CCE Chautauqua announces fall L.E.A.F. Workshops

LEAF Workshops Week of Oct 3rd

LEAF Workshops Week of October 3rd

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (September 23, 2022) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program has one workshop planned for the week of October 3rd as part of their 2022 Fall LEAF (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Workshop Series. On Wednesday, October 5th the workshop “Business Planning For Beginning Farmers” will be held. This event will be at the JCC (Jamestown Campus) Carnahan Center 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.

“Business Planning For Beginning Farmers” will be the topic on Wednesday October 5th 6:00-8:00pm at the JCC (Jamestown Campus) Carnahan Center, Room 123. This workshop is designed to help create a farm business plan. Business plans for farms are often viewed as yet another chore to do and usually result in dusty binders taking up space on the office shelf. This discussion based workshop will walk you through the mental exercise of planning your future agricultural adventures. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the use of a business plan, the essential components, and a “to do” list of things to think about to inform future planning efforts. Additional opportunities for one-on-one follow up will also be offered. This workshop will be taught by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Team Leader and Farm Business Management Specialist from the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program with Cornell Cooperative Extension. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Animal Science and Ag Business Management, and owns and operates a diversified livestock farm.

The LEAF Workshop Series is open to the general public, including homesteaders, beginning farmers, established farmers looking to diversify and grow, agriculture enthusiasts, and everyone in between! The 2022 Fall LEAF series is providing 13 workshops to be held in September, October, and November.

Each workshop will be 2 hours long and led by an experienced instructor. The LEAF workshops are designed to be interactive, so participants are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas to this collaborative environment!

Pre-registration is required prior to the workshop to allow for adequate time to prepare printed resources and materials. Interested participants can register online by visiting, by emailing, or by calling 716-664-9502 ext. 202.

The Agriculture 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 Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.


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

Last updated September 22, 2022