ANNIE’S PROJECT: Risk Management for Farm Women (6 week course)

January 23, 2020 - 9:30am

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County/Agricultural Development Center

Annie’s Project is designed for farm women who have been in farming, or agri-business, or part of the food system for three to five years, and want to develop their understanding, interpretation, and opportunities in sustainable agriculture. The series is still applicable for those looking to get into farming, or with only a few years experience. Annie’s Project gives farm women the opportunity to learn from female agricultural professionals and network with other women in similar situations.

Farm Talks: "Don't Be Chicken... Master Pastured Poultry"

January 31, 2020 - 6:00pm

NYSDEC Warrensburg Office, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY

The Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District is excited to bring back 'The Farm Talks' for 2020! Join them on Friday, January 31st from 6pm-8pm at the NYSDEC Warrensburg Office for a presentation titled “Don’t Be Chicken… Master Pastured Poultry” with Bob Barody of Blackberry Hill Farm. Please RSVP to Nick at [email protected] or (518)623-3119 as seating is limited.

Farmer Discussion Group Meetings

February 6, 2020 - 12:00pm

Brunswick Family Community Center, 19 Keyes Ln, Troy, NY 12180

The Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County will be holding winter Farmer Discussion Group meetings in early January 2020. Dayton Maxwell, newly hired CAAHP Farm Business Management Educator, will lead a discussion on farm business management in a challenging agricultural economy. Aaron Gabriel, CAAHP Agronomy Educator, will discuss new and old pests including the soybean cyst nematode, western bean cutworm, and several weeds (tall waterhemp, palmer amaranth, marestail, knapweeds, and bedstraws). These pests create new challenges that require diligent management.

Farm Transition Workshop

February 8, 2020 - 9:00am

Town Hall, Knox, NY

It’s tough for an older farmer to transition out of the farm. It’s tough for a young farmer to transition into one! We’d like to provide some tools to help!