Farm Business Foundations

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Farms of all shapes, sizes & stages invited to learn with Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) invites farm managers and aspiring farmers to learn more about Farm Business Management through an interactive webinar series. “Farm Business Foundations” will be presented on Thursdays in March from 7pm – 8pm via Zoom webinar. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required by visiting tinyurl.com/farmbiz.

So, You Want to Start a Farm?
Thursday, May 6th
7pm – 8pm
Topics include the basics of starting a farm business, an outline of who’s who, an introduction to available resources, and a discussion on “is farming right for you?”.

Farm Business Planning for Beginners
Thursday, May 13th
7pm – 8pm
Topics Include farm management, marketing and regulations, insurance, and SWOT analysis.

Analyzing Farm Enterprises
Thursday, May 20th
7pm – 8pm
Topics include “Hops, Hogs, and Honey – Oh My!”, market analysis, evaluating assets, and farm diversification.

Farm Financial Management Basics
Thursday, Mary 20th
7pm – 8pm
Topics include record keeping methods, common financial statements, and tax considerations.

While webinars are free, registration is required by visiting tinyurl.com/farmbiz or calling 716-640-0522. If you’re not able to make it live, register anyway and you’ll receive a workshop recording. Zoom capabilities are required.

Farm Business Foundations is a Virtual Workshop Series for Beginning and Transitioning Farmers presented by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program. Funding for this project provided by the State of New York, American Farmland Trust, and the Cornell University New York Dairy and Livestock Risk Management Education Project. FSA Borrower Credits Pending.

SWNYDLFC is a partnership between Cornell University and the CCE Associations of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben counties. Their team includes Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management (716-640-0522); Joshua Putman, Field Crops (716-490-5572); Alycia Drwencke, Dairy Management (517-416-0386) and Amy Barkley, Livestock Management (716-640-0844). CCE is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. For more information, visit www.swnydlfc.cce.cornell.edu.