Economic Development, Planning and Tourism

EDPT - Economic Development, Planning and Tourism for Cattaraugus County

Coffee with 4 women in history

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Sit, relax and drink coffee and learn some history at the "Coffee with 4 women in history" gathering at the African Center for Cultural Development in Olean.

A Springtime Gardening Program

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County invite you to attend an evening gardening program open to the public. Master Gardeners will present a program of timely topics and conduct a Question & Answer session for any gardening questions guests might have. Spend an evening with the Master Gardeners and take home some great gardening information. *Pre-registration and fee information below. Read more

From Field to Fork: A reporter experiences farm work

Thu, 03/14/2013 - 7:00pm

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

Take the Local Food Survey

News from Economic Development, Planning and Tourism posted on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 3:33pm
Food Survey preview

Food Survey preview

We want your input on local food. Residents of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua or Allegany County please take the local food survey.

Farm-to-School Networking Event

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:15pm

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 Read more

What Does the Future Hold for Agriculture in Cattaraugus County?

News from Economic Development, Planning and Tourism posted on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 2:09pm
Farm illustration / clip art

Farm illustration / clip art

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

Planning for Succession

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 10:00am - 2:30pm

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

Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 8:30am - 2:30pm

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

Rural Landowner Workshop

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

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

NY's Ag Literacy Week

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 8:00am - Fri, 03/22/2013 - 6:00pm
The Beeman book cover

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

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