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Attention Growers! Leave winter school ready for a Commonwealth Quality Program (CQP) audit and the peace of mind that you are prepared to handle the requirements of: the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), EPA Worker Protection Standards (WPS), Nutrient Management Regulations, and changes in Employment Law. Get up to date on research and IPM practices important to vegetable growers and gain a competitive advantage in a heavily regulated market. Each farm will get detailed support in developing food safety and […]Find out more »
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 […]Find out more »
Richard Wiswall’s experience from farming full time for the last 35 years, coupled with his thirst for appropriate farm business strategies, gives a hard-to-find authenticity to his workshops. Richard will lead this full day workshop focused on making a profit, record keeping strategies, building budgets, and improved financial management for your farm. Beginning and seasoned farmers alike will benefit, and share in some eye opening results. Registration required.Find out more »
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 […]Find out more »
Join experts, educators, and scientists from the University of Massachusetts, University of Vermont, University of New Hampshire, and the University of Maine at an event organized and presented by UMass Extension.
The objective of this event is to provide research-based information on the use of hayfield and pasture.
Managing Alfalfa/Grass Mixtures for High Quality
Extending Grazing Opportunity Through Summer Annuals
Take Your Pasture and Hayfield to the Next Level
Strategies for Implementing Double Cropping of Winter Grains
Please contact Kelly Kraemer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-545-5221 for exhibitor or […]Find out more »
About the Conference
Whether you’re a professional farmer, a backyard gardener, or just curious about locally grown food, this is the event for you! Each year, the lineup includes workshops for the general public as well as info-packed sessions for farmers and gardeners of all experience levels.
Registration includes a locally-sourced lunch and at the Resource Fair you’ll learn about local organizations and businesses that provide services and products to help you grow, whether you’ve got a hundred acres or a couple of […]Find out more »
This course helps aspiring and beginning farmers assess and manage a variety of risks that a farmer will face as they operate their enterprise. Throughout the six-week period, topics essential for operating a viable farm business will be discussed, including insurance coverage, types of business structures, and tax information.Find out more »
Are you considering starting an agricultural enterprise in Massachusetts? The “Explorer” courses are intended for those considering farming as a (small) business. Its purpose is to help pre-venture, aspiring farmers learn what it will take to start and manage their own agricultural enterprise. Explorer makes use of four, guided group sessions and a farmer panel of those who have already done what you are contemplating. It is based on an acclaimed workbook developed in partnership with NESFI and presented by […]Find out more »