Apr
23
7:03 PM19:03

Keeping Your Farm in the Family for Future Generations Lecture

KEEPING YOUR FARM IN THE FAMILY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

 

The SUNY Cobleskill Agricultural Council is proud to welcome Dr. Ronald Hanson, Harlan Agribusiness Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, on to campus on Tuesday, April 23rd to present on the topics of farm transition and generational dynamics in agriculture. The talk will take place at 7:30 p.m in the Bouck Hall Auditorium on the campus of SUNY Cobleskill.

Professor Hanson currently holds the title of Harlan Agribusiness Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He accomplished a 46 year agribusiness teaching and student advising career that earned 31 university and national award recognitions. He was selected as the Outstanding Ag College Instructor, received the John Deere Agribusiness Teaching Award of Excellence, and was named as the University Educator of the Year.

 

Keeping Your Farm in The Family for Future Generations Lecture

SUNY Cobleskill/Bouck Hall

Tuesday, April 23rd

7:30-8:30 pm

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Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop

Scrumpy Ewe Ciders and Gnarly Pippins Hosts

APPLE TREE GRAFTING WORKSHOP

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop with Gnarly Pippins

SUNDAY APRIL 14, 2019: Noon - 3pm

Learn and hone your grafting skills this Spring. Enjoy the opportunity to learn the art and science of grafting with Matt Kaminsky of Gnarly Pippins. Every participant will get hands-on, detailed instruction on how to propagate their own apple trees the proper way, and return home with their very own tree. Hosted by Scrumpy Ewe Cider in collaboration with Gnarly Pippins.

 Price: $35/person.

Paid admission includes your very own grafted cider apple tree.

 Additional trees and grafting services available, please contact for details and pricing.

Who is Teaching?

Matt Kaminsky is a young orchardist and arborist from the Pioneer Valley region of Massachusetts. He is a farm and cidermaking assistant at Carr's Ciderhouse and operates Gnarly Pippins, a website and label that serves as the outlet for his work with wild apple trees. https://www.gnarlypippins.com

 

Workshop Sunday, April 14th

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

1431 Sawyer Hollow Road, West Fulton, NY 12149

Email: scrumpyewecider@gmail.com for reservations.

 

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Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Cow-Calf Workshop, Tour & Lunch

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County and Sullivan County Present

2019 COW-CALF WORKSHOP

Visit Thunder View Farms in Grahamsville for a tour, presentation and lunch on April 13th at 9am.

2019 Cow-Calf Workshop Saturday, April 13, 2019 Schedule:

9:00 am: Coffee and Homemade muffins

9:30 pm: Thunder View Farms Tour: Phil, Dick, Ric Coombe Cattle Feeding.

See the innovative practice of cattle self-feeding from Ag Bags Cattle Handling. Visit a modern, quiet wooden handling facility, demonstrating safety for the cattle and the handlers Calving facilities. Their latest improvements to the operation include new calving pens and a life-saving (for both calves and people) maternity pen.

11:00 am: Vet Presentation Dr. Lawrence Bartholf “After 50 years of practice the best medicine does not come from a bottle”

11:30 am: Creep Feeding Presentation, Mackenzie Chauncey Kent Nutrition “Creep: Why, When and What to Feed “

12:00: pm Lunch featuring London Broil from Thunder View Farms

Fee: $10 per person.

 

Cow-Calf Workshop, Tour & Lunch

Thunder View Farms

62 Old Brodhead Road

Grahamsville, NY 12740

Saturday, April 13th

9:00 am

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Apr
12
12:00 PM12:00

Catskill Food Hub Opening

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Come celebrate the Catskills Food Hub in Sullivan County!

The Catskills Food Hub is opening and ready to start aggregating and trucking your products. To learn more, join Catskills Food Hub for their opening celebration, ribbon cutting and a light lunch

April 12, 2019 at noon

Please 92 Commerce Drive, Liberty, New York

RSVP here or by calling 845.807.3735

 

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Feb
1
9:00 AM09:00

5th Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School

February 1, 2019

9:00am - 4:00pm

Pegasus Restaurant

10885 Route 9W
Coxsackie, NY

This is an all day workshop for Vegetable and Fruit Growers.

Small grains are a way to diversify your rotation to improve soil health and break pest cycles. Consider our 5th Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School to learn about local grain marketing.

The focus this year is on accessing and developing markets for value-added grains, with topics to include current grain market sectors and their quality requirements, developing direct markets to consumers, developing a grain-processing enterprise, distribution strategies, accessing capital, and marketing tools. An extended panel discussion in the morning will feature representatives from the milling, malting, distilling, and feed sectors. Afternoon sessions will feature presentations by small- and larger-scale grain-processing enterprises.

This meeting is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) and the Organic Growers’ Research and Information-Sharing Network (OGRIN). Register here by 5:00 p.m. January 29 for $40, or $60 thereafter (registration includes lunch).

Presenters include:

Mark Fischer who, with his wife Fran, produces stone-ground wheat and specialty flours (rye, spelt, emmer) and corn meals from grains purchased from local and regional farmers at a restored mill (est. 1730) in Doylestown, PA. Castle Valley Mill (http://castlevalleymill.com/) sells to bakeries and restaurants and to consumers through retail outlets and an on-line store.

Scott Morgan (http://morganicsfamilyfarm.com) who grows and processes grain on his organic farm near Hillsborough, NJ, for direct sale to consumers. He currently produces raw rolled oats, wheat, einkorn, and barley and is experimenting with pulses.

Brad Estabrooke, of Breuckelen Distilling (https://brkdistilling.com) who has been making craft spirits “from scratch” using New York grown wheat, rye, corn, and barley since 2010.

Dennis and Jeanette Nesel, of Hudson Valley Malt (http://www.hudsonvalleymalt.net), an artisan craft malthouse in Germantown, NY, who are passionate about buying only local grains and malting them for local brewers and distillers.

Vince Bruno of Bruno Farms Custom Feeds (Hudson, NY), who since 1995 has grown and purchased local grains to make custom feeds for livestock owners in the region.

June Russell of GreenMarket/GrowNYC, an expert on value-added grain markets and an innovator in grain distribution.

Lauren Melodia of the Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE) who has developed a marketing toolkit for farmers for value-added products.

Elizabeth Dyck (OGRIN), an organic researcher specializing in the production, processing, and marketing of value-added grains.

The burgeoning local grain economy provides opportunities for many farmers, e.g., vegetable growers who can now profitably add grains in their rotations to reduce pests and improve yields and dairy farmers looking to diversify into new enterprises. The 5th Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School will bring together farmers, entrepreneurs, grain buyers, and consumers to learn and network.

The NE SARE Research and Education grant project Farmer-generated training and equipment solutions for producing and processing value-added grains has helped to fund this event.

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Jan
31
12:00 PM12:00

Day 3-Women in Ag Programs for 21st Century Farms and Ranches Virtual Conference

Women in Ag Programs for 21st Century Farms and Ranches:

Best practices & innovative approaches for emerging audiences

Virtual Conference

January 29-31, 2019: Noon-4 pm (Eastern Time) each day

Registration Link

Why attend? This three-day online conference will feature information, tips and tools you can use to deliver more engaging and effective programs for beginning women farmers and ranchers. Sessions are organized around five core themes: business scale and profitability; evaluating programs; leadership; legal issues; and safety, mechanization and ergonomics. Visit the conference website to see the conference schedule and descriptions of each day’s workshops. The website also provides information about the keynote speakers and session presenters.

Who should attend? The conference will cover a broad range of topics relevant to agricultural educators and service providers from across the US. Sessions are designed to provide professional development for people who work for Extension, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and agribusiness to . Farmers and ranchers who offer farmer training programs will also find sessions relevant to their programs.

Where: Online. Join from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. All sessions will be recorded, so you can join live or watch the recordings as your schedule permits.

Cost: $50. The fee includes access to all sessions, plus downloads of supplemental resources and material.

Not sure if this conference is for you? Contact Beth Holtzman (beth.holtzman@uvm.edu or 802-476-2003) with your questions.

Please note: Conference registration will close on January 24 at 11:59 pm (PT).

Register at: https://wagn.wufoo.com/forms/2019-virtual-conference/

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Jan
30
12:00 PM12:00

Day 2-Women in Ag Programs for 21st Century Farms and Ranches Virtual Conference

Women in Ag Programs for 21st Century Farms and Ranches:

Best practices & innovative approaches for emerging audiences

Virtual Conference

January 29-31, 2019: Noon-4 pm (Eastern Time) each day

Registration Link

Why attend? This three-day online conference will feature information, tips and tools you can use to deliver more engaging and effective programs for beginning women farmers and ranchers. Sessions are organized around five core themes: business scale and profitability; evaluating programs; leadership; legal issues; and safety, mechanization and ergonomics. Visit the conference website to see the conference schedule and descriptions of each day’s workshops. The website also provides information about the keynote speakers and session presenters.

Who should attend? The conference will cover a broad range of topics relevant to agricultural educators and service providers from across the US. Sessions are designed to provide professional development for people who work for Extension, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and agribusiness to . Farmers and ranchers who offer farmer training programs will also find sessions relevant to their programs.

Where: Online. Join from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. All sessions will be recorded, so you can join live or watch the recordings as your schedule permits.

Cost: $50. The fee includes access to all sessions, plus downloads of supplemental resources and material.

Not sure if this conference is for you? Contact Beth Holtzman (beth.holtzman@uvm.edu or 802-476-2003) with your questions.

Please note: Conference registration will close on January 24 at 11:59 pm (PT).

Register at: https://wagn.wufoo.com/forms/2019-virtual-conference/

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Jan
29
12:00 PM12:00

Day 1-Women in Ag Programs for 21st Century Farms and Ranches Virtual Conference

Women in Ag Programs for 21st Century Farms and Ranches:

Best practices & innovative approaches for emerging audiences

Virtual Conference

January 29-31, 2019: Noon-4 pm (Eastern Time) each day

Registration Link

Why attend? This three-day online conference will feature information, tips and tools you can use to deliver more engaging and effective programs for beginning women farmers and ranchers. Sessions are organized around five core themes: business scale and profitability; evaluating programs; leadership; legal issues; and safety, mechanization and ergonomics. Visit the conference website to see the conference schedule and descriptions of each day’s workshops. The website also provides information about the keynote speakers and session presenters.

Who should attend? The conference will cover a broad range of topics relevant to agricultural educators and service providers from across the US. Sessions are designed to provide professional development for people who work for Extension, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and agribusiness to . Farmers and ranchers who offer farmer training programs will also find sessions relevant to their programs.

Where: Online. Join from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. All sessions will be recorded, so you can join live or watch the recordings as your schedule permits.

Cost: $50. The fee includes access to all sessions, plus downloads of supplemental resources and material.

Not sure if this conference is for you? Contact Beth Holtzman (beth.holtzman@uvm.edu or 802-476-2003) with your questions.

Please note: Conference registration will close on January 24 at 11:59 pm (PT).

Register at: https://wagn.wufoo.com/forms/2019-virtual-conference/

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Social Media Workshop: Using Social for Your Farm Business
Oct
29
5:00 PM17:00

Social Media Workshop: Using Social for Your Farm Business

Whether your farm and farm business is selling product directly to the consumer or are hosting events on the farm, the workshop will focus on how social media can support your business efforts. Lisa Wisely from Blue Spark Creative Services who works with a variety of farming businesses and organizations including CADE, Farming Bovina, Cowbella by Bovina Valley as well as Delaware County Tourism and Delaware County Economic Development will share insight on using social media for your farm and farm business marketing.

Topics will include:

  • The state of social media at this time, what are the platforms and who is using them.

  • How we can use social media to reach your target audience.

  • How people are using social media to convert viewers into buyers.

  • Easy ways to develop content for your business

  • The best ways your business can use easy tools to spread the word about your business.

  • The ways social media advertising can help you grow your audience.

We will look at some examples of what is working in the social space and what is not working. There will be time for questions and answers as well.

If you have a specific question or want to make sure we cover a specific topic, please let us know. Please register by filling out the form below or emailing Corey@cadefarms.org with the subject like SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP 10/29/2018.

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Farm Insurance Workshop
Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Farm Insurance Workshop

Please gather at the CADE offices for a special insurance focusing on insurance farm business of all sorts.

This workshop will touch on all farm insurance needs, with plenty of time for Questions and Answers with insurance agent Cecil Davis from The Bramley Agency in Delhi, New York.

This workshop will also include discussions on agritourism insurance, workers compensation, disability, product liability and other important insurance requirements related to farm businesses. If you need anything please let me know.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP directly to Corey Luchetta emailing him at corey@cadefarms.org or by filling out the form below.

Please include your name, business name and phone number. If you have any specific insurance questions you would like to discuss, please feel free to send to Corey in advance.


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Listening Session with the Greater Catskills Region Young Farmers Coalition
Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

Listening Session with the Greater Catskills Region Young Farmers Coalition

Join the Greater Catskills Young Farmers Coalition, NYFC Northeast Campaigns Director, David Howard, and NYFC Business Services Director, Cara Fraver, for an opportunity to share your farming experiences and discuss New York agricultural policy issues.

David and Cara will provide an update on NYFC's work in the state over the last year, and facilitate a broad discussion of challenges facing beginning farmers in the Greater Catskills Region. What NYFC learns from this, and similar events around the state, will help inform our New York State policy work over the next year.

Enjoy a tour of Bovina Valley Farms, followed by a potluck and listening session.

DETAILS
Date: Fri, September 14, 2018

Location: 
Bovina Valley Farms & Creamery
64 Creamery Road
Bovina Center, NY 13740
 

Tour 5:00-6:00
Potluck 6:00 - 6:30
Listening Session 6:30-8:00

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CADE Workshop: Legal Structuring for Farms & Farm Businesses
Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

CADE Workshop: Legal Structuring for Farms & Farm Businesses

CADE is thrilled to host a free workshop for those who are farming or interested in farming and need to set up a legal structure to support their business. 

This workshop will focus on legal structuring for farm and farm businesses. We will explore the difference between Sole proprietorship, LLC, C Corp, S Corp and Partnerships. We will explore the differences and what would work best for each business circumstance. 

The workshop will be held at the new CADE Farms offices at 189 Main Street, 5th Floor, in Oneonta.

Print outs and materials will be provided to each attendee. 

If you are interested in attending, please provide your information below. 

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Apr
4
1:00 PM13:00

Access to Capital

a presentation about grants and loans available to farming entities and agricultural businesses. The workshop is ideal for entrepreneurs looking for capital in the next 30-60 days to start, operate, or expand their farm or agriculture business.

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