Event Details

Date

February 20, 2018

Time

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location

CCE Clinton County
6064 State Route 22, Ste 5
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Cost

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

Light lunch included.

Host

CCE Clinton County and Harvest NY

Sara Bull
518-561-7450

Pre-Registration Deadline: February 19, 2018

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Small-Scale Value-Added Dairy

February 20, 2018

Small-Scale Value-Added Dairy

This presentation will introduce you to the ins and outs of small-scale cheese, yogurt and other value-added dairy production.
  • How to get started
  • Funding opportunities
  • Examples of value-added businesses 
Featured Speakers:
Anika Zuber, Regional Dairy Processing Specialist, Harvest NY
Becca Durant, Dairy Product Specialist 2, NYS Agriculture & Markets
Kelsey O'Shea , Regional Ag Business Management

Fee: $15.00 per person. ($20.00 for two members of the same family.) Light lunch included. Register by calling Sara Bull at 518-5617450, or register online. Pre-registration is required!





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