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February 2022

New Hampshire Food Alliance 2022 Network Café Series

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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. We will hear about a variety of state policy, from climate and energy bills to school food reimbursement programs, as well as information about New…

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UMass Amherst Mass Aggie Series

February 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$35

Join UMass Extension for their annual series of workshops for homeowners and small scale farmers to help participants gain new skills to use in their own gardens and landscapes. Workshops will be hosted via zoom through February and March. All sessions will be recorded and available for paying registrants for two months following each workshop. Series schedule: February 5:   Insects: Pests and Beneficials February 12: Orchard Diseases February 19: Home Orchard Establishment February 26: Home Orchard Pruning March 12:     Growing Brambles March…

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On Farm Communication Workshop

February 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online MA United States

Join the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and the National Agriculture Apprenticeship Learning Network for a virtual 5 part labor management series designed for farmers that employ workers or host apprentices. This series centers farm workers’ stories and guides farm managers through crucial aspects of managing including communication, building inclusive workplace cultures, and empowering your staff. Registration is free and open to all. Attend only a few or all of the workshops in the series. Please register here and direct any questions about the series to…

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How To Sell Your Wool to the Wool Pool

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Once your sheep have been shorn, your next step is to market the wool. One option is to sell it raw to a wool pool, but just exactly how do you do that? Join members of the Animal Fiber Subgroup of Cornell’s Livestock Program Work Team for the “Preparing for and Accessing Wool Pools in NYS” webinar, scheduled for Tuesday February 8th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on Zoom. Accessing a wool pool is a challenge for many farmers, from…

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Farm Credit East GenerationNext Seminar 2022

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

GenerationNext is a series of seminars, hosted by Farm Credit East, designed to advance management skills and business knowledge. In 2022, GenerationNext courses will be offered virtually. Additionally, an in-person course will be held in the Bangor, Maine, vicinity. Courses will begin in January 2022. To sign up, contact your local office or complete the form below. Virtual sessions Will begin Janaury 5 and continue every Wednesday for eight weeks through February 23. Each session will run 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.…

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Farm Financial Management: Taking it to the Next Level

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$50

Step up your financial game this winter by attending this three-session workshop series -- geared towards experienced farm managers -- which will help you hone your skills for monitoring the health of your business, improving its profitability, and managing cash flow. The series will be taught by Elaine Lemmon of Kitchen Table Consultants, and farmers attending all three sessions will be eligible to receive up to three hours of expert one-on-one assistance in financial recordkeeping, planning, or analysis. Schedule: Thursdays, February 10th,…

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Soil Management in Response to Climate Change

February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10 – $15

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 to the bottom of this page. For more information, contact Jordan Archey, Program Manager for Business Members, at jordan@berkshiregrown.org Soil Management in Response to Climate Change…

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UMass Amherst Mass Aggie Series

February 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$35

Join UMass Extension for their annual series of workshops for homeowners and small scale farmers to help participants gain new skills to use in their own gardens and landscapes. Workshops will be hosted via zoom through February and March. All sessions will be recorded and available for paying registrants for two months following each workshop. Series schedule: February 5:   Insects: Pests and Beneficials February 12: Orchard Diseases February 19: Home Orchard Establishment February 26: Home Orchard Pruning March 12:     Growing Brambles March…

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Farm Employee Retention Workshop

February 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online MA United States

Join the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and the National Agriculture Apprenticeship Learning Network for a virtual 5 part labor management series designed for farmers that employ workers or host apprentices. This series centers farm workers’ stories and guides farm managers through crucial aspects of managing including communication, building inclusive workplace cultures, and empowering your staff. Registration is free and open to all. Attend only a few or all of the workshops in the series. Please register here and direct any questions about the series to…

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Making Local Food More Accessible: Welcoming SNAP, WIC/Senior Coupons, and All Who Use Them

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) and Berkshire Grown (BG) are hosting two events to help farmers, farmers markets and food providers better prepare for supporting low-income customers who use programs like SNAP, HIP and WIC. With food insecurity on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these programs provide a way for low-income communities to access fresh local food, and for our local growers to help alleviate hunger in the state. Learn how to accept SNAP and WIC &…

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Farm Credit East GenerationNext Seminar 2022

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

GenerationNext is a series of seminars, hosted by Farm Credit East, designed to advance management skills and business knowledge. In 2022, GenerationNext courses will be offered virtually. Additionally, an in-person course will be held in the Bangor, Maine, vicinity. Courses will begin in January 2022. To sign up, contact your local office or complete the form below. Virtual sessions Will begin Janaury 5 and continue every Wednesday for eight weeks through February 23. Each session will run 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.…

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Getting More for Your Milk

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is launching a new initiative to connect dairy farmers with small-scale dairy processors. Ever think about starting your own brand of cheese, yogurt or butter? Do you need help finding a co-packer to make the product for you and don’t know where to start? Or, are you seeking ways to add value and additional income to your wholesale dairy? Join our virtual Learning Session, "Getting More for Your Milk: Partnering with Processors to Venture…

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Farm Financial Management: Taking it to the Next Level

February 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$50

Step up your financial game this winter by attending this three-session workshop series -- geared towards experienced farm managers -- which will help you hone your skills for monitoring the health of your business, improving its profitability, and managing cash flow. The series will be taught by Elaine Lemmon of Kitchen Table Consultants, and farmers attending all three sessions will be eligible to receive up to three hours of expert one-on-one assistance in financial recordkeeping, planning, or analysis. Schedule: Thursdays, February 10th,…

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UMass Amherst Mass Aggie Series

February 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$35

Join UMass Extension for their annual series of workshops for homeowners and small scale farmers to help participants gain new skills to use in their own gardens and landscapes. Workshops will be hosted via zoom through February and March. All sessions will be recorded and available for paying registrants for two months following each workshop. Series schedule: February 5:   Insects: Pests and Beneficials February 12: Orchard Diseases February 19: Home Orchard Establishment February 26: Home Orchard Pruning March 12:     Growing Brambles March…

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Farm Credit East GenerationNext Seminar 2022

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

GenerationNext is a series of seminars, hosted by Farm Credit East, designed to advance management skills and business knowledge. In 2022, GenerationNext courses will be offered virtually. Additionally, an in-person course will be held in the Bangor, Maine, vicinity. Courses will begin in January 2022. To sign up, contact your local office or complete the form below. Virtual sessions Will begin Janaury 5 and continue every Wednesday for eight weeks through February 23. Each session will run 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.…

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