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Register NOW! Attend 2015 BFLN Meeting for Beginning Farmer Service Providers on Oct 26-27th 2015 near Albany, NY

The Cornell Small Farms Program and the NE Beginning Farmers Project are hosting a 2-day Beginning Farmer Learning Network (BFLN) meeting this fall.

This train-the-trainer event will be at the Century House in Latham, NY from October 26-27, 2015. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen you skills in supporting beginning farmers and veterans interested in agriculture. Network with a service provider community that reaches across the state and region!

October 26th (9am – 5 pm). Focused on supporting veterans in New York State that are starting farms or seeking careers in agriculture. This day will feature presentations on Farmer-veteran success stories, Pathways for veterans interested in agriculture, Mapping the veteran transition process, and Regional strategic planning.

Evening of October 26th (5:30 – 8pm). Dinner and networking discussion on serving veterans in agriculture across the NE. This event is open to all participants and we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to connect and socialize.

October 27th (9am – 5pm). A traditional BFLN meeting event, focused on the needs of beginning farmer service providers in the entire Northeast region. Presentations from your peers on Land for the long-term, Hands-on tools for financial planning, and BF trainer best practices. 

You may choose to only attend one day or the other but we highly encourage NYS service providers to attend both. A block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate at the Century House hotel for the night of October 26th.


  1. Workshops and lunch during both days of the training AND dinner for those attending the evening program on Oct 26th.
  2. Provide a high level learning experience and connection to a resource network to help you improve your veteran and beginning farmer support.


  1. Cover your travel costs to and from the training.
  2. Attend and participate actively during the training, including sharing helpful resources, and/or connections that you are familiar with.


We have space for 60 participants. Registration is open until filled or Wed. Oct 7th, whichever comes first.

If you are interested in learning more about the BFLN and our past trainings, visit the NE Beginning Farmers Project Trainers Toolbox. Any questions should be directed to Matt Weiss or Ryan Maher, Cornell Small Farms Program, at or or by calling 607-255-9911.

Funding is provided by the Cornell Smalls Farms Program and USDA-BFRDP (Award number: 2015-70017-22882).

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