Mid-Hudson CRAFT

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 – 2015 Schedule

All visits run from 6 to 8pm, unless otherwise noted.

  • June 4: Soil Science – Locust on Hudson
  • June 18: Local Economies Project Farm Hub – Tour and Programs Intro
  • July 2: 4th of July Mixer – Glynwood (4-8pm)
  • July 6: Western Mass CRAFT – Sisters Hill Farm (2-5pm)
  • July 16: Planning Your Garden for Farm Based Education and How To Lead a Farm-Based Learning Activity – Phillies Bridge Farm Project (5-8pm w/ potluck)
  • July 30: Irrigation Systems – Poughkeepsie Farm Project
  • August 13: Starting a CSA – Hearty Roots Community Farm
  • August 27: No-Till Vegetable Farming – Four Winds Farm
  • September 10: Multi-Species Pastured Livestock – Stone Barns (6–8pm)
  • September 24: High Tunnel Production/Hop Production – Obercreek Farm (5-7pm)
  • October 8: Starting a Raw Milk Dairy – Old Ford Farm (5-7pm)
  • October 22: Planning For and Growing a Winter CSA – Sparrowbush Farm (5-7pm)
  • October 29: Next Steps for New Farmers Panel and Group Discussion – Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator