The Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. NOFA/Mass welcomes everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it’s grown

Growing Organically Since 1982

Online Workshop Series

Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field
Free Monthly Phone/Web Workshop Series

Learn about new enterprises, techniques and management practices used by successful farmers operating in Massachusetts and similar regions across the country.  With just one hour per month you can invest in your professional development from wherever you are at no cost.

Next Webinar: 

RAISING PASTURED TURKEYS ON A DIVERSIFIED FARM
Presenter: Julie Rawson, Owner, Many Hands Organic Farm
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
7:00 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)  |  1 hr

Julie Rawson, owner of Many Hands Organic Farm, raises 100 broad breasted white turkeys for the Thanksgiving market - certified organic free range. The webinar will discuss the peculiarities of turkeys - including health needs different from chickens, and their famous personalities that a wise farmer will work with. The talk will cover: housing, systems for rotations with vegetables and other livestock/poultry, marketing, pricing, and more.

Meeting number (access code): 730 752 876
Meeting password: turkey

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+1-617-627-6767 US Toll


Sign Up Here for an email or text message invitation to each event, with details and pass codes.

Acces codes will also be posted on this page.  Email and text message invitations can serve as reminders and easy access to the workshops.

Mark Your Calendars!  Last Tuesday of Every Month, 7:00-8:00pm
Check here for free access codes prior to each workshop.

2016 Schedule and Access Codes

Access Archived Workshops from 2016

We want everyone to be able to participate!

• Driving home from the farmers market?
Call in and put the workshop on speakerphone so you can listen while you drive.

• Cooking dinner with the delicious products from your farm?
Bring your laptop into the kitchen so you can watch while you cook.

• Hanging out with your co-apprentices after a long day in the field?
Take an hour to watch and participate in the workshop and discuss after.

• Can’t make it?
We will record as many workshops as possible and archive on this page.

Our new online workshop series has two main goals:

  1. Provide high quality, high level farm management education that is easily accessible to everyone
  2. Introduce new and experienced growers to topics relating to farm management that will increase efficiency, profitability, soil health and quality of life.

Thanks to our Sponsors

Frontier Natural Products
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Lancaster Agriculture
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Umass/RMA Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education Program

Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops.

2016 Schedule and Access Codes

BALANCING LIFE AND FARMING WITH HOLISTIC GOAL SETTING
Presenter: Missy Bahret, Old Friends Farm, Amherst, MA
January 26th, 7:00pm-8:00pm

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Meeting Number: 737 125 706
Meeting Password: IIEinF1601
Join by Phone

Call: 1-617-627-6767
Access Code: 737 125 706

 

INTEGRATING BEEF CATTLE INTO A VEGETABLE FARM
Presenter: Tevis Robertson-Goldberg, Crabapple Farm, Chesterfield, MA
February 23rd, 7:00pm-8:00pm

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Meeting number: 736 832 347
Meeting password: IIEinF1602
Join By Phone

Call: 1-617-627-6767
Access code: 736 832 347


TRIALING NO-TILL SYSTEMS IN THE MARKET GARDEN
Presenter: Liz Joseph, Heifer International, Rutland, MA
March 29th, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Join Through WebEx: Click Here
Meeting number: 731 468 388
Meeting password: IIEinF1603
Join By Phone

Call: 1-617-627-6767
Access code: 731 468 388


ENSURING NITROGEN & POTASSIUM FERTILITY THROUGH THE GROWING SEASON - Initial Bed Preparation, the Economics of Compost, and Side Dressing
Presenter: Derek Christianson, Brix Bounty Farm, Dartmouth, MA
April 26th, 2016, 7:00pm-8:00pm

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Meeting number: 735 903 370
Meeting password: IIEinF1604
Join By Phone

Call: 1-617-627-6767
Access code: 735 903 370


THE LEAN FARM: TIPS & TRICKS FOR ORGANIZING YOUR FARM
Presenter: Ben Hartman, Claybottom Farm, IA, Author: The Learn Farm
May 31st, 7:00pm-8:00pm

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Meeting number: 738 236 838
Meeting password: IIEinF1605
Join By Phone:

Call: 1-617-627-6767
Access code: 738 236 838

 

PROFITABLE URBAN FARMING ON LEASED LAND
Presenter: Curtis Stone, Green City Acres, Kewlona, BC, Canada
June 28th, 7:00-8:00

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Meeting number: 735 277 756
Meeting password: IIEinF1606
Join by Phone

Call: 1-617-627-6767
Access code: 735 277 756

 

TEN TIPS FOR GREENHOUSE AND HOOP HOUSE PRODUCTION
Presenter: Andrew Mefferd, One Drop Farm and Growing for Market, Cornville, ME
July 26th, 7:00-8:00

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Meeting number (access code): 730 031 936
Meeting password: Inspiring16

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Call: 1-617-627-6767 US Toll
Access Code: 730 031 936

MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR THE FARM
Presenter: Michael Kilpatrick, Consultant, Farmer and Co-Founder of Kilpatrick Family Farm

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
7:00 pm  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  1 hr
Meeting number (access code): 733 334 807
Meeting password: farmer

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Meeting number (access code): 733 334 807

 

BUDGETS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR A DIVERSIFIED, CSA FARM
Presenter: Dan Kaplan, Farm Manager, Brookfield Farm, Amherst, MA
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
7:00 pm  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  1 hr

Meeting number (access code): 732 830 368
Meeting password: budgets

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RAISING PASTURED TURKEYS ON A DIVERSIFIED FARM
Presenter: Julie Rawson, Owner, Many Hands Organic Farm
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
7:00 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)  |  1 hr

Meeting number (access code): 730 752 876
Meeting password: turkey

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Dial 730752876@tufts.webex.com

Join by phone
+1-617-627-6767 US Toll

 

GRASSRROTS SOLUTIONS FOR A JUST AND SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM
Presenter: Leah Penniman, Soul Fire Farm
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
7:00 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)  |  1 hr

Meeting number (access code): 735 328 524
Meeting password: Farming

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