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March 2021

7th Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference

March 5 @ 8:00 am - March 11 @ 4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference (UFC) will convene local and regional experts, advocates, and innovators to support urban farming Fri, Mar 5, 2021, 8:30 AM –Thu, Mar 11, 2021, 4:00 PM EST Click here to register and for more information. Purchase your tickets for the 7th Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference today! Early Bird rates ending soon! The Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference (UFC) hosted by the Urban Farming Institute and supported by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), is designed…

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Navigating the Alphabet Soup of Food Safety

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a 1-hour webinar as an orientation to farm food safety. Resources will be provided to help direct you to the next steps for your farm business, big or small. Webinar will be for 1 hour. March 8, 2021 at 10:00am. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with webinar URL. Register here.

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Labor Management on Small & Medium Sized Farms

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - March 11 @ 3:00 pm

Labor Management on Small and Medium Sized Farms An Online Seminar Series Dates: March 9, 10, & 11, 2021, from 2-3 pm ET each day Platform: Zoom Fees: There is no fee to attend, but advance registration is required. Connection info: We will send connection information to everyone who has pre-registered the week of March 1. What: This interactive series will present highlights from recent research and extension projects focusing on labor management and decision-making on small and mid-sized produce…

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Improving Pasture Management for Sustainable Livestock Production

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2021 Tri-State SARE Project Webinar Series Webinar 2: Wednesday, March 10th Webinar 3: Tuesday, March 23rd Webinar 4: Tuesday, April 6th WEBINAR 2 Grazing plan calculations Masoud Hashemi (UMass), Sam Glaze-Corcoran (New EnglandGrazing Network), & Jenn Colby (UVM All webinars will be held from 10 am to 12 noon Webinars are open to service providers and farmers and will be comprised of time for instruction in addition to interactive breakout sessions. By attending all webinars participants will have a sound…

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Backyard Brambles a Virtual Workshop

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$30

Mass Aggie Seminars 2021 'How-To' and Virtual Clinic: this seminar will cover Planting, Early Care, Pruning, Varieties and Diagnostics of brambles. Register online for any of the Mass Aggie seminars by clicking here.  Some workshops have limited space so registering online is more likely to ensure enrollment. If you do not wish to register online, you may print a registration form to mail. Click mass_aggie_mail_in.pdf, and you will open a pdf version of the registration form. You can print this form,…

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Equity, Racism, and Inclusiveness: Examining Farmers’ Markets

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Free (Remote)

Join Liz Wills-O’Gilvie, director of the Springfield Food Policy Council and board chair of Gardening the Community, and Neftali Durán, co-founder of the I-Collective and the Holyoke Food and Equity Collective, as they discuss how equity and racism intersect at farmers’ markets and how markets can be more welcoming and inclusive. Both have extensive experience with farmers' markets as founders, managers, customers, and vendors, as well as in food systems activism and antiracism work. This workshop examines farmers’ markets with…

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Local Wood: Grow, Build, Live Webinar Series … Forest to Cities

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Local Wood: Grow, Build, Live Webinar Series Massachusetts Woodlands Institute*, Northern Woodlands, and New England Forestry Foundation present the Local Wood: Grow, Build, Live webinar series. Join us as we explore examples of how to grow, build, and live with beautiful and sustainable local wood products at different scales—from furniture to homes to institutional buildings. March 17th, 2pm-3:30:  Forests to Cities *The Massachusetts Woodlands Institute is a subsidiary of Franklin Land Trust Forest to Cities: Join us on March 17th…

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Profitable Meat Pricing

March 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

You are raising and selling local meat, but are you making a profit doing so? Matt LeRoux will walk participants through the recently updated Cornell Meat Pricing Tool and the supporting marketing techniques needed to command prices that deliver a profit in every channel. For those familiar with the Meat Pricing Calculator, this workshop will provide more hands-on training than in previous years. Matt LeRoux, Ag. Marketing Consultant, has nearly 20 years of experience serving farms through Cornell Cooperative Extension,…

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