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Funding Opportunities for Your Farm

Event date/time: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm


Have a new enterprise you would like to pursue on your farm? Looking to update old infrastructure? Have a great idea you’d like to trial? Learn about funding opportunities and resources for vegetable farmers in Massachusetts including grants, crop insurance, low interest loans, and business management support. Representatives will be available to discuss options from NRCS, RMA, MDAR, SARE. Attendees will complete a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) Analysis with the experts on hand and leave the workshop with resources to enhance their farming enterprises. 

Workshop is limited to 25 attendees.


  • Tom Smiarowski, UMass Risk Management
  • Paul Russell, UMass Risk Managment
  • Representatives from:
    • USDA - Farm Service Agency (FSA)
    • USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
    • Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)
    • Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

Registration: Click here to register for this event online.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 1, 12:00noon

$30, includes lunch and parking. Limited to 25 attendees. Pre-registration required. To register by phone, please call the UMass Vegetable Program at (413) 577-3976.

Mail payment or pay at the door. Bulk payments may be made if you are attending more than one workshop in this series or if you are paying for multiple attendees. Please make checks out to "UMass" and send to:

UMass Extension Vegetable Program
230 Stockbridge Rd.
French Hall Room 306
Amherst, MA 01003

Click here to request special accommodations for this event.

Questions? Contact the UMass Vegetable Program,, (413) 577-3976.

UMass Extension Vegetable Program 2019 Winter Workshop Series

This workshop is part of the UMass Extension Vegetable Program's 2019 winter workshop series. For more information on the other workshops in this series, see the links below.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019: Disease Biology & Management
Tuesday, February 19, 2019: Insect Biology & Management
Tuesday, February 26, 2019: Soils Part 1: Soil Testing & Nutrient Management Planning
Thursday, February 28, 2019: Soils Part 2: Soil Health, Cover Cropping, & Nutrient Management Planning
Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Food Safety Planning

Contact's email: 
Contact's phone on day of event: 
(413) 577-3976

The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment and UMass Extension are equal opportunity providers and employers, United States Department of Agriculture cooperating. Contact your local Extension office for information on disability accommodations. Contact the State Center Director’s Office if you have concerns related to discrimination, 413-545-4800 or see