New Farmer Series: Getting Started with a Vineyard

April 15, 2021 - 2:00pm


Guest Speaker Stephen Hadcock, CCE Albany County Business Educator, will delve into enterprise budget sheets as a way to demystify financial costs and profits in vineyard production.

Hemp & CBD in New York Spring Update

April 15, 2021 - 4:00pm


Hemp regulations and procedures for permitting have changed in the past year and more changes are on the horizon. Catch up on what the rules are for 2021.

April 15 - Growing Hemp in NY. Current regulations and requirements for permitting. Prospective changes for 2022 production. Will address hemp production for grain, fiber, and CBD.
April 22 – CBD Processing in NY. Regulations and permitting process.
April 29 – CBD Wholesaling and Retailing. Guidance on the process to be a retailer or wholesaler of CBD products in NY.
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New Farmer Series: Value-Adding, Processing Licenses, Food Safety

April 19, 2021 - 11:00am


Agriculture doesn’t end at harvest: high-quality and safe food and beverage processing are vital to consumers and manufacturers of value-added products. Ann Vegdahl from Cornell AgriTech will provide information for producers looking to value-add, obtain processing licenses, and wondering about food safety issues, as well as other general information concerning services that Cornell’s CALS AgriTech provides.

Farm Business Transfer Planning

April 20, 2021 - 12:30pm


Transferring a farm business from one owner to another is one of the most challenging activities a business owner will undertake. Maintaining business viability while meeting the needs of exiting and entering members is vital. Includes a link to the recorded webinar.

New Farmer Series: Marketing

April 26, 2021 - 1:00pm


Are you a new or beginning farmer looking to market your product? This hour-long workshop will discuss general marketing, finding markets, evaluating markets, and steps to create a marketing plan.

Insurance and Liability Protection for Farmers

April 27, 2021 - 12:30pm


The amount of money farm businesses spend on insurance is staggering. Are these insurances and levels of insurance necessary? An overview of insurance and liability protection, including maximizing insurance effectiveness while balancing insurance costs. Includes a link to the recorded webinar.

Brooding and Rearing Basics: Raising Chickens for Meat

April 28, 2021 - 12:00pm


Are you thinking of raising chickens for meat? Whether for your family’s consumption or a new farming enterprise, Cornell Cooperative Extension has you covered. In the second of 3 introductory poultry webinars we will discuss breeds, housing, and care for meat birds. The program will be held from 12-1 pm and repeated from 7-8 pm on Wednesday, April 28th. Class presenter is Lynn Bliven, CCE of Allegany County Livestock Educator. Lynn has many years of poultry raising and processing experience.