‘Access to Capital’ to be presented

COBLESKILL — A free workshop on “Access to Capital” for agricultural and food and beverage business owners will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the ballroom of Bouck Hall on the SUNY Cobleskill campus. Refreshments and lunch will be included. Originally scheduled for Dec. 3, the workshop was rescheduled because of inclement weather.

According to a media release, the event will be co-hosted by the state Department of Agriculture and Markets, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship and SUNY Cobleskill.

Potential funding sources will be presented during panel presentations covering traditional funding sources and newer, alternative models.

Another panel will address institutional procurement of local foods and how local producers can build relationships with potential buyers.

A networking and resource expo will also be available to participants from 12:45 to 2 p.m.

Visit www.cadefarms.org/events, or call 607-433-2545 for more information.

To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/tu9uy92.

Pest management to be addressed

Pest management and growing season issues that affect crops will be among the topics covered at the 2020 Field Crop Pest Management meetings to be offered locally.

The first meeting will be on Monday, Jan. 13, at Farm Credit East at 7297 State Route 80, outside Cooperstown. The second will be Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Cornell Cooperative Extension's Chenango County office at 99 Board St. in Norwich. The third will be Friday, Jan.17, at CCE in Schoharie County at 173 S. Grand St. in Cobleskill. All will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. 

There is a $10 registration fee per person. The required preregistration is due one week before the meeting date and is available online at http://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/ or by mailing payment to CCE of Herkimer County, 5657 State Route 5, Herkimer, NY 13350. 

Similar meetings will be held in Morrisville on Jan. 15; Fonda on Jan. 16; and Ballston Spa on Jan. 21. 

Call 315-866-7920 if a registration form is needed and more information. 


Winter conference offered by CADE

The Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship in Oneonta will co-sponsor the 38th annual Northeast Organic Farming Association-New York winter conference in Syracuse from Jan. 17 to 19.

According to a media release, the conference represents an opportunity for participants to connect with sustainability-minded farmers, gardeners and consumers and will include more than 100 educational workshops and 80 trade show vendors.

The conference workshop schedule may be viewed online at www.nofany-winterconference.squarespace.com/. Registration is available at www.nofany.secure.nonprofitsoapbox.com/2020wc.

Call CADE at 607-433-2545 for more information.

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