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Cultivate: How to Create a Profitable Urban Farm (Market Garden)

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE Erie) and the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) invite you to, Cultivate: How to Create a Profitable Urban Farm (Market Garden), a workshop for anyone currently farming in a city or exploring opportunities to farm in an urban setting.

When: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Where: Market Arcade, 617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY (take the elevator to level 3R), .

Cost: $35 if not enrolled in the CCE Erie Agriculture Program, and $25 for CCE Ag enrollees (If you would like to enroll in CCE Erie, please go to erie.cce.cornell.edu/agriculture/ag-enrollment. Enrollees receive reduced registration fees for CCE Erie events as well as a quarterly newsletter.

The day’s presentations will include:

  • Dr. Susan McCartney, Director of the Small Business Development Center at Buffalo State University. Dr. McCartney’s presentation will focus on how to create a business and marketing plan as well as how to keep good farm records.
  • A Marketing Roundtable exploring several topics: selling to restaurants, the WNY Food Hub, Community Supported Agriculture, and Farm Markets.
  • Wilson Street Urban Farm, Grassroots Gardens of WNY, and MAP will lead a discussion about locating water sources in the city.
  • Dr. Murray McBride, Professor of Soil and Crop Science at Cornell University, will speak about soil health in urban environments.
  • Following the workshop, participants have the option to tour a Farm/Market Garden.

Register: Contact Megan Burley, msb347@cornell.edu, or 716.652.5400 x 138. Registration limited to 25 people. To REGISTER ONLINE, please click here. 

Fee

$35 if not enrolled in the CCE Erie Agriculture Program, and $25 for CCE Ag enrollees

Contact

Megan Burley
Farm Business Management Educator
msb347@cornell.edu
(716) 652-5400 x138

Location

Market Arcade
617 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203