- January 16 Sat: Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter Annual Winter Conference Worcester, MA
- January 20 Wed: Quickbooks for Farmers with Ray Belanger North Grafton, MA
- January 21 Thu: Presentation on an Economic Framework for Sustainable Agriculture Kingston, RI
Joel Salatin to present keynote speech "Food from Farms for Families" and all day seminar “Introducing Livestock to your Farm”
Over 40 workshops on organic farming, gardening, landscaping, and sustainable living. Lively exhibit area, NOFA/Mass Annual Meeting, great children and teens program, potluck lunch!
General registration fee $50 with discounts available. Registration for Salatin seminar $115 (includes entrance to entire conference).
Hosted by Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) at the Worcester Technical High School: Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA.
Contact Jassy Bratko at (978) 928-5646 or by e-mail for more information.
Learn the basics of keeping farm records using Quickbooks and then dive into specialized transactions for farm-based businesses, including CSA farm records, buying/selling other farm products, tracking cost centers, and more - easy to export to tax preparation services and quickly complete the Schedule F. The $50 registration fee includes lunch. Email email@example.com to register. Class limited to 15 farm businesses.
Sponsored by MDAR
Hosted by New Entry Sustainable Farming Project at the Brigham Hill Community Farm: Brigham Hill Community Farm 37 Wheeler Road, North Grafton, MA.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org at (978) 654-6745 or by e-mail for more information.
Presentation on an Economic Framework for Sustainable Agriculture
Thursday, January 21 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM | Kingston, RI | directions
Michael Hamm, CS Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at Michigan State University will lead this presentation. He'll explore the following questions:
If the regional population were to eat the USDA recommended daily portions of fruits and vegetables, what would be the increased consumption?
How much of that food could be grown locally?
How much more land would have to be in cultivation in order to produce that amount of food?
What would be the economic impact of the agricultural expansion?
RSVP to Kim Dame for parking.
Hosted by van Beuren Charitable Foundation at the University of Rhode Island: Center for Biotechnology, Flagg Rd., Kingston, RI.
Contact Kim Dame at (401) 619-5910 or by e-mail for more information.