LEAF (Learn, Empower, Achieve, Farm) - Fall 2022 Season

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (August 4, 2022) Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County is excited to announce the return of the well-loved LEAF (Learn Empower Achieve Farm) programming for the fall 2022 season. There are fourteen exciting classes scheduled!

The first class will be “Everything You Want To Know About Herbs” on Wednesday, September 14th at 6:00pm. The instructors are from The Herb Mill in Niobe, NY. These ladies are extremely knowledgeable about herbs in all stages of growing, preserving, drying, using them for medicinal purposes and cooking purposes.

Some additional topics that will be included are: “So You Want To Start A Farm”; “Small Scale Composting Methods For The Home”; “Equine – End of Life”: “Business Planning For Beginning Farmers”; Yummy Yeast Breads”; “Vet 101- What To Do When Things Go Wrong”; Raising Capital For Your Farm”; “Basics of Home Food Preservation”; “Sourdough and Salt Rising Breads”; “Baby Mama Drama: Do’s And Don’ts of Animal Birth on the Farm”; “Old Fashioned Soap Making”; “Sewing 101”; “Grant Writing 101”.

All classes will be taught by knowledgeable professionals in the field and each class will have plenty of time for questions and answers. Most classes will feature a hands-on activity so participants can take home new knowledge and get some guided experience. Most classes are $5.00 per person unless otherwise marked. All classes for the fall season will be hosted at Jamestown Community College. Pre-registration is required, you can visit

https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=leaf2020-2_206 or call the office at 716-664-9502 ext. 209 to pre-register for any of the classes. A full listing and descriptions can be found at https://chautauqua.cce.cornell.edu/agriculture/2022-l-e-a-f-workshop-series. If you have any questions or would like to see a specific topic in the spring season please contact our Agriculture Program Coordinator, Cassandra Skal at 716-664-9502 ext. 202 or email at cks83@cornell.edu.

The Agricultural Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. 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.


Cassandra Skal
Agriculture Program Coordinator
716-664-9502 ext. 202

Last updated August 4, 2022