Cornell Cooperative Extension
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555
Our last class in this "Livestock Production" series on Monday, September 17 in Owego will cover regulations for selling and processing your livestock. With Matt LeRoux, Ag Marketing Specialist.
Looking for something to do with your land? New York's Southern Tier is well suited for pasture-based livestock production. If you want to have animals and sell pasture-raised meats, this series of classes is for you. Learn from the experiences of other successful farmers, and from Cornell Cooperative Extension educators.
This first set of 2012 winter classes are at the county office building on 56 Main St, Owego, Tuesday evenings. Check for times below!
Janice Degni, CCE Field Crops Specialist, will teach how to measure hay quality and choose the best time to harvest. Follow this with a tour of Side Hill Acres goat dairy, where they milk over 75 goats and make dairy products from cheese and fudge to bottled milk. LOCATION: Class starts at 5:00 at the Candor Ambulance Hall, 58 Main St, Candor. At 6:00 we'll move down the road to Side Hill Acres dairy (79 Spencer Rd, Candor) for the farm tour, hosted by owner and cheese-maker Rita Kellogg.
Come dressed for the weather and learn how farmers care for their animals, from feeding to parasite management and more. 5:30-7:30 pm
Cost per class is $10 per farm ($75 for the whole series) and includes light snacks and hand-outs. To register and for class details, call (607) 687-4020, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday August 21, 2012:
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Monday September 17, 2012: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
$10/farm or $75/series
Tioga County Office Building
56 Main Street
Owego, New York 13827