Time for 2008 Country Wisdom


An information session on Schoharie County’s agri-tourism initiative, the School of Country Wisdom, is scheduled from 1-4pm on Tuesday, March 4, at the offices of the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 173 South Grand Street, Cobleskill.
The free session is open to all those interested in conducting courses or being involved with Schoharie County’s school without walls.
“Many individuals are interested in incorporating an agri-tourism venture, like a School of Country Wisdom class, to their business but don’t know how to get started,” said J.J. Schell, Agriculture program leader with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schoharie County. “This program, we believe, will answer their questions.”
Among the featured speakers is Donna M. Lavigne of the Donna M. Lavigne Insurance Agency in Cobleskill.
Ms. Lavigne will discuss risk-management strategies, with a focus on agriculture liability and how it factors into agri-tourism ventures.
“The School of Country Wisdom has openings for any person willing to teach a class on the skills they have developed in their chosen field including how they produce their products,” said Lee Pratt, Schoharie County’s Agricultural Marketing specialist.
Course offerings are as diverse as the talents of its instructors. The School of Country Wisdom has offered courses on a wide range of topics – from making soap to growing tomatoes and hiking with llamas.
For more information, or to register for the information session, contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schoharie County at 234-4303.