Events

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November 30, 2017 12:00pm to December 2, 2017 3:00pm

Join fellow nonprofit leaders, Grassroots Fund grantees, and passionate citizens on November 30 - December 2 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH for the RootSkills Conference as part of the RootSkills Series Training: Building Resilient Communities.

Boston Park Plaza Hotel •
December 5, 2017 (All day) to December 7, 2017 (All day)

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project's Community Food Systems Conference will address common underlying themes between food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture.

Santa Cruz, CA •
January 21, 2018 (All day) to January 26, 2018 (All day)

Join over 20 School Garden Support Organization teams from across the nation to strengthen your organization’s goal of enhancing professional development and ongoing support for school garden programs in your region.

November 28, 2017 (All day)

Julia Shanks is offering new sessions of The Farmer’s Edge. This 3-month business course is designed to give beginning and experienced farmers the skills and tools needed to cultivate financially sustainable businesses. Whether they struggle to understand the economics of their business or just want to increase their farm’s profitability, this course is for them!

December 3, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm

Join NOFA-RI for this special event with two nationally known experts sharing experience, techniques and humor in backyard and small farm growing.

December 5, 2017 (All day) to December 7, 2017 (All day)

What: FREE 3-day training for selected entrepreneurs sharing the skills & resources you need to grow your business including marketing, telling your story, break-even analysis, understanding financial statements, fundraising, and more! Who: Good food entrepreneurs growing vibrant local food systems in the Northeast U.S. When: Dec. 5-7, 2017. APPLY BY Oct. 13. Where: Lindentree Farm, Lincoln, MA Win: Up to $10,000 cash prizes at final pitch fest.

December 5, 2017
8:30am to 1:00pm

The Greater Quabbin Food Alliance meets twice a year to connect, network, and work together on issues impacting local farmers, health, food access, and economic development. Ongoing projects include regional efforts to get more local food served at institutions, jump-start more food businesses in our area, support area farmers markets, coordinate efforts to protect farmland and help farmers, and address food access barriers.

Marlborough • December 5, 2017 10:00am

FARM SUCCESSION SCHOOL FOR SENIOR FARMERS AND FARM COUPLES LOOKING TOWARD RETIREMENT AND FARM TRANSITION.

Pocantico Hills •
December 6, 2017 (All day) to December 8, 2017 (All day)

Please join us at Stone Barns Center in early December for a gathering of beginning farmers, chefs and leaders in the food and agriculture movement to explore practical approaches and innovative ideas for changing our food system.

December 6, 2017 10:00am

FARM SUCCESSION SCHOOL FOR SENIOR FARMERS AND FARM COUPLES LOOKING TOWARD RETIREMENT AND FARM TRANSITION.

Warwick • December 8, 2017 10:00am

FARM SUCCESSION SCHOOL FOR SENIOR FARMERS AND FARM COUPLES LOOKING TOWARD RETIREMENT AND FARM TRANSITION.

Worcester • January 13, 2018 (All day)

The day-long conference features a wide variety of workshops on many aspects of regenerative organic growing, food systems policy, and land management appropriate for growers and organizers of all scales.

January 28, 2018 (All day)

The Livestock Institute of Southern New England (TLI) is hosting the second Southern New England Livestock Conference at the Bristol County Agriculture High School in Dighton, MA.

February 9, 2018 (All day)

Save the date February 9, 2018 for Maine's first Farm to Institution Summit at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, ME.

Martin Institute at Stonehill College, 320 Washington St, Easton, MA • February 10, 2018
8:30am to 3:00pm

The Farm at Stonehill and Farm to Institution New England will host a one-day summit at The Martin Institute at Stonehill College to offer campus farmers the change to connect in person about what makes their farms successful.

Cincinnati, OH •
April 26, 2018 9:00am to April 27, 2018 4:00pm

Save the date for the 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference coming to Cincinnati, Ohio, April 26-27, 2018! Hosted by the National Farm to School Network, this biennial event will convene more than 1,200 diverse stakeholders working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America.

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, 155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06510 •
June 28, 2018 8:00am to June 30, 2018 5:00pm

What’s the key ingredient to healthy communities? Women leading food system change. Women make up one of the fastest growing segments of new farmers today and we come from a long and deep history and tradition of cultivating the soil. This fresh crop of women farmers today find innovative ways to champion local agriculture and foster greater collaboration and cooperation, all based on an intentional intersectionality: we are all connected. Collectively, women “connect the dots” and improve the health of our environment, stimulate the economy, build a greater sense of community, and nurture a more vibrant food system. What does our future hold? How can we support more women cultivating these connections? Come celebrate the historic roots and inspiring stories of women farmers today — and in the future.

New Haven •
June 28, 2018 8:00am to June 30, 2018 5:00pm

Working Theme: Women, Intersectionality and Food Systems