December

  • December 4 & 5

    Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual Meeting, Hotel UMass, Amherst, MA. Join your neighbors and friends in celebrating Massachusetts agricultural industry and the successes of the state’s largest general farm organization.This two-day event is where Farm Bureau members establish policy for the upcoming year, attend workshops and learning sessions, enjoy good food and entertainment and a bit of rest and relaxation away from the farm. Details here.

  • December 10

    Greenhouse Vegetable Production in Containers -Sturbridge Publick House, 277 Main Street, Route 131, Sturbridge, MA, 9:30 am to 3:45 pm. Educational program on container grown greenhouse vegetable production (tomatoes, greens and cucumbers).Growing Greenhouse Tomatoes and Greenhouse Cucumbers in Containers, Perfecting Biocontrol in Greenhouse Vegetables, Growing Bench-top Greens, Diseases and Disorders of Greenhouse Tomatoes, Cukes and Greens, Grower to Grower Panel with Brad Clegg, Four Town Farm, Dave Volante, Volante Farms. Registration: Two contact hours for pesticide re-certification. Details here.

January 2015

  • January 13

    3rd Massachusetts Farm to Cafeteria Conference - College of the Holy Cross, Worcester. This conference brings together farm to cafeteria advocates – farmers, food service professionals, educators, policy makers, public health advocates, community organizers, youth leaders and more – for a day long event with workshops and panel discussions addressing a wide variety of farm to school topics including: local foods procurement and promotion, experiential food and nutrition education, food, farm, and nutrition policy, growing for the institutional market, state, regional, and local networking. www.massfarmtoschool.org.

  • January 10

    28th 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 Greg Judy, a rotational grazier and carbon sequestration advocate. Complete details and registration here.

  • January 27

    MFGA holds its annual one day Winter Meeting for members and non-members. Always include prominent speakers within the industry and provide a few workshops. Pesticide credits are available. Updates here.

February

  • February 25 and 26

    Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade Show - Sturbridge, MA - The New England State Departments of Agriculture, in cooperation with agricultural organizations across the region, graciously invite you to attend this biennial conference and trade show. This unique marketing conference offers New England growers sessions on new marketing ideas, promotion, business planning, ag-tourism, managing farmers’ markets, agriculture commissions, and more. There will be multiple educational and networking opportunities along with a Trade Show. Pencil this in your calendar and look for details in the coming months! Save the Date postcard jpg format of Harvest New England - Save the Date 
harvestnewengland.org

  • February 26

    Plant Nutrition and Organic Certification for Greenhouse Crops - D&D Farms Inc., 32 Hudson Rd., Stow, MA - 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. Fertilizing Container Grown Crops with Water Soluble Fertilizers, Growing Spring Crops Using Organic Fertilizers, Organic Certification for Greenhouse Container Crops. Printable Program and Registration Form

March

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