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March 2018

Fundamentals of Shellfish Farming Course Begins

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barstable County Complex, 3195 Main St.
Barnstable, MA 02630 United States
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$150

8 Week Class Offered on the Fundamentals of Shellfish Farming WHAT: An 8-week course on the Fundamentals of Shellfish Farming is being offered by the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, Southeastern MA Aquaculture Center & Woods Hole Sea Grant.  Course topics include shellfish biology, clam and oyster culture techniques, predator control, permitting, safety, and an intro to business management. WHEN: Class will meet on Thursdays from 6-8PM starting on March 22th at the Barnstable County Complex on Route 6A. COST: The cost…

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MA Food Policy Council Meeting

March 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Westborough, MA

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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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Create a Farm Marketing Plan to Achieve Your Sales Goals – NESFP Workshop 2

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tufts University Veterinary School, 200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536 United States
$15

Marketing can help you decide what to grow or produce, choose where and how you want to sell it, differentiate yourself from other farmers, and make effective use of social media and other marketing tools. Learn the basics to doing your own marketing or supervising someone else. This series of 4 workshops is designed as a complete marketing class, but you can register for 1 or all 4. Sessions will include guest speakers, handouts, discussions and in-class exercises. Session 2:…

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NOFA/Mass Free Webinar – Simple Greenhouse and Hoophouse Improvements

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Webinar - Simple Greenhouse and Hoophouse Improvements March 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm Online Cost: Free Presenter: Andrew Mefferd, Editor and Publisher of Growing for Market Magazine As you think about gearing up for this coming season, there are many fairly simple changes you can make in the greenhouse or hoophouse that can help you get more out of it. Topics include optimizing crop spacing, fertility, watering, trellising, pruning, bug netting and more! Spend this hour discussing some of the…

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Explore Farming – Basics of Starting a Farm Business & Whether it’s Right for You

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, 45 Merrimack Street, Suite 500
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
Free

This free two-hour workshop and discussion is designed to help you start thinking about farming and how you can get involved in the local food system. We will discuss the basics of starting a farm business - and whether or not it is right for you. We will also talk about alternative roles that people can play within our local food system that go beyond farming. This class is also a prerequisite for New Entry's classroom-based Farm Business Planning Course. In this…

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“Hungry for Health” 2018 Southcoast Food Security Forum

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
UMass Dartmouth,

  View the Food Security Forum agenda here. Second Annual Food Security Forum - Hungry for Health University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Claire T. Carney Library, Grand Reading Room Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Featuring Local Health, Nutrition, and Food Security Experts: Introduction by Caite O’Brien, Community Investor, Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Nutrition: The Key to Healthy Aging, Christine Sullivan, 4C Collaborative and Coastline Elderly Services. An experts panel on better nutrition and better health; • Shirley…

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April 2018

Creating a Strong Brand for Your Farm – NESFP Workshop 3

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tufts University Veterinary School, 200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536 United States
$15

Marketing can help you decide what to grow or produce, choose where and how you want to sell it, differentiate yourself from other farmers, and make effective use of social media and other marketing tools. Learn the basics to doing your own marketing or supervising someone else. This series of 4 workshops is designed as a complete marketing class, but you can register for 1 or all 4. Sessions will include guest speakers, handouts, discussions and in-class exercises. Session 3:…

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2018 PVGrows Forum

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Holyoke, MA
$75

2018 PVGrows Forum (Pioneer Valley Grows) Saturday, April 7, 9:15am-4:15pm Gateway City Arts, Holyoke   Join the PVGrows Network to learn from local and regional efforts and craft strategies for action on the urgent and timely topics of immigration, food access, and land access through a series of speakers and discussions. Keynote speakers from Vermont's Migrant Justice will discuss their Milk with Dignity Campaign, which calls on corporations to take responsibility for the farmworker rights abuses in their supply chains.…

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Healthy Soil, Healthy Gardens: Small Scale Practices for Soil Improvement and Carbon Sequestration

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Brookline, MA
Free

Maintaining living plant cover is one of the essential practices of building soil health. This workshop provides practical guidance on using cover crops in a small-scale, non-mechanized, no-till context to improve soil health both for growing more nutritious food and for sequestering atmospheric carbon into the soil. Sharon Gensler-homesteader, organic grower, educator, NE Organic Farming Assoc. (NOFA) April 8, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm Coolidge Corner Branch Library, Meeting Room, Lower Level 31 Pleasant St Brookline, MA Cost: Free and…

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MA Craft Beverage Workshop – Nashoba Valley Winery

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bolton, MA
Free

April 9 - Nashoba Valley Winery 100 Wattaquadock Hill Rd, Bolton, MA 01740 1:00pm - 4:30pm Host presentation by Nashoba Valley Winery Panelists: Aeronaut Brewing Co. (Jason McCool), GrandTen Distilling (Matt Nurenberg), Ragged Hill Orchard (Anne Garwood-Hampp), Truro Vineyards (Dave Roberts) Ad agency: Small Army Industry/State: MA Farm Wineries & Growers Association, MDAR, MOTT Networking to follow https://www.eventbrite.com/e/massachusetts-craft-beverage-workshops-tickets-44117034237?lang=en-us&locale=en_US&view=domo The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources have teamed up to present a series of Craft…

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Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) Suspension: Streamlining Communication Regional Meeting

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
UMass Dartmouth Law School, 333 Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747 United States
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Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) Suspension: Streamlining Communication Regional Meetings RSVP Here.   Held at Umass Dartmouth School of Law,  Room 117 333 Faunce Corner Rd. Dartmouth, MA 02747   Tentative Agenda: o Welcome and Introductions o Tools/Resources to communicate the HIP suspension effectively o Best practices you or your agency have developed to assist you during the HIP suspension o Material Swap o Please submit any materials ahead of time to DTA.HIP@state.ma.us using “Regional Meetings Material Swap” in the subject…

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Building Online Engagement to Market Your Farm – NESFP Workshop 4

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tufts University Veterinary School, 200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536 United States
Free

Marketing can help you decide what to grow or produce, choose where and how you want to sell it, differentiate yourself from other farmers, and make effective use of social media and other marketing tools. Learn the basics to doing your own marketing or supervising someone else. This series of 4 workshops is designed as a complete marketing class, but you can register for 1 or all 4. Sessions will include guest speakers, handouts, discussions and in-class exercises. Session 4:…

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Spring Potluck & Discussion “Why We Farm” Hosted by Newton Community Farm – EMass C.R.A.F.T.

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newton, MA
Free

April 11. Spring Potluck & Discussion “Why We Farm” @ Newton Community Farm in Newton, 6:00-8:00 pm Host: Greg Maslowe, Farm Manager, Newton Community Farm Address & Parking: 303 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA. Please park on Winchester Street and walk down the path past the greenhouse to the upper level of the barn. Please check the CRAFT Visits schedule (linked below) for the most up to date information regarding the farm visits, and to check for any reschedules or cancelations.

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Earth Day Fair at Bristol Community College

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fall River, MA
Free
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