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Free Event:
Beginning Farmer Network of Massachusetts
Tuesday, November 12th 10:00am - 3:00pm
Charlton Public Library, Charlton, MA



Dear SEMAP Members,
Please join the Beginning Farmer Network of MA and other farmers and farm service providers at the BFN MA annual Fall Forum, next Tuesday from 10am to 3pm in Charlton, MA.  


Please come (and bring your farm friends!!!)
It should be really fun and a great opportunity to make really useful connections for our farms. It is free and includes breakfast and lunch! Details and a link to registration are below. Hope to see you there!

Register at:

*       Meet other farmers and farm service providers
*       Cultivate beginning farmers in Mass
*       Enjoy a half day with other agriculture folks including breakfast and lunch
*       Make important connections that help your farm thrive

10:00   Arrival: refreshments and food
             Introduction:  including talks by beginning farmer Suzy Konecky of Cricket Creek Farm and Jim Hafner from Land For Good
11:10   Networking round tables:  topics include: Land Access, Farm Loans, Record Keeping, Agriculture and Climate Change.
12:10- 1:10  Lunch- including locally made sandwiches, local cheese, apples, and cider.
12:30   Beginning Farmer Services Teaser (lunch continues): one minute for each service provider to pitch what they offer beginning farmers
1:15   Action Discussion: topics include: Scaling-up and Avoiding Burnout, Debt and Credit, Women in Agriculture, Farm Knowledge and Skills and more!
2:10   Wrap up, next steps
3:00   Goodbye for the day: invitation to stay a few extra minutes and write FSMA comments that we will send in to the FDA.

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Bridget & Kristen