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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

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Farmer to Farmer Conference, MA, Dec 9th


Fertile Ground - Connecting Farmers to Farmers to Promote Soil, Food and Community Health On Thursday, December 9th, The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project will host a Farmer-to-Farmer Conference in Sturbridge, MA.  The conference is designed for small-scale farmers who want to expand their farm businesses by learning from and networking with their peers.  The event is also open to anyone interested in learning from farmers about food systems and farming practices in the Northeast.  Speaker and panel topics were chosen based on surveys of small-scale Massachusetts farmers about the most important areas for farmer education; topics include soil fertility, farm business and financial planning, strategies for ensuring the health of livestock, and building sustainable communities around food.  In addition, there will also be a World Café forum that allows farmers to choose other topics on site for afternoon sessions.

Conference Details Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge, Massachusetts 8:30am-6:30pm, Thursday, December 9, 2010 Early-bird registration (through November 19) is $40; the full registration fee is $50.  Fee includes lunch and a networking reception. Register Now!

New Entry has received sponsorship support for the conference from the USDA's Risk Management Agency, Farm Credit East, High Mowing Organic Seeds and Boston Organics.