Classes & Workshops


Access to Capital for New & Beginning Farmers and Food Businesses Nov 8 2016


Farm businesses need access to capital whether it’s a new business start-up, a business expansion, purchasing land or new equipment, or building inventories to support a market expansion. All Beginning Farmers and Food Businesses are invited.

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Cider & Perry Production – A Foundation (November 14-18, 2016) Nov 14 2016 8:00am
Nov 18 2016 5:00pm

Peter Mitchell (Cider & Perry Academy, UK), one of the world’s leading authorities in cider production, will instruct to provide:
•A broad appreciation of the main styles of cider & perry, along with an understanding of the Cider Industry - including its historical development, its current position in the alcoholic drinks market and its future development
•Knowledge & understanding of the main principles & processes of cider and perry production
•Training in the practical skills necessary for the production of quality cider & perry
Additional class instruction by consultant Larry Pitts, HACCP expert.

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FSMA PCQI Training Nov 29 2016 8:00am
Dec 1 2016 5:00pm

This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual(PCQI).”

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Cornell University's Cider & Perry Production Jan 9 2017 8:00am
Jan 13 2017 5:00pm

Cornell University (Geneva, NY) will host a Cider & Perry Production course in January, 2017. Would you like to gain a thorough understanding of cider & perry and acquire the skills & knowledge necessary to make quality products?Then, this is THE class to attend!!

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USDA Value Added Producer Grant Boot Camp Jan 10 2017

NABC is partnering with the USDA Rural Development Department to present a day-long workshop to support local agricultural producers with their development of USDA Value Added Producer Grant applications. This important USDA program has benefited many producers throughout the Puget Sound region with this past year’s grant amounts ranging from less than $50,000 up to $250,000.

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Cider & Perry Orcharding February 16, 2017 Feb 16 2017

Back by popular demand, NABC offers a workshop tailor-made for the orchardist wanting to grow cider and perry fruit in marine climates. Featuring Gary Moulton, local Pomologist and Orchardist.

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