NIAGARA CO., N.Y. — Attention Beginning and Aspiring Farmers in Western NY: Join a FREE class on Tuesday, July 14 designed for those who want to start or expand their agricultural business. The hour and a half long program includes 5 key tips to see success and avoid costly mistakes. Get introduced to over 20 local and national organizations and resources that support beginning farms. This virtual course will be taught using Zoom video conferencing and requires internet access.
This free introductory class is brought to you by the CCE-Niagara Beginning Farmer Training Program. You must register here to gain access: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsd-uoqDorHdXjZCKJ3rVRpGaJM43wGBFP?fbclid=IwAR3v3gkBTUhvqLe5ax-C5r8vB8hVNaPHFJzBfRPZD3LJT3BinoV9Eslpa94
Farming 101: Getting Started in Western NY
What do you need to know before you grow?
When: 6:00-7:30pm, Tuesday July 14th
About the Instructor: Rich Woodbridge runs the Beginning Farmer Training Program at CCE Niagara, a full-season course on growing a profitable market farming business. He is also the owner and operator of McCollum Orchards & Gardens, a diversified fruit and vegetable farm in the city of Lockport, NY. The farm has been in his family for over 190 years. Rich and his wife run a 150-member Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and sell produce to restaurants and at local farmers markets.
About Cornell Cooperative Extension:
Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability, and social well-being. We bring local experience and research-based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world. Cornell Cooperative Extension in Niagara County is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact our office if you have any special needs.
–CCE Niagara County