Request for Response
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), on behalf of the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) is soliciting proposals for the agricultural use of approximately 25+/- acres located at the State Police Academy (MSP SPA) in New Braintree, Massachusetts. Agricultural land consists of 7 field areas.
If interested in applying please complete the following Request for Response: RFR FY2017 State Owned Farmland Licensing Program MA State Police Academy .
Mail or deliver completed proposals to Agricultural Resources by the June 23, 2017 deadline. Envelopes must be marked in the lower left-hand corner with the following: “Proposal for use of state-owned farmland at the Massachusetts State Police Academy.” Envelopes not so marked are likely to be opened before that time and will be returned to the sender. Proposals Page 8 of 21 received by MDAR’s Land Use Administrator later than 3:00 PM on June 23, 2017 will be returned to their respective owners. Applicants are cautioned to allow sufficient time for their proposals to be received by the Land Use Administrator as only proposals RECEIVED by MDAR by the response date will be reviewed and considered. Electronic or facsimile proposals are acceptable provided that the proposal is successfully received by the Land Use Administrator prior to the opening date and time.
Sustainable Agriculture (AGR 114): The course is designed for small-scale organic farmers, landscapers, & serious gardeners. Novice gardeners & aspiring farmers are welcome! Topics include sustainable agriculture in our future world, soil chemistry & fertility, tillage, composting, green manures, cover crops, crop rotation, plant biology, and more. The course is offered as a 4 credit course that begins on Sept. 5 and meets Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, through December 21. Tuition waivers may be available for senior citizens (60+) and veterans. Enroll online at www.bristolcc.edu (under Course Search). More information: contact Dr. Jim Corven at email@example.com.
Organic Pest & Disease Management (AGR 123): The course is designed to benefit farmers, gardeners, nursery growers, landscapers, land managers, and community organizations. The course is a practical survey of principles and practices for identification and management of pests and diseases in SE Massachusetts and Rhode Island. An introduction to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is included. The course is offered as a 2 credit college accredited course or may be taken as a noncredit (audit) course. The course will begin on September 11 and meet Mondays (6-9 pm) until Dec. 18. Online enrollment is available at www.bristolcc.edu (under Course Search). Senior citizens (60+) and veterans may be eligible for waiver of tuition. More information: contact Dr. Jim Corven (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Manager Wanted: Powisset Cafe
Part-time, July thru mid-October, Dover, MA
Are you a manager looking for a part-time opportunity this summer to serve up fresh, local food straight off the farm every other Saturday during our CSA season? If you said yes, then look no further! We provide the equipment, kitchen, the guests, and the beautiful farm settings.
Powisset Farm is owned by the Trustees of Reservations and is a working CSA farm with over 350 members and over 4000 program and event participants. The farm is equipped with a commercial kitchen permitted by the Town of Dover. The Powisset Café is a new concept, providing the community and visitors with a taste of the farm, light fare, using farm fresh ingredients. We are looking for an experienced manager to manager the café and its staff – every other Saturday from July through mid-October.
Summary of Requirements:
Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Nicole Nacamuli, email@example.com
About The Organization: The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation
The Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation is a non-profit organization representing nearly 6,000 family members across the Commonwealth. MFBF is an advocate for farmers, run by farmer members who develop policies through its grassroots process. Its mission is “to protect the rights, encourage the growth, and be of service to its members, in the best interest of agriculture.”