Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Dairy Management
  • Farm Business Management
  • Field Crops
  • Livestock & Small Farms

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  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Event Details

Date

March 30, 2017

Time

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Location

Wegman Lodge
2222 St. Paul Street, Seneca Park
Rochester, NY 14621

Cost

$30.00 Includes lunch, door prize & handbook


Host

CCE - Monroe County
Jarmila Haseler
585-753-2565


Getting Started in Agritourism Workshop, Creating a Destination Farm

March 30, 2017

Getting Started in Agritourism Workshop, Creating a Destination Farm
This workshop is the first of the series designed to help farmers build necessary skills and parterships, scale their business and create sales by expanding from purely agricultural operations to creating an experience-based "destination" farm for public. This session, the first of the series, will cover the key aspects of running an Agritourism business, including event selection and planning, attracting visitors through strategic marketing and use of social media, the new industry's dimension and insurance coverage.

The participants will hear the industry experts:
  • Greg LaDuca and Cailin Lawrence of Visit Rochester discussing tactics on connecting farmers and visitors through partnership and strategic marketing. 
  • Bill Wickham of Wickham Farms, Laura Faulk of Experience The Finger Lakes, Joe Hurtley of Kettle Ridge Farm and Amy Machamer of Hurd Orchards will share tips on scaling up and building a successful business from U-pick to full entertainment farm. 
  • Monika Roth of CCE Tompkins County will talk about new dimensions of Agritourism and 
  • Mike Southcott of National Insurance will cover the risk management issues. 

The participants will also receive a workbook to help them start developing their own plan. 

Registration fee includes lunch, raffle for a book signing session and a raffle. The participants are encouraged to bring their business cards; only those will be entered into the raffle basket!

Registration link: click here


Getting Started in Agritourism Workshop Flyer (PDF; 201KB)


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Upcoming Events

Feeder School - 2 day on-farm training, Day 1

October 25, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

Who Should Attend:
  • Those who are currently feeding dairy cows and want to learn more about the how and why of what they're doing.
  • Those who are interested in becoming a cow feeder and want to increase their knowledge of cow feeding.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about how to improve the feeding process on their farm.

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Considering Small Scale Commercial Value-Added Dairy Production

October 26, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Penn Yan, NY

This presentation will introduce you to the ins and outs of small-scale cheese, yogurt and other value added dairy production.

We'll be covering:
  • How to get started
  • Funding: grant & loan opportunities
  • Examples of value-added businesses
  • How do I decide if this is right for me?
  • How to get started and regulation overview

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Feeder School - 2 day on-farm training, Day 2

November 1, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Piffard, NY

Who Should Attend:
  • Those who are currently feeding dairy cows and want to learn more about the how and why of what they're doing.
  • Those who are interested in becoming a cow feeder and want to increase their knowledge of cow feeding.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about how to improve the feeding process on their farm.

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