Cured Meats Workshop

Upcoming Cured Meats Workshop at Cornell University

Cured Meats WorkshopTuesday and Wednesday March 14-15, 2017 at 8:30am to 4:30pm at Cornell University

Register Now for the upcoming seminar – to be held March 14 and 15, 2017 at Cornell University.

The Cured Meats Workshop is tailored to small-scale meat processors and restaurant owners interested in creating a value-added meat product for their customers.

The course consists of lecture sessions that will cover basic charcuterie, meat fabrication, casings, grinding, as well as an overview of HACCP, scheduled processes, and testing. Participants will also learn through on-hands sessions the basics of cured meats production in coppa, pancetta, speck and others. A full agenda for the event can be found here (PDF).

The cured meats workshop is ideally suited for small-scale meat processors and restaurant owners.

The cured meats workshop is instructed by industry experts and Cornell Dairy and Meat Foods Extension.

The official announcement can be found here (PDF). For further information contact MacKenzie L. Waro, Livestock Processing & Marketing Specialist, Harvest NY, at 607.287.1292 or visit us on the web at harvestny.cce.cornell.edu.

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Tractor and Machinery Safety Training

CCE Tractor and Machinery Safety Training for Youth in Seneca County

tractor and machinery safety trainingTuesday, March 14, 2017

Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program will offer a Tractor and Machinery Safety Training program for youth ages 14-15.

This training program will enable young workers to obtain Hazardous Occupations Order in Agriculture (HOOA) certification, which is required to operate farm tractors and equipment. The program will provide attendees with the necessary 24 hours of instruction, and it will include group discussions, demonstrations, field trips, hands-on activities, independent study, and field assignments.
Upon completion of instruction, a written exam and driving test will be offered to achieve certification. The program is available to anyone 12 years of age and older, however only individuals 14 and older will be able to operate equipment and become certified. Individuals age 16 and over are encouraged to attend as well, although enrollment preference will be given to those ages 14-15.

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Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program for Aspiring Dairy Farmers in New York State

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship ProgramWanted: aspiring dairy farmers and Dairy Master Graziers to stem the tide of retiring dairy farmers in New York State.

Cornell Small Dairy Support Specialist Fay Benson is recruiting participants for the New York edition of the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program, the groundbreaking, nationally-recognized apprenticeship program for the agricultural industry.

Modeled after apprenticeship programs such as those for developing a highly skilled level of experience for new plumbers and electricians, the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, or DGA, is recognized by the federal Department of Labor.

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