Jul
15
1:00 pm13:00

CCE Ulster: Owning Donkeys

  • TBD

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.

Aug
25
Aug 26

CCE Ulster: Rotational Grazing Clinic

  • CCE Ulster County

This two-day hands-on clinic will provide you with the practical skills to implement a rotational grazing system on your property.


Jun
5
Jun 7

CCE Allegany: Farm Animal Safety and Management

  • Alfred State College

The focus of the training will be on understanding how to work with livestock. Farmers need to know what’s normal to be able to recognize abnormal behavior in their stock.

May
31
Jun 1

CCE: 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. Participants will also learn through on-hands sessions the basics of cured meats production in coppa, pancetta, speck and others.

May
27
9:00 am09:00

Master Gardener Volunteer Spring Plant Sale

  • Cooperative Extension Education Center-Otsego

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.

May
26
10:00 am10:00

No Till Workshop

  • East Brook Farm

Join Sarah Williford of East Brook Farm who will discuss and demonstrate sheet mulching - a no till bed building practice - on a small scale organic farm.  No-till farming eliminates erosion, conserves moisture and builds soil  while growing crops or pasture from year to year without disturbing the soil.

May
24
6:00 pm18:00

CCE Ulster: Urban Agriculture Workshop

  • CCE Ulster County

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.

May
22
Jun 23

SUNY Cobleskill: Meat Processing Certificate Program

  • SUNY Cobleskill

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.

May
17
10:00 am10:00

Producing for the Hub Workshop

  • Lucky Dog Cafe

NYC buyers are looking for YOUR products. If you are looking to grow your small or mid-scale farm by expanding into new markets, the Lucky Dog Local Food Hub could be right for you! 

May
16
6:00 pm18:00

Free Movie Night: Grazing for Livestock Producers

  • CCE Ulster County

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.

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.

Apr
29
8:15 am08:15

2017 Ashokan Watershed Conference: Building Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment

  • Ashokan Center

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

Apr
22
9:00 am09:00

CCE Ulster: Searching for Farmland: A Practical Land Assessment Workshop

  • CCE Ulster County

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. 

Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

CCE Schoharie & Otsego: Scrapie Disease Workshop

  • New Lisbon Town Hall

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. 

Apr
9
12:00 pm12:00

CCE Broome: Season Extension and Low Tunnel Construction

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County

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

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.  

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.

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
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.