Tuesday, April 3, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm – Massachusetts Agriculture Day at the State House

How big is agriculture in Massachusetts?  Approximately $489 million dollars of revenue is generated annually, and Commonwealth farmers are responsible for maintaining almost 520,000 acres of open space.  Please join the Massachusetts State Grange on Tuesday, April 3, when farmers and agriculture officials from across the Bay State come together to visit their legislators to discuss issues and legislation which affects their farms and local communities.  The day’s events include a program of speakers, presentations of “Agriculture Day” awards, informational exhibits and a hotly anticipated reception featuring Massachusetts’ farm and specialty food products.  You are invited to help recognize Massachusetts’ agriculture specialists and learn more about their efforts to maintain the long-term viability of Massachusetts agriculture.  Registration will take place at Bartlett Hall at the State House from 9:30 – 11:30 am.  At 10 am, there will be a Farmer Orientation on Agricultural Issues in Nurses Hall, and visits with legislators from 10 – 11:15.  At noon, the Taste of Massachusetts reception will take place in the Great Hall & Grand Staircase area.  For more information call the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation at 508-481-4766, or email info@mfbf.net.

Photograph © 2009 Jo Landers. The original image may be viewed here.