December, 03 2015
Dr. Laura Danly knows the earth is a very special planet. As curator of the Griffith Observatory, a former NASA astronomer and frequent guest on The National Geographic Channel’s “The Universe” and “How the Universe Works,” she’s spent her career studying the cosmos. One of the things that makes earth so special, she says, is its living and life-giving soil. To help focus the world’s attention on this critical resource, Danly will headline the International Year of Soils’ finale event…
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Produce Safety Rule is final. The rule takes effect 60 days after it is published in the Federal Registry. However, depending on the size of a grower’s operation, the rule’s major parts will be phased in over the next two to four years. If a farm operation plans to meet the qualified exemption (food sales averaging less than $500,000 per year and the sales are to qualified end-users) they must start keeping financial records starting…
December, 12 2015
Calling all beginning farmers from New England and beyond! New England Farmers Union is one of a coalition of organizations working to bring together new farmers for workshops, trainings, networking, food, drink, and music. We’ll talk about young farmer organizing and advocacy, anti-racism, co-operatives, and then … have a party. RSVP to the event at this link. And see the Facebook event to arrange a carpool or lodging.
December, 15 2015 – December, 17 2015
New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference and Trade Show will be held December 15, 16, 17 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH and will include more than 25 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special topics. A Farmer to Farmer meeting after each morning and afternoon session will bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in-depth discussion on certain issues. Click here to register and for more information.
January, 12 2016 – January, 14 2016
The State of Maine Agricultural Trades Show takes place every January and serves as a source for agricultural resources and products. Producers and consumers alike visit this three day show to take stock of current programs, new technologies and to gather information on the agriculture industry. This show is sponsored by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and provides promotion opportunities for businesses and organizations on the tradeshow floor. Click here for more information.
January, 22 2016 – January, 23 2016
Industry Trade Show with nearly 100 Exhibitors, Free Educational Workshops Open to the Public, Unique NH Made Products, Kidzone for the Kids, a Winter Farmers Market, Fuzzy and Furry Animals, Lots of Networking and Much, Much More! Click here for more information.