- May 9
AgCom Boot Camp "Bee Informed!” - 6:00 - 8:00 pm - West Brookfield Town Hall, 2 East Main St., West Brookfield, MA. Presented by MA Association of Ag Commissions (MAAC). Facilitators: Frank DiLuna, Esq., Murtha Cullina, LLP, Legal Advisor for MAAC, MDAR Chief Apiary Inspector, Kim Skyrm, and Taryn LaScola, Acting Director of Crop and Pest Services Division. Discussions on disease, foraging, pesticides, and hive health.Two pesticide credits will be awarded. Free of charge. Email Steve at email@example.com with questions.
- May 12 Annual Massachusetts Envirothon - Hopkinton State Park, 164 Cedar St, Hopkinton - Bay State teens to focus on invasive species – The spread of species to new regions of the globe has been an essential feature of biological evolution and the development of ecological communities. In the past century, however, the magnitude of change and ecological disruption has increased dramatically. For the past school year, high school students across the Bay State have been researching the role of human activity in the spread and control of invasive species as they participate in the Massachusetts Envirothon environmental education program. massenvirothon.org.
- May 12
EPA Worker Protection Standard Train-the-Trainer Course for Organic and Non-Certified Pesticide Users - 8:00 am - 11:00 am - Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell Rd, Route 9, Hadley. All farmworkers must be trained under the EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS) if your farm uses any pesticides, including , those approved for organic production and other general use pesticides. The agricultural worker employer is responsible for complying with all components of WPS including the training of farmworkers. This training can only be provided by an individual who has a pesticide certification license or has attended an approved EPA WPS Train-the-Trainer workshop.Learn more and to register, please click here.
- June 18
Mass Bee Field Day 2016 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Massachusetts Beekeepers Annual Meeting - University of Massachusetts Agronomy Farm, River Road, Deerfield, www.franklinmabeekeepers.org/event/mass-bee-field-day-2016/