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Northeast Regional Food Business Center – Quarterly Webinar


Register here! The kickoff of our 2024 webinar series at the Northeast USDA Regional Food Business Center is Monday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET, we will be welcoming university researchers, governmental agency representatives and community-based leaders to discuss critical needs and economic development opportunities within our local and regional food systems. […]


2024 Peer Learning Circles for woman-identifying farmers


You’re invited to participate in a unique, virtual collaborative learning environment for woman-identifying farmers to connect and share challenges and opportunities at this crucial stage in farm growth. These women-centered “Learning Circles” are based on a peer-based learning model that brings together small groups to share and learn from each other. Refreshingly different from typical […]

Farm Property Insurance Basics


Register here! Running a farm or ranch business often depends on buildings, equipment, vehicles, and supplies for day-to-day success. If these valuable resources are lost or damaged, it can be devastating to profitability. Different types of property insurance can help address this risk, but only if the farmer clearly understands how these products work. Does […]


Business Basics: Getting Started / Aspectos básicos del negocio: Primeros pasos


Tuesday March 26th 5:30-7pm, online How do you set up a new farm or food business? Eyad Salha from Valley Community Development will share a roadmap for your first few years of starting up. We’ll talk about business planning, financial planning, entity structures and how to best set yourself up to succeed. We’ll even dive […]


MA Farm Succession School

Berkshire Athenaeum 1 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA, United States

This is an opportunity for senior generation farmers - with or without identified successors - to talk with peers, learn from advisors, and get support on the challenging process of farm succession and transfer planning. Click here for more information. MDAR partners with Land for Good to offer their Succession School to provide farmers and […]


Fundamentals of Organics: Greenhouse Production

Atlas Farm 635 River Rd Deerfield, MA 01342

Join UMass Extension, NOFA/Mass, and Gideon Porth of Atlas Farm next Wednesday for the next workshop in our Fundamentals of Organics series. In this session, Gideon Porth, the owner of Atlas Farm, will share his experiences growing transplants with different systems as he has scaled up over the last 20 years, troubleshooting issues common in […]

Container Garden Design

Berkshire Botanical Gardens Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Stockbridge, MA, United States

Acquire knowledge of the skills required for beautiful and successful container gardens with Jenna O’Brien, owner of Viridissima Horticulture and Design. Get to know the plants that thrive in containers and how to care for them. This class will cover practical aspects of gardening in containers with style throughout the New England garden season. Consider […]


Developing Climate Resilient Water Management Plans for Diverse Cropping Systems


Because of climate change, it can be more difficult than ever to plan for meeting the water needs of your crops. Answering questions around the nuances of crop water needs, how to identify and utilize appropriate water sources, and how to know if your water supply will be sustainable into the future are all becoming […]