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this weekend! national farmers union convention

Posted: March 1 2013
wavesNew England is hosting the 111th Anniversary National Farmers Union Convention March 2-5, 2013, at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. Producers from across the country will gather to set the policy priorities for 2013. Join them so your needs are heard and advocated for by one of the oldest agricultural organizations in the country!
The conference theme is Making Waves In Agriculture. USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, who hails from western Massachusetts, will deliver the keynote address. Panels will tackle international agriculture, conservation compliance, farm safety, women in agriculture and scaling up to meet demand. Check out the agenda.

+ On Monday night, there's a Beginning Farmer Mixer! There'll be talk about what sort of policy change will encourage the development of new, sustainable farm businesses, and also some good old fashioned shit-shooting. It will be a great way to meet young and beginning farmers from all over the country. 

hudson, new york