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March 2017
$15 - $25

Farming 101

Rural landowners considering how to use their land or others thinking about farming are invited to sign up for the Farming 101 workshop.

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$5

Women In Agriculture Discussion Group

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 14, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on March 28, 2017 at 6:30pm

Waverly Villiage Hall, 32 Ithaca St.
Waverly, NY United States
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The business aspects of farming are an increasing challenge... whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been farming for years. Spend some time this winter improving your business skills!

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Fill Your Freezer: Purchasing Local Meat in Bulk

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on March 15, 2017 at 6:30pm

Ready to start buying locally-raised meat in bulk? It’s easier and more affordable than you might think! Learn more at this free workshop!

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$20

Sister Friends 2017

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Emerson Suites, Ithaca College, 2nd floor Campus Center, Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY United States
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  Sister Friends is an event that celebrates women during Women’s History Month in March. Women of all ages from elementary school-aged to elderly and from all sizes, shapes, socio-economic status, sexual orientation and ethnicities gather for a beautiful luncheon and program at Emerson Suites, Ithaca College. There is a Women’s Market for participants to purchase unique items and crafts from women-owned local vendors. Our event has been sold out for the past 12 years and we expect it to…

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Maple Weekend at Wellspring Forest Farm

March 18 @ 10:00 am - March 19 @ 4:00 pm
Wellspring Forest Farm, 6164 Deer Run Ln
Trumansburg, NY 14886 United States
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As part of the NY Maple Producers Association, join Wellspring Forest Farm for tours of the farm and sugarshack, taste sap and syrup, and take home our special maple flight! Vendors, musicians, and other activities for the whole family will be posted on Wellspring's Facebook event page as they are confirmed. ​ SATURDAY features tours at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm, live music, a local farm and craft market, and delicious wood-fired pizzas from The Rusty Oven. FARMS: - Wolftree Farm,... MUSIC: ​-…

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Farmer2Farmer Discussion Group: Brand Identity and Narrative Development for Farm and Food Businesses

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on March 22, 2017 at 6:00pm

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, 225 South Fulton Street
Ithaca , 14850 United States
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The Farmer2Farmer Discussion series is a potluck dinner and farmer discussion group.

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$5

Women In Agriculture Discussion Group

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 14, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on March 28, 2017 at 6:30pm

Waverly Villiage Hall, 32 Ithaca St.
Waverly, NY United States
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The business aspects of farming are an increasing challenge... whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been farming for years. Spend some time this winter improving your business skills!

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$75

Annie’s Project: Risk Management for Farm Women

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until April 5, 2017

CCE Broome County, 840 Front St.
Binghamton, NY 13905 United States
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The course will not be held on March 15 or March 22. Annie’s Project is a six-week course designed especially for farm women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their farms. Sessions include brief presentations, discussions focused on the participant’s questions, and hands on training. Annie’s Project is designed for farm women who have been in farming or part of farming for three to five years, and want to develop their understanding, interpretation, and opportunities in…

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$150 - $500

From Scarcity to Abundance: Cultivating Diverse Leadership for Ecologically Sound, Inclusive & Just Communities

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on March 30, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on April 27, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on May 25, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on June 15, 2017 at 9:00am

CCE – Tompkins, 615 Willow Ave.
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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The Natural Leaders Initiative (NLI) is now accepting registrations for its acclaimed 5-workshop “From Scarcity to Abundance: Cultivating Diverse Leadership” series.

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April 2017
$40

Holistic Apple Scab and Fireblight Control

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Know Your Roots, 3336 Podunk Road
Trumansburg, NY 1486 United States
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Apple scab and fireblight are two of the biggest disease issues apple growers ever have to contend with in any given season. 2016 was a relatively low pressure year, but who knows what 2017 will look like? In this workshop we will discuss the biology and ecology of each disease, disease cycles, forecasting tools, varietal resistance/susceptibility, control opportunities, and what to do if the inevitable strikes! We will use a variety of approaches to examine trees and leaves, discuss how…

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$75

Annie’s Project: Risk Management for Farm Women

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until April 5, 2017

CCE Broome County, 840 Front St.
Binghamton, NY 13905 United States
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The course will not be held on March 15 or March 22. Annie’s Project is a six-week course designed especially for farm women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their farms. Sessions include brief presentations, discussions focused on the participant’s questions, and hands on training. Annie’s Project is designed for farm women who have been in farming or part of farming for three to five years, and want to develop their understanding, interpretation, and opportunities in…

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Undoing Racism Workshop

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - April 8 @ 5:00 pm

Undoing Racism Workshop, a signature workshop facilitated by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, will take place in Ithaca, NY April 6 – 8th and registration is now open to the public. The Undoing Racism Workshop is 2 days + an evening; April 6 (5-9pm), 7 (9am – 5pm) and 8 (9am – 5pm). Registrants must be able to commit to attending the entire workshop. Location: announced when registration confirmed. Cost is $350 per person, $175 for small non-profit…

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$10

Fig Growing 101

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Ronald Wagner from CNY Figgery will be at the Human Services Complex in Montour Falls (Silverspoon/OFA Café) to discuss the niche crop potential, growing and care of over 150 varieties of figs. Workshop fee is $10 and pre-registration is required. Please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension's, Roger Ort (email) or call 607-535-7161.

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Local Food Entrepreneurship Seminar with Hopshire Brewery

April 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Mann Library at Cornell University, 102 Mann Library
Ithaca, NY United States
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Do you like craft beer? Interested in brewing and hop production? Come out to hear Randy Lacey, founder of Hopshire Farm and Brewery, speak about brewing, New York hop farming, and building a beer business in Ithaca. New York used to be the top producer of hops in the United States. The folks at Hopshire Farm and Brewery, located in Freeville, are excited about bringing the industry back to the state. In addition to using their own hops, Hopshire sources…

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Farmer2Farmer Discussion Group: Five Steps to Fair Farming

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

At this interactive session, Elizabeth Henderson will share best practices for fairness, health and safety in farm businesses. She will share basic information on farm safety, both physical and mental, how to create a farm safety plan, and exercises farmers can build into their daily work routine. Participants will review worker rights and farmers’ legal responsibilities, conflict resolution policies, and how to calculate production costs as a basis for fair prices. You will also be introduced to the standards for…

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$5

Profitable Meat Marketing

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
CCE Tioga County, 56 Main St
Owego, NY 13827 United States
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You're selling local meat but are you making money? An in-depth workshop on Profitable Meat Marketing will be held Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 from 6:30-9:30 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County. Join Ag Marketing Specialist Matt LeRoux to find out if you are covering all your meat marketing costs, including your TIME, and bringing in a profit. In the workshop, you will learn how to develop your farm's marketing strategy and how to set specific marketing objectives to make your…

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