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SEMAP Annual Meeting

November 21, 2019
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Join Southeast Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership for its annual meeting, a celebration of SEMAP's accomplishments in 2019, networking with farmers and allies from across the region, and a presentation of awards for local farms, businesses, and people key to the success of local agriculture in Southeastern Mass.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Young Farmers Conference

December 4-5, 2019
Pocantico Hills, New York, and livestreamed
The 12th annual Young Farmers Conference will offer inspiration and education for beginning farmers from around the world. Select sessions of the Young Farmers Conference will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.
In: Northeast SARE Region, Online

 

Water Reuse For Agriculture: What Growers Need to Know

December 4, 2019
Bel Alton, Maryland
The Charles County Extension Office and CONSERVE: A Center of Excellence at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food, & Health will host a free, half-day workshop for farmers and local officials interested in learning more about using recycled water as an alternative irrigation water source for agriculture. Sessions will cover issues associated with water quality research, new water filtration and treatment technologies, and updates on reclaimed water regulations for Maryland agriculture.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Advanced Farmer Gathering: Collaborating to Improve Your Workforce & Your Soil

December 6-7, 2019
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
PASA presents this free, two-day annual gathering designed for experienced growers and graziers. Learn how you can improve your workforce and fine-tune your soil health management strategies by participating in PASA's formal apprenticeships and community science projects.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference

December 10-12, 2019
Manchester, New Hampshire
The New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference and Trade Show includes more than 25 educational sessions over three 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 issues.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Lehigh Valley Vegetable Growers Summit

December 10, 2019
Easton, Pennsylvania
PASA offers an opportunity to connect with other vegetable farmers in the Lehigh Valley and explore timely issues that can affect the longevity of your farm business. This year's gathering will focus on climate resiliency strategies for farms in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as collaborative marketing strategies for small farms in the region.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Wholesaling to Institutions Training Series

December 16-17, 2019
Scranton, Pennsylvania
This workshop, co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Farm to School Network and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, is designed to help small- to mid-sized farm operations learn how to sell to institutional markets. Participants will learn how to determine if farm-to-school wholesale is a good fit for their businesses, and how to make it a reality. Attendees will be able to build relationships with potential wholesale buyers and learn from experienced wholesale-to-institution suppliers. The workshop will also help farmers assess their finances and discuss marketing strategies for selling to schools and other institutions. The workshop is free to PA Preferred® members.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Northeast Specialty Crop Water Symposium

December 18-19, 2019
Burlington, Vermont
This symposium, which will be co-hosted by the University of Vermont and the USDA Northeast Climate Hub, will be targeted towards researchers, agricultural advisors (e.g., Extension, agency, and private), and industry representatives who work in northeastern specialty crops. The symposium has three overarching goals: Increase shared understanding and knowledge about how climate change will affect irrigated/rain-fed specialty crops in the Northeast, and how water-use efficiency practices can be improved; create opportunities for researchers, Extension, and technical service providers working in different specialty crop sectors to learn from one another; and create opportunities for participants in the Northeast to learn from practitioners from other parts of the United States.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Produce Safety Alliance: Food Safety Training

December 18, 2019
Sligo, Pennsylvania
This seven-hour Food Safety Training course will be facilitated by trainers certified by the Produce Safety Alliance and sponsored by the Pennsylvania Farmers Union and Penn State Extension. This training will review Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and Produce Safety Rule requirements. Participants will also learn how to develop a farm food safety plan.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Western New York Soil Health Alliance Annual Meeting

December 18, 2019
Batavia, New York
The 2019 Western New York Soil Health Alliance Soil Health Workshop and Annual Meeting will feature Steve Groff, Farmer and founder of Cover Crop Solutions, and Maria Harrison, Professor from the Boyce Thompson Institute. Other topics will include using precision agriculture to facilitate soil health management and the potential to increase in your bottom line from soil health management.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Benchmark Your Vegetable Farm Finances

January 9, 2020
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
PASA's Diversified Vegetable Financial Benchmark Study is helping vegetable farmers improve their bottom line. For-profit diversified vegetable operations can participate in the study. During this free workshop, you'll complete a detailed financial survey about your vegetable farm that will take approximately 90–120 minutes. PASA will share highlights and lessons learned from this multi-year study and will later provide you with personalized information about how your business finances compare to farms across Pennsylvania and across the country.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

NOFA Massachusetts Winter Conference

January 11, 2020
Worcester, Massachusetts
The 33rd Northeast Organic Farming Association NOFA/Mass Winter Conference features journalist Carey Gillam as keynote speaker and workshops for beginning, intermediate, and advanced producers. Topics include crop and livestock production, agroforestry, seaweed production, food safety, hemp, and climate resilience.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Empire State Producers Expo

January 14-16, 2020
Syracuse, New York
Session topics at the Empire State Producers Expo include specialty-crop production, organic production, energy efficiency, food safety, and more. The event is presented by the New York State Vegetable Growers Association.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

Got Farm Records...Now What?

January 14, 2020
Blountville, Tennessee
This day-long workshop from the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is designed for existing or would-be operators of a value-added farm business. Using records developed for an example farm with value-added enterprises, presenters will teach how to export the example farm records into a spreadsheet and how to analyze and use them in making business-management decisions.
In: Northeast SARE Region

 

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