Increasing production on the farm can often require investments in equipment to improve labor efficiency, productivity and profitability. Are you a farmer who is interested in scaling up farm production through investment in your first tractor or upgrading to a bigger piece of equipment? Are you a beginning or experienced farmer who wants to understand tractors better and to use them and care for them more safely and efficiently? The Cornell Small Farms Program will be hosting several upcoming workshops on the basics of tractor operation, safety and routine maintenance.
This two-day, intensive workshop will be led by Shane LaBrake, who provides an unusual and holistic approach to tractor operation, safety and routine maintenance. The class is designed to de-mystify tractors and equipment, empower and inspire, and inform “scale-appropriate” equipment choices and purchase decisions.
Sunday, April 23rd and Monday, April 24th at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County in Belmont, NY. Click here to register. This class is full. Contact Laura Hunsberger at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waiting list.
Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28 at Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County in Canton, NY. Click here to register.
Classes run 9 am – 5 pm each day. Lunch and snacks are included. Cost is $75.00 total for both days. Scholarships are available for military veterans upon completion of the training (reimbursement for registration and partial travel expenses). For more information about scholarships, please contact Dean Koyanagi at email@example.com. Participation in each workshop is limited to 12.