Baskets or Pallets: Scaling up to meet your market channel.
The Baskets or Pallets course is designed for farmers of all enterprises, beginners or seasoned producers and will cover building relationships with buyers, customer management and record keeping, pricing, grading and packaging, uniformity and consistency, and food safety, among many other topics! This fun course includes plenty of hands-on activities and opportunities for peer learning and small group discussion.
Four evening sessions: March 1, March 22, April 5, and April 26 , 2017
From: 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Pioneer High School Cafeteria, 12125 County Line Rd Yorkshire, NY. Plus a series of 6 field trips will be offered for more hands on learning. Carcass evaluation and meat cutting, navigating sales through produce auction, packing & grading vegetables, high tunnel production, urban farming, and value added ag. products. Fee: $75 per farm. Includes resource materials, up to 3 attendees per farm and allows participation in the evening workshop series and any or all of the field days of interest.
Priority for spots will be given to active or retired military veterans in Western New York. Stipends are available to cover cost of registration for veterans, to apply contact Lynn Bliven (585) 268-7644 ext. 18 for an application.
The Baskets or Pallets course is co-hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany, Erie and Wyoming Counties and supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2015-70017-22882.
For more information or to register please contact:
Megan Burley 716-652-5400x138 or firstname.lastname@example.org
$75 per farm (3 attendees per farm)