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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 […]

Harvesting Hope: Building Climate-Resilient Farms in The Berkshire-Taconic Region

Berkshire Botanical Gardens Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Stockbridge, MA, United States

Regional experts and farmers will convene for a panel discussion addressing the impact of climate change on local agriculture, the adaptive measures adopted by Berkshire-Taconic farmers, and the contributions of Berkshire Agricultural Ventures to these efforts. This event is hosted by Berkshire Agricultural Ventures and the Roaring Brook Family Foundation.


Nuestros Finqueros Training Enterprises: Perennial Crops

24 Jones Ferry Rd, Holyoke

Nuestras Raíces invites commercial producers, beginner farmers, gardeners, veterans, youth, and other interested community members to join our free farmer training program! In our September workshop, we will learn about various perennial crops!


Avoid Compaction: Plant Garlic Into Your Cover Crop!

Freedom Food Farm 471 Leonard St., Raynham, MA, United States

Register here! Are you looking to optimize your on-farm cover cropping systems and identify opportunities to decrease the compaction of your soil?  Planting garlic or a variety of other foods into your cover crop is a great way to optimize your fields, decrease the compaction levels of your soil, and increase the nutrient availability. During this […]

$30 – $70

Basics of Starting Your Business


This free presentation will help entrepreneurs start a business plan and provide structure to starting and managing their venture. Topics will include: Introduction and need for planning Basic business plan format Choosing your legal form of organization Marketing, market planning and research Cash flow projections Financial statements Financing There will also be an overview of […]


Labor-Movement Workshop at Old Friends Farm

Old Friends Farm Amherst

The Safe Labor Movement Workshop covers better body mechanics and movement patterns in order to decrease injury potential, increase efficiency and extend career longevity. Time will be spent practicing four basic movement patterns: hinge, squat, push and pull, along with kneeling patterns, rotation and core stability. Each participant will leave with tips to improve their overall movement health + wellness. 

This workshop is coordinated and led by Labor-Movement with Support from CISA. The event will be held at Old Friends Farm in Amherst, MA. 


Soil Health Field Walk at Atlas Farm: Tillage-Reduced Cover Cropping and Planting Methods for Brassicas

Atlas Farm 635 River Rd Deerfield, MA 01342

Join Gideon Porth of Atlas Farm and Julie Fine of American Farmland Trust for a field walk exploring innovative approaches to tillage reduction on organic farms. Gideon will showcase the initial results of two trials. One trial is utilizing multiple cover crops, including oats and peas, followed by buckwheat, to prepare for no-till transplanting fall […]

Employment Law Basics


Farm employment law feels intimidating but with just a few key rules and operating principles, the farm or ranch business can navigate this potential minefield with confidence. This webinar will teach the fundamentals of farm employment law including classifying workers and the obligations of every farm employer. Folks will learn where they need to learn […]