Upcoming Events

Sheep & Goat Production 101

October 27, 2020 - 6:00pm

ONLINE

Sheep and goat farms are becoming more common over the past few years. There has been quite a few questions being asked across the board when it comes to these two small ruminants. This virtual workshop we will go over the basics of raising sheep and goats. This course is open to all areas of expertise but please know we will cover the majority of beginner topics.

Sheep & Goat Production 101

October 27, 2020 - 6:00pm

ONLINE

Sheep and goat farms are becoming more common over the past few years. There has been quite a few questions being asked across the board when it comes to these two small ruminants. This virtual workshop we will go over the basics of raising sheep and goats. This course is open to all areas of expertise but please know we will cover the majority of beginner topics.

Navigating Farm Family Relationships During Business Succession Planning

November 5, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online via Zoom

Farming with family members can be one of the most emotionally taxing experiences a person may encounter, especially when familial relationships get in the way of managing and leading the business. Please join Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County and the Capital Area Ag & Hort Program’s Farm Business Management Educator Dayton Maxwell, Chris Tauzel of the New York State Agricultural Mediation Program and members of NY FarmNet’s staff to learn how families can improve relationships to facilitate succession planning and long-term business continuation.

2020 Foundations of Hemp Online Series via Zoom

November 9, 2020 - 5:00pm

Online via Zoom

New to Agricultural Production? Considering Hemp?

This 12 session virtual, live series will utilize experts and researchers in the area of agronomy, plant breeding, entomology, plant pathology and business management. Production topics will be tailored for Northeast/Atlantic area growers with special attention to NY legal/climate.

Virtual Silvopasture Workshop

November 10, 2020 - 6:00pm

ONLINE

The Columbia Land Conservancy and Dutchess Land Conservancy will host this event in collaboration with local farmers and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Getting on the Land: Lease it or Own it?

November 14, 2020 - 9:00am

ONLINE

To lease or to own: that is a question all farmers must ask themselves. Two young farmers will discuss how they arrived at an answer during a facilitated conversation hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County. This virtual conversation is open to everyone, but may be especially helpful to people without farming backgrounds who want to start a farm or rent land to a farmer.

Farm Leasing and Conservation Practices: Incentivizing Secure Tenure and Climate Resilience

November 19, 2020 - 10:00am

WEBINAR

Hosted by the Pace-NRDC Food Law Initiative and American Farmland Trust, this program will address tools and strategies for farmers, landowners, attorneys, and agricultural service providers to overcome barriers to implementing conservation practices on leased farmland. Sessions will address farm lease agreements, incorporating conservation practices into farm lease agreements, federal and state programs and other benefits of conservation farming practices, and related topics. 2 CLE credits will be available for attorneys (pending approval).