JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program will offer their final two workshops next week as part of their 2017-2018 L.E.A.F. (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Workshop series. “FAMACHA Certification” and “Interpreting Soil Sample Reports” are the final two workshop scheduled for this season. All workshops will be held at the Frank Bratt Agricultural Center in Jamestown, 3542 Turner Road. To register, contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll at 716-664-9502 ext. 202, email@example.com, or visit www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua/leaf1718. Walk-ins will be welcomed for both of these workshops.
On Saturday, April 7th, 2018 from 10am to 12noon, “Interpreting Soil Sample Reports” will be offered for $5/family. In this workshop, led by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about soil sampling. Topics to be covered include why it’s important to sample soils, how to take a soil sample, the difference between a pH test and a full analysis soil sample, and how to read a soil sample report. We’ll also have a hands-on portion for this workshop that will include a demonstration on using the Cornell pH Test Kit, practice examples on how to determine fertilizer and lime application rates based on your sample report, and how to determine your soil type. Participants for this workshop have the option of paying either $5 (covering just the course materials) or $18 (which will include a voucher for a free soil sample at a $20 value).
On Wednesday, April 4th from 6pm to 9pm (Classroom Portion) AND Saturday, April 7th from 8am to 10am (Hands-On Portion), “FAMACHA Certification: Let Us Help You with Small Ruminant Parasite Control” will be offered for $15/person. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County is excited to announce a unique collaboration with The University of Rhode Island to offer farmers, 4-Her’s, homesteaders, and other small ruminant producers an opportunity to participate in their online training program for FAMACHA Certification within a group workshop format facilitated by CCE-Chautauqua. The FAMACHA system is a unique and easily accessible system for small ruminant producers to make deworming decisions based on an estimate of the level of anemia in sheep and goats associated with barber pole worm (Haemonchus contortus) infection. The FAMACHA Card was developed in South Africa and was introduced to the U.S. by the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control.
Light refreshments will be offered. The L.E.A.F. workshops are designed to be interactive, so participants are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas to this collaborative environment! This workshop will be held at the Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center located at 3542 Turner Road in Jamestown, NY.
Pre-registration is requested prior to the workshop to allow for adequate time to prepare printed resources and materials. Interested participants can register online by visiting www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua/leaf1718, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 716-664-9502 ext. 202.
The L.E.A.F. Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua) in line with the County’s 20/20 Comprehensive Plan. CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 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.
—Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County