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Upcoming Events

E.g., Mar 5 2024
Mar
05

2024 Get Ready for Spring Education Greenhouse Program, Part 2

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 8:30am
Online
Center for Agriculture Food and the Environment, Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture
Join us online on March 5, 2023 for a half-day virtual education program that will equip you with knowledge and skills you can put to use in the 2024 growing season.
Mar
06
Mar
08

Preproduction Planning for Cut Flowers

Friday, March 8, 2024 - 2:30pm
Online
Center for Agriculture Food and the Environment, Landscape Nursery and Urban Forestry, Vegetable
In this presentation, we will learn a method to accurately schedule and cost cut flowers and discuss how to price them intelligently.
Mar
09

Visual Presentation Program

Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 9:00am
Online, In-person
Mass 4-H
Visual Presentations are just around the corner. Get ready! Dates below. More information on visual in programs and links to register or for zoom sessions will be found in the News Blasts.
Mar
12

Dog Academy

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 7:00pm
In-person | Mashpee
Mass 4-H
Save the Date and watch for more details: (Exact start and end times to come.) Dog project members, save the dates: May 10-12 at Camp Farley
Mar
13

UMass Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training - Milford

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 8:30am
In-person | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston - Milford
Center for Agriculture Food and the Environment, Cold Spring Orchard, Fruit, Urban Agriculture, Vegetable
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 state and 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.
Mar
13

NEFC Winter Seminar Series- How to Effectively Engage With the Press

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 12:00pm
Online
Fruit
Mar
13

Career Exploration Series

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 7:00pm
Online
Landscape - Invasive Insect webinar
Career Exploration Series Continues March: Lacresha Bowers, MS, RDN, LD- Nutrition Education Program Director
Mar
13

Career Exploration Series

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 7:00pm
Online
Mass 4-H
Mar
14

Transition to Organic Partnership Program: Organic Small Fruit Production

Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 10:00am
Online
Vegetable
This session will cover the entirety of small fruit production, from site selection to harvest, of brambles, strawberries, blueberries, and grapes. Special attention will be given to production practices that can be utilized for organic systems and the use of Integrated Pest Management. Both sustainable and climate-smart practices will be highlighted.
Mar
14

MA 4-H STEAM Festival

Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 7:00pm
Online
Mass 4-H
Mar
15

UMass Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training - Greenfield

Friday, March 15, 2024 - 8:30am
In-person | Greenfield Community College
Center for Agriculture Food and the Environment, Cold Spring Orchard, Fruit, Urban Agriculture, Vegetable
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 state and 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.
Mar
15

Kent Lage Scholarship Deadline

Friday, March 15, 2024 - 4:00pm
Online
Mass 4-H
The Kent Lage Leadership Award recognizes two 4-Hers each year for outstanding demonstration of leadership. Our awards have increased for 2024! The first place winner will be awarded $1,500 and second place will receive $750.
Mar
15

4-H opportunities at the Blue Ribbon Calf Sale

Friday, March 15, 2024 - 5:00pm
In-person
Mass 4-H
Saturday, March 16th will mark the 22nd Annual Blue Ribbon Calf Sale. Over the years, the calf sale has become the premier youth dairy sale on the east coast. The longevity of the sale is one more example of our Massachusetts 4-H volunteers stepping up time and time again to make our best better for our 4-Her’s. On Friday evening, March 15th, from 5-8pm there will be several workshops for all interested in the 4-H dairy project. Be sure to mark your calendars! Specific workshops will be listed in the next News Blast and on the Facebook page. Funds from the calf sale support 4-H Dairy learning events across the year.
Mar
16

4-H opportunities at the Blue Ribbon Calf Sale

Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 8:00am
In-person
Mass 4-H
Saturday, March 16th will mark the 22nd Annual Blue Ribbon Calf Sale. Over the years, the calf sale has become the premier youth dairy sale on the east coast. The longevity of the sale is one more example of our Massachusetts 4-H volunteers stepping up time and time again to make our best better for our 4-Her’s. On Friday evening, March 15th, from 5-8pm there will be several workshops for all interested in the 4-H dairy project. Be sure to mark your calendars! Specific workshops will be listed in the next News Blast and on the Facebook page. Funds from the calf sale support 4-H Dairy learning events across the year.
Mar
19

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Certification Training

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 8:30am
In-person | UMass Amherst
Food Science
The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food FDA regulation is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls.” This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.” To complete the course, a participant must be present for the entire workshop and actively participate in all of the presented exercises.
Mar
20

NEFC Winter Seminar Series- BioControl, Forecast Models and Apple Scab- Finding the Sweet Spot

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 12:00pm
Online
Cold Spring Orchard, Fruit
Mar
21

Soil Health Mini-School 2024

Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 9:00am
In-person | Fernald Hall Room 107
Center for Agriculture Food and the Environment
Learn about a variety of soil health topics including root microscopy, on-farm soil health testing, interpretation of lab soil health tests, and more!
Mar
21

New 4-H Volunteer Orientation

Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 6:30pm
Online
Mass 4-H
The 4-H Extension Educators have developed a statewide orientation training for new 4-H volunteers. This training is part of the application and onboarding process for new 4-H volunteers and will be offered monthly. If you are a new volunteer, or if you are a returning volunteer who would like to attend this orientation to stay informed on recent policy and procedure changes in the 4-H program, please contact your regional 4-H educator to register for an upcoming training.
Mar
23

State 4-H Horse Round-Up

Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:00am
In-person | Athol
Mass 4-H
Save the date more details to come. Check the News Blast for details and start/end times.

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