Saturday, April 4, 2009

Exciting News, New Ag Commision in MA and Nutrient Density Field Trainings

Massachusetts will soon receive new agricultural commissioner this past week, as Scott Soares was appointed to replace the recently retired Doug Petersen. Scott grew up here in Dartmouth and has been a great champion of local agriculture (including organizations like SEMAP); his appointment is good news for the Massachusetts Sustainable Agriculture community.

Politically minded? Interested in keeping abreast of action in Washington impacting sustainable agriculture? Check out the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition an organization that formed from a recent merger between the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture and the Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. One political issue that will be a major focus in 2009 is the Child Nutrition and Wic Reauthorization Act. Read the recent publication; Nourishing the Nation One Tray at a Time for a perspective one this important legislation.

On a different note, NOFA-Mass has recently announced a series of Nutrient Density Field Trainings that will be held throughout 2009. Folks looking to build their working knowledge of techniques used to grow high quality nutrient dense foods are encouraged to attend.

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