Free Online Class for Beginning Farmers in WNY

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Attention Beginning and Aspiring Farmers in Western NY: Join a FREE class on Tuesday, July 14 designed for those who want to start or expand their agricultural business.The hour and a half long program includes 5 key tips to see success and avoid costly mistakes. Get introduced to over 20 local and national organizations and resources that support beginning farms.This virtual course will be taught using Zoom video conferencing and requires internet access.

This free introductory class is brought to you by the CCE-Niagara Beginning Farmer Training Program. You must register here to gain access:

Farming 101: Getting Started in Western NY

What do you need to know before you grow?

When: 6:00-7:30pm, Tuesday July 14th

Where: Online | Register here:

Cost: Free

About the Instructor: Rich Woodbridge runs the Beginning Farmer Training Program at CCE Niagara, a full-season course on growing a profitable market farming business.He is also the owner and operator of McCollum Orchards & Gardens, a diversified fruit and vegetable farm in the city of Lockport, NY. The farm has been in his family for over 190 years.Rich and his wife run a 150-member Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and sell produce to restaurants and at local farmers markets.



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Rich Woodbridge
Agriculture Business Management Educator
716-433-8839 Ext. 240

Last updated July 8, 2020