CISA Winter Workshops 2023

Sharing Challenges & Successes in Meat Production: Statewide Farmer Networking

February 15, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join fellow meat and poultry producers to discuss challenges and share ideas related to raising, processing, and selling meat in Massachusetts. This statewide virtual networking event is open to all, but oriented toward small, mid-sized, or homestead meat producers. The event will include a presentation from poultry farmers Kat Chang Laznicka and Peter Laznicka of Reed Farm, followed by an opportunity for casual networking and facilitated group discussion. The conversation will be driven by the participants, but may touch on topics such as meat processing, animal healthcare, pasture management and strategies for meat pricing.

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On-Farm Research: Tillage Reduction at Sawyer Farm

March 6th, 2023 @ 5:00-6:00pm

Over the past several seasons, Sawyer Farm has been successfully growing vegetables directly in a perennial Dutch White clover sod. Lincoln Fishman will explain how the system works, and discuss its benefits and current limitations. He’ll discuss no-till transplanter modifications designed to reduce soil disturbance and weed competition. Join CISA for a presentation and discussion about progress-to-date as well as opportunities for farmers to participate in the research by conducting their own on-farm trials!

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This work is supported by the Beginning Farmer and Ranger Development Program grant no. 2020-70017-32420 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

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