Farm Management Specialist Open Office Hours

April 14, 2020 - 10:00am

CCE Clinton County 6064 State Route 22 Plattsburgh, New York 12901

Kelsey O'Shea, the farm business specialist for Clinton County will be hosting office hours at the CCE office on the dates listed. These hours provide the chance for farmers to bring questions on any of the following topics:

Financial Statements
Business Plans
Decision Making
Employee Hiring
Employee Handbooks
Human Resources
Grant Applications
Project Evaluation
Book Keeping Systems
Farm Transition Planning
Retirement Strategies

Growing for Wholesale:Building & Sustaining Successful Relationships

April 22, 2020 - 6:30pm


Are you interested in marketing your farm products to restaurants, retailers, or distributors? In this workshop, Silas Conroy will share his experience connecting small and mid-size farmers’ products to wholesale customers. Through examples from real producers and customers in our region, this interactive session will describe some common misconceptions, dos, and don’ts of working with wholesale customers.

Farm Ops Veteran Workshop: Ginseng Production in Your Woods

April 25, 2020 - 10:00am

Equicenter Inc.​3247 Rush Mendon Road Honeoye Fall, NY 14472

The Cornell Small Farms Program's Farm Ops project is working with the Canandaigua VA Medical Center's Whole Health Program to provide 1-day focused trainings at no cost to New York state veterans who are enrolled at a VA facility. This program is also open to spouses of NYS veterans. During this event, students will be introduced to:

An overview of the American Ginseng plant

Woodland plant identification (including trees and wildflowers)

Startup steps toward a successful ginseng operation.

Log Cultivation of Shiitake Mushrooms: Hands-on Workshop and Class

May 16, 2020 - 11:00am

Wild Center 45 Museum Drive Tupper Lake, New York 12986

This shiitake log cultivation hands-on workshop & class is based on research conducted by Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel, authors of 'Farming in the Woods'. Learn the materials, timing, and techniques for cultivating shiitake mushrooms on logs. Inoculate and bring home your own log! This workshop is in partnership with The Wild Center.