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February, 03 2015

Webinar on Transitioning to Organic Agriculture

Participate to learn about the new CAP 138 template that is designed to help farmers who are interested in transitioning from conventional farming practices to organic production by addressing the natural resource concerns on their operation. This webinar will describe the three sections of the CAP 138: Resource Inventory; Erosion Control inventory; and Summary Record of Planned NRCS Conservation Practices. The Resource Inventory (section one), when submitted with the optional Resource Inventory Supplement, contains all of the required components of…

February, 05 2015

Webinar: Tools for Finding and Assessing Farmland

Join New Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s Farmland Matching Service for a webinar on tools for finding and assessing farmland in New England. Learn about local and regional resources that can help you identify potential farmland and discover tools that can help you  identify key considerations for careful examination of a site, including conditions and variables that may affect the viability of your farm operation. Presenters include Kathy Ruhf at Land for Good, Ben Waterman at University of Vermont Extension Center for Sustainable…

February, 06 2015 – February, 07 2015

32nd Annual NH Farm & Forest Expo

At “New Hampshire’s Greatest Winter Fair”, there is always something for everyone! Industry Trade Show with Nearly 100 Exhibitors, Free Educational Workshops Open to the Public, Unique NH Made Products, Kidzone for the Kids, Fuzzy and Furry Animals, Lots of Networking and Much More! Click here for more info.

Venue: Radisson Hotel
700 Elm Street, Manchester , NH

February, 10 2015

Legal Services Food Hub Info Session

Learn how the Legal Services Food Hub is connecting farmers and food entrepreneurs with pro bono legal help – and how local lawyers can get involved. Learn how the Hub works. Meet lawyers and farmers who have benefited from its services. Find out how farmers & food entrepreneurs might get assistance. Learn how lawyers can join this growing network. RSVP to Molly Norton, mnorton@clf.org or 617-850-1771.

Venue: Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission
2 Washington Square, 2nd Fl, Worcester, MA

February, 11 2015

Food Policy and Regional Food Systems: Opportunities for Networking across Jurisdictions

Where does your local food policy council fit within the regional food system? Would you like to play a stronger role in both your locality and at a regional level but not sure how? Functioning with limited resources and volunteer members, it can often be easiest for a food policy council to concentrate locally. By understanding the role of local food policy councils within the context of a regional food system, groups can network across geographies to maximize impact and…

February, 19 2015

Webinar: Nuts and Bolts of Farmland Leasing

Join New Entry Sustainable Farming project for a webinar discussing the basic practical details of farmland leasing. Learn about the benefits of farmland leasing, elements of a good lease, finding the “right” relationship with a land owner, and expectations of engaging legal help. Presenters include Kathy Ruhf at Land For Good, Elena Mihaly at Legal Services Food Hub, and Noelle Fogg at New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. To register for webinar, click here.  

February, 25 2015 – February, 26 2015


The Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade show is one of New England’s largest agricultural marketing conferences. The conference was first held in 2007 and takes place biennially.  In 2013, over 825 people attended the two-day conference. 25 breakout sessions organized into five focused tracks, two general sessions, and a full industry trade show with nearly 100 exhibitors was available. A local lunch each day and trade show reception boasted food from local producers, even in the middle…

Venue: Sturbridge Host Hotel
Sturbridge, MA

March, 13 2015

Managing Legal Risk While Scaling Up Your Farm or Food Production Business

A day-long conference with experts in their field to discuss legal implications to your farm and/or food production business. Covering topics such as food safety, financing your business, land use, employment issues, update the Farm Bill and succession planning. For updates and registration information e-mail eboepple@lambertcoffin.com or call 207-370-3013

Venue: Wells Conference Center at UMaine Orono

March, 14 2015 – March, 17 2015

National Farmers Union Convention: Driving the Future of Agriculture

2015 NFU Convention: Driving the Future of Agriculture March 14-­‐17, 2015 Hyatt Regency in Wichita, KS Click here for more information.

Venue: Hyatt Regency
Wichita, KS

March, 31 2015

2015 Massachusetts Agriculture Day

Massachusetts Agriculture Day is the one day a year where MNLA members can come together to focus legislative attention on our industry. On the one hand, it’s a celebration that recognizes the hard work and many diverse products produced across the Commonwealth; but it’s also an important opportunity for us to have our voices heard and make our issues known to the legislative body. We strongly encourage each of you to reach out to your local representatives and let them…

Venue: Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

June, 05 2015 – June, 07 2015

Strolling of the Heifers

The Stroll is not just a parade — it’s a movement. We work year-round to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation at farm and food businesses, to connect people and organizations of many kinds around sustainable living and resilient communities, and to promote the value of local food systems, local thinking and Slow Living. Click here for more info.

Venue: Downtown Brattleboro Vermont
iCal Import
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