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Events: January 2010

Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter Annual Winter Conference

Saturday, January 16 | 12:00PM - 8:30PM | Worcester, MA | directions | website

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.

Quickbooks for Farmers with Ray Belanger

Wednesday, January 20 | 12:00PM - 6:00PM | North Grafton, MA | directions | website

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 nesfp@tufts.edu 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 nesfp@tufts.edu 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.