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2021

May 

  • May 16 - No-Till Tools for Small Scale Farmers - working on a small to medium scale vegetable farm and interested in the tools you can use to minimize tillage and transition to no-till? Visit Long Life Farm to learn from farmers Laura Davis and Donald Sutherland. Discuss the practices and tools being used on their farm and the effect they’ve had on the health of their soil over the past 4 years. Details here.

  • May 18 - Rebuilding Massachusetts Meat Processing Infrastructure - 7:30pm - Learn about: MFBF’s Farmer Survey of slaughter and processing needs in the Commonwealth. Funded through the Commonwealth’s Food Security Infrastructure Grant, the results of this survey are intended to provide detailed insights as to the needs of farmers in Massachusetts regarding slaughter and processing. Several bills have been filed on Beacon hill to help facilitate rebuilding our local and regional meat infrastructure. Details here.

  • May 18 - Food Waste Solutions for Businesses Webinar - 2:30 pm - Businesses, restaurants, and event planners all over the country are discovering that recycling and composting can be easier than they thought and can cost the same – if not LESS – than throwing it all in the trash!  Learn how to potentially save operational costs and impress your customers by minimizing your food waste and lowering your carbon footprint. This event is ideal for your business, restaurant, community agency, faith-based organization, food processing facility, or residential facility. Details here.

  • May 19 - Farm Financing And Access To Credit - MA Farm Bureau and Farm Credit East - 7:30pm - Covers farm financing and access to credit. Chris Laughton, Director of Knowledge Exchange at Farm Credit East will cover farm financing for both new and established farms, including various sources of capital, credit scores, how loan decisions are made, how to apply for a loan or approach a lender, and will give an overview of FarmStart, an innovative program from Farm Credit East to invest in new and beginning farms in Massachusetts. Details here.

  • May 27 - Rebuilding Massachusetts Meat Processing Infrastructure - 7:30pm - Learn about: MFBF’s Farmer Survey of slaughter and processing needs in the Commonwealth. Funded through the Commonwealth’s Food Security Infrastructure Grant, the results of this survey are intended to provide detailed insights as to the needs of farmers in Massachusetts regarding slaughter and processing. Several bills have been filed on Beacon hill to help facilitate rebuilding our local and regional meat infrastructure. Details here.

June 

  • June 4 - Building Local, Green, and Fair Economies - We're All in this Together! Join Sustainable Business Network (SBN) for its 31st Annual Conference that will focus on local, green, and fair economies! Details here.
  • June 4 - New England Honey Bee Update, Lunch and Learn Series - Join the New England states Apiary Inspectors to get the latest updates on honey bee health and seasonal management recommendations for ensuring healthy colonies. Come with questions. Details here.
  • June 12 - Honey Bee Education Days - Summer Management - Virtual - 10am-12pm. Join the MDAR Bee Team to tour live working honey bee colonies, hands-on demonstrations of hive management techniques, and exposure to the latest knowledge on how to best sustain healthy honey bee colonies in Massachusetts. Free and open to all. Details here.

July 

  • July 10 - Honey Bee Education Days - Pests, Parasites and Pathogens - Virtual - 10am-12pm. Join the MDAR Bee Team to tour live working honey bee colonies, hands-on demonstrations of hive management techniques, and exposure to the latest knowledge on how to best sustain healthy honey bee colonies in Massachusetts. Free and open to all. Details here.
  • July 30 - Massachusetts Food Policy Council Meeting - Details here.

August

  • August 6 - New England Honey Bee Update, Lunch and Learn Series - Join the New England states Apiary Inspectors to get the latest updates on honey bee health and seasonal management recommendations for ensuring healthy colonies. Come with questions. Details here.
  • August 14 - Honey Bee Education Days - Fall Management - Part l  - Virtual - 10am-12pm. Join the MDAR Bee Team to tour live working honey bee colonies, hands-on demonstrations of hive management techniques, and exposure to the latest knowledge on how to best sustain healthy honey bee colonies in Massachusetts. Free and open to all. Details here.
  • August 28 - Honey Bee Education Days - Honey Extraction - Virtual - 10am-12pm. Join the MDAR Bee Team to tour live working honey bee colonies, hands-on demonstrations of hive management techniques, and exposure to the latest knowledge on how to best sustain healthy honey bee colonies in Massachusetts. Free and open to all. Details here.

September

  • September 11 - Honey Bee Education Days - Fall Management - Part ll -  Virtual - 10am-12pm. Join the MDAR Bee Team to tour live working honey bee colonies, hands-on demonstrations of hive management techniques, and exposure to the latest knowledge on how to best sustain healthy honey bee colonies in Massachusetts. Free and open to all. Details here.

October 

  • October 1 - New England Honey Bee Update, Lunch and Learn Series - Join the New England states Apiary Inspectors to get the latest updates on honey bee health and seasonal management recommendations for ensuring healthy colonies. Come with questions. Details here.
  • October 9 - Honey Bee Education Days - Winter Prep - Virtual - 10am-12pm. Join the MDAR Bee Team to tour live working honey bee colonies, hands-on demonstrations of hive management techniques, and exposure to the latest knowledge on how to best sustain healthy honey bee colonies in Massachusetts. Free and open to all. Details here.

 

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