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March 2022

Business Planning Virtual Workshop Series: Putting it all together

March 17 @ 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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Exploring the Small Farm Dream: Marketing and Market Channel Evaluation

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Exploring the Small Farm Dream Mondays, 6:30-9pm Zoom March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th This workshop is a partnership between Penn State Extension and Cornell Cooperative Extension/Broome County. If you considering launching a small farm enterprise, but are not sure where to start, this 4-session series will give you the tools to start making choices to determine if farming is right for you. ABOUT THE PROGRAM  The Exploring the Small Farm Dream course (designed by the New England Small Farm Institute and taught…

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Meat Processor Academy

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meat Processor Academy: A virtual bootcamp for independent meat processors who want to take it to the next level. Dates:Tuesday evenings, March 22nd through April 26, 2022. Time: 3-5pm PST/6-8pm EST Six two-hour long classes with one optional class for meat plants that slaughter. Click here to enroll. ABOUT: From the creators of the popular Western Meat School comes a new online short course designed to help meat processors fine-tune their businesses, grow, and thrive. Background:The Niche Meat Processor Assistance…

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

March 23 @ 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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Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Training Webinar

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Training Webinar to be held on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 10:00 AM. Attendee Instructions: Save the Date in your calendar! At the time of the webinar (3/24 at 10:00 AM) please follow this link to join the Microsoft Teams Live Event: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_OWVjOTI5YTYtMjdjYS00MjUxLTg4MGMtZWY3MTRmZjBlN2Y4%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22ed5b36e7-01ee-4ebc-867e-e03cfa0d4697%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22cb8a159e-b6dc-47fb-a797-0b3d4877aa48%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d&btype=a&role=a Save this email! The link provided will be your tool to access a recording of the event after the webinar has concluded. We will be hosting the event in Microsoft Teams Live.…

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Exploring the Small Farm Dream: Next Steps

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$75

Exploring the Small Farm Dream Mondays, 6:30-9pm Zoom March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th This workshop is a partnership between Penn State Extension and Cornell Cooperative Extension/Broome County. If you considering launching a small farm enterprise, but are not sure where to start, this 4-session series will give you the tools to start making choices to determine if farming is right for you. ABOUT THE PROGRAM  The Exploring the Small Farm Dream course (designed by the New England Small Farm Institute and taught…

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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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