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  • Highlighting farm to institution events and workshops around New England and beyond. Want to see your event listed here? Email Sarah Lyman. You might also find useful our Resource Database.

  • Black & Brown Queerness in Agriculture

    | 6 pm - 8 pm ET | Virtual

    A roundtable conversation about Farmers of Color, Queerness, and the intersectionalities in Agriculture and the overall food system, hosted by NESAWG - Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group. This conversation with open audience participation will spotlight the experiences and perspectives of Farmers of Color and members of the LGBTQ+ community, exploring how their identities intersect with the intricate fabric of agriculture and the broader food system. Through thoughtful dialogue and shared insights, we aim to foster a deeper understanding of the diverse voices shaping our agricultural landscape and the importance of inclusivity in building resilient and equitable food systems for All!

    National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference

    - | Salt Lake City, UT

    The 2024 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference "Agriculture Elevated" is the premier professional development event for Pre-K through 12th grade teachers, volunteers, and professionals in agricultural literacy. Taking place in beautiful Salt Lake City, UT, this event will inspire attendees to teach through a lens of agriculture!

    Benefits and Risks of A.I. and Digitization in Agriculture

    | Noon ET | Virtual

    The National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of USDA highlights the many promises of AI and digitization in Agriculture. Systems for crop and soil monitoring are leveraging machine learning, remote sensing, satellite imagery, drones, and precision technologies for informed production and management. Decision support tools and models are increasingly used in the assessment and development of new management practices and processes leading to substantial improvements in soil health (e.g., microbiome, water, nutrients, carbon, chemicals of environmental concern) and improved ecosystem services from agricultural production. Applications of AI are expanding in development of new models to assist farm, forest, and ranch managers in decision-making with appropriate scale management strategies and technologies to enhance economic efficiency and sustainability. But as with the diffusion and implementation of all new technologies, adoption of those used in agriculture must be conducted responsibility and trust built with users and society. This webinar is hosted by the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, moderated by Jane Kolodinsky, and features panelists Dr. Madhu Khanna, Carrie Alexander, and David Warren.

    We the Land! A Gathering For Indigenous, Black, & Brown Earth Workers, Land Stewards & Farmers

    - | Northampton, MA

    We the Land! is an invitation to our community to join us for a weekend of knowledge exchange, grassroots organizing, celebration, and ceremony and marks the Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust’s first in-person gathering since 2019. 

    We The Land! A Gathering For Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian, SWANA & PoC Earth Workers, Land Stewards & Farmers

    - | Smith College, Northampton, MA

    We the Land! is intended to call in and connect our mycelial network of Indigenous, Black, and Brown land, food, and climate justice activists, as well as healers, makers, and ceremonial holders. We the Land! is rooted in NEFOC’s vision to advance land and food sovereignty in the Northeast region through permanent and secure land tenure for PoC farmers and land stewards in a sacred manner that honors our ancestors’ dreams ~ for regenerative farming, human habitat, ceremony, native species ecosystem restoration, and cultural preservation. 

    Boston Local Food Festival

    | 11 am - 5 pm ET | Boston, MA

    Calling all of New England's masterful food makers – chefs, fishermen, farmers, and food artisans! Join culinary craftsman for the 2024 Boston Local Food Festival on Sunday, September 15th! We will savor the flavors of Massachusetts and beyond. From chef demos to a Family Fun Zone and a thrilling seafood throw-down, there's something for everyone. Early Bird vendor discount ends May 31. Save the date and get ready to savor the flavors of our region! Rain date: September 22nd.

    AASHE 2024 Conference & Expo

    - | Virtual; and in Anaheim, CA

    This is the premiere event for sustainability in higher education. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) welcomes faculty, staff, students, and all types of change agents to gather for compelling presentations and discussions on accelerating sustainability in higher education. #AASHE2024 is your opportunity to collaborate with colleagues who understand the intricacies of the challenges you face in advancing sustainability at your institution. 

    National Agricultural Marketing Summit 2024

    - | Albuquerque, NM

    The AgSummit provides a unique networking opportunity for agricultural marketing practitioners to form new partnerships and learn new business strategies that can improve the performance of their farms and businesses.