Spring is coming!
CISA's 2016 Annual Report

CISA's first-ever digital Annual Report is online! Read all about our work over the past year, including updates on CISA's Emergency Farm Fund, our 'Local Food for All' campaign, and more.
It's CSA sign-up time! 
Next Barn Over Farm, Hadley
Thinking about signing up for a farm share this summer? Now is the time! Want to learn more about them? We explored the topic of Community Supported Agriculture in our most recent guest column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Farm labor and immigration

This month, a group of local farm owners organized a meeting to discuss farm labor, immigration, and current policies. We've gathered articles and interviews about this meeting on our press page.

Read more about it.
CISA is hiring!

Program Coordinator, Farm Business Support
Responsibilities include developing and implementing technical assistance opportunities for direct-market farmers, implementing HIP (Healthy Incentives Program) retailer outreach, carrying out the day-to-day activities for these programs, and supporting development of new programs. Resume review begins April 19th.

Find full job description.
Representatives from MA Buy Locals meet with Senator Adam Hinds
Ag Day at the State House

On April 4th, CISA staff, farmers, and agriculture advocates from all around the state went to Boston to talk with legislators about the needs of the farming community.

Read about CISA's legislative priorities here.
Save the Date for Valley Gives

On Tuesday, May 2nd, CISA is joining with non-profits all around the region for Valley Gives, a day of philanthropy. Save the date, and consider us for your support!

Details on Valley Gives.
Welcome to CISA's newest board members

We're pleased to welcome two new members to CISA's board. Amy Klippenstein is co-owner of Sidehill Farm, a dairy farm and yogurt company in Hawley. Ronn Johnson is President and CEO of Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services in Springfield, a non-profit that provides a range of community services.

Full board bios.
Upcoming CISA workshops and events

Farmers and Local Hero businesses, we've got a lot of workshops and events coming up! Our Spring Meet & Greet is on Monday, plus a HIP retailer sign-up day, a food safety workshop, and more.

See schedule.
Quick Links

Check out our press page for news stories about local farms and local agriculture, along with our weekly interview series on WRSI, monthly column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, and more!
Go to press page

Farm tours, film screenings, workshops, special local meals -- there's always something happening in the Valley!
Go to events listing

Job opportunities, land, equipment.
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