District Events

District Services & Programs

Mission Statement:

"It is the mission of the Broome County Soil & Water Conservation District to assist citizens and units of local government in making sound decisions concerning the management of soil, water, and related natural resources"

Broome County SWCD Events

The events listed below are either in Broome County or nearby.


So You Want to Start a Farm –
Jan. 25 9am – 12:30pm

At Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County
This workshop is for you if you’ve been thinking about starting a farm but don’t know where to start. Looking for where to find funding or land? Or how about writing a business plan to see if your idea is profitable?
Don’t understand what insurance you’ll need or what tax programs may be applicable? This half day session with workshops, “speed dating” with agri-service providers and extension educators is for you. The cost is $25 and includes two registrations. You can register and pay securely online by clicking this link

Introduction to Beekeeping – Feb. 8 8:30am-12pm
At Chenango Town Hall 1529 State Rt. 12
The class with cover bee biology, beekeeping equipment, and what to expect your first year. Contact Bob Talkiewicz 607-427-2420 or btalk@echoes.net to register. Monitor www.SouthernTierBeekeepers.org for details. $25pp

2014 NY Farm Show, - February 20-22, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY, 8:30 am—4:00 pm

Grazing Management—$ March 1, 9am—1pm @ Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome Co.—brush up on your grazing mgmt. techniques & obtain the optimum performance from your animals.  For more info/register contact Carol at CCE @ 607-584-9966 or clf62@cornell.edu

NOFA-NY Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference - March 7, Holiday Inn, Auburn, NY For more info www.nofany.org/dairyconference

Farm Days @ the Mall— March 7 & 8 Oakdale Mall 

Poultry 101, Poultry in your Backyard—$ March 24 6-7pm @ Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County—learn fundamentals of growing poultry in you backyard. For more info/register contact Carol at CCE 607-584-9966 or clf62@cornell.edu

District Tree Order Deadline - April 3 (orders will be accepted after this date if species is available)

District Tree Order Pick-Up - April 18; 8:30 am-
4 pm @ the SWCD Shop Facility; Binghamton, NY 

Southern Tier Regional Envirothon -  April 24

Broome County Farm Trail—May 3 & 4—CCE Broome County presents “Open Farm Weekend”. For more info go to www.ccebroomecounty.com—watch for details.

Grasstravaganza 2014: Pasture Soil Health Creates Wealth—July 18-19 at Morrisville State College, more info will be coming on registration and tour descriptions  (www.glci.org)

Empire Farm Days – Seneca Falls, NY - August 5-7



To contact us:
Phone: 607-724-9268
Fax: 607-723-1015
1163 Upper Front Street
Binghamton , NY 13905