More than 20% of farmers are beginning farmers, with less than ten years of farming experience, according to the national Farm Bureau.
A unique Beginning Farmer Tailgate Talks series of rotating farm-hosted potlucks, intended for new and beginning farmers, will conclude Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Majestic Farm on 134 Majestic Road in Mountain Dale, NY. Tailgate Talks will be held from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Participants are asked to bring a dish or beverage to share.
Majestic Farm is owned by Brett and Sara Budde. On their farm they raise chickens, pigs, and cattle that they sell at local farmers' markets within the county and NYC restaurants. They also have a brand new apple orchard. This final class in the series will be important because they are the only host farm that focuses on livestock production.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) offers this FREE series of practical discussions about farming and marketing products throughout the growing season, from the point of view of successful farmers in the Sullivan Catskills. Participants can network, learn the diversity of industry options available, and develop relationships within the agricultural community.
This series is FREE. Registration can be completed online.
In the event of special needs, please contact the CCESC office.
134 Majestic Road
Mountaindale, NY 12763