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February 2017

CISA Winter Workshop Series: Farm Financing — Credit, Capital, and Cash, Oh My!

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holyoke Community College Kittredge Center, Room 303,
303 Homestead Ave
Holoyke, MA 01040 United States

Looking for help exploring financing opportunities for your farm? This session will provide information on the range of loan programs and business assistance that farm lenders and service providers offer, how different lenders work together, and what they each look for in applicants.  Participants will be invited to take part in brief “speed-dating” meetings with lenders for personalized assistance.

Presenters: Farm Credit East, Farm Service Agency, Equity Trust, The Carrot Project, PVGrows

This is the fifth in our eight session Winter Workshop […]

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New date: CISA Winter Workshop Series: Growing People — Constructive Conflict Resolution

February 22 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Northampton Senior Center,
67 Conz St
Northampton, MA, MA 01060 United States

Note: this workshop has been rescheduled for February 22nd.

For most of us, conflict can be a loaded word; it’s something we shy away from. Disagreements will arise on the farm and, when handled well, can result in more effective communication and stronger relationships. During the height of a farm season, it is especially critical to maintain a balanced work environment. This is the second of a two-part series where we will discuss how to approach conflict on the […]

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March 2017

CISA Winter Workshop Series: To Diversify or Not to Diversify? And How?

March 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holyoke Community College Kittredge Center, Room 303,
303 Homestead Ave
Holoyke, MA 01040 United States

Market fluctuation due to over saturation of farms, unforeseen weather issues, and changes in consumer demands all affect how farmers determine what to grow, where to sell it, and how to price their product. This workshop is for farmers who are interested in market diversification as a path to farm sustainability and profitability. We will use marketing channel assessment tools to project the potential outcomes. Come prepared as this class is interactive; we will look at real farm examples and […]

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CISA Winter Workshop Series: Land Tenure — Alternatives to Ownership and Negotiating a Lease

March 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holyoke Community College Kittredge Center, Room 303,
303 Homestead Ave
Holoyke, MA 01040 United States

This workshop will explore the alternatives to land ownership and the advantages and challenges to these specific arrangements. Learn how to negotiate and craft lease agreements and build good relationships with all stakeholders as business people and land stewards. We will also discuss where to find additional support based on your specific land needs and situations.

Presenters: Rachel Murray and Kathy Ruhf – Land For Good

This is the seventh in our eight session Winter Workshop series, Mapping Out Your Farm’s Future: […]

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CISA Winter Workshop Series: Grant Essentials — Opportunities & Approaches

March 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holyoke Community College Kittredge Center, Room 303,
303 Homestead Ave
Holoyke, MA 01040 United States

Grants are great for exploring and expanding new markets, building alt-energy structures, and exploring farm viability. Determine if a grant is the right source for you. This presentation will help you understand, develop, and submit successful grant applications. We will discuss a wide range of grants as well as a more detailed presentation of SARE and MDAR programs. The Kitchen Garden will talk about their process in applying for and receiving grant funding for various projects.

Presenters: Melissa Adams of MDAR, […]

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