ERIE CO., N.Y. — Join a group of beginning farmers on April 12th, 2018 at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE Erie) to learn the basics of vegetable farming. Darcy Telenko, Fresh Market Vegetable Specialist for the Cornell Vegetable Program, will discuss soil testing, growing vegetables using plastic mulch, and weed and disease management.
The Beginning Farmer Discussion Group is a series of new farmer-focused informal workshops, the April 12th workshop will be held at the Roycroft Print Shop, Dard Hunter Hall Auditorium (2nd floor) at 21 South Grove Street, East Aurora, from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm, and there is no cost to attend. Hopefully, the result of these meetings will be an improved collaboration between farmers. Perhaps some new joint projects will form to improve individual farm successes. Above all, this should be an enjoyable, fun experience! Anne Tryjankowsi, Owner of Polish Roots Natural Farm and former Beginning Farmer Discussion Group participant shared, “When I began attending the Beginning Farmer Discussion Group I was interested in the concept of farming but had no idea where to begin. These workshops were the perfect place to start.”
For more information, go to erie.cce.cornell.edu. Please RSVP to Megan Burley, Farm Business Management Educator, phone (716) 652-5400 x138 or email email@example.com. For persons with disabilities requiring accommodations, please contact Megan by April 8th, 2018.
About Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County puts knowledge to work to build stronger communities. CCE Erie provides educational programs in Agriculture, 4-H Youth Development, Nutrition, and Consumer Horticulture.