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  • Highlighting farm to institution events and workshops around New England and beyond. Want to see your event listed here? Email Sarah Lyman. You might also find useful our Resource Database.

  • Agricultural Labor Laws

    | Noon - 1:30 pm ET | Virtual

    Understanding guidelines for classifying employees (intern, part-time, seasonal, full-time, etc.) is important for remaining in compliance with labor laws. Join Attorney Sean Fontes to learn about employee rights, benefits, minimum wage, pay equity, and overtime for different employee types. This session will be informational for employers at all stages of hiring but especially for first-time employers. With Attorney Sean Fontes, Partridge Snow & Hahn. Part of Legal Food Hub's 2024 Winter Webinar Series.

    A Call to Right Relations and Climate Resilience in Food Systems and Beyond

    | 9 am - 1 pm ET | Virtual

    Many in the New England region and beyond continue to reckon with the tragic history of what has been done to Indigenous peoples through the process of colonization and economic greed. Amidst genocide and cultural devastation, many tribes have been remarkably resilient and continue to hold on to their traditional teachings to guide them through unspeakable atrocities. With the #LandBack movement gaining momentum and growing support for tribal food sovereignty, FSNE recognizes that there is much to learn from Indigenous neighbors and partners, especially when it comes to being in “right relationship” with the planet and one another. During this session, FSNE is honored to welcome two Indigenous guests who have generously agreed to share how one might honor the spirit of longstanding treaties and respectfully engage with “all our kin.” Guests include Gae Ho Hwako Norma Jacobs, elder of the Wolf Clan of the Cayuga Nation, Longhouse Faithkeeper and author of Odagahodhes ; Erica Wood, Alaskan Native Iñupiaq plant ecologist and environmental/food justice advocate.

    Options to Mitigate Farm Financial Losses

    | 1 - 4 pm ET | Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Museum, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT

    Part of a webinars offered by the UConn Extension Farm Risk Management program.

    Boston Local Food Trade Show 2024

    | Russell's Garden Center, Wayland, MA

    The dynamic Russell's Garden Center will once again be a cornerstone for the greater Boston food community. 150 food producers and buyers will gather to connect, share resources, and foster the growth of our New England food system.

    Farm Succession Planning Workshop: Why It’s Important and How to Get Started

    | 8:45 am ET | Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

    This all-day workshop hosted by Red Tomato and Land for Good will familiarize farms with the personnel, legal, financial and management problems that can be addressed through farm succession planning; and prepare farms to assess their own situation and begin the process. 

    NY Seafood Summit: Midstate 2024

    | 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET | The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY

    2024 NY Seafood Summit Events take place across New York State and can be attended in person or virtually, networking opportunities and tastings will be available to in person participants. 

    Call to Action! Doing Your Part to Improve the Health, Wealth, and Power of Black America

    | 7 pm ET | Virtual

    Join the Black Church Food Security Network for a four-week political education virtual course preparing you to jumpstart your fight for food justice.

    Food Justice Summit 2024

    | The Wild Center, 45 Museum Dr, Tupper Lake, NY 12986, USA

    The annual Food Justice Summit is a groundbreaking event that brings together leaders from across the food system and all walks of life to discuss pressing topics related to equitable food systems. Its purpose is to empower people to become advocates for food justice and to create lasting, positive change in their communities.  Organizers of this year's event are seeking keynote speaker, presenter, and interactive workshop proposals  around the theme of partnership that are sure to leave participants feeling inspired and empowered. Email info@adkfoodsystem.org with questions.

    Easements

    | Noon - 1:30 pm ET | Virtual

    Easements on a piece of property significantly influence how land can be used. Attorneys Andrew Marchev, Christina Reiter, and Veronica Gassert will present the different types of easements and common conditions found in each. With Andrew Marchev, Christina Reiter, and Veronica Gassert; Three Rivers Law. Part of Legal Food Hub's 2024 Winter Webinar Series.

    Farm to Corrections: Cultivating Justice through Nutrition and Gardening Initiatives

    | 10 am PST | Virtual

    Explore innovative initiatives by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in collaboration with the Nutrition Policy Institute and Impact Justice, including a 'Harvest of the Month' program to increase access to fresh, locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables and trauma-informed nutrition workshops. Uncover the impact of the University of California’s Master Gardener's projects on rehabilitation and workforce development. 

    What's Next for New Hampshire? Looking forward as a network, part 1 of 2: NH Network Café Series

    | Noon ET | Virtual

    What would it take for 30% of the food consumed in New England to be regionally produced by 2030? The NH Food Alliance network addresses this question during their 2023-2024 Network Café Series through A Regional Approach to Food System Resilience, a report of foundational food system data from the New England State Food System Planners Partnership. During each Network Café, join one of the report's lead researchers to dig into the data and answer questions.

    Sept 8, 2023: A Regional Approach to Food System Resilience 
    Oct 6, 2023: Estimating Resilient Eating Patterns
    Nov 3, 2023: Estimating Production for Regional Self Reliance
    Dec 1: Economic Impact of New England’s Food System
    Jan 5, 2024: Understanding Market Channels and Food Expenditures
    Feb 2, 2024: Looking to our Neighbors: State Plans as Models for New Hampshire 
    March 1, 2024: What's Next for New Hampshire? Looking forward as a network, part 1 of 2
    April 5, 2024: What's Next for New Hampshire? Looking forward as a network, part 2 of 2

    Cross Curricular Education: Ag Ed + Family and Consumer Science

    | 3 pm ET | Virtual

    Join Shea Higley of FACS and Mike Smith of Mascenic High School to make salsa and converse about incorporating cross curricular learning and teaching between science and food in the classroom. Part of the 2024 webinar series from NH Farm to School and the NH School & Youth Garden networks for educators from across New England covering a variety of farm to school and school garden topics.

    NY Seafood Summit: Up-state 2024

    | 1 pm - 4 pm ET | Cornell AgriTech, Geneva, NY

    2024 NY Seafood Summit Events take place across New York State and can be attended in person or virtually, networking opportunities and tastings will be available to in person participants.

    Branding Best Practices

    | Noon - 1:30 pm ET | Virtual

    As a small business owner, you want to develop and protect your brand, but you don’t yet have the funds to file for trademark protection. Attorney Christina Licursi will cover steps you can take to have some level of protection from the beginning as well as when to take the plunge and file for protection. With Christina Licursi, Wolf Greenfield. Part of Legal Food Hub's 2024 Winter Webinar Series.

    Field Notes: An Afternoon of Storytelling

    | 2 pm ET | Academy of Music Theatre 274 Main Street, Northampton, MA

    Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)’s Field Notes is a live storytelling event celebrating the many ways local food and farming leave their mark on our lives and in our communities. This will be their fifth show, and this year’s theme is “In the Weeds.” Food is a part of everyone’s life. This show is for everyone who grows, cooks, or eats food!

    2023-2024 Farm to ECE Webinar Series – March Topic TBD

    | 2 pm ET | Virtual

    Experts, farmers and educators will share success stories, innovations, or opportunities in Farm to ECE. From the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN).

    Funding, Resources and Action Planning for Farm to ECE: Learn more to keep building your Farm to ECE program

    | 2 pm ET | Virtual

    Experts, farmers and educators will share success stories, innovations, or opportunities in Farm to ECE. Part of the Farm to ECE 2024 webinar series from the Association of the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN).

    Gardeners’ Gathering

    | Northeastern University, Shillman Hall

    Celebrate the start of the gardening season! The 48th Annual Gardeners’ Gathering hosted by The Trustees brings Boston-area growers of all kinds together for a free day full of informative workshops, engaging exhibitors, networking, and inspiration. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Mel King’s Massachusetts Gardening and Farm Act, the Gathering will focus on celebrating our invaluable legacy gardeners, taking a look back on the incredible community growing work in Boston over the last half a century.

    Square Foot Gardening with Kids

    | 3 pm ET | Virtual

    Square foot gardening is an easier alternative to traditional row gardening and perfectly suited for a school setting and with less digging, less weeding, and a bigger harvest per square foot of space, this method also doubles as a math lesson. Join Hannah MacBride, a Master Gardener in Merrimack County, to learn about this method and how to implement it. Part of the 2024 webinar series from NH Farm to School and the NH School & Youth Garden networks for educators from across New England covering a variety of farm to school and school garden topics.

    Food Allergy Safety Summit (FASS) for Hospitality

    - | The University of Maryland 3912 Denton Service Ln College Park, MD 20742

    MenuTrinfo and Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) are coming together to bring you the first ever Food Allergy Safety Summit…for Hospitality! Formerly separate events, the MenuTrinfo FASI (Food Allergy Symposium for Industry) and the FARE Food Service Summit, this joint event will bring together thought leaders across the industry to share best practices in food allergy safety. The Food Allergy Safety Summit (FASS) aims to provide Food Service Operators and Manufacturers a forum to listen to experts, ask questions, discuss best practices and discover solutions.

    Small Plates 2024

    | 5:30 - 8:30 pm ET | 305 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02121

    Join Future Chefs for our annual Small Plates dinner! Young people from FC Delivers will showcase their skills and passion through an evening of dishes inspired by their own cultures. Tasting tables will feature a blend of unique flavors featuring recipes developed by our young people. The evening will take place in two shifts: 5:30pm - 7:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:30pm. 

    Mass Farm & Sea to School Conference 2024

    | Smith College, Northampton, MA

    Mass Farm to School will hold its 7th statewide conference, this year with the theme Rooted in Resilience: Centering Climate & Community. Workshops and discussion groups will focus on climate change in the farm to school movement, bringing together farm to school advocates - food services professionals, students, educators, policy makers, public health advocates, community organizers, and more. Attendees will learn about policy efforts and community organizing, farm to school curriculum, local procurement, sustaining farm to school programs, school gardens, and more. Field trips will take place the day before the conference on March 21. Early bird registration ends Feb 9, 2024.

    Northeast Dairy Innovation Summit

    - | Albany, NY

    Dairy farmers, processors, service providers, policy makers, and industry stakeholders will come together from across the Northeast for this regional event, run by the Northeast Dairy Innovation Business Center. From farm innovation to processing innovation to workforce development, we’ll dig into the challenges and opportunities in dairy. You’ll leave with new ideas to put into action, peer-to-peer connections, and strategies to build a more resilient dairy sector.

    What's Next for New Hampshire? Looking forward as a network, part 2 of 2: NH Network Café Series

    | Noon ET | Virtual

    What would it take for 30% of the food consumed in New England to be regionally produced by 2030? The NH Food Alliance network addresses this question during their 2023-2024 Network Café Series through A Regional Approach to Food System Resilience, a report of foundational food system data from the New England State Food System Planners Partnership. During each Network Café, join one of the report's lead researchers to dig into the data and answer questions.

    Sept 8, 2023: A Regional Approach to Food System Resilience 
    Oct 6, 2023: Estimating Resilient Eating Patterns
    Nov 3, 2023: Estimating Production for Regional Self Reliance
    Dec 1: Economic Impact of New England’s Food System
    Jan 5, 2024: Understanding Market Channels and Food Expenditures
    Feb 2, 2024: Looking to our Neighbors: State Plans as Models for New Hampshire 
    March 1, 2024: What's Next for New Hampshire? Looking forward as a network, part 1 of 2
    April 5, 2024: What's Next for New Hampshire? Looking forward as a network, part 2 of 2

    Farm to ECE and the Benefits of Outdoor Play: Keeping Bodies and Minds Healthy and Resilient

    | 2 pm ET | Virtual

    Experts, farmers and educators will share success stories, innovations, or opportunities in Farm to ECE. Part of the Farm to ECE 2024 webinar series from the Association of the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN).

    Farm to ECE State Surveys: The Why and How of State Surveys with Examples from Successful States

    | 2 pm ET | Virtual

    Experts, farmers and educators will share success stories, innovations, or opportunities in Farm to ECE. Part of the Farm to ECE 2024 webinar series from the Association of the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN).

    NH Food System Statewide Gathering

    | The Barn on the Pemi in Plymouth, NH

    The NH Food System Statewide Gathering is an annual event hosted by the NH Food Alliance that brings together individuals, businesses, and organizations from across sectors who are dedicated to growing an improved local food system that works for all in the Granite State: people, businesses, communities, and the environment.

    National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference 2024

    - | Washington, DC

    The National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, sponsored by the Food Research & Action Center, and in cooperation with the National CACFP Forum, will be held June 3-5, 2024 in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of anti-hunger advocates will join from across the country to attend content-rich sessions, learn legislative best practices, explore innovative advocacy methods, and form personal connections to help better fight hunger in their communities.