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Farming 101

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

$15 - $25
Farming 101


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 sbo6@cornell.edu OR March 18 – Tioga Extension, Owego – call 687-4020 or email mgb225@cornell.edu.  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.



March 11
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$15 - $25
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