2020 Winter Workshop Series

Posted on February 2, 2020 // view all News // Workshops

Berkshire Grown’s winter workshops are open for registration.

Grants For Farms: Presentations by MDAR

Tuesday, February 11, 4:30-6:00pm
the Porches Inn, 231 River Street, North Adams, MA
Thursday, February 13, 4:30-6:00pm
Stockbridge Community Room, 50 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA

$10 for Berkshire Grown members/ $20 for non-members

MDAR Farm Viability staff will join us to share information about the business assistance and grant programs available through the Department. The presentation will be given once in North County and once in South County.

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Getting It Right: Pricing Strategies

Thursday, February 20, 4:00-6:00pm
online workshop

$10 for Berkshire Grown members/ $20 for non-members

Figuring out the right price for your products is a challenge all farmers face. How do you balance setting a price that is competitive in the market place while still covering your costs.  Julia Shanks consults with farmers and chefs, helping them to maximize profits and streamline their operations. We are excited to have Julia bring to Berkshire Grown our first online workshop.

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No Till On Your Farm: Practices and Equipment

Wednesday, March 11, 3:00-6:00pm
Stockbridge Community Room, 50 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA

Conservation tillage practices offer multiple benefits for soil health as well as savings in time and fuel. The Berkshire Conservation District has a no till seeder available for rent to area farmers. Come learn about this opportunity and hear from local growers like Jim Schultz of Red Shirt Farm about their use of no till practices.

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Managing Conflict for Farmers: Communication Skills and Resources

Tuesday, March 17, 3:00-6:00pm
Stockbridge Community Room, 50 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA

$15 for Berkshire Grown members/ $25 for non-members

Perhaps you’ve had a difficult interaction with a customer, or come into conflict with family or neighbors about your practices. Berkshire County and New York mediators Kayla Wendling and Claudia Kenny will guide us through using skills like active listening  to create better communication and help you navigate the challenges we all face.

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Adapting to the Changing Local Foods Market

Thursday, March 19, 3:00-6:00pm
Stockbridge Community Room, 50 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA

$15 for Berkshire Grown members/ $25 for non-members

Myrna Greenfield, from Good Egg Marketing, will share the latest market trends and how you can adapt your local food business to the changing market.

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