NE CSA Conference
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!!!!
NORTHEAST REGIONAL COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE
A FUTURE FOR FARMING IN THE NORTHEAST
NOVEMBER 7-8, 1997
CSA of North America, in partnership with Just Food, UMass Extension and
Wilson College, is convening a conference this fall to tackle the
challenges of creating and operating successful CSA farms in the Northeast
now, and to explore their possibilities in the future. This conference is
exciting because it will create a forum where farmers, CSA members, land
grant and USDA personnel, related non-profit organizations and the public
can communicate, exchange ideas and learn from one another. PLEASE JOIN
Your ideas on what the conference should include will carry great weight in
our final planning, so please let us know what you think. YOU ARE THE MOST
IMPORTANT PART OF THE CONFERENCE AND YOUR INPUT IS ESSENTIAL.
Workshops will be designed largley based on your requests. A starting list
would likely include:
-Begin a CSA
-Sustain & expand a CSA
-Secure land use and ownership
-Assess your legal structure
-Develop a core group
-Increase member involvement
-Choose appropriate technologies
-Learn about labor, apprentices & the law
-Discuss crop management issues
-Understand budgeting & accounting
-Explore CSA farmer standard of living
-Build networks of CSA farms
-Create urban-rural partnerships
-Survey other types of CSA
-Examine food security & CSA
-Probe the potential of CSA in the NE
You as CSA growers, members, and advocacy groups MAKE the conference and we
need your advice.
What subjects would you like to see presented?
Who would you suggest for possible presenters or workshop leaders?
If you are knowledgeable in certain areas, let us know what the subject is
and if you would be willing to participate in a panel or lead a workshop.
Please include name, address, phone, farm or organization you represent,
and telephone with any correspondence.
COME SHARE IN THIS HISTORIC MOMENT FOR CSA IN THE NORTHEAST!!
REGISTRATION MATERIALS WILL BE SENT OUT IN JULY/AUGUST. FOR MORE
INFORMATION OR RESPONSES, PLEASE CONTACT: CSA of North America, Elizabeth
Keen, 57 Jug End Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230 Tel: (413) 528-4374
firstname.lastname@example.org or look at our web page: http://www.umass.edu/umext/CSA
SPONSORED BY: CSA OF NORTH AMERICA, JUST FOOD, UMASS EXTENSION, WILSON COLLEGE