Class in Arcade: Beginning a Successful Small Farm Operation
The introductory course, "Beginning a Successful Small Farm Operation", is designed for small, part-time or prospective farmers will be held on Tuesday evenings, September 22nd, 29th, October 6th, and 13th in Arcade, New York and is offered by Cornell University Cooperative Extension.
Topics to be covered
Agriculture 101 is an introduction to agriculture within the region and an overview of agricultural terminology. Since the soil is the foundation of farming, the series continues with the Basics of Soil & Plant Fertility. Basics of Farm Bookkeeping & Taxes introduces participants to sample financial systems available for use and tax related farm issues. Selecting an enterprise without checking the farm resources or marketing opportunities can create a roadblock to success. In the fourth class of the series we take a look at Selecting an Enterprise & Marketing What You Produce.
Enrollment will be limited; pre-registration is required by September 15th. There is a cost for the workshop series. For more information, cost or to pre-register for the Arcade location, contact Joan Petzen at 585-786-2251.
Other Classes for Farmers
- Note there is another "Beginning a Successful Small Farm Operation" session offered on Wednesdays in Sinclairville, NY
- Pasture Management and Hay Quality Evaluation on October 20, 2009 in Arcade, NY
- Season Extension Utilizing High Tunnel Production on October 24, 2009 in Allegany, NY
Cornell University Cooperative Extension can offer you the training and resources to select an enterprise suited for success.