Economic Development, Planning and Tourism
The St. Bonaventure University will welcome agriculture reporter Tom Rivers to campus to share what he learned firsthand about working conditions facing migrant farm laborers in Western New York. Read more
PLEASE join us for this FREE event for schools to learn about and taste local food for school meal programs.
Hor d’oeuvres & Networking at 4:15pm ~ Program begins at 5:00pm
Culinary Arts Dining Hall, Wellsville Campus of Alfred State College Campus map available at www.alfredstate.edu/visit/campus-maps/wellsville-campus Read more
What Does the Future Hold for Agriculture in Cattaraugus County?
We Need Your Ideas on March 19, 2013, 7:00 P.M. at the Great Valley Town Hall hosted by the Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board.
Expert Panel and Open Discussion
Moderated by Dave Zilker, Chairman of the Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board
Managing Business Transition to a New Generation
Wondering about the future of your farm business? Then this “Planning for Succession” workshop is for you. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany-Cattaraugus and Erie Counties are sponsoring this workshop which will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Arcade village Fire Hall, 145 North Street, Arcade, NY. Registration starts at 10:00 AM and the workshop will run until 2:30 PM. Read more
The Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate program will help farm owners plan for and manage disasters that might occur. This program focuses on practical pre-disaster education and preparedness, regarding farm equipment safety on the road, fire or structure collapse, storm and wind damage, criminal activity, farm chemical risks and biosecurity. Read more
On Saturday, March 2, 2013 Cornell University Cooperative Extension will be sponsoring the 21st Annual Rural Landowner Workshop. The program will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM. There will be an open session on the Ecology of Alaska followed by three concurrent sessions with four classes per session and you must choose one class per session. Read more
In celebration of National Agriculture Week (March 18th -22nd), volunteers throughout New York State will read a book with an agricultural theme to second graders. Students and teachers will also benefit from follow up activities and hands-on projects. The book will be given to the school library with a bookplate recognizing the donor and NY Ag Literacy Week. 1,400 books were donated last year while thousands of second graders participated in fun and educational activities. Read more
Cattaraugus County is home to a vibrant and diverse agricultural industry. Good communication is essential to developing and maintaining good relationships between farm and non-farm neighbors. This event is a way to bring the County’s farmers and their neighbors together for a night of fellowship and understanding. It will also be a way for the County’s farmers and businesses to showcase what they have to offer each other.
Second Annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the West Valley Fire Hall, 9091 Route 240, West Valley, NY.
Cattaraugus County is home to a vibrant and diverse agricultural industry. Good communication is essential to developing and maintaining good relationships between farm and non-farm neighbors. This event is a way to bring the County’s farmers and their neighbors together for a night of fellowship and understanding. It will also be a way for the County’s farmers and businesses to showcase what they have to offer each other. Read more