Beginning a Successful Small Farm Operation

Date(s): 
Tue, 10/04/2011 - 2:30pm

Beginning a Successful Small Farm Operation

Cornell University Cooperative Extension can offer you the training and resources to select an enterprise suited for success. This introductory course designed for small, part-time or prospective farmers will be held on Tuesday evenings, October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th at Healthy Community Alliance, 1 School Street in Gowanda, NY from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.

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 29th. There is a cost for this workshop. For more information or to pre-register contact Ginny Carlberg, 716-664-9502 x 202; Sharon Bachman, 716-652-5400 x 150 or Lynn Bliven, 585-268-7644 x 18.

An additional session will be available to the public and to the participants of the Beginning Farmer Course entitled Pasture Management and Hay Quality Evaluation. Held on November 1st covering the opportunities for forage based enterprises in Western NY there is a cost for this class. For more information or to pre-register for these two sessions, please contact Lynn Bliven at 585-268-7644 ext 18.

Location

Healthy Community Alliance
1 School Street
Gowanda, NY
United States
42° 27' 54.5112" N, 78° 56' 17.466" W
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