Feb
4
May 13

HMI & CADE: Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Training Program

  • Hartwick College

This certificate program educates and empowers agricultural newcomers (with 10 or less years of farming/ranching experience)  to build successful businesses by applying Holistic Management principles and practices. Learn and implement all the skills you need for a successful farm or ranch including soil fertility practices, livestock production, grazing planning, financial planning, marketing and business planning, whole farm/ranch planning skills, leadership and communications skills.

Feb
21
Mar 7

CCE Ulster: Backyard Chickens for Beginners

  • CCE Ulster County

Are you interested in raising your own chickens for meat or egg production? Join us to learn about starting out with chickens in the Hudson Valley. Chickens can provide eggs, meat, and fun!

Feb
21
Mar 7

Soil-to-Shelf Workshop

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County


This 3-part series is designed to get your ready to bring your local products from the soil to the shelf. The product development & market readiness workshop series includes 3 days of learning plus an extra field trip day!

Feb
25
9:00 am09:00

CCE Delaware: Meat Goat Workshop

  • Delhi Fire Hall

There is a real opportunity for meat goat producers to grow and expand given our proximity to this unsatisfied market. This workshop will help existing meat goat producers improve their management and quality of their product. New producers will also have the opportunity to understand the breadth of management required and will hear from people already successfully participating in this growing market.

Feb
27
Feb 28

CCESC: FSMA & GAP Grower Training

  • Extension Education Center

FSMA & GAP Grower Training for fruit and vegetable growers and other farmers to learn produce safety rules, co-management of natural resources, food safety requirements and writing a farm food safety plan.

Mar
1
Apr 15

Annie's Project Classic: Risk Management for Farm Women

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County

Annie’s Project is a six-week course designed especially for farm women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their farms. Sessions include brief presentations, discussions focused on the participant’s questions, and hands on training.

Mar
14
Mar 15

Cornell: Cured Meats Workshop

  • Cornell University, Stocking Hall

The Cured Meats Workshop is tailored to small-scale meat processors and restaurant owners interested in creating a value-added meat product for their customers. The course consists of lecture sessions that will cover basic charcuterie, meat fabrication, casings, grinding, as well as an overview of HACCP, scheduled processes, and testing.

Mar
17
Mar 19

SUNY Cobleskill: Premium Harvest Shearing Three Day Workshop

  • SUNY Cobleskill

This class will focuson unique shearing techniques, equipment, proper animal handling, fiber collection and much more!

Franc Winkley, the instructor from premium Harvest Shearing in Washington, has provided workshops from coast-to-coast and his reputation is known for humane and competent handling of animals.

Mar
25
9:00 am09:00

Cornell Cooperative Ext: Growing Vegetables in a High Tunnel

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension-Broome County

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County will be hosting a workshop on learning the fundamentals of growing vegetables using high tunnels. Topics that will be covered include: varieties, cultural practices, pest controls, etc...

Apr
22
9:00 am09:00

Cornell Cooperative Ext: Raising Livestock

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension-Broome County

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County will be hosting a workshop on learning the fundamentals of raising small livestock such as pigs and sheep. Topics covered include: breeds best suited for our climate, systems for raising and finishing the animals, and marketing. The afternoon will feature an on-farm hands-on component including a tour of the farm.


Feb
18
9:00 am09:00

SUNY Cobleskill: Basic Beekeeping Workshop

  • SUNY Cobleskill

Learn in this six hour class designed for beginners, about the lives of honey bees and the basic requirements and responsibilities of keeping bees. Understand the mechanics of the hive and the tools involved to keep a healthy hive.

Feb
15
1:00 pm13:00

CCE Schoharie and Otsego: Producing for the Hub

  • CCE Extension Center

Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties will host an informational workshop for producers considering new direct markets for produce and value-added products. All area producers are welcome.

Feb
10
9:00 am09:00

CCEBC: Growing Success for Direct Market Farmers

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County

Meeting the needs and values of your customers is fundamental to creating a healthy long-term relationship. How to actively seek buyers is just the start. Who is your customer and why do they buy? Maintaining the relationship requires attention to details from varieties, quality, pricing, communication, sequential planting, quality control, merchandising, trends, and more.  Learn how to serve the direct market ­and make your farm a highly desired source of fresh produce.

Feb
7
6:00 pm18:00

Antibiotic Resistance: Implications for Agriculture and Health Care

  • The New York Academy of Medicine

The rising prevalence of antibiotic resistance poses significant risks to human health. However, most people don’t know that this increasing prevalence is driven by the overuse of antibiotics in the meats we eat, like livestock, fish, and poultry. Leading activists and experts are coming together to share the latest ideas, insights and solutions for protecting our health.

Feb
4
10:00 am10:00

CADE: Planning Session 2 - The Marketing Plan

  • Delaware County eCenter

The second in a series of three business-planning workshops, this session will help you create your agricultural business' marketing plan. We will examine your products, how you sell them and whom you sell them to and think through the best ways to connect with these customers.

Jan
23
10:00 am10:00

UMass Online: Managing the Small Farm Enterprise

This online course is designed for students who foresee starting a farming operation in the future or who currently own/manage/work on one. The complexity of whole farm planning is covered in the course through agricultural business planning, organizational design, decision making, leadership and management (employees, systems and record keeping).

Jan
21
1:00 pm13:00

Cornell Cooperative Extension: Beekeeping for Beginners

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension-Broome County

In partnership with the Southern Tier Beekeepers, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County is offering a Beginning Beekeeping workshop. The class will prepare you for getting your own Honey Bees this spring with an overview of equipment, hive products, Honey Bee management and of course Honey Bees themselves.

Jan
20
Jan 22

NOFA - NY: Organic Farming & Gardening Winter Conference

  • Saratoga Springs Hilton and City Center

Join NOFA-NY in Saratoga Springs, NY for our 35th Annual Winter Conference! This year's conference will feature 16 tracks, a seed conference, a seed swap, and fun and learning for all!

Dec
7
Dec 8

Farm Credit East: Grant Funding for Northeast Agriculture

Grants are often appealing to beginning and established farmers alike. It’s tempting to go after “free money,” but grants aren’t always “free”- navigating the process can be challenging and many come with significant strings attached. 

Dec
6
Dec 7

2-Day Farm Food Safety Workshop

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, the Cornell Vegetable Team, Cornell National GAPs Program and New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets, as we hear from Cornell University's Gretchen Wall of the National Good Agricultural Practices Program and the Produce Safety Alliance for a 2-day intensive workshop that will help you understand food safety risks and implement food safety practices on the farm. 
 

 
Dec
4
Dec 6

BIONUTRIENT: Soil & Nutrition Conference

  • Kripalu Center

The Soil & Nutrition Conference brings together the collective knowledge of the food movement from the perspectives of successful farmers, leading researchers, healthcare practitioners, and pioneers of food quality to delve deeper into the connections and importance of soil and nutrition.  Join them to explore how the intersection of the farm and human ecosystems hold the key to environmental sustainability, quality food, and overall well-being. 

Dec
3
8:00 am08:00

2016 Cornell Hops Conference and NeHA Annual Meeting

  • Morrisville State College

For the established grower they have a day filled with the latest hops research and NYS hop industry updates. Special guest Blake Crosby from Crosby Hops in Oregon will be sharing his experience. They also have a special full day track geared towards the beginning grower, with speakers discussing everything from putting poles in the ground to drying your harvest. They will also have a full day tradeshow with representatives from across the hop industry. 

Dec
2
10:00 am10:00

CADE: Grant Writing Basics

There's a lot of talk these days about grants being available to help support your farm and food business in New York State. Grants can be an excellent component in your funding plan, but you have to get the grant before you can count on it.

Nov
17
9:00 am09:00

FINYS: Accessing Wholesale Markets Workshop

  • Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Extension

Farm to Institution New York State (FINYS) is supporting a movement of institutions of all types and sizes in New York - child care, schools, colleges, hospitals, residential facilities, senior meal centers - in purchasing more food grown and raised on New York farms, and is helping farmers create successful partnerships with institutional buyers and distributors. Cornell Cooperative Extension educators along with other professionals who completed a market readiness training program sponsored by FINYS are now offering workshops to farmers and growers who are interested in learning about opportunities for selling to institutional buyers.

Nov
17
8:30 am08:30

Wholesome Wave: Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Programs

  • DoubleTree Hilton Hotel

Join the Food and Health Network of South Central New York and VINES on Thursday, November 17th for a half day workshop with Wholesome Wave to explore the impacts of Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Programs and local opportunities. Fruit & Vegetable Prescription programs enable innovative partnerships between healthcare, retail and agriculture, and community-based organizations to increase access to healthy, fresh, and affordable fruits and vegetables.

Nov
16
6:00 pm18:00

CADE: QuickBooks Session 3- Report Analysis & Profitability

  • CADE

This is the third session in a three-part workshops series on Quickooks and bookkeeping for farmers. Farmers will review the previous sessions’ concepts and then work on creating learning the reporting functions of Quickbooks to analyze which markets, sales avenues and products are most and least profitable for your farm. 

Nov
15
6:00 pm18:00

CADE: Added Value Dairy Track Session 3 – Packaging for your Dairy Product Mix

  • CADE

This is the third and final session in the three-part Added Value Dairy Track. We will begin this session with an overview of our previous sessions. Farmers will bring product packaging and label ideas to this session and learn more about packaging requirements and costs. Farmers will have the opportunity to share their packaging ideas with a panel of design and market experts and use the Business Canvas Models to refine their product mix and business plans.

Nov
15
Nov 17

NYS Farmers Market Managers Conference - Building Capacity of Farmers Market

  • Holiday Valley Resort

The 2016 NYS Farmers Market Managers Conference, “Building Capacity of Farmers Market” will be held November 15 – 17 at the Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville, NY. The conference is sponsored by the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Agency and the Southern Tier West Farmers Market Network.

Nov
14
6:00 pm18:00

CADE: QuickBooks Session 2- Tracking Inventory, Production, & Markets

  • CADE

This is the second session in a three-part workshops series on QuickBooks and bookkeeping for farmers. Farmers will review the previous session’s concepts and then work on creating Items, Accounts and Classes to track inventory, expenses and sales categories. The details of how one sets up these subcategories is critical to being able to analyze your business and improve profitability. 

Nov
14
9:30 am09:30

NYFVI: Taking Stock for New York Agriculture

  • Renaissance Albany Hotel

Join the New York Farm Viability Institute at the Renaissance Albany Hotel at 144 State Street to learn more about Farm Viability and the impact of their work. This year they’re excited to share work by projects that are helping farmers respond to a changing marketplace, as well as changing technology. They've also lined up Rick Stein, VP of Fresh with the Food Marketing Institute to share their research about the changing eating and food shopping habits of consumers.