Aspiring/Beginning Farmers Meeting: Cultivating Your Dreams in Agriculture

Are you passionate about agriculture and dreaming of starting your own farm in the Mohawk Valley?

Did you start farming in 2022 or 2023 and still seek more help? Look no further! Join us for the Aspiring Farmers Meeting, a unique opportunity to connect with Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators and agricultural service providers to receive invaluable guidance on your agricultural journey.

This informative event will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at Fulton Montgomery Community College, 2805 NY-67, Johnstown, NY 12095.

The day-long workshop will help you gain insights on essential topics like land acquisition, crop selection, livestock production, financial planning, and navigating regulations.

Two breakout sessions will allow participants to learn about various aspects of starting a farm business.

The breakout topics are livestock production, fruit and vegetable production, greenhouse and nursery production, farmland access, field crop production, and ideas on marketing what you wish to sell.

The workshop costs $30 per person or $50 for two people. The deadline for registering is February 9, 2024. Use this link https://caahp.ccext.net/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=185 to register online.  Don’t miss this chance to cultivate your dream of becoming a successful farmer! Register today and take the first step towards your agricultural future. FSA Borrower Training credits have been applied for.

For assistance registering, contact Dara Boudreaux at 518-765-3518 or email at tff24@cornell.edu.

For general information about the workshop, contact Steve Hadcock.  Steve may be reached at 518-380-1497 or seh11@cornell.edu.

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