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Tillage Reduction Systems and Equipment: Living Mulch and Strip-Till

Atlas Farm trial fields 595A River Rd, Deerfield, MA, United States

Register here! Come check out Atlas Farm's 3 acre experiment with strip-tilled winter squash in a perennial clover living mulch, and living clover/rye pathways in five acres of tomatoes. We'll look at a no-till drill, strip-till equipment, and strip-cultivation equipment. Atlas Farms' trials have implications for tillage reduction and soil health for conventional and organic […]

Free

Woven Roots Farm: Hand Scale Farming and Community Care

Woven Roots Farm 12 McCarty Road, Tyringham, MA, United States

Situated on 10 acres, our farm has 2.5 acres in cultivation in a permanent bed, hand-scale farming system. This system is managed by a dynamic team of 10 farmers that grow over 70 different crops throughout the year. Our produce, herbs, and flowers connect with over 250 families annually, mostly through our low/no-cost solidarity share […]

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We the Land: A Gathering For Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian, SWANA & PoC Earth Workers, Land Stewards & Farmers

Smith College Campus Center 100 Elm St, Northampton, MA, United States

We The Land! A Gathering For Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian, SWANA & PoC Earth Workers, Land Stewards & Farmers will take place on August 2nd-4th 2024 at Smith College in Northampton, MA.  We the Land! is an invitation to our community to join us for a weekend of knowledge exchange, grassroots organizing, celebration, and ceremony and marks the Northeast Farmers of […]

$15 – $550

Water & Climate Change Twilight Meeting at Bardwell Farm

Bardwell Farm 49 Main St, Hatfield, MA, United States

Register here! Join UMass Extension and CISA for a climate-themed twilight meeting at Bardwell Farm in Hatfield, MA! Lisa McKeag will share findings from her recent water quality survey of farms around MA and discuss potential impacts of weather and climate change on ag water quality. Harrison Bardwell will show off his new automated irrigation […]

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The Benefits and Pitfalls of Borrowed Land – Resource Sharing and Leasing Land for your Farm

Many Forks Farm 1360 River Rd, Clarksburg, MA

Molly Comstock, formerly of Colfax Farm, and now the new steward of Many Forks Farm, has leased land four different times and locations during her farming career. We will tour the farm and have a brief discussion of the growing practices here and how they are tied to secure land access. We will then take […]

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Brookfield Farm: Business Management and Tractor Cultivation

Brookfield Farm Hulst Rd, Amherst, MA

This visit will be an overview of the major areas of business management that we rely on to make our farm economically functional. We will cover planning (including budgeting), bookkeeping & accounting, marketing, insurance & administration, communication (website, email, and database). We will consider this a “survey” and give lots of information on all of […]

Free

Twilight Meeting: Climate Impacts on Weed Management and Soil Health

UMass Crop & Livestock Research & Education Farm 89 River Rd, South Deerfield, MA, United States

Register here! How are climate change and hotter temperatures affecting our soils? Often, practices like reducing tillage and cover cropping are recommended to improve soil health, reduce risk of topsoil loss and enhance resilience to drought and flood—practices that can also affect weed management. UMass Extension will discuss general impacts of climate change on soil […]

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