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September 2017

Draft Animal-Power Field Days

September 29 @ 9:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm
Cornish Fairgrounds, NH, 294 Town House Rd
Cornish, NH 03745 United States
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September 29- October 1  Cornish NH Fairgrounds On Friday, September 29th, there will be an all day workshop on Cultivation and Tillage with Draft Animals at Stephen Leslie's Farm in Hartland VT for beginning and experienced teamsters with the opportunity to work with the animals. There will also be a workshop on Growing Your Draft Animal Power Farm with experienced draft animal power farmers such as Nathan Henderson, Donn Hewes, and others at the Fairgrounds There is a two day Forestry…

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Southern Tier Stocker Short Course

September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
CCE Allegany County, 5435A County Rd 48
Belmont, NY 14813 United States
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Calves purchased/raised for grazing, then sold to a finisher. The term “stocker” was coined by producers referring to animals purchased in the spring to “stock” mountain pastures. The goal is to add weight economically using relatively inexpensive, excess pasture. The Stocker Short Course is designed for farmers of all experience levels to learn about managing stocker cattle. The course will help you discover your competitive advantage, markets, economic projections, pasture management, business planning. Internship participation available. Students completing the course…

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October 2017

Assessing Fruit Quality at Harvest

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Know Your Roots, 3336 Podunk Road
Trumansburg, NY 1486 United States
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In this workshop we’ll discover how to assess fruit quality and learn how much fruit quality can change over just a few days or weeks.

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Farming for Justice: First Discussion

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, 225 South Fulton Street
Ithaca , 14850 United States
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Farming for Justice A Discussion/Action Group Wednesday, October 18th, 6PM-8PM Groundswell Center, 225 South Fulton Street, Ithaca NY* Farming for Justice is a monthly meeting for farmers, food producers, and food system workers interested in digging into the intersection of food, agriculture and social justice. What role do we see ourselves playing in racial/economic justice work? What are the barriers we face and how can we support each other to step further into action? Through dialogue, education and action planning,…

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Agriculture and Climate Change

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$25 - $50

Facilitated by Mike Biltonen and Jay Smith Climate change has been affecting our farms for several decades now. The science and data show that there will continue to be dramatic impacts on every farmers’ ability to grow and distribute food. Agriculture is one of our greatest tools for reducing and even potentially reversing the effects of modern industrial society on our global climate, but it also one of the greatest contributors to climate change. Something has to give. Come learn…

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