Event Details


October 26, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Millie's Pantry
19 Main Street
Penn Yann, NY 14527


$30.00 first person from farm
(additional attendee $10.00 ea.)

Include light lunch.


CCE Yates County

Caroline Boutard-Hunt

Pre-Registration Deadline: October 25, 2017


Considering Small-Scale Commercial Value-Added Dairy Production

October 26, 2017

Considering Small-Scale Commercial Value-Added Dairy Production

This training, hosted by CCE Yates County, will introduce the ins and outs of small-scale cheese, yogurt and other value-added dairy production.

Topics include:
  • How to get started
  • Funding - grant and loan opportunities
  • Examples of value-added businesses
  • Deciding whether it's right for you
Featured speakers include Steven Brown, Finger Lakes Economic Development Center, Carl Moody, Regional Dairy Processing Specialist, CCE Harvest New York, and Rodney Hinz, Dairy Products Specialist, New York State Agriculture and Markets.

Cost: $30.00 for first person from farm; $10.00 each additional person from same farm. Light lunch included. To register, call Caroline Boutard-Hunt at 315-536-5123 or register online. Pre-registration is required!

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