Events

Webinar 2: Setting Up Your Books to Easily Assess Your Farm’s Profitability

May 20, 2019 - 12:00pm

GrowNYC’s FARMroots is hosting a series of webinars with Kitchen Table Consultants on April 29th, May 20th and June 24th.

These webinars will focus on:

1. Crop-Costing Tools for Determining Pricing and Production Costs
April 29th, 2019, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Models provided for Vegetable, Livestock and Cheese production but applicable to all forms of production.

2. Setting Up Your Books to Easily Assess Your Farm’s Profitability
May 20th, 2019, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

3. Methods to Find and Approach Farmer-Focused Wholesale Buyers
June 24th, 2019, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Starting a Food Business

May 22, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lockport, New York 14094

This workshop will help you get your recipe market-ready. Guest speakers from the Cornell Food Venture Center and WNY Food Incubator staff will review the labeling and permits necessary to sell your food product.

Small Ruminant School at Glynwood

May 23, 2019 - 10:00am

Glynwood, Cold Spring, NY

The small ruminant school is geared towards participants with beginner-level livestock experience. The instructors will provide participants with an introduction to small ruminant care, including nutritional needs, general health guidelines, lambing and kidding practices and pasture management instruction.

Rose Bay Farm Pasture Walk

June 1, 2019 - 10:00am

Lewiston, NY 14092

eter Grainge has been grazing Scottish Highland cattle on 15 acres of pasture since 2013 and He is slowly bringing the farm back into production.

Topics to be discussed include:

soil sampling to understand fertility
pasture renovation
forage quality and testing
pasture rotation

Eastern US Hemp Growers Conference & Expo

June 2, 2019 - 9:00am

55 Eagle Street Albany, NY 12207

Returning to the Albany Capital Center, the 2nd annual Eastern US Hemp Growers Conference & Expo continues to educate and celebrate the “Hempire State” of New York!

"How to" Market Better Series: Maximize Social Media

June 4, 2019 - 6:00pm

Washington County Fairgrounds 392 Old Schuylerville Road Greenwich, NY 12834

This interactive session will arm participants with insight, tips and resources to improve their ROI “return on investment” on social media and give them the opportunity to hear from like-minded business owners on their secrets to success.

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs

June 6, 2019 - 8:30am

Centerville, NY 14029

Open to all fresh produce farms!

Topics to be covered Day 1:
-Understanding GAPs
-How GAPs impact produce safety?
-Why become GAP certified?
-Learn about Harmonized & Basic GAPs
-How does this apply to my farm operation?

Day 2 is June 13th!

17th Annual Small Business & Procurement Expo

June 7, 2019 - 8:00am

Long Island City, NY 11101

Connect with Contract Opportunities:

Meet government procurement representatives, prime contractors, and small businesses
Identify and explore contracting and subcontracting opportunities
Meet MWBEs, SDVOBs, VOSBs, 8(a)s, Hub Zone, WOSBs, EDWOSBs, and DBEs
Learn about selling to the government and private sector through our workshops

"How to " Market Series: Dive Into Social Media

June 18, 2019 - 6:00pm

Washington County Fairgrounds 392 Old Schuylerville Road Greenwich, NY 12834

In this workshop, attendees will roll up their sleeves and follow along on their laptops to create or improve their business social media presence with an easy to follow step by step guide!

Methods To Find and Approach Farmer-Focused Wholesale Buyers

June 24, 2019 - 12:00pm

GrowNYC’s FARMroots is hosting a series of webinars with Kitchen Table Consultants on April 29th, May 20th and June 24th.

These webinars will focus on:

1. Crop-Costing Tools for Determining Pricing and Production Costs
April 29th, 2019, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Models provided for Vegetable, Livestock and Cheese production but applicable to all forms of production.

2. Setting Up Your Books to Easily Assess Your Farm’s Profitability
May 20th, 2019, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

3. Methods to Find and Approach Farmer-Focused Wholesale Buyers
June 24th, 2019, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

"How to" Market Better Series: Tell Your Story

July 8, 2019 - 6:00pm

Washington County Fairgrounds 392 Old Schuylerville Road Greenwich, NY 12834

This session will give you the confidence to speak openly about your livelihood and how to handle sensitive subjects as well as difficult conversations. Your newly acquired skills will come in handy at the county fair! But whether you plan to exhibit at the fair or not, this session will help you be a stronger advocate every day for the industry you live and love.

Pasture and Soil Health Field Day

July 18, 2019 - 9:00am

Glynwood, Cold Spring, NY

This workshop is designed to create a solid understanding of the basic principles of pasture management systems. Participants will learn how to make pastures thrive with good management and understand the function of each family of plants.

"How to" Market Better Series: How to Give a Great Farm Tour

July 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Washington County Fairgrounds 392 Old Schuylerville Road Greenwich, NY

This workshop will prepare you to give a successful farm tour, whether it be for a family of four, a class of 20 or an open house with 100s of people. From setting the date to messaging and parking, attendees will leave with the resources and templates they need to ensure they are prepared for successful event on their farm.

"How to" Market Better Series: Reaching Online Shoppers

September 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Washington County Fairgrounds 392 Old Schuylerville Road Greenwich, NY 12834

Be a part of the online holiday rush by making sure your website and online store are encouraging shoppers to spend their holiday budget with your business!

"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.