‘Producing Farm Beverages’ Workshop Scheduled March 24

MEXICO, NY – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County will host a workshop called “Producing Farm Beverages.”

The workshop will take place on March 24th from 1-4 p.m. at the Oswego County Federal Credit Union, located at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) in Mexico.

The featured presenters are Steve Miller, Cornell Cooperative Extension Hops Specialist, and Chris Gerling, Manager of the Vinification and Brewing Laboratory at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station.

Attendees will learn how to grow hops, as well as the rules, regulations and techniques for making beer, wine and hard cider. Recent New York State laws have made it easier to produce and sell these items for New York farmers.

The price of the workshop is $15.

Refreshments will be served.

Pre-registration is required by March 20.

To register please call 315-963-7286, e-mail [email protected] or send payment to CCE of Oswego County, 3288 Main St., Mexico, NY 13114.

Oswego County is a rural county, with a prosperous agricultural community.

The diversity of land allows for the growth of a variety of agricultural products including onions, apples, meat, cheese, wine, maple syrup, honey, berries, plums, peaches, and a wide variety of vegetables.

Within the county there are at least seven local farmers markets, with one open almost every day of the week. The agricultural community in this county generates $47.6 million in annual revenue from 657 farms.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County interprets, disseminates and delivers research-based information and knowledge on issues relevant to Oswego County youth, individuals, families, farms, small business and communities.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

The office is located at 3288 Main St., Mexico.

For more information about programming contact, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County at 315-963-7286 or thatscooperativeextension.org