Workshops and Certifications

Advanced Beekeeping Workshop

Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Located at Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources

Learn about some advanced topics such as:

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Meat Processing and Food Safety Certificate Program

Four Week Series: May 12 - June 12 • 8am - 5pm on class days
Located at SUNY Cobleskill’s Meat & Fisheries Processing USDA Lab
$4,550 • The first 10 fully paid registrants attend.

The Meat Processing Certification is an intensive hands-on, four-part basic training program designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to enter employment in the meat processing industry. The program consists of specialized training in the accuracy of cutting, knife handling, portion control, merchandising and the utilization of all products. Hands-on training includes: animal slaughter, primal fabrication, retail cutting, valued-added products, packaging, safety, sanitation, and HACCP standards.

On campus and off campus housing accomodations available, but not included in price.

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Basic Fiber Certificate: Sorting, Grading, Classing

Basic: Friday, May 31st 8:30am-5pm
Located at Willsey Textile/ Select Powdercoating
$150 fee includes materials and 0.8 Continuing Education Units

Basic Fiber Sorting and Grading is a day-long workshop. The goal for the Basic Course is to have natural fiber producers gain the knowledge to return to their farm and organize their fiber for production. Management, harvesting and sorting are the building blocks for the workshop with hands-on time to gain experience. 

Participants will receive a Basic Fiber Certificate for completing the class.

Advanced Fiber Certificate: Sorting and Grading

Advanced: Saturday, June 1st to Monday, June 3rd 8:30 am-5pm
Located at Willsey Textile/ Select Powdercoating
$475 fee includes materials and 2.4 Continuing Education Units

Advanced Fiber Sorting and Grading is a three-day, hands-on course for 2.4 CEUs. It is geared to those individuals who want more in-depth education and/or are interested in developing a business sorting for other fiber bearing livestock owners or fiber purchasers. This advanced class is for participants who have already completed the Basic Fiber class (whether on May 31 or a previous class date).

Participants will receive an Advanced Fiber Certificate for completing the class.

Register Now for a Fiber Workshop

There is a three step process towards earning the official certification in Fiber Sorting, Grading, Classing. Learn more about the three-part program >>



If you have any questions, please contact Deb Pernat at
518-255-5528 or pernatdg@cobleskill.edu

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:15pm
Closed 12-1pm daily