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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. After a successful inaugural Lifestyle Farming Conference we are proud to host the second Lifestyle Farming Conference, an intense one-day educational event covering more than two dozen topics in farming and homesteading skills on Saturday, November 11, 2017.


During the second Lifestyle Farming Conference, we will be offering a wider breadth of courses that focus on the fall season. In our classrooms and labs, SUNY Cobleskill faculty will teach workshops on fruits for fermentation, wine and cider making, cheeses, food preservation, homestead planning, herbal teas, meat smoking, raw milk, bread making, and more. With two levels — 1.5-hour Introductory Courses and 3-hour Skill Builders — 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 apiary supplies, animal feed, wines and liquors, and orchard necessities.

Classroom Materials and Lunch Included

Location:  SUNY Cobleskill, Center of Agriculture and Natural Resources


1.5 Hour Introductory Courses

Fruits for Fermentation, Introduction to Hops, Milling Grains, Food Preservation 101, Food Dehydration, Grazing & Pasturizing, Goat & Sheep Care, Extended Season Gardening, Seed Saving, Herbal Teas, Introduction to Fibers, Root Cellars, Homestead Planning, Raw Milk, Animal Nutrition, Small Engine Equipment Care, Soap Making, American Ginseng, Forest Medicals


3 Hour Skill Builders

Hard Cider Making, Wine Making, Cheese Making, Bread Baking, Meat Smoking, Poultry Processing, Intro to Charcuterie and Fresh Sausage Making, Canning and Pickling



More information & registration is found on the Lifestyle Farming Conference website >>


Artificial Insemination Training coming January 2018


Program Description

This class is designed to practice the techniques needed to successfully artificially inseminate cattle.  Training on all artificial insemination techniques will be carried out on live animals.


Topics and Dates:

Date:     January, 2018 Date to be announced

Fee:  $265 (includes classroom materials and .7 CEU's




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  • Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)
  • Knapp Hall Room 143
  • Cobleskill, NY 12043
  • 518-255-5528
  • 518-255-5258 Fax

  • Office Hours:
  • Monday-Friday
  • 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Closed 12-1 pm


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