JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program has three workshops planned for the week of October 10th as part of their 2022 Fall LEAF (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Workshop Series. On Tuesday, October 11th the workshop “Yummy Yeast Breads” will be held. On Wednesday, October 12th the workshop “Farm Record Keeping” will be held. On Thursday, October 13th the workshop “Vet 101 – What To Do When Things Go Wrong” will be held. All three events will be at the JCC (Jamestown Campus) 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.
“Yummy Yeast Breads” will be the topic on Tuesday October 11th 6:00-8:00pm at the JCC (Jamestown Campus) Sheldon Center, OTA Lab Room 146. This workshop will teach participants how easy it is to make various types of yeast breads. Participants will learn basic breadmaking techniques by making a batch of English Muffin Bread. Everyone will go home with a loaf of fresh, warm bread. The instructor is Linda Dewey from Perrysburg, NY. Linda is a 5th generation owner/operator of Silver Falls Farm. This farm has been continuously owned and operated by the Dewey family since 1817. The cost of this workshop is $10/person to cover the expense of supplies.
“Design A Farm Financial Record Keeping System That Won’t Collect Dust” will be the topic on Wednesday, October 12th 6:00-8:00pm at the JCC (Jamestown Campus) Carnahan Building Room 123. This workshop will help participants learn how to keep records and track financial information for a successful farm business. Farmers don’t usually farm because they really enjoy paperwork, and yet – record keeping can be the key for ensuring profitability. In this interactive workshop, learn more about effectively keeping farm financial records, what to keep track of, and how to analyze your farm’s financials. The instructor for this workshop will be taught by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Team Leader and Farm Business Management Specialist from the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program with Cornell Cooperative Extension. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Animal Science and Ag Business Management and owns and operates a diversified livestock farm.
“Vet 101 – What To Do When Things Go Wrong” will be the topic on Thursday, October 13th 6:00-8:00pm at the JCC (Jamestown Campus) Carnahan Building Room 123. This workshop will help beginning farmers and homesteaders have an understanding of how to care for their animals when things go wrong on the farm. The workshop will cover many of the basics for a beginning or small farmer, including items to have on hand in your “tool kit”, signs of illness, a discussion on when to call the vet, information on local vets, and how to measure key vital signs. Dr. Shannon Carpenter, New York State Veterinarian, will be the instructor for this workshop. She has many years of experience with livestock animal operations and has previously worked as a private veterinarian. The cost for this workshop will be $5/person.
The LEAF Workshop Series is open to the general public, including homesteaders, beginning farmers, established farmers looking to diversify and grow, agriculture enthusiasts, and everyone in between! The 2022 Fall LEAF series is providing 14 workshops to be held in September, October, and November.
Each workshop is 2 hours long and led by an experienced instructor. The LEAF workshops are designed to be interactive, so participants are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas to this collaborative environment!
Pre-registration is required prior to the workshop to allow for adequate time to prepare printed resources and materials. Interested participants can register online by visiting https://chautauqua.cce.cornell.edu/agriculture/2022-l-e-a-f-workshop-series, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 716-664-9502 ext. 202.
The Agriculture Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
–Cassandra Skal, Agriculture Program Coordinator
Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County