Experienced educators offering farm-based education programs in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. TFEC programs nurture the seeds of earth stewardship for young and old alike while connecting people to local food, our shared agricultural heritage, and to one another.
AgComs represent the farming community, encourage the pursuit of agriculture, promote agricultural economic development and protect farmlands and farm businesses, and preserve, revitalize and sustain agricultural businesses and land. As of December 1, 2009, there are 130 Agricultural Commissions within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and there are 100 towns that have local Right to Farm Bylaws.
Supports, promotes and enhances viability of Massachusetts agriculture. Aims to help MA agricultural businesses become as economically and environmentally sound as possible. Offers a wide variety of technical assistance, grant, and resource programs.
The nation's oldest national agricultural organization, with grassroots units established in 37 states. Members provide service to agriculture and rural areas on a wide variety of issues, including economic development, education, family endeavors, and legislation designed to assure a strong and viable Rural America.
Established in 1971 as a farm worker rights organization, now a human services agency dedicated to improving quality of life for thousands of low-income persons with employment and family assistance social programs in Springfield, MA and in CT, NH and RI
Facilitates sustainable purchasing relationships between local institutions and local farms, promotes local food and agriculture education for students, and supports state, regional and national networking of farm to school practitioners.