Event Details

Date

February 12, 2018

Time

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location

CCE Lewis County
5274 Outer Stowe St
Lowville, NY 13367

Cost

$15.00 per person
(additional attendee $5.00 ea.)

Light lunch included.

Host

CCE Lewis County and Harvest NY


315-376-5270

Pre-Registration Deadline: February 7, 2018

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Small-Scale Commercial Value-Added Dairy or Meat Production

February 12, 2018

Small-Scale Commercial Value-Added Dairy or Meat Production

This presentation will introduce you to the ins and outs of small-scale dairy or meat production. Participants can choose to listen to dairy related topics OR meat related topics.
  • How to get started
  • Funding opportunities
  • Examples of value-added businesses
  • How to decide if this is right for you
  • How to get started and regulation overview
Features speakers from CCE Harvest NY, NYS Agriculture and Markets, and CCE Lewis.

Cost: $15.00 per person, includes light lunch. ($20.00 for two members of the same family.)

Register by calling 315-376-5270 or register online.




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