Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship
August 2, 2022
Join the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA) on August 2nd, 2022 from 11:00-12:00 CST via Zoom to learn more about the opportunities available as an Apprentice or farmer Mentor, as well as what managed grazing looks like on a dairy farm. Angie Sullivan, Apprenticeship Director and Altfrid Krusenbaum of Krusengrass Consulting will guide you through the DGA program, share opportunities and success stories, and describe what managed dairy grazing looks like in real life scenarios. DGA works with farmers and Apprentices in 15 and provides first class education to the next generation of dairy farmers through the first of its kind in the nation recognized apprentice program. This meeting will also be recorded for later viewing and translated into Spanish.
Please register at https://forms.gle/u9JJkrekVfEXNu1Z9. For more information please contact Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org, (518) 265-2658, or www.dga-national.org.
Organic Farmer-to-Farmer Meetings
April 4, 2023 : NYCO Field Crop Meeting
NYCO's field crops meeting has been rescheduled to April 4th, 2023 from 9 am - 1 pm. This meeting is free for all farmers to attend and participants are encouraged to bring a dish to pass for lunch.
How to Value Your Business, Planning for the Future
April 4, 2023
April 11, 2023
April 18, 2023
This three-week workshop series for livestock-based businesses will be held online. It is specifically targeted at existing meat, fiber, small ruminant dairy, or other livestock value-added processing businesses. A team of Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators will provide tools to assess your existing business and to assist in understanding options for business expansion or transfer. The workshop series will also be of benefit to livestock value-added business startups and is of relevance to both owners and employees in management positions.
Business Planning for Beginning Farmers
April 10, 2023
Business plans for farms are often viewed as yet another chore to do and usually result in dusty binders taking up space on the office shelf. This discussion based workshop will walk you through the mental exercise of planning your future agricultural adventures. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the use of a business plan, the essential components, and a "to-do" list of things to think about to inform future planning efforts. Additional opportunities for one-on-one follow up will also be offered. FSA Borrower credits may be made available for your attendance. This workshop will be taught by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Team Leader and Farm Business Management Specialist from the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program with Cornell Cooperative Extension. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Animal Science and Ag Business Management, and owns and operates a diversified livestock farm.
$5 per person REGISTER