November

  • November 2

    Massachusetts Cultivated Blueberry Grower’s Association Annual Meeting - Harvey’s Conference Center, 68 Hopkinton Rd., Rte. 135, Westborough, MA. Association has been in existence since 1944 and is devoted to the development of the cultivated blueberry industry in all its phases: propagation, culture of bushes, harvesting and marketing. It fosters co-operation among its members in solving problems of growing and marketing cultivated blueberries.Please join us as an active member this year ($20 per family per year) and come hear Andrew Radin, URI’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences agricultural extension agent in sustainable agriculture, speak about soil nutrition and soil analysis and what those results mean regarding the health of blueberry bushes and how leaf tissue testing may be useful. RSVP at http://www.elharvey.com/contact/.

  • November 3

    Succeeding with Grass-Fed Beef: Human Health, Carbon Sequestration, and Farm Viability - Heifer International, Rutland, MA, 9:00 am to 5:15 pm. Would you like to build the health of your soil, produce great meat, improve your family's health, and combat climate change? You can do all of this, and make a profit, by raising 100% grass-fed beef!  One-day conference with Ridge Shinn. An expert in grass-fed-and-finished beef production, Ridge will share with us the critical lessons he has learned. no grain ever. Benefit from Ridge's years of experience in every aspect of beef production: from herdsman, Vice President of a slaughterhouse, to importer of New Zealand breeding stock. Currently he is developing an operations model for large-scale production of 100% grass-fed-and-finished beef in the Northeast. For more info and to register, visit www.nofamass.org/events/succeeding-grass-fed-beef.

  • November 5 & 6

    Farming with Nature: Improving Soil Health on Vegetable Farms - Farmers who grow vegetables, fruit and field crops, are invited to attend a free workshop that will help them improve their soil’s capacity to function as a vital living system that sustains plant, animal and human health. 

    Wednesday, November 5, 9:00 am - 2:45 pm, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 867 North Pleasant St., North Amherst, MA.To register, please download the Amherst workshop flyer and complete the registration form on the second page. The form may be completed electronically and submitted via email by clicking the button above the registration form. To register by mail, send form to USDA-NRCS, 195 Russell St., Suite B-6, Hadley, MA 01035. If you have any questions or need special accommodation for this workshop, contact Aimee Annichiarico at 413-585-1000, x113 or aimee.annichiarico@ma.usda.gov.

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    Thursday, November 6, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center Street, Dighton, MA. To register, please download the Dighton workshop flyer and complete the registration form on the second page. The form may be completed electronically and submitted via email by clicking the button above the registration form. To register by mail, send the form to BCCD, 84 Center St, Dighton, MA 02715 by November 1st.

  • November 5 - 6

    Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo - Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA. Join other growers and retailers for the largest nationally recognized floriculture industry show in New England! The biennial Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo is co-sponsored by New England Floriculture, Inc., a group of grower representatives from the Northeast, augmented by University and Cooperative Extension staff in each state who specialize in greenhouse crops and management. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn, share and connect with industry professionals. http://negreenhouse.org/index.html

March

  • Agriculture Day at the Statehouse - 10-2pm -flyer pdf format of Agriculture Day at at the Statehouse - Save the Date