Students/ Attendees participating in face to face courses, will have to meet both SUNY system-wide guidelines as well as our campus guidelines, including:
- Adhere to our social distancing and face covering policy (when appropriate/required). It is available on our campus webpage for your review.
- Provide proof of a completed vaccination series or apply for and receive an exemption from vaccination. If you are requesting to apply for an exemption, please contact Deb Pernat PernatDG@cobleskill.edu
If a vaccination exemption is granted to a student, they must submit a negative COVID test from the same week that they will be attending our training.
Meat Processing and Food Safety Certificate Program
This certificate program is an intensive, hands-on, four-part basic training program designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to enter employment in the meat processing industry. The program consists of specialized training in the accuracy of cutting, knife handling, portion control, and the utilization of all products. Hands-on training includes: animal harvesting, primal fabrication, retail cutting, valued-added products, safety, sanitation, packaging, and HACCP standards. This course will include Lamb, Goat, Hog, Beef Processing and HACCP Training. 16 CEUs (CEU = Continuing Educational Units) The course runs from 7 AM - 5 PM Monday - Friday.
Limited Space Available!
September 12 - October 7, 2022
Location: SUNY Cobleskill
Beef Processing for Producers
This course is designed for beef producers. This course includes live animal and carcass evaluations. Additional topics will include regulations, maximizing marketing yield, fabricating finished cuts from a whole carcass within a federally inspected processing facility. 2.1 CEUs (CEU = Continuing Educational Units) The course runs from 8 AM - 4 PM Wednesday - Friday.
FULL - Registration is closed
Fiber Sorting, Classing and Grading Certificate Program
The goal of this certificate is to provide professional training which will lead to standardize sorting and grading of natural animal fibers in the United States thereby supporting and enhancing the natural fiber textile industry across the country. Classes are taught throughout the country with instruction provided by certified Master Sorter/Grader/Classer professionals from SGC (Sorting Grading Classing).
Upon successful completion of all parts of the certificate, and approval by SGC, participants will receive a SUNY Cobleskill Fiber Sorting, Grading, & Classing Certificate and will be a certified Master Sorter. Continuing education and a refresher course is required every three years after the initial certification to maintain the professional status. (CEU = Continuing Educational Units)
The certification includes three parts:
One day - Saturday all day zoom lecture
One day - Sunday all day (1/2 day zoom, 1/2 day hands on samples)
One day - Saturday morning zoom review, afternoon test
Note that during the week you will have "homework" to do on your own and it is recommended to do some hands on sorting
You are required to have compelted the Basic Fiber course successfully.
*These courses require internet accessibility for particpation. Out of country additional fees apply for shipping fiber samples
Basic Fiber Classes currently running:
Location: 178740 N 3000 Rd Duncan, OK 73533
Advanced Fiber, Sorting, and Grading Courses currently running:
Stay tuned for more dates!
Basic Beekeeping Workshop: In this six-hour class designed for beginners, learn about the lives of honey bees and the basic requirements and responsibilities of keeping bees. Understand the mechanics of the hive and the tools involved to keep a healthy hive. Instruction will cover the history of bees, bee anatomy, bee biology, hive congruency and natural hive design, apiary site selection, bee health, patterns of nectar and pollen flow, seasonal concerns and methods for recognizing the needs of your bees. Other topics will include installing bee packages, assembling hive wooden ware, cleaning burr comb, harvesting honey, recognizing healthy brood patterns as well as signs of problems, disease and pest identification and control, chemical treatments and watching and preparing for swarm season. (.6 CEUs)
Advanced Beekeeping Workshop: In this six-hour class, you will learn about introducing queens to a colony and splitting colonies to replace loss or increase numbers. Other topics include recognition and prevention of disease and pests and preparing colonies for winter. (.6 CEUs) Next Course to run Spring 2023
Artificial Insemination Training for Cattle
The 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. Face -to-face Course (.9 CEUs) Limited to 10 paticpants.
Next offering Fall 2022.. Stay Tuned!
Sausage Making Workshop
This one-day workshop will dive into the world of basic charcuterie. In both classroom and lab setting, participants will observe the basic breakdown of pork for sausage and have hands on experience to the basic steps of fresh sausage fabrication including: meat selection, grinding, spices, stuffing and sampling. Lab experience will occur following federal regulations in the USDA inspected meat processing facility. Lunch is included. (Limited to 15 attendees)
*Stay tune for future dates..
If you have any questions, please contact Deb Pernat at 518-255-5537 or email@example.com