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March 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm$15 - $25
Want to farm? Then, these upcoming Cooperative Extension and Groundswell workshops are for you! The same workshop, offered in two locations, will provide a basic introduction to what is involved in starting a farm. The topics to be covered include the business and production aspects of getting started.
Understanding soil and forest resources, critical to a productive enterprise, will be covered in the morning session, as well as, business logistics, planning the startup processes and marketing approaches to help participants identify steps to take to launch a farm business. In the afternoon, panels of experienced farmers will be sharing production basics for livestock (all species) and horticultural (fruit & veggie) crop production.
The two dates and locations are: March 11, 9-3, at the Chemung County Fairgrounds in Horseheads and March 18, 9-3, at the Tioga Cooperative Extension office in Owego. Pre-registration is requested – contact the following numbers for the date and location you wish to attend: March 11 – Chemung Fairgrounds, Horseheads – call 734-4453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org OR March 18 – Tioga Extension, Owego – call 687-4020 or email email@example.com. There is a $15 charge for the workshop ($25 per couple) payable in advance or at the door.
This workshop provides a good foundation for moving forward with land use options and farm business opportunities.