L.E.A.F. (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Class on Greenhouse Basics

CCE-Chautauqua and the Cornell Vegetable Program Offer Introductory Greenhouse Education

-by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (March 18th, 2016) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program is continually developing programs to help beginning and diversifying farmers in our area. On Thursday, March 24th, from 7pm to 9pm at the Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center there will be a “Greenhouse Basics” workshop offered as part of the L.E.A.F. (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Series offered throughout the fall and winter months.

The “Greenhouse Basics” course on Thursday, March 24th will be taught by Judson Reid, Extension Vegetable Specialist with the Cornell Vegetable Program. This workshop will be $10 per family, and is designed to cover the basic considerations when thinking about purchasing, installing, and growing in a greenhouse operation. The class will be interactive, and will provide material to take home for future reference.

The L.E.A.F (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Series is open to beginning farmers, established farms looking to diversify and grow, agriculture enthusiasts, homesteaders, and everyone in between! A variety of class topics will be presented through the fall and winter months for a nominal fee. Classes will be held at the Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown, NY. Interested participants can attend any number of classes, but pre-registration is appreciated. To register, or for more information, please call 716-664-9502 ext. 202, or email kaw249@cornell.edu.

The L.E.A.F. Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua) in line with the County’s 20/20 Comprehensive Plan. CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Contact

Katelyn Walley-Stoll
Agriculture Program Community Educator, Farm Business Management
kaw249@cornell.edu
716-664-9502 ext. 202

Last updated April 4, 2016