Massachusetts

Join the PVGrows Network to learn from local and regional efforts and craft strategies for action on the urgent and timely topics of immigration, food access, and land access through a series of speakers and discussions. Keynote speakers from Vermont's Migrant Justice will discuss their Milk with Dignity Campaign, which calls on corporations to take responsibility for the farmworker rights abuses in their supply chains. Workshops and discussions will focus on: approaches to supporting food system workers in the Pioneer Valley during this time of heightened stress and fear for foreign-born residents; food access, with an emphasis on community responses to the suspension of the Healthy Incentives Program and the threats to SNAP in the Farm Bill reauthorization process; and the challenges of land access for urban, rural, and immigrant farmers, recognizing the long history of enslavement and racial discrimination that created and maintain patterns of land and wealth ownership. Register today at: http://www.pvgrows.net/2018-pvgrows-forum/
The Agricultural Justice Project will hold a three day training for Food Justice Certification (FJC) for reviewers and inspectors in Deerfield, MA, April 2 – 5, 2018 at Woolman Hill Conference Center. Please register now to participate! The training is for organic certification staff, organic inspectors and representatives of worker organizations who would like to participate in implementing Food Justice Certification on farms and food businesses across North America
COURSE ​DESCRIPTION: ​The ​Current ​Good ​Manufacturing ​Practice, ​Hazard ​Analysis, ​and ​Risk-based ​Preventive ​Controls ​for ​Human ​Food ​FDA ​regulation ​is ​intended ​to ​ensure ​safe ​manufacturing/processing, ​packing ​and ​holding ​of ​food ​products ​for ​human ​consumption ​in ​the ​United ​States. ​The ​regulation ​requires ​that ​certain ​activities ​must ​be ​completed ​by ​a ​“preventive ​controls ​qualified ​individual” ​who ​has ​“successfully ​completed ​training ​in ​the ​development ​and ​application ​of ​risk-based ​preventive ​controls.” ​This ​course ​developed ​by ​the ​FSPCA ​is ​the ​“standardized ​curriculum” ​recognized ​by ​FDA; ​successfully ​completing ​this ​course ​is ​one ​way ​to ​meet ​the ​requirements ​for ​a ​“preventive ​controls ​qualified ​individual.” ​To ​complete ​the ​course, ​a ​participant ​must ​be ​present ​for ​the ​entire ​workshop ​and ​actively ​participate ​in ​all ​of ​the ​presented ​exercises.
Speaker Series and Supper at Wright-Locke Farm
An evening of local food, drink and fun!
Speaker series and "Paper Plate" supper at Wright-Locke Farms
A 3 day summit for those interested in Youth Development and Sustainable Agriculture
Workshop aimed at helping participants to start thinking about their future farm business and whether or not starting a farm business is right for them.
A fieldwalk lesson about maximizing crop growth during the longest days of the year
Learn to maximize your yield through smart processing choices!
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