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Did you miss our latest webinar training for BF service providers? View the recording and slides here!

Cultural Competency 101: Working across cultural differences
October 15th, 2014
Presented by Eduardo Gonzalez Jr.
Cornell University Cooperative Extension – NYC

Cultural competence is a set of behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together to enable a system, agency or profession to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. How can you best work across cultural differences with those that you serve? In this webinar, you will be introduced to key terms and definitions of cultural competency; review the multiple dimension of diversity – including your own; and learn key steps for becoming more culturally competent in order to effectively work across differences. [View recording] [View Slides]

Professional Development Training for NE Beginning Farmer Service Providers offered Oct 27-29, 2014 in Albany, NY

The Cornell Small Farms Program and the NE Beginning Farmers Project hosted a 3-day Northeast Beginning Farmer Learning Network (BFLN) Conference this fall.

This year’s conference, Re-strategizing with advanced BF’s: Supporting scale-up and farm investment decision making, was held at the Century House in Albany, NY from October 27-29th, 2014. This train-the-trainer conference brought together over 50 service providers from extension programs, non-profit organizations, and government agencies across the NE to help improve service provider teaching skills and foster a growing BF service provider network.

We offered intensive workshops on Credit Readiness, Farm Financial Analysis, Labor and Equipment Decision-Making, Marketing through Wholesale Channels, and Whole Farm Decision-Making. Attendees also participated in Reaching Out to Underserved BF Audiences, a cultural competency training that focused on strategies for extending the reach of BF services and programs. A summary of workshop topics and speakers can be viewed here.

This training was supported through a NE SARE PDP. Conference materials and presentations will be available here shortly. Any questions should be directed to Ryan Maher, Cornell Small Farms Program, at .