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March, 11 2015

Vermont Organic Dairy Producers Conference

UVM Extension’s Northwest Crops & Soils Program and NOFA Vermont’s Organic Dairy and Livestock Technical Assistance Program invite you to the 5th Annual Vermont Organic Dairy Producers Conference!  Keynote speakers are Dr. Roger Moon, a veterinary entomologist at the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Guy Jodarski, staff veterinarian for Organic Valley.  A farmers panel will share information about robotic milking systems on their organic pasture-based farms, and transitioning to no grain feeding. Cost is $25 per person; register at uvm.edu/extension/organicdairy

Venue: VT Technical College
Randolph, VT

NOFA-NH: Five Steps to a Food Justice Farm

Raising good food in our economy isn’t easy.  You care for your soil, your crops and animals, and you bring food to your community at the best prices you can while striving to make living wages for yourself and your staff.  Join the movement of family-scale farms who are following Food Justice guidelines, and demonstrate to your customers and staff that you follow best practices when it comes to running a fair and safe business.  Elizabeth Henderson will guide you…

Venue: NH Audubon McLane Center
84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH

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, 18 2015

11th Annual Grain Growers Conference

“Grains in a Diversified Farming System” is the 2015 conference theme. Paul Muller of Full Belly Farm (California) will keynote the conference with a presentation on how their farm has integrated growing grains into their dynamic vegetable operation. We will hear how he and his farm partners have blended grains into their crop rotations and about their direct marketing approach.   We will also hear from Scott Fisk from the University of Oregon who will present research on the barley breeding…

Venue: The Essex Resort

March, 28 2015 – March, 29 2015

Just Food? Forum on Justice in the Food System

Just Food? will explore the legal, policy, health, and environmental aspects of modern domestic and international food systems, with a focus on the intersection of social justice and food. The conference will bring together scholars, activists, practitioners, and other authorities to discuss the growing concerns that our methods of production, marketing, processing, distributing, and consuming food are not equitable, just, healthy, or sustainable for our communities. Our goal is to educate attendees, empower them to make changes, and engage them…

Venue: Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA 02138

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

April, 06 2015

Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association will take place on April 6 in West Greenwich, RI.  

Venue: Coventry-West Greenwich Elks Lodge
42 Nooseneck Road (Rt. 3), West Greenwich, RI United States

April, 07 2015 – April, 09 2015

Farm to Institution Summit

The 2015 Farm to Institution Summit will bring together leaders from the region who are working to increase use of regionally grown food by schools, colleges and health care facilities. Schoalrships available.

Venue: UMass
Amherst , MA United States

April, 18 2015

Small Fruit Cultivation: Pruning, Propagation & Soil Health

Bug Hill Farm uses marginal land and high tunnels to successfully grow many unusual and native berries. Join us for a small fruit and soil health workshop that will use the farm as a living classroom to explore the role and effect of soil biodiversity and insect and landscape health for fruit cultivation and production. This workshop is for people who already grow or are interested in learning how to grow uncommon small fruits in cooperation with the local ecosystem while improving…

Venue: Bug Hill Farm
502 Bug Hill Road, Ashfield, MA

May, 02 2015 – May, 03 2015

Working with Draft Horses — Weekend Intensive

This workshop will introduce people to draft horses, and is a great beginner course for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of driving horses. The course breaks down the process of driving a Draft into basic steps designed to teach student the type and quality of information that these horses need to do their jobs. The workshop intensive runs over the course of a weekend, May 2–3 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday). For more…

Venue: Just Roots

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

June, 27 2015 – June, 28 2015

Women in Farming — Weekend Intensive

This weekend-long intensive is for women, by women. Basics in Tractor Work Learn the basics of driving a tractor to do farm work, utilizing the front bucket and other implements. Participants will each have an opportunity to drive a tractor and practice techniques. Basic Rough Carpentry and Power Tool Saavy for Women Familiarize yourself and get comfortable with the most oft used farm and homestead power tools. Our focus will be on portable tools used around the land, and building with efficiency…

Venue: Just Roots
Greenfield, MA
iCal Import
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