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Reed Poultry Farm: Composting for Business Diversification and Climate Change Adaptation

Reed Farm 136 Russell Street, Sunderland, MA, United States

Farm Tour & Presentation @ 4:00 - 5:00 pm Join Reed Poultry Farm for a look at their new composting enterprise that adapts to climate change by diversifying income streams and reducing farm waste. Reed Poultry Farm received an adaptation grant from CISA last year and used it to attend the Maine Compost School to […]

Setting Goals for a Food Business / Estableciendo objetivos para una empresa de alimentos


Register here! Whether you’re starting, growing, or taking on a leadership role in a food business, you get to define what you want your success to look like. Join Stevie Schafenacker, independent farm and food business advisor, for an interactive online workshop about different approaches to goal setting for food businesses. We’ll talk about how to […]


Developing a Business Plan/Desarrollo de un plan de negocios


Register here! Are you ready to turn your food business dream into a plan? Come learn about how to research, estimate, and pull together all the pieces of a business plan in this online workshop presented by Stevie Schafenacker, independent farm and food business advisor. We’ll spend most of our time focusing on creating a plan […]


Making a Value-Added Food Product: The Essentials / Elaborar un producto alimenticio con valor agregado: lo esencial


Register here! Looking to take local produce and turn it into jam, salsa, or something else? This workshop is for you. Join the folks from the Massachusetts Agriculture Innovation Center and the Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center for an overview of what it takes to make a value-added food product. We’ll cover some food safety basics, options for where […]


¡IMPUESTO 101 2023! TAX 101 2023!

Nuestras Raices 329 Main Street, Holyoke, MA

¡Prepare el Anexo F para los impuestos de 2023! CAMBIO DE FECHA: Miercoles, 10 de enero, 5:30-7pm ¡Registrar aquí! Este taller tiene como objetivo enseñar a los agricultores los fundamentos de la elaboración de presupuestos y el mantenimiento de registros con el objetivo de poder ser agricultores de acuerdo con la ley de Massachusetts. Le […]


Grant Writing for Farmers

Southwick Library 95 Feeding Hills Rd, Southwick, MA, United States

Come learn about grants available for farmers and how to write a strong proposal. CISA staffer Margaret Christie will review a couple of current or expected grant opportunities and share some basic resources to prepare you to apply for funding for your farm, plus answer your questions. Register here. Date: Tuesday, January 30, 6:30 pm […]


2-in-1 Food Safety Workshop

CISA Office 1 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA, United States

Registration for this workshop is now closed. If you would like to join the waitlist, please email We will open spots to those on the waitlist if any registrants withdraw from the course. Are you a restaurant owner or a food business employee who needs their ServSafe Certification? Participate in our 2-in-1 Food Safety […]


Networking and Grants Showcase for Local Farmers

Crimson & Clover Farm 215 Spring St, Florence, MA

Register here! Get to know your fellow farmers and join us for an evening of networking and free pizza at the newly renovated barn at Crimson and Clover Farm! In the first half hour, Nate Frigard of Crimson and Clover will speak on implementing and leveraging large grant funds on his farm, including the Matching […]