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October 2019

Whole Farm Systems @ Hutchins Farm [EMass C.R.A.F.T.]

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

October 23, Whole Farm Systems @ Hutchins Farm CRAFT visits are farmer-led and include a farm tour and discussion of a topic we hope will be useful to apprentices, new and experienced farmers.

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November 2019

Market Garden Budgeting at Natick Community Farm [EMass C.R.A.F.T.]

November 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

November 6, Market Garden Budget @ Natick Community Farm in Natick CRAFT visits are farmer-led and include a farm tour and discussion of a topic we hope will be useful to apprentices, new and experienced farmers.

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USDA & Farm Credit East Info Session

November 12
Tiverton, RI
Free
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9th Annual Bionutrient Food Association’s Soil & Nutrition Conference

November 14 - November 17
Southbridge, MA
$125 – $650

As we are growing the movement around food quality, we are also growing the Soil & Nutrition Conference!  With so many exciting speakers eager to share their learning and wisdom, we are excited to expand this year’s offering by adding another full day of programming — now, four days to dig deep! Bringing together the collective knowledge of the broader food and environmental movements from the perspective of successful farmers, cutting-edge researchers, enlightened health practitioners, and pioneers of food quality,…

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Local Food Producer and Buyer Workshop

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boston, MA
$10 – $20

At this upcoming workshop, local food buyers will give insight on what they look for when selecting new food items and the internal process of food buying. Local food producers will hear from buyers of different scales, including Katsiroubas Bros., B.GOOD, City Feed and Supply, and Cuisine en Locale. Individual buyer overviews will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion and networking. Register today to reserve your seats! Hosted at Boston Public Market.

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Practical Tips for Multispecies Grazing [Webinar]

November 14 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Online MA United States
Free

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.

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New England Bantam Club Fall Show

November 17
Norfolk County Agricultural High School, 400 Main St.
Walpole, MA 02081 United States

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

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UMass Food Revolution Fair

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UMass Dartmouth
Free
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UMass Extension Fall Wrap-Up (Pesticide Credit Hours)

November 21 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sturbridge, MA
$75 – $95

Earn pesticide applicator credits with UMass Extension specialists as they look at the challenges and problems of the 2019 season. Topics on woody ornamentals in the morning session include: Eastern White Pine Health and Other Woody Plant Diseases Observed in 2019; Managing Tough Landscape Weeds; and the Year In Review of Troublesome Insect and Mite Pests of Woody Plants. Turf topics in the afternoon session include: Turf Weeds Your Program Is Likely To Miss; What We Saw In The Plant Diagnostic Lab in 2019; and Selecting Grasses to…

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SEMAP 2019 Annual Meeting

November 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Groundwork! New Bedford, 1213 Purchase St.
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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Join us for a celebration of SEMAP's accomplishments in 2019, networking with farmers and allies from across the region, and a presentation of awards for local farms, businesses, and people key to the success of local agriculture in Southeastern Mass. Held at Groundwork New Bedford, 1213 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740. Use the Maxfield Street Entrance as shown on the map below. The corner of Purchase & Maxfield Streets is a stop on SRTA's New Bedford Routes 2 &…

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3rd Annual Massachusetts Food System Forum

November 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Worcester, MA

Attend the 3rd Annual MA Food System Forum to learn new skills, celebrate successes, and collaborate across disciplines to increase equity and sustainability in the MA food system. Morning Sessions The day will begin with an optional networking breakfast at 9:00am. After an overview of the MA Food System Collaborative’s work and selected food system topics, there will be the opportunity to attend breakout groups which will provide updates and brainstorm next steps around the Healthy Incentives Program, food waste,…

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December 2019

Create a Quality of Life on Your Profitable Farm [Webinar]

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

What if you could have a high quality of life and a good income from your farm? Presenter Ben Grimes of Dawnbreaker Farms in NC has cracked this code and in this presentation, he will share his proven strategies to increase profitability while reducing workload.

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Potluck & Annual Varieties Discussion at Newton Community Farm [EMass C.R.A.F.T.]

December 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

December 4, Potluck & Annual Varieties Discussion @ Newton Community Farm CRAFT visits are farmer-led and include a farm tour and discussion of a topic we hope will be useful to apprentices, new and experienced farmers.  

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Massachusetts Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

December 5 @ 8:00 am - December 6 @ 5:00 pm
Framingham, MA
$25 – $99

Join your neighbors and friends in celebrating the Massachusetts agricultural industry and the successes of the state’s largest general farm organization.

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Winter Growing and Season Extension Practices Workshop

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tiverton, RI
Free

Farm owners, Mike and Kelli Roberts, will demonstrate how to grow and cultivate a variety of crops on a year-round basis with the use of unheated, moveable high tunnels and low tunnels. The workshop will focus on winter growing, with a discussion of optimizing planting dates and varieties for the winter, preparation of 30-inch beds, as well as maintaining soil and crop health. Roots Farm is a 1.3 acre certified organic vegetable farm run by Mike and Kelli Roberts in…

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