Cornell Small Farms Program is hosting a three-part webinar series called Small Farms: New Markets.  The webinars feature a dairy, livestock and mushroom farmer that have all transitioned successfully to one or more new wholesale markets.  Farmers will reflect on their decision making process, benefits and challenges, costs, and infrastructure needed to get their products to bigger markets. Each webinar also features one of the farmer’s ‘wholesale’ buyers who will describe how they establish productive relationships with smaller farms, and outline their business models and buying requirements.

All of the webinars are free and open to the public. Registration is required. This webinar series is part of a larger training titled Sparking a Wholesale Revolution: Connecting Small and Mid-sized Farmers to Larger Markets sponsored by NE SARE (Northeast Sustainable Ag Research and Education) and the Cornell Small Farms Program.

The webinar dates are:

Monday, April 6th: Turning Milk to Gold (Butter)
Noon – 1:00pm with Shannon Mason of Cowbella and Sonia Janiszewski & Richard Giles of Lucky Dog Food Hub

Monday, April 13th: Upstate Livestock Farm Reaches NYC Restaurants
Noon – 1:00pm with Stephen Winkler of Lucky 7 Livestock Company and Seth Mosner of Mosner Family Brands

Week of April 20th.  Noon – 1:00pm with Alan Kaufman of Shibumi Farm and Jennifer Goggin of FarmersWeb