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January 2022

MDAR: Growing Your Farm Business Planning Course 

January 11 - March 22
$200.00

Growing Your Farm is a hands-on course to help established farmers develop a business plan and financial projections for their farm business.

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Responding to Change, Pivoting for Profitability: Session 1: Better Bookkeeping

January 31 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join farmer and Carrot Project business advisor and lead trainer Cian Dalzell for one of two, four-session online training series. This training is designed to provide you skills and support for both short and long term improvement in business operations and financial security. Sessions can be mixed and matched to fit your schedule. Wednesday Jan 12, 2022 or Monday Jan  31, 2022 Understanding and evaluating what’s going on in your business starts with having good records – and you want to…

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February 2022

Business Planning Virtual Workshop Series: Marketing Basics

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Business Planning Virtual Workshop SeriesFinancial, Marketing & Risk Management Planning Geared to New, Beginning & Expanding Vegetable & Small Fruit Producers All Sessions (6), Thursday Evenings 7:00 - 9:00 pmJanuary 27, February 3, 17, 24 & March 10, 17 •Are you thinking about starting your own farm?• Are you a beginning farmer and wonder what’s out there for assistance to fund capital improvementsand upgrade your equipment?• Where can I go to get production advice/information?• Do you want to upgrade your…

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Responding to Change, Pivoting for Profitability: Session 2: Evaluating Options and Making Plans

February 7 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join farmer and Carrot Project business advisor and lead trainer Cian Dalzell for one of two, four-session online training series. This training is designed to provide you skills and support for both short and long term improvement in business operations and financial security. Sessions can be mixed and matched to fit your schedule. Session 2: Evaluating Options and Making Plans Wednesday Jan 19, 2022 or Monday Feb 7, 2022 Use your records to figure out  what really makes you money and…

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Taking your farm financial recordkeeping to the next level

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This is the first of CISA's three-workshop series on "Farm financial management: taking it to the next level." Click here for information about this workshop series. It’s not too late to register! This session will help you optimize your chart of accounts setup, tease apart which parts of your farm are and aren’t making money, and use your financial statements for more strategic farm decision making. Learn how to draw key information from your farm’s profit and loss statement and balance…

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Soil Management in Response to Climate Change

February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Soil Management in Response to Climate Change with Jim Schultz; owner of Red Shirt Farm, Lanesboro, MA Thursday, February 10, 2022 5:00 – 7:00 pm $10 members/$15 non-members Droughts, floods, high winds, increasing temperatures, intensified storms, shifting seasons and more diseases and pests. As farmers we have always had to contend with the vagaries of weather but climate change has upped the ante. What strategies can we employ to meet the daunting challenge of producing food in a changing climate?…

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Responding to Change, Pivoting for Profitability: Session 3: Adjusting

February 14 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join farmer and Carrot Project business advisor and lead trainer Cian Dalzell for one of two, four-session online training series. This training is designed to provide you skills and support for both short and long term improvement in business operations and financial security. Sessions can be mixed and matched to fit your schedule. Session 3: Adjusting Wednesday Jan 26, 2022 or Monday Feb 14, 2022 A budget is simply a numerical representation of your plan for the year. Even if your…

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Farm Succession School

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$100

Farm Succession School Three Tuesdays - February 15, March 8, and March 29, 2022 - Greenfield, MA MDAR is hosting Land For Good’s Farm Succession School for Massachusetts farmers this winter! This is an opportunity for senior generation farmers to talk with peers, learn from advisors, and get support on the challenging process of farm succession and transfer planning. Are you unsure who will take over your farm? Feel like your family needs to start talking, but you don't know…

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