Workshops related to food systems and/or community development.

 

Calling at Veterans located in the Southern Tier:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County will be hosting a workshop on learning the fundamentals of growing vegetables using high tunnels. This workshop will be a fast paced all-inclusive presentation given by Judson Reid, of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY team. Topics that will be covered include: varieties, cultural practices, pest controls, etc... We also will look briefly at business planning and marketing, and then will host an on-farm hands-on component including a tour of the farm and discussion of their CSA and farmers market operation.

Date: Saturday March 25th
Time: 9am-2pm
Cost: $25pp, includes lunch and all materials

Priority for spots will be given to veterans in the Southern Tier, but others are welcome to attend as space permits. Travel stipends are available for veterans traveling further than one hour to the workshop.

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2015-70017-22882.

 

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Click here for registration->  https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=vetsgrowinggarlic_203

Event Date 7/8/2017
Individual Price $25.00
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Tuesday, July 11, 1-4 pm: Transitioning to Organic Dairy Production. This field day will provide the basics of transitioning to organic grass-fed dairy production focusing on the Amish community in Allegany County. NOFA-NY, LLC and pioneering organic dairy farmer, Brian Stetson of Maple Hill Creamery will give a no-tech approach to grass-fed milk and organic transition. Location is David Miller Farm, 869 Peet Road, Whitesville, NY 14897 (Allegany County). Please note that there is no cell phone service or personal photos at this location. This event is produced by NOFA-NY with support from the New York Farm Viability Institute

 

 

Walk-ins are welcome, but online pre-registration up to three days prior to the event is strongly encouraged. Fees are $15/individual, $25 for two or more people from same farm. Online registration is here: http://bit.ly/2qkSwsJ. For further information, visit http://bit.ly/2q9qnto or call (585) 271-1979. NOFA-NY’s field days continue through October.

Event Date 7/11/2017 1:00 pm ET
Event End Date 7/11/2017 4:00 pm ET
Individual Price 25.00 for 2 people from the same farm

 

 

In Her Boots: Grass-Fed Beef & Dairy in a Diversified System
July 12 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Brattset Family Farm | Jefferson, Wis.

Farmer and grazing instructor Kirsten Jurcek offers a behind-the-scenes tour of her successful beef and dairy grazing operation. Learn about rotational grazing, and how to establish a conservation easement, CRP-funded prairie, and silviculture plantings of fruit and nut trees. Other topics include honeybee hives and ongoing warm season pasture experiments.

Bonus: Wisconsin Farmers Union Youth Day Camp for kids 6 & older

Event Date 7/12/2017 10:00 am ET
Event End Date 7/12/2017 3:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free

 

 

Wednesday, July 12, 5-6 pm: High Tunnel Tomatoes - Early and Mid-season Management for Optimal Health and Productivity. Long-term organic high tunnel soil health and fertility management is challenging. This field day will discuss best management practices for growing tomatoes in a high tunnel, especially early and peak season management practices. Seth Jacobs of Slack Hollow Farm will share his experiences with tomatoes and how he successfully manages a high tunnel from a long term perspective. NOFA-NY and the Cornell Vegetable Program will discuss what they are learning through the New York Farm Viability Institute funded initiative, “Best Management Practices for Long Term Profitable High Tunnel Soil Fertility and Health." Location is Slack Hollow Farm, 177 Gilchrist Rd, Argyle, NY 12809 (Washington County). This event is produced by NOFA-NY with support from the New York Farm Viability Institute.

 

 

Walk-ins are welcome, but online pre-registration up to three days prior to the event is strongly encouraged. Fees are $15/individual, $25 for two or more people from same farm. Online registration is here: http://bit.ly/2qkSwsJ. For further information, visit http://bit.ly/2q9qnto or call (585) 271-1979. NOFA-NY’s field days continue through October.

Event Date 7/12/2017 5:00 pm ET
Event End Date 7/12/2017 6:00 pm ET
Individual Price 25.00 for 2 people from the same farm

 

 

Workshop presented by: Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) and Berkshire Grown

 

 

 July 13 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Sidehill Farm in Hawley, MA

 

 

Join Amy Klippenstein and Paul Lacinski of Sidehill Farm, Eric Sheffer of Sheffer’s Grassland Dairy, and Morgan Hartman of Black Queen Angus Farm as they share insight from years of managing pastures. Topics will include land stewardship, forage growth, soil fertility, and animal health and genetics. We will discuss the ways all of these things and more affect the cost of production and improve your bottom line. Jump at the chance to learn from these Northeast farmers as well as each other. We will begin with a pasture walk of Sidehill Farm. Snacks provided.

 

 

$10 for Local Hero and Berkshire Grown Members, $15 for non-members.

 

 

RSVP to: https://www.buylocalfood.org/event/farmer-to-farmer-profitable-pastures/ or Stevie Schafeancker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 413-665-7100

 

Event Date 7/13/2017 3:00 am ET
Event End Date 7/13/2017 6:00 am ET
Individual Price $10 for Local Hero and Berkshire Grown Members, $15 for non-members.