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.
29th Annual Broome County Farm Bureau & Annual Consignment Auction
How do we sustain local economic development in a changing environment? That is the topic of a day-long conference in the Ashokan Watershed on April 29, 2017. Conference sessions will focus on climate change, sustainable economic development, community planning, invasive species, local fisheries, and DEP reservoir operations
Parasites are the most important limiting factor in small ruminant flocks. In this class, to be held May 9 and repeated on May 23, we will discuss the lifecycle and biology of parasites affecting small ruminants and the many ways to treat them.
The Farm to Plate Conference has a vision to honor our ancestors, the land and local farmers, to share knowledge and resources about food production, preparation and develop equitable strategies for community-wide resilience.
Join your fellow livestock producers, area graziers, and Jason Detzel, Ulster County Livestock Educator, for an evening of educational films and conversations centered around the process, and the art and practice, of grazing livestock. Free and open to the public.
Keep your yard trimmings and kitchen scraps out of the landfill and turn them into compost for your gardens.
The Meat Processing Certification is an intensive hands-on, four-part training program designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to enter employment in the meat processing industry. The program consists of specialized training in the accuracy of cutting, knife handling, portion control, merchandising and the utilization of all products.
Are you a considering urban/small acreage agriculture as a source of income or a new food source? Join CCEUC educator, Christian Malsatzki, for a look at urban agriculture.
The Master Gardener Volunteers will offer their annual Plant Sale again this year on Saturday, May 27. They will offer a wide variety of plants for your gardens such as perennials, annuals, vegetables, and herbs.
Whether you're preserving your own harvest or you've purchased locally grown fruits or vegetables, canning, freezing, and drying can be effective ways to serve foods that taste harvest-fresh at a later date.
Join Livestock Educator, Jason Detzel, for a class on hatching chickens.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, in collaboration with Little Brays of Sunshine, welcomes you to our first class on Owning Donkeys. The speaker will be Steve Stiert, owner of Donkey Park.
Are you thinking of turning your farming dream into a reality? Do you have questions about the viability of raising animal or vegetable products for sale? Whether you want to start a new business or need guidance on how to navigate agricultural tax laws, this is the class to get you started on your farm dreams.
The Leatherstocking Shepherds will host an informational meeting about the Scrapie disease and the accompanying ear tag identification.
The objective of these practices is to eradicate Scrapies. Scrapie tags for sheep are necessary for anyone who shows or sells sheep in New York.
You can easily add 2 weeks to the start and end of the growing season by the use of low tunnels, frost blankets with supports. Construct you own 4 ft. low tunnel hoops and learn tips and techniques from Master Gardener Volunteers at Cutler Botanic Garden. H
The 2017 New England Farm to Institution Summit will bring together more than 500 people who are leveraging the power of schools, colleges, hospitals and other institutions to transform our food system.
How To Lease Land to Farmers is a FREE two-hour workshop for landowners interested in leasing to farm enterprises
Join Farm Catskills for “Local Beef in Local Schools,” the first presentation in its 2017 Farm-to-School Talk Series. Ken Jaffe and Julia Van Loon of Slope Farm to School will discuss how and why they have partnered since 2012 to bring local, sustainable beef to New York state school cafeterias.
Calling experienced livestock producers and supporting agencies/industries: Your perspective and feedback is essential to shape the future of livestock industry support in NY! Our aim is to prioritize needs to grow the livestock sector in NY.
How to keep farmers markets at the top of the local food chain: See and be scene - creating a community around local food
Montgomery County is hosting a basic pruning workshop. Learn how to prune your apple trees and berry bushes for health and appearance. Topics will include timing, tools, and live demonstration.
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...
Farmers and others needing to make a plan for the transfer of business assets to the next generation are invited to attend this 2-day workshop.
How to keep farmers markets at the top of the local food chain: strengthening the bond to boost sales.
SUNY Cobleskill faculty will open their classrooms and labs to teach organic gardening, home brewing, composting, mushroom growing, yogurt making, apiary management, and more. The conference will be accompanied by a specialized vendor fair featuring goods and supplies that complement the workshops, such as brewing equipment, apiary supplies, animal feed, and orchard necessities.
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.
Are you a Delaware County farm or food business looking for a microenterprise grant? Will you create or retain jobs with added capital? Do you need to scale up or purchase equipment? You might be eligible for the microenterprise grant administered by the Delaware County Economic Development Office.
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.
During this five part series, participants will work through the various sections of a business plan for their agricultural venture.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
The final in a series of three business-planning workshops, this session will simplify your financial planning and give you the tools to create one-to-three year projections based on the goals you established in the previous two workshops.
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.
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.
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.
Cornell Cooperative Ext: Exploring the Small Farm Dream - Is Starting an Agricultural Business Right for You?
During this four part series participants will begin to think through small scale farming as a business (rather than a hobby), learn what it takes to start and manage a farm business and decide whether that is something they want to pursue.