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Upcoming Seminars

  • CT-NOFA Winter Conference

    An educational and networking gathering for organic farmers and their supporters, February 23, Bridgeport, Conn.

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  • 12th Annual Agriculture & Food Conference of Southeastern Massachusetts

    A conference for professional farmers, backyard gardeners, and foodies. The lineup includes workshops for the general public as well as info-packed sessions for farmers and gardeners of all experience levels. Sponsored by the Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP).

    Location: Dighton, MA

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  • Part Time Farmer Tax School

    Cornell Cooperative Extension’s CAAHP Team has changed the date of their popular Part Time Farmer Tax School to February 26, 2019. This tax course will answer questions like:

    • How much farm income do I need to deduct it on my taxes?
    • What tax form(s) do I need to complete?
    • What, if any, tax management strategy should I have for my farm business?

    Sandy Buxton and Steve Hadcock, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Capital Area Ag & Hort Program, will be prepared to answer these and other tax related questions during this meeting. Light dinner will be served.

    Location: Hudson Falls, NY

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  • Cornell Pro-Dairy Executive Program

    The Management Symposium provides an opportunity for CDEP alumni and other progressive dairy managers to continue their education in leadership and management skills as well as an opportunity to network with other progressive dairy producers. The February 26-27 Management Symposium agenda will feature topics to improve operational efficiencies, focusing on two key strategic concepts: joint ventures and lean systems.

    Location: Syracuse, NY

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  • Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association Winter Forum

    The MNLA’s annual meeting, job fair and winter educational program February 26-27. For the full agenda, click here.

    Location: Marlborough, Mass.

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  • Semen collection and proper handling for successful AI

    Semen handling: Semen collection and proper handling for successful AI (English and Spanish)
    Manejo del semen: Obtención del semen y manejo adecuado para una inseminación exitosa

    12:30 PM - 1:00 PM, February 27, 2019 
    27 de febrero del 2019

    Webinars are held from 12:30pm to 1:00pm.  Registration is not required. Los seminarios web son a los 12:30pm- 1:00pm.  No hay que registrarse.

    These webinars will be presented entirely in Spanish.  No registration needed.  Recordings will be posted to the website afterwards. Van a presentar estos seminarios web completamente en español.  No hay que registrarse.  La grabación del seminario estará disponible en el sitio después.

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  • Harvest New England

    The goal of the conference is to provide practical agricultural marketing education and information to farmers in New England which they can apply to their agribusiness. This conference, February 27-28, hosts nearly 30 workshops and has a trade show of almost 100 exhibitors.

    Location: Sturbridge, Mass.

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  • Connecticut Christmas Tree Growers Association Annual Meeting

    The 59th annual meeting of the CT Christmas Tree Growers Association will be held March 02.

    Location: Middletown, Conn.

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  • Northeast Agribusiness Feed Alliance Annual Meeting and Forum

    NEAFA's Annual Meeting and Forum is to be held March 3-6. This year's focus is challenges/opportunities in today's dairy industry.

    Location: Orlando, Florida

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  • NOFA/RI Winter Conference

    The Northeast Organic Farming Association of RI (NOFA/RI) Winter Conference is a full day of workshops with nationally recognized speakers in organic and sustainable agriculture as well as influential speakers from across Rhode Island and New England, networking sessions, our annual meeting, and a delicious potluck meal.

    Location: Bristol, RI

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  • 40th Annual Community Tree Conference

    This one-day conference is designed for tree care professionals, volunteers, and enthusiasts including arborists, tree wardens/municipal tree care specialists, foresters, landscape architects and shade tree committee members. The conference features presenters who will examine how they select trees and other vegetation to address specific scenarios such as public safety and climate change.

    Location: Amherst, MA

    Topics include:

    • Choosing Trees for Storm Resistance
    • Creating Habitat for Birds in Urban Settings
    • Selecting Trees to Improve Public Health in the City
    • Addressing Climate Change at the Local Level: Trees in the Urban Landscape
    • Insects and Disease: Strategic Approaches to Managing Threats
    • Expert Perspectives: Evaluating the Species Selections of Our Panelists

    Sponsored by UMass Extension in cooperation with the UMass Dept. of Environmental Conservation, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the USDA Forest Service Urban Natural Resources Institute.

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  • Local Specialty Crop & Local Food Trade Show

    The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts is offering the 8th Local Food Trade Show. The 2019 Local Food and Specialty Crop Trade Show is designed to facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food, with a focus on specialty crop food products in Massachusetts. Pitch your products to an audience of commercial buyers.

    Location: Boston, MA

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  • New York State Farmers Market Manager Conference

    The 2019 Farmers Market Manager's Conference will be held March 5-6. The meeting's focus will be on meeting the needs of today's customers.

    Location: Glens Falls, NY

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  • Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference

    NOFA-NY’s 8th annual Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference will take place March 6, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool. This one-day conference presents a unique networking opportunity for farmers, consumers, and vendors in the region, with a focus on soil health and diversification.

    Location: Syracuse, NY

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  • Planning for the Next Successor on Your Farm Workshop

    Experts from Land for Good and Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources will provide tools and resources – including the state’s Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) Program – to help you identify the next owner of the farm and take steps towards making the transition. Sponsored by MDAR’s Agricultural Business Training Program, this session will be held March 7.

    Location: Leominster, Mass.

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  • Nutrition’s Role in Sustainable Livestock Production Practices: Properly Managing Your Existing Pasture

    There are two workshops being offered by the 2019 Tri-State SARE Workshops; Monday, March 11, 2019, Properly managing your existing pasture (snow date: March 13, 2019); and Monday, April 29, 2019, Nutritional management of pasture raised animals. Register at the link below.

    Location: Farm Credit East, Enfield, CT training room

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  • Farm Energy Workshop

    Learn about programs offered by Energize CT, and hear presentations by Litchfield Geothermal, CT Farm Energy Program & Independence Solar. Join early from 5-6 pm for a discussion about agriculture in the region. Round table and pizza from 6-8pm. RVSP required.

    Location: Guilford, CT

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  • Effective Management of Farm Employees – 2 Day Intensive Program

    The Effective Management of Farm Employees Master Class is for you if you are a new farm owner or farm manager or you want to improve your skills in HR management. This program will give you the skills you need to effectively hire, train and supervise your farm's employees. This two-day class is led by Dr. Richard Stup, Director of the Cornell University Ag Workforce Development Program. Dr. Stup focuses on human resource management, enhancing employee engagement, regulatory compliance, and leadership development at the farm level.

    Location: Hyde Park, NY

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  • Pollinator Habitat Conference

    The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station will hold a pollinator habitat conference on March 14, 2019 (snow date March 15, 2019) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 123 Huntington Street, New Haven, CT. The focus will be the diversity of pollinator habitats in New England, the diversity of bees living in those habitats, and the range of resources, including nectar, pollen, and nesting resources, needed by the bees.

    Location: New Haven, CT

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  • New England Giftware & Specialty Food Trade Show

    A show to connect New England producers of giftware and specialty foods with buyers. Open to qualified producers and buyers only, not for the general public.

    Date: March 16-18, 2019
    Location: Portland, ME

     
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  • Eastern Winery Exposition

    This trade show and educational seminars for the eastern wine industry will be held March 19-21.

    Location: Syracuse, NY

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  • Ask the Experts: Farm Taxes

    Do you have questions about what tax forms you need to file as a farm? Are you keeping copies of all the receipts and paperwork that you’ll need come tax time? How are you currently keeping track of your income and expenses? Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County on Tuesday, March 19, for our first Ask the Experts talk with Grey Bennis, Tax Associate with Farm Credit East. He will discuss typical tax forms that a farm or agribusiness would file, the best ways to keep track of all your receipts, mileage and other important numbers, and best practices for tracking income and expenses.

    Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension - Broome County
    Cost: $15/farm (includes 2 registrations) Veterans are FREE!

     
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  • Connecticut Agriculture Day at the Capitol

    Held in the Hall of Flags on the third Wednesday in March for the presentation of Outstanding Young Farmer, Century Farm, and Journalism awards before touring more than 40 tables featuring agricultural non-profits, producer association, cooperatives, federal and state agricultural agencies and Connecticut municipalities.

    Location: Hartford, Conn.

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  • Farm Credit East Annual Meeting

    The annual meeting of Farm Credit East shareholders will be held Monday, March 25. This meeting will include reports from the Farm Credit Board of Directors, management and nominating committee; the election of next year’s nominating committee; and an opportunity to hear from the 2019 director candidates.

    Location: Albany, NY

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  • Business & Estate Transition Planning for Farm Owners

    This workshop, sponsored by SCORE Greater Rochester & Cornell Cooperative Extension, is intended for farm owners, agriculture business owners and small family business owners. The one-day workshop will be held March 27.

    Location: Rochester, NY

    Why should you attend?

    • Learn steps necessary to successfully transition your life's work
    • Strengthen and secure your farm's future
    • We'll help you reduce your risk of doing nothing (not having a plan)
    • Learn about resources available to help you 

    What will you learn?

    • The importance of valuing your business
    • Planning for your farm's future
    • Essential steps for farm/business transition planning
    • Protecting and planning for your future and possible retirement
    • Understanding the importance of succession or transition planning
    • Key elements of estate planning
     
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  • Calf and Heifer Management Online Course

    This course is for dairy business on-farm personnel (owner or employee) seeking to increase their knowledge of calf and heifer management. Participants should possess a formal or informal background in dairy cattle management, but not necessarily in calf and heifer management.

    Dates: March 29 - May 17, 2019
    Location: All Online - register before March 11 and receive a $25 discount
    Cost: $265 per person



     
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  • Global AgInvesting for ag investment stakeholders

    Global AgInvesting (GAI) is the world's preeminent gathering of agriculture investment stakeholders. Global AgInvesting 2019 will be the 11th annual flagship conference providing more than 700 attendees with a comprehensive overview of the ag investment landscape and a clear idea of where the real money is moving in the space. Take advantage of three full days (April 1-3) of unrivaled networking opportunities to build on existing relationships and meet potential new partners.

    Location: New York, NY

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  • New England Farm to Institution Summit

    The 2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit will bring together 500+ people who are leveraging the power of institutions to transform our food system. Join us for three exciting days (April 2-4) of learning, sharing, exploring and connecting.

    The Summit is designed for food service operators, people who work at institutions, and local food advocates as well as farmers, processors, and distributors. The goal is to maximize collective impact and overcome challenges to buying more local food. The summit will feature programming that focuses on farm to school, farm to campus, and farm to health care, as well as cross-sector themes.

    Location: Amherst, MA

     
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  • 2019 Herd Health and Nutrition Conference

    The Herd Health and Nutrition Conference provides an opportunity for dairy producers, veterinarians, feed industry representatives and agriservice personnel to increase their knowledge of current herd health and nutrition management techniques while interacting with other professionals. This conference will be held on April 8-9.

    Location: East Syracuse, NY

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