Emerging Opportunities for Agriculture

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Join CCE Broome County for a discussion on:

Emerging Opportunities for Agriculture
Tuesday March 13th, 9am-3pm

Keynote Speaker: Rob Salamida, owner/founder of The Rob Salamida Co, Inc.

Rob will talk about his experience in starting his marinade business, working through NYS & local regulations and lessons he has learned along the way.

AM sessions: Choose One

Farm to Institution/Restaurant

Learn about the NY Thursdays program at Broome-Tioga BOCES. Learn the nuts & bolts of selling to schools and restaurants, what’s required and talk with buyers and chefs.

What is my job? Hiring, training and evaluating farm employees effectively

This workshop will help you develop effective tools for training and evaluating new employees or employees moving into new positions.

PM sessions: Choose One

Starting a Successful Value-Added Food Business

Learn how you can extend your season and increase your income potential. Hear from a panel of local and state agencies, Nelson Farms (a co-packer) and a local blueberry farmer. We’ll also hear from TASTE NY, the Broome County Regional Farmers Market and the Broome County Commercial Kitchen.

Keeping Good Staff When Money is Tight

This workshop will cover research on rewards and incentives in the workplace to learn tools to attract and retain farm staff and reduce staff turn-over.  


$25/individual; $40/farm (2 registrations)

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Brian Aukema
Agriculture Team Lead
(607) 584-9967


840 Upper Front St
Binghamton, NY 13905