Introducing the Lifestyle Farming Conference
At SUNY Cobleskill, we believe in hands-on learning and using our resources to empower our neighbors. That is why we are proud to launch the inaugural Lifestyle Farming Conference, an intense one-day educational event covering more than a dozen topics in farming and homesteading skills on Saturday, April 8, 2017.
In our classrooms and labs, SUNY Cobleskill faculty will teach organic gardening, home brewing, composting, mushroom growing, yogurt making, apiary management, and more. With three levels — 1.5-hour Introductory Courses, 3-hour Skill Builders, and a 6-hour Intensive — everyone from novice to experienced homesteaders will find a course to suit their interests and skill levels.
The conference will be accompanied by a specialized vendor fair featuring goods and supplies that complement the workshops, such as brewing equipment, apiary supplies, animal feed, and orchard necessities.
What We're Offering
1.5 Hour Introductory Courses
Square Foot Gardening:
Maximizing your production in minimum space
Feed the Worms:
Cold Climate Home Composting
Art of Teas:
Basics of tea, herbals, blending, drying, & kombucha
Farm & Homestead Structures
Small Grains for Brewing
Home Brewing 101
The Family Herd:
Principles for managing livestock or dairy
3 Hour Skill Builders
The Backyard Poultry Flock
Farm Fresh Sausage Making
Fruit & Berry Orcharding 101
Growing Your Own Forest Mushrooms
Wild Edibles and Medicinal
Homemade Ice Cream
Farm Brewing Beer
6 Hour Intensives
Hive Healthcare and Apiary Management
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