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March 2022

Farm Succession School

March 29 @ 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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Good Grazing Practices

March 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Good Grazing Practices with Sarah Flack Tuesday, March 29th, 2022 5:00 – 6:30pm $10 members/$15 non-members This workshop will cover the basic principles of good grazing management systems, first from the perspective of the plants, and then from the perspective of the livestock. We will discuss how to monitor pastures and animals in order to maximize dry matter intake from pasture and use grazing to improve pasture quality and productivity. We will discuss how to use different stocking densities, pre…

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Make Your Land Available for Farming: Free webinar series for landowners

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As a landowner, when you make land available for farming you help secure a future for farming in your community. Farmers are looking for land—from a small vegetable plot to livestock or crops. Productive, sustainable uses for all or parts of your property can bring many rewards! Farming and non-farming private landowners and their representatives (real estate agents, etc): • Understand your land’s potential for farming • Learn what goes into a good farming arrangement • Explore strategies for making…

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April 2022

Make Your Land Available for Farming: Free webinar series for landowners

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As a landowner, when you make land available for farming you help secure a future for farming in your community. Farmers are looking for land—from a small vegetable plot to livestock or crops. Productive, sustainable uses for all or parts of your property can bring many rewards! Farming and non-farming private landowners and their representatives (real estate agents, etc): • Understand your land’s potential for farming • Learn what goes into a good farming arrangement • Explore strategies for making…

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Making a Livelihood on the Land

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Making a Livelihood on the Land: A live, on-site workshop for new or aspiring farmers Friday April 22, 2022 9am to 5PM At Seeds of Solidarity Farm and Education Center, Orange MA Application required, read on for link (due 4/1 or sooner!) Sliding scale (powered by generosity) Seeds of Solidarity is excited to host this workshop at their successful small vegetable farm created on land many deemed un-farmable, and in a low wealth community. The paradigm of farming on expansive…

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May 2022

Listening Session on the Massachusetts Farmland Action Plan

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

You are invited to attend a Listening Session on the Massachusetts Farmland Action Plan. All who are interested in supporting farming and access to farmland in Massachusetts are encouraged to register and attend. This session will be conducted by two Spanish-speaking facilitators. The purpose of the MA Farmland Action plan is to develop state level goals and recommendations for increasing farmland protection, farmland access, food security, and the long-term economic and environmental viability of farms across all regions of the…

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sesión de información sobre el Plan de Acción de Tierras Agrícolas de Massachusetts

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

Por medio de la presente le invitamos a asistir a una sesión de información sobre el Plan de Acción de Tierras Agrícolas de Massachusetts el martes 3 de mayo, de 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.  Esperamos que todas las personas interesadas en apoyar la agricultura y el acceso a las tierras de cultivo en Massachusetts se registren y asistan a tan importante evento.  Esta sesión se llevará a cabo en español. El propósito del plan de acción de tierras agrícolas…

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SNAP training for farm employees (session option 1 of 2)

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Make sure your farm stand and farmers' market staff are ready to accept SNAP this summer by having them attend this SNAP employee training. Employees will learn SNAP basics including what EBT cards look like, what items are SNAP eligible, and how to run a SNAP transaction. Attendees will come away knowing how SNAP works and how to successfully and legally run a transaction on Conduent and TotilPay machines. This training will also cover the SNAP protocols and rules that…

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