Join us for this two-part workshop:
• Tuesday, November 19th, 8:30am to 12pm
• Tuesday, December 3rd, 8:30am to 12pm
at Bushel, 106 Main Street, Delhi, NY

This two-part workshop will take place on Tuesday, November 19 and Tuesday, December 3 from 8:30 to noon at the Bushel Collective in Delhi.

Jeffrey Potent, Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, and leaders in the Catskills local-food movement will introduce sustainable business practices and guide participants to assess current adoption and integrate sustainability into business plans and day-to-day operations.

Participants will learn how to reduce environmental impacts, improve material and energy efficiency, and incorporate sustainable product attributes into company image and marketing.

Presented by Transition Catskills, funded by an education grant from the Catskill Watershed Corporation, and co-sponsored by Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE). The training is free and open to Catskill farmers, value-added processors, aggregators, restauranteurs and retailers who see value in operating sustainably and would benefit from additional information, perspectives and networking.

During the two-part workshop, participants will hear from:

  • Jim Manning, Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE) — Taking stock: Inventory your resources
  • Tanya Moyer, Mulligan Creek Acres — Business management 101 for sustainable businesses: Good business practice and beyond the business norm
  • Sandy Gordon, former Albany County livestock farm owner/operator — Business management literally from the ground up
  • Jeff Potent – What sustainable local food systems bring to customers, Catskill communities, and the NY metro region
  • Lauren Melodia, CADE – Distribution and marketing
  • Richard Giles, Lucky Dog Farm – Choosing and walking your own path

Space is limited and advance registration is required:  REGISTER HERE or contact Kristina to register or for more information at:

Jeffrey Potent is Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He teaches corporate sustainability and sustainable agriculture and consults and speaks publicly on these topics.