Upcoming Events

Break-Even Analysis: What do you need to sell to reach your profit goals? Webinar--The Farmers Office

September 20, 2018 - 6:00pm

Do you know what it takes to be profitable? How much do you need to sell to cover all your costs and still have something left to pay yourself? You know that as your business grows, your expenses increase. But not all expenses increase the same way. So how do you figure it all out? In this live webinar, we will review: 1) how to understand the nature of your expenses and costs 2) The basic formula for break-even and where all the numbers come from. 3) How to apply the concept of “break-even” to evaluate new opportunities

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/calculating-break-even-for-your-farm-business-tickets-47438119693

Farm Tour-Green Jeans Market Farm

September 20, 2018 - 6:00pm

23 North Milton Road, Saratoga Springs, NY

Join the Agricultural Stewardship Association for a tour of Green Jeans Farm Market! Farmer Jason Heitman grows a variety of vegetables for sale at the Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park and Colonie farmers’ markets. Jason will give us a tour of his vegetable production and talk about his experience in accessing farm land!

Entrepreneurship Intensive for Farmers at Stone Barns Center-Applications due September 22nd!

September 21, 2018 (All day)

630 Bedford Road Pocantico Hills, NY 10591

The Stone Barns Center is looking for up to 24 exceptional farmers to be part of the inaugural cohort. All farmers will receive scholarships to participate. The application includes contact information, short written (and optional video) responses to three open-ended questions, an optional photo, and a resume/CV.

Applications are due by Saturday, September 22 and applicants will be notified by Friday, October 12.

Searching for Farm Land in All the Right Places

September 22, 2018 - 9:00am

232 Plaza Road, Kingston, NY 12401

Are you thinking of turning your farming dream into a reality? Do you have questions about the viability of raising animal or vegetable products for sale?

Whether you want to start a new business or need guidance on how to navigate agricultural tax laws, this is the class to get you started!

Farmland Assessment Workshop

September 30, 2018 - 10:00am

2531 State Route 40, Greenwich, NY 12834

Finding the ideal location for your farm enterprise can be challenging. This half-day workshop led by Connor Stedman of AppleSeed Permacluture, LLC will share tools for farmland and property assessment, with a focus on diversified production.

Sustaining New York's Farms: Legal Solutions for Farm Business Futures

October 3, 2018 - 9:30am

326 Broad Street, Utica, NY 13501

Farm businesses are fundamental to New York State’s economy and the agricultural food and product diversity that the state is renowned for. Yet many of these businesses are struggling to survive into the next generation. Please join us for an in-depth understanding of the diverse legal solutions available to farm businesses planning for sustainable futures.

New and Aspiring Land Owner Class

October 5, 2018 - 10:00am

232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza) Kingston, New York 12401

If you are a current or prospective property owner 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.

Berry and Grape Production for Beginning Farmers

October 12, 2018 - 10:00am

232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza), Kingston, NY

Are you a new farmer considering producing grapes or berries? We will help you to understand how to evaluate the quality of your site. This class will cover a range of topics from using online tools for a “first look” at a site to basic site requirements such as nutrients, soil, organic matter and access to markets. We’ll also discuss business plans, and we will have a grower panel with time for Q&A.

Berry and Grape Production for Beginning Farmers

October 12, 2018 - 10:00am

232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza) Kingston, New York 12401

Learn how to determine whether a site is appropriate for what you want to grow. We will cover a range of topics from using online tools for a “first look” at a site to basic site requirements such as nutrients, soil, organic matter and access to markets. We'll also discuss business plans, and we will have a grower panel with time for Q&A.

Farm Business Planning Course

October 16, 2018 - 6:00pm

Moraine Farm 701 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915

If you are ready to start or expand your farm business, the Farm Business Planning Course is for you.

In this course, you will learn how to:
Create a mission and vision for your business
Develop a budget and a plan to fund your business
Create a marketing plan for your business
Set goals and create a timeline for your farm business to grow or expand
Weave those elements together into a cohesive business plan

Farm Business Planning and Financial Management (Part 1)

October 18, 2018 - 10:00am

Glynwood, Cold Springs, New York 10516

This two-part workshop will help new farmers improve their business management skills through introductory lessons in administration and financial management, enterprise budgeting, recordkeeping and analysis, core financial documents (e.g., balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement), business planning and how to source capital.

Livestock Production for Beginning Farmers

October 19, 2018 - 10:00am

232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza) Kingston, New York 12401

This class will cover everything from keeping animals for domestic use to small and mid-scale commercial animal operations. We will discuss production and marketing considerations for the most common livestock types (cattle, small ruminants, pigs and poultry) as well as the emerging possibilities of less common though potentially profitable livestock systems such as non-native species.

Farm Business Planning & Financial Management (Part 2)

November 8, 2018 - 10:00am

362 Glynwood Rd Cold Spring, New York 10516

This is the second half of the two-part workshop to help new farmers improve their business management skills through introductory lessons in administration and financial management, enterprise budgeting, record keeping and analysis, core financial documents (e.g., balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement), business planning and how to source capital.

Annie's Project: Business Education for Farm Women Series

November 12, 2018 - 9:30am

This 4-part series is designed for women who are farm owners or farm managers, or who anticipate moving into a decision-making position on a farm. Sessions and topics are listed below.

Certificates will be awarded from Annie’s Project to those who complete all sessions and who have applied to have the program qualify for FSA borrower training.

Annie's Project: Business Education for Farm Women Series

November 12, 2018 - 9:30am

This 4-part series is designed for women who are farm owners or farm managers, or who anticipate moving into a decision-making position on a farm. Sessions and topics are listed below.

Certificates will be awarded from Annie’s Project to those who complete all sessions and who have applied to have the program qualify for FSA borrower training.