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Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 150: Farm Woodlot Management
September 27 - November 1, 2016Assessing the economic potential of a managed forest
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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.
Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 101: Starting at Square One
September 29 - November 3, 2016This 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.
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 130: Poultry Production
September 29 - November 3, 2016Profiting from Layers, Broilers, Turkeys, and Ducks
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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