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TRACTOR & MACHINERY OPERATOR’S CERTIFICATION
By federal law, no person under 16 years of age may operate a farm tractor or farm machinery on a farm owned by anyone other than the person’s parents. This course allows exemption from this law for 14 and 15 year olds.
Course will cover safe operation and routine maintenance of farm tractors and will be taught by Larry Burgin, a Delhi farmer. CCE of Delaware County 4-H Program will be sponsoring the course. The cost to participate is $40 per person which includes the course workbook.
EXTENDING THE GROWING SEASON
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
January 12, 2017 – Catskill Regional Agriculture Conference, SUNY Delhi. More information coming soon.
January 26 – Farmers’ Tax School, CCE Resource Center, Hamden. 1:00pm-3:00pm. More information coming soon
BEEF PRODUCERS MEETING
December 12, 6:00pm-8:30pm
CCE-Resource Center, Hamden
Fee includes dinner. $10 pre-registration/$15 at the door
Topics: Forage Inventory and Allocation (Rich Toebe, CCE); Feeding Corn Silage to Beef (Mike Baker, Cornell Beef Specialist); Making the Beef Farm Business Summary Work for You (Mike Baker); and Quick Update on the Southern Tier Stocker Initiative (Mike Baker).
RSVP to Kim Holden at 607-865-7090 or email: [email protected]
BASKETS TO PALLETS WORKSHOP
Are you looking to diversify sales beyond the farmers market, CSA and farm stand? Food hubs, grocery stores, restaurants and cooperatives are looking for your products to meet growing consumer demand for local and sustainably-grown food. Yet, doing successful business with wholesale buyers requires planning and preparation. Ensure your success by joining us for ‘Baskets to Pallets’, a comprehensive two day introduction to selling wholesale. The course will take place on Tuesday, January 24th and Tuesday, January 31st from 10:00am – 4:00pm at Templeton Hall in historic Cooperstown, NY.
To register call 607-865-6531
Kids will develop cooking and food safety skills and confidence.
Parents & kids will learn about healthy eating and stretching food dollars.
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Education Network has extensive resources available to help you address concerns regarding winter storms or severe cold weather.