2021 Conference

Attention HNE registrants – Zoom links were sent via email from info@harvestnewengland.org on Tuesday with all of the information needed to sign on to attend the sessions each day.

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All sessions are being recorded and will be posted to the website after the conference.

Location: Your home or office as the conference will be held virtually!
Date: February 24-25, 2021

About the Conference
The Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade Show is New England’s premier agricultural marketing conference. Sponsored by the six New England State Departments of Agriculture, this biennial conference began in 2007. This will be the eighth conference. In times prior to the pandemic, the conference hosted nearly 30 workshops, with about 800 people in attendance, and a trade show of almost 100 exhibitors.  For 2021, we hope to bring you the same engaging, valuable and educational conference with six workshops.  This is New England’s largest agricultural conference solely dedicated to agricultural marketing.

Farmers of all types and sizes, new and established, from throughout New England, attend to enhance their marketing and business skills.

Goals of the Conference:
The goal of the conference is to provide practical agricultural marketing education and information to farmers in New England which they can apply to their agribusiness.

Cost: FREE

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding large, in-person events, the board has made the decision to host a virtual conference at no cost to attendees. We recognize that this year has been unprecedented for producers in many ways. We feel strongly that now more than ever, it’s important to provide agricultural businesses throughout the Northeast with the tools to remain viable, cultivate innovators, and develop the next generation of farmers to feed and clothe our region and beyond.

Support from Grants




Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement supports programs, project and events that are intended to strengthen agriculture, commercial fishing and the forest products sector in the Northeast. This program is a combined effort of Farm Credit East, Yankee Farm Credit and CoBank.

Presenting Sponsor



Keynote Speaker:
Meet our keynote speaker, Farmer & Author, Forrest Pritchard, Smith Meadows Farms, Berryville, VA
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Learn more about Forrest Pritchard here.

Conference Sessions:
A variety of workshops on business planning and farm marketing include some of top farm marketers from New England!  Click here to read about each session.

New England Farmers Market Managers Seminar: February 22 and 23, 2021 (Virtual)
New or experienced farmers market managers, join your peers from across the region on February 22 and 23 for workshops and discussions designed specifically for those managing farmers markets. Click here for more information, including workshop descriptions and speakers.