Upcoming Events

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training & Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop

January 23, 2019 - 8:00am

2715 Route 44 Millbrook, NY 12545

Are you a farmer interested in produce safety? Are your markets asking for food safety plans or third party verification? Do you want to understand produce safety issues as they relate to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Food Safety Rule third party audits and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)? Participation in this training will also help you to complete one of the requirements towards the New York State Grown and Certified labeling program which requires GAPs Certification.

Chickens For Beginners

January 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

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

Are you interested in raising your own chickens for meat or egg production? Join us for a valuable class on starting out with chickens in the Hudson Valley.

Livestock Production for Beginning Farmers

January 25, 2019 - 10:00am

232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza) Kingston, New York 12401

This class will include everything from keeping animals for domestic use to small and mid-scale commercial animal operations. We will cover production and marketing considerations for the most common livestock types (cattle, small ruminants, pigs and poultry) as well as the emerging possibilities of less common, though potentially profitable livestock systems, such as non-native species.

Succession Planning for Farmland Owners

January 29, 2019 - 2:00pm

Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs New York

Participants will learn about farm business transfer, long-term care, conservation easements, Medicaid, estate planning, trusts and more.

Part-Time Farmer Tax School

January 29, 2019 - 5:30pm

CCE of Washington County, Annex 2 Meeting Room, 415 Lower Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839

Sandy Buxton and Steve Hadcock, of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Capital Area Ag & Hort Program, will be prepared to answer these and other tax related questions for you during this meeting. Light dinner will be served.

Farming Cooperatively Farmer Training Workshop

January 30, 2019 - 9:00am

PO Box 157 362 Glynwood Rd Cold Spring, New York 10516

This workshop is for regional farmers and for people interested in better understanding and supporting the development of a cooperative food economy in the Hudson Valley.

Farming Cooperatively

January 31, 2019 - 9:30am

Glynwood, Cold Spring, NY

This day-long workshop, facilitated by Faith Gilbert of Letterbox Farm Collective, will present the practice and the theory of farming cooperatively.

Rotational Grazing for Beginners-Registration Deadline!

January 31, 2019 - 10:00am

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

How can rotational grazing help you? In this class, Livestock Educator, Jason Detzel, will teach the basics and benefits of rotating your animals.

5th Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School: Developing Markets for Local Grains

February 1, 2019 - 9:00am

Pegasus Restaurant and Banquet Hall 10885 Route 9W Coxsackie, NY 10885

The focus this year is on accessing and developing markets for value-added grains, with topics to include current grain market sectors and their quality requirements, developing direct markets to consumers, developing a grain-processing enterprise, distribution strategies, accessing capital, and marketing tools.

Beginning Sheep and Goats (small ruminants)

February 5, 2019 - 6:00pm

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

Sheep and goats can provide meat, fiber, and friends! Whether you are interested in starting a 4-H project, would like to clear some brush from your backyard, or would like to start selling fiber, meat, or stock, this class will cover all the basics to get your operation off the ground.

2019 NYFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference

February 8, 2019 - 9:00am

660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211

The New York Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference will be held Friday February 8 – Saturday February 9 at The Desmond Hotel, Albany NY. The conference will consist of agricultural tours, workshops, speakers and networking opportunities geared for young farmers 18-35 years of age.

Creating Cash Flow Projections for Farmers

February 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join us for a live webinar on how to manage cash flow. We will cover two aspects: creating annual cash flow projections and day-to-day management.

Beginning Pigs

February 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

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

Whether you're interested in beginning a 4-H project, putting the pig’s powerful noses to work improving your property, or raising your own delicious pork products, this class will review all that you need to know to get started.

Writing a Farm Business Plan-Registration Deadline

February 17, 2019 (All day)


Whether you intend to borrow money or not, heading into a farm venture without a business plan is like setting out on a long-distance journey without a map. Arm yourself with a business plan and you will have a guide to aid your farm decision-making and demonstrate to yourself and your family that your ideas are feasible. This steady-paced course is designed to help you build your plan, including developing financial statements.

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.

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 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.

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.