25th Annual CCE Rural Landowner Workshop

On Saturday, March 4, 2017 Cornell Cooperative Extension will be sponsoring the 25th Annual Rural Landowner Workshop. Presenters are brought in from both private and public sectors to provide participants with up-to-date information.

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Baskets or Pallets: Scaling up to meet your market channel

The Baskets or Pallets course is designed for all enterprises, beginners or seasoned producers and will cover building relationships with buyers, customer management & record keeping, pricing, grading & packaging, uniformity & consistency, and more.

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BF 103: Taking Care of Business

Starting a successful farm means navigating a long list of business, insurance, and regulatory issues, and planning ahead for these saves you time, money, and headaches, offering you freedom to focus on production.

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Cooperative Extension puts a wealth of useful, research-based information at your finger tips!

In addition to what you'll find here on our website, we offer free or low-cost workshops on topics that range from how to start an organic garden to making a home spending plan. Explore our links, check out our upcoming events, then give us a call or visit our Cooperative Extension Education Centers to learn more. We're here to help, with information -- and people -- you can trust!


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Buying Firewood

It's a good idea to buy your wood at least one whole season ahead. Get tips on what to look for, how firewood is sold, and more useful information here.

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MeatSuite Marketing Website Expanding

The Meat Suite, developed by CCE Tompkins County, an online directory where consumers can find a farm that is selling locally raised meat in quarters or halves. A recent grant from NYFVI will allow expansion into other counties including Allegany.

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4-H Dairy

The 4-H Dairy project offers year-round events and activities for youth. You don't need to own dairy animals or live on a farm to participate. Below are some of the opportunities.

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In order to enroll, youth must be 8 – 19 years old in the current calendar year. We also offer a program called Cloverbuds for youth who are 5-7 years old. 4-H is open to everyone regardless of race, religion, color, sex or place of residence.

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Storing Firewood

Unlike most fuels, firewood can be stored indefinitely, safely and without degrading. Learn correct storage techniques here.

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Woodstove Maintenance

Proper maintenance is crucial to ensure that your wood heating appliances will function safely and efficiently. Learn how to keep your stove in top shape here.

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Last updated February 23, 2017