GOWANDA — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua, Erie, Cattaraugus, and Allegany Counties is holding a course called Beginning a Successful Farm Enterprise, which will assist small or part-time prospective farmers in starting their own farm business.
The course is designed around four major topic areas: Agriculture 101, an introduction to agriculture in Western New York and an overview of agricultural terminology; Soil and Plant Fertility, the foundation of farming; Farm Bookkeeping and Taxes; and Selecting an Enterprise and Marketing Your Product.
The four-part course will be held on Tuesday evenings Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and Oct. 18. Two optional classes will follow on Oct. 25 on Pasture and Hay Quality Management and Nov. 1 on Horticulture Season Extension. The classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m.
The course will be held at the Healthy Community Alliance building, located at 1 School Street, Suite 100, Gowanda, N.Y. 14070. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Lynn Bliven at 585-268-7644 ext. 18.