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New and Aspiring Land Owner/Lessee and Beginning Farmer Series 2020

  • Friday, February 14, 2020, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, February 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Class for New and Aspiring Land Owners or Lessees.This is a series of three half day workshops designed to prepare beginning farmers and land owners to launch and or improve their agricultural business.CCEUC has developed this program to help beginning farmers and land owners to understand the various legal issues, financial tools, and best practices when farming in New York State. Participants may register for individual classes or sign up to take the entire series for a discount.Lunch is included in the cost of the course. All classes are from 10am-3pm.

Friday, February 14th: Aspiring Land Owner/Lessee and Beginning Farmer Introduction:If you are a current or prospective land owner or lessee interested in better land management of open space or agricultural land, this class will provide information to broaden (or maybe narrow!) your perspectives on what is possible and practical.This course will cover tax exemption, ag districts, land considerations, County, State, & Federal services/opportunities.

Friday, February 21: Berry and Grape Production for Beginning Farmers

Learn how to determine whether a site is appropriate for what you want to grow, as well as some of the early challenges you may face as a new grower. We will cover a range of topics including farm business, using online tools for a “first look” at a site, basic equipment needs for new growers, and farming in a changing climate. We will also have a grower presentation on challenges faced in getting started with farming.

Friday, February 28: Livestock Production for Beginning Farmers

This class will include everything from keeping animals for domestic use to small and mid-scale commercial animal operations. We will cover production and marketing considerations for the most common livestock types (cattle, small ruminants, pigs and poultry) as well as how to designing your farm to make the best use of your current resources.Whether you are considering raising livestock as a standalone system or part of an integrated farm, this course will get you started off right to grow a sustainable and successful business! 

Registration is $20/class or discounted price of $45 for the series. Register by February 10, 2020 for the discounted price!

Space is limited - register early to save your seat! Pre-registration is required by 2 days before each class.

Fee

Registration is $20/class or discounted price of $45 for the series. Register by February 8, 2020 for the discounted price! Event fee is non-refundable.

Contact

Courtney Churchill
Administrative Assistant and Agriculture Program Assistant
cmc534@cornell.edu
845-340-3990 ext. 311

Location

CCE Ulster County
232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza)
Kingston, New York 12401

Last updated February 6, 2020