NOFA/Mass Workshops – Beginning Farmer Scholarships Available

NOFA/Mass Workshops
Congratulations! You’ve got another season (almost) under your belt.  Fall is a great time to attend workshops, with the growing season still fresh in your mind and time ahead to process and research before the next season is underway. NOFA/Mass has some great workshops planned this fall that can help increase farm profitability and soil health. 50% scholarships are available to beginning farmers! Anyone who has been farming for ten years or less can apply. Click here,, to complete a scholarship application. Upcoming Workshops for Farmers - Beginning Farmer Scholarships Available Raising Pastured Poultry: Chickens, Turkeys and Egg Layers September 22, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm Pete and Jen's Backyard Birds and Farmyard, Sudbury NOFA/Mass Member - $20 (Walk-In cost, $25) Non-member - $25 (Walk-in cost, $30) Managing Grazing Land for Increased Health, Productivity and Profit October 5, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:30pm Cricket Creek Farm, Williamstown NOFA/Mass Member - $75 Non-member - $94 Organic No-Till & Intensive Vegetable Production: Tools & Techniques October 25, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm Heifer Farm, Rutland NOFA/Mass Member - $75 (Walk-in cost, $85), Non-member - $94 (Walk-in cost, $104) NOFA/Mass Winter Conference January 16, 2016 – all day Worcester State University, Worcester Join us for our annual one-day conference, which features 70 workshops and exhibitors; keynote speeches with Ben Burkett, family farmer and coordinator of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives;  children’s conference and more.

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