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.

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
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...

Mar
25
9:00 am09:00

Montgomery County: Pruning Workshop

  • Sand Flats Orchard

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.

Mar
30
1:00 pm13:00

Cornell: Livestock Summit

  • Albany County Cornell Cooperative Extension

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.

Mar
30
6:00 pm18:00

Farm Catskills: Local Beef in Local Schools

  • Bushel

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.

Apr
5
Apr 7

New England Farm to Institution Summit 2017

  • DoubleTree by Hilton

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.  

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.

May
11
May 13

"Farm to Plate" Conference

  • Ithaca, NY

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.


Mar
17
10:00 am10:00

SUNY Cobleskill: Lifestyle Farming Conference

  • SUNY Cobleskill

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.

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
16
6:00 pm18:00

DCED: Application Workshop for Microenterprise Grant

  • Delaware County eCenter

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.

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.

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.

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
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
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
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.