Upcoming Events

Lunch Time Webinar: Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act

December 16, 2019 - 12:00pm

WEBINAR

Educational webinars for farm employers, owners and operators. These one-hour, online sessions will cover what you need to know about workers’ compensation, disability benefits and Paid Family Leave, and allow time for questions.

Business Basics for Beginning Farmers

December 19, 2019 - 11:00am

WEBINAR

Farm Credit East’s Director of Knowledge Exchange, Chris Laughton, will present several financial topics relevant to people either running an early-stage farm enterprise or considering starting one. This one-hour webinar will be held Thursday, December 19, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Farmer Discussion Group Meetings

January 7, 2020 - 12:00pm

Proudfit Hall, 181 South Main St., Salem, NY 12865

The Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County will be holding winter Farmer Discussion Group meetings in early January 2020. Dayton Maxwell, newly hired CAAHP Farm Business Management Educator, will lead a discussion on farm business management in a challenging agricultural economy. Aaron Gabriel, CAAHP Agronomy Educator, will discuss new and old pests including the soybean cyst nematode, western bean cutworm, and several weeds (tall waterhemp, palmer amaranth, marestail, knapweeds, and bedstraws). These pests create new challenges that require diligent management.

Farmer Discussion Group Meetings

January 8, 2020 - 12:00pm

Knox Town Hall, 2192 Berne-Altamont Rd., Knox, NY 12009

The Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County will be holding winter Farmer Discussion Group meetings in early January 2020. Dayton Maxwell, newly hired CAAHP Farm Business Management Educator, will lead a discussion on farm business management in a challenging agricultural economy. Aaron Gabriel, CAAHP Agronomy Educator, will discuss new and old pests including the soybean cyst nematode, western bean cutworm, and several weeds (tall waterhemp, palmer amaranth, marestail, knapweeds, and bedstraws). These pests create new challenges that require diligent management.

Farmer Discussion Group Meetings

January 9, 2020 - 12:00pm

Brunswick Family Community Center, 19 Keyes Ln, Troy, NY 12180

The Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County will be holding winter Farmer Discussion Group meetings in early January 2020. Dayton Maxwell, newly hired CAAHP Farm Business Management Educator, will lead a discussion on farm business management in a challenging agricultural economy. Aaron Gabriel, CAAHP Agronomy Educator, will discuss new and old pests including the soybean cyst nematode, western bean cutworm, and several weeds (tall waterhemp, palmer amaranth, marestail, knapweeds, and bedstraws). These pests create new challenges that require diligent management.

Farmer Discussion Group Meetings

January 10, 2020 - 12:00pm

CCE Columbia/Greene Office, 479 Rte. 66, Hudson, NY 12534

The Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County will be holding winter Farmer Discussion Group meetings in early January 2020. Dayton Maxwell, newly hired CAAHP Farm Business Management Educator, will lead a discussion on farm business management in a challenging agricultural economy. Aaron Gabriel, CAAHP Agronomy Educator, will discuss new and old pests including the soybean cyst nematode, western bean cutworm, and several weeds (tall waterhemp, palmer amaranth, marestail, knapweeds, and bedstraws). These pests create new challenges that require diligent management.

Part-Time Farmer Tax School

January 21, 2020 - 5:30pm

CCE of Columbia-Greene Counties, 479 Route 66, Hudson, NY

When it comes to taxes, do you have any of these questions? How much farm income do I need to make in order to be able to deduct it on my taxes? What tax related form(s) do I need to complete? What, if any, tax management strategy should I have for my farm business? Should I form an LLC or other form of business, and what tax documentation do lenders require? CAAHP Educators, Steve Hadcock and Dayton Maxwell, will answer these and other tax related questions during this meeting. In addition to discussing income tax concepts, they will explore Agricultural Value Assessment, Building Exemptions, Sales Tax Regulations and Farmers’ School Tax Credit.

Part-Time Farmer Tax School

January 21, 2020 - 5:30pm

CCE of Rensselaer County, 61 State Street, Troy, New York

When it comes to taxes, do you have any of these questions? How much farm income do I need to make in order to be able to deduct it on my taxes? What tax related form(s) do I need to complete? What, if any, tax management strategy should I have for my farm business? Should I form an LLC or other form of business, and what tax documentation do lenders require? CAAHP Educators, Steve Hadcock and Dayton Maxwell, will answer these and other tax related questions during this meeting. In addition to discussing income tax concepts, they will explore Agricultural Value Assessment, Building Exemptions, Sales Tax Regulations and Farmers’ School Tax Credit.

Introduction to Marketing Modalities and Leasing Agreements

January 21, 2020 - 6:00pm

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

Are you a beginning farmer looking to buy or lease land in the Hudson Valley? Are you thinking about how to build and maintain and agricultural business in the area? Are you just interested in learning more about farming? Do you enjoy free snacks?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should attend the Marketing Modalities and Leasing Agreements program at Cornell Cooperative Extension.