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Catskills Farm & Food Conference

  • Friday, November 3, 2017, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Farmers, food business entrepreneurs, and community members near and far will have the opportunity to learn proven strategies to turn your recipe into profit. On Friday, November 3, 2017, Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) will host the second annual Catskills Farm and Food Conference at its Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road in Liberty.

This unique event runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and includes interactive workshops by leading experts and an optional tour of CCESC’s state-of-the-art Catskills Kitchen Food Business Incubator on-site, where renters can prepare, package, and promote their products. Registration and refreshments start at 8:30 am. Networking and a locally sourced lunch is provided by Victoria Ingrassia Catering.

Participants can join workshops throughout the day, including:

  • Marketing Your Food Business
  • Legal Considerations When Starting Your Business
  • Packaging & Distributing Your Product
  • Food Processing Rules and Regulations
  • Food Labeling: The Dos and Don’ts
  • Tips for Starting a Food Business from Scratch

Cost is $35 per person. Scholarships are available with support from Sullivan Renaissance. In the event of financial hardship or special needs, the public should contact the office.

Space is limited and pre-registration with non-refundable payment is required in advance. Seats are only guaranteed with payment. Registration and more information can be obtained by calling CCESC at 845-292-6180, emailing, or using the link located at the left sidebar of this page.

Payment can be made in advance by check, cash, or credit. Additional donations for CCESC programs are appreciated.

Anyone can enroll in CCESC for an annual contribution of $25 and receive a monthly subscription to the Extension Connection magazine.

 In the event of financial hardship or special needs, the public should contact the office.


ONLY $35 per person

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Extension Education Center
64 Ferndale-Loomis Road
Liberty, New York 12754

Last updated October 20, 2017