Hobby Farms Editors
February 9, 2009

Get help on starting a farm with the Cornell Cooperative Extension course

New and aspiring farmers in central New York can get help with business planning and getting a farm started by taking a new Cornell Cooperative Extension course this March.

Where: Tully Town Hall, 5833 Meeting House Rd., Tully, N.Y.
When: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 1 through March 22
Cost: $25/person for all 4 sessions; $40/couple
Registration: Call Karen Baase, 315-684-3001

What You Can Expect
The course will cover:

  • Assessing and evaluating your physical resources
  • Business planning legalities and logistics
  • How, when and where to market your products and many other essential topics.

Each workshop will include experiences of local farmers, logistical considerations and hands on work to help you focus your interests.

The series will conclude with practical consulting sessions based on your needs and interests.

This training is offered by the NY Beginning Farmer Project, which is made possible by funding from the NY Farm Viability Institute and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

For more information on small farm topics visit www.smallfarms.cornell.edu


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