SEMAP 2018 Food and Agriculture Conference

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 9:00am
Dighton, MA

Whether you’re a professional farmer, a backyard gardener, or just curious about locally grown food, the Ag & Food Conference is for you! Each year, the lineup includes workshops for the general public as well as info-packed sessions for farmers and gardeners of all experience levels. Registration includes a locally-sourced lunch and at the Resource Fair, you’ll learn about local organizations and businesses that provide services and products to help you grow, whether you’ve got a hundred acres or a couple of window boxes.

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2018 Schedule
10:00 AM – KEYNOTE
10:45 AM – WORKSHOP #1
12:15 PM – LUNCH
1:30 PM – WORKSHOP #2
3:15 PM – WORKSHOP #3

Some of our confirmed workshops include:
Seed-To-Vase: Managing Specialty Cut Flower Production
Panel Discussion on Farm Value-Added Products
Farm Labor & Legal Regulations
Basic Beekeeping
Growing Cultural Crops for Immigrant Communities
Land Access for Beginning Farmers
Focus on Poultry Feeds & Supplements
Head Lettuce Production
Winter Growing in Unheated High and Low Tunnels
Reducing Livestock Stress with Environmental Management
No-Till Cover Crops For The Home Garden
Build a DIY No-Turn Bio-composter
Build a DIY 8’x8′ Hog Panel Greenhouse
Wool? Adventures in Processing for Profit
Adventures with Meat Rabbits
The Art of Textile Upcycling
Navigating the Maze of Lyme Disease – Thinking Outside the Box

Children’s track includes:
Keeping Rabbits for 4H
Tour of Bristol Aggie
Beekeeping for Kids