Getting Set up for Success with Cattle
Having a successful cattle business is about much more than just buying a few head and putting them in a field. If you want to turn a profit, you need to think carefully about your goals, marketing strategy, appropriate breeds, and many more details. Over the six weeks of this course you'll get a much clearer idea of what is involved, whether it's the right fit for you, and if it is, what steps you need to take to get started.
All levels - This course is primarily for those just getting started (or thinking of getting started) with a beef enterprise, but those already raising cattle and seeking to improve or expand their operation will find a lot of interest here too.
The bulk of the course happens on your own time, with discussions, readings, and assignments here in Teachable, our virtual classroom. To add to the experience, live webinars will be woven into the online interface for 6 weeks each Fall to allow you to meet on a weekly basis to learn from presenters and ask questions in real time. If you miss one, they are always recorded and posted for later viewing.
Wed Nov 4, 2020, 6:30-8pm Eastern, and each Wed after that until the final webinar on Wed Dec 9. All webinars will be recorded and shared for later viewing.
Brett Chedzoy is a forestry and agriculture educator with Cornell
Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County. He has long been a proponent
and practitioner of silvopasture - the integration of grazing animals
and trees. Brett and his family also own
and operate Angus Glen Farms, LLC in Watkins Glen, NY – a 500-acre
grazing operation raising grass-fed beef.
Mary Kate is a Farm Business Management Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension. She works with dairy and crop farms across South Central NY to improve record keeping systems, analyze farm financial performance, and plan for the future. She is passionate about helping farm families improve management skills in order to reach their business and personal goals. Together, she and her husband operate Sweet Grass Meats, a grass-fed cattle and sheep farm and retail meat business located in Naples, NY.