cornell cooperative extension pre-season farmers market training

posted February 27, 2014

 

 

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Four locations throughout New York State (see below)

Cornell Cooperative Extension will present pre-season farmers’ market training to help North Country growers develop their salesmanship, labor management, social media skills and compliance with food safety regulations.

Sessions from 10am to 2pm with Cornell Cooperative Extension educators will help growers create a compelling personal story to connect to consumers. To grow to the next level, many farmers need to learn how to comply with legal requirements for adding a farm labor force. To expand beyond family labor, this is critical.

How to reap sales from Facebook and the latest information on how to meet federal Food Safety Modernization Act regulations for the prevention of food contamination are also on the workshop agenda.

The training will take place as follows:
March 15 in Keeseville at the AuSable Valley Grange, register with Laurie Davis, 518-962-4810lsd22@cornell.edu

March 22 in Watertown at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office, register with Steve Ledoux, 315-379-5270swl73@cornell.edu

April 5 in Canton at the St. Lawrence County Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm, register with Betsy Hodge, 315-379-9192bmf9@cornell.edu, and

April 12 in Malone at the 911 Emergency Services Building, register with Rick LeVitre, 518-483-7403rlevitre@cornell.edu.

The $20 cost to attend includes lunch.

For more, please read the press release…