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2017 Twilight Barn Meeting

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Event date/time: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Event location: 
Walnut Lane Farm

Please join us for a wonderful event and dinner. We will discuss some innovative practices adopted by farmers in recent years. This years Twilight Meeting will be hosted by the Koebke family in Dudley. Come and join us for a great educational event and dinner!

2017 Twilight Meeting Agenda

5:30 - Registration and Social

6:00 - Welcome and Farm Tour

6:50 - MDAR Commissioner John Lebeaux

7:00 - Recent Innovative Practices on the Farm- Panel Discussion

               Moderated by: Carl Majewski, University of New Hampshire Extension

               Participants include 3-4 farmers, Kate Parsons (NRCS), and

               Dr. Masoud Hashemi (UMass).


Agency Updates:

7:50 - Massachusetts Farm Energy Program (MFEP). Gerry Polano.
            Massachusetts Department of Agriculture Resources

8:00 - Massachusetts Nutrient Regulations Updates. Hotze Wijnja.
                        Massachusetts Department of Agriculture Resources
8:10 - Southern New England AgrAbility Project. Joyce Meader.
                        University of Connecticut Extension

8:15 -  RMA Update. Tom Smiarowski and Paul Russell

8:20 -  NRCS Update, Bob Purcell

8:25 - FSA Update, Kip Graham

8:30 - Dinner and Social

9:00 - Adjourn


For more information, contact Masoud Hashemi at (413) 545-1843 or Kelly Kraemer at (413) 545-5221 . For directions to Walnut Lane Farm visit

Contact's name: 
Kelly Kraemer
Contact's phone: 
Contact's email: 
39 Koebke Rd.
Dudley, MA 01571
39 Koebke Rd. Dudley MA