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March 2021

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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Fruit Tree Grafting – a Virtual Workshop*

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$50

Mass Aggie Seminars 2021 Many people do not realize that all apple varieties are reproduced by grafting - they are not grown from seed. For horticultural enthusiasts, one of the most satisfying techniques to master is grafting. Wes Autio will present a workshop on “bench grafting” and “cleft grafting” of apple trees. Other grafting techniques will be discussed.  Proper tools and sharpening will not be included. All workshop participants will graft several apple trees to take home!* Register online for…

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Successful Value Add Food Product Development for Farm Businesses: Managing Food Quality and Safety

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Successful Value Add Food Product Development for Farm Businesses: Managing Food Quality and Safety This course, taught by University of Massachusetts Extension educators, is a remote 3-session program designed specifically to address product development and food safety issues faced by small value added food processors. Throughout the course, we will introduce the food science basics, important considerations when developing a new food product, share key elements required for product labeling, and an provide an overview of key regulatory requirements for…

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Improving Pasture Management forSustainable Livestock Production

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2021 Tri-State SARE Project Webinar Series Webinar 3: Tuesday, March 23rd Webinar 4: Tuesday, April 6th WEBINAR 3 Mapping out your grazing plan Jenn Colby (UVM) & Daimon Meeh (NH NRCS) 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 understanding of how to help farmers create…

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Successful Value Add Food Product Development for Farm Businesses: Managing Food Quality and Safety

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Successful Value Add Food Product Development for Farm Businesses: Managing Food Quality and Safety This course, taught by University of Massachusetts Extension educators, is a remote 3-session program designed specifically to address product development and food safety issues faced by small value added food processors. Throughout the course, we will introduce the food science basics, important considerations when developing a new food product, share key elements required for product labeling, and an provide an overview of key regulatory requirements for…

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Farmers’ market manager meetup

March 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Free (Remote)

Farmers’ market manager meetup Thursday, March 25, 3:30-4:45pm CISA invites all Valley farmers' market managers to a remote meetup to touch base as we all gear up for the summer market season. We’ll cover COVID-related PSAs, upcoming funding opportunities, equity resources, customer outreach best practices, plus several other topics to help you as you prep for a successful market season. This is also an opportunity for market managers to hear from each other and share their market's challenges and successes.…

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Successful Value Add Food Product Development for Farm Businesses: Managing Food Quality and Safety

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Successful Value Add Food Product Development for Farm Businesses: Managing Food Quality and Safety This course, taught by University of Massachusetts Extension educators, is a remote 3-session program designed specifically to address product development and food safety issues faced by small value added food processors. Throughout the course, we will introduce the food science basics, important considerations when developing a new food product, share key elements required for product labeling, and an provide an overview of key regulatory requirements for…

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April 2021

Improving Pasture Management for Sustainable Livestock Production

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2021 Tri-State SARE Project Webinar Series Webinar 4: Tuesday, April 6th WEBINAR 4 Refining your grazing plan Daimon Meeh (NH NRCS) & Susan Parry (PA NRCS) 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 understanding of how to help farmers create a grazing plan and/or work…

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