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Agriculture Industry Calendar

Conferences, workshops, board meetings, and more.

July 

  • July 15 & 16 - Berkshire-Taconic Grazing Tour with Sarah Flack - grazing tour to educate grazing land managers and new graziers about sustainable grazing techniques, to demonstrate different approaches to climate-smart grazing, and to identify opportunities to improve grazing practices. We also intend this tour to be a place for graziers to connect with each other and with conservation technicians, to create ongoing educational and networking value. Details here.
  • July 16 – Online Crop Production Course - For those interested in digging deeper into the enthralling world of sustainable agriculture, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is offering this 9-week Crop Production Course meeting together online on Tuesday evenings. The course will include an abundance of resources and activities to help learners increase their ability to work with nature to grow good food, and it will cover topics including: fostering soil health, greenhouse management, irrigation, nutrient management, cover cropping, pest and disease management, season extension, and more. Details here.
  • July 17 - Field Walk at Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown - Join UMass Extension specialists Sue Scheufele and Maria Gannett for a field walk to identify current pest and weed issues in vegetable crops and discuss their management. Plenty of time for Q&A, discussion, and dinner and refreshments will be provided. Details here.
  • July 23 - Protecting and Promoting Farmland in Your Town - 6:00 - 7:30pm, virtual. A special webinar for municipalities in SE Mass. Topics will include: the case for protecting farmland in Massachusetts, tools to help farmers access farmland, ways to support farmers through town planning, funding sources for permanent land protection, and success stories from southeastern Massachusetts. Details here.
  • July 25 - MNLA's 2024 Down to Earth Summer Conference & Trade Show - Wachusett Mountain, Westminster. Details here.

August 

  • August 2 - Northeast Honey Bee Update: Lunch and Learn Series  - 12:00pm - 1:30pm, virtual. Join the apiary inspectors from New England, New York and New Brunswick, Canada. Opportunity to meet the dynamic group who support apiculture in our region as well as ask questions related to honey beekeeping and get advice from the experts in the field. These events are designed to support the beekeeper journey of ensuring the health, seasonal management and treatment of honey bee colonies. Pre-Registration required.
  • August 2 - Water & Climate Change Twilight Meeting - Bardwell Farm, Hatfield. Climate-themed twilight meeting to share findings on recent water quality survey of farms around MA, as well as Harrison Bardwell will show off his new automated irrigation system, and discuss irrigation practices and funded projects around the farm, and discussion re: climate change impacts on vegetable pests including an on-farm trial for managing Phytophthora blight in peppers. Details here.
  • August 22 - Perennial Plant Symposium - 9am-3:30pm, Garden at Elm Bank, Wellesley. Learn everything you need to know about trends in gardening, horticulture, and landscape design. 4 Speakers | 4 Topics | Tour Opportunity. Details here.
  • August 23 - Honey Bee Education Day at the State Apiaries - Amherst - Honey Extraction - Details here.

December 

  • December 5 - Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Conference - Save the Date - Details here.
  • December 17 - 19 - 2024 New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference - Details here.

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