We want to spotlight some great organizing coming out of the Beginning Farmer Network of Massachusetts (BFN/Mass):
Next Tuesday, November 12th, is the BFN/Mass Fall Forum, an opportunity for farmers to meet fellow farmers, farm service providers and food system advocates – in short, all those who are concerned with beginning farmers’ livelihood and success. The forum is both a networking opportunity and a chance for the group to raise and discuss gaps in resources and to figure out how to address them.
For folks in the Massachusetts area,
- Are you a new farmer or thinking about farming?
- Are you looking to connect with beginning farmers or farm service providers in MA?
- Are you interested in beginning farmer success in MA?
- Do you want to figure out how to work together and leverage resources?
If you answered yes to any of these, then come on out!
The event is on November 12th from 10:00 to 3:00 at the Charlton Public Library (40 Main Street, Charlton, MA). Come prepared to enjoy a half day with other agriculture folks including breakfast and lunch and to meet other farmers and farm service providers in the state.
Find more information and register for the event here.
Not in the Massachusetts area? We’d love to work with you on organizing a similar project, and even using it to kickstart a local NYFC chapter. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!
The Beginning Farmer Network of Massachusetts (BFN/Mass) is a collaborative group of farmers and farm service providers dedicated to beginning farmer success in Massachusetts. By creating more space for networking and collaboration amongst Beginning Farmers and Service Providers, BFN/Mass brings together people who want to work on similar issues, who want to share information and lessons learned, and who can inspire each other by their work. Find more information at www.bfnmass.org.