- December 17 - 19
New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference and Trade Show - Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH. Conference includes 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. There is also an extensive Trade Show with over 100 exhibitors. The steering committee gathers the best speakers from within our region and across the country to tell you about the latest innovations and advances in the fruit and vegetable industry. Almost every session includes both farmers and research or extension personnel, so you are getting the “best of both worlds.” Details and registration: http://newenglandvfc.org/
- December 5 - 6
Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation’s 94th Annual Meeting, Holiday Inn in Taunton, MA. Co-hosted by Bristol & Plymouth County Farm Bureau. Join your neighbors and friends in celebrating Massachusetts agricultural industry and the successes of the state’s largest general farm organization. Details and registration here.
- January 11
27th Annual NOFA/Mass Winter Conference, Worcester State University. This year's Winter Conference will offer a diverse line-up of more than 60 workshops, exhibits by numerous regional vendors, an all-day seminar and keynote by Restoration Agriculture author, Mark Shepard, perennial agriculture and permaculture design expert. Complete details and registration here.
- January 18 - 19
Northeastern Poultry Congress 41st Annual Poultry Show - Big E Fairgrounds,West Springfield.The most spectacular display of poultry in New England is right here in Massachusetts. All varieties of exhibition land fowl as well as waterfowl entered. Exhibitors from all over the country will be vying for the coveted award of Super Grand Champion of Show. There will be over 3,000 birds on display. There are lectures to attend and vendors to buy cool things from. Also very popular with chicken fans is our poultry sales area (sales limited to exhibitors only). Special this year is a book signing by Massachusetts native Jan Brett. The general public is welcome, admission is free. Details and show schedule at poultrycongress.com
- February 5 - 7
New England Grows, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Held every February, New England Grows is renowned for its world-class education offerings and innovative trend spotting. Founded in 1993 by green industry professionals for green industry professionals, the educational conference and exposition gives participants unique access to targeted, industry-specific products, information, education and connections. Details at http://www.newenglandgrows.org.