In order to supplement the education our farming apprentices receive in our fields and in the classroom, we participate in the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT), which is a cooperative model for sharing complementary farm training in collaboration with participating farms.
The Mid-Hudson CRAFT program is based on the Western Massachusetts/Eastern New York CRAFT program that was initiated in 1994. Participants visit host farms for a tour, talk or demonstration on a specific topic. These visits to other farms offer farmers-in-training exposure to a number of diverse farm enterprises, as well as opportunities to develop practical skills and network with other farmers and apprentices.
The schedule for the Mid-Hudson CRAFT group, with visits ranging from Ulster to Putnam Counties, is available below. If you would like to join Mid-Hudson CRAFT, please contact Dave Llewellyn, Glynwood’s Director of Farmer Training.
Mid-Hudson CRAFT – 2016 Schedule
June 9 | Locust on Hudson (135 Old Post Road, Staatsburg) | Soil Science | 6-8pm
June 23 | From the Ground Brewery (245 Guski Road, Red Hook) | Farm Brewery – Grain Production, Malting, Brewing | 6-8pm
July TBD | Great Song Farm & Anarchy Apiaries (475 Milan Hill Road, Red Hook) | Annual Bee Day | 12-4pm | Potluck!
July 7 | White Barn Sheep and Wool (815 Albany Post Road, New Paltz) | Farm to Yarn – Knit Local | 6-8pm
July 11 | Sister’s Hill Farm (127 Sister Hill Road, Stanfordville) | Systems, Mechanical Cultivation and Infrastructure | 2-5pm
July 21 | Hudson Valley Farm Hub (1875 Hurley Mountain Road, Hurley) | Farm Walk & ProFarmer Program Overview | 5:30-8pm | Potluck!
August 4 | 4 Winds Farm (158 Marabac Road, Gardiner) | No-till Vegetable Farming | 6-8pm
August 13 | Chaseholm Farm (115 Chase Road, Pine Plains) | Rotational Grazing and Burger Night | 5-8pm | Food available for purchase
August 18 | Hudson Valley Seed Library (484 Mettacahonts Rd, Accord) | From Trials to Seed Production | 6-8pm
September 6 | Glynwood (362 Glynwood Road, Cold Spring) | Farm Skills Workshop: Small Ruminant Fecal Sampling w/ Jason Detzel, Cornell Cooperative Extension-Ulster County | 2:30-4:30pm | Pre-registration required
September 8 | Rock Steady Farm & Flowers and The Wildseed Project (41 Kaye Road, Millerton) | Food Justice, Start-Up Cooperative Businesses, Innovative Community Partnerships | 6-8pm
September 14 | Glynwood (362 Glynwood Road, Cold Spring) | Farm Skills Workshop: Pest and Disease w/ Erik Schellenberg, Cornell Cooperative Extension-Ulster Count | 2:30-4:30pm | Pre-registration required
September 22 | Glynwood Farm Business Incubator (60 Gatehouse Road, New Paltz) | Next Steps for New Farmers Panel and Group Discussion | 5-8pm | Dinner provided
September 28 | Glynwood (362 Glynwood Road, Cold Spring) | Farm Skills Workshop: Cover Cropping w/ Leon Vehaba, Poughkeepsie Farm Project | 2:30-4:30pm | Pre-registration required
October 4 | Glynwood (362 Glynwood Road, Cold Spring) | Farm Skills Workshop: Developing and Managing a Diverse Farm w/ Becky and Joe Fullam, Old Ford Farm | 2:30-4:30pm | Pre-registration required
October 12 | Glynwood (362 Glynwood Road, Cold Spring) | Farm Skills Workshop: Whole Farm Planning w/ Anne Eschenroeder, Big Little Farm | 2:30-4:30pm | Pre-registration required
October 26 | Glynwood (362 Glynwood Road, Cold Spring) | Farm Skills Workshop: Budgets & Business Planning w/ Anne Eschenroeder, Big Little Farm | 2:30-4:30pm | Pre-registration required