Farm Systems Intensive

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Full Intensive - $400
Monday, February 25 - Friday, March 8

The Farm Systems Intensive explores the ecological practices that will help beginning farmers learn and establish regenerative practices. The curriculum includes a one-week crops intensive and a one-week livestock intensive. Attendees are welcome to register for the full, two-week curriculum or a one-week intensive. Workshops will be taught by Stone Barns Center farmers and special guests. 

Workshop hours are from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. Lunch is not included.

Crops Intensive - $250

Mon Feb 25: Agroecological Land Stewardship: Environment and Conservation Ethics in Farming
Jack Algiere, Farm Director Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Tue Feb 26: Soil Science and Testing
Will Brinton, Woods End Laboratories

Wed Feb 27: Crop Planning
Daniel Brisebois co-author of Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers

Thu Feb 28: Compost Systems and Soil Amendments
Shane Hardy, Senior Land Manager at Stone Barns Center
Jason Grauer, Senior Crops Manager at Stone Barns Center

Fri Mar 1: Crop Rotation and Cover Cropping
Sarah Isbell, Penn State
Jack Algiere, Farm Director at Stone Barns Center

Livestock Intensive - $250

Mon Mar 4: Grazing Plans and Holistic Management
Mike Peterson and Leah Puro, Livestock Managers at Stone Barns Center

Tue Mar 5: Building a Cattle Herd
Ridge Shinn, Big Picture Beef

Wed Mar 6: Flock Health 101
Isabel Richards, Gibralter Farm

Thu Mar 7: Raising Poultry
Mike Badger, Director for American Pastured Poultry and owner/operator at Millside Farm

Fri Mar 8: On Farm Slaughter and Butchery Processing
Jared Tomlin, Livestock Assistant at Stone Barns Center
Trevor Swope, Culinary Director at Blue Hill

To view individual workshop details, please visit our website.

For questions, please contact Shannon Algiere at

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Stone Barns Center 630 Bedford Road
Pocantico Hills, NY 10591