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April 2019

CISA Workshop: Serving Social and Economic Justice on the Farm

April 17 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060
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We're sorry! This event is full for the general public. We have some reserved spaces left for farmers. Please email Stevie for more information, with questions, or to RSVP: stevie@buylocalfood.org   How can we contribute to economic and social justice? Many farmers have asked some version of this question before. We are, by nature of our work, invested in our communities. But as you know well, farming is hard, time-consuming work, often with limited financial rewards; aligning our social justice…

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Rites of Spring

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Belly of the Beast, 159 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States

Join us for our take on classic Passover and Easter dishes at our family-style tables. An abundance of food will be featured, including: Spring Parsnips + Carrots w/Almond Granola Maple-Glazed Ham Classic Passover Brisket Asparagus + Coddled Eggs and even more to come… A spring gathering to celebrate renewal and rebirth, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Boston Chapter of Black and Pink, an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Their…

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Managing People: Skill-building for Supervisors and Crew Leaders

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Hadley Sugar Shack, 181 River Drive
Hadley, MA 01035 United States

(Para Español, haga click aquí.) Get the best out of your farm team in 2019! Managing people is a skill that can be learned, much like operating equipment or growing crops. Farmers often expect themselves or their employees to learn such skills on their own, but most of us are not born with people management skills and benefit from coaching. Labor is one of your farm's biggest expenses and greatest assets - how well are you managing it? Join us…

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Gestión de personal: Desarrollo de habilidades para supervisores y líderes de equipo

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Hadley Sugar Shack, 181 River Drive
Hadley, MA 01035 United States

(For English, click here.) La gestión de personal es una habilidad que puede aprenderse como se aprende a conducir maquinarias o a cultivar. Los agricultores generalmente esperan aprender, o que sus empleados aprendan, dichas habilidades por cuenta propia, pero la mayoría de nosotros no nacemos con habilidades de gestión de personal y nos beneficiamos de la capacitación. Súmese a esta serie de talleres de dos partes, dirigidos por Richard Stup de Cornell University, para desarrollar sus habilidades de liderazgo, comunicación…

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Film Screening: Biggest Little Farm

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CISA is partnering with Amherst Cinema for a screening of The Biggest Little Farm, followed by a panel discussion featuring CISA's Margaret Christie, Missy Bahret of Old Friends Farm, and Harrison Bardwell of Bardwell Farm. The film chronicles the experiences of first-time farmers over 8 years. A testament to the immense complexity of nature, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking…

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“Farm Market Table” Storytelling Event

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States

Join the Great Barrington Farmers Market for "Farm Market Table," a night of storytelling to celebrate the power and purpose of food. Local and guest farmers, chefs, and eaters will share their favorite food stoires. Featuring Special guest storyteller Julia Turshen acclaimed food writer and activist, and best selling author of "Small Victories" "Feed the Resistance" and "Now and Again". All tickets sales benefit the Great Barrington Farmers Market SNAP, WIC, and SFMC doubling programs.a night of storytelling at the Mahaiwe…

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Tour and Forage Walk

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tour and Forage Walk at Fletcher Farm 22 Gunn Road ext, Southampton Specialists will discuss wet pasture challenges, plant identification, manure storage and handling, and many other topics Click here to register. Contact Sam Glaze-Corcoran, coordinator for the southern New England Grazing Network, by phone or email: 978-855-3242 or samanthaglaze@rocketmail.com for more information.

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Nutritional management of pasture raised animals

April 29 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Monday, April 29, 2019 8:30 am to 1 pm | Nutritional management of pasture raised animals Topics: Pasturing versus confinement systems, nutritional challenges of raising animals on pasture, multi species grazing, forage quality A certificate of participation from University of Connecticut Extension will be awarded to each person who completes the three classroom workshops and at least one of the field workshops. Register for any or all of the workshops at https://goo.gl/forms/sFIqmM2oxieDkTdg2 or by emailing jean.king@uconn.edu. Winter weather policy: February…

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