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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:
At-Home vermicomposting

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

Homemade Yogurt

Farm Brewing Beer

6 Hour Intensives
Hive Healthcare and Apiary Management

Kelly Farm & Garden
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