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February 2021

Peaceful Communication on the Farm: Listening Tools to Improve Understanding

February 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Peaceful Communication on the Farm: Listening Tools to Improve Understanding February 15, 2021, from  3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. via Zoom      In the profession of farming, we often focus on improving our skills to cultivate crops or tend animals.  But what about our skills cultivating and tending to farm relationships?  Whether it be interactions with customers, partners, interns, employees, family or friends, communication is the way we keep all of the farm operations running.  Yet, communication isn’t always easy.  Misunderstandings,…

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Get HIP! And Increase Your Clients’ Access to Food

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

A Virtual Class Designed to Help You Explain the Healthy Incentives Program to Your Clients Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYof-2pqzovHtbLTrPAl3fFvoLoH3lhqhPu Come deepen your knowledge of the Healthy Incentives Program, learn strategies for HIP outreach with your clients, and share your own experience with HIP outreach and education! Even if you know all about HIP, there will be a focus on how to effectively communicate HIP to your clients, since the program can be confusing to SNAP customers who have never used HIP…

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How do I prepare for 2021? Session #4: Roadblocks –

February 17 @ 3:00 pm

COVID Round 2: How do I prepare for 2021? Join The Carrot Project for FINAL Training series this winter. We’ll walk you through what you need to be thinking about for adapting and/or growing your business. All sessions will be online beginning at 3PM EST and ending no later than 5 PM February 17- Session #4: Roadblocks – For those who have been in business for at least one season: We’ll talk about what might stop you from using your…

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Get HIP! And Increase Your Clients’ Access to Food

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

A Virtual Class Designed to Help You Explain the Healthy Incentives Program to Your Clients Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpc-2rqD0rGdVuiS3va7sufGZGOX7d_x0q Come deepen your knowledge of the Healthy Incentives Program, learn strategies for HIP outreach with your clients, and share your own experience with HIP outreach and education! Even if you know all about HIP, there will be a focus on how to effectively communicate HIP to your clients, since the program can be confusing to SNAP customers who have never used HIP…

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Improving Pasture Management for Sustainable Livestock Production

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2021 Tri-State SARE Project Webinar Series Webinar 1: Friday, February 19th Webinar 2: Wednesday, March 10th Webinar 3: Tuesday, March 23rd Webinar 4: Tuesday, April 6th WEBINAR 1 Introduction to the development of a simple grazing plan Jenn Colby (UVM), Susan Parry (PA NRCS), & 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…

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Home Orchard Establishment – a Virtual Workshop

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$30

Mass Aggie Seminars 2021 Horticultural topics covered will be the basics of planting fruit trees, including site selection, choice of variety and rootstock, planting best practices, tree training and pruning, fertilization and ongoing fruit tree care. This workshop can be combined with the Four-Part Home Orchard Series  for a reduced price. 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…

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Making Less Risky Business of Wholesale and Institutional Markets

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

March 4th, 2021, Virtual, 2-4 pm  Wholesale and institutional markets can be attractive outlets for farmers at all scales due to relatively low labor and marketing costs. And when schools, universities, and other kind of institutions purchase locally grown food they support rural economies and help make our supply chains more resilient and adaptable. Are you a farmer interested in exploring or connecting to institutional or wholesale markets? Or are you a dining director or procurement manager looking to expand…

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Financial benchmarking for vegetable farmers (session 1)

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This date is one of two working sessions you can choose from: Work session 1: Monday, February 22nd, 5:00-7:00pm Work session 2: Wednesday, February 24th, 1:00-3:00pm Join a learning community of vegetable farmers, and see how your farm stacks up against your peers. Financial benchmarks are key to improving long-term farm viability. They can help you: Track the financial health of your farm from year to year Understand the typical returns from different sales outlets Assess how healthy your business…

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