Webinars related to food systems and/or community development.

Location: Holyoke Community College Kittredge Center, 303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke



Presenter: Mary Jo Dudley, Cornell University and Director of Cornell Farmworker Program 



Develop effective communication tools and explore strategies to improve our relationships with, and the well-being of farm employees. Presenter, Mary Jo Dudley of the Cornell Farmworker Program will address how to create a positive workplace and reduce communication misunderstandings including tips and tools for employers of foreign born farmers. Based on the extensive work of the Cornell Farmworker Program in capacity building for foreign born farmworkers.



Register and more info: https://www.buylocalfood.org/event/cisa-workshop-improving-workplace-communications/


Event Date 3/8/2018 5:00 pm ET
Event End Date 3/8/2018 8:00 pm ET
Individual Price $15.00



In this webinar, Luis Sierra, Assistant Director for CCCD, will take us a step deeper in understanding how incubator farms can support cooperative development. Luis will respond to questions from Part I by reviewing the ways that Farm Educators and Incubators can support their clients/constituencies’ efforts to grow or market as a cooperative. We’ll look at the issues that incubators need to be aware of when they decide to support a group’s interest in starting a cooperative and strategic choices of how to provide the support. We’ll review and describe how agricultural cooperatives started through a partnership between growers and non-profit organization, examine participant assumptions about cooperatives and cooperation, and how this impacts coop development process, what the essentials are of what participants should learn about cooperatives, what a cooperative development timeline looks like, and how to find and work with a Cooperative Development Specialist.

Event Date 3/9/2018 1:00 pm ET
Cut off date 3/15/2018
Individual Price Discounts Available


Attend this webinar to learn how accepting SNAP benefits can benefit a farmers market and the steps to getting started. This webinar will discuss how a market can facilitate SNAP transactions between customers and vendors.



More info and register: https://mifma.z2systems.com/np/clients/mifma/eventRegistration.jsp?event=721&

Event Date 3/14/2018 10:00 am ET
Event End Date 3/14/2018 12:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free



Attend this webinar to learn how farmers markets can bring successful nutrition education activities to their market, using the Food Navigator Program as an example. This webinar will discuss how to plan successful nutrition education activities, and how to expand the reach of those activities using social media.



Register and More info: http://mifma.org/nutrition-education-activities-farmers-markets-planning-success-expanding-reach/


Event Date 3/21/2018 10:00 am ET
Event End Date 3/21/2018 11:00 am ET
Individual Price Free


On March 7, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the availability of $27 million in grants to strengthen market opportunities for local and regional food producers and businesses through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program. Read updated informationabout these grants and register for upcoming webinars to learn more about them.



AMS will host two webinars to help farmers, producer groups and other potential applicants to understand the program requirements. 



The Grants.gov webinar on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at 2 p.m. (ET), will cover how to register in Dun & Bradstreet, track a submitted application, find funding opportunities and apply for those opportunities. The FMLFPP webinar on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 2 p.m. (ET), will provide an overview of the program objectives, eligibility and basic information about the application process.


Register today:



Event Date 3/27/2018 2:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free
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