News & Updates

26
Oct
USDA Announces Ranking Cut-off Date For Wetland Reserve Easements in MA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced December 30, 2022 as the application cut-off date for the Wetland Reserve Easement component of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), which protects critical water resources…

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19
Oct
Farm Credit East Offers Seminars For The Next Generation Of Agricultural Producers

A successful manager is required to master many aspects of the farm business. To help the next generation develop the necessary business and financial skills, Farm Credit East is hosting GenerationNext seminars this fall and winter. Anyone who would like to sharpen their management skills is encouraged…

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19
Oct
American Farmland Trust Opens Applications for 2023 New England Farmer Microgrants Program: Grants of Up to $10,000 Available to Livestock Producers

American Farmland Trust opened applications today for the 2023 New England Farmer Microgrants Program (NEFMP). Now in its fourth year, the program addresses regional barriers farmers face: access to land, farm succession and land transfer planning, and adopting regenerative agriculture or soil…

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12
Oct
Register now for MDAR Agricultural Business Training winter courses

Growing Your Farm Business Planning Course   Tuesday evenings 5:30 – 8:30pm January 17th – March 14th, 2023 MDAR office in Southborough, MA     A hands-on course to help established farmers develop a business plan and financial projections for their farm business. This course…

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7
Oct
Please Welcome Karen Schwalbe As MFBF’s Executive Director

After an extensive search process, the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF’s) board of directors has selected Karen Schwalbe to become the organization’s executive director. Her first day is Nov. 1.   “There were 10 excellent applicants for the executive director position,” said…

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3
Oct
Apply Today For The John & Liolia Schipper Memorial Grant

Through a generous bequest to the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Agricultural Preservation Foundation from the late John and Liolia Schipper, the organization is pleased to provide a grant program to assist Massachusetts farmers in becoming more economically viable and sustainable, with an emphasis on new…

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