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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 8:30am
Wondering where to begin with food safety? Start here! The PSA Grower Training is an FDA-recognized produce safety training to help growers implement Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and understand their responsibilities under new Federal regulations. Whether you have a farm that is fully covered by the law or a small, exempt farm and you’re just looking for information, this training is for you.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 9:00am
This class has been rescheduled to August 5, 2020. An overview of the topic of invasive plants, focusing on why we should be concerned about them and enhancing your ability to readily identify invasive plants as well as their look-alikes. The work of the Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group, including its strategies, recommendations, and the recently released Early Detection/Rapid Response Priority List document, will be discussed. This workshop is Session A3 of the Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 12:00pm
Come and learn a brief history of cider and dive in to understanding (and taste) why cider really is the best thing you can do with apples. (Must be over 21 to participate in the tasting). $65.00 fee
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 12:00pm
Tune into TickTalk with TickReport! A FREE live webinar series by Dr. Stephen Rich, Director of the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology. Noon to 1:00 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month resuming in February 2020. Co-sponsored by UMass Extension and the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology.
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 9:30am
Wes Autio will present a hands-on workshop on “bench grafting” and “cleft grafting” of apple trees.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 9:00am
This class has been rescheduled to August 19, 2020. This session will help participants develop and implement an invasive plant management program. Management tips and strategies will be discussed including herbicide selection and timing, non-chemical strategies and ways to avoid common program pitfalls. This workshop is Session B of the Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 9:00am
Advanced Microscope Skills for Beekeepers
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 10:00am
Native pollinators are an essential resource in our wild and managed landscapes. Come to this workshop if you're interested in learning more about their biology and conservation. $30 fee
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 9:00am
Learn how to FIGHT THE MITE! This full-day, interactive workshop, co-hosted by the MDAR Apiary Team and UMass Extension, will leave you prepared to control Varroa in your hives.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 12:00pm
Tune into TickTalk with TickReport! A FREE live webinar series by Dr. Stephen Rich, Director of the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology. Noon to 1:00 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month resuming in February 2020. Co-sponsored by UMass Extension and the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology.

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