Upcoming Events

2019 Eastern NY Fruit & Vegetable Conference

February 19, 2019 - 8:00am

660 Albany Shaker Road Albany, NY 12211 United States

Join the Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Team for their 2nd Annual Eastern NY Fruit and Vegetable Conference! This year the conference will be three days with many new sessions! Click this link to register and view the preliminary agenda.

Introduction to Communication for Farmers

February 19, 2019 - 10:30am

Glynwood, Cold Spring, NY

Compassionate Communication for Farmers workshops will teach crucial communication skills that help farm managers develop a values-driven workplace, one where feedback is welcomed and expected, and mutual respect is part of the work culture. These skills will also prime new farmers to have success with collaborative relationships with their business and marketing partners, and will form the basis of understanding of customer service when dealing with customer relationships.

Taller de Cultivos de Cobertura

February 19, 2019 - 1:00pm

1875 Hurley Mountain Road Hurley, NY 12443

Este taller se llevará a cabo en español. Aprenda de los agricultores y de la Extensión Cooperativa de Cornell sobre por qué y cómo incorporar cultivos de cobertura en granjas en Nueva York.

Capital District Direct Marketing Conference

February 28, 2019 - 9:00am

24 Martin Road Voorheesville, NY 12186 United State

Have you, as a direct marketer of farm products, seen a change in your sales? Would you like to learn ways to potentially increase sales? Join us at the Capital District Direct Marketing Conference, to be held on Thursday, February 28 at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County, 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY.

Let's Get Real About Selling Wholesale

March 4, 2019 - 9:00am

4079 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538

GrowNYC’s FARMroots Program, in collaboration with Kitchen Table Consultants, will be hosting a 2-day, hands-on business training and networking dinner for New York State farmers who are considering new wholesale ventures.

Building Landowner-Lessee Relations

March 7, 2019 - 9:00am

Glynwood, Cold Spring, NY

Successful farmland matches occur when all parties commit to building and maintaining healthy relationships. This convening will feature speakers who can help to facilitate successful land matches, and who will share their experience of best practices.

Building a Farm Marketing Plan

March 7, 2019 - 1:30pm

Glynwood, Cold Spring, NY

A defined marketing strategy is essential to making farm business decisions. This workshop, including a short pre-webinar and a daylong in-person session, will help farmers to create their own marketing plan.

QuickBooks for Farmers Part 1 (Webinar)

March 13, 2019 - 3:00pm

QuickBooks is a powerful tool that goes way beyond just tracking income and expenses for taxes; it can help you manage cash, understand how to increase profits, and plan for growth.

Blueberry Intensive Workshop

March 14, 2019 - 8:30am

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County 2715 Route 44, Millbrook, New York

Join for the region’s first-ever blueberry intensive, an in-depth look at blueberry growing techniques, pests and diseases, marketing and other business topics, and an afternoon demonstration on a working farm.

Purchasing and Renting Farmland

March 30, 2019 - 10:00am

64 Ferndale-Loomis Road, Liberty, NY 12754

Extension professionals will go over the topic in a lecture style format, and will have multiple handouts for participants to take home on the material, including online resources for non-farm landowners to list their land and how farmers can use these online resources to search for land. There will be time at the end for non-farmers and farmers looking for land to connect.