The Business Side of Starting Your Farm

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you a new farmer or considering getting into farming?  Join us for a presentation by Elizabeth Higgins, Business Management Specialist with the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program (ENYCHP).  

Topics covered:  
Liz will provide an overview of business topics to consider when starting a farm, including: 

  • Farm leases and legal business structures
  • The basics of starting a business
  • Record keeping and accounting
  • Business planning
  • Loans
  • Where to get help 

About the Instructor:  
Liz started her career in agriculture in policy analysis in Washington, DC, and continued her career working on rural economic development as the director of the Center for Rural Development at Louisiana Tech University.  She most recently worked with Cornell Cooperative Extension in both Ulster and Sullivan Counties as a program leader in Nutrition and Consumer Programs, Watershed Management and Agriculture and Natural Resources. 

How to register:

Questions? Contact Carrie at 845-340-3990 x311 or email cad266@cornell.edu.

The CCEUC Agriculture Program is supported by the NoVo Foundation. 


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

Last updated March 29, 2018