Saturday, February 23, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – Agriculture & Food Conference of Southeastern Massachusetts


You’re invited to the Bristol County Conservation District’s 6th Annual Conference.  Presented by SEMAP and Bristol County Conservation District on Saturday, February 23, 2012, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, at the Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center Street, Dighton, Massachusetts.

Whether you’re a professional farmer, a backyard gardener, or just curious about locally grown food, this is the event for you. This year’s offerings include workshops for the public and youth ages 7-12, as well as info-packed sessions for farmers of all experience levels and workshops specific to organic methods. A sampling of topics includes Advanced IPM, “The First Year”: A Close Look at a New Organic Farm Operation, Cucurbits Roundtable, Small Fruit Production Practices, Nitrogen Dynamics in Organic Cropping Systems, The Dirt on Composting, Ancient Apples, and Cover Crop Research.

Registration includes a locally-sourced lunch (yes, in February!) and at the Resource Fair you’ll learn about local organizations and businesses that provide services and products to help you grow, whether you’ve got a hundred acres or a couple of window boxes. Registration is $35 for farmers, $50 for the public, and $20 for youth and students. Businesses or organizations interested in exhibiting can contact Kristen at kirvin@semaponline.org. Please Note: Online registration at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e6m98qy406f53fb5 will close on Friday, February 22nd – You may show up at the conference Saturday (cash or check ONLY), but we cannot guarantee a lunch for same-day registrants.