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Agriculture in Mass
• Steve Verrill: Owner, Verrill Farm, Concord, MA
• Margiana Petersen-Rockney: Coordinator, Beginning
Farmer Network of Mass, New Entry Sustainable
Farming Project, Farmer at Rosasharn Farm, Organizer
of the Young Farmer Network
• Kathleen Carroll: Director, UMass Extension Agriculture
& Green Industry Program, Amherst
Steve Verrill
Owner of Verrill Farm
Concord, MA
Margiana Petersen-Rockney
Beginning Farmer Network of Mass Coordinator (www.bfnmass.org)
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (www.nesfp.org)
Young Farmer Network Organizer (www.youngfarmernetwork.org)
Farmer, Rosasharn Farm
Mass agriculture quick facts
Mass agriculture quick facts
Annual gross sales
Cash in direct sales of farm products to
consumers (1st in New England)

$489 million
$42 million

Number of farmers markets

247

Family owned farms

90%

Farms

7,691

Farms w/ hired labor

1,770

Farm workers

13,545

Farmland

517,879 acres

Cropland

187,406 acres

Average farm size
Facts from
USDA Census
of Agriculture,
2007

Farmland value (3rd in nation)
Gender of farmers
Average age of farmers

67 acres
$11,600/acre
39% female, 61% male
57 years
Farm Incomes
Farms by Value of Sales
2,500

2,380

Number of Farms

2,000

1,500

1,000

500

949

839

769

791

244

398
156

397
212

194

0

Farm Sales

Facts from USDA Census of
Agriculture, 2007

• The average net cash farm income per farm is $12,517
• 95% are “small farms” (USDA definition: annual sales below
$250,000)
The future
Employment
The numbers:
• 1 in 10 people in the US work in food service
• 1 in 100 work on farms
Other options:
• Non-profits that work with farmers
• For-profit ag. suppliers and service providers
• Many entrepreneurial opportunities
Where to look for jobs:
• New Entry Farm Employment Directory
• Goodfoodjobs.com website
• Comfoodjobs tufts listserv https://elist.tufts.edu/wws/subscribe/comfoodjobs
• ATTRA (National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service) website- Sustainable
farming internships and apprenticeships
Kathleen Carroll
Director,
UMass Extension
Agriculture & Green
Industry Program,
Amherst
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  • 1. Agriculture in Mass • Steve Verrill: Owner, Verrill Farm, Concord, MA • Margiana Petersen-Rockney: Coordinator, Beginning Farmer Network of Mass, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Farmer at Rosasharn Farm, Organizer of the Young Farmer Network • Kathleen Carroll: Director, UMass Extension Agriculture & Green Industry Program, Amherst
  • 2. Steve Verrill Owner of Verrill Farm Concord, MA
  • 3. Margiana Petersen-Rockney Beginning Farmer Network of Mass Coordinator (www.bfnmass.org) New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (www.nesfp.org) Young Farmer Network Organizer (www.youngfarmernetwork.org) Farmer, Rosasharn Farm
  • 5. Mass agriculture quick facts Annual gross sales Cash in direct sales of farm products to consumers (1st in New England) $489 million $42 million Number of farmers markets 247 Family owned farms 90% Farms 7,691 Farms w/ hired labor 1,770 Farm workers 13,545 Farmland 517,879 acres Cropland 187,406 acres Average farm size Facts from USDA Census of Agriculture, 2007 Farmland value (3rd in nation) Gender of farmers Average age of farmers 67 acres $11,600/acre 39% female, 61% male 57 years
  • 6. Farm Incomes Farms by Value of Sales 2,500 2,380 Number of Farms 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 949 839 769 791 244 398 156 397 212 194 0 Farm Sales Facts from USDA Census of Agriculture, 2007 • The average net cash farm income per farm is $12,517 • 95% are “small farms” (USDA definition: annual sales below $250,000)
  • 8. Employment The numbers: • 1 in 10 people in the US work in food service • 1 in 100 work on farms Other options: • Non-profits that work with farmers • For-profit ag. suppliers and service providers • Many entrepreneurial opportunities Where to look for jobs: • New Entry Farm Employment Directory • Goodfoodjobs.com website • Comfoodjobs tufts listserv https://elist.tufts.edu/wws/subscribe/comfoodjobs • ATTRA (National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service) website- Sustainable farming internships and apprenticeships
  • 9. Kathleen Carroll Director, UMass Extension Agriculture & Green Industry Program, Amherst
  • 17. WELCOME TO GREEN SCHOOL Sponsored by UMass Extension’s Turf Program and Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program
  • 18. UMass Extension’s GREEN DIRECTORY • Who we are • How to contact us • What programs we offer Pick up your copy at the registration table.
  • 19. WEB SITES Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program UMassGreenInfo.org Turf Program UMassTurf.org
  • 20. Massachusetts Programs: 2-years or Less in Agriculture or Horticulture  Cape Cod Community College  Greenfield Community College  Holyoke Community College  Mount Wachusett Community College  North Shore Community College  Springfield Technical Community College  Stockbridge School