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March 2018

Free Webinar on Silvopasture

March 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

The practice of silvopasture combines trees, livestock, and forages to create a productive and layered system that benefits each of the parts and creates a farm ecosystem that ranks among the best in addressing a rapidly changing climate. We are offering these webinars to share knowledge and in support of our Kickstarter campaign for a new book on Silvopasture, coming out this June. Wednesday, March 14 12pm - 1pm EST Tree Fodders: Willow, Black Locust, Mulberry, Poplar Steve Gabriel shares…

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NOFA/Mass Free Webinar – Simple Greenhouse and Hoophouse Improvements

March 27, 2018 @ 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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October 2018

Beginning QuickBooks For Farmers (Part 1) – Julia Shanks Food Consulting

October 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Tuesday, October 23, 2018: 4pm EST   QuickBooks is a powerful tool that goes way beyond just tracking income and expenses for taxes; it can help you manage cash, understand how to increase profits, and plan for growth. In the 1st session of the three-part series, we will cover: 1) An overview of QuickBooks, and how to decide between online and desktop 2) Basic accounting concepts that underlie QuickBooks 3) Set-up including creating a customized chart of accounts 4) Basic transactions…

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QuickBooks For Farmers Part 2 – Julia Shanks Food Consulting

October 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Monday, October 29, 2018: 4pm-5pm EST   QuickBooks is a powerful tool that goes way beyond just tracking income and expenses for taxes; it can help you manage cash, understand how to increase profits, and plan for growth. In the 2nd session of the three-part series, we will cover: 1) How to use classes, customers and items to better understand your different enterprises and customers 2) General journal entries – what they are and how they can help you understand greater details of your revenue and…

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Scale Up! What you need to know to ​​​​​​​grow your food business

October 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States

SBN is organizing a Food Safety webinar with Dr. Michele Pfannenstiel of Dirigo Food Safety. The webinar will focus on food safety for scaling food businesses and will be on Tuesday, October 30th from 12:00-1:00pm. This webinar is perfect for you if scaling your food business is your dream, moving from small production runs to serious manufacturing. Are you asking the right questions of your business and yourself?  Have you budgeted for growth? What about legal and insurance for risk mitigation? Do you know what your customers need? What…

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November 2018

QuickBooks For Farmers Part 3 – Julia Shanks Food Consulting

November 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Thursday, November 08, 2018: 4-5pm EST   QuickBooks is a powerful tool that goes way beyond just tracking income and expenses for taxes; it can help you manage cash, understand how to increase profits, and plan for growth. In the 3rd session of the three-part series, we will cover Running reports that help you understand your profitability and manage cash flow. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quickbooks-for-farmers-part-3-live-webinar-tickets-47439263113

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Creating Cash Flow Projections – Julia Shanks Food Consulting

November 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Wednesday, November 28, 2018: 4pm  EST   Join us for a live webinar on how to manage cash flow. We will cover two aspects: creating annual cash flow projections and day-to-day management. First, we will work through creating a yearly cash flow projection using historical data to lay-out cash needs on a monthly basis. We will then discuss how to manage cash on a weekly basis to make sure you don’t bounce checks. Participants in this webinar will be able to…

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February 2019

Creating Cash Flow Projections

February 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States
$15

Join Julia Shanks Food Consulting for a live webinar on how to manage cash flow. We will cover two aspects: creating annual cash flow projections and day-to-day management. First, we will work through creating a yearly cash flow projection using historical data to lay-out cash needs on a monthly basis. We will then discuss how to manage cash on a weekly basis to make sure you don’t bounce checks. Participants in this webinar will be able to ask questions live.…

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March 2019

Student Loan Basics for Farmers

March 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Student loan debt has become a significant obstacle for young farmers who are trying to make a living in agriculture. This webinar discusses the different types of student loans and how borrowers can deal with them. Topics include managing repayment, avoiding or getting out of loan default, and loan cancellation.

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July 2019

Introduction to Integrated Pest Management – Webinar

July 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

This free, one-hour webinar is part of the Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Wednesday Webinar series. The webinar will review basic IPM principles, control tactics, and how to diagnose problems.  All are welcome to join the webinar.

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August 2019

Production Risk Management – Webinar

August 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

This event is part of the Seven Habits for Effective Farmers Webinar Series presented monthly by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture's Center for Profitable Agriculture. Webinars are free.

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Specialty Mushroom Webinar – Cornell Small Farms Program

August 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online MA United States
Free

The Cornell Small Farms Program’s project focused on specialty mushroom farming enterprises offers a free monthly webinar series highlighting the latest research and stories from experienced growers around the region.

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Farmer Education – Diversify Your Business by Selling Wholesale to Restaurants

August 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online, MA United States

Farmers Bill Braun and Dee Levanti grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers on about 5 acres at Ivory Silo Farm in Westport, MA Farmer Bill Braun from the Ivory Silo Farm in Westport, MA has been successful in selling his produce to several award-winning restaurants in MA including Cafe DuPay and Guilia Restaurants in Cambridge and Little Moss Restaurant in South Dartmouth. Bill is gracious enough to share his insights and advice with other farmers on how they too can diversify…

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Webinar: Addressing Young Farmer Challenges through State Policy Change

August 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Online MA United States
Free

Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming presents: Addressing Young Farmer Challenges through State Policy Change. Wednesday, August 14th, 9am – 10:30am Join online via Zoom or in person! In person: Just Be Cause Center 1013 W State St. Ithaca, NY. Register here. Join us this month to hear from David Howard, the Northeast Campaigns Director with the National Young Farmers Coalition sharing about new New York State and National Policy’s that benefit farmers including loan forgiveness, new available grants and more!  As always, there…

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November 2019

Practical Tips for Multispecies Grazing [Webinar]

November 14, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

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

December 4, 2019 @ 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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April 2020

Blessed Unrest: Growing a Future for Life on Earth

April 18, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States
cost varies

A five-session online conference Saturday, April 18, 2020 Sunday, April 19 Saturday, April 25 Saturday, May 2 Saturday, May 9 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT Free additional 1-hour workshop from 1 - 2 p.m. each day depending on speaker availability Originally planned as a weekend conference at Tufts University, we are now turning it into an extraordinary interactive online conference - with presentations and panels, discussions among audience and speakers, and breakout rooms for small group conversations. Learn about how people…

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Blessed Unrest: Growing a Future for Life on Earth

April 19, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States
cost varies

A five-session online conference Saturday, April 18, 2020 Sunday, April 19 Saturday, April 25 Saturday, May 2 Saturday, May 9 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT Free additional 1-hour workshop from 1 - 2 p.m. each day depending on speaker availability Originally planned as a weekend conference at Tufts University, we are now turning it into an extraordinary interactive online conference - with presentations and panels, discussions among audience and speakers, and breakout rooms for small group conversations. Learn about how people…

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May 2020

Backyard Chicken Care 101 Webinar

May 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online, MA United States + Google Map

Love the local food movement? Ever thought you might like to keep your own chickens? Want to add a flock for your school or community garden? Come join a webinar by SEMAP and “The Chickeness” Khrysti Smyth Barry of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens for a rundown of housing needs and design, basic feeding and care, health, chick info and transitioning to a coop, popular breeds, and other things you might want to know about keeping your own backyard chickens. Course materials will be provided. Come find out whether keeping chickens might be a good addition to your garden, your school, your kitchen, and your community’s overall health and wellbeing.

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Backyard Chicken Care 201 Webinar

May 31, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online, MA United States + Google Map

ome join a webinar by SEMAP and “The Chickeness” Khrysti Smyth Barry of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens for a more advanced topics in chicken care.  Learn more about coop upgrades, health issues and troubleshooting, integrating replacement birds into an existent flock and whatever questions folks might have.  Course materials will be provided. Come find out whether keeping chickens might be a good addition to your garden, your school, your kitchen, and your community’s overall health and wellbeing.

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November 2020

2020 Annual Meeting

November 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online MA United States

Join us for a celebration of SEMAP's accomplishments this year, learning from farmers and local food allies from across the region, and a presentation of awards for individuals key to the success of local agriculture in Southeastern Massachusetts in 2020. This year has been difficult for many of us, but we aim to highlight the organizations, people and programs helping to support local agriculture and food security—not only in this difficult moment, but for our future as well. Our 2020…

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December 2020

The Change is Us, Part 2: More Democracy for Food System Transformation

December 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online MA United States + Google Map

Democratic empowerment has been identified by Food Solutions New England (FSNE) as a critical attribute of the food system we are creating. And yet, democracy can take many different forms. Whether it’s participatory decision-making systems, direct democracy in the management of your organization, cooperatively owned businesses, or simply engaging more fully with the mechanisms of civic life – like voting and advocacy – the potential benefits for our food system are immense. Join FSNE for this round table discussion on…

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Webinar: Getting the Most Out of Beneficial Nematodes in Organic Vegetable Production

December 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online MA United States

Nematodes are an important but not well understood player in farm soil ecology. As farmers across the Northeast increasingly center biological soil health as a primary strategy for resilience and profitability, interest about nematodes as a biological control for soil dwelling pests is increasing. Join NOFA/Mass and UMass Extension for a workshop on using beneficial nematodes to reduce pest insects around the farm. We will learn about the key entomopathogenic nematode species, what commercial products are out there and how…

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Sankofa Series: From Farm to Winter Table with Neftalí Durán

December 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online MA United States
Free – $50

Neftalí Durán was born in Oaxaca, Mexico to a Mixteco family of cooks, healers, and campesinos. He is a a chef, advocate, educator, and organizer, working toward an equitable food system. He is the co-founder of I-Collective, an autonomous group of Indigenous chefs, activists, herbalists, seed, and knowledge keepers, who strives to open a dialogue and create a new narrative that highlights not only historical Indigenous contributions, but also promotes their community's resilience and innovations in gastronomy, agriculture, the arts, and…

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Massachusetts Nutrient Management Regulations & Record Keeping Webinar

December 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online MA United States

Does it seem like it's been a while since you've heard about the Nutrient Management Regulations in MA? Do you have questions about what the current rules are and what records you need to keep in case questions of compliance come up? This workshop has you covered. Hotze Wijnja of MDAR will start the workshop with a review of the current state regulations - an excellent refresher for both farmers and ASPs. Hotze has been the face, the voice, and…

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Regeneration Virtual Series: Karen Washington

December 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online MA United States

The Nature Lab is pleased to announce the Regeneration virtual series. Taking place once per month from October 2020 — May 2021, this online speaker event will explore diverse perspectives on how making can integrate with natural, cultural, and social systems in a way that influences creative practices for the benefit of communities and the planet. One of the main goals of this series is to focus on the voices that drive and lead many of the equitable and environmental…

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January 2021

Local Food System Supply Chain Panel: balancing safety, efficiency, and sustainability

January 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online MA United States + Google Map
Free

In lieu of their annual in-person forum, the MA Food System Collaborative will host a series of discussions this winter to examine the challenges COVID-19 has presented our local food system with, and what policy solutions might be needed to address them. In Panel 2 on Monday, January 4, Chuck Currie of Raynham's Freedom Food Farm joins other local food and health leaders to discuss safety, efficiency, and sustainability in the local food system supply chain. Food supply chains were…

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CISA Pre-series Session: “What is Good Data?”

January 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Presented by Julia Shanks Dates: Pre-Series Session part I: Wednesday, January 6th 1:30-3:00pm Pre-Series Session part II: Friday, January 8th 1:30-3:00pm This workshop is a pre-series session for the main workshop series “Making Sound Decisions with Good Data and Practical Framework”. It is open to all regardless of attending the main series.  We strongly encourage anyone who is new to financial recordkeeping and analysis or want to refresh their knowledge to attend this session ahead of attending the main series…

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NOFA Winter Conference

January 8 @ 12:00 am - January 10 @ 12:00 am
Online MA United States

The 34th Annual NOFA/Mass Winter Conference, taking place online via Zoom from January 8-10, 2021, will address the theme "Food Security for the Common Wealth." We hope to inspire you to create, discover and rely upon your local community’s food producers and build the vision of a Massachusetts that collectively becomes more resilient and secure in its local capacity to feed everyone. Events and features include: LIVE video conferencing and discussion group opportunities to network with the community in an…

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American Farm Bureau Annual Convention

January 10 - January 13
Online MA United States
Free

If you want the inside scoop when it comes to policies and perspectives that will affect your farm or agribusiness in 2021, don’t miss the 102nd consecutive American Farm Bureau Convention. This is your opportunity to help set the agenda for the leading voice of agriculture in Washington, DC, and so much more. Participate in educational workshops to advance your leadership skills, expand your business acumen, and gain deep insight into the trends and realities impacting food production. Witness cutting…

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Growing Places

January 11 - February 7
Online MA United States

Growing Places, an online course for aspiring farmers, will be offered through University of Vermont Extension’s New Farmer Program, Jan. 11-Feb. 7. The course, co-sponsored by the Women’s Agricultural Network, is geared to individuals who are thinking about starting a farm, specialty food business or other agriculture-related enterprise. It is designed to help them better understand the realities of operating an agricultural business to enable them to make an informed decision if agriculture is the right choice for them. Early…

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Navigating the Alphabet Soup of Food Safety

January 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States

Confused about farm and food safety lingo? Have you tried to sell at a retail store and gotten 'you're not certified'? Been selling direct-to-consumer and gearing up for a scale-up? Curious about value-added products or marketing Grandma's pickle recipe with your farm grown cukes? Join Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Food Safety Educators for a FREE 1-hour webinar as an orientation to farm food safety. Resources will be provided to help direct you to the next steps for your farm business,…

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National Farmers Union Women’s Conference

January 17 - January 18
Online MA United States
$25 – $45

Farming is never a one-woman job – it takes a village to run a successful operation. This conference will not only prepare attendees for success in agriculture, but it will also provide them with their own network of women farmers and ranchers they can reach out to throughout the year. Farmers, policy makers, educators, and specialists will present on a number of subjects, including business management, marketing, farm safety, leadership, and more. Schedule here.

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UMass Extension’s Invasive Insect Webinar Series 2021

January 19 @ 10:00 am - February 9 @ 12:10 pm
Online MA United States

Join UMass Extension’s Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program and UMass Extension’s Fruit Program for an exciting FREE series of webinars focusing on the impact, monitoring, and management of invasive insects in Massachusetts and the nation! Topics to include invasive forest pests in MA, spotted lanternfly, the biological control of winter moth, Asian longhorned beetle updates, planned detection surveys in Massachusetts and New England, integrated pest management of spotted-wing drosophila and brown marmorated stink bug and more! There will also…

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CISA: Basic Farm Financials for Successful Pricing

January 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

  Have you ever struggled to understand how to successfully price your meat products?  The basis of any profitable business strategy is good record keeping and understanding your costs. Join NC Choices Technical Coordinator Lee Menius as we explore the basics of understanding your farm’s financial goals, records, and how to use that understanding to evaluate new enterprises and pricing. In this session we will cover: Determining financial goals Understanding fixed & variable costs Understanding cash flow versus net worth…

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CISA Main Series: Making Sound Decisions with Good Data and Practical Framework

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Presented by Crystal Stewart-Courtens, Stevie Schafenacker, and Rose Wilson Series Dates: Session 1: Wednesday, January 27th 4-6pm Session 2: Wednesday, February 3rd, 4-6pm Session 3: Wednesday, February 10th, 12:30-2:30pm Session 4: Wednesday, February 17th, 12:30-2:30pm Cohort Gathering: March 10th, 12:30-2:30pm The main series will focus on the “practical framework” needed to make sound decisions. Rose Wilson, Stevie Schafenacker, and Crystal Stewart combine concepts of Whole Farm Planning, financial analysis, and feasibility study over the course of four sessions, post session…

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Field Day: Winter Greens Diseases and Variety Trials – Southern New England Vegetable Growers Webinar Series

January 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Join UConn, URI, and UMass Extensions for the Southern New England Vegetable Growers Webinar Series! Webinars are on alternate Thursdays in January and February of 2021, from 3:30-5pm. All webinars are open to any and all vegetable growers and ag service providers. See below for descriptions and registration links. We hope to see you there! Webinar Topic: Field Day: Winter Greens Diseases and Variety Trials When: Thursday, January 28, 3:30-5pm Presenters: Jim Correll of the University of Arkansas, and Genevieve Higgins and Sue Scheufele…

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2021 Virtual Get Ready for Spring Greenhouse Program

January 29 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online MA United States
$55

Every season comes with its own challenges. Join UMass Extension via GoToWebinar on January 29, 2021 for a virtual education program that will provide you with updates and tips for managing pests in spring greenhouse crops. This program will be held as a live webinar from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. The agenda will feature three presentations, with fifteen minute breaks in between. The cost is $55. Please note that registration is a two-step process: Upon initial program registration and…

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Mass Aggie Seminar: Growing & Pruning Grapes

January 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online MA United States
$30

Grapes are one of the most universally enjoyed fruits available. Many of the new varieties have excellent taste, are winter hardy, and can make excellent wine. Grapes are fun to grow but present some challenges. One of the biggest challenges is knowing how to correctly prune them. Join Dr. Elsa Petit to learn all about this marvelous fruit! Registration deadline January 29, 12:00pm For more information about the Mass Aggie Seminar Series, click here.

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February 2021

What’s Wrong With My Plant? Vegetable Garden Problems Demystified

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online MA United States

What's wrong with my plant? Learn to diagnose common problems in the vegetable garden. Also, find out which pests and diseases we are on the lookout for in 2021 in both the ornamental and edible garden. This class will be taught by Heather Faubert, the director of the URI Plant Clinic. Through URI's Cooperative Extension, Heather Faubert has been helping RI farmers with pest problems for nearly 40 years. Register for this free webinar by clicking the following link: https://univofri.webex.com/univofri/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2bd11ec1aaaa7fb9b2dd338c61a2e577 The…

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The Marketplace of Story

February 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States

Please join WFAN board member and media expert, Diahann Lohr, for a deep dive into developing and polishing your farm business marketing plan on Thursday,  February 18th, from 4-5:30 pm CT. Are you in a leadership capacity seeking help to build a non-profit organization marketing plan? Then this workshop is for you, too!  This workshop is part of a WFAN storytelling series funded with the help of North Central SARE. Stay tuned for more programs! Di asks registrants:  1) Are you dreaming of starting…

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Greenhouse Seedling Production – Southern New England Vegetable Growers Webinar Series

February 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States

Join UConn, URI, and UMass Extensions for the Southern New England Vegetable Growers Webinar Series! Webinars are on alternate Thursdays in January and February of 2021, from 3:30-5pm. All webinars are open to any and all vegetable growers and ag service providers. See below for descriptions and registration links. We hope to see you there! Webinar Topic: Greenhouse Seedling Production: compost-based potting mix, nutrient management, chlorination, and tray selection When: February 11, 3:30-5pm Presenters: Rosa Raudales of UConn Extension, and Andy Radin of URI…

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Mass Aggie Seminar: Pruning the Home Orchard

February 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online MA United States
$30

The joy of growing fruit in the home garden is enjoying a renaissance.   One of the key steps in successful fruit growing is the act of pruning the trees.  This can seem daunting and complicated, but it’s not!  Not once you understand the principles involved. Join in and learn how to properly prune your fruit trees (apples, pears, peaches, etc.). Registration deadline February 12, 12:00pm. For more information about the Mass Aggie Seminar Series, click here.

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Webinar – Seed Starting Indoors

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Join us for a short and simple rundown of the best way to start seeds inside your home this winter using materials you may already have! Susan Scotti has been vegetable gardening all her life and has been a URI Master Gardener since 2004. She is the propagation team leader for the Master Gardener Program Vegetable Propagation Project and has been teaching seed starting to the crew and RI community for over 10 years. Register for this free webinar by…

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Mass Aggie Seminar: Home Orchard Establishment

February 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online MA United States
$30

Horticultural topics covered will be the basics of planting fruit trees, including site selection, choice of variety and rootstock, planting best practices, tree training and pruning, fertilization, and ongoing fruit tree care. Registration deadline February 19, 12:00pm For more information about the Mass Aggie Seminar Series, click here.

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CISA: Financial Benchmarking for Vegetable Farmers (session 1)

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

This date is one of two working sessions you can choose from: Work session 1: Monday, February 22nd, 5:00-7:00pm Work session 2: Wednesday, February 24th, 1:00-3:00pm Join a learning community of vegetable farmers, and see how your farm stacks up against your peers. Financial benchmarks are key to improving long-term farm viability. They can help you: Track the financial health of your farm from year to year Understand the typical returns from different sales outlets Assess how healthy your business…

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Harvest New England 2021 Conference

February 24 - February 25
Online MA United States
Free

The Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade Show is New England’s premier agricultural marketing conference. Sponsored by the six New England State Departments of Agriculture, this biennial conference began in 2007. Prior to the pandemic, the conference hosted nearly 30 workshops, with about 800 people in attendance, and a trade show of almost 100 exhibitors. For 2021, we hope to bring you the same engaging, valuable and educational conference with six workshops. This is New England’s largest agricultural…

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CISA: Financial Benchmarking for Vegetable Farmers (session 2)

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online MA United States + Google Map
Free

This date is one of two working sessions you can choose from: Work session 1: Monday, February 22nd, 5:00-7:00pm Work session 2: Wednesday, February 24th, 1:00-3:00pm Join a learning community of vegetable farmers, and see how your farm stacks up against your peers. Financial benchmarks are key to improving long-term farm viability. They can help you: Track the financial health of your farm from year to year Understand the typical returns from different sales outlets Assess how healthy your business…

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NAFSN Food Supply Chain Innovators: Joshua Stoll

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Joshua Stoll is a co-founder of the Local Catch Network (LCN). Local Catch Network is LCN a community of practice, that is made up of fishermen, organizers, researchers, and consumers throughout North America who are providing local, healthful, low-impact seafood via community-supported fisheries and direct-marketing arrangements. Since 2011, Josh has worked closely with LCN members and partners to elevate small and community-based fisheries. LCN has 200+ members committed to a shared core of values and striving to elevate local and…

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Mass Aggie Seminar: (micro)Organisms in the Orchard

February 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online MA United States
$30

Sometimes the smallest creatures can cause the greatest impact. Join in and learn about disease management for tree fruit. Registration deadline February 26, 12:00pm For more information about the Mass Aggie Seminar Series, click here.

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2021 Agriculture & Food Conference

February 28 @ 11:00 am - March 2 @ 9:00 pm
Online MA United States

Thank you for making our 2021 Agriculture & Food Conference a success! At this time, conference attendees have access to the digital conference platform and all recordings for a full year. If you did not attend the conference but would like access to the platform, you can purchase post-conference video access with this form. After March 2022, all recordings will be released to the public. SEMAP's flagship annual event, the Agriculture & Food Conference #AgFood21, returns this year with the…

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March 2021

Stronger Together: Cooperative & Alternative Models for Farms and Food Businesses

March 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Online MA United States

While typical farm business structures can be limiting, building something new and different can be a challenge! Join this panel of farmers and agricultural organizations to learn about a variety of alternative structures that are being implemented to bring about transformation in social, environment, and economic facets of agriculture. We'll discuss the ways these models address broader systemic issues and build community, as well as practical tips and advice for turning alternative vision into reality. Speakers: Agrarian Commons; Brush Brook…

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Seed Starting Systems at Home

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online MA United States

Set yourself up for success for seed starting at home!  Whether you choose to purchase new supplies or creatively reuse items, there are some basic guidelines and many insider tips to help you along the way.  Join Carolina for a virtual tour of her rustic basement grow room where she starts hundreds of vegetables, flowers, and herbs from seed for her backyard & community garden plot. Learn about tray sizes, potting soil, watering, heat pads, lighting fixtures, and more. Speaker: Carolina…

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Webinar – Seed Starting and Transplanting Outdoors

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Join us to learn tips and tricks for direct sowing and transplanting seedlings in your outdoor vegetable garden, including timing, spacing, watering and more. Susan Scotti has been vegetable gardening all her life and has been a URI Master Gardener since 2004. She is the propagation team leader for the Master Gardener Program Vegetable Propagation Project and has been teaching seed starting to the crew and RI community for over 10 years. Register for this free webinar by clicking the…

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Participatory Capacity Building for an Inclusive Organic Movement

March 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States

Speakers: Jennifer Taylor, Lola's Organic Farm, Organic Farming Association; A-dae Romero-Briones, First Nations Development Institute Part of NOFA-VT's Winter Conference series.

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7th Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference

March 5 @ 8:30 am - March 11 @ 4:00 pm
Online MA United States

The Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference (UFC) hosted by the Urban Farming Institute and in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), is designed to advance opportunities and address barriers involved in cultivating a resilient and thriving Urban Farming sector. We will convene local and regional experts, advocates, and innovators to support and promote urban farming enterprises across Massachusetts. Our local urban farming community, along with cross-sector partners, will address challenges, highlight successes, and share resources at one of…

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Mass Aggie Seminar: Insects – Pests and Pollinators

March 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online MA United States
$30

Join Dr. Jaime Piñero to learn the basics of pest identification and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the home orchard. Registration deadline March 5, 12:00pm For more information about the Mass Aggie Seminar Series, click here.

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Beginning Farmer Networking Night

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Beginning farmers and ranchers in Norfolk, Plymouth, and Bristol counties can meet each other, exchange tips and stories, and network to create a coalition of agriculture's next generation. Please sign up via the link below—you will receive instructions and a live link within one week of the event.  

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Mass Aggie Seminar: Backyard Brambles

March 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online MA United States
$30

A 'How-To' and Virtual Clinic: this seminar will cover Planting, Early Care, Pruning, Varieties, and Diagnostics of brambles. Registration deadline March 12, 12:00pm For more information about the Mass Aggie Seminar Series, click here.

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InTents: The Farmers Market Conference 2021

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - March 18 @ 2:30 pm
Online MA United States
$19 – $595

Attend InTents: The Farmers Market Conference 2021 live online to make your farmers market, farm or food business stronger and more profitable, reduce stress and expand your revenue streams! Gain new perspectives from fellow farmers, business owners and market managers. Discover new ingredients, operating supplies, tents, signs, insurance, graphic design, photography, management services, marketing materials and more. For more information and a schedule preview, visit the conference web page.

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Direct Market Farmer Networking Night

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Farmers can network with each other and agricultural marketing consultant Mieko Ozeki of Radiance Studios, LLC to take their business strategies to the next level. Mieko will coach farmers on digital presence, branding, and social media strategy to create engaging online content and increase your customer base. Have questions about the best digital marketing choices for your farm? Learn or brush up on web site best practices, driving online traffic to your web site or farmstand, and more! Speaker Mieko…

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Virtual Listening Session: Conservation Stewardship Program

March 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online MA United States

Northeast agriculture service providers (and farmers too) - you’re invited to a virtual farmer listening session about the Conservation Stewardship Program! The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) pays farmers for climate-friendly farming practices. But it’s underutilized in the northeast, especially by farmers of color. What do you, as a service provider or policy advocate, need to know about how this program is working for northeast farmers? Join us to hear: First-hand experiences from several northeast CSP farmers Useful background on the…

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CISA: Profitable Meat Pricing

March 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

You are raising and selling local meat, but are you making a profit doing so? Matt LeRoux will walk participants through the recently updated Cornell Meat Pricing Tool and the supporting marketing techniques needed to command prices that deliver a profit in every channel. For those familiar with the Meat Pricing Calculator, this workshop will provide more hands-on training than in previous years. Matt LeRoux, Ag. Marketing Consultant, has nearly 20 years of experience serving farms through Cornell Cooperative Extension,…

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Massachusetts Beekeepers Association: Annual Spring Conference

March 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online MA United States

Dr. Cameron Jack and Dr. Sarah Wood will be featured at this year’s Spring Meeting. Also providing updates will be Dr. Kim Skyrm, MDAR’s Chief Apiary Inspector and Hannah Whitehead from UMass Extension. This is a great opportunity to “see” these outstanding speakers without having to travel! Dr. Cameron Jack obtained his Master’s degree at Oregon State University where he conducted research on the honey bee gut pathogen Nosema ceranae. He received a Ph.D. at the University of Florida under…

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10th Annual Soil, Plant, Organic Methods Course

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - March 21 @ 6:00 pm
Online MA United States

A two day, four-class spring course for farmers, gardeners, and others interested in the world of soil, plant biology, and organic methods . Register here. The goal of this class to to demystify the natural processes that govern your farming or gardening system. Have you ever been befuddled by why your farm or garden behaves the way it does? Have you ever felt uncertain about how the fertilizer or compost you're using may or may not benefit your farm and…

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Managing Food Quality and Safety

March 23 @ 9:00 am - March 30 @ 1:00 pm
Online MA United States

Hosted by CISA and created and presented by Food Safety specialists and educators, this course is a remote 3-session program designed specifically to address product development and food safety issues faced by small value added food processors. Throughout the course, we will introduce the food science basics, important considerations when developing a new food product, share key elements required for product labeling, and provide an overview of key regulatory requirements for small and emerging food businesses. This course is ideal for specialty…

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Financial Considerations for Your Farm Succession Planning: Taxes, Viability and Retirement

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Are you unsure who will take over your farm? Feel like your family needs to start talking, but you don't know where to start? Have questions about passing on the farm that you don't know how to answer? This webinar series is an opportunity for farmers and farm families to learn the basics of farm succession planning, how to get started, where to find advisors and additional resources, ask questions of succession planning experts, and get support on this challenging…

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2021 Grain Growers Conference

March 23 @ 12:30 pm - April 9 @ 2:00 pm
Online MA United States

Join us for our 2021 Grain Growers Conference – Out of the Box Webinar Series! University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program and Northern Grain Growers Association are bringing the Grain Growers Conference to you! Three virtual programs are being offered, over the course of three weeks, with a series of videos, presentations, and even hands-on activities, each highlighting a specific grain crop in the Northeast. Sign up for a single program or all three! The Culture of…

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Legal Considerations for Your Farm Succession Planning: Business Entities, Estate Planning

March 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Are you unsure who will take over your farm? Feel like your family needs to start talking, but you don't know where to start? Have questions about passing on the farm that you don't know how to answer? This webinar series is an opportunity for farmers and farm families to learn the basics of farm succession planning, how to get started, where to find advisors and additional resources, ask questions of succession planning experts, and get support on this challenging…

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April 2021

2021 New England Farm to Institution Summit

April 1 @ 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Online MA United States

100% virtual, on the first three Thursdays of April: April 1, 8, 15, 2021. The Northeast Farm to Institution Summit strengthens the regional food system by celebrating and supporting the role of institutions as anchors in the region. By bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders in a collaborative process, the summit generates ideas and connections that advance the ability of the Northeast to support viable farm, food, and sea businesses and healthy, just communities. The Summit welcomes both newcomers…

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The Changing Landscape of Soil Health

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States

Part of the University of Maine's Spring 2021 Climate & Ag Webinar Series. Register for this individual webinar here. Developing state soil health initiatives – Tom Gordon, MPA  Tom Gordon is a conservation specialist in the Commissioner’s Office of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry. His focus areas include: soil health policy, Soil & Water Conservation Districts coordination, climate issues for natural and working lands, and drought response. Maximizing the soil carbon sink:  factors impacting carbon sequestrations and greenhouse…

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2021 New England Farm to Institution Summit

April 8 @ 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Online MA United States

The Northeast Farm to Institution Summit strengthens the regional food system by celebrating and supporting the role of institutions as anchors in the region. By bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders in a collaborative process, the summit generates ideas and connections that advance the ability of the Northeast to support viable farm, food, and sea businesses and healthy, just communities. The Summit welcomes both newcomers and pioneers on the forefront of the farm to institution movement to share their…

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Practical Recommendations for Improving Brassica Insect Pest Management

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States

Register here. Are you stuck in a flea beetle funk? Caterpillars got you confused? Are your sprouts under aphid attack? Ready to level-up your insect management in brassicas!? Extension researchers with the Brassica Pest Collaborative will share some of their tips and tricks for improving control of these pernicious pests in organic and conventional systems. Short presentations on management each of the following pest will be followed with your Q&A. Featuring: -Faruque Zaman, Cornell Coop Extension, on Cabbage Root Maggot…

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CISA Annual Meeting

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online MA United States

Register here. Join CISA to reflect on lessons from a pandemic year and what it means for the future. We’ll talk about the shortcomings that this crisis revealed in our food system, the ways that local farmers, advocates, and legislators stepped up to keep our communities fed, and new opportunities and challenges that face us as we head into 2021. Panelists: Philip Korman, CISA Executive Director Margaret Christie, CISA Special Projects Director Jo Comerford, MA State Senator, Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester…

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AFT Free Range Conversations: Tom Vilsack

April 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online MA United States

Register here. Join American Farmland Trust President and CEO John Piotti and Special Guest Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for a teletownhall on Wednesday, April 14 at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET. They will discuss the benefits for farmers and ranchers provided by the American Rescue Plan. They will also look ahead to where the Department of Agriculture is headed, with a focus on regenerative practices and the importance of agriculture in the fight against climate change, the need to recruit a diverse next…

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2021 New England Farm to Institution Summit

April 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States

100% virtual, on the first three Thursdays of April: April 1, 8, 15, 2021. The Northeast Farm to Institution Summit strengthens the regional food system by celebrating and supporting the role of institutions as anchors in the region. By bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders in a collaborative process, the summit generates ideas and connections that advance the ability of the Northeast to support viable farm, food, and sea businesses and healthy, just communities. The Summit welcomes both newcomers…

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Pasture Management in a Changing Climate

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States

Part of the University of Maine’s Spring 2021 Climate & Ag Webinar Series. Register for this individual webinar here. Adapting our farms to changing climate – C. Alan Rotz, PhD, PE Al Rotz is an Agricultural Engineer with USDA-ARS. His work has included development of the Integrated Farm System Model (IFSM), and sustainability analysis of beef and dairy production and adaptation of farming systems to climate change. He has decades of experience working with the East Lansing Cluster of the U.S.…

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Spring 2021 Pre-NOSB Meeting

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States

The National Organic Coalition Pre-NOSB meeting will be held virtually this spring on Thursday, April 15 from 1 pm to 5 pm ET. This meeting serves as a public forum for diverse stakeholders to discuss some of the most urgent and challenging issues impacting the organic community. The virtual meeting will include updates from organic farmers, a DC organic policy update, information about petitions and materials that are under review by the NOSB, and breakout sessions on hot topics (see below).…

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A Pig and a Garden: Fannie Lou Hamer, Agricultural Cooperatives and the Black Freedom Movement

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Keynote address with author Dr. Monica White, associate professor of Environmental Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison In the late 1960s, internationally renowned activist Fannie Lou Hamer purchased forty acres of land in the Mississippi Delta, launching the Freedom Farm Cooperative (FFC). A community-based rural and economic development project, FFC would grow to over 600 acres, offering a means for local sharecroppers, tenant farmers, and domestic workers to pursue community wellness, self-reliance, and political resistance. Life on the cooperative farm…

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Virtual Ag Trivia Night

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online MA United States

Massachusetts Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee, 4-H and Dr. Weston Brown are hosting a virtual trivia night on April 19 at 7 p.m.! Come test your knowledge of agriculture…from the comfort of your own home! There will be 4 rounds of 10 questions each, all relating to agriculture. The live video will start at 6:45 p.m. to give everyone a chance to get situated. We’re going to start asking questions at 7:00 p.m. There will be a link to…

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National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meeting – Virtual

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
Online MA United States

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) typically meets twice per year. During meetings, the NOSB listens to public comments, hosts expert panels, discusses agenda items, and then votes on recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture in a public forum. With input from the National Organic Standards Board and the organic community, NOP will hold the NOSB Spring 2021 Meeting live online, instead of in-person. This allows the Board to move forward with deliberations as scheduled in an open and public…

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Climate Change & On-Farm Water Management

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online MA United States

Part of the University of Maine’s Spring 2021 Climate & Ag Webinar Series. Register for this individual webinar here. Maine’s changing precipitation climate – Sean Birkel, PhD Sean Birkel is a Research Assistant Professor and the Maine State Climatologist based at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute. He uses climate modeling and data visualization to better understand climate variability and future impacts. Sean developed ClimateReanalyzer.org, and works with academic and government partners to provide climate information and weather data…

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Marketing in a Pinch: Quick Fixes for the Busy Season

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Spring is here, and so is the busiest time of year for many farmers, market managers, and other food system workers. When you have so many things on your To Do list, social media maintenance and online marketing can fall by the wayside. Join Mieko Ozeki of Radiance Studios, LLC to discuss the quickest and most effective marketing strategies to adopt during the growing season. She'll share low-input and high-reward choices that will elevate your existing marketing practices, or help…

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Pollinator Protection Policy

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online MA United States

What is the state of protecting pollinators through policy change? Join us as we have an insightful discussion with NOFA/Mass’s Policy Director Marty Dagoberto and Mireille Bejjani, Western Massachusetts Community Organizer for Community Action Works, co-facilitators of the Community Pesticides Reduction (CPR) network. This webinar will double as the monthly meeting of the CPR network and give all attendees a chance to plug into community-scale efforts to protect pollinators as part of the state and national movement. Hope to see…

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May 2021

Getting Ready for Pick Your Own – Do’s and Don’ts for the Upcoming Season

May 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States + Google Map

Join growers and ag service providers from the Northeast for an interactive discussion about what is working and what is not as we prepare for the upcoming pick-your-own season. Come ready to share your experiences and questions! Featuring: Deb Colitas from Valley Fruits & Veggies and Digital Network Superstar in the Lehigh Valley of PA Claudia Schmidt from Penn State Extension Lisa Chase from University of Vermont Extension And YOU! This is the first agritourism zoom café in a series…

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Moving Local Food System Bills Forward: Healthy Incentives Program

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States

Do you want to: Understand how to read legislation? Learn advocacy tips to help bills get passed? Help build advocacy efforts around key bills? Then join the Massachusetts Food System Collaborative for our upcoming series of Advocacy 102 sessions on key local food system bills under consideration in the Massachusetts Legislature. The Zoom-based workshops begin on April 22 at 4:00 pm and will continue weekly through June 10. These will be working sessions for those with experience in the fields…

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Moving Local Food Systems Forward: The Commonwealth’s Food System

May 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States + Google Map

Do you want to: Understand how to read legislation? Learn advocacy tips to help bills get passed? Help build advocacy efforts around key bills? Then join the Collaborative for our upcoming series of Advocacy 102 sessions on key local food system bills under consideration in the Massachusetts Legislature. The Zoom-based workshops begin on April 22 at 4:00 pm and will continue weekly through June 10. These will be working sessions for those with experience in the fields the bills address,…

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Virtual Rally + Day of Action for Local Businesses

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online MA United States

The Virtual Rally and Digital Day of Action for Local Businesses in MA is an opportunity to AMPLIFY the voice of small business, UNDERSTAND policy proposals and ENGAGE with elected officials. Small businesses, their employees and their loyal customers are invited to learn about some of the most important policy measures introduced on Beacon Hill aimed at helping with their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. You will also hear directly from local businesses across Massachusetts how these measures would impact…

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MFBF Solar Partnership Webinar

May 19
Online MA United States

MFBF has partnered with Clearway Community Solar to expand the adoption of solar power to our members through a roofless solar subscription program: Community Solar. With Community Solar, you can support local solar energy to the Commonwealth without installing panels on your property and with the benefit of a savings guarantee. Plus, for every MFBF member that enrolls, Clearway will make a $150 donation back to the MFBF to support our programming. Join one of two webinars on May 19…

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Farm Financing and Access to Credit

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online MA United States

Please join us for a webinar on Wednesday May 19th at 7:30 PM EDT. Chris Laughton, Director of Knowledge Exchange at Farm Credit East will present on “Farm Financing and Access to Credit.” He will cover farm financing for both new and established farms, including various sources of capital, credit scores, how loan decisions are made, how to apply for a loan or approach a lender, and will give an overview of FarmStart, an innovative program from Farm Credit East to…

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Moving Local Food System Bills Forward: Supporting the Commonwealth’s Farmers

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States + Google Map

Do you want to: Understand how to read legislation? Learn advocacy tips to help bills get passed? Help build advocacy efforts around key bills? Then join the Collaborative for our upcoming series of Advocacy 102 sessions on key local food system bills under consideration in the Massachusetts Legislature. The Zoom-based workshops begin on April 22 at 4:00 pm and will continue weekly through June 10. These will be working sessions for those with experience in the fields the bills address,…

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Resources for Small Food Businesses

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online MA United States

A MONTHLY PANEL SERIES Join us for a virtual conversation each month about local food and nutrition topics with farmers, entrepreneurs, journalists, chefs, and more! Hoping to start a new small business or take your business in another direction? Join our panel of experts to learn about resources that can help you grow your business, expand your product line, or take things in a new direction. Lauren Abda is the Founder and CEO of Branchfood, the largest community of food…

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Moving Local Food System Bills Forward: Food Donations

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States

Do you want to: Understand how to read legislation? Learn advocacy tips to help bills get passed? Help build advocacy efforts around key bills? Then join the Collaborative for our upcoming series of Advocacy 102 sessions on key local food system bills under consideration in the Massachusetts Legislature. The Zoom-based workshops begin on April 22 at 4:00 pm and will continue weekly through June 10. These will be working sessions for those with experience in the fields the bills address,…

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June 2021

Cultivating Farm and Food Safety for Visitors — Guided Video Tours of Two Farms

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online MA United States

Join Mary Saucier Choate, Food Safety Field Specialist from University of New Hampshire Extension; John Moulton of Moulton Farm in Meredith, NH; and Nancy Franklin of Riverview Farm in Plainfield, NH to discuss visitor safety practices on their popular farms. We will share video footage and discuss their practices and policies, from handwashing stations to dog policies to curbside pickup. Learn what these two different and very popular farms do to keep visitors safe. This session is part of a…

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Moving Local Food System Bills Forward: Equity in Agriculture

June 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Do you want to: Understand how to read legislation? Learn advocacy tips to help bills get passed? Help build advocacy efforts around key bills? Then join the Collaborative for our upcoming series of Advocacy 102 sessions on key local food system bills under consideration in the Massachusetts Legislature. The Zoom-based workshops begin on April 22 at 4:00 pm and will continue weekly through June 10. These will be working sessions for those with experience in the fields the bills address,…

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Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts Annual Conference

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online MA United States

On June 4th, the 31st Annual Conference from The Sustainable Business Network of MA (SBN) will feature an exciting and diverse array of dynamic local and national leaders who are aligned with SBN’s mission and are making an impact every day with their work. Join us virtually as we address a range of topics from local business support and community development, to local food and sustainability, and racial equity and equitable economies. Find speakers, schedule, and registration link here.

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HIP Outreach and Advocacy: What role can my organization play?

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online MA United States
Healthy Incentives Program logo

Do you work with SNAP clients? Join us for this free session on zoom to better understand how you can support the work of local food organizations and advocates across the state to promote the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) among your clients and in your communities. Organized by Project Bread and led by partners at Regional Environmental Council, The Food Project, Groundwork Lawrence, MA Food System Collaborative, and Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition, this session is intended for anyone working with…

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Moving Local Food System Bills Forward: In-State Meat Inspection Programs

June 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Do you want to: Understand how to read legislation? Learn advocacy tips to help bills get passed? Help build advocacy efforts around key bills? Then join the Collaborative for our upcoming series of Advocacy 102 sessions on key local food system bills under consideration in the Massachusetts Legislature. The Zoom-based workshops begin on April 22 at 4:00 pm and will continue weekly through June 10. These will be working sessions for those with experience in the fields the bills address,…

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