NH Farm Network Open Forum

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The NH Farm Network is a collaboration of agriculture service providers who work to support and provide resources to NH farms and aspiring farmers. Members of the network gather quarterly to share news and learn about each other's organizations and programmatic offerings. The meetings are open to anyone, including growers. You can learn more about the network on our webpage: https://extension.unh.edu/resource/nh-farm-network

This year there will be a series of four meetings.  Participants are invited to attend any number of these meetings.  There is one registration for all four sessions. 

Meeting dates:

  • January 8, 2024 at 1:00 PM - Topic: How do we define a farm 
  • April 1, 2024 at 1:00 PM - Topic: Collective Impact at Walden Mutual (description below)
  • July 8, 2024 at 1:00 PM - Topic: TBA
  • September- Agricultural Professionals Day

Register in advance for these meetings hereAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meetings.

April 1st,  2024 from 1:00-2:30 pm

Collective Impact at Walden Mutual – You may have heard about a new agricultural lender, Walden Mutual. They will join us to talk about their efforts in measuring impact and creating a system of equitable lending. In their annual report, you can find information about how they measure impact both internally as an organization, and in their portfolio. They will join us to unpack their story of “why” and how as an organization they are working towards supporting and uplifting historically disadvantaged communities and individuals.

According to findings from the 2022 NH Racial Equity Assessment, we know many agriculture organizations in NH may not have robust systems in place to track their audience demographics or leadership participation. Moreover, there appears to be a gap in providing sufficient training on equity and inclusion for both staff and volunteers. We invite you to join us in exploring how these aspects are fundamental to the initiatives undertaken at Walden Mutual Bank.

As always, these calls are informal and open to all. Our aim is to create community and collaboration between organizations.

Community updates – If you have news or programs to share, please let us know. We'll have time for individuals to share during the meeting.

Register for this meeting hereAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you need an accommodation to participate in our programming, please contact Olivia Saunders, Olivia.Saunders@unh.edu and 603-447-3834, prior to the event. Given ample time, we will make any reasonable effort to meet your needs, including language access services if requested, which will be provided free of charge.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under sub-award number SNE21-008-NH.