Upcoming Events

Business Planning and Financial Management I

October 24, 2019 - 10:00am

Glynwood, Cold Spring, NY

This two-part workshop will 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 capital sourcing.

Access to Capital: Food, Beverage, and Agricultural Enterprises

October 24, 2019 - 10:00am

Community Room, Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon, Brooklyn, NY

A workshop for food, beverage and agricultural enterprises interested in learning about traditional, growth and alternative sources of financing; and how to successfully deliver a business pitch. Attendees will hear from lenders on a wide range of topics, including which types of financing are most appropriate for their needs, what lenders look for in potential borrowers and alternatives to traditional bank loans. Attendees will also learn how to deliver a business pitch. There will be a resource expo held after the workshop.

Ask the Experts!-Where Do I Find Farmland & Can I Afford It?

October 29, 2019 - 6:30pm

CCE of Columbia and Greene Counties, 479 Route 66, Hudson, NY 12534

Join us as we “ask the experts” questions related to finding/listing farmland, marketing farmland, creating a lease and setting values for farmland! This workshop series is designed to bring farmland owners and farmland seekers together to network and learn. These workshops will be available in-person with guest speakers, facilitated discussions and time for networking.

Uprooting Racism in the Food System

October 30, 2019 - 9:00am

Glynwood, Cold Spring, NY

Glynwood is delighted to be hosting an Uprooting Racism training facilitated by Soul Fire Farm's Leah Penniman and Amani Olugbala. The below description of the training's contents and format is courtesy of Soul Fire Farm's website.

Business Planning and Financial Management II

November 7, 2019 - 10:00am

Cold Spring, NY

This two-part workshop will 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 capital sourcing.

FSMA Food Safety and Farming Workshop

November 18, 2019 - 8:00am

362 Glynwood Road, Cold Spring, NY 10516

This 2-day course is designed for vegetables farmers who wish to improve their food farm safety plans. Participants will receive an AFDO certificate as well as a Produce Safety Alliance manual. Topics covered will include:
-Introduction to Produce Safety
-Worker Health, Hygiene and Training
-Soil amendments
-Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
-Agriculture water (Part I: Production water; Part II: Post-harvest Water)
-Post-harvest Handling and Sanitation
-How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan

Farm Viability Workshop Series: Planning a Farm Business

November 18, 2019 - 9:00am

630 Bedford Road Pocantico Hills, NY 10591

Launching a successful farm business is one part production and one part business management. In this day-long workshop we’ll focus on the business side of the operation… from understanding your costs to setting business goals. We will discuss cost of production calculations, pricing strategies and break-even analysis. We will use these new skills to outline a business plan and strategy for launching.

Farm Viability Workshop Series: Marketing Off of the Farm

November 19, 2019 - 9:30am

630 Bedford Road Pocantico Hills, NY 10591

Join for a day of back to back workshops with regional farmers as we discuss marketing and supply chain models that they have created and operate on their farms. Each farm will discuss the pros and cons of their marketing outlets, how the farm and systems are designed to fulfill the necessary requirements of relating with these market channels, and the types of investment needed to generate readiness for such.

Farm Viability Workshop Series: Farmland Access – Plan to Find the Right Farm

November 20, 2019 - 9:00am

630 Bedford Road Pocantico Hills, NY 10591

For farmers who are seeking land, most do not accidentally stumble upon the perfect farm and even fewer gain easy access to farmland at the exact time they need or want it. This doesn’t mean it’s hopeless, but it does mean farm seekers should take seriously the process of planning for and finding the right farm. This process includes self-assessment of current strengths and areas where more skill or experience is needed, clear goal setting based on a solid business plan and including personal considerations, identifying and using targeted resources, as well as developing and holding oneself accountable to prioritized next steps. This full day intensive will focus on these aspects of the farmland access process.

Farm Viability Workshop Series: Loans and Grants to Build Farm Infrastructure

November 21, 2019 - 9:30am

630 Bedford Road Pocantico Hills, NY 10591

We’ll hear from Caroline Pam, co-owner of Kitchen Garden Farm in Sunderland MA. Caroline recently built a new wash pack barn and commercial processing kitchen on her 50 acre organic vegetable farm. This talk will cover the multi year planning and design process and how the farm accessed FSA and Farm Credit financing, as well as federal and state grants for the buildings, equipment, and a 25kW solar array.

Farm Viability Workshop Series: Farming Cooperatively

November 22, 2019 - 9:00am

630 Bedford Road Pocantico Hills, NY 10591

This day-long session will introduce cooperative business models, share examples from the wide landscape of collaborative food systems projects, and cover the legal, financial, operational, and social considerations for effective group businesses.

Ask the Experts!: Protecting Yourself with a Good Lease Agreement

November 26, 2019 - 6:00pm

CCE of Columbia and Greene Counties, 479 Route 66, Hudson, NY 12534

Join us as we “ask the experts” questions related to finding/listing farmland, marketing farmland, creating a lease and setting values for farmland! This workshop series is designed to bring farmland owners and farmland seekers together to network and learn.