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August 2018

UMass Extension Vegetable Program Research Tour and Round Table

August 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UMass Crop & Animal Research Center, 89-91 North River Rd.
South Deerfield,

Event date/time: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm Event location: UMass Crop and Animal Research and Education Farm This event was originally scheduled for Tuesday 8/14 but has been postponed to Thursday, August 16 due to rain. Featuring presentations on the following research topics: Cucurbit downy mildew resistance in cucumbers - Sue Scheufele Pollinator protection in butternut squash - Sue Scheufele Mulches for flea beetle control in brassicas - Sue Scheufele Natural predators of cabbage aphid - Sue…

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Nutrition’s Role in Sustainable Livestock Production Practices

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
UMass Amherst Hadley Farm, 11 North Maple STreet
Hadley, MA 01035 United States

A workshop series for agricultural service providers and farmers on nutrition and its direct link to the health and well-being of animals Topics: Pasture walk that shows pasture rotation to control/reduce parasite activity in sheep and goats, discussion and demonstration of the fecal methods employed to test animals for parasitic activity, FAMACHA scoring, Body Condition Scoring goats

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Twilight Meeting: Reduced Tillage and Transplanters for Vegetable Farmers

August 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wards Berry Farm, 614 S. Main Street
Sharon, MA United States

Event date/time: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm Event location: Ward’s Berry Farm Featuring: Farmer Jim Ward and his reduced till vegetable cropping systems, which he has practiced for over 10 years with the help of an Unverferth Deep Zone Tiller Davidian Farm’s two-row Monosem vacuum precision planter mounted with Dawn Biologic roller crimpers (first ones in the state!) the UMass Research Farm’s grain drill and roller crimper and Brookdale Fruit Farm’s new line of no-till transplanters from…

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September 2018

Growing Hemp in MA: Opportunities for Farmers & Others

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
John W. Olver Transit Center, Allen Meeting Room, 12 Olive St
Greenfield, MA

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG), MA Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), and CISA invite you to this workshop for farmers, local officials, and others. Growing and refining hemp (which refers to strains of cannabis plants and products made from it used for industrial purposes, such as to make textiles, CBD oils, or other consumer products) is now legal in Massachusetts, and following the passage of new state legislation, there is new information for…

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Bringing Visitors to the Farm: Warm Colors Apiary

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Warm Colors Apiary, 2 South Mill River Road
South Deerfield,
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Warm Colors Apiary is a 2018 Local Hero Awardee in part, because of their commitment to educating the community about the world of beekeeping through workshops and multi-day classes. From the curious enthusiast to the serious beekeeper, Dan and Bonita have hosted people on their farm since the turn of the 21st century. Please join them at their farm this September to hear about how they coordinate and manage their educational programming as well as the annual Honey Festival (it’s…

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October 2018

Bringing Visitors to the Farm: Warner Farm

October 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Warner Farm, 23 South Main Street
Sunderland, MA 01375 United States
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Where Women Gather: A Celebration of Women in Agriculture

October 26 - October 28
Omni Hotel, 155 Temple Street
New Haven, CT United States

Dates:October 26, 2018 to October 28, 2018 Location(s): Main Conference Meeting Space Omni Hotel 155 Temple Street New Haven, CT. 06510 Breakout Rooms & Vendor Symposium Gateway Community College 20 Church Street New Haven, CT. 06510 Contracted Hotels: Room reservations are not included in registration rate. Please contact the hotels directly in order to reserve a room for your stay. Omni Hotel at Yale University (Pending) Courtyard Marriot New Haven (Pending) The Study at Yale (Confirmed) Please register online at:…

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November 2018

Field Notes

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Academy of Music, 274 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States

Local food and farming will take the stage this November at the Academy of Music for Field Notes: Local Food Stories. This is CISA’s first ever local food storytelling event and we can’t wait to hear the real life experiences of the folks who grow, cook, sell, and eat the local food that we all love. Join us as we shine a light on the many ways that local food and farming has impacted lives – in ways big and small…

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