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June - CCE Beginner’s Farming Class

LIBERTY, NY—Anyone dreaming about using an old field for vegetable production or livestock and considering a future in farming can learn what questions to ask when thinking about agribusiness in Sullivan County and the Hudson Valley in an upcoming class offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County educators, including Agriculture Educator Cassie Schweighofer, will guide a class for beginning farmers on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road in Liberty, NY. The class will cover topics like site selection, soils and soil testing, zoning and agriculture districts, and choosing a crop or livestock system and marketing method that is right for your location and your lifestyle. Attendees will also have the rare opportunity to meet and discuss business with other new and beginning farmers in and around the county.

Cost for the program is $50 for CCE enrollees and $60 for general public. Anyone can enroll in CCE for just $20 a year. Lunch is included and a free copy of the Sullivan County Soil Survey is available if needed. Space is limited for this class so pre-registration and payment is required in advance by calling 845-292-6180 by June 19.

Offered By: Cassie Schweighofer
845-292-6180, ext. 104
Agriculture & 4-H Educator
cms346@cornell.edu