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October, 28 2014

Farmer-Landowner Mixer in Williamstown, MA

Are you a…farmer seeking land? Landowner looking for a farmer to farm your land? Farmer thinking about transitioning to the next generation or owner? Check out this Farmer-Landowner Mixer for light supper, beer and networking. The mixer will connect farmers seeking land with established farmers and farmland, and provide information and resources to sustain and increase farming in the Berkshires. To spark connections, we will begin with a panel featuring: Kathy Ruhf, Land For Good Martha Bryan, Greater Berkshire Agriculture Fund,…

Venue: Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation
Address:
671 Cold Spring Rd., Williamstown, MA United States

October, 29 2014

Farmer-Landowner Mixer in Great Barrington, MA

Are you a…farmer seeking land? Landowner looking for a farmer to farm your land? Farmer thinking about transitioning to the next generation or owner? Check out this Farmer-Landowner Mixer for light supper, beer and networking. The mixer will connect farmers seeking land with established farmers and farmland, and provide information and resources to sustain and increase farming in the Berkshires. To spark connections, we will begin with a panel featuring: Kathy Ruhf, Land For Good Martha Bryan, Greater Berkshire Agriculture Fund,…

Venue: (Above Rubiner’s)
Address:
264 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA United States

October, 30 2014

The Role of Co-operatives in Local Food Systems Development

It’s National Co-operative month! Join national cooperative leaders and development specialists for an engaging webinar on how co-operatives have benefited food supply chains and played a critical role in developing local and regional food systems. Moderated by: Andrew Jermolowicz – Associate Deputy Administrator, Co-op Programs, USDA Rural Development Presenters: Elanor Starmer – National Coordinator, USDA “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” Initiative Jim Barham – Agricultural Economist, Co-op Programs, USDA Rural Development Margaret Bau – Co-operative Development Specialist, USDA Rural…

November, 01 2014

NH Assoc. of Conservation Commissions Annual Meeting

Register Now for the 44th Annual Meeting on November 1, 2014 at Laconia Middle School. This year’s theme is Inspiring Young Conservationists and will focus on how to get more young people involved in the conservation movement and to get inspired by young people doing great work. Check out the conference schedule, read up on our workshops, share the conference brochure and poster with your fellow commissioners and don’t forget to register before October 22nd for best pricing!

Venue: Laconia Middle School
Address:
150 McGrath Street, Laconia, NH 03246 United States

November, 03 2014

Succeeding with Grass-Fed Beef: Human Health, Carbon Sequestration, and Farm Viability

Would you like to build the health of your soil; produce great meat; improve your family’s health; and combat climate change? You can do all of this—and make a profit—by raising 100% grass-fed beef. Check out this one-day conference with Ridge Shinn, an expert in grass-fed-and-finished beef production, who will share with us the critical lessons he has learned. Click here for more information.

Venue: Heifer International
Address:
216 Wachusett Street, Rutland,

November, 04 2014

Connecticut’s Soil Health Workshop

This workshop is designed to benefit regulators, policy makers, municipal, regional and state officials, to help them understand the importance of healthy soil. It will focus on the continued capacity of the soil to function as a vital living system that sustains plant, animal, and human health. Healthy soils rich in organic matter drain better, have greater disease resistance, and better water holding capacity in times of drought. Click here for more details.

Venue: Scout Hall Youth Center
Address:
28 Abbe Road, East Windsor, CT 06088 United States

NH Direct Marketing Conference for Agriculture and Natural Resources Businesses

Building new markets or expanding established ones? In either case, one rule prevails: know your customers. In this conference, learn how to retain and expand your customer base and markets. Hear fresh ideas from, and network with, New England professionals and growers who share your passion — and your concerns here. Click here for more info.

Venue: Holiday Inn
Phone: (603) 224 - 9534
Address:
172 North Main St, Concord, NH

November, 05 2014 – November, 06 2014

Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo

The biennial Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo is co-sponsored by New England Floriculture, Inc. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn, share, and connect with industry professionals. Attend stimulating educational workshops on a wide range of topics by industry experts. Visit with innovative exhibitors during dedicated tradeshow time to gather information on products and services that will benefit your business. Share ideas and build relationships, and make important face-to-face connections with others in the floriculture industry. Early bird registration deadline has been…

Venue: Mass Mutual Center
Address:
1277 Main Street, Springfield, United States

November, 06 2014

Food Hubs: Bringing Communities Together

The Farm to Institution Food Hub project is looking to create meaningful discourse on the topic of establishing a food hub within New Hampshire to bring local food to institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes and colleges. By facilitating discussions between farmers and institutions, we are hoping to understand the challenges and benefits that farmers and institutions face when participating in a food hub and in supplying and utilizing local food. – See more at: http://nofanh.org/nofa-event/food-hubs-bringing-communities-together/#sthash.JkI8jENn.dpuf.

Venue: Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications
Address:
749 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, NH 03109 United States

November, 11 2014 – November, 12 2014

2014 It Takes a Region Conference

The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group will host their 2014 “It Takes a Region” conference in Saratoga Springs this November. The conference will explore some of the tremendous advances made in region-sizing the food system to date, as well as new opportunities for collaboration.  Attendees will explore and address the work of farmers, food hubs, cooperatives, and market innovators, non-governmental organizations and Departments of Agriculture, independent researchers, land grant universities, farmworkers, as well as the efforts of science writers and…

Venue: Saratoga Hilton
Address:
Saratoga Springs, NY United States

November, 13 2014

Product Development Considerations – Beyond the Concept

Do you want to better understand the food safety principles behind your process? Do you need help with product development for your current or future food product? Propel your business to the next level by delving into product development and food safety with Amanda Kinchla, of the UMASS Food Science Department, an expert on HAACP and product development. Click here for more info.

Venue: Western MA Food Processing Center
Address:
324 Wells Street, Greenfield, MA 01301

November, 17 2014

Vermont & NEASDA Host Listening Session for FSMA Rules

Regional Farmers and Food Processors Invited to Attend The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, in conjunction with the Northeast Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NEASDA), will host an open Listening Session on November 17th, 2014, to offer farmers and food processors an opportunity to provide comment on new supplemental rules proposed by the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Attendees will have opportunities to both learn and ask questions during the listening session, which will take place…

Venue: Chase Center of the Vermont Law School
Address:
South Royalton, VT United States

November, 20 2014

Product Development Considerations – Beyond the Concept

Do you want to better understand the food safety principles behind your process? Do you need help with product development for your current or future food product? Propel your business to the next level by delving into product development and food safety with Amanda Kinchla, of the UMASS Food Science Department, an expert on HAACP and product development. Click here for more info.

Venue: Western MA Food Processing Center
Address:
324 Wells Street, Greenfield, MA 01301

December, 11 2014 – December, 13 2014

NEFU’s Fifth Annual Convention

2014 Convention Details  

Venue: Holiday Inn by the Bay
Address:
88 Spring Street, Portland, ME United States

January, 10 2015

NOFA/Mass Winter Conference: Using Livestock to Build a Healthy, Profitable Farm

In this seminar, Greg Judy will discuss setting up a profitable, managed grazing operation from scratch. He will cover each step, including grazing methods, fencing, water, monitoring animal performance, recovery periods, building a litter bank, calving, winter stockpiling, developing your grazier’s eye, drought management, and daily monitoring. Click here for more info.

Venue: Worcester State University
Address:

January, 13 2015

Massachusetts Farm to Cafeteria Conference

The Massachusetts Farm to Cafeteria Conference will provide a forum for individuals working in a variety of roles in the farm to school movement to come together across disciplines to learn best practices, network, and advance farm to cafeteria efforts in Massachusetts. The conference will: Highlight best practices for farm to cafeteria programs in preschools, k-12 and college environments in Massachusetts Provide training on planning and development of integrated farm to school programs that bridge the classroom, cafeteria, and community…

Venue: College of the Holy Cross
Address:
Worcester , MA United States

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
Address:
iCal Import
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