Events

Specialty Mushroom Workshop

September 18, 2019 - 5:30pm

Kelly St. Community Garden (Bronx)

oin the Cornell Small Farms Program’s specialty mushroom project, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Farm School NYC, and Just Food for a workshop where you’ll learn to inoculate a shiitake log, grow oysters on straw, and plant wine cap in wood chips. Everyone takes home materials that will produce mushrooms!

Introduction to Poultry

September 18, 2019 - 6:30pm

Lewis-Jefferson Community Education Center 7395 East Rd Lowville, NY 13367

Backyard poultry operations are hatching all over the countryside. Join us and learn about getting started with ducks, chickens, and turkeys in this introductory workshop. Housing, nutrition, and marketing will be discussed.

Cow Calf Production and the Freezer Trade

September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Tilldale Farms, 22 Tilley Lane, Hoosick Falls, NY

This program will take place at Tilldale Farms, 22 Tilley Lane, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The Tilley family has transitioned from a dairy to multi-species livestock farm, selling meat directly to consumers at farmer’s markets and retail shops. The farm focuses on grass-fed Red Devon Cattle, as well as poultry and pork production. We will also be joined by Steve Hadcock, Beginning Farmer and Market Development Educator and staff from New York State Agriculture and Markets to discuss the New York State Cattle Health Assurance Program.

Cow Calf Production and the Freezer Trade

September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Tilldale Farms, 22 Tilley Lane, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090

A chance to share ideas on how to increase direct market sales (through freezer trade) for your farm business.

Upper Hudson Farm Tour

September 29, 2019 (All day)

Cambridge, White Creek and Schaghticoke, NY

Looking for farming opportunities? Join the Agricultural Stewardship Association for a day long program which will include a morning session on developing a strong farm lease followed by visits to two farm properties which are available for lease and/or management leading to transition. Along the way you will get acquainted with our diverse farming landscape and get to meet with successful farmers in our area.

Too Much Farm Debt?

October 1, 2019 - 9:30am

thINCubator, 326 BROAD ST. UTICA, NY

Farm businesses are fundamental to New York’s economy and the agricultural food and product diversity that the state is renowned for. Yet, farms across New York are struggling to stay in business. Chapter 12 is designed to support “family farmers” and “family fisherman” in restructuring their finances to avoid liquidation or foreclosure. This program is meant to help farmers, and the lawyers that serve them, understand the rights and protections afforded under Chapter 12 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

From Recipe to Market: 5 Part Workshop Series

October 2, 2019 - 6:00pm

Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC)

Attendees will develop their recipe, learn about processing and be able to prepare and package their products safely. Participants will also gain knowledge of both potential profits and product distribution avenues while starting to build a marketable business plan.

"How to" Market Better Series: Be Retail Ready

October 8, 2019 - 6:00pm

Washington County Fairgrounds 392 Old Schuylerville Road Greenwich, NY 12834

From licenses needed, certifications available and labeling requirements, this session will go through all that is needed to be successful and ready for retail. The group will not only learn what is out there, but will hear how successful area businesses navigated the sea of regulations and opportunities, and what worked best for them.

Ensuring Access to Farmland- How to Market My Farmland

October 15, 2019 - 6:30pm

840 Upper Front St Binghamton, NY 13905

So you have some land, but aren’t using it. Or maybe you want someone to farm it but don’t know where to start. During this workshop we will learn different methods for reaching out to both the agricultural and realtor communities to find someone interested in utilizing your land.

Business Planning and Financial Management I

October 24, 2019 - 10:00am

This two-part workshop will help new farmers improve their business management skills through introductory lessons in administration and financial management, enterprise budgeting, record-keeping and analysis, core financial documents (e.g., balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement), business planning, and capital sourcing.

Ensuring Access to Farmland-Where do I find farmland & can I afford it?

October 29, 2019 - 6:30pm

840 Upper Front St Binghamton, NY 13905

We’ll learn about the Finding Farmland Calculator designed by the National Young Farmer Coalition & the NYFarmlandFinder designed by American Farmland Trust-NY, learn how to use them together to find farmland and gain the information necessary when approaching a lender.

Business Planning and Financial Management II

November 7, 2019 - 10:00am

Glynwood, Cold Spring, NY

This part-two of a workshop that will help new farmers improve their business management skills through introductory lessons in administration and financial management, enterprise budgeting, record-keeping and analysis, core financial documents (e.g., balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement), business planning, and capital sourcing.

Small Ruminant Management & Fiber Conference

November 9, 2019 - 8:00am

Morrison Hall, Cornell University, 507 Tower Rd., Ithaca, NY

This conference is aimed at both prospective and experienced goat and sheep raisers as well as fiber designers and processors, youth organizations, college students, professionals and fiber enthusiasts.

Ensuring Access to Farmland-Leasing!

November 26, 2019 - 6:30pm

840 Upper Front St Binghamton, NY 13905

Whether you are pursuing an agricultural assessment, or are looking to formalize an agreement for agricultural land use, leases are one potential tool. They do not need to be complicated, but should include several key features which outline roles, expectations, and terms, just to name a few. Join us as we learn how to properly put together a farmland lease that protects both parties.

Aspiring Farmers Academy

January 21, 2020 - 6:00pm

Oriskany, New York 13424

Are you looking to get into farming, have a startup operation, or are looking to re-strategizing your farm? The Aspriing Farmers Academy is a series of workshop on topics such as Whole Farm Planning, Marketing, Business Management, Land Acquisition & Tenure, Sustainable Farming Practices that are designed to help farmers make informed farm planning decisions. At the end of each workshop additional resources and Cornell service provider contact information will be provide.