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5th Annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

$50

The 5th Annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference (UFC) is designed to advance the opportunities and address the barriers involved in cultivating a resilient and thriving Urban Farming sector. The UFC is a multi-sector stakeholder forum designed to share information regarding what is currently happening in Massachusetts. The UFC fosters solutions, sustainable networks and business relationships.

The UFC brings together participants representing all aspects of Urban Farming including, but not limited to, farmers (including roof top, chicken, bees, etc.), land trust managers, policy makers, commercial buyers, foundations, investors and all others. The 5th Annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference is comprised of interactive panels, demonstration workshops, expert discussions on diverse and relevant topics with distinguished Conversation Leaders and one of the best networking opportunities for this sector.

Early Bird Tickets are available until December 30, 2016!!

Sample of Conference Sessions:

  • Rural and Urban Farms: Building Partnerships and New Market Models
  • Bio-intensive Farming in the City
  • Youth and Entrepreneurship: Models for Success
  • Civic Synergy and Urban Agriculture: Democratizing Food Production”
  • Community Building: Partnerships that Foster a Viable Urban Farming Enterprise
  • The Massachusetts Local Food Plan and the Role of Urban Agriculture
  • Intensive Production Systems For Urban Farms
  • Greenhouse Management
  • Food Sovereignty, Economics and Gentrification
  • The Case for a Smarter and More Integrated Agriculture Industry

Back by popular demand:

Karen Washington, Co-Owner, Rise & Root Farm; Co-Founder, Black Urban Growers

Greg Watson, Director For Policy and Systems Design, Schumacher Center for a New Economics

Opening Keynote Presenter:

Curtis Stone, Green City Acres, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

Returning to the MA Urban Farming Conference, Curtis will be the morning Keynote and will also lead several sessions throughout the day. He has traveled around the world, presenting 3-5 day workshops to help urban farmers become more successful and profitable; we are really excited that he will be with us for the 2017 UFC! Many of last year’s attendees have remarked on how they have incorporated techniques and best practices gleaned from his presentations, that said, March 4, 2017, you’ll have another opportunity to learn how you too can build a viable and profitable urban farming operation.

**Student Rate (18 years or younger, ends February 15, 2017)

For general information and volunteer opportunities, please contact Rose:

rose.arruda@state.ma.us

Refunds available until February 20, 2017. By registering to attend the UFC, **all participants acknowledge, understand and agree to being photographed or recorded for all purposes, including UFC related promotional use and that panels are subject to change.

Venue

Northeastern University
116 Forsyth St.
Boston, MA United States

Organizer

Urban Farming Institute
Website:
https://urbanfarminginstitute.org/

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