Events

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NYFC Produce Safety Workshops — get FSMA certified in one day!
Upcoming workshops listed here. 
NYFC is proud to offer workshops across the country to help familiarize young and beginning farmers with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). When FSMA goes into effect in 2018, all fruit and vegetable producers will be subject to Produce Safety Rule (PSR) regulations. All non-exempt farms will be required to have at least one owner or managerial staff member on site who has attended an approved FSMA PSR training such as NYFC’s workshops. Even exempt farms will be required to keep certain records, which will be covered in these trainings. And, regardless of your scale, everyone can benefit from learning about food safety practices on the farm! NYFC is happy to be able to subsidize these workshops for young and beginning farmers. Snacks, lunch, and beverages are provided at all workshops. Upcoming workshops are listed here. If your chapter is interested in hosting a produce safety workshop, please e-mail matt@youngfarmers.org.

Annapolis, MD—July 17—FSA Loan Workshop
6pm @ Maryland Dept. of Ag, 50 Harry S. Truman Pkwy
Join us for a workshop on FSA loans in Annapolis, MD! NYFC is partnering with the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) to increase awareness about federal loan programs that can benefit young farmers. These workshops feature a farm tour, a panel of farmers with experience getting FSA loans, a presentation by a local FSA loan officer, and a Q&A where you can ask about how these programs might work for you. More info here.

Stowe, VT—July 19—Pizza Social with NOFA-VT 
5:30-7:30pm @ Long Winter Farm, 1187 Nebraska Valley Rd
Join VYFC and NOFA-VT for delicious wood-fired pizza, a tour of Long Winter Farm, and some much needed socializing with your fellow young farmers. More info here.

Veneta, OR—July 19—Farmer Social and Farm Tour + Potluck
5-8:30pm @ Ambrosia Farm, 86915 Territorial Hwy
Join in for a social evening, farm tour, and potluck with fellow Southern Willamette farmers. Cassidy, Southwest Organizer from NYFC, will give a policy update and presentation. More info here.

Guilford, CT—July 23—Lakeside Feed Farm Tour + Potluck
4pm @ 31 Lake Drive, Guilford, CT
Join the New CT Farmer Alliance for one of four farm tours and potlucks! First of the season will be at Lakeside Feed. More here.

Pine Plains, NY—July 29—HVYFC Farm Tour + Potluck
6pm @ Full Circus Farm, 27 Mil’s Path
Join the Hudson Valley Young Farmers Coalition for our monthly farm tour and potluck! Please bring a dish to share and a plate/cup/utensils. More info at hvyoungfarmers.org.

Ridgefield, CT—July 30— Earth Root Farm Tour + Potluck
4pm @ 140 Mopus Bridge Rd, Ridgefield, CT
Join the New CT Farmer Alliance for the second of four farm tours and potlucks. This one will be at Earth Root Farm! More here.

Littleton, CO—July 31—Climate Change, Resilience, and the Future of Food
6pm @ Botanic Gardens Chatfield
Presentation by Laura Lengnick on Climate Change, Resilience, and the Future of Food.

Mansfield, CT—August 4—Cloverleigh Farm Tour + Potluck
4pm @ 336 Mansfield City Rd, Mansfield Center, CT
Join the New CT Farmer Alliance for the third of four farm tours and potlucks! This one will be held at Cloverleigh Farm. More info here.

Washington Depot, CT—August 6—Back 40 Farm Group Tour + Potluck
4pm @ 153 Lower Church Hill Rd Washington Depot, CT
Join the New CT Farmer Alliance for the last of four farm tours and potlucks! This one will be held at Back 40 Farm. More info here.

Columbus, OH—August 8—Farm Legal Q&A 
6pm @ Rambling House Soda, 310 E Hudson St
Hosted by the Central Ohio Chapter of The National Young Farmers Coalition Farmers Coalition and OEFFA, this evening’s networking and question-and-answer session feature local farm lawyers from Barrett Easterday Cunningham & Eselgroth LLP. More info here.

Denver, CO—August 19—After Market
3pm @ Everitt Farms 9400 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood
Beer garden, live music, and networking for area producers and market vendors. More here.