Have a new enterprise you would like to pursue on your farm? Looking to update old infrastructure? Have a great idea you’d like to trial? Learn about funding opportunities and resources for vegetable farmers in Massachusetts including grants, crop insurance, low interest loans, and business management support. Representatives will be available to discuss options from NRCS, RMA, MDAR, SARE. Attendees will complete a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) Analysis with the experts on hand and leave the workshop with resources to enhance their farming enterprises.
- Tom Smiarowski, UMass Risk Management
- Paul Russell, UMass Risk Managment
- Representatives from:
- USDA – Farm Service Agency (FSA)
- USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
- Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)
- Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
$30, includes lunch and parking. Limited to 25 attendees. Pre-registration required: Click here to register for this event online. To register by phone, please call the UMass Vegetable Program at (413) 577-3976.
Mail payment or pay at the door. Bulk payments may be made if you are attending more than one workshop in this series or if you are paying for multiple attendees. Please make checks out to “UMass” and send to:UMass Extension Vegetable Program
230 Stockbridge Rd.
French Hall Room 306
Amherst, MA 01003