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Upcoming Events

Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 150: Farm Woodlot Management

September 27 - November 1, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Assessing the economic potential of a managed forest

Woodlots are a common feature of most farms in the eastern US, and are often overlooked for the value they might bring to the landowner and to farm enterprises. Farmers and woodland owners need to recognize the potential values of their woodland resource, be familiar with common ways a woodland can add value, and identify how the woodland will support the interests of the owner.

During this course, we will examine the methods to assess forest resources and discuss common woodland activities such as cutting firewood, harvesting logs for mushroom cultivation, and support for wildlife and long-term forest health.

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Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 101: Starting at Square One

September 29 - November 3, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This course helps new and aspiring farmers take the first steps toward setting goals, assessing resources available (physical, financial, and personal), and exploring enterprises that are the best fit for you and your land. Carefully defining what you want to do and how you will do it is a key element of any successful new farm enterprise.
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Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 130: Poultry Production

September 29 - November 3, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Profiting from Layers, Broilers, Turkeys, and Ducks

Many new farmers get started with poultry, because it's a relatively low-investment enterprise with a fairly quick turnaround time from investment to revenue. The margins can be slim though, and farmers need to develop the necessary skillset in order to produce a product that is both safe and profitable. This course will help you get started with all the basic information to build a successful poultry enter

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Announcements

Latest Dairy Market Watch

An educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. How to Read Dairy Market Watch. Dairy Market Watch -  September 2016

The Academy for Dairy Executives

Developing Management and Leadership Skills. Registration deadline: October 15, 2016. Registration link



Working Through the Drought of 2016

The September issue of our newsletter focused on dealing with what Mother Nature has dealt us this growing season. We are posting it to provide the information in a timely manner. Click here to view the September issue of Ag Focus.

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