2-4 for a farmer roundtable discussion …

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Funding Next Level Enterprises in Rural Communities

virtual

Learn about USDA Rural Development's loans, grants, and technical assistance services designed to facilitate economic growth and resiliency in rural communities. Programs range from energy savings to housing loans to cooperative development. In addition, we will discuss SBA loans and business planning resources as well as SBIR's research and development opportunities. Farmers who have worked with Rural Development and SBA/SBIR will share …

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Growing Your Farm Business Planning Course

MDAR Offices 20 Riverside Dr, Lakeville, MA

January 17th – March 14th, 2023 Tuesday evenings 5:30 – 8:30pm  MDAR offices, Southborough, MA   A hands-on course to help established farmers develop a business plan and financial projections for their farm business. This course covers topics including resource assessment, marketing strategy, financial management, risk management, quality of life, and goal setting. The course is taught by …

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Media and Marketing 101

virtual

As a small business, you are likely using emails, text, and social media to advertise your business and communicate with your customers. You may also have your own webpage spotlighting customer reviews and other content. With all these forms of social media and communication comes a web of laws that are difficult to navigate. During …

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Sharing Challenges & Successes in Meat Production: Statewide Farmer Networking

virtual

Join fellow meat and poultry producers to discuss challenges and share ideas related to raising, processing, and selling meat in Massachusetts. This statewide virtual networking event is open to all, but oriented toward small, mid-sized, or homestead meat producers. The event will include a presentation from poultry farmers Kat Chang Laznicka and Peter Reed Laznicka of Reed Farm. …

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