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January, 06 2015 – January, 09 2015

Better Process Control School

This course will train food processors principles of acidifications, and container closure evaluation programs for low-acid and acidified canned foods as required by FDA regulations in CFR 108, 113 and 114. The purpose of these regulations is to help ensure the safety of consumers by training producers. This course will satisfy both USDA and FDA requirements. Better Process Control School will be taught by faculty members from the Department of Food Science at UMass Amherst. Dr. Sam Nugen, Dr. Julie…

Venue: UMass Campus Center
Amherst, MA

January, 10 2015

NOFA/Mass Winter Conference

​The Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) will hold its 28th Annual Winter Conference at Worcester State University on Saturday, January 10. The conference features over 60 workshops, exhibits, an all-day seminar and keynote by Greg Judy, rotational grazier and carbon sequestration advocate. The conference draws about 1,000 from Massachusetts and neighboring states. 2015 workshop topics include crop production, farm management, health, homesteading, livestock, beekeeping, food justice, policy, skill building, infrastructure, soil, urban/backyard gardening, land access, and organic land…

Venue: Worcester State University

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
Worcester , MA United States

January, 13 2015 – January, 15 2015

The 74th Maine Annual Agricultural Trades Show

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 trade show floor, but also houses various lectures, certification courses and…

Venue: Augusta Civic Center
Augusta, ME

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

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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