Upcoming Events

Armed to Farm Military Veteran Training Applications Due

June 30, 2019 - 12:00pm

Military veterans are now welcome to apply to attend the week-long Armed to Farm (ATF) training, hosted by the Cornell Small Farms Program’s Farm Ops and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) this summer. Held from July 29 to August 2, 2019, in Victor, NY, the ATF training allows veterans and their spouses to experience sustainable, profitable small-scale farming enterprises and explore agriculture as a viable career.

Farmer-Focused Wholesale Webinar: Margins may be wider than they appear!

July 1, 2019 - 12:00pm

WEBINAR

Please join GrowNYC's webinar at 12 pm on Monday, July 1st hosted by FARMroots’ Strategic Marketing Manager Erik Hassert, and Rebecca Frimmer, from Kitchen Table Consultants, focusing on the opportunities, challenges, and best practices for selling to farmer-focused wholesale customers.

All about Stockers

July 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

Diamond Hills Farm, 80 Angus Lane, Hudson, NY 12534

Gain some insights in purchasing stocker cattle that you intend to raise.

FSMA/PSA Food Grower Training Course

July 15, 2019 - 8:00am

Cornell Cooperative Extension Warren County 377 Schroon River Rd Warrensburg, NY 12885

A grower training course developed by the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) that meets the regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. At least one person per farm producing more than $25,000 worth of fruits and vegetables must attend this course once. Participants will receive a certificate of course completion from the Association of Food and Drug Officials.

Pasture and Soil Health Field Day

July 18, 2019 - 9:00am

Glynwood, Cold Spring, NY

This workshop is designed to create a solid understanding of the basic principles of pasture management systems. Participants will learn how to make pastures thrive with good management and understand the function of each family of plants.

"How to" Market Better Series: How to Give a Great Farm Tour

July 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Washington County Fairgrounds 392 Old Schuylerville Road Greenwich, NY 12834

This workshop will prepare you to give a successful farm tour, whether it be for a family of four, a class of 20 or an open house with 100s of people. From setting the date to messaging and parking, attendees will leave with the resources and templates they need to ensure they are prepared for successful event on their farm.

Business Planning with Plans and Profits

July 31, 2019 - 10:00am

64 Ferndale-Loomis Road Liberty, New York 12754

Planning can help companies grow 30% faster. One study published in 2010 aggregated research on the business growth of 11,046 companies and found that planning improved business performance.
Interestingly, this same study found that planning benefited existing companies even more than it benefited start-up companies.
Business planning is the first step to creating and running your own business!

"How to" Market Better Series: Tell Your Story

August 8, 2019 - 6:00pm

Washington County Fairgrounds 392 Old Schuylerville Road Greenwich, NY 12834

This session will give you the confidence to speak openly about your livelihood and how to handle sensitive subjects as well as difficult conversations. Your newly acquired skills will come in handy at the county fair! But whether you plan to exhibit at the fair or not, this session will help you be a stronger advocate every day for the industry you live and love.

Seedstock Beef Production

August 9, 2019 - 6:00am

Trowbridge Farms, 1192 county County Route 22 Ghent NY 12075

Trowbridge family will share the ins and outs of the importance of good genetics in beef cattle.

Cow Calf Production and Freezer Trade

September 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

Tilldale Farms, 22 Tilley Lane, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090

Gain some knowledge on how to successfully operate a freezer trade.

"How to" Market Better Series: Reaching Online Shoppers

September 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Washington County Fairgrounds 392 Old Schuylerville Road Greenwich, NY 12834

Be a part of the online holiday rush by making sure your website and online store are encouraging shoppers to spend their holiday budget with your business!

"How to" Market Better Series: Be Retail Ready

October 8, 2019 - 6:00pm

Washington County Fairgrounds 392 Old Schuylerville Road Greenwich, NY 12834

From licenses needed, certifications available and labeling requirements, this session will go through all that is needed to be successful and ready for retail. The group will not only learn what is out there, but will hear how successful area businesses navigated the sea of regulations and opportunities, and what worked best for them.