Events

Small Ruminant Seminar for Goat and Sheep Producers

September 29, 2020 - 5:00pm

ONLINE

Join Educators Rachel Moody and Jason Detzel as they conduct a parasite lab training along with parasite control techniques, including 5-point check and FAMACHA. There will be time for producers to ask questions and discuss other topics that are of interest to them with their peers. Grazing systems and forage quality are among topics that can be discussed.

Positioning Your Livestock Business for Financial Success

September 30, 2020 - 7:00pm

ONLINE SERIES

How do you feel, financially, about your livestock business? What information would help you feel more comfortable with the decisions you make? CAAHP CCE Educators Dayton Maxwell and Steve Hadcock are offering a seven-week workshop series on farm financial management for livestock producers.

Farmland Assessment Workshop and Field Trip

October 1, 2020 - 6:30pm

10/1 zoom meeting, 10/4 Hepatica Farm 2071 State Route 29, Greenwich, NY 12834

Do you own land and wonder what type of agricultural production it is best suited for? Or are you a new farmer looking for land and seeking tools to help you assess potential farm properties? This is a two part workshop to help landowners and new farmers assess the suitability of land for agricultural production. Thursday Oct. 1 6:30-8:00 pm join Connor Stedman for a zoom meeting to talk about what characteristics affect farm viability and review on-line tools and other resources available to landowners and farm seekers. Sunday Oct. 4 from noon- 3 pm will be a farm visit for a practical application of assessment tools.

Ask a Sista Farmer- Facebook Live Event!

October 2, 2020 - 4:00pm

ONLINE

Are you ready to grow your own food and medicine for self-reliance and community resilience? Every Friday, experienced Black womxn* farmers answer your call-in questions about gardening, livestock, agroforestry, plant medicine, and food preservation. This show centers the voices of Black, Indigenous, People-of-Color, Queer, Trans*, Disabled, Immigrant, and Poor communities. Everyone is welcome to watch and listen, but please make space for centered folks to speak. Thank you.

*Sista and womxn includes trans* and nonbinary folks

To Market, To Market - 6 Class Course

October 6, 2020 - 11:30am

Choose to attend virtually or in person at locations in Hamden, Cooperstown, Cobleskill, and Norwich, if health regulations allow.

This exciting six-week class will help you develop a product or service from start to finish! CCE Agriculture Educators David Cox and Jim Barber have partnered with area Farm Business Management Specialists, Mariane Kiraly and Nicole Tommell, to offer “To Market, To Market,” a six-part series virtually and in-person at four regional locations to make your learning experience comfortable, safe, and flexible.

Soul Fire Farm's Virtual Skill Shares-Mushroom Cultivation

October 7, 2020 - 5:00pm

This series is a multilingual and multidimensional workshop series designed for B.I.P.O.C. (Black, Indigenous, &/or People of Color) to deepen skills in specific farming and homesteading practices in a culturally relevant, supportive and joyful environment. This workshop will offer gardeners and farmers of all sizes insight into a wide range of growing methods for mushroom production with a focus on seasonal and outdoor cultivation. Anyone interested in learning more about mushroom cultivation techniques and starting a new small scale enterprise are welcome to attend.

Learn to Write a Lease & How to Value Your Land (4 Part Series)

October 7, 2020 - 6:30pm

ONLINE SERIES

Looking for informaiton on how to evauate or value farmland? Do you need to create a ease,but do not know where to start? Check out this series hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension!

Part 1: Oct 7th, 6:30-8PM: How to Evaluate Your Land
Part 2: Oct 21st, 6:30-8PM: How to Determine an Appropriate Value for Your Land
Part 3: Nov 4th, 6:30-8PM: How to Put Together a Lease that Makes Sense
Part 4: Nov 18th, 6:30-8PM: It’s All About Relationships

​Design Your Succession Plan (online Zoom Series)-Deadline to Register September 30th!

October 8, 2020 - 6:30pm

ONLINE SERIES

This program will provide tools and resources to begin the succession planning process.Participants will have an opportunity to open lines of communication with family to create a shared vision for the family business. They also will learn to choose and work with professional attorneys, accountants, lenders, insurance agents, and tax experts to construct a plan and documents that put the family’s vision into action. This program is being offered via Zoom. The cost is $60 per farm family and includes a workbook valued at $20. The registration deadline is Thursday, September 30 to ensure on-time delivery of the program workbook.

Virtual Silvopasture Workshop

November 10, 2020 - 6:00pm

ONLINE

The Columbia Land Conservancy and Dutchess Land Conservancy will host this event in collaboration with local farmers and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Planning for Transition: A Resource Fair

November 23, 2020 - 12:30pm

Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin Street, Auburn, NY 13021

Transitioning to the next farm manger or growing your new farm business? This resource fair will guide you to your next step. Workshop sessions will include mechanisms to transfer agricultural land, business planning, financing a land purchase, and tools to effectively communicate between generations.