Learn About Farming 101 and Other Local Events

Learn about Farming 101
March 19, 2016, 9am3pm. TC3 Farm, 100 Cortland Road, Dryden, NY


CCE Tompkins CountyLearn the basics of operating a farm! This program is designed for anyone who is exploring the possibility of farming, including landowners and those without land of their own. We will cover some business basics but the main focus will be on soils, land prep, and production of livestock or horticultural crops. The program will involve extension educators and farmers as presenters. Register with Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County by visiting http://db.ccetompkins.org/programs/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=613, calling 607-272-2292 or emailing mr55@cornell.edu.
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Maple Weekend at Wellspring Forest Farm 

March 19 & 20, 2016, 10am-4pm, 6164 Deer Run Ln, Trumansburg NY

As part of New York’s statewide Maple Weekend, come visit our forest farm and taste saps from maple, walnut, and sycamore trees. Take a self-guided tour and see a demonstration of mushroom log inoculation. Enjoy fresh, local wood-fired pizzas from The Rusty Oven both Sat and Sun. Saturday there will also be live music and a farm and craft market from 11am-3pm. Sunday will feature a “how-to make maple syrup” workshop at 11am and a “how to grow mushrooms on logs” workshop at 1pm. ($5 fee for each) To keep updated on participating farms and other news visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/234672330198156/ and www.wellspringforestfarm.com.

Schoharie County Farm Bureau Farm Safety Day

March 23, 2016, 10am-3pm. SUNY Cobleskill Curtis Mott Lounge, 176 Schoharie Pkwy N, Cobleskill, NY

Schoharie County Farm Bureau and SUNY Cobleskill are co-sponsoring a free, daylong Farm Safety Day. Workshops will focus on chainsaw safety, entrapment, livestock handling in enclosed spaces, and ROPS and PTO safety. NYCAMH, the Northeast Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health, Cooperstown, NY will conduct the program. Workshops will last approximately 45 minutes, and opportunities for question and answer will be available. Lunch will be provided, and RSVP is appreciated to Linda Cross at 868-9303 or crosslk@midtel.net.

Rare Fruit Workshops – Persimmons & Pawpaws

March 30, 2016 10am-1:30pm. Bath Civil Defense Building 3 Pulteney Sq East, Bath, NY OR March 30, 6pm-9pm. Vince’s Park, Intersection of Route 318 and 5/20, Seneca Falls, NY

Hobbyist, Homeowner, and Commercial Grower Workshop. Interested in unusual fruits? Come learn all about growing pawpaws and persimmons! Topics include site selection, insects and disease management, pollination and sourcing plants. World renowned speaker and expert Jerry Lehman will be sharing knowledge based on his 25 years’ experience. For more in formation contact Roger Ort at 607-535-7161, or email rlo28@cornell.edu. To register for the Seneca Falls workshop, visit here.
For the Bath workshop, visit here.

MANY MORE EVENTS at the Cornell Small Farms Statewide Events Calendar.

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