Getting a farm started
Eleanor Blakeslee-Drain and Patrick Hennebery will give a presentation titled, “From the Ground Up: Beginning Farmers in the Catskills” Tuesday night at Hartwick College’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus .
Blakeslee-Drain and Hennebery operate Berry Brook Farm in Walton, and they will discuss their experiences as interns, apprentices and new farm owners and operators. Blakeslee-Drain will also share information on programs and resources available for local beginning farmers, including Catskills CRAFT and Catskills FarmLink.
The 7 p.m. talk, which is part of the Conversations at the Lake sustainability discussion series, will be held in the Strawbale House at Hartwick’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus, 1894 Charlotte Creek Road in Oneonta. This event is free, and open to the public.
The Otsego County Chamber’s Networking Luncheon will be held Feb. 27, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Foothills Performing Arts Center’s atrium. The cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Lunch will be catered by Sunrise Specialty Catering. … David Mirabito, a Syracuse-based senior financial executive at MetLife Financial Group of Upstate New York, has been named as a third co-host for “Financial Fitness,” the longest-running weekly show on WCNY-TV. … Commerce Chenango, along with Matthews Auto Group, will hold a Chamber Business After Hours event at 175 East Main St. in Norwich on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.
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